Iran warns Israel of Hezbollah rockets if attacked

A senior Iranian military official warned on Thursday that any Israeli attack would unleash a firestorm of missiles on its cities fired by the Islamic republic`s Hezbollah allies in Lebanon.

US threatens not to sign N-deal with Iran

 Washington has threatened "not to sign" a final nuclear agreement with Tehran unless the Iranian government gives access to its possible military dimension-related sites and nuclear scientists.

Afghan Taliban announce they sent delegation to Iran

The Afghan Taliban said Wednesday that a delegation from its Qatar-based political office had visited Iran for talks, as Kabul has made repeated overtures to the insurgent group to reopen peace negotiations.

Iran's Khamenei rules out interviews with nuclear scientists

 Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would not accept "unreasonable demands" by world powers during negotiations over its disputed nuclear programme, and ruled out letting inspectors interview its atomic scientists.

Iran's chief negotiator fails to convince lawmakers on N-talks

Iran`s chief negotiator has failed to convince Iranian lawmakers regarding the talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group of world powers over Tehran`s nuclear programme, media reported on Wednesday.

Iran rules out nuclear inspections of military sites

Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday ruled out allowing nuclear inspectors to visit military sites or to question scientists, state media reported.

Iran, six world powers launch new round of nuclear talks

Experts from Iran and six world powers are launching a new round of negotiations focused on reaching a deal that curbs Iran's nuclear program.

Top aide to Iran's leader meets Syria's Assad, pledges support

 A top aide to Iran`s leader met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday, footage on Syrian state television showed, underlining firm Iranian support for Damascus as it faces mounting pressure from insurgents in a four-year-old civil war.

Afghan Taliban delegation in Iran for talks: Report

 A delegation from the Afghan Taliban`s Qatar-based political office is in Tehran for talks, Iranian media reported Tuesday.

Iran says can`t afford Ahmadinejad cash handouts

 Iran can no longer sustain the billions of dollars needed to pay cash handouts enacted by former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a top official said Tuesday, signalling plans to halt them.

US reporter to face Iran spy charges next week

 The Washington Post`s Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, in custody for 10 months, will appear in court next week accused of spying and other crimes against Iran, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Former FM denies Iranian involvement in 1994 Argentina attack

A former Iranian foreign minister and another ex-official have denied Tehran`s involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina that has come under renewed scrutiny after the death of an investigator.

Senior Iranian adviser says Saudis should not host Yemen talks

The senior adviser to Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that Saudi Arabia could not host talks between Yemen`s warring factions, as it was involved in the conflict in Yemen.

Iran defence minister in Baghdad for talks: Official

Iran`s defence minister arrived in Baghdad Monday for talks with his counterpart, a day after the Iraqi government suffered one of its worst losses with the fall of Ramadi to jihadists.

Netanyahu says not too late to stop Iran nuclear deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday there was still time to stop an Iranian agreement with world powers that he says would give Tehran nuclear arms.

Iran will not allow inspection of military sites: Lawmaker

No one will be allowed to inspect Iran`s military sites, said a senior Iranian lawmaker on Sunday.

Iran's leader vows to protect "oppressed" people in the region

Iran will help oppressed people in the region, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday, days after Gulf Arab leaders met US President Barack Obama and expressed concern about Iranian expansionism.

South Yemen clashes kill dozens as ceasefire nears end

Fierce clashes between rebels and pro-government forces killed dozens across south Yemen on Saturday, threatening to derail a humanitarian ceasefire drawn up to bring vital aid to the war-wracked country.

Iran will protect "oppressed" people in the region: Khamenei

Iran will help oppressed people in the region as much as it can, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Saturday, ratcheting up his rhetoric against regional rival Saudi Arabia.

Iran prepared for all scenarios in nuclear talks: Negotiator

Iran is prepared for "all scenarios" in talks with world powers about curbing its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief, its top nuclear negotiator said on Friday when asked what would happen if no final deal was reached by July.