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.

Ahmadinejad gets seat in top Iran council

2013-08-05 17:25

Iran's supreme leader has appointed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the Expediency Council, the country's top political arbitration body headed by an avid critic of the outgoing president.

Reformists hopeful as Iran goes to polls

2013-06-14 11:25

Iranians have voted to choose a new president in an election the reformists hope their sole candidate will win in the face of divided conservative ranks.

Iran presidential hopefuls play safe

2013-03-07 09:01

With just 100 days to go until a presidential election in Iran, both conservative heavyweights and reformists have weakened after the controversial 2009 poll.

Iran officials ordered to stop feuding

2013-02-07 17:39

Iran's supreme leader has ordered officials to stop feuding, days after a bitter battle between two of the country's most powerful politicians erupted in public.

Israel 'will disappear', says Iran

2012-08-16 16:46

Israel is an artificial "outgrowth" in the Middle East that "will disappear", Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said ahead of rallies against the Jewish state.

Iran nuke talks 'show progress'

2012-04-14 17:30

Diplomat says talks between Iran, 6 world powers, show encouraging progress

Khamenei hails Obama attitude to Iran

2012-03-08 21:51

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has welcomed comments by US President Barack Obama dampening talk of military operations against Iran over its nuclear programme.

Fears Israel may attack Iran nukes

2012-02-05 22:34

After years of warning about a nuclear Iran, Israel seems to be weighing an attack.

Iran will respond to any military threat

2011-11-10 16:15

Iran "will respond with full force" to any attack - or even any threat of military action - the country's supreme leader says, after Israel warned the world must act to prevent Tehran getting nuclear weapons.

Iran leader warns Arabs not to trust US

2011-09-17 22:20

Iran's top leader has warned Arab nations swept up in uprisings against autocratic regimes not to allow the US or Nato to influence the types of post-revolution political systems they form.

Rift between Ahmadinejad, Ayatollah

2011-04-27 14:46

Iran's president has shunned a Cabinet meeting for the second consecutive time, apparently showing his discontent over a recent government appointment.

Mubarak 'servant' of Zionists, US

2011-02-04 13:21

Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is a “servant” of Israel and the United States, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says.

Iran: Jail, lashes for film maker

2010-06-02 22:13

An Iranian court has confirmed a sentence of three-and-a-half years in jail and 50 lashes for a journalist and film maker found guilty of insulting the supreme leader.

US hikers immediate release unlikely

2010-05-21 14:23

The lawyer for the three Americans jailed in Iran for 10 months says it is "very unlikely" that they will be allowed to return home with their visiting mothers.

Iran leader slams Obama's threat

2010-04-11 16:43

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has slammed US President Barack Obama for threatening a "nuclear attack".


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.

Fears of Syria strike spread in Mideast

2013-08-29 09:03

Fears of a possible US strike against Syria's regime over an alleged chemical weapons attack has rippled across the region, as about 6 000 Syrians fled to neighbouring Lebanon.

Iran leader says 'to hell' with critics

2013-06-14 12:00

Iran's top leader has sharp words for US critics of his country's presidential election, which has just got under way.

Ahmadinejad to 'challenge' ally's banning

2013-05-22 11:01

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he will take up the ban of his close aide from the presidential election with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, reports Iranian media.

Iran nuke talks: Counter-offers discussed

2013-02-27 11:14

World powers and Iran are due to respond to offers presented by both sides in a final day of talks aimed at breaking a decade of deadlock over Tehran's nuclear drive.

Iran's Ayatollah 'likes' Facebook

2012-12-17 22:03

Facebook - banned in Iran due to its use by activists - has an unlikely new member: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Ayatollah urges more babies

2012-07-29 21:49

In a major reversal of once far-reaching family planning policies, Iran authorities are now slashing its birth-control programs in an attempt to avoid an ageing demographic.

Iran vows to stick to nuclear 'path'

2012-04-02 17:05

Iran has declared it will not be swayed from its nuclear "path" by sanctions, a week before talks with world powers that are increasingly seen as a last chance for diplomacy.

Iran's parliament summons Ahmadinejad

2012-02-07 17:58

Iran's parliament has summoned President Ahmadinejad over accusations of mismanaging the economy.

Ahmadinejad aide convicted over slur

2012-01-15 22:58

A close aide to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been given a one-year jail sentence for insulting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

IAEA - detail on Iran atom bomb soon

2011-10-10 20:00

The UN atomic watchdog is expected to spell out in more detail soon the reasons for its growing concern that Iran may be working covertly to develop a nuclear missile.

Ahmadinejad, Ayatollah clash over nukes

2011-07-22 22:12

An intellegence report says the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants to develop nuclear arms openly

Iran Ayatollah vetoes Ahmadinejad

2011-04-23 21:47

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has reiterated his constitutional right to veto any decisions by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Muslims 'must fight US, UK'

2010-07-21 15:10

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Muslims to fight the "blind and savage terrorism" fuelled by US and Britain.

Ahmadinejad alienates Russia

2010-05-27 21:14

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has never shied away from lambasting Iran's foes. Now he has alienated Russia, which has long helped delay or dilute UN sanctions.

Iran spurns US nuclear summit

2010-04-12 15:15

Iran's envoy to the UN nuclear watchdog has spurned the US nuclear summit, saying any decision taken at the conference is not binding on nations absent from the event.

Iran's Khamenei slams US, Israel

2010-03-21 19:04

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that the enemies of the Islamic republic had plans to start a "civil war" after the last elections.

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