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".

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.

Kerry: France-Iran business trip 'not helpful'

2014-02-05 12:59

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told his French counterpart a trip to Iran by French business executives is "not helpful" and gave the impression that Tehran was open for business as usual.

Final Iran nuclear deal within six months

2014-02-04 05:30

Iran's foreign minister believes a final deal with world powers over Tehran's contested nuclear programme is possible within six months.

Obama repels Iran sanctions push...for now

2014-01-30 08:33

President Barack Obama appears to have prevailed, for now, in a campaign to stop Congress from imposing new sanctions on Iran he fears could derail nuclear diplomacy.

Iran: Israel using nuclear issue to hide crimes

2014-01-28 21:09

Iran's foreign minister has said that Israel is using the issue of Tehran's nuclear programme to distract from its "crimes" against the Palestinians.

US to begin easing economic sanctions on Iran

2014-01-20 20:28

The United States will begin easing economic sanctions on Iran after it began shutting down its most sensitive nuclear work, the White House has said.

Iran starts implementing nuke deal - report

2014-01-20 11:25

Iran has halted its most sensitive nuclear activity under a deal with world powers, a confidential UN atomic agency report shows, paving the way for the easing of some Western sanctions.

New Iran sanctions would be a mistake - Gates

2014-01-17 11:05

Proposals by lawmakers to impose new sanctions against Iran would be a mistake that would sabotage a diplomatic deal with Tehran, former Pentagon chief Robert Gates has warned.

Deadline finally set for Iran nuke agreement

2014-01-13 10:47

Iran has agreed to limit uranium enrichment and to open its nuclear programme to daily inspections by international experts starting 20 January, setting the deadline for a final agreement.

Iran: All sides agree to nuclear deal

2014-01-12 19:25

Iran's official state news agency is reporting that all six world powers and Iran have agreed on how to implement a nuclear deal struck in November.

Iran sends 2nd monkey into space, brings it back

2013-12-15 15:01

Iran has sent a second live monkey into space and brought it back safely, the latest demonstration of the country's missile capabilities.

Kerry faces lawmakers at odds over Iran

2013-12-11 12:55

Secretary of State John Kerry will present his best case to Congress against ploughing ahead with new economic sanctions on Iran that could break a historic nuclear agreement.

Iran sactions push Afghan refugees into poverty

2013-12-02 17:00

Afghans refugees living in Iran are being plunged deeper into poverty as sanctions slapped on Tehran over its disputed nuclear drive sap the economy.

Iran to produce low-enriched uranium

2013-11-28 13:55

Iran reportedly plans to increase its production of uranium enriched at a low level.

Iran: Long way to a final nuclear deal

2013-11-27 09:23

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has hailed the landmark interim nuclear deal reached with world powers this week as the right step in a "long" journey to a comprehensive accord.

Senators writing new sanctions in case Iran cheats

2013-11-26 17:48

Key US senators have been crafting legislation to reinstate all sanctions and introduce new ones if Iran doesn't roll back its nuclear programme.

Iran agrees to nuclear limits. Now what?

2013-11-25 16:03

Just one day after Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lighter economic sanctions, the difference in the moods on the streets of Tehran and Jerusalem couldn't be starker.


Iran has struck a historic nuclear deal with the United States and five other world powers, in the most important development between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades.

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Iran nuclear deal fuels anger in Mideast

2013-11-24 21:50

Iran nuclear deal fuels anger and jitters among some in Mideast, praise outside of region


'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.

Iran to give UN nuclear agency detonator info

2014-02-09 21:06

Iran has agreed to give the UN nuclear agency information and explanations about so-called exploding bridge wire detonators, the IAEA says.

US waives sanctions on Iran broadcaster

2014-02-07 09:00

The Obama administration is temporarily waiving sanctions on Iran's state broadcaster, a senior Obama administration official says.

US: Iran nuclear deal 'not perfect', buys time

2014-02-04 21:14

The initial agreement to curb Iran's nuclear programme was "not perfect" but it bought time to try to get a comprehensive deal, a top US official says in response to criticism from Congress.

Clinton warns on new Iran sanctions

2014-02-03 08:02

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning Congress that new unilateral sanctions against Iran could upend sensitive negotiations over its nuclear development.

Obama union speech, continued Iran focus

2014-01-29 07:25

President Obama has sought to address various contentious issues within his state of the union speech, particular attention is placed on the continuing negotiations with Iran.

US: Iran's Geneva II absence won't harm nuclear talks

2014-01-23 07:57

The US says that Iran's absence from Syria peace talks will have no impact on the nuclear deal being brokered between Tehran and world powers.

Iran halts nuke activity after IAEA nod

2014-01-20 14:28

Iran has halted its most sensitive nuclear activity under a ground-breaking deal with world powers, a confidential UN atomic agency report shows.

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".

Give Iran diplomacy a chance: Obama

2014-01-14 07:52

President Barack Obama has urged the US Congress to give peace with Iran a chance, as lawmakers lined up behind new sanctions despite warnings they could doom an interim nuclear deal.

Iran: Obama warns tough road ahead

2014-01-12 21:02

The White House has confirmed that a nuclear agreement with Iran will take effect from 20 January, but President Barack Obama says he is under "no illusions" how hard it will be to reach a comprehensive resolution.

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.

Iran quits nuclear talks

2013-12-13 22:13

Iran has quit nuclear talks with the major powers, accusing Washington of going against the spirit of a landmark agreement.

Russia: Iran deal ends need for missile defense

2013-12-04 13:52

Russia's foreign minister says an international deal aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons will in the long run eliminate any need for a missile defence system in Europe.

Nuke deal could improve Iran, UAE ties: Tehran

2013-11-29 08:32

Iran's landmark nuclear deal is "a great opportunity" for expanding strained ties between Tehran and the United Arab Emirates, President Hassan Rouhani says.

FBI agent now longest-held US hostage

2013-11-27 11:07

Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson has became the longest-held hostage in US history, with his family and US officials appealing to the new Iranian leadership for help in finding him.

SA welcomes outcome of nuclear talks

2013-11-26 22:39

South Africa has welcomed the outcome of nuclear talks with Iran in Geneva.

Netanyahu sending security adviser to US

2013-11-25 17:45

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he would soon send a team led by his national security adviser for talks with the US on a nuclear deal with Iran.

Iranian papers hail nuclear deal

2013-11-25 10:53

Most Iranian newspapers have hailed the historic deal with major powers over Iran's disputed nuclear drive, attributing the success to foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran nuclear deal

2013-11-25 07:26

US President Barack Obama has called Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss a recently-signed nuclear deal with Iran, which has threatened to raise tensions between the allies.

Israel slams 'bad' deal with Iran

2013-11-24 14:19

A nuclear deal struck between Iran and world powers in Geneva is "bad" as Tehran has obtained "what it wanted", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office has said.

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