US military option 'old habit that dies hard': Iran FM

Iran`s foreign minister dismissed Saturday the threat of a US military strike against Tehran`s nuclear sites, describing such warnings as an "old habit that dies hard" given ongoing diplomacy.

Australia FM hails Iran effort to defeat IS

Australia`s foreign minister on Saturday hailed Iran`s efforts to crush the jihadist Islamic State group in Iraq, saying on a rare trip to Tehran that the militants can be defeated.

Rouhani says Iran`s military strategy purely defensive

Iran`s military is purely for defence and should not be seen as a threat in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday amid rising tension with Saudi Arabia.

No breakthrough in UN nuclear watchdog`s Iran talks

Important talks between the UN atomic watchdog and Iran appeared Thursday to have failed to produce any breakthrough on a stalled probe into Tehran`s alleged past efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

Russia`s sale of missile defence to Iran could help secure nuclear deal: Experts

Russia`s decision to supply Iran with the S-300 missile air defence system was seen by critics in Israel and the United States as proof this month`s framework nuclear agreement was already making Tehran more of a threat.

Iran`s Zarif says nuclear talks to resume April 21: Report

Iran and world powers will resume talks on April 21 aimed at reaching a final agreement to scale back Tehran`s nuclear programme, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday.

Iran minister defines Yemen peace plan details

Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday called for a peace plan for war-torn Yemen that includes humanitarian aid, dialogue and the formation of a broad-based Yemeni government after a proposed cease-fire already rejected by Saudi Arabia.

Iran says Russian decision on missiles can help stability

Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said on Monday Russia’s decision to end a ban on supplying Tehran with S-300 missile systems could lead to an expansion of cooperation and help stability in the region, Iranian state media said.

Tehran wants `nuclear-free world`: Iranian FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday insisted his country wants a "nuclear-free world," days after Tehran`s leadership cast doubt on an outline deal to curb its nuclear programme.

Iranians protest against Saudi strikes on Yemen

Hundreds of Iranians staged a protest outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran on Monday against the kingdom`s air strikes on Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen.

Iran halts Saudi pilgrimages over sex assault allegation

Iran has suspended pilgrimages to the Muslim holy places in Saudi Arabia in protest at an alleged sexual assault attempt against two teenage Iranian boys, the culture minister said Monday.

Iran lawmakers demand `fact sheet` on nuclear deal

A majority of Iranian lawmakers on Sunday demanded the country`s negotiators publish a "fact sheet" on a newly agreed framework nuclear accord, while denouncing details laid out in an American version.

Saudi Arabia dismisses Iran calls for Yemen ceasefire

Saudi Arabia dismissed Iranian calls for an end to its air strikes on neighbouring Yemen on Sunday, saying Tehran should not interfere in the conflict.

Hundreds defy ban to protest Saudi Arabia in Iran's capital

Defying a government ban, hundreds of Iranians are protesting against Saudi Arabia over the alleged abuse of two Iranian pilgrims visiting the Sunni kingdom.

Australia says Iran should take back failed asylum-seekers

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday that Iran should take back its citizens who failed in their bids for refugee status, confirming his government will lobby Tehran on the issue.

Iran's Rouhani wants sanctions lifted right after nuke deal

Iran's president on Thursday warned that Tehran will not sign on to a final nuclear deal with world powers unless it is accompanied by the immediate lifting of all economic sanctions imposed on Iran over the controversial nuclear program.

Iran to discuss Yemen crisis with Pakistan, Oman

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarf will tour Pakistan and Oman to convey Iran`s deep concern about the humanitarian plight in Yemen due to the Saudi-led air raids, foreign ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afkham said on Tuesday.

Turkey`s Erdogan in Tehran despite regional tensions

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani for talks in Tehran Tuesday despite tensions over regional conflicts including in Yemen and Syria.

Persepolis bring Croat Ivankovic back to Iran
Persepolis bring Croat Ivankovic back to Iran

Tehran soccer giants Persepolis named former national handler Croat Branko Ivankovic as head coach on Tuesday, after firing Hamid Derakshan due to a string of poor results.

Iran won't allow cameras in nuclear sites: Foreign minister

Iran will not allow installation of online cameras in its nuclear centers, said an Iranian parliament member citing Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.