Iran ''resolute'' over peaceful nuclear rights

Iran is firm and resolute over its nuclear rights and is ready to prove that its nuclear activities are peaceful, Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani said here Sunday.

Iran FM in rare Saudi visit after king`s death: TV

Iran`s foreign minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for a rare visit to the regional rival, bringing condolences after the death of King Abdullah, television pictures showed.

Iran vice president under Ahmadinejad gets five years

Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iran`s first vice president under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been sentenced to five years in prison and fined, state media said on Wednesday.
 

Iran to build two more nuclear plants: Rouhani

Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani said the country would build two more nuclear plants in the southern city of Bushehr in line with the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Iran urges nuclear negotiators to adopt logical attitude

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday said it would be against the interests of Western nuclear negotiators if they failed to pursue a reasonable and quick approach towards Iran.

Iranian president to visit Pakistan

ranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Pakistan soon to strengthen trade and economic ties between the two countries especially in the power and energy sector.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemns killing in name of Islam

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has denounced "terrorism" and violence committed in the name of Islam, after the deadly attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Iran rejects controversial new hijab law

A draft law that would give greater powers to Iran`s police and volunteer militias to enforce women`s compulsory wearing of the veil has been ruled unconstitutional, state media reported Saturday.

Iran's Rouhani calls for regional IS response

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Tuesday for a regional response to the threat posed by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria rather than the deployment of troops from further afield.

Iran lawmakers okay third Rouhani science minister pick

Iran`s conservative-controlled parliament finally approved a new science minister on Wednesday after rejecting President Hassan Rouhani`s two previous nominees for the post as too reformist.

Iran President says nuclear deal will be done
Iran President says nuclear deal will be done

Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that a nuclear deal with world powers would be done despite a missed deadline in Vienna that prompted a seven-month extension in talks.

Iran releases British-Iranian woman on bail

Iranian authorities released a British-Iranian woman on bail today, the semi-official ISNA news agency said.

Iran nuclear talks hang in the balance

A final round of talks on Iran`s nuclear programme before a looming deadline hung in the balance on Thursday as Britain expressed pessimism a deal could be done in time and foreign ministers stayed away.

Much to lose for Iran`s Rouhani if no nuclear pact

The Iranians conducting nuclear talks with world powers seem loath to use the word "compromise", but with much to lose President Hassan Rouhani may yet be pushing for a last-minute deal.

Differences remain on nuclear deal: Iran president

Iran's president says Tehran and world powers agree on the principles of a final deal on the Iranian nuclear program but that differences remain on the "details" that still need to be negotiated.

Iranians mark anniversary of US Embassy takeover

Thousands of Iranians are chanting "Down with America" at a major anti-US rally to mark the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran.

Iran denies claim nuclear deal is `finalised`

Iran`s government was forced to deny Tuesday it had already struck a nuclear deal with the West, after a lawmaker accused its negotiators of secretly selling the country short.

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised on Tuesday that Iran will stand by Iraq in the neighbouring country's fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group.

Engine failure, overloading behind Tehran plane crash

A plane crash in Tehran that left 39 people dead last month was caused by engine failure and overloading, local media quoted Iranian authorities as saying on Monday.

Nuclear progress not significant: Iran President Rouhani

Iran's President has said that progress so far in nuclear talks with six major powers "has not been significant," and the pace must be speeded up if the November 24 deadline for a final agreement is to be reached.