Iran president opposes parliament vote on nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday he opposes a parliamentary vote on the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers because terms of the agreement would turn into legal obligations if passed by lawmakers.

Iranian film on Prophet Mohammad stirs calls for Tehran to ban it

 A film on the life of Prophet Mohammad is expected to break box office records in Shi`ite Muslim Iran after its release on Thursday, but some Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world are demanding that Tehran ban it.

Iran President says nuclear deal fosters better ties

 Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that world powers will eventually look back at last month`s nuclear deal as a wise precursor to better relations with the Islamic republic.

Britain says Iran sanctions could be lifted next spring

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Monday he expected sanctions on Iran could start to be lifted as early as Spring next year.

Iran unveils new missile, says seeks peace through strength

 Iran on Saturday unveiled a new surface-to-surface missile it said could strike targets with pin-point accuracy within a range of 500 km (310 miles) and it said military might was a precondition for peace and effective diplomacy.

UN nuclear watchdog `disturbed` by Iran inspection claims

 The UN nuclear watchdog head said Thursday he was "disturbed" by inaccurate claims that inspections of Iran`s nuclear facilities will be the responsibility of the Iranians themselves.

Britain to reopen its embassy in Tehran after four years

 Britain will reopen its embassy in Tehran led by Indian-origin diplomat Ajay Sharma during foreign secretary Philip Hammond's visit to Iran on Sunday, nearly four years after it was shut down due to a mob attack.

Iran's top security council holds back on nuclear deal review

The secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) indicated on Thursday that it has nearly finished examining Tehran`s landmark nuclear deal with world powers but will announce no conclusion before the U.S. Congress does.

Russia and Iran foreign ministers to meet on nuclear deal, Syrian conflict

 Russia`s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will host his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday to discuss the deal on Tehran`s nuclear programme and the conflict in Syria.

Iranian FM calls on PM Modi, Sushma Swaraj; Chabahar port, Indian prisoners figure in talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who affirmed India's commitment to work with Tehran for development of Chabahar Port that is expected to have far reaching benefit for India, Iran and the entire Central Asian region.

Verdict in Washington Post reporter spy trial `within week`: Lawyer

The trial of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian resumed Monday in Tehran, in what could be the final hearing before a judgment is issued on whether he spied on Iran.

Iran ex-president`s son begins 10-year jail term

 The son of Iran`s former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani began a 10-year prison term for financial and security crimes on Sunday, insisting his conviction was politically motivated.

India's 'substantial sacrifice' helped seal Iran nuclear deal: White House

Acknowledging India's "substantial sacrifice" in backing the sanctions regime against Iran, the White House has again warned that if the Republican-controlled Congress unilaterally kills the Iran nuclear deal, it would greatly damage America's standing.

Iran advises citizens to avoid land travel to Turkey

Iran issued an advisory warning its citizens today to avoid land travel to neighbouring Turkey after an Iranian bus was attacked by gunmen.

US statements on attacking Tehran violates nuke deal: Iran

A senior Iranian official is accusing the US of violating the nuclear deal with his country through comments indicating that the accord would make any attack on Tehran's atomic programme more efficient because it would result in greater insight about potential targets.

France to boost ties with sanction-free Iran

 Iran and France will deepen bilateral political and economic relations in the "near future", once the historic nuclear agreement is implemented, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Iranian counterpart Mohamad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday.

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius arrives in Tehran for talks
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius arrives in Tehran for talks

France`s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived in Tehran for a one-day visit on Wednesday and was due to meet President Hassan Rouhani and several ministers, Iran`s state news agency IRNA said.

John Kerry warns of consequences if nuclear deal with Iran fails
John Kerry warns of consequences if nuclear deal with Iran fails

Secretary of State John Kerry is warning members of Congress that if they vote to disapprove the nuclear deal negotiated with Iran, Tehran will move forward toward an atomic bomb, international sanctions will crumble and the US will be left without with any of the access and inspections that are part of the deal.

Iran`s Zarif has `no concern` about nuclear deal

 Iran`s foreign minister moved to dismiss concerns Tuesday that his country`s nuclear deal with major powers could hit difficulties, saying he had "no concern or worry" about its implementation.

Iran urges respect for sovereignty after Turkey bombs IS

 Iran, an ally of President Bashar al-Assad, reacted Saturday to Turkey`s bombing of Islamic State group targets in Syria by urging respect for national sovereignty in the fight against "terrorism".