Iran president regrets food ration problems

2014-02-06 14:00

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says that he regrets any troubles with the distribution of a food ration to the poor, following reports that three people have died waiting for the goods.

Deported US pastor treated well in Iran

2013-10-24 09:55

A Christian US pastor has arrived home after being deported from Iran for protesting outside a Tehran prison, denouncing what he called the "belligerent" Islamic regime.

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 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.

Zim denies secret Iran uranium deal

2013-08-10 22:50

Zimbabwe has denied a British newspaper report that it has signed a secret uranium trade deal with Iran.

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.

Rouhani Israel remark shows his 'true face'

2013-08-02 14:08

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticised anti-Israeli comments by Iranian president-elect Hassan Rouhani, saying he is showing his true colours.

Iran's new leader criticises Ahmadinejad

2013-07-15 14:19

Iran's president-elect says the man he will replace has mismanaged the country's resources, in his first criticism of the outgoing administration since the election.

Rouhani inspires surge of hope in Iran

2013-06-28 11:01

The election of moderate Hassan Rouhani as Iran's next president has sent a surge of expectation through a nation anxious for relief from international sanctions and seeking more freedoms.

Israel: Iran sanctions should increase

2013-06-16 21:19

Israel warned the international community against easing sanctions on Iran following the election of a reformist-backed president.

Moderate cleric wins Iran vote

2013-06-15 20:01

Moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani has been declared the winner of Iran's presidential vote after gaining support among many reform-minded Iranians.

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 women see flicker of hope for rights

2013-06-12 13:01

Iran's presidential election is offering a flicker of hope to activists hoping to revive women's rights after they deteriorated during the eight years of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presidency.

Iran's Khamenei warns candidates

2013-06-04 14:00

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned that the country's next president should avoid making "concessions" to the west, saying this would not diffuse tensions.

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's presidential race officially opens

2013-05-07 11:03

Iranian authorities have opened the registration process for candidates in next month's presidential election that will pick a successor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Trial begins in Iranian 'James Bond' case

2013-04-24 11:01

The case against an Iranian-American man accused of helping Iran launch its first satellite has started, and has been likened to a movie script story.

Iran's Ahmadinejad mourns 'martyr' Chavez

2013-03-06 12:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has paid tribute to late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez saying he had fallen "martyr" to a "suspect illness".

Yemen demands Iran halt insurgent support

2013-02-08 09:28

Yemen's president has asked his Iranian counterpart to stop backing armed groups on its soil after coastguards seized missiles and rockets believed sent by the Islamic Republic.

Syria dominates Islamic summit

2013-02-07 16:51

Leaders of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation states have met for the final day of a summit dominated by the Syrian conflict that has divided the Muslim world along sectarian lines.

Iran downplays Ahmadinejad shoe attack

2013-02-06 18:49

Iran's foreign ministry has downplayed an incident in Cairo in which a protester tried to throw a shoe at President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Egypt’s top cleric scolds Ahmadinejad

2013-02-06 10:07

Egypt's top cleric has told visiting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to interfere in the affairs of Bahrain or other Gulf states, and to uphold the rights of his country’s Sunni minority.

Iran's president ready for space travel

2013-02-04 19:03

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he's ready to take the risk of being the first Iranian astronaut sent into space as part of Iran's goal of a manned space flight.

Ahmadinejad slams forced Islamic values

2012-12-31 22:01

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has again spoken out against the use of pressure to impose Islamic values on people, especially university candidates.

US massacre: Iran offers sympathy

2012-12-17 11:33

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has extended his sympathies to the families of the victims of the shooting that killed 20 children at an elementary school in the US.


Iran's Zarif optimistic as nuke talks resume

2014-01-09 08:11

Iran and world powers will resume talks on activating a landmark nuclear deal to rein in Tehran's nuclear programme, with Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voicing optimism.

New Iranian attitude in nuke talks hailed

2013-09-27 08:38

The US and its European allies say they were pleased by a new tone and a shift in attitude from Iran in talks aimed at resolving the impasse over the country's nuclear activities.

Iran sees 'opening' on nuke diplomacy - official

2013-09-18 15:01

An Iran official says that he saw an "opening" in Iran's nuclear dispute with the West, a news agency reports, in the latest signal that Tehran expects a break in the decade-old deadlock.

A more open Iran?

2013-08-13 09:51

Is Iran’s new president an opportunity for the USA, and if so, will the Americans take it, asks Simon Williamson.

Zimbabwe to sell uranium to Iran: Report

2013-08-10 08:37

Zimbabwe has signed a secret deal to supply Iran with the raw materials needed to develop a nuclear weapon, in breach of international sanctions, says a report.

Rouhani 'misquoted' on Israel remarks

2013-08-02 21:06

Iran Hassan Rouhani says Israeli occupation of Palestinian land has inflicted a "wound" on the Muslim world, according to a segment of his remarks broadcast on Iran's state-run Press TV.

Iranian president begins Iraq visit

2013-07-18 16:00

Iran's outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has landed in Iraq, in his second official visit to the country, highlighting the growing ties between the neighbours.

Ahmadinejad's Holocaust views 'smug'

2013-07-10 14:00

An Iranian Jewish activist is criticising outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his remarks hailing his challenges over the extent of the Holocaust.

Iran's Ahmadinejad meets successor

2013-06-18 16:57

Iran's outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has met his successor Hassan Rouhani for the first time since the moderate conservative was elected.

Israel wary of Iran change

2013-06-16 14:23

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned the international community against easing sanctions on Iran following the election of a reformist-backed president.

Early results give Iran moderate clear lead

2013-06-15 09:30

With results in from 10% of the polling stations, moderate candidate Hassan Rouhani has a clear lead, with 49.87% of the vote in Iran's presidential election, the interior ministry says.

Big Iran voter turnout will 'frustrate foes'

2013-06-12 21:58

Iran's supreme leader has urged voters to turn out in big numbers for a presidential election, saying such a show will frustrate Tehran's enemies.

Khamenei wants no one to jolt his power

2013-06-10 15:00

Five days from Iran's presidential election, these are nervy times for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who as only the second Supreme Leader in the Islamic Republic's history answers to God and not voters.

Khamenei has 'no favourite' in election

2013-05-29 17:28

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

Iranian women presidential hopes crushed

2013-05-16 16:11

A member of Iran's constitutional watchdog says women cannot be presidential candidates, effectively killing the long-shot bids by about 30 women seeking to run in the 14 June election.

Editor held after claims of voter fraud

2013-05-06 20:03

A journalist for an Iranian news website says its editor has been arrested, after reporting that there is an audiotape of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad discussing vote rigging.

Ahmadinejad in trouble for 'forbidden' hug

2013-03-12 12:01

Senior Iranian clerics have criticised President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for consoling Hugo Chavez's mother with a hug — a physical contact considered a sin under the country's strict Islamic codes.

Iran frees 14 journalists - report

2013-03-03 14:45

Iran has freed 14 journalist working for reformist papers who were arrested in January and accused of cooperating with a "Western-linked network", the reformist Shargh newspaper reported on Sunday.

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.

Ahmadinejad 'not taking sides' in Syria

2013-02-07 15:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called upon Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels trying to unseat his regime to negotiate an end to a two-year-old conflict.

Iran ex-prosecutor released from custody

2013-02-06 14:01

Tehran's ex-prosecutor and controversial ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been released from prison after almost two days in detention, say Iranian media reports.

Iran official held for prison deaths

2013-02-05 14:03

A Iranian official and former Tehran prosecutor general has been arrested, two years after a probe found him responsible for deaths of at least three jailed anti-government protesters.

Renewed talks on Iranian nuclear probe

2013-01-16 20:05

Senior UN investigators has opened a new round of talks with Iranian officials in the hopes of restarting a probe into allegations that they carried out atomic bomb trigger tests.

Western sanctions 'won't stop Iran'

2012-12-18 16:03

Iran's president says Western sanctions could cause a short delay in Tehran’s nuclear programme but will not slow it down substantially.

Iranian A bomb would trigger arms race

2012-12-05 22:19

A nuclear-armed Iran would cause a regional arms race and make Tehran more isolated and vulnerable.

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