The Iranian File

April 8, 2014

Iran's appointment of Hamid Abutalebi comes amid nuclear talks between Tehran and the West. (photo courtesy: elojodigital.com)
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Tehran's appointment, Hamid Abutalebi, is accused of taking part in the occupation of the US embassy in November 1979.

Zarif said his talks with the P5+1 were "useful" but said that no final deal is yet being drafted. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and the P5+1 group have not drafted the text of a final agreement over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program yet.

April 7, 2014

Iran's FM Javad Zarif will meet with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Monday evening (File Archive/AFP)
10:52 GMT

Iran's nuclear negotiation team, led by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, will meet with the EU's foreign policy chief Monday evening in preparation of Tuesday's high-level nuclear negotiations.

April 6, 2014

Menendez accused Iran of "plotting in the back room" over the nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
19:03 GMT

At a conference in New York City on Sunday, several prominent members of America's Israeli lobby accused Iran of "plotting in the back room" and seeking to ruin a nuclear deal with world powers.

The next round of nuclear talks will begin on Tuesday and will be attended by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton. (AFP/File)
10:59 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 will soon begin drafting a final nuclear agreement.

April 4, 2014

The P5 + 1 and Iran aim to reach an agreement about Iran's nuclear program. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Iran and the P5 + 1 are meeting to discuss Iran's disputed nuclear program.

April 3, 2014

The Iranian government says the tests done at Arak are for cancer research. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

U.S. analysts say changes to Iran's Arak reactor could prevent it from producing nuclear weapons and still allow it to be useful for research.

March 23, 2014

A group of U.S. senators want Obama to be stricter and tougher with Iran during the ongoing nuclear negotiations. (AFP/File)
10:38 GMT

A group of U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to take a firm stance on Iran amid ongoing nuclear negotiations.

March 21, 2014

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad frequently denied that the Holocaust had occurred. During the end of his presidency, Ahmadinejad publicized that Holocaust denial was a major achievement during his time in office. (AFP/File)
11:53 GMT

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments threaten to inflame tensions between Western powers and Iran as talks over Tehran's nuclear program continue.

March 20, 2014

Israel continues to threaten Iran despite Iranian attempts at improving relations with the Western world. (AFP/File)
07:14 GMT

The Israeli army continues to prepare for possible military action against Iran, with Tel Aviv allocating billions in their budget in preparation for a strike.

March 19, 2014

Iran will meet with the so-called P5+1 world powers in early April in the next round of talks over Tehran's nuclear program (Dieter Nagl/AFP)
14:13 GMT

Iran will meet with world powers in early April after concluding the latest round of meetings in Vienna Wednesday.

The latest round of nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers resumed Tuesday this week in Vienna (Dieter Nagl/AFP)
08:00 GMT

Iran officials told reporters this week that Tehran is trying to first reach common ground with the so-called P5+1 group of wolrd powers during the latest round of nuclear talks rather than sealing the deal prematurely.

March 18, 2014

President Rouhani has stressed that he wants progressive reforms for Iran but some argue that his policies do not go far enough. (AFP/File)
14:27 GMT

Mohsen Naziri Asl, Iran's Ambassador to the UNHRC, rejected a U.N. report on human rights in Iran Tuesday.

Moshe Yaalon is known for his hawkish statements. (AFP/File)
10:40 GMT

In recent comments, Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon hints that Israel could take action against Iran with or without U.S. approval.

Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, a top Iranian nuclear negotiator, recently met with Helga Schmid, a deputy to Catherine Ashton, to form the agenda for upcoming talks. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT

A new round of nuclear talks begins today in Vienna. The P5+1 and Iran will meet at U.N. headquarters in Vienna.