The Iranian File


Both sides have disputed major differences during talks, leading to missing two deadlines in 2014. (AFP/File)
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Officials from Iran are due to meet with members of the P5+1 group in Istanbul Thursday in a bid to secure a longterm deal over Tehran's nuclear program.

January 24, 2015

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javed Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry met Friday in an effort to finalize a nuclear deal by the March 1 deadline. (AFP/File)
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US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran Foreign Minister Mohammed Javed Zarif held nuclear talks during the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday. The meeting was their fifth in the latest round of talks between Iran and the P5+1.

January 22, 2015

Rahimi served as vice-president under former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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Former Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi was convicted of unspecified crimes in connection with a money laundering and embezzlement scheme.

Iranian protesters pour kerosene on an Israeli flag during the funeral procession of Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, who was killed in an Israeli air strike on the weekend on Syria. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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Iran redraws borders in the Middle east following an Israeli helicopter attack on Golan Heights, which Tehran claimed was an effort to disrupt US-Iran negotiations.

January 21, 2015

US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech, January 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
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US President Barack Obama said he would veto any plans to place additional sanctions on Iran during his State of the Union speech Wednesday.

January 20, 2015

Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria. (AFP/Jack Guez)
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The collaborative "resistant society" aimed to prevent Israel from normalizing relations with locals, following Israeli airstrikes earlier this week which killed numerous Hezbollah members and Iranians.

Iranian General Mohammad Ali Allah-Dadi was inspecting Quneitra, a region near the Golan Heights, when he was killed in the airstrike. (AFP/File)
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Iran confirmed that General Mohammad Ali Allah-Dadi was killed in the airstrike on Syria's sector of the Golan Heights on Sunday.

January 19, 2015

Alberto Nisman's body was found in the bathroom of his locked apartment next to a .22 caliber handgun. Authorities are conducting an investigation to determine further information. (AFP/File)
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Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment. He was scheduled to speak to a congressional panel regarding his claim that Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez covered-up Iran's role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina.

January 17, 2015

Obama said instilling sanctions now would only harm a fresh round of nuclear talks with Iran, which are set to resume January 18 in Geneva.
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During a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in Washington Friday, US President Barack Obama said he will not allow a Republican-dominated US Congress to instate new sanctions on Iran until nuclear talks have played out.

January 15, 2015

While the Western world believes Tehran may be building a nuclear weapons capacity, the Iranian government denies the claims, saying the program is instead aimed at producing atomic energy. (AFP/File)
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US Secretary of State John Kerry attended a meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Jawad Zarif to discuss Tehran's nuclear program Wednesday, ahead of planned Geneva talks Thursday.

January 12, 2015

A third deadline of July 1, 2015, was implemented on Iran's nuclear program after previous talks failed. (AFP/File)
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US Secretary of State John Kerry said he aimed to speed up a fresh round of nuclear negotiations with Iran Monday.

January 7, 2015

When November discussions proved inconclusive, the group extended the deadline to July 1, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Iran and P5+1 will begin a new round of negotiations in Geneva on January 18.

December 28, 2014

Iran is providing military advice to Iraqi troops and allied Shiite militias in the battle against Daesh. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT

An Iranian military general was killed in the Iraqi city of Samarra on Sunday while advising Iraqi troops in their fight against Daesh.

December 19, 2014

The seven-day war game, codenamed "Mohammad Rasolallah," will involve the Army, Navy, Air Force, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and the Basij (Volunteer) Force, Army Brig. Gen. Abdolrahim Mousavi told reporters. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Iran will conduct a large-scale military exercise in the south of the country beginning Dec. 25, a senior Iranian military commander announced Thursday.

December 12, 2014

Despite making progress, Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany failed to clinch a final nuclear deal by a November 24 deadline during their talks in Vienna. (AFP/File)
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The European Union has confirmed that the new round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 powers will resume on December 17 in Geneva.