Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets

2015-01-27 08:40

A former CIA officer has been convicted of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear programme in a case that was as much about the journalist who published the leaks.

Biden - less than even chance of Iran nuclear deal

2014-12-07 07:05

US Vice President Joe Biden says there was a 'less than even shot' of a nuclear deal with Iran but that it was still worth pursuing.

Iran nuclear talks extended through end of June

2014-11-24 20:18

Iran and six world powers will extend through the end of June 2015 talks on Tehran's nuclear programme after failing to clinch a final agreement.

No progress on Iran nuclear weapons probe

2014-11-08 07:56

The IAEA says Iran has not shed light on its alleged nuclear weapons projects ahead of the final stretch of negotiations on its nuclear programme.

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.

Iran nuclear talks stalled

2014-09-26 22:27

There has been no significant progress in nuclear talks between Iran and major powers and, as a result, a meeting between the two sides has been called off.

Israel warns EU against 'bad deal' on Iran

2014-09-17 18:15

Israel's Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz has urged the European Union not to make a "bad deal" with Iran over its nuclear programme, ahead of crucial talks.

Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site

2014-08-24 19:22

Tehran says its forces have shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, without offering further details.

Iran warned of 'last chance' in nuclear talks

2014-07-19 21:46

Iran faces pressure to make concessions over its atomic activities after it and six world powers failed to meet a deadline for a deal to end the decade-old dispute but agreed to keep talking.

West, Iran: Big gaps ahead of nuke talks

2014-07-13 21:06

World powers and Iran say big differences remained in talks to build a lasting agreement on the Islamic republic's nuclear activities.

Iran wants to greatly expand uranium enrichment

2014-07-10 09:22

Iran says it wants to greatly expand its uranium enrichment programme despite Western fears that it could be used to make atomic arms.

Iran acts to eliminate sensitive uranium stockpile

2014-06-20 20:38

Iran has moved to eliminate virtually all of its most sensitive stockpile of enriched uranium gas under a landmark nuclear deal with six world powers last year.

US doesn't want military co-ordination with Iran

2014-06-17 05:59

A White House official says the US is not interested in military co-ordination with Iran on the mounting crisis in Iraq.

US warns of 'tough choices' in Iran nuke talks

2014-06-10 08:49

Iran and the US will go into a second day of talks on Tehran's contested nuclear programme, with Washington warning of "tough choices" ahead of a July deadline for a deal.

Iran nuclear deal appears in jeopardy

2014-06-04 22:29

It is increasingly unlikely that six world powers and Iran will meet their deadline to negotiate a long-term deal for Tehran to curb its nuclear programme.

IAEA, Iran progress on nuclear bomb probe

2014-05-21 22:17

Iran has agreed to address some of the many long-held allegations that it conducted research into making nuclear weapons.

'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, US warn of hard slog in nuclear talks

2014-05-13 22:46

Iranian and US officials in Vienna for a fourth round of nuclear talks have cautioned that there was still hard work to be done before a final deal can be reached.

Iran won't accept 'nuclear apartheid'

2014-05-11 13:02

Iran will not accept "nuclear apartheid" but is willing to offer more transparency over its atomic activities, President Hassan Rouhani has said ahead of new talks with world powers.

Nuclear experts to meet on Iran

2014-05-05 09:00

Nuclear experts from Iran and six world powers are meeting in New York this week amid rising hopes that an agreement can be reached to limit Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons before 20 July.

'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.

Boeing gets okay to sell plane parts to Iran

2014-04-05 11:50

Boeing says it has received US government approval to export certain spare parts for commercial airplanes to Iran.

Iran nuke deal implemented as planned - IAEA

2014-03-03 13:12

A landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers is being implemented as planned but much remains to be done, the UN nuclear chief say.

World powers, Iran 'start' on nuke accord

2014-02-20 12:43

Six world powers and Iran made a "good start" during talks towards reaching a final settlement on Tehran's contested nuclear programme, the EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says.

Iran seeks Russia reactor in exchange for oil

2014-02-17 14:42

Iran's ambassador to Moscow says Russia could build the Islamic republic a second nuclear power reactor in exchange for massive oil shipments that have raised grave concern in Washington.


US sees credible chance for Iran deal

2015-01-21 22:26

The US believes there is a "credible chance" of reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear programme in the coming months, a top State Department official has said.

Netanyahu hails failure to reach Iran deal

2014-11-24 20:18

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed reports that world powers had failed to strike a deal with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme.

Iran: Nuclear deal possible in last-ditch round

2014-11-18 20:25

Iran's foreign minister has insisted that a nuclear deal remained possible as he arrived for a final round of talks with world powers.

Tough time for Iran nuclear negotiators

2014-10-30 23:44

The world will know in the coming weeks if Iran can make the tough decisions needed for a nuclear deal the US Secretary of State says.

Iran defends refusal to let in nuclear expert

2014-10-08 17:22

Iran has dismissed criticism by the International Atomic Energy Agency of its refusal to let one IAEA expert into the country as part of a team investigating nuclear weapons research.

Nuclear deal eludes Iran, six powers

2014-09-18 00:15

A diplomatic breakthrough is unlikely on a nuclear deal to end sanctions against Iran when talks resume in New York this week between Tehran and six world powers.

Iran TV broadcasts 'downed' Israeli drone

2014-08-25 17:44

Iran's state TV has broadcast footage purported to show an Israeli drone the country's Revolutionary Guard claimed to have shot down over the weekend near an Iranian nuclear site.

Iran complying with nuclear deal - UN watchdog

2014-07-21 12:39

Iran has diluted its entire stock of medium-enriched uranium as required under a November deal with world powers.

US, Iran lay ground for nuclear talks extension

2014-07-16 05:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart laid the groundwork for an extension of a deadline to strike a historic nuclear deal after intense talks in Vienna.

UK: Iran nuclear talks sides far apart

2014-07-10 18:26

Significant differences remain between six world powers and Iran in negotiations over Tehran's nuclear programme, according to British Foreign Minister William Hague.

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.

US, Iran hold brief talks on Iraq crisis

2014-06-17 07:21

The US and Iran have briefly discussed the crisis in Iraq on the sidelines of nuclear talks in Vienna, according to US officials.

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane ends Iran visit

2014-06-17 05:45

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has ended her two-day working visit to Iran, her department says.

Israel says Iran lying to UN nuclear probe

2014-06-05 16:38

Israel has condemned as unacceptably slow Iran's co-operation with a UN watchdog inquiry into suspected atomic bomb research and accused Tehran of providing false explanations.

IAEA gains 'better understanding' of Iran nuke project

2014-06-02 13:40

The UN nuclear chief has praised Iran for showing increased openness about its disputed nuclear programme but he also made clear Tehran must do more to address questions about suspected atomic bomb research.

Iran: No progress in nuclear talks

2014-05-17 15:47

World powers and Iran have made no progress in nuclear talks during a round of diplomacy in Vienna and have set no date for new talks for now.

Iran nuclear talks enter sensitive new phase

2014-05-14 14:56

Diplomatic efforts by Iran and world powers towards a potentially historic nuclear deal has entered uncharted territory with a new round of talks in Vienna.

Iran wants mass-production of missiles

2014-05-11 20:27

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Western expectations for the Islamic Republic to limit its missile programme are "stupid and idiotic".

Iran on agenda for US, Israel talks

2014-05-07 07:15

US National Security Adviser Susan Rice will travel to Israel for meetings with Israeli officials in which nuclear talks with Iran will be on the agenda.

UN: Iran slashes highly-enriched nuclear stock

2014-04-17 19:50

Iran has cut its stock of highly-enriched uranium by 75%, a new report by the UN's nuclear watchdog reveals.

Iran upbeat on nuclear talks

2014-04-06 08:19

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

Iran stands firm on its nuclear programme

2014-03-05 15:27

Iran's foreign minister is pushing back against calls for deeper cuts to its nuclear programme saying the West "cannot entertain illusions" .

Iran nuke talks end on a positive note

2014-02-20 18:26

Iran and six world powers have ended the opening round of nuclear talks on an upbeat note, with both sides saying they had agreed for further negotiations to set limits on Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

Iran seen honouring nuclear deal

2014-02-18 07:01

A monthly update by the United Nations atomic watchdog is expected to show later this week that Iran is complying with last year's landmark nuclear agreement.

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".

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