The Iranian File

May 7, 2014

Iran and the P5+1 have been working since late 2013 to reach a nuclear deal. (AFP/File)
13:46 GMT

Iranian diplomats suggested that Israel is attempting to torpedo the nuclear deal between the P5 +1 group of world powers and Iran, The Guardian newspaper reported.

May 6, 2014

The IAEA inspectors are expected to visit the Saghand uranium mine and the Ardakan concentration plant in Yazd on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT

Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have agreed on how the Agency will carry out inspections of the Arak heavy water plant in central Iran.

May 5, 2014

Mohammad Javad Zarif meets with Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, in Tehran, during a previous round of nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
12:59 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 group are set to resume expert-level talks on Tehran’s nuclear energy program in New York, an Iranian official says.

The deal, which was clinched last November and took effect in January, paves the way for the full resolution of the dispute over Iran's nuclear energy program. (AFP/File)
09:11 GMT

A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is in Tehran to discuss with Iranian officials a safeguards approach for the country’s Arak heavy water plant in line with an agreement reached between Tehran and the IAEA.

May 4, 2014

Iran said that southern Lebanon is now its first line of defence. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

A senior Iranian military official described south Lebanon as Iran’s first line of defense, an Iranian News Agency reported over the weekend.

May 3, 2014

The international community has criticized Iran in the past for its crackdown on the internet and other popular social media outlets. (Photo courtesy: news.softpedia.com)
10:29 GMT

Iran already banned other popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter in the past.

April 30, 2014

The U.S. restrictions come into play after a deal between Iran and five members of the UN Security Council to relieve sanctions in November 2013 (File/AFP)
16:35 GMT

The U.S. has stepped up unilateral sanctions against Iran by banning companies from China and the UAE from having any connection with Tehran.

April 26, 2014

The men were sentenced to death for assassinating the former prosecutor of Zabol (File/AFP)
15:28 GMT

Three men were sentenced to death by hanging for their part in killing a senior Iranian prosecutor.

April 20, 2014

Last week, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran is complying with the terms of its nuclear agreement with six world powers. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Iran has finished diluting half of its stockpile of 20-percent enriched uranium to five-percent purity and is to convert the rest to uranium oxide, an Iran nuclear official says.

The American plane landed in Iran amid ongoing negotiations between Tehran and the West over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.  (photo courtesy: efabula.com)
04:00 GMT

It is unclear whether the plane, owned by the Bank of Utah, received clearance from the United States to land in Iran.

April 19, 2014

Negotiations continue between Iran and the West over Tehran's nuclear status. The United States recently released almost $500 million to Iran as part of the interim deal. (photo courtesy: azernews.az)
16:42 GMT

Western officials fear that the Arak reactor could be used to provide Tehran with nuclear bomb making capabilities.

April 17, 2014

In return for Iran's cooperation under the UN Geneva deal, six world powers granted the Islamic state some sanction relief (Joe Klamar/AFP)
19:37 GMT

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said Iran diluted half of its uranium, complying with an interim agreement between Tehran and six world powers including the U.S., France, U.K. and Germany.

Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif represents Iran during the nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
06:54 GMT

Iran and six world powers will meet in New York City in May to resume talks about Iran's disputed nuclear program.

April 16, 2014

The U.S. has refused to issue Iran's new UN envoy a visa to the U.S. due to Aboutalebi's role in the 1979 Iranian revolution (AFP)
07:17 GMT

The U.S. has refused to issue a visa to Iran's newly appointed ambassador to the United Nations, Hamid Aboutalebi.

April 15, 2014

Yuval Steinitz is a member of Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party. (AFP/File)
07:42 GMT

Israeli intelligence minister Yuval Steinitz recently criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for his comments on Iran's nuclear program.