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Iran says it does not want US at Syria talks in Astana

Iran`s foreign minister said on Tuesday Tehran opposed a US presence at peace talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital next week, after a decision by Russia and Turkey to invite Washington.

Donald Trump cannot unilaterally cancel nuclear deal: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Donald Trump cannot unilaterally cancel nuclear deal: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday US President-elect Trump cannot unilaterally cancel the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers including Washington and that talk of renegotiating it was "meaningless".

Iran signs phone, petrol deals with Syria

Iran will build a mobile phone network and petrol terminal in Syria under deals signed in Tehran today during a visit by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, Iranian media reported.

Barack Obama warns Donald Trump not to jettison Iran nuclear deal

The White House insisted that despite US reservations about other actions by Iran, Tehran was upholding its nuclear commitments.
 

United Nations: Iran removes sensitive nuclear equipment from Fordo uranium enrichment site

The chief of the UN atomic agency says Iran has complied with a key commitment of its nuclear deal with six world powers by removing sensitive equipment from a strategic underground site.

Iran ready to discuss 2017 hajj with Saudi Arabia

A senior Tehran official says Iranian authorities are ready to "participate in bilateral talks" with Saudi Arabia about the 2017 hajj pilgrimage.

Tens of thousands attend Iran ex-president Akbar Hashemi ​Rafsanjani funeral: Report

Tens of thousands attend Iran ex-president Akbar Hashemi ​Rafsanjani funeral: Report

Former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died on Sunday at the age of 82, will be buried inside the crypt of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic revolution.

US Navy fires warning shots at Iranian boats

A US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian boats near the Strait of Hormuz, a US official said on Monday.

World powers OK natural uranium shipment to Iran, say diplomats

Two senior diplomats say that the six world powers that negotiated a nuclear deal with Iran have approved a large shipment of natural uranium to the country as compensation after Tehran exported tons of heavy water.

US Navy destroyer fires warning shots at Iranian vessels: US officials

US Navy destroyer fires warning shots at Iranian vessels: US officials

The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the USS Mahan established radio communication with the boats but they did not respond to requests to slow down. 

Iran mourns `sheikh of moderation` Rafsanjani

Iran began three days of mourning Monday after the death of ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a pillar of the Islamic revolution who became a leading counterweight to hardliners.

Former president of Iran Ayatollah Rafsanjani dead at 82

Former president of Iran Ayatollah Rafsanjani dead at 82

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died in hospital in Tehran where he was taken after suffering a heart attack on Sunday, state media reported.

Iran quake kills four Afghans

Iran lies on a major fault line and sees frequent earthquakes. A 2003 quake killed at least 31,000 people and destroyed the historic city of Bam.

DNA: Analysing the orthodox thinking organisations of Iran

Analysis of orthodox organisations of Iran. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Arab separatists in Iran say attacked pipelines in west, Tehran issues denial

Arab separatist militants in Iran said on Tuesday they had blown up two oil pipelines in coordinated attacks in the western Khuzestan region two days earlier, though this was subsequently denied by Iran`s Interior Ministry.

70 spies serving sentences in Tehran jails: Iranian prosecutor

The chief prosecutor of Tehran has revealed that there are as many as 70 spies serving sentences in the Iranian capital`s prisons, far more than what had been estimated.

Iran denies receiving Saudi invite for hajj talks

The annual pilgrimage, which starts and ends in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, is a must for all able-bodied Muslims who can afford it.

Iran President Hassan Rouhani welcomes peace talks on Syria

Iran President Hassan Rouhani welcomes peace talks on Syria

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday welcomed the imminent peace talks on Syria in Kazakhstan.

India, Afghanistan & Iran's entry into CPEC project will benefit all, says China

India, Afghanistan & Iran's entry into CPEC project will benefit all, says China

Beijing should invite India, Afghanistan, Iran and other major economies like Russia who may be ideal choices to take part in the CPEC, it wrote.

Iran`s Zarif hails Syria truce as `major achievement`

Iran`s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday welcomed a nationwide truce in Syria as a "major achievement" that could lead to renewed peace talks.