Iran's Khamenei rejects nuclear talks under threat: State TV
Iran's Khamenei rejects nuclear talks under threat: State TV

Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Tehran would not take part in nuclear talks if threatened with military force, state television said, as Iran and world powers try to meet a June 30 deadline for a final deal.

Iran, powers toil to overcome divisions in nuclear talks - envoys

Iran and world powers are struggling to overcome deep divisions on two core sticking points in talks on a possible nuclear deal: reimposing U.N. sanctions if the Iranians violate the agreement and how Tehran can buy atomic technology, envoys said.

India to sign port deal with Iran, ignoring US warning against haste

India will push ahead this week with plans to build a port in southeast Iran, two sources said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to develop trade ties with Central Asia and prepared to fend off U.S. pressure not to rush into any deals with Iran.

US senator says sees Iran nuclear bill vote as soon as Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said on Tuesday that he sees an "overwhelming" vote to pass the Iran nuclear review bill as soon as Thursday.

Saudi King Salman warns of Iran threat to Gulf states

Saudi Arabia's King Salman warned at a summit on Tuesday of a threat from Iran as guest of honour President Francois Hollande said France was "by the side" of Gulf nations.

Saudi king warns of Iran threat, rebels hit border town

 Saudi Arabia`s King Salman on Tuesday urged his fellow Gulf leaders to stand up to Iran, as Yemeni rebels backed by Tehran bombarded a Saudi border city.

Iran's Rouhani denounces boasting over arms deals

Iran's president denounced western countries for taking pride in arms sales on Tuesday, after France signed a warplanes deal with Qatar, saying weapons agreements add to Middle East instability.

Iran says not to allow siege of Yemen

Iran will not allow the Saudi-led coalition to lay siege to Yemen, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Iran nuclear deal must avoid destabilising region: France, Saudi Arabia

France and Saudi Arabia believe that any future deal between Iran and six major powers must ensure not to destabilise the region further and threaten Iran`s neighbours, the two countries said ahead of a summit in Riyadh on Tuesday. 

Iran`s Rouhani says not for police to enforce Islam

Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani said Monday it was not up to the country`s police to deliver Islamic guidance, distancing himself from efforts to involve law enforcement in religion.

Iran bans spiky haircuts, tattoos saying it implies 'devil worship'
Iran bans spiky haircuts, tattoos saying it implies 'devil worship'

Hairstyles of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while tattoos and other male bodily adornments also being outlawed.

Iran determined to end 'manufactured' nuclear crisis

Iran is determined to end the "manufactured crisis" over its nuclear programme and drafting of a final deal with world powers, though hard, is progressing, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.

China lodges protest with US after religious freedom report

China has lodged a protest with the United States after a US government commission said Chinese violations of religious freedom were "severe" and "systematic", the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Kerry denounces `hysteria` over Iran nuclear deal
Kerry denounces `hysteria` over Iran nuclear deal

 US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday denounced what he called "hysteria" over a final nuclear accord being discussed between world powers and Iran over its controversial nuclear programme.

Iran says Yemen security `like our own`

Iran considers the security of Yemen to be like its own, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Saturday, denouncing "adventurist actions" by Saudi Arabia, the state television website reported.

Iran pledges to protect shared security interests with Yemen

Iran`s deputy foreign minister said Tehran will not let regional powers jeopardise its security interests in Yemen, Tasnim news agency reported, in the strongest acknowledgement yet of Iranian involvement in the Arabian peninsula.

US Navy bolsters presence in Gulf after Iran seizure

 US warships protecting American-flagged ships in the Strait of Hormuz may extend assistance to other countries` vessels, officials said Friday, after reports of Iranian forces harassing shipping.

US orders BNP Paribas to pay USD 8.9 bn in Iran sanctions case

 A US judge today ordered BNP Paribas to pay a record USD 8.9 billion fine to settle violations of US sanctions linked to Iran and other countries.

Iran`s Zarif congratulates new Saudi FM despite tensions

 Iran`s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated his newly-installed Saudi counterpart on his appointment, Iranian media reported Friday, even as tensions flare between the rival regional powers over Yemen.

Iran workers hold May Day protest against foreign labour

Thousands of Iranian workers held a May Day demonstration in Tehran Friday to demand improved conditions and protest against foreigners taking jobs in the Islamic republic, Ilna news agency reported.