Iraq's al-Maliki denies comeback

2015-02-03 05:00

Iraq's increasingly visible former premier denies he is seeking a comeback.

Iran supreme leader has 'successful' prostate surgery

2014-09-08 16:33

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei successfully underwent prostate surgery, official media announced in an unprecedented public statement on his health.

Iran's Ayatollah accuses Israel of Gaza 'genocide'

2014-07-29 12:23

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting "the Zionist regime".

Iran leader rejects pressures at nuclear talks

2014-07-08 11:28

Iran's top leader has rejected pressure by the US and its allies at ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna to force Iran into making concessions.

Iran's top leader opposes US intervention in Iraq

2014-06-22 16:34

Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is against US intervention in neighbouring Iraq, where extremists and militants opposed to Tehran have seized a number of towns.

'50 to 60% agreement' on Iran nuke deal

2014-04-10 08:07

Iran and the six world powers are in "50 to 60 percent agreement" on the shape of a nuclear deal meant to crimp Iran's nuclear arms push in exchange for ending sanctions.

Iran leader: Don't pin hope on sanctions relief

2014-02-08 14:47

Iran's Supreme Leader has urged officials not to pin hopes for economic recovery on the sanctions relief from a landmark deal reached with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme.

Khamenei sceptical of 'arrogant' US

2013-10-05 14:27

Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he supports the country's diplomatic outreach to the West, but says he still doesn't trust the US government.

US, Iran gear for historic nuclear talks

2013-09-26 07:47

With the eyes of the world upon them, the United States and Iran will Thursday have one of their highest-level meetings since the 1979 revolution as their foreign ministers join talks on Tehran's suspect nuclear program.

Iran ministers start pages on banned Facebook

2013-09-09 14:02

Iran's entire Cabinet has opened Facebook pages in what is seen as a move toward greater government openness - even though the social media site is blocked in the Islamic Republic.


Iran denies claim that nuclear deal done

2014-10-29 06:16

Iran's government has been forced to deny it has already struck a nuclear deal with the West, after a lawmaker accused its negotiators of secretly selling the country short.

Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader

2014-08-14 14:23

An increasingly isolated Nuri al-Maliki again protested his removal as Iraqi prime minister, as his own political party and his former sponsor in Iran publicly endorsed his successor.

End 'murderous' Israeli regime - Iran Ayatollah

2014-07-24 11:55

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs and Jews that live in Israel in order to end the "Zionist state".

Iran nuke talks make little progress - diplomats

2014-07-08 08:26

Talks over Iran's nuclear programme are making little headway, with Tehran resisting US-led efforts to crimp activities that could be turned toward making weapons, diplomats say.

'Don't let ayatollahs win' Netanyahu tells US

2014-05-16 13:02

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel that world powers must deny Iran any possibility of developing a nuclear weapon.

Iran nuke talks will lead nowhere: Ayatollah

2014-02-17 13:16

Iran's top decision-maker Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that while he is not against a resumption of nuclear negotiations with the world's major powers, the talks will "lead nowhere".

Iran prepares for start of nuke deal

2014-01-20 07:00

Ahead of the start of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, a Tehran official called limiting uranium enrichment and diluting its stockpile the country's "most important commitment".

World powers to test Iran on nuke dispute

2013-09-26 14:03

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany will meet with Iran's top diplomat to test the country's willingness to resolve concerns about its nuclear programme.

Iran president urges 'interaction' at UN

2013-09-23 14:00

Iran's president has used his final moments before leaving for New York to urge Western leaders to heed his appeals for greater dialogue and take steps to ease economic sanctions.

Obama not ready to order Syria strike

2013-08-29 13:02

President Barack Obama says he had not yet signed off on a plan to attack Syria, but action appeared likely after Washington stopped seeking a UN mandate.

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