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  • 07/07/2014 | Argentina

    Israeli ambassador calls for 'thorough' investigation of Iranian link in AMIA, Embassy bombings

    Israeli ambassador to Argentina, Dorit Shavit, called for a “thorough” investigation of the Iranian link in the AMIA Jewish community building and Israel Embassy bombings in the 90s.

  • 15/05/2014 | Argentina

    Federal Court declares Argentina-Iran memo unconstitutional

    Judges in the First Court of the Federal Chamber upheld today the injunction filed by local Jewish community organizations, and ruled that the memorandum of understanding signed between Argentina and Iran on January 2013 went against the Argentine constitution.

  • 16/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't confirms will appeal court ruling on Iran deal

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today ratified the government will appeal a court ruling which declared the Memorandum signed between the Argentine and Iranian governments on the AMIA attack probe unconstitutional.

  • 30/05/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina appeals ruling which declared Iran deal 'unconstitutional'

    The government has appealed a ruling which had declared the Memorandum of Understanding sealed between Argentina and Iran “unconstitutional.”

  • 02/02/2014 | Argentina

    DAIA chief reiterates Iran opposition after Timermán admits 'lack of progress'

    Julio Schlosser has affirmed his support for Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, who confessed in an interview that negotiations between Argentina and Iran over the AMIA bombing had made little headway.

  • 01/03/2014 | Argentina

    MoU: Opposition paged to work on 'alternatives' to probe AMIA attack

    The head of state called opposition MPs that rejected the Kirchnerism-fueled Memorandum of Understanding signed with Iran, to work on an “alternative project” that allows the investigation to move forward. Still, CFK warned: “Without the inquiry (of the impeached) there is not an inch of possibility that the process moves forward.”

  • 03/03/2014 | Argentina

    Opposition seeks to repeal deal with Iran

    Radical caucus leader in Congress Mario Negri has assured that his party wants to unify opposition members in order to revoke Argentina’s agreement with Iran over the investigation of the 1994 Amia attack.

  • 25/11/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Argentina urges Tehran to give "formal response" to proposal

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today praised the deal struck during the weekend between Iran and six world powers to limit Tehran’s nuclear activities, and referred the talks held by Argentine and Iranian officials to "negotiate the terms" of the Memorandum of Understanding reached earlier this year.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets DAIA authorities

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with authorities of the DAIA Jewish organization in the Government House.

  • 27/01/2014 | Argentina

    AMIA, DAIA condemn Argentina-Iran deal as 'step backwards'

    Jewish groups AMIA and DAIA have reiterated their opposition to an agreement between Iran and Argentina over the investigation into the 1994 AMIA bombing, marking one year since the accord was signed.

  • 01/10/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina formalises AMIA request in Iran - United States dialogue

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has instructed Cecilia Nahón, US ambassador for Argentina, to formally ask the White House and the State Department to include the AMIA case in their meeting agenda with Iran.

  • 15/10/2013 | Argentina

    Judge to decide validity of AMIA agreement

    The Supreme Court confirmed that Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral will define the legality of the agreement between Argentina and Iran pledging cooperation on investigating the AMIA bombing, signed last January and approved in Congress a month later.

  • 13/11/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA prosecutor demands Memorandum with Iran to be declared unconstitutional

    AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman has requested Judge Canicoba Corral to declare the unconstitutionality of the Memorandum of Understanding reached between Argentina and Iran and signed into law by Congress earlier this year.

  • 25/09/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA and DAIA confirm rejection of Iran agreement

    The AMIA and DAIA Jewish community institutions have reaffirmed their objections to the memorandum of understanding and cooperation with Iran, approved in Congress nine months ago.

  • 28/09/2013 | Argentina

    Iran confirms approval of AMIA Memorandum

    The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has confirmed the passing of the Memorandum reached with Argentina to jointly probe the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires 19 years ago. The accord was reported to have been approved by Iranian "competent authorities."

  • 01/10/2013 | Argentina

    DAIA agrees US must address AMIA case in Iran talks

    DAIA head Julio Schlosser renewed the criticism of the AMIA Memorandum of Understanding reached with Iran. Still, Schlosser admitted the 1994 attack of the Jewish community center must be brought up in current negotiations between Washington and Tehran, a demand maintained by President Kirchner.

  • 11/06/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA Prosecutor warns Iranian terrorist attack in Uruguay 'likely'

    Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who is in charge of investigating the 1994 terrorist attack against the AMIA Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, today warned that an Iranian terrorist cell could perpetrate a similar attack in neighboring Uruguay.

  • 18/07/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA marked 19th anniversary of attack; ratified justice claims, anti-Iran stance

    The AMIA authorities and victims’ families marked this morning the 19th anniversary of a deep-rooted wound among all Argentineans: the bombing of the Jewish community center that claimed the lives of 85 people and left 300 seriously injured. President CFK, absent. Criticism to the MoU signed with Iran stirred up.

  • 24/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK demands answers over AMIA attack

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner referred during the 68th United Nations assembly to the AMIA attack in 1994, asking the new president of the middle-eastern nation to give a definitive response over the accord signed almost a year ago.

  • 03/06/2013 | Argentina

    Iran plays down Nisman allegations, calls him “Zionist”

    Iranian Foreign Ministry today accused Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman of “Zionist” rejecting recent allegations that Tehran has infiltrated South American countries to commit terrorist attacks.

  • 04/06/2013 | Argentina

    Nisman determined to 'quit' if Iran hands in AMIA defendants

    AMIA case prosecutor Alberto Nisman affirmed he is determined to "resign" if the Iranian citizens accused by Argentina’s judiciary of the 1994 attack “surrender to be trialed.”

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Canicoba Corral in charge of ruling on Iran deal validity

    Federal Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral will be in charge of ruling on the validity of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Argentina and Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires which left 85 people killed.

  • 29/05/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Prosecutor accuses Iran of infiltrating South American countries

    In a 500-page indictment realeased today, the General Prosecutor in the AMIA case, Alberto Nisman, accused the Iranian regime of "infiltrating" several South American countries "by building local clandestine intelligence stations designed to sponsor, foster and execute terrorist attacks, within the principles to export the Islamic revolution."

  • 30/05/2013 | Argentina

    Nisman steps up pressure on Iran: 'They are terrorists running for President'

    After accusing Iran of “infiltrating” Latin American countries to "sponsor, foster and execute terrorist attacks," the prosecutor in charge of the AMIA bombing investigation Alberto Nisman said the accused of the 1994 tragedy are “seriously dangerous terrorists.”

  • 03/05/2013 | Argentina

    Iran deal: DAIA accuses Garramuño of bribary

    DAIA Jewish community organization has accused lawmaker Jorge Garramuño of 'bribery' after he voted in favour of the Memorandum of Understanding reached between Argentina and Iran which was signed into law by Congress earlier this year.

  • 20/05/2013 | Argentina

    Tehran okays deal to probe AMIA bombing

    The business representative of the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires Alí Pakdaman today announced that President Mahmud Ahmadinejad endorsed without Congress approval the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Argentina and Tehran in order to investigate the AMIA Jewish centre bombing which killed 85 people in 1994.

  • 21/05/2013 | Argentina

    'No formal notification' about Iran's AMIA deal approval

    The Foreign Ministry has received “no formal notification” about Iran’s approval of the Memorandum of Agreement signed with the Islamic Republic to probe the 1994 AMIA attack.

  • 10/04/2013 | Argentina

    Gils Carbó: Supreme Court must not 'intervene' in AMIA deal unconstitutionality request

    The National Public Prosecution has ruled against the Supreme Court's intervention requested by AMIA and DAIA leaders to declare the "unconstitutional nature" of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Argentina and Iran.

  • 15/04/2013 | Argentina

    Judge refuses to rule over Iran-Argentina accord

    Federal judge María Alejandra Biotti declared herself “imcompetent” for ruling whether the accord celebrated between Argentina and Iran to resolve the 1994 AMIA bombing is unconstitutional or not after a request filed by both AMIA and DAIA Jewish community entities.

  • 18/04/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: 'Delays create doubts,' Timerman warns about Iran deal approval

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman has called for progress in Iranian approval of the Memorandum of Understanding reached to probe the 1994 AMIA attack and warned delays “create more doubts” over the Islamic countries’ intentions to find the truth about the deadly bombing.

  • 21/03/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Timerman 'thankful' for Interpol's 'positive' reaction

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman showed his “gratitude” to Interpol legal counselor Ronald Noble for the letter he sent to Argentina considering the Memorandum of Understanding signed with Iran “positive.”

  • 22/03/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina votes against Irán at UN Human Rights Council

    Amid tensions surrounding the Memorandum of Understanding over the AMIA case, Argentina has voted against Irán at the United Nations Human Rights Council that will keep investigating reports of human rights violations in the Islamic Republic.

  • 04/04/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA, DAIA demand 'unconstitutionality' of deal with Iran

    The heads of AMIA and DAIA Guillermo Borger and Julio Schlosser have lodged a court appeal that seeks to declare the unconstitutional nature of the Memorandum of Understanding law recently passed by Congress.

  • 01/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK defends AMIA deal with Iran

  • 20/03/2013 | Argentina

    Gil Lavedra: Agreement with Iran 'isn't such'

    After Tehran condemned Interpol’s red notices issued against five Iranian officials allegedly involved in the 1994 AMIA attack, opposition lawmaker Ricardo Gil Lavedra questioned the reliability of the Memorandum.

  • 19/02/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Iran admits its gov't officials 'aren't concerned about the accord'

    Members of the Iranian government admitted today that they weren’t concerned about the accord created between Argentina and Iran which is to further probe the AMIA terrorist attack that occurred in 1994.

  • 24/02/2013 | Argentina

    Peronist Front to vote against AMIA accord

    The agreement with Iran to probe the 1994 AMIA terrorist bomb massacre continues to receive criticism from the Jewish community, while the dissident Peronists party announced that it will vote against the bill on Wednesday, when it is scheduled to be debated in the Lower House.

  • 27/02/2013 | Argentina

    Carrió: 'Just like with Menem, we have fake lawmakers-for-a-day'

    Civic Coalition lawmaker Elisa Carrió ratified her criticism of the potential agreement between Argentina and Iran to investigate the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center back in 1994, and questioned the government’s strategy to muster quorum on the Lower House floor.

  • 17/02/2013 | Argentina

    'The commision came up from an Iranian request,' Timerman

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured today that the creation of the joint commision to investigat the AMIA bombing “came up from an Iranian request” and revealed that Iran tried to set up a series of conditions which were rejected by Argentina.

  • 17/02/2013 | Argentina

    'It seems the Gov't wants to facilitate questionings' Moreno Ocampo

    Former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Luis Moreno Ocampo, legal adviser of DAIA and AMIA Jewish organizations analyzed the accord between Argentina and Iran to investigate 1994 bombing and assured that “it seems that one of the aims of the government was to facilitate questionings.”

  • 18/02/2013 | Argentina

    'I went to discuss AMIA with Iran, not the Holocaust,' Timerman

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman continued his strong defense of the bilateral agreement signed between Argentina and Iran regarding the AMIA bombing investigation and targeted “divisive sectors in Israel” that are looking for a “military solution” against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s government.

  • 13/02/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Jewish community calls for Iran deal annulment

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center came on stage today to reject the Argentina-Iran deal signed last week to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, following the rejection of AMIA and DAIA Jewish community centres.

  • 13/02/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA, DAIA 'strongly reject' Argentina-Iran accord before Congress

    The heads of the AMIA and DAIA Jewish umbrella organizations, Guillermo Borger and Julio Schlosser, strongly rejected the agreement signed between Argentina and Iran in order to create a truth commission looking to investigate the 1994 terrorist attack that left over 80 people dead.

  • 14/02/2013 | Argentina

    Timerman insists 'AMIA accord is a step forward'

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman came on stage today after the bill that aims to establish the agreement with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack as a treaty was cleared for debate yesterday at the Senate.

  • 12/02/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA, DAIA urge lawmakers to vote against Iran deal

    Jewish Community Centre AMIA and DAIA leaders Guillermo Borger and Julio Schlosser today rejected one more time the agreement signed by the Argentine and Iranian governments last week to investigate the 1994 AMIA centre bombing which killed 85 people.

  • 12/02/2013 | Argentina

    Iran: no grilling of minister for AMIA attack

    A statement made by an Iranian official yesterday directly rejecting Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman’s insistence that key figures in the current Iran administration would be involved in the bilateral truth commission into the 1994 AMIA attack provoked outrage from politicians and the Jewish community yesterday.

  • 12/02/2013 | Argentina

    No tea for two T’s

    By Carolina Barros

    The “sheer lie” attributed to “some Western and Israeli media” is not a typical venial sin of diplomatic language but a bullet straight in the forehead of Héctor Timerman, the woebegone foreign minister of the Cristina Kirchner administration.

  • 07/02/2013 | Argentina

    CFK sends Argentina-Iran agreement to Congress

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced she would send to Congress the recent agreement reached between Argentina and Iran in order to investigate the AMIA bombing in 1994, and assured that “the Argentine Justice will not be obstructed.”

  • 10/02/2013 | Argentina

    'Iran could use commission to hide those responsible for attack,' Moreno Ocampo

    Former International Criminal Court prosecutor and Jewish community advisor Luis Moreno Ocampo assured that there is “the risk that Iran could use the truth commission to hide the responsibility of those responsible for the crimes.”

  • 12/02/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Argentina-Iran accord at risk

    The Iranian government delivered a series of contradictory messages today regarding the accord with Argentina to investigate the AMIA Jewish community centre bombing. A spokesmnan for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Ramin Menhanparast, denied early this morning that Defence Minister Ahhmand Vahidi, a suspect in the case, will be questioned over the attack. His comments prompted a strong reaction from DAIA and AMIA Jewish community groups,  which ratified their stance against the memorandum, which seems at risk.

  • 30/01/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Timerman denies third-party intervention on Iran deal

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured today that “no third party intervened in the ‘memorandum of understanding’ signed by Iran and Argentina which enables the latter to question Iranian citizens linked to the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Centre.”

  • 01/02/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA rejects Argentina-Iran deal

    The head of the AMIA, Guillermo Borger, confirmed its rejection towards the deal signed between Argentina and Iran to create an independent international “truth commission” in the investigation of the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack.

  • 03/02/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA, victims’ relatives question gov't solo move

    AMIA Jewish Community Centre President Guillermo Borger, said in a radio interview that the relatives of the victims of the 1994 bombing attack are going through a "difficult time" following the agreement between Argentina and Iran to create a commission to interrogate suspects.

  • 05/11/2012 | Argentina

    AMIA case: Prosecutor asks Timerman to handle negotiations report

    Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, currently handling the investigation into the terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish community centre in 1994, requested Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman reveal the diplomatic negotiations held between Argentina and Iran last week.

  • 01/12/2012 | Argentina

    AMIA probe: Argentina to launch new action plan for Iran talks

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman confirmed today that there were new meetings with envoys of the Iranian government over the probe handling the AMIA bombing, and assured that Argentina will present a new action plan in the next few weeks.

  • 27/01/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina, Iran sign agreement toward solving AMIA case

    A “Memorandum of Understanding” between the governments of Argentina and Iran intended to resolve the 1994 terrorist bombing of the Argentine-Jewish Community Centre AMIA in Buenos Aires was signed today according to the Presidential web site.

  • 28/10/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina, Iran to meet at UN office to discuss AMIA case

    Officials from the Argentine and Iranian governments will meet on Monday in their first work session surrounding the case investigating the terrorist attack against the AMIA Jewish community organization in 1994.

  • 29/10/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina, Iran meet at UN office to discuss AMIA case

    Officials from the Argentine and Iranian governments met today in Geneva in their first work session surrounding the case investigating the terrorist attack against the AMIA Jewish community organization in 1994.

  • 31/10/2012 | Argentina

    AMIA: Timerman announces new negotiations with Iran scheduled for November

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman announced at the Government House that new negotiations between diplomatic representatives of Argentina and Iran over the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack, will take place before the end of Novemeber.

  • 19/09/2012 | Argentina

    Jewish community leaders reject Iran's meeting request

    High-ranking leaders in the Jewish community rejected a request by the Iranian government to meet with Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman next week during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, sources said.

  • 25/09/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina, Iran set meeting to discuss 1990's bombings

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that Argentina and Iran will meet to discuss the two bombings of Jewish targets in the 1990's, attacks in which Iran was accused by Argentine courts of playing a role.

  • 28/09/2012 | Argentina

    Israel 'disappointed' by Argentina-Iran AMIA dialogue

    The Israeli government said it was disappointed by the new dialogue between Argentina and Iran over bettering bilateral relations and advancing in the search for justice over the AMIA Jewish community centre bomb blast case that caused 85 deaths in 1994 in Buenos Aires.

  • 01/10/2011 | Argentina

    Iran 'totally rejects' Palestine UN statehood bid

    Iran's supreme leader rejected the Palestinians' UN statehood bid, saying any deal that accepted the existence of Israel would leave a "cancerous tumor" forever threatening the security of the Middle East.

  • 12/10/2011 | Argentina

    Argentine Jewish community 'concerned' over alleged Iran plot

    After the US announced Iran’s alleged plans to commit terrorist attacks on Washington which could have involved consequent attacks in Buenos Aires, both the Israeli and Jewish communities in Argentina today expressed their “concern” over the reports, maintaining that the news “did not surprise” them.

  • 12/10/2011 | Argentina

    D'Elía deems Iran threat against Argentina, 'ridiculous'

    Social movement leader, Luis D´Elía deemed the United States' accusations against Iran over possible threats to Buenos Aires to be “ridiculous”. He further suggested that there be “dialogue” between Tehran and Argentina.

  • 17/07/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't considers possible Iran cooperation in AMIA case 'positive step forward'

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said that “if what was published in International press is confirmed, it would be an unprecendented and very positive step forward,” regarding Iran’s possible collaboration in the solving the bombing ofAMIA jewish community centre in 1994.

  • 19/07/2011 | Argentina

    Iran 'will work hard to prove innocence' in AMIA attack

    Following Iran’s offer Sunday to help investigate into the attack on the Argentine Jewish community centre (AMIA) which took place in 1994 and claimed the lives of 85 people - Teheran offered to cooperate with Argentina to uncover the truth behind the attack, and make efforts to prove the innocence of the accused Iranian people.  

  • 17/08/2011 | Argentina

    Iran hopes to appoint ambassador to Buenos Aires 'in near future'

    Iranian deputy Foreign Minister Ali Ahani expressed his wishes that his country will be able to appoint a new ambassador in Buenos Aires in the near future.

  • 30/03/2011 | Argentina

    Iran gov't 'funding local organizations through embassy,' Federal Judge says

    Federal Judge Daniel Rafecas said he is “certain that many local organizations are being funded by the Iranian embassy” in Buenos Aires, and warned that social movements’ leader Luis D’Elía “is aware of it.”

  • 31/05/2011 | Argentina

    Nisman calls for arrest of alleged mastermind of AMIA bombing in Bolivia

    Prosecutor Alberto Nisman has requested Interpol to arrest Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi, accused of being one of the masterminds of the terrorist attack to the AMIA Jewish community center, after he landed in Bolivia this morning.

  • 16/07/2011 | Argentina

    Iran Gov't willing to 'cooperate' with AMIA case

    The government of Iran stated it is willing to “collaborate” in the case investigating the terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish community centre in 1994, after warning that the investigation is heading toward a “wrong way” and Prosecutor Alberto Nisman called for the “turn in of the accused.”

  • 20/07/2014 | World

    Iran eliminates sensitive stockpile under interim nuclear deal

    Iran has moved to eliminate its most sensitive stockpile of enriched uranium gas under an interim nuclear deal reached with six world powers last year, according to an update by the UN nuclear watchdog.

  • 23/07/2014 | World

    Khamenei calls for end to "murderous" Israeli regime

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei today called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs and Jews that live in Israel in order to end the "Zionist state", but said until such a vote could be held, armed resistance was necessary.

  • 13/07/2014 | World

    Major disputes persist in Iran nuclear talks in Vienna

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said major differences persist between Iran and six world powers negotiating on Tehran's nuclear programme, remarks echoed by Tehran, with a July 20 deadline for a deal approaching.

  • 18/07/2014 | World

    Iran, six powers agree to 4-month extension of nuclear talks

    Iran and six world powers today agreed to a four-month extension of negotiations on a long-term nuclear deal that would gradually end sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme, diplomats close to the talks said.

  • 19/07/2014 | World

    Four month extension of Iran nuclear talks gets mixed Israeli response

    Israel responded sceptically to the extension of Iranian nuclear talks with world powers today, saying it saw no cause for the optimism voiced by some Western diplomats about prospects for an accord.

  • 02/07/2014 | World

    Iran says 'will not kneel' in nuclear talks

    Iran is ready to take concrete steps to ensure its nuclear programme remains peaceful but will not "kneel in submission" to do a deal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said before a resumption of talks with major powers.

  • 03/07/2014 | World

    Washington seeks sharp reduction of Iran's enrichment capacity

    Iran must drastically reduce its capacity to enrich uranium if it wants to reach a nuclear deal with six world powers that would lead to a gradual lifting of the crippling international sanctions on Tehran, a senior US official revealed today.

  • 07/07/2014 | World

    Khamenei: US, Israel playing 'good cop, bad cop' with Iran

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the United States and Israel were playing "good cop, bad cop" to intimidate his country into making concessions on the nuclear dispute with the West.

  • 16/06/2014 | World

    Iran and six powers seek to recover momentum for nuclear deal

    Iran and six world powers will try in talks in Vienna this week to narrow differences and keep alive hopes of ending a decade-old nuclear dispute by late July, despite doubts the self-imposed deadline can be met.

  • 19/06/2014 | World

    Obama says American forces would not return to Iraq, sends military advisers

    President Barack Obama has said the United States was ready to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq and was prepared to make targeted strikes in the country to combat an extremist insurgency.

  • 22/06/2014 | World

    Netanyahu urges US not to work with Iran in Iraq

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the United States should try to weaken both Iran and the Sunni Muslim insurgents driving toward Baghdad, urging the Obama administration not to work with Tehran to help stabilize Iraq.

  • 08/06/2014 | World

    US, Iran, EU officials to meet in Geneva

    Iranian, US and European Union officials will start two days of talks about Tehran's nuclear programme, after talks between Iran and six major powers in Vienna ran into difficulties last month.

  • 14/06/2014 | World

    Iraq regains some territory, says slows Islamist rebel advance

    A Sunni Islamist offensive threatening to dismember Iraq seemed to slow today after days of lightning advances as government forces reported regaining territory in counter-attacks, easing pressure on Baghdad's Shi'ite-led government.

  • 14/06/2014 | World

    Pentagon orders aircraft carrier to Gulf

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier moved into the Gulf, readying it in case Washington decides to pursue a military option after insurgents overwhelmed a string of Iraqi cities this week and threatened Baghdad.

  • 18/05/2014 | World

    Iran takes a harder line on the fate of Arak reactor

    Iran has appeared to take a harder line in its nuclear dispute with world powers by dismissing as "ridiculous" one idea that could allay Western concerns about a planned atomic research reactor.

  • 22/05/2014 | World

    Iran's Rohani stands up for youths arrested for ‘Happy’ tribute video

    Iranian president Hassan Rohani standed against the arrest of six adolescents for uploading a YouTube video of them dancing US singer Pharrell Williams’s hit song "Happy."

  • 27/05/2014 | World

    Iran nuclear talks: next round set for June 16

    The next round of talks between six world powers and Iran on resolving a dispute over Tehran's nuclear programme will be held in Vienna from June 16 to 20, the European Union has announced.

  • 12/05/2014 | World

    IAEA and Iran end nuclear summit, no comment on results

    The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran ended a meeting without giving statements on the outcome, leaving unclear whether progress was made in efforts to help allay international concern over Tehran's nuclear programme.

  • 13/05/2014 | World

    Six powers and Iran to restart nuclear talks

    Six world powers and Iran launch the decisive phase of diplomacy over Tehran's nuclear work during three-day talks starting in Vienna, with the aim of resolving their decade-old dispute by July 20 despite scepticism a deal is possible.

  • 14/05/2014 | World

    Six powers, Iran launch phase of nuclear diplomacy

    Six world powers and Iran launched a decisive phase of diplomacy today to draft a lasting accord that would curb Tehran's contested nuclear activity in exchange for a phased end to sanctions that have hobbled the Iranian economy.

  • 21/04/2014 | World

    Iran admits nuclear reshuffle to pave way for 5+1 talks

    President Hassan Rouhani's government confirmed rumours it had reshuffled the leadership of Iran's atomic agency to sideline nuclear experts opposed to talks on its atomic programme with the West.

  • 07/05/2014 | World

    Rouhani vows victory over Iran's hawks as nuclear deadline nears

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed today to win the battle with hardliners who are against his policy of detente, as the nuclear talks that they oppose enter a critical phase.

  • 11/05/2014 | World

    Khameini slams 'stupid' western demands for Iran missile program

    Iran's Supreme Leader has described as "stupid and idiotic" Western expectations for his country to curb its missile development, striking a defiant tone ahead of a fresh round of nuclear talks.

  • 05/04/2014 | World

    Iran upbeat on nuclear talks, says sticky issues addressed

    Iran said today it had useful expert-level nuclear talks with world powers in Vienna, addressing all major technical issues in the way of a final settlement.

  • 09/04/2014 | World

    Iran nuclear talks to resume on May 13

    Iran and six major powers will begin a new round of negotiations in Vienna on May 13 to hammer out a long-term accord aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

  • 20/04/2014 | World

    Iran and world powers to draft a long-term agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme

    Iran and world powers will begin work drafting a long-term settlement of Iran's disputed nuclear programme at expert-level talks in New York next month.

  • 16/03/2014 | World

    Iran accused by US official of seeking banned nuclear components

    Iran has pursued a longstanding effort to buy banned components for its nuclear and missile programs in recent months, a US official said today, a period when it struck an interim deal with major powers to limit its disputed atomic activity.

  • 17/03/2014 | World

    Iran, six powers seek nuclear advance after Ukraine crisis

    Iran and six world powers will try to make headway toward resolving their nuclear dispute in talks starting in Vienna tomorrow, with Western officials hoping the uphill challenge will not be made even more difficult by the Ukraine crisis.

  • 18/03/2014 | World

    Iran talks with 'six powers' resume with hope Ukraine crisis will not complicate matters

    Iran and six world powers sought today to make headway towards resolving their decade-old nuclear dispute, with Western officials expressing hope the talks would not be further complicated by the Ukraine crisis.

  • 04/03/2014 | World

    Netanyahu says Iran must not retain enrichment capacity

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged world powers today not to allow Iran to retain the ability to enrich uranium, saying it must be stripped of all nuclear technologies with bomb-making potential.

  • 08/03/2014 | World

    EU foreign policy chief makes first-time visit to Iran ahead of new talks

    European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has arrived in Tehran to discuss issues including Iran's disputed nuclear program, before another round of talks between Iran and world powers, with with some reformist media calling her visit "an achievement" for pragmatist President Rouhani.

  • 11/03/2014 | World

    UN chief says Rouhani has not increased freedoms in Iran

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has failed to fulfil campaign promises to allow greater freedom of expression and there has been a sharp rise in executions since his election, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

  • 27/02/2014 | World

    Iran: Nuclear programme to stay intact

    Iran is willing to address international concerns about its atomic activities but will keep its nuclear programme "intact", not close it down, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

  • 03/03/2014 | World

    Amid Ukraine crisis, Obama meets Netanyahu

    Even as he grappled with the Ukraine crisis, President Barack Obama turned to White House talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seeking to nudge him forward in Middle East peace efforts and ease his suspicions about diplomacy with Iran.

  • 03/03/2014 | World

    At White House, Israel's Netanyahu pushes back against Obama diplomacy

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told Barack Obama that Israelis expected their leader not to compromise on their security even as the US president sought to reassure him on Iran diplomacy and pressure him on Middle East peace talks.

  • 18/02/2014 | World

    Tehran, powers begin talks on final nuclear deal

    Six world powers and Iran began talks in pursuit of a final settlement on Tehran's nuclear program in the coming months despite caveats from both sides that a breakthrough deal may prove impossible.

  • 19/02/2014 | World

    In second day of talks, Iran, powers seek basis for nuclear deal

    Six world powers and Iran strived at a second day of talks in Vienna to hammer out an agenda for reaching a ambitious final settlement to the decade-old standoff over Tehran's nuclear programme.

  • 10/02/2014 | World

    Iran successfully test-fires long-range missiles

    Iran's military has successfully test-fired two new domestically made missiles, one of them a long-range ballistic missile, the defence minister said today.

  • 11/02/2014 | World

    Obama says US will deal harshly with violators of Iran sanctions

    President Barack Obama issued a sharp warning to companies eyeing business deals with Iran, saying the United States would come down like a "ton of bricks" on those that violated sanctions against Tehran.

  • 17/02/2014 | World

    Ayatollah Khamenei backs Iran nuclear talks but not optimistic

    Iran's supreme leader vowed to continue nuclear talks resuming with world powers tomorrow despite some reservations, in his strongest sign of support for moderate President Hassan Rouhani's push to resolve the conflict peacefully.

  • 08/02/2014 | World

    Iran says warships sailing towards US

    An Iranian naval officer said a number of warships had been ordered to approach US maritime borders as a response to the stationing of US vessels in the Gulf, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

  • 09/02/2014 | World

    Iran to give nuclear agency detonator data

    The UN nuclear agency has said that Iran had agreed to start addressing suspicions that it may have worked on designing an atomic weapon, a potential breakthrough in a long-stalled investigation into Tehran's atomic activities.

  • 10/02/2014 | World

    UN nuclear agency sees 'good' progress with Iran, much work remains

    The UN nuclear watchdog signaled its determination today to get to the bottom of suspicions that Iran may have worked on designing an atomic bomb, a day after Tehran agreed to start addressing the sensitive issue.

  • 04/02/2014 | World

    US negotiator: Iran nuclear deal 'first step'

    An initial agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program was "not perfect" but bought time to try to secure a comprehensive deal, US officials said in response to sharp criticism from Congress.

  • 06/02/2014 | World

    US targets businesses for evading sanctions on Iran

    The Obama administration targeted a host of businesses across Europe and the Middle East for evading sanctions against Iran, a signal that Washington aims to keep pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program.

  • 08/02/2014 | World

    Khamenei: US would overthrow Iranian government if it could

    Iran's Supreme Leader said the United States would overthrow the Iranian government if it could, adding Washington had a "controlling and meddlesome" attitude towards the Islamic Republic, Iranian media reported.

  • 29/01/2014 | World

    Erdogan visits Iran to improve ties

    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan visited Iran to bolster trade and energy ties, state TV said, in what also looked like a bid to defuse tensions over Syria by capitalising on Tehran's diplomatic opening to regional rivals and the West.

  • 02/02/2014 | World

    Iran: Nuclear talks failure would be 'disaster'

    Iran's foreign minister held rare private talks with his US counterpart today and said it would be a "disaster" if Tehran did not turn a provisional agreement to defuse a decade-old dispute over its nuclear programme into a permanent deal.

  • 03/02/2014 | World

    Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal possible in six months

    An agreement on Iran's nuclear programme is possible within six months if there is good will, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Minister Mohammad Zarif said today, adding that he was not worried about the US Congress trying to impose new sanctions.

  • 23/01/2014 | World

    Rouhani wants 'constructive engagement' with Iran

    Iran is negotiating with the United States as part of a "constructive engagement" with the world community and wants Washington to back up its words with actions, President Hassan Rouhani said.

  • 24/01/2014 | World

    IAEA calls for funds for Iran nuclear inspections

    The UN atomic agency has asked member countries for more money to fund the increased inspections it will conduct in Iran as it verifies Tehran's compliance with a nuclear deal agreed with six world powers.

  • 27/01/2014 | World

    Envoys say first talks on long-term Iran nuclear deal expected in NY in February

    The first round of talks between Iran and six world powers on a long-term deal for Tehran to curb parts of its nuclear program in exchange for a gradual lifting of sanctions is expected to take place next month in New York, Western officials said today.

  • 20/01/2014 | World

    US begins sanctions relief on Iran

    The United States has followed through on promised sanctions relief for Iran covering oil exports, trade in precious metals and automotive services as part of a nuclear agreement that began taking effect this week.

  • 20/01/2014 | World

    Iran says won't join Syria talks if required to accept 2012 deal

    Iran's UN ambassador issued Tehran's most unambiguous statement so far on Iranian participation in this week's peace talks on Syria, saying that Iran will definitely not take part if it is required to accept a June 2012 deal agreed in Geneva.

  • 22/01/2014 | World

    Iran's Rouhani says possible to overcome animosity with US

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said it was possible to turn more than three decades of enmity with the United States into friendship if both sides made an effort.

  • 18/01/2014 | World

    Iran diplomat dead after resisting kidnap attempt in Yemen

    An Iranian diplomat was killed in Yemen's capital Sanaa when he resisted gunmen who were trying to kidnap him near the ambassador's residence, the Iranian Foreign Ministry and Yemeni security sources said.

  • 20/01/2014 | World

    IAEA report states Iran stopped higher-grade uranium enrichment

    Iran has halted its most disputed nuclear activity under a ground-breaking deal with six world powers, a confidential UN atomic agency report obtained by Reuters showed, paving the way for the easing of some Western sanctions against Tehran.

  • 20/01/2014 | World

    US: Iran invitation to attend Syria talks should be withdrawn

    The United States has insisted that a UN invitation to Iran to attend a January 22 peace conference on ending Syria's war should be withdrawn unless Tehran fully supports a 2012 plan to establish a transitional government in Syria.

  • 13/01/2014 | World

    Iran-World Powers nuclear talks to be resumed in February

    World powers and Iran will very likely meet again on Tehran's nuclear ambitions in February, shortly after a six-month deal restricting its atomic work goes into effect, a diplomatic source has confirmed.

  • 13/01/2014 | World

    Obama urges Congress to avoid new sanctions on Iran

    President Barack Obama urged Congress to resist the temptation to approve new economic sanctions against Iran and said lawmakers instead should give diplomacy and peace a chance to work.

  • 09/01/2014 | World

    Khamenei says nuclear talks show US enmity

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said today that nuclear negotiations with world powers had revealed US "enmity" towards the Islamic state.

  • 10/01/2014 | World

    Iran, EU make progress in atom deal implementation talks

    Iran and the EU appeared to make progress in resolving outstanding differences on how to implement a landmark nuclear deal in talks in Geneva but the United States said discussions were not yet finalised.

  • 12/01/2014 | World

    US to give 'modest relief' on Iran sanctions - Obama

    The US president said his country and other nations would begin to give Iran "modest relief" on economic sanctions but warned Washington would be ready to increase its sanctions if Tehran fails to abide by the nuclear deal implementation agreement.

  • 25/12/2013 | World

    Iranian MPs propose bill to enrich uranium

    Iran's hardline lawmakers are seeking to increase uranium enrichment under the country's nuclear programme to a level that can produce bomb-grade material, according to a state-run website.

  • 20/12/2013 | World

    Obama: 'Now is not the time for new Iran sanctions'

    President Barack Obama said on Friday he understands why some US lawmakers want to "look tough" on Iran but insisted now is not the time to impose new sanctions on Tehran while it is set to negotiate over a long-term nuclear deal with world powers.

  • 22/12/2013 | World

    World powers and Iran pause nuclear talks for Christmas holidays

    Six world powers and Iran have suspended their expert-level talks on implementing a landmark nuclear deal until after Christmas, a spokeswoman for European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said today.

  • 23/12/2013 | World

    Iran's Rouhani eyes rebuilding relations with United States

    Iran wants to improve bilateral relations with the United States and other Western powers, President Hassan Rouhani said in an editorial published in a German newspaper today, broaching an issue he has so far avoided since he took office.

  • 15/12/2013 | World

    Iran Foreign minister denies knowledge of missing ex-FBI agent

    There are no traces in Iran of the former FBI agent who disappeared there six years ago, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said today.

  • 19/12/2013 | World

    White House warns against new Iran sanctions

    The White House said a new sanctions bill against Iran would disrupt diplomacy aimed at preventing Teheran from building a nuclear weapon, and added that sanctions could quickly be imposed if efforts to reach a deal fail.

  • 19/12/2013 | World

    Iran, six world powers resume expert talks on nuclear deal

    Iran and six world powers have resumed expert-level talks in Geneva to work out how to put into practice a landmark deal obliging Tehran to curb its nuclear program in return for some relief from economic sanctions.

  • 12/12/2013 | World

    UN Iran panel chair urges states to keep enforcing sanctions

    The Australian chairman of the UN Security Council's Iran sanctions committee urged the United Nations' 193 member states to continue enforcing UN sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear program.

  • 14/12/2013 | World

    Iran arrests spy for Britain's MI6

    Iranian intelligence authorities have arrested a man on charges of spying for Britain's MI6, the semi-official Fars news agency has reported.

  • 14/12/2013 | World

    Kerry says US has not abandoned ex FBI agent missing in Iran

    Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States has not abandoned a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran six years ago and that he personally has raised the issue, according to an interview with ABC News.

  • 08/12/2013 | World

    Netanyahu: World powers must demand Iran change 'genocidal' anti-Israel policy

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the United States and other world powers to demand that Iran change what he called its "genocidal" anti-Israel policy as part of negotiations with Tehran on a final nuclear deal.

  • 09/12/2013 | World

    Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal dead if US passes new sanctions

    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has warned that the Iranian nuclear deal would be dead if the US Congress imposes new sanctions, even if they do not take effect for six months.

  • 10/12/2013 | World

    Iran sees progress in nuclear deal talks

    Senior Iranian officials indicated today that progress was being achieved in expert-level talks between Tehran and six world powers over the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal.

  • 03/12/2013 | World

    White House tells Senate it opposes new Iran sanctions effort

    The White House said today that it opposes a fresh effort by some members of the US Senate to impose new sanctions against Iran, even if the new restrictions would not take effect for months.

  • 07/12/2013 | World

    Obama defends interim Iran deal, seeks to assure Israel

    President Barack Obama defended an interim deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program and, seeking to reassure Israel, pledged to step up sanctions or prepare for a potential military strike if Tehran fails to abide by the pact.

  • 08/12/2013 | World

    Afghanistan, Iran plan pact amid US tensions

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed on a cooperation pact with Iran today, an Afghan official said, while continuing to resist signing a long-term security agreement with the United States.

  • 25/11/2013 | World

    Israel to send security aide to US for Iran talks

    Israel's top security adviser plans to go to Washington to discuss a comprehensive nuclear deal that the United States and five other powers hope to negotiate with Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced.

  • 28/11/2013 | World

    UN inspectors allowed to visit Iran's Arak facility on December 8

    Iran has invited UN inspectors to visit its Arak heavy-water production plant on December 8, the first concrete step under a cooperation agreement to clarify concerns about Tehran's disputed nuclear program.

  • 22/11/2013 | World

    US Kerry to travel to Geneva for Iran talks

    US Secretary of State John Kerry will leave for Geneva to join nuclear talks between six major powers and Iran, the State Department said.

  • 23/11/2013 | World

    US John Kerry in Geneva to join Iran nuclear talks

    The US Secretary of State and foreign ministers of five other world powers joined talks on Iran's nuclear program with the two sides edging towards a breakthrough to ease a decade-old standoff.

  • 24/11/2013 | World

    Israel condemns Iranian deal as 'historic mistake'

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denounced the big powers' nuclear deal with Iran as a historic mistake that left the production of atomic weapons within Tehran's reach, and he said Israel would not be bound by it.

  • 20/11/2013 | World

    US says 'very hard' to clinch deal as Iran nuclear talks resume

    World powers aim to reach a preliminary deal to curb Iran's nuclear program in politically charged talks resuming in Geneva today.

  • 20/11/2013 | World

    Israeli leader lobbies in Russia against Iran deal

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Russia to insist world powers set tough terms for Iran in any deal reached in the standoff over Tehran's nuclear programme.

  • 21/11/2013 | World

    With yet no nuclear deal set, France and Iran trade barbs

    France and Iran traded tough words as major powers struggled to finalise an interim deal to curb Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief, with Paris urging the West to remain firm and Tehran deploring a loss of trust.

  • 18/11/2013 | World

    Putin tells Iran's leader there is 'real chance' for nuclear deal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Iran's Hassan Rouhani there was a "real chance" for a nuclear deal, two days before Tehran resumes talks with world powers, hoping to end a decade-long standoff over its atomic programme.

  • 19/11/2013 | World

    23 killed in blasts against Iranian embassy in Beirut

    Two explosions, at least one caused by a suicide bomber, rocked Iran's embassy in Lebanon killing at least 23 people, including an Iranian cultural attaché, and hurling bodies, cars and debris across the street.

  • 19/11/2013 | World

    Syria-linked suicide attacks kill 23 near Iran embassy in Beirut

    Two suicide bombings rocked Iran's embassy compound in Lebanon today, killing at least 23 people including an Iranian cultural attache and hurling bodies and burning wreckage across a debris-strewn street.

  • 16/11/2013 | World

    Iran, world powers close to nuclear deal: Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov

    Global powers and Iran are close to a preliminary deal to rein in Tehran's nuclear programme and should not pass up a "very good chance" to clinch it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in remarks broadcast.

  • 17/11/2013 | World

    Iran points to possible way round nuclear sticking point

    Iran has the right to enrich uranium, but does not insist others recognise that right, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said, in what could be a way around one of the main sticking points between Tehran and world powers in talks this week.

  • 17/11/2013 | World

    France assures Israel it will stand firm on Iran

    President Francois Hollande has assured Israel that France would continue to oppose an easing of economic sanctions against Iran until it was convinced Tehran had given up any pursuit of nuclear weapons.

  • 11/11/2013 | World

    Britain says Iran to face tougher sanctions without nuclear deal

    British Foreign Secretary William Hague said today that there would be pressure to intensify sanctions on Iran if it could not reach a deal with world powers over its disputed nuclear programme.

  • 11/11/2013 | World

    Kerry hopes for nuclear deal with Iran as diplomacy warms

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he hoped an agreement on Iran's disputed nuclear programme would be signed within months and that London and Tehran revive diplomatic ties, signs of a warmer atmosphere between the Islamic Republic and the West.

  • 14/11/2013 | World

    UN: Iran putting brakes on nuclear expansion

    Since Hassan Rouhani became president, Iran has stopped expanding its uranium enrichment capacity, a UN inspection report showed, in a potential boost for diplomacy to end the Tehran-West nuclear dispute.

  • 10/11/2013 | World

    Rouhani says Iran rejects threats, cites red lines in nuclear talks

    President Hassan Rouhani, architect of Iran's diplomatic opening to world powers, stated that the country had "red lines" and would not bow to threats in an apparent bid to keep hardliners on side as Tehran edges toward a deal on its nuclear programme.

  • 10/11/2013 | World

    Israel PM Netanyahu asks US supporters to oppose Iran deal

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case against a nuclear accord with Iran directly to the US public today, denouncing "a very bad deal" that he feared the Obama administration was pursuing.

  • 11/11/2013 | World

    Iran to give UN inspectors more access to nuclear sites

    Iran will grant UN inspectors "managed access" to a uranium mine and a heavy water plant within three months as part of a cooperation pact reached today aimed at allaying international concern about Tehran's nuclear programme.

  • 05/11/2013 | World

    Iran negotiator says outline nuclear deal possible this week

    Mohammad Javad Zarif said that a framework deal with world powers on its nuclear programme was "possible this week", although it would not be a disaster if there were a further delay.

  • 07/11/2013 | World

    Despite talks, US Senate panel will continue with new Iran sanctions

    The US Senate Banking Committee will move ahead with a package of tough new sanctions on Iran after the negotiating session over its nuclear program ends in Geneva tomorrow, the committee's chairman said.

  • 09/11/2013 | World

    Iran nuclear deal unlikely as split emerges in Western camp

    Barring a last-minute breakthrough, talks between Iran and six world powers on curbing Tehran's nuclear ambitions were set to end without a full agreement as a split emerged between France and the other Western powers, diplomats said.

  • 29/10/2013 | World

    UN nuclear watchdog says Iran meeting 'very productive'

    The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran held productive talks this week on how to advance a long-blocked inquiry into Iranian atomic activities and agreed to meet again in Tehran on November 11, the two sides said in a rare joint statement today.

  • 31/10/2013 | World

    Biden urges US lawmakers to hold off on any new Iran sanctions

    Vice President Joe Biden led a high-powered delegation to Capitol Hill to try to persuade US lawmakers to hold off on any more sanctions against Iran and let delicate diplomatic talks over Tehran's nuclear program unfold.

  • 03/11/2013 | World

    Khamenei tells Iran's hardliners not to undermine nuclear talks

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's has given strong backing to his president's push for nuclear negotiations, warning hardliners not to accuse Hassan Rouhani of compromising with the old enemy America.

  • 13/10/2013 | World

    Iran rejects West's demand to ship out uranium stockpiles

    Iran has rejected the West's demand that it send sensitive nuclear material out of the country but signalled flexibility on other aspects of its atomic activities that worry world powers, ahead of renewed negotiations this week.

  • 16/10/2013 | World

    Israel urges maintaining Iran sanctions despite Geneva proposals

    Israel urged Western powers not to give up economic sanctions on Iran until Tehran proves it is dismantling its nuclear program that the United States and its allies believe is aimed at developing atomic weapons.

  • 21/10/2013 | World

    Gulf states, Egypt back Saudi in UN seat row

    Saudi Arabia's Gulf Arab allies and Egypt have applauded its decision to reject a UN Security Council seat in protest at the world body's failure to act on Syria, whose leader is backed by Russia and Shi'ite Iran.

  • 05/10/2013 | World

    Iran's part of diplomatic opening in New York 'not proper, ' Khamenei

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said he supported moderate President Hassan Rouhani's diplomatic opening at the UN General Assembly but that some of what occurred there was "not proper."

  • 05/10/2013 | World

    Obama says Iran a year or more from nuclear weapon capability

    The United States believes Iran is a year or a more away from being able to produce a nuclear weapon, President Barack Obama said in an interview with the Associated Press released, although he described the estimate as "conservative."

  • 10/10/2013 | World

    Iran up for UN disarmament panel post, US objects

    Iran is running for the vice chairmanship of the UN Disarmament Commission, which the United States said was unacceptable in light of Tehran's many breaches of Security Council demands that it halt its controversial atomic work.

  • 29/09/2013 | World

    Iran's foreign minister says nuclear enrichment is not negotiable

    Iran's foreign minister has said the country's right to peaceful nuclear enrichment was not negotiable in talks with the United States but it does not need to enrich uranium to military-grade levels.

  • 30/09/2013 | World

    Israel's Netanyahu urges Obama to keep sanctions in place on Iran

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged President Barack Obama today to keep sanctions in place against Iran and to even tighten them if Tehran continues its nuclear advances during a coming round of negotiations with the West.

  • 01/10/2013 | World

    Iran sanctions in US Senate delayed before Geneva talks

    Under pressure not to squeeze Iran too hard, the US Senate is unlikely to impose a fresh round of sanctions on the Islamic Republic until after Tehran holds nuclear talks with world powers later this month, lawmakers and congressional aides said.

  • 26/09/2013 | World

    Six major powers, Iran agree to meet in Geneva next month

    Six major powers and Iran agreed to meet in Geneva next month for further talks on resolving the standoff with Tehran on its nuclear program, the European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.

  • 27/09/2013 | World

    Obama speaks by phone to Iran's Rouhani, sees chance for progress

    US President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by phone, the highest-level contact since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 and a sign that both sides are serious about reaching a pact on Iran's nuclear program.

  • 28/09/2013 | World

    Iranians divided over rapprochement with US

    Hundreds of Iranians cheered President Hassan Rouhani on his return from New York after his historic phone call with US President Barack Obama but a smaller number of hardliners shouted "Death to America" and threw eggs and shoes at his official car leaving the airport, Iranian media reported.

  • 24/09/2013 | World

    Rouhani blasts sanctions against Iran in UN speech

    Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, blasted international sanctions against Iran comparing them to the widely criticized punitive measures against Iraq while the late Saddam Hussein was in power.

  • 25/09/2013 | World

    Iran says it wants to resolve nuclear row within months

    Iran's new government, stepping up a campaign to project a more moderate image abroad, said it wants to jump-start talks with world powers to resolve a decade-long dispute over its nuclear program and hoped for a deal in three to six months.

  • 26/09/2013 | World

    Timerman to meet with Iran government over AMIA case

    Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman has confirmed that he will meet Iranian counterpart Javadi Zarif, in a talk designed to throw light on the current status of the AMIA agreement.

  • 19/09/2013 | World

    Israel calls Iranian president's nuclear comments deceptive

    Israel said a US television interview in which Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pledged that Tehran would never develop nuclear weapons was an Iranian attempt to deceive the world.

  • 23/09/2013 | World

    Rouhani says will present 'true face of Iran' at UN

    President Hassan Rouhani said today he would use his visit to the United Nations this week to present the "true face of Iran" and to pursue talks and cooperation with the West to end Iran's nuclear dispute.

  • 24/09/2013 | World

    Obama says diplomatic path toward Iran must be tested

    US President Barack Obama told the UN General Assembly today that there should be a basis for an agreement on Iran's nuclear ambitions but that the roadblocks will be difficult to overcome.

  • 11/09/2013 | World

    US sees 'troubling' Iran nuclear moves, seeks steps by Tehran

    The United States said it saw "troubling developments" in Iran's nuclear programme and called on the country's new president to take concrete steps soon to ease concerns about Tehran's aims.

  • 18/09/2013 | World

    Rouhani: Iran will never develop nuclear weapons

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has revealed in a television interview that his government would never develop nuclear weapons and that he has full authority to negotiate a nuclear deal with the West.

  • 19/09/2013 | World

    UN chief Ban praises Iran's efforts on international dialogue

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended efforts by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's government to engage with the international community and praised Tehran for releasing several prominent prisoners.

  • 04/08/2013 | World

    White House: US willing to engage with Iran on nuclear concerns

    The United States said it is prepared to work with the new government of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to address concerns about Iran's nuclear program if Iran will engage seriously on the issue.

  • 06/08/2013 | World

    Iran's leader reaches out to US, vows to resolve nuclear row

    Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani offered an olive branch to the United States in talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, raising hopes of progress after years of stalemate.

  • 05/09/2013 | World

    US sees no sign Iran is addressing concerns on nuclear program

    The United States voiced disappointment that Iran's new president has not moved more swiftly to allay international concerns about the country's atomic program, saying Tehran is undermining hopes of ending its nuclear standoff with the West.

  • 02/08/2013 | World

    Iranian TV clarifies Rouhani's Israel 'wound' comment

    Iran's president-elect today said Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands was a "wound" on the Muslim world, in remarks shown on state television that differed sharply from an earlier local news agency report on his comments.

  • 02/08/2013 | World

    US sees hope in Iranian president-elect, but still cautious

    The Obama administration is signaling its hopes for an easing of nuclear tensions after Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani takes office, but holding off on substantive moves until the moderate cleric shows a willingness to negotiate seriously.

  • 03/08/2013 | World

    Iran gets new president, vows 'constructive' foreign relations

    Hassan Rouhani took office as Iran's president promising "constructive interaction with the world" after eight years under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marked by diplomatic confrontation and damaging sanctions.

  • 28/06/2013 | World

    Tehran warns 'nuclear fuel production will continue in line with our declared goals'

    Iran will press ahead with its uranium enrichment program, its nuclear energy chief said today, signaling no change of course despite the victory of a relative moderate in the June 14 presidential election.

  • 21/07/2013 | World

    Iran denies missing World Bank payments, blames sanctions

    Iran denied it had failed to make payments on its loans to the World Bank for the last six months, blaming Western sanctions for preventing an intermediary from forwarding funds to the global lender, Iran's IRNA state news agency said.

  • 30/07/2013 | World

    Iran bids for key position on UN disarmament committee

    Iran is campaigning for a key position on a UN General Assembly committee that deals with disarmament and international security amid strong criticism from Israel and others who accuse Tehran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons.

  • 14/06/2013 | World

    Rohani tops early Iran election results

    Preliminary results in Iran's presidential elections showed moderate cleric Hassan Rohani in the lead, Iran's interior minister said on state television on Saturday morning.

     

  • 15/06/2013 | World

    Iran's new president hails 'victory of moderation'

    Moderate cleric Hassan Rohani won Iran's presidential election with a resounding defeat of conservative hardliners, calling it a victory of moderation over extremism and pledging a new tone of respect in international affairs.

  • 17/06/2013 | World

    Iran's Rohani: 'Tehran is not ready to suspend its enrichment of uranium'

    President-elect Hassan Rohani said today he hoped the world would grasp a new opportunity for "constructive interaction" with Iran and pledged to be more transparent about the Islamic Republic's nuclear program in order to see sanctions lifted.

  • 30/05/2013 | World

    US to loosen sanctions on Iran for mobile phones, gadgets

    The United States is set to relax sanctions on Iran to allow American companies to sell mobile phones, software and other technology used for personal communications to Iranians.

  • 31/05/2013 | World

    US sanctions Iran's petrochemical industry

    The United States today blacklisted companies in Iran's petrochemical industry, sending a warning signal to its global customers and representing the latest effort by Washington to cut funds to the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.

  • 03/06/2013 | World

    IAEA concerned will find nothing at Iran site after 'clean-up'

    UN nuclear investigators may no longer find anything if granted access to Iran's Parchin military site, their chief said today, in view of suspected Iranian efforts to remove any traces of illicit atomic activity there.

  • 13/05/2013 | World

    US objects to Iran chairing UN disarmament conference

    The United States said it was "highly inappropriate" for Iran to take over the rotating chair of the UN Conference on Disarmament this month and vowed that its ambassador would boycott any meeting led by the Tehran.

  • 23/05/2013 | World

    IAEA reports Iran seeks to speed up nuclear activity

    Iran is trying to accelerate its uranium enrichment program, a UN nuclear report showed, but experts said it was unclear when Tehran's new machines could start operating and how efficiently they would work.

  • 29/05/2013 | World

    Iran's Khamenei says has no favorite to succeed Ahmadinejad

    Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said he does not favor any candidate for June's presidential election, although hardliners with outlooks similar to his dominate the field.

  • 16/04/2013 | World

    Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake, 13 killed

    A major earthquake centered on a border area of southeast Iran killed at least 13 people in neighboring Pakistan, destroyed hundreds of houses and shook buildings as far away as India and Gulf Arab states.

  • 25/04/2013 | World

    Iran 'ready to resume talks with world powers'

    Iran is ready to resume talks with world powers on its disputed nuclear program and awaits word from the European Union on timing and details, Iran's deputy nuclear negotiator said today.

  • 13/05/2013 | World

    Iran's Ahmadinejad may face charges over election appearance with aide

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may face charges for accompanying an ally to register for the June presidential vote, the electoral watchdog said, in a possible move by rival conservative hardliners keen to pre-empt any challenge to Iran's clerical supreme leader.

  • 06/04/2013 | World

    Powers, Iran fail to end nuclear stalemate in Almaty talks

    World powers and Iran remained far apart after ending two days of intensive talks on Tehran's nuclear program on Saturday, the European Union's foreign policy chief said, prolonging a stand-off that risks spiraling into a new Middle East war.

  • 09/04/2013 | World

    Quake hits near Iran's nuclear city Bushehr, 32 dead

    A powerful earthquake struck close to Iran's only nuclear power station, killing 32 people and injuring 850 as it destroyed homes and devastated two small villages, Iranian media reported.

  • 16/04/2013 | World

    Major earthquake rocks Iran, Gulf and India, 40 dead

    A major 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Iran near the border with Pakistan and tremors were felt in India and Gulf states. Iranian media have reported that 40 people have been killed.

  • 03/04/2013 | World

    EU's Ashton urges Iran to respond to nuclear offer

    European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Iran must respond to an offer proposed by world powers if this week's nuclear talks were to succeed.

  • 05/04/2013 | World

    Powers seek concrete response from Iran on nuclear offer

    World powers urged Iran to give a "clear and concrete" response to their offer to ease some economic sanctions if Tehran stops its most sensitive nuclear work, in talks aimed at calming tensions that threaten to boil over into war.

  • 05/04/2013 | World

    Iran, big powers appear miles apart at nuclear talks

    Iran appeared to side-step responding to proposals by world powers to defuse tensions over its nuclear programme at talks in Kazakhstan, diplomats said, and instead came up with its own plan - a measure of the gulf between the two sides.

  • 21/03/2013 | World

    Khamenei: 'Iran will destroy Israeli cities if attacked'

    Iran's most powerful authority said the Islamic Republic would destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if Israel launched a military attack against it.

  • 28/03/2013 | World

    Iran, North Korea, Syria block UN arms trade treaty

    Iran, Syria and North Korea prevented the adoption of the first international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade, complaining that it was flawed and failed to ban weapons sales to rebel groups.

  • 29/03/2013 | World

    Turkey gold exports to Iran resume despite tough US sanctions

    Turkey exported almost $120 million worth of gold to Iran in February, data showed, suggesting the two countries' trade of gold for natural gas has resumed despite tighter US sanctions, though at levels below last year's peaks.

  • 06/03/2013 | World

    US warns Iran of more 'isolation' in nuclear dispute

    The United States warned Iran that it faces further international isolation if it fails to address the UN nuclear watchdog's concerns about its atomic activities, which the West suspects may have military purposes.

  • 20/03/2013 | World

    Obama promises undying support to Israel

    Making his first official visit to Israel, President Barack Obama pledged unwavering commitment to the security of the Jewish State where concern over a nuclear-armed Iran has clouded US-Israeli relations.

  • 20/03/2013 | World

    Iran says West has failed in isolation plans

    Iranian Ayatollah Ali Jamenei affirmed that “the enemies” of his country have failed in their attempt to hurt Iran's economy through sanctions imposed by the West over Tehran’s alleged non-peaceful nuclear ambitions.

  • 03/03/2013 | World

    Netanyahu says Iran using nuclear talks to 'buy time' for bomb

    Renewed international efforts to negotiate curbs on Iran's disputed nuclear program have backfired by giving it more time to work on building a bomb, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

  • 04/03/2013 | World

    UN nuclear chief presses Iran on military base access

    The head of the UN nuclear watchdog urged Iran to give his inspectors immediate access to the Parchin military site, where they suspect explosives tests relevant to nuclear weapons development may have taken place.

  • 27/02/2013 | World

    Iran upbeat on nuclear talks, West wary

    Iran gave an upbeat assessment of two days of nuclear talks with world powers that ended, but Western officials said Tehran must start taking concrete steps to ease mounting concerns about its atomic activity.

  • 01/03/2013 | World

    Iran sees chance to improve ties with US, foreign minister says

    Iran's foreign minister said he sees a chance to improve ties with the United States, despite a longrunning standoff with major powers over his country's disputed nuclear programme.

  • 24/02/2013 | World

    Iran says it has brought down a mock spy drone

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they had conducted tests aimed at bringing down a "hypothetical" foreign surveillance drone during a military exercise, the official Fars news agency said.

  • 25/02/2013 | World

    Powers to offer Iran sanctions relief at nuclear talks

    Major powers will offer Iran some sanctions relief during talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan, this week if Tehran agrees to curb its nuclear program, a US official said.

  • 27/02/2013 | World

    Iran upbeat on nuclear talks, West wary

    Iran gave an upbeat assessment of two days of nuclear talks with world powers that ended, but Western officials said Tehran must start taking concrete steps to ease mounting concerns about its atomic activity.

  • 22/02/2013 | World

    Iran appears to advance in construction of Arak nuclear plant

    Iran appears to be advancing in its construction of a research reactor Western experts say could offer the Islamic state a second way of producing material for a nuclear bomb, if it decided to embark on such a course, a UN report showed.

  • 23/02/2013 | World

    Iran announces uranium finds, days before nuclear talks

    Days before resuming talks over its disputed atomic program, Iran said today it had found significant new deposits of raw uranium and identified sites for 16 more nuclear power stations.

  • 24/02/2013 | World

    UK media says BA building missile to bring Malvinas within range

    British tabloid The Sunday Times indicated today that the Iran-Argentina accord on the investigation of the AMIA bombing case also hides a joint missile development project that could threaten and put the Malvinas Islands within range.

  • 07/02/2013 | World

    Iran's Khamenei rejects offer of direct talks with US

    Iran's highest authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, today rejected an offer of direct talks made by US Vice President Joe Biden this week, saying they would not solve the problems between them, Iranian media reported.

  • 16/02/2013 | World

    Iran not seeking a nuclear weapon: Supreme Leader

    Iran does not want nuclear weapons but if it did, no world power could prevent it from obtaining one, Iran's Supreme Leader said, according to Iranian media

  • 17/02/2013 | World

    Iranian dissident group is viable opposition, US congressmen say

    Four US congressmen met an Iranian dissident leader and urged President Barack Obama to treat her group as an alternative to Tehran's government, four months after its removal from a list of terrorist organisations.

  • 04/02/2013 | World

    Iran says Israel will regret Syria air strike

    Iran told Israel it would regret its air strike against Syria last week, without spelling out whether Iran or its ally planned any military response.

  • 06/02/2013 | World

    'We can wipe out Israel if they attack us,' Iran's Ahmadinejad

    The Iranian people are ready to march on Israel to "wipe it out" if the Jewish state attacks the Islamic republic, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in statements published today by Egypt's state news agency.

  • 28/01/2013 | World

    Iran launches monkey into space, showing missile progress

    Iran said today it had launched a live monkey into space, seeking to show off missile systems that have alarmed the West because the technology could potentially be used to deliver a nuclear warhead.

  • 31/01/2013 | World

    Defiant Iran plans to speed up nuclear fuel work

    Iran has announced plans to install and operate advanced uranium enrichment machines, in what would be a technological leap allowing it to significantly speed up activity the West fears could be put to developing a nuclear weapon.

  • 03/02/2013 | World

    Ahmadinejad accuses Iran speaker's family of corruption

    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the parliament speaker's family of corruption, turning a long-standing rivalry between two of Iran's most powerful figures into a face-to-face feud, months before an election.

  • 16/01/2013 | World

    Iran, world powers to meet on January 28 and 29 for nuclear talks

    Iran and world powers will meet on Jan. 28 and 29 for further negotiations over Iran's disputed nuclear programme, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported today.

  • 17/01/2013 | World

    No deal seen clinched in UN nuclear talks with Iran

    The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran appear to have failed again in talks this week to finalise a deal to unblock an investigation into suspected atom bomb research in the Islamic state, a diplomatic source said.

  • 28/01/2013 | World

    AMIA: Israel 'surprised' by Argentina-Iran deal

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry communicated to be “surprised” by the deal signed between Argentina and Iran to establish an independent international “truth commission” in the investigation of the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack.

  • 04/12/2012 | World

    US denies Iran's reports of captured drone

    Iran said it had captured a US intelligence drone in its airspace over the Gulf in the last few days, but the US military quickly denied having lost any unmanned aircraft in the Middle East.

  • 13/12/2012 | World

    Iran, UN nuclear agency end talks; no word on site visit

    Inspectors from the UN nuclear watchdog arrived in Tehran today to hold talks over Iran's disputed nuclear program but there was no sign they would gain access to the Parchin military complex as requested.

  • 04/01/2013 | World

    Iran says talks with big powers to be held in January, but no details decided yet

    Iran has agreed to hold talks with six major powers about its atomic program in January but the date and venue has yet to be decided, the country's top nuclear negotiator said today, while the European Union assured no date has been fixed for further talks on Iran's nuclear programme.

  • 09/11/2012 | World

    Iran, UN nuclear agency to resume talks in December

    Iran will return to talks with the UN nuclear agency next month, both sides said today, the latest push to seek a peaceful end to a dispute that has raised fears of a new Middle East war.

  • 13/11/2012 | World

    Iran unveils new missile, artillery systems

    Iran unveiled new missile and artillery systems today, Iranian media reported, on the second day of large-scale military exercises which officials said were aimed at sending a warning to those threatening the Islamic Republic.

  • 29/11/2012 | World

    US gives Iran until March to cooperate with IAEA

    The United States set a March deadline today for Iran to start cooperating in substance with a UN nuclear agency investigation, saying it would otherwise urge reporting the issue to the UN Security Council.

  • 23/10/2012 | World

    Iran says may stop oil sales if sanctions tighten

    Iran said it would stop oil exports if pressure from Western sanctions got any tighter and it had a "Plan B" contingency strategy to survive without oil revenues.

  • 30/10/2012 | World

    AMIA: Iran open to cooperate but denies responsibility

    Iran’s government rejected once more the involvement of any Iranian citizen in the 1994 AMIA Jewish Centre terrorist bombing, but indicated to be ready to help into identifying those who could have committed the attack.

  • 04/11/2012 | World

    Iran parliament summons Ahmadinejad to explain crisis

    Iran's parliament told President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad he must appear before the assembly within a month to explain his economic policies at a time of crisis, his second such summons in less than a year.

  • 06/10/2012 | World

    Tehran's Grand Bazaar reopens, currency trade still frozen

    Tehran's Grand Bazaar reopened under close police supervision on Saturday, traders said, days after it was shut by clashes between riot police and protesters blaming the government for the collapse of the Iranian currency

  • 15/10/2012 | World

    EU tightens Iran sanctions, Ashton sees more talks

    European Union governments agreed further sanctions against Iran's banking, shipping and industrial sectors, cranking up financial pressure on Tehran in the hope of drawing it into serious negotiations on its nuclear programme.

  • 21/10/2012 | World

    Iran denies report of plans for nuclear talks with US

    Iran denied a report in a US newspaper that it had plans for direct talks with the United States over its disputed nuclear program.

  • 26/09/2012 | World

    Ahmadinejad hopes for better ties with Argentina after talks

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he hopes scheduled talks with Argentina will lead to better ties.

  • 27/09/2012 | World

    Netanyahu draws 'red line' on Iranian nuclear program

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew his "red line" for Iran's nuclear program - the point at which Iran has amassed nearly enough highly enriched uranium for a single atomic bomb - and voiced confidence that the United States shares his view.

  • 28/09/2012 | World

    Obama, Netanyahu seek to get past Iran differences

    US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a show of unity on preventing a nuclear-armed Iran, seeking to tone down the acrimony between the two leaders that has become an issue in the final stretch of the US presidential race.

  • 25/09/2012 | World

    'Door for Israeli-Palestinian peace may be closing,' Ban Ki-moon

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the "door may be closing, for good" on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying the continued growth of Jewish settlements undercuts peace.

  • 26/09/2012 | World

    Iran pushes ahead in building nuclear reactor

    Iran appears to be making headway in building a research reactor that could yield potential nuclear weapon material, adding to Western concerns about Tehran's atomic aims, experts and diplomats say.

  • 26/09/2012 | World

    'Iran is under military threat by uncivilized Zionists,' Ahmadinejad

    Iran is under threat of military action from "uncivilized Zionists," a clear reference to Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today, saying that such threats are designed to force nations into submission.

  • 23/09/2012 | World

    Iran commander says could launch pre-emptive strike on Israel

    Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike on Israel if it was sure the Jewish state were preparing to attack it, a senior commander of its elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying.

  • 24/09/2012 | World

    Ahmadinejad says Israel will be 'eliminated'

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad disregarded a UN warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric and declared ahead of the annual General Assembly session that Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be "eliminated."

  • 25/09/2012 | World

    'It's time to isolate those who made hatred of the US a political principle'

    US President Barack Obama today addressed the United Nations General Assembly and accused Iran of helping to keep a dicatorship in power in Syria.

  • 20/09/2012 | World

    Iraq denies airspace used by Iran to ship arms to Syria

    Iraq denied today a Western intelligence report that said Iranian aircraft had flown weapons and military personnel over Iraqi airspace to Syria to help President Bashar al-Assad battle an 18-month-old uprising.

  • 22/09/2012 | World

    Iran's Revolutionary Guard says expects Israel to launch war

    Israel will eventually go beyond threats and will attack Iran, the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Saturday.

  • 23/09/2012 | World

    Iran accuses IAEA of passing nuclear secrets to Israel

    A senior Iranian lawmaker accused the head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog of passing confidential information about Iran's nuclear activities to Israel.

  • 18/09/2012 | World

    Iran launches submarine as US navy drills in Gulf

    Iran launched a submarine and a destroyer into the Gulf from Bandar Abbas port at the same time as US and allied navies held exercises in the same waters to practice keeping oil shipping lanes open.

  • 18/09/2012 | World

    World powers to discuss Iran nuclear programme at UN next week

    Foreign ministers and the chief negotiator for world powers will meet next week to try to figure out how to break an impasse in negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme, after talks yielded no sign of progress.

  • 18/09/2012 | World

    Iran calls Foreign Minister for a meeting at UN

    Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi summoned his Argentine counterpart Héctor Timerman for a meeting to be held next week at the United Nations General Assembly, the Ministry reported.

  • 10/09/2012 | World

    UN nuclear chief urges immediate access to Iran site

    UN nuclear watchdog chief pressed Iran today to grant his inspectors immediate access to the Parchin military site, where they believe Tehran may have conducted explosives tests relevant to the development of nuclear weapons.

  • 11/09/2012 | World

    Obama, Netanyahu speak, 'united' on Iran

    US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the threat posed by Iran's nuclear program and reaffirmed their united determination to prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, the White House said.

  • 17/09/2012 | World

    EU foreign policy chief to meet Iran nuclear negotiator

    EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will meet Iran's chief nuclear negotiator on Tuesday, Ashton's office said, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a political solution was still possible in the stand-off over Tehran's atomic programme.

  • 05/09/2012 | World

    Iran says it treats Israeli military threats as American

    Iran makes no distinction between US and Israeli interests and will retaliate against both countries if attacked, an Iranian military commander said.

  • 06/09/2012 | World

    US urges Iraq to inspect Iran supply flights to Syria

    US officials are questioning Iraq about Iranian flights in Iraqi airspace suspected of ferrying weapons to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose conflict with rebels threatens to drag his neighbors into a regional struggle.

  • 07/09/2012 | World

    UK’s Hague calls for more EU sanctions on Iran

    Foreign Secretary William Hague urged the European Union today to impose new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme, as Israel continues to threaten military action.

  • 24/08/2012 | World

    IAEA gets no deal with Iran on bomb research suspicions

    The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran failed on Friday to strike a deal aimed at allaying concerns about suspected nuclear weapons research by Tehran, a setback in efforts to resolve the stand-off diplomatically before any Israeli or US military action.

  • 26/08/2012 | World

    Israeli rabbi calls for prayers for Iran's destruction

    An influential Israeli rabbi has called for prayers for Iran's destruction, a week after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to court his support for a possible attack on a nuclear program Israel sees as an existential threat.

  • 30/08/2012 | World

    Iran leader rules out nuclear bomb, will pursue energy

    Iran has no interest in nuclear weapons but will keep pursuing peaceful nuclear energy, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told heads of state from developing countries in Tehran.

  • 21/08/2012 | World

    UN atomic watchdog in new bid to unblock Iran probe

    The UN nuclear watchdog will try to persuade Iran to address questions about its suspected nuclear weapons research at a meeting on Friday, more than two months after previous talks ended in failure.

  • 22/08/2012 | World

    UN to press Iran for access to alleged nuke facility

    UN nuclear inspectors will press again for access to a major military facility in talks with Iran this week as the International Atomic Energy Agency expressed concern about suspected whitewashing efforts.

  • 24/08/2012 | World

    Israel accuses Iran of accelerating work towards atomic weapons

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran today of making "accelerated progress towards achieving nuclear weapons", adding that it was "totally ignoring" Western demands to rein in its atomic programme.

  • 17/08/2012 | World

    Ahmadinejad says no place for Israel in new Middle East

    Many thousands of Iranians shouted "Death to America, death to Israel" during state-organized protests and president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told them there was no place for the Jewish state in a future Middle East.

  • 17/08/2012 | World

    Hezbollah says can kill tens of thousands of Israelis

    Hezbollah said it could kill tens of thousands of Israelis by hitting targets with what it described as precision-guided missiles in a declaration that seemed aimed at deterring Israeli strikes on Lebanon or its regional backer Iran.

  • 18/08/2012 | World

    EU's Ashton condemns 'hateful' Iran remarks on Israel

    The EU foreign policy chief said that comments by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who called Israel a "cancerous tumour" with no place in a future Middle East, were "outrageous and hateful".

  • 13/08/2012 | World

    Iran earthquakes: death toll reaches 300; gov't faces criticism

    Overcrowded hospitals in northwest Iran struggled to cope with thousands of earthquake victims as rescuers raced to reach remote villages after two powerful quakes killed nearly 300 people.

  • 14/08/2012 | World

    More bodies recovered as Iran quakes relief effort continues

    Rescue workers recovered more bodies three days after two powerful earthquakes struck northwest Iran, leaving more than 300 dead, but officials played down reports the number of casualties could still sharply increase.

  • 15/08/2012 | World

    Possible war with Iran could be month-long affair, Israel minister

    War with Iran would probably turn into a month-long conflict on various fronts with missile strikes on Israeli cities and some 500 dead, Israel's civil defense minister said in an interview published.

  • 02/08/2012 | World

    Iran, EU agree to talk again on nuclear dispute

    Chief negotiators for the EU and Iran agreed to hold more talks about Tehran's nuclear work, but the European Union gave no sign progress was imminent in the decade-long dispute.

  • 05/08/2012 | World

    Eye on Iran and Syria, Israel hardens missile shield

    Israel is upgrading its Arrow II ballistic missile shield in a US-backed "race" against Iran, Syria and other regional enemies, a senior Israeli defense official said.

  • 11/08/2012 | World

    Iran earthquakes kill 87 people in the northwest

    The death toll in two strong earthquakes which struck northwest Iran on Saturday rose to 87, with about 400 people injured, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted the head of the crisis centre in East Azerbaijan province as saying.

  • 29/07/2012 | World

    Romney talks tough on Iran during visit to Israel

    US Republican candidate Mitt Romney, presenting himself as Israel's best friend in the Nov. 6 presidential election, said that "any and all measures" must be used to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

  • 31/07/2012 | World

    Obama tightens sanctions on Iran energy, finance

    President Barack Obama announced new US sanctions against Iran's energy, petrochemical and financial sectors today that he said would further pressure the country for failing to meet international nuclear obligations.

  • 01/08/2012 | World

    US House approves new Iran sanctions on oil, shipping sectors

    The US House of Representatives passed a new package of sanctions against Iran that aim to punish banks, insurance companies and shippers that help Tehran sell its oil.

  • 14/07/2012 | World

    Iran issues new oil blockade warning

    Iran could prevent even "a single drop of oil" passing through the Strait of Hormuz if its security is threatened, a naval chief said today, as tensions simmer over Tehran's nuclear programme.

  • 17/07/2012 | World

    'US Navy attack threatens regional security,' Iran foreign ministry

    Iran criticized the actions of a US navy ship that shot at an approaching fishing boat off the United Arab Emirates, saying the incident showed foreign forces threatened regional security.

  • 18/07/2012 | World

    Israeli prime minister blames Iran for Bulgaria bomb

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today blamed Iran for a bomb blast which killed at least three people in the Bulgarian resort of Burgas and said Israel would respond.

  • 04/07/2012 | World

    Iran says can destroy US bases 'minutes after attack'

    Iran has threatened to destroy US military bases across the Middle East and target Israel within minutes of being attacked, Iranian media reported, as Revolutionary Guards extended test-firing of ballistic missiles into a third day.

  • 06/07/2012 | World

    Iran blames France, Germany for atom scientist assassinations

    Iran's spy chief accused German and French intelligence agencies today of involvement in assassinations of its nuclear scientists, sticking to a hard official line as sanctions imposed over its disputed atomic ambitions bite harder.

  • 07/07/2012 | World

    Iran plans to sell oil via consortium, evade ban

    Iran has reached agreements with European refiners to sell some of its oil through a private consortium, an official said today, a move designed to circumvent sanctions intended to put pressure on Tehran to halt its disputed nuclear programme.

  • 08/06/2012 | World

    IAEA says no progress in nuclear probe talks with Iran

    The UN nuclear watchdog said it had made no progress in talks with Iran on Friday to finalise a deal on resuming a long-stalled investigation into suspected nuclear weapons research by Tehran and it called the outcome "disappointing".

  • 21/06/2012 | World

    Iran says detected 'massive cyber attack' on nuclear facilities

    Iran has detected a planned "massive cyber attack" against its nuclear facilities, state television said today, after talks with major powers this week failed to resolve a row over Tehran's disputed nuclear activities.

  • 03/07/2012 | World

    Iran says test-fires missiles over threats of attack

    Iran said it had successfully tested medium-range missiles capable of hitting Israel in response to threats of military action against the country, Iranian media reported.

  • 02/06/2012 | World

    Iran threatens to target US bases if attacked

    Iran has warned the United States not to resort to military action a gainst it, saying US bases in the region were vulnerable to the Islamic Republic's missiles, state media reported.

  • 04/06/2012 | World

    IAEA sees demolition at Iran military site the UN wants to visit

    Satellite images indicate that buildings are being demolished and soil removed at Parchin, an Iranian military site the UN nuclear watchdog wants to visit, its chief said.

  • 05/06/2012 | World

    Iran hopeful on atomic talks if 'rights' respected

    If the world recognises Iran's "nuclear rights," negotiations aimed at easing a standoff with the West later this month could have a positive outcome, an adviser to Iran's supreme leader was quoted as saying.

  • 25/05/2012 | World

    Iran, big powers agree to hold more nuclear talks in June

    Iran and world powers agreed to meet again next month to try to ease the long standoff over its nuclear work despite achieving scant progress at talks in Baghdad towards resolving the main sticking points of their dispute.

  • 28/05/2012 | World

    Powerful 'Flame' cyber weapon found in Iran

    Security experts have discovered a highly sophisticated computer virus in Iran and the Middle East that they believe was deployed at least five years ago to engage in state-sponsored cyber espionage.

  • 29/05/2012 | World

    Israel says nuclear talks with Iran 'have achieved nothing'

    International nuclear talks with Iran have achieved nothing, a senior Israeli official said, suggesting that some Western nations were happy to see the negotiations drag on.

  • 22/05/2012 | World

    IAEA chief says nears deal with Iran ahead of power talks

    The UN nuclear watchdog chief said today he expected to sign a deal with Iran soon to ease investigation into suspected work on atom bombs, potentially brightening prospects for big-power talks with Tehran to stop a drift towards conflict.

  • 23/05/2012 | World

    Powers, Iran discuss detail of possible nuclear deal

    World powers and Iran held unusually detailed talks today about how it could show its nuclear work is not a disguised quest for atom bombs, in a Baghdad meeting aimed at halting a slide toward a new Middle East war.

  • 24/05/2012 | World

    Iran, powers agree nuke talks Moscow June 18-19

    Iran and world powers will meet in Moscow on June 18-19 to hold further talks to try solve a long-standing dispute about an Iranian nuclear energy program, European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said today.

  • 14/05/2012 | World

    UK warns of more EU Iran sanctions if no change

    The European Union will impose tougher sanctions on Iran if it fails to take concrete steps to allay international concerns over its nuclear programme, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.

  • 17/05/2012 | World

    Iran threatens to sue Google over dropping Persian Gulf

    Iran's Foreign Ministry threatened to take legal action against Google for dropping the name Persian Gulf from its Google Maps and leaving the waterway between Iran and Arab states nameless, state television reported.

  • 17/05/2012 | World

    Russia says action on Syria, Iran may go nuclear

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warnedthat military action against sovereign states could lead to a regional nuclear war, starkly voicing Moscow's opposition to Western intervention ahead of a G8 summit at which Syria and Iran will be discussed

  • 03/05/2012 | World

    Clinton urges China to help on Iran, North Korea

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged China to help defuse tension over Iran, North Korea and other global flashpoints, seeking to salvage talks that have been overwhelmed by negotiations over a dissident.

  • 07/05/2012 | World

    US wants 'urgent' Iranian steps in nuclear talks

    The United States called on Iran today to take "urgent practical steps" to build confidence during nuclear talks with world powers, and the European Union said Tehran must suspend sensitive atomic activities.

  • 08/05/2012 | World

    In surprise move, Netanyahu forms unity government

    In a surprise move, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed a unity government today which has been negotiated secretly over the past days and sealed at a private meeting overnight.

  • 27/04/2012 | World

    Iran says to resume talks with nuclear watchdog in May

    Iran will resume talks with the UN nuclear watchdog in Vienna on May 13-14, state media quoted the Iranian ambassador to the body.

  • 28/04/2012 | World

    UN nuclear watchdog to resume Iran talks in mid-May

    The United Nations nuclear watchdog confirmed today it will resume talks with Iran in mid-May, more than two months after the last meeting over concerns about the Islamic state's atomic activities ended in failure.

  • 30/04/2012 | World

    Iran hopes for 'successful' nuclear talks with UN

    An Iranian envoy voiced hope that talks with the UN nuclear watchdog in mid-May would help resolve "outstanding issues", but he again ruled out any halt to the Islamic state's controversial uranium enrichment program.

  • 14/04/2012 | World

    EU says initial nuclear talks with Iran 'constructive'

    World powers and Iran held talks on Tehran's nuclear programme in Istanbul today in a "constructive atmosphere", a European Union spokesman said after the first session.

  • 15/04/2012 | World

    Iran, big powers agree - to keep talking

    After a year of sanctions and sabre-rattling over Iran's nuclear programme, negotiators from Tehran and six world powers finally resumed talks and found at least enough common ground to agree to meet again next month.

  • 15/04/2012 | World

    Obama says more Iran sanctions coming if talks drag

    US President Barack Obama said there would be more sanctions imposed on Iran if there is no breakthrough in nuclear talks with global powers in the coming months, responding to Israeli accusations that Tehran has been given a "freebie."

  • 09/04/2012 | World

    Atomic chief: Iran not interested in fuel swap

    Iran has no interest in reviving a failed nuclear fuel swap deal with Western powers, but might scale back production of higher-grade enriched uranium once it has the material it needs, the head of the country's atomic energy organisation said.

  • 10/04/2012 | World

    Iran cuts oil to Spain ahead of nuclear talks

    Iran has cut oil exports to Spain and may halt sales to Germany and Italy, Iran's English-language state television reported, in an apparent move to strengthen its position ahead of crucial talks with world powers later this week.

  • 11/04/2012 | World

    Iran to offer new proposals at nuclear talks

    Iran will present new proposals at talks on Saturday aimed at easing concerns about its nuclear activity, state television said, but it was unclear if Tehran was willing to address its disputed uranium enrichment drive as six world powers want.

  • 26/03/2012 | World

    Obama vows to pursue further nuclear cuts; warns Iran, North Korea

    US President Barack Obama vowed today to pursue further nuclear arms cuts with Russia, urged China to follow suit and issued stern warnings to North Korea and Iran in their nuclear standoffs with the West.

  • 30/03/2012 | World

    Obama says enough world oil to crack down on Iran

    US President Barack Obama vowed to forge ahead with tough sanctions on Iran, saying there was enough oil in the world market - including emergency stockpiles - to allow countries to cut Iranian imports.

  • 03/04/2012 | World

    Iran says could hit US if it came under attack

    The United States would not be safe from Iran's retaliation if the Islamic state came under attack from Washington, Iran newspaper quoted a senior Revolutionary Guards commander as saying.

  • 18/03/2012 | World

    UK says Iran blocking website in censorship battle

    Britain accused Iran of blocking a website days after it was launched by the British government to reach out to Iranians, in the latest spat over media censorship.

  • 20/03/2012 | World

    Obama addresses Iranians, accuses gov’t of ‘electronic curtain’

    President Barack Obama accused Iran today of imposing an "electronic curtain" to stop the free flow of ideas and information into the Islamic republic and promised a new US push to ease the Iranian people's access to the Internet.

  • 20/03/2012 | World

    ‘Iran will attack to defend itself’: Ayatollah Khamenei

    In the face of aggression from the United States or Israel, Iran will attack to defend itself, Iran's most powerful figure, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said today.

  • 13/03/2012 | World

    Obama, Cameron vow partnership; urge Iran to 'meet its obligations or face the consequences'

    In a joint article for yesterday's Washington Post, United States President Barack Obama and United Kingdom’s Prime Minister David Cameron stressed the two countries’ historical partnership and vowed to extend the relationship as the two work together on key international issues.

  • 14/03/2012 | World

    Defiant Ahmadinejad grilled by Iranian parliament

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was summoned to parliament today for an unprecedented grilling by lawmakers who accused him of economic mismanagement and making "illegal" appointments. Ahmadinejad gave a defiant and at times mocking defence of his economic and political managemen

  • 15/03/2012 | World

    Sanctions vice tightens on Iran over nuclear dispute

    The sanctions vice is tightening on Iran, cutting it out of key global financial networks, but Tehran is taking urgent steps to withstand the pressure over a nuclear program the West suspects is intended to produce bombs.

  • 06/03/2012 | World

    Obama seeks to calm 'drumbeat of war' over Iran

    US President Barack Obama said the United States 'will not countenance' Iran developing a nuclear weapon but pledged to take a sober approach to dealing with Tehran's nuclear programme.

  • 06/03/2012 | World

    Netanyahu stands firm on right to attack Iran

    Benjamin Netanyahu assured President Barack Obama that Israel has not made any decision on attacking Iran's nuclear sites, sources close to the talks said, but the Israeli prime minister gave no sign of backing away from possible military action.

  • 08/03/2012 | World

    IAEA urges Iran to open its doors to inspectors

    United States, China, Russia, France, Germany and Britain told Iran today to let international inspectors visit a military site where the UN nuclear watchdog says development work relevant for nuclear weapons may have taken place.

  • 02/03/2012 | World

    Obama says he's not bluffing on Iran military option

    US President Barack Obama issued his most direct threat yet of US military action against Iran if it builds a nuclear weapon, but in a message to Israel's leader ahead of White House talks he also cautioned against a pre-emptive Israeli strike.

  • 04/03/2012 | World

    Obama warns against 'loose talk' of war on Iran

    President Barack Obama warned on Sunday against "loose talk" of a war with Iran ahead of a crucial meeting in which he will urge Israel's prime minister to avoid a premature strike on the Islamic Republic's nuclear facilities.

  • 05/03/2012 | World

    Obama, Netanyahu give no sign of narrowing gap on Iran

    US President Barack Obama appealed to Benjamin Netanyahu to give sanctions time to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions, but the Israeli prime minister offered no sign of backing away from possible military action, saying his country must be the "master of its fate."

  • 23/02/2012 | World

    Japan may cut Iran oil imports by over 20 percent

    Japan may cut Iranian crude oil imports by a more-than-expected 20 percent as it seeks a waiver from US sanctions, a newspaper reported, a move which would spare its banks from a major blow but also boost its rising fuel import bill.

  • 24/02/2012 | World

    IAEA report: Iran has expanded sensitive nuclear work

    Iran has sharply stepped up its controversial uranium enrichment drive, the UN nuclear agency said in a report that will further inflame Israeli fears the Islamic Republic is pushing ahead with atomic bomb plans.

  • 25/02/2012 | World

    IAEA: Iran uranium 'discrepancy' still unresolved

    Iran has yet to give an explanation over a small quantity of missing uranium metal from a research site, the UN nuclear watchdog said in a report that voiced concern over possible military links to Tehran's nuclear programme.

  • 21/02/2012 | World

    White House: still time for Iran diplomacy to work

    The White House said today there is still enough time for diplomacy with Iran to work and prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

  • 22/02/2012 | World

    Iran defiant as UN nuclear talks fail

    The UN nuclear watchdog ended its latest mission to Iran after talks on Tehran's suspected secret atomic weapons research failed, a setback likely to increase the risk of confrontation with the West.

  • 22/02/2012 | World

    US chides Iran over failure of IAEA mission

    The White House today criticized Iran over the failure of the UN nuclear watchdog's latest mission, saying it again showed Tehran's refusal to abide by its international obligations over its nuclear program.

  • 11/02/2012 | World

    Iran to announce nuclear progress, Ahmadinejad

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic, targeted by tougher Western sanctions, would soon announce advances in its nuclear programme.

  • 13/02/2012 | World

    Bombers target Israeli embassies in India and Georgia; government blames Iran

    Bombers targeted staff at Israel's embassies in India and Georgia today, wounding four people, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of being involved in the attacks. Israel had put its foreign missions on especially high alert.

  • 15/02/2012 | World

    Iran stops oil exports to six EU countries, reports state TV

    Iran has stopped oil exports to six European states in retaliation for European Union sanctions imposed on the Islamic state's key export, its English-language Press TV reported today.

  • 05/02/2012 | World

    Obama says risky to attack Iran, wants diplomatic fix

    US President Barack Obama said on Sunday there were important risks to consider before any military strike against Iran and made clear he does not want to see more conflict in the oil-producing Gulf region.

  • 07/02/2012 | World

    Iran: US sanctions are a 'psychological warfare' and are 'doomed to fail'

    Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman today denounced as "an antagonistic move" a tightening of US sanctions targeting Tehran's central bank and giving US banks new powers to freeze Iranian government assets, adding the measure will have no impact.

  • 08/02/2012 | World

    Iran says can hit US interests worldwide if attacked

    Iran is capable of carrying out military strikes on US interests all around the world if the Islamic Republic is attacked by the United States, Iran's ambassador to Moscow said today.

  • 03/02/2012 | World

    Iran warns of retaliation over oil sanctions

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran would retaliate over Western-backed oil sanctions and any threat of attack, after US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta was cited as saying he feared a possible Israeli strike as early as April.

  • 04/02/2012 | World

    Iran says oil ban will not halt nuclear work

    Iran's oil minister said the Islamic state would not retreat from its nuclear programme even if its crude oil exports grind to a halt, the official IRNA news agency reported

  • 05/02/2012 | World

    Iran threatens to hit any country used to attack its soil

    Iran will target any country used as a launchpad for attacks against its soil, the deputy Revolutionary Guards commander said, expanding Tehran's range of threats in an increasingly volatile stand-off with world powers over its nuclear ambitions. 

  • 23/01/2012 | World

    EU bans Iranian oil, Tehran responds with threats

    The European Union banned imports of oil from Iran today and imposed a number of other economic sanctions, joining the United States in a new round of measures aimed at deflecting Tehran's nuclear development programme.

  • 26/01/2012 | World

    Ahmadinejad says EU to be sanctions loser

    The European Union rather than Iran will lose out under new EU sanctions banning Iranian oil, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today as lawmakers said they might cut supplies to EU countries ahead of a July 1 deadline.

  • 27/01/2012 | World

    Iran hits back at EU with own oil embargo threat

    Fighting sanctions with sanctions in a trial of strength with the West over its nuclear ambitions, Iran warned it may halt oil exports to Europe next week in a move calculated to hurt ailing European economies.

  • 19/01/2012 | World

    France's Juppe sees EU sanctions on Iran Monday

    EU foreign ministers are expected to agree on an oil embargo against Iran and a freeze on the assets of its central bank at a meeting scheduled for Monday, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said.

  • 19/01/2012 | World

    Earthquake hits northeast Iran, 100 injured

    About 100 people were injured when an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit northeastern Iran today, state television reported.

  • 20/01/2012 | World

    Sarkozy: ‘Time running out for Iran diplomacy’

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy said today that Iran's leaders must be forced to negotiate over the country's uranium enrichment programme because time was running out to avoid a military intervention.

  • 11/01/2012 | World

    Iran says bomb kills nuclear scientist, blames Israel

    Iran said one of its nuclear scientists was killed today by a magnet bomb fixed to his car by a motorcyclist and blamed Israel for the attack, intensifying diplomatic tensions the West over Tehran's nuclear program.

  • 15/01/2012 | World

    Iran says received US letter on Hormuz Strait

    Iran said on Sunday it had received a letter from the US government about the Strait of Hormuz, the crucial oil shipping lane that Tehran has threatened to close if sanctions prevent it exporting oil.

  • 15/01/2012 | World

    Netanyahu deputy 'disappointed' with Obama on Iran

    A senior Israeli official voiced disappointment in the Obama administration on Sunday, saying "election-year considerations" lay behind its caution over tough Iran sanctions sought by US legislators.

  • 09/01/2012 | World

    Iran sentences US-Iranian man to death for spying

    Iran's Revolutionary Court has sentenced an Iranian-American man to death for spying for the CIA, a news agency quoted a judiciary official as saying, a move likely to aggravate US-Iranian tension already high because of Tehran's nuclear work.

  • 09/01/2012 | World

    IAEA confirms Iran started enriching uranium

    The United Nations nuclear watchdog confirmed today that Iran has started enriching uranium at an underground site and said all atomic material there was under its surveillance.

  • 10/01/2012 | World

    EU meeting on Iran oil embargo set for Jan 23

    European Union governments agreed today to bring forward a meeting of foreign ministers expected to decide on an oil embargo on Iran by one week to January 23.

  • 03/01/2012 | World

    Iran threatens US Navy as sanctions hit economy

    Iran threatened today to take action if the US Navy moves an aircraft carrier into the Gulf, Tehran's most aggressive statement yet after weeks of sabre-rattling as new US and EU financial sanctions take a toll on its economy.

  • 05/01/2012 | World

    UK signals ready to use force to keep Strait open

    Britain signalled its readiness to use military force if necessary to keep the Strait of Hormuz open, warning Iran not to miscalculate over the West's determination to prevent disruption to the key shipping route.

  • 06/01/2012 | World

    Iran plans more war games in strait

    Iran announced plans today for new military exercises in the world's most important oil shipping lane, the latest in weeks of bellicose gestures towards the West as new sanctions threaten Tehran's oil exports.

  • 29/12/2011 | World

    Iran warns US over Strait of Hormuz

    A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said the United States was not in a position to tell Tehran "what to do in the Strait of Hormuz," state television reported, after the US said it would preserve oil shipments in the Gulf.

  • 30/12/2011 | World

    Iran to fire long-range missiles during drill, news agency reports

    Iran will fire long-range missiles during a naval drill in the Gulf tomorrow, a semi-official news agency reported, a show of force at a time when Iran has threatened to close shipping lanes if the West imposes sanctions on its oil exports.

  • 01/01/2012 | World

    Iran reports nuclear progress as sanctions loom

    Iran announced a nuclear fuel breakthrough and test-fired a new radar-evading medium-range missile in the Gulf, moves that could further antagonise the West at a time when Tehran is trying to avert harsh new sanctions on its oil industry.

  • 17/12/2011 | World

    Iran says arrests another CIA spy

    Iranian authorities said  they had arrested an Iranian caught spying for the United States, the Islamic Republic's latest claim of success in a spying war with Washington.

  • 20/12/2011 | World

    Diplomats agree to increase pressure on Iran

    Diplomats from the United States, the European Union and other allies agreed to step up pressure on Iran to force it to resume talks over its nuclear programme, an Italian diplomatic source said

  • 20/12/2011 | World

    Iran invites UN nuclear agency team to visit

    Iran has renewed an invitation to the UN nuclear agency to visit the country "with the aim of resolving" issues, the Islamic state's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency told reporters today.

  • 03/12/2011 | World

    Iran diplomats return from UK to heroes' welcome

    Iranian diplomats expelled from Britain after radical youths stormed the British embassy in Tehran arrived home to supporters bearing flowers and chanting "Death to England".

  • 04/12/2011 | World

    US official says no sign Iran shot down drone

    Iranian media reported that their country's military had shot down a US reconnaissance drone in eastern Iran, but a US official said there was no indication the aircraft had been shot down.

  • 16/12/2011 | World

    Russia says seized radioactive material en route to Iran

    The Russian customs service said it had seized radioactive material found in the luggage of a passenger bound for Tehran at Moscow's Sheremetyevo international airport.

  • 30/11/2011 | World

    Germany recalls ambassador from Iran

    Germany has recalled its ambassador to Iran for consultation after the British diplomatic mission in Tehran was stormed yesterday, German media reported today.

  • 01/12/2011 | World

    EU adds about 180 names to Iran sanctions list

    EU governments agreed today to add about 180 people and entities to its sanctions on Iran, an EU official said. The ratcheting up of pressure on Iran follows a November 8 report by the International Atomic Energy Agency which presented intelligence suggesting Iran had worked on designing an atomic bomb.

  • 02/12/2011 | World

    Expelled Iran diplomats leave Britain

    All Iranian diplomats left Britain, expelled in response to protesters storming the British embassy in Tehran, hardening a confrontation between Tehran and the West over its nuclear programme.

  • 29/11/2011 | World

    Iranian protesters enter UK compound in Tehran

    Iranian protesters stormed the British Embassy compound in Tehran, smashing windows and burning the British flag during a rally to protest against sanctions imposed by Britain, live Iranian television showed.

  • 29/11/2011 | World

    UK's Cameron: Iran embassy attacks 'outrageous'

    British Prime Minister David Cameron labelled an attack by Iranian protesters on the British embassy in Tehran "outrageous and indefensible" and called on the Islamic republic to prosecute those responsible.

  • 30/11/2011 | World

    UK orders closure of Iran's London embassy

    Britain said it had ordered the immediate closure of Iran's embassy in London and had closed its own embassy in Tehran after it was stormed by protesters.

  • 18/11/2011 | World

    UN nuclear watchdog board rebukes defiant Iran

    The UN nuclear watchdog board censured Iran over mounting suspicions it is trying to develop nuclear weapons, but Tehran said the move would only strengthen its determination to press on with sensitive work.

  • 19/11/2011 | World

    Iran defiant after UN nuclear resolution

    Iranian media described a resolution from the UN nuclear watchdog expressing "deep and increasing concern" about the country's atomic programme as a victory, celebrating the fact it does not call for new UN sanctions.

  • 21/11/2011 | World

    US to name Iran area of 'money laundering concern'

    The Treasury Department plans to designate Iran as an area of "primary money laundering concern" today, a US official said, a move allowing it to take steps to further isolate the Iranian financial sector.

  • 16/11/2011 | World

    Powers close to deal on IAEA Iran resolution

    World powers look set to overcome their differences and agree on a UN atomic agency resolution aimed at putting diplomatic pressure on Iran to address mounting fears about its nuclear programme, Western diplomats said.

  • 17/11/2011 | World

    Big powers voice 'increasing concern' about Iran in draft UN resolution

    The six world powers agreed a draft UN atomic agency resolution aimed at putting diplomatic pressure on Iran to address mounting fears about its disputed nuclear programme, diplomats said.

  • 17/11/2011 | World

    UN seeks to send high-level mission to Iran

    The United Nations nuclear watchdog wants to send a high-level mission to Iran to address mounting concerns the country may be seeking to design atomic bombs, its head said today.

  • 12/11/2011 | World

    Iran military arsenal blast death toll rises to 17

    The death toll from a massive blast at an arms depot on an Iranian military base on Saturday has risen to 17, state broadcaster IRIB said on its website

  • 13/11/2011 | World

    Israel says Iran closer to atom bomb than thought

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the full extent of Iran's nuclear programme was not reflected in a recent UN report, which said that Tehran appeared to have worked on designing an atomic bomb.

  • 14/11/2011 | World

    EU ministers postpone decision on new Iran sanctions

    European Union foreign ministers spoke out in favour of tougher sanctions against Iran on Monday, but decided to wait until their next meeting on Dec 1. before taking further action.

  • 09/11/2011 | World

    UN report: Iran moved nuclear material to bunker

    Iran has started moving nuclear material to an underground facility for the pursuit of sensitive atomic activities, a UN nuclear agency report showed, a development likely to add to Western suspicions Tehran is trying to build a weapon.

  • 09/11/2011 | World

    Iran open to nuclear talks, Western countries call for new sanctions

    Iran remains ready to engage in negotiations with world powers concerned about its nuclear programme, but only if the other parties show it due respect, its Foreign Ministry spokesman said today. Western countries called for new sanctions against Iran, but veto-wielder Russia indicated it would block new measures at the UN Security Council.

  • 10/11/2011 | World

    EU may target Iran with new sanctions in weeks, diplomats say

    European Union governments could approve a new package of sanctions against Iran in the coming weeks, EU diplomats said today, over a UN report that Tehran has worked to design atom bombs.

  • 03/11/2011 | World

    Tehran warns US against entering 'collision course' with Iran

    Iran warned the United States today that it should think twice before it enters a "collision course" with the Islamic Republic over its nuclear programme.

  • 08/11/2011 | World

    US mulls Iran sanctions but not on oil, central bank

    The United States may impose more sanctions on Iran, possibly on commercial banks or front companies, but is unlikely to go after its oil and gas sector or its central bank for now, a US official said. The UN nuclear watchdog reported Iran has worked on developing an atomic bomb design.

  • 08/11/2011 | World

    Russia rails against release of IAEA report

    Russia criticized today the release of information in a UN nuclear agency report on Iran's nuclear programme, saying it would reduce hopes for dialogue with Tehran and suggesting it was aimed to scuttle the chances for a diplomatic solution.

  • 25/10/2011 | World

    Ahmadinejad: 'Show me one Western president who has not signed an agreement with Gaddafi'

    Western countries supported Muammar Gaddafi when it suited them but bombed the Libyan leader when he no longer served their purpose in order to "plunder" the north African country's oil wealth, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today.

  • 26/10/2011 | World

    Iran’s Ahmadinejad congratulates CFK, seeks to improve relatonship

    Iran’s President, Mahmud Ahmadinejad, sent his regards to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for last Sunday’s reelection, and insisted on his desire to improve the relationship with Argentina.

  • 28/10/2011 | World

    Reports: Three separate blasts in Iran energy sector

    Three separate explosions were reported on Iranian oil and gas infrastructure, with an oil field blast killing one person. There was no apparent connection between the three incidents but they are likely to raise concerns about safety in Iran's vital energy sector, which has been deprived of foreign investments due to sanctions.

  • 17/10/2011 | World

    Iran to examine 'seriously and patiently' US plot allegations

    Iran said today it would examine "seriously and patiently" US allegations it planned to assassinate a Saudi ambassador and called on Washington to send evidence of the plot it has dismissed as baseless propaganda.

  • 18/10/2011 | World

    UK freezes assets of five for alleged Iranian plot

    Britain has frozen the assets of five men, including two key suspects in an alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in the United States, matching sanctions taken by US authorities.

  • 21/10/2011 | World

    EU takes steps against five over Saudi envoy plot

    European Union governments agreed today to impose sanctions on five people linked to an alleged Iranian plot to kill Saudi ambassador to the United States, they said.

  • 14/10/2011 | World

    Alleged plot: Iranian official denies direct contact with US

    An official at Iran's United Nations mission denied that Tehran had been in direct contact with the United States over an allegation it was behind a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador on US soil, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported

  • 15/10/2011 | World

    Iran's supreme leader calls US accusations meaningless

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said US accusations that two Iranians planned to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington were "meaningless", state TV reported.

  • 16/10/2011 | World

    Iran demands access to accused US plotter

    Iran demanded consular access to a man held in the United States over a suspected plot to kill the Saudi ambassador and vowed to respond robustly to any "inappropriate measure" by the West.

  • 12/10/2011 | World

    Obama speaks to Saudi King on alleged Iran plot

    US President Barack Obama spoke to Saudi King Abdullah about the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, according to the White House.

  • 13/10/2011 | World

    Obama: alleged Iran plot will worsen isolation

    An alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States will prompt Washington to apply the toughest possible sanctions to further isolate Iran, US President Barack Obama said.

  • 13/10/2011 | World

    UK will work with allies 'to agree on international response'

    Britain will work with the United States, the European Union and Saudi Arabia to agree on an international response to an alleged Iranian-backed plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington, Foreign Secretary William Hague said.

  • 11/10/2011 | World

    Iran rejects US allegations of Saudi envoy plot

    Iran rejected US allegations that two Iranians planned to assassinate the Saudi envoy to Washington, calling it a "untrue and baseless", the country's English language Press TV reported.

  • 11/10/2011 | World

    Saudi Arabia to 'take measures' after Iran plot-official

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be expected to 'take measures' by its people after US authorities broke up a plot by two men linked to the Iranian government to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the United States.

  • 12/10/2011 | World

    US: 'We are working with our allies and at the UN to continue to isolate Iran'

    The White House said today it was taking "no options off the table" in dealing with Iran after US authorities broke up an alleged plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, but that US policy was focussed on pressing sanctions on Tehran.

  • 05/09/2011 | World

    Iran ready for 'full' UN oversight if sanctions go

    Iran would be ready to grant the UN atomic watchdog "full supervision" of its nuclear activities for five years if UN sanctions were lifted, a senior official was quoted as saying today, an offer the West will likely greet with scepticism.

  • 22/09/2011 | World

    White House dismisses Ahmadinejad condemnation of US

    The White House dismissed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's attack on US policy in his speech at the United Nations today and accused Iran's government of "vile mistreatment" of its own citizens.

  • 30/09/2011 | World

    Iran resumes gas exports to Turkey, media report

    Iran resumed natural gas exports to Turkey today after an eight-day halt requested by Turkey over technical reasons, the Iranian semi-official Mehr news agency reported.

  • 27/06/2011 | World

    Russia sees Iran nuclear plant running in August

    Iran's Russian-built nuclear power plant is likely to become fully operational in early August, Russian news agencies quoted a senior diplomat as saying today.

  • 29/06/2011 | World

    UK accuses Iran of violating UN resolution

    Britain accused Iran of carrying out covert tests of a missile that could carry a nuclear warhead, in violation of a UN resolution, an accusation which Tehran immediately denied.

  • 15/08/2011 | World

    Iran's 'nuclear partner' Russia seeks to revive global talks

    Russia will look to revive nuclear talks between Iran and the world's biggest economic and military powers this week, hoping its special relationship with Tehran can help jolt back to life negotiations that some analysts consider "dead in the water."

  • 24/05/2011 | World

    Lethal blast at Iran refinery as Ahmadinejad visits

    An explosion at an Iranian oil refinery during a visit by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on left the president unhurt but delivered an embarrassing blow to his drive to increase gasoline output and foil international sanctions.Two people were killed and 12 injured.

  • 24/05/2011 | World

    US sanctions 23 companies for Iranian ties, Venezuelan PDVSA among them

    The United States announced new sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA and six other smaller oil and shipping companies for engaging in trade with Iran in violation of a US ban. Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said that Venezuela was still studying whether it could fulfill all its oil supply obligations after the sanctions.

  • 07/06/2011 | World

    Iran sends submarines to Red Sea

    Iran has sent submarines to the Red Sea, the semi-official Fars news agency reported today, citing an unidentified source, in a move that could anger Israel.

  • 10/05/2011 | World

    Iran tells EU next atom talks must be without pressure

    Iran's nuclear negotiator has said the next talks with world powers must be held without pressure, which analysts said indicated Tehran would stick to its refusal to address its uranium enrichment drive.

  • 18/05/2011 | World

    Iran rejects US sanctions as 'psychological warfare'

    Iran accused Washington of engaging in "psychological warfare" after the US Treasury added an Iranian state bank to its list of blacklisted companies, semi-official news agency ISNA reported.

  • 23/05/2011 | World

    European Union significantly expands sanctions against Iran

    The European Union significantly extended its sanctions against Iran, reflecting mounting frustration over a lack of progress in nuclear talks with Tehran.

  • 01/03/2011 | World

    Diabetes out of control in many countries, US study

    People with diabetes in the United States and several other countries do not get effective treatment to control their disease, US researchers said, and health insurance, not personal wealth, plays a big role in determining which diabetics get good care.

  • 13/03/2011 | World

    Iran to put US citizens on trial again in May

    Iran will put three US citizens facing spying charges on trial for the second time on May 11, an official was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.

  • 09/05/2011 | World

    Iran doing final pre-start tests at nuclear plant

    Iran is conducting final tests at its first nuclear power plant and it is expected to start generating electricity in the next two months, Iranian media said.

  • 04/01/2011 | World

    Iran invites IAEA envoys to visit nuclear sites

    Iran has invited envoys from China, the European Union and elsewhere to visit key nuclear sites in a bid to show openness about its disputed atomic work ahead of new talks with major powers later this month.

  • 22/01/2011 | World

    Big powers leave Iran nuclear talks empty-handed

    World powers failed to prise any change from Iran in two days of talks on its nuclear programme, with the EU and United States calling the discussions disappointing and saying no further meetings were planned.

  • 14/02/2011 | World

    Iran opposition protests, agency reports shooting

    Thousands of Iranian opposition activists rallied in support of popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia and a semi-official news agency said one person was shot dead and several wounded by protesters.

  • 13/12/2010 | World

    Iranian president sacks foreign minister

    Hardline Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sacked the foreign minister and appointed the top nuclear official as caretaker to the key post, the official IRNA news agency reported.

  • 23/12/2010 | World

    Iran says January nuclear talks historic opportunity

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said talks with major powers in Istanbul next month would be a historic opportunity to resolve the nuclear dispute if the West dropped what he called its policy of confrontation.

  • 02/01/2011 | World

    Iran says shot down two spy planes in Gulf

    Iran has shot down two unmanned western reconnaissance drone aircraft in the Gulf, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency.

  • 11/01/2012 | Latin America

    Ahmadinejad starts one-day Cuba visit

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Havana today for a one-day visit amid heightened international tensions after an Iranian nuclear scientist was killed in a Tehran car bombing.

  • 08/03/2013 | Latin America

    More than 30 world leaders honor Chávez at funeral

    Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Cuba's Raul Castro joined about 30 other heads of state at Hugo Chávez's funderal in an emotional farewell to the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America.

  • 25/01/2011 | Latin America

    Obama to visit Brazil in sign of warmer ties

    US President Barack Obama plans to visit Brazil in March in a sign that ties between the two countries are substantially improving after a year of tension over Iran, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reports.

  • 19/12/2011 | Latin America

    US voices concerns over Venezuela’s Cuban, Iranian ties

    The United States believes increasingly warm ties between Venezuela, Iran and Cuba do not benefit the Venezuelan people, US President Barack Obama said in an interview with a Venezuelan newspaper published today.

  • 09/01/2012 | Latin America

    Iranian, Venezuelan leaders rebuff US, joke about bomb

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez lavished each other with praise, mocked US disapproval and joked about having an atomic bomb at their disposal.

  • 12/08/2012 | Sports

    Two earthquakes in Iran kill 300 and injure 5,000

    Overcrowded hospitals in northwest Iran struggled to cope with thousands of earthquake victims as rescuers raced to reach remote villages after two powerful quakes killed nearly 300 people.

  • 04/02/2013 | Arts and Media

    Berlin film festival looks east, hot topics in frame

    The Berlin film festival looks east this year with six of 19 competition entries either made or based behind the old Iron Curtain, while two star-studded US movies tackle big business - energy and pharmaceuticals.

  • 16/11/2011 | Arts and Media

    'Dog Sweat' shows secret life of rebellious Iranians

    Iranian-American filmmaker Hossein Keshavarz's directorial debut, "Dog Sweat," has won recognition at world film festivals, but it will never be seen in his homeland.

  • 06/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    Simpsons join Barbie in Iran ban

    The Simpsons are corroding the morals of Iranian youth, an official said, as dolls based on Bart, Homer and the rest of the US cartoon family joined the shapely Barbie among Western toys targeted by a new crackdown in Tehran.

  • 28/01/2013 | Arts and Media

    'Argo' boosts Oscar chances with 2 weekend award

    Iran hostage drama "Argo" won its second big award in two days yesterday, boosting its chances of winning a best picture Oscar next month in a race that had been considered wide open.

  • 19/02/2011 | Arts and Media

    Acclaimed Iranian film triumphs in Berlin

    Iranian drama "Nader and Simin: A Separation" won the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin film festival, while its ensemble cast also picked up the best actor and actress prizes on a triumphant night.

  • 07/05/2011 | Arts and Media

    Cannes festival honours jailed Iran directors

    Jailed Iranian film directors Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof will be honoured at the Cannes film festival this year, organizers said.

  • 23/09/2011 | Arts and Media

    Sean Penn worked to get Americans from Iran

    US actor Sean Penn engaged in attempts to secure the release of two Americans freed by Iran this week, flying to Venezuela to ask President Hugo Chávez to intervene with Iran's leader, a source close to the release process said.

  • 20/03/2014 | Multimedia

    In video message, Obama tells Iranians there is chance for nuclear deal

    President Barack Obama sent a video message to Iranians today to say there is a chance to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran if Tehran takes verifiable steps to assure the West its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

  • 28/02/2013 | Argentina

    Lower House approves Iran accord

    After reaching quorum yesterday and a day-long debate, the Victory Front (FpV) and its allied parties passed into law the bill to give treaty status to the accord signed with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack.

  • 06/03/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Opposition requests accord delay

    Opposition deputies sent a letter to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner requesting that she “postpone the ratification of the treaty (with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack) until after the public trial over the (domestic) cover-up of the attack.”

  • 21/05/2013 | World

    Iran approves AMIA deal

    Iran has approved the memorandum of understanding with Argentina to create a joint “truth commission” to probe the 1994 terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish community centre, Iranian Embassy chargé d’affaires Ali Pakdaman informed a local radio yesterday.

  • 22/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Di María defends Argentina performance after Iran win

    Argentina midfielder Ángel Di María fought back against critics of the team following a 1-0 World Cup victory over Iran, affirming that the team was on the right track despite a less than convincing display.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Bosnia end Iran hopes, record first World Cup victory

    Bosnia beat Iran 3-1 in their Group F finale today to record their first World Cup win and deny the West Asians any chance of reaching the knockout stage.

  • 21/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Messi beauty saves disappointing Argentina in injury-time

  • 21/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Messi: ‘The important thing is that we won’

    Argentina forward Lionel Messi lamented the Albiceleste hasn’t been able to show all its potential in the World Cup so far, but highlighted the victory against Iran and said the most important thing is having qualified to the last-16 stage after the first two games.

  • 21/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Maradona saw the match and received an ovation

    Argentine football icon Diego Armando Maradona was able to enter today the Mineirao arena in Belo Horizonte to watch Argentina beat Iran, after having been denied access to see the Albiceleste opener against Bosnia in Río de Janeiro last Sunday.

  • 16/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Nigeria, Iran booed after tedious 0-0 draw

    Argentina's Group F rivals Iran and Nigeria laboured to the first stalemate of a scintillating World Cup with a dismal 0-0 draw that left both sides still chasing their first victory at a finals since 1998.

  • 18/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Iran need miracle to beat Argentina, says coach

    Holding African champions Nigeria to a stalemate is one thing, but miracles will be required if Iran are to get anything from their World Cup Group F clash against Lionel Messi's Argentina, coach Carlos Queiroz said.

  • 20/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    It is 4-4-3 against Iran

    Messi was critical of Argentina's first-half defensive formation in their World Cup opener against Bosnia despite a 2-1 win but those post-match comments were welcomed, coach Alejandro Sabella has said.


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