- 13:24 08/12/2013
- 14:33 01/12/2013
- 11:00 30/11/2013
- 11:29 28/11/2013 Bi-weekly column by Simon Saradzhyan
- 19:28 25/11/2013
- 01:45 25/11/2013
U.S. lawmakers from both parties said Sunday they are skeptical that Iran will stick to a new nuclear deal and want Congress to prepare beefed up economic penalties to hit Tehran if the accord falls apart.
- 23:17 24/11/2013
The United States and Iran secretly engaged in a series of high-level, face-to-face talks over the past year, in a high-stakes diplomatic gamble by the Obama administration that paved the way for the historic deal sealed early Sunday in Geneva aimed at slowing Tehran's nuclear program, The Associated Press has learned.
- 17:46 24/11/2013
- 11:25 24/11/2013 originally published at 09:30
Iran and the so-called Group of Six nations holding talks over Tehran’s nuclear program clinched a last-minute agreement Sunday morning following four days of talks, apparently resolving the decade-long dispute over the issue.
- 23:54 23/11/2013
- 09:16 23/11/2013
- 20:41 22/11/2013
- 23:54 20/11/2013
- 21:12 20/11/2013
- 09:31 20/11/2013
- 19:05 18/11/2013
- 17:17 16/11/2013
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Russian television Saturday that the world powers and Iran have no fundamental disagreements now and there is a “very good chance” of clinching a long-sought deal on Tehran’s nuclear program.
- 23:00 15/11/2013
- 23:59 14/11/2013
- 19:16 14/11/2013
- 12:43 12/11/2013
Russia has said Iran was not to blame for the failed outcome of nuclear talks in Geneva last week, hinting at cracks in what had previously appeared to be a relatively united international front on the issue.
- 12:24 10/11/2013
- 09:31 10/11/2013
Iran’s foreign minister said three days of talks about Tehran’s nuclear program in Geneva were “productive” and the sides have reached an agreement on "a number of issues," although some differences still remain, Press TV has reported.
- 08:21 10/11/2013
Talks on a deal to temporarily curb Iran's nuclear program ran into trouble Saturday when France questioned whether the proposal went far enough, casting doubt an agreement could be reached during the current round of negotiations.
- 23:12 08/11/2013
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to attend international talks in Geneva about Iran’s controversial nuclear program amid hopes for a breakthrough deal, Russian diplomats said Friday.
- 19:52 08/11/2013
- 23:59 07/11/2013
- 22:04 31/10/2013
Iran’s foreign minister said Thursday that Tehran would continue enriching uranium to 20 percent purity to power a nuclear reactor, denying a senior lawmaker’s earlier claims of a temporarily halt, Iranian news network Press TV reported.
- 17:01 24/10/2013
- 02:04 17/10/2013
Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers ended on an upbeat note Wednesday, with top Western and Iranian negotiators announcing a follow-up round early next month while speaking of significant progress in efforts to reduce fears that Tehran may be seeking atomic arms.
- 14:26 16/10/2013
- 04:08 15/10/2013
- 23:33 08/10/2013
- 06:32 06/10/2013
Israel and the U.S. are on the same page regarding the need to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, an official said Saturday night after President Barack Obama told The Associated Press that Iran is at least a year away from the bomb.
- 02:53 28/09/2013
- 04:08 27/09/2013
- 22:27 23/09/2013
- 21:50 23/09/2013 Originally posted at 18:02
- 23:48 15/09/2013
US President Barack Obama said in a television interview broadcast Sunday that diplomacy used to tackle the issue of Syria’s chemical weapons is a potential model for negotiations on Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
- 19:55 13/09/2013
Iran’s nuclear chief confirmed on Friday that operational control of the Bushehr nuclear plant would be handed over from Russia to Iran on September 24, the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency reported.
- 15:52 13/09/2013
- 23:33 11/09/2013
Tehran will pursue its peaceful nuclear program and will not yield to pressure to scrap it, since it has no intention of acquiring nuclear weapons, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday, adding that his country was seeking to resolve contentions about the program through talks.
- 19:26 05/09/2013
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani transferred the authority to conduct nuclear talks from the country’s security council to the Foreign Ministry, the presidential office said in a statement on Thursday.
- 15:55 24/08/2013
The US allegation about an attempt by a man from Sierra Leone to sell uranium to Iran is designed to thwart Tehran’s upcoming talks with a group of international mediators, Press TV reported on Saturday, citing a senior Iranian lawmaker.
- 14:01 20/08/2013
- 09:07 18/08/2013
The Islamic Republic of Iran has a total of 18,000 centrifuges for uranium enrichment, including 10,000 ones which are already active, the ISNA news agency has reported citing the country's outgoing nuclear chief.
- 15:56 11/08/2013
Iran intends to sign an agreement with Russia soon on the construction of a new nuclear power plant in the Islamic Republic, Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Sunday, citing Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi.
- 23:35 06/08/2013
- 15:08 04/08/2013
- 23:14 16/07/2013
The six world powers negotiating with Iran on its controversial nuclear program are committed to holding comprehensive talks with Tehran in the near future, the Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
- 05:45 15/07/2013
Israel is likely to take steps ahead of the United States in regard to Iran as Tehran is getting “closer and closer to the bomb,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview with CBS television channel.
- 21:46 02/07/2013
Iran’s president said Tuesday that preliminary talks for Russia to help build a new Iranian nuclear power plant had been completed, and the project just needed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval to go ahead.
- 02:08 18/06/2013
- 21:01 17/06/2013
- 17:37 16/06/2013
The victory of reformist candidate Hassan Rouhani in Iran's presidential election will make it harder for the United States to opt for a military action against Tehran, a senior Russian lawmaker said Sunday.
- 17:46 05/06/2013
A group of international mediators on Iran’s controversial nuclear program urged Tehran on Wednesday to collaborate with the UN nuclear agency and provide complete information on its nuclear activities.
- 21:53 03/06/2013
Iran has not provided the International Atomic Energy Agency with sufficient information to substantiate its claim that its nuclear program is peaceful, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said Monday. An Iranian official in Moscow later called the allegation "unfounded."
- 22:18 09/04/2013 Originally posted at 18:08, 19:58
MOSCOW, April 9 (RIA Novosti) – At least 32 people were killed after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Bushehr province in southern Iran on Tuesday, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported citing the governor of Bushehr.
- 16:11 09/04/2013
Iran plans to build a new 360-MW nuclear power plant in the south of the country, Naser Shariflou, a former manager of Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant, said on Tuesday, according to the IRNA news agency.
- 20:29 06/04/2013
The latest round of talks between six world powers and Iran on its nuclear program has been “definitely a step forward,” although it has ended with no clear breakthrough, Russia's top negotiator on Iran said on Saturday.
- 19:31 05/04/2013
- 07:44 05/04/2013
A new round of talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) opens in the Kazakhstan city of Almaty on Friday as the sides struggle to find a compromise on Tehran’s controversial nuclear program.
- 07:23 28/02/2013
- 14:51 27/02/2013
Talks between Iran and six world powers on the Islamic Republic’s disputed nuclear program ended in Almaty, Kazakhstan without agreement on Wednesday, but the two sides have pledged to hold further meetings in the coming weeks.
- 22:09 26/02/2013
- 14:48 26/02/2013
A new round of talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany opened in the Kazakhstan city of Almaty on Tuesday, with Tehran saying it will offer new proposals similar to an earlier Russian plan.
- 03:52 26/02/2013
The international community will offer Tehran some economic sanctions relief when Iran Six negotiators meet with Iranian officials on Tuesday in Kazakhstan for the latest round of high-level diplomatic talks on Iran’s controversial nuclear program.
- 19:26 23/02/2013
- 05:32 14/02/2013
- 23:51 12/02/2013
- 22:08 12/02/2013
- 14:16 03/02/2013
A new round of talks between Iran and a group of international mediators on Iran’s controversial nuclear program will be held in Kazakhstan on February 25, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Sunday.
- 15:38 31/01/2013
Russia and other UN Security Council members have again urged Iran to freeze its uranium enrichment program, after Tehran announced plans to install new centrifuges at its Natanz nuclear facility, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.
- 20:16 30/01/2013
The European External Action Service (EEAS) has invited Iran to hold a new round of talks on its controversial nuclear program in February, Chief Spokesman for the High Representative Catherine Ashton, Michael Mann, said on Wednesday.
- 18:30 28/01/2013
- 17:25 23/01/2013
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday warned against the idea of strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities, as Israel's incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected to his post for a third term with a promise he would do all he could to prevent Iran getting a nuclear bomb.
- 15:30 18/12/2012
- 04:05 14/12/2012
- 17:10 08/12/2012
- 22:22 30/11/2012
- 23:16 28/11/2012
- 19:22 27/11/2012
Tehran dismissed media reports about secret talks with Washington on Tuesday, saying that the alleged talks were an attempt by US politicians to encourage a bigger turnout in November presidential polls.
- 18:32 14/11/2012
- 07:07 09/11/2012
- 04:18 06/11/2012
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons and said he was ready to strike the Islamic Republic’s nuclear facilities if needed, Jerusalem Post said.
- 23:16 24/10/2012 MOSCOW, October 24 (RIA Novosti)
- 18:48 23/10/2012 MOSCOW, October 23 (RIA Novosti)
- 06:14 21/10/2012 WASHINGTON, October 21 (RIA Novosti)
- 18:28 15/10/2012 BRUSSELS, October 15 (RIA Novosti)
The EU has banned natural gas imports from Iran in a new set of sanctions designed to increase pressure on the Islamic Republic to cooperate in talks on Iran’s controversial nuclear program, EU foreign ministers said in a statement on Monday.
- 21:57 13/10/2012 MOSCOW, October 13 (RIA Novosti)
Iran does not rule out handing enrichment of uranium for its nuclear reactor in Tehran over to some other country if it gets firm guarantees of fuel supplies, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.
- 09:29 13/10/2012 MOSCOW, October 13 (RIA Novosti)
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that based on Islamic principles Iran has no aggressive intents but its armed forces are ready to protect the nation against “the aggressive illusions of the enemies,” Press TV reported.
- 16:23 10/10/2012 MOSCOW, October 10 (RIA Novosti)
- 21:28 01/10/2012 MOSCOW, October 1 (RIA Novosti)
- 18:27 28/09/2012 MOSCOW, September 28 (RIA Novosti)
- 06:28 28/09/2012 MOSCOW, September 28 (RIA Novosti)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the international community to draw a “clear red line” for taking action against Iran by next summer, to prevent the Islamic Republic from completing the second stage of nuclear enrichment required to produce a bomb, the United Nations reported.
- 22:01 26/09/2012 MOSCOW, September 26 (RIA Novosti)
- 19:04 25/09/2012 WASHINGTON, September 25 (RIA Novosti)
A nuclear-armed Iran would threaten Israel’s existence, the security of the Persian Gulf nations, and global economic stability, President Barack Obama said Tuesday in his speech to the UN General Assembly.
- 08:32 25/09/2012 MOSCOW, September 25 (RIA Novosti)
- 15:54 23/09/2012 TEHRAN, September 23 (RIA Novosti)
Iran's nuclear program
Iran has been under international pressure to halt uranium enrichment, needed both for electricity generation and weapons production. Tehran has repeatedly rejected the demand, insisting it is pursuing a purely civilian program. Several Western powers have called for harsher sanctions against Tehran if it does not agree to halt uranium enrichment.