Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet

Iran's president on Monday urged the country's clerics to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic.

Iran convicts Ahmadinejad's vice president

Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iran's first vice president under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been sentenced to prison and fined, it was reported on Monday.

Iran Foreign Minister to meet EU's Ashton in Brussels

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was to hold talks with top EU diplomat Catherine Ashton in Brussels today, following fresh US sanctions on entities linked to Tehran's nuclear programme.

Iran car crash kills 14, including Afghans: Report

A news agency in Iran on Sunday reported that a car crash involving Afghan migrants has killed 14 people.

US sanctions violate Geneva nuclear deal: Iran

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Sunday said the new sanctions imposed by Washington on Tehran in some cases violate the agreement reached last year between the Islamic republic and the world powers during the Geneva nuclear talks.

Iran president condemns US sanctions 'invasion'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday called Western sanctions an "invasion" after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals.

Iran says it downed Israeli drone over nuclear site

Iran`s elite Revolutionary Guard said it has brought down an Israeli stealth drone above the Natanz uranium enrichment site in the centre of the country.

Iran FM in Iraq as militants target key refinery

Iran`s foreign minister said in Baghdad Sunday Tehran is working to help combat jihadist-led militants but does not have soldiers in Iraq, amid a renewed push for a key oil refinery.

IAEA inspection on Iran military base unnecessary: Minister

Iran`s Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan has said that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has no need to inspect the Parchin military base.

Iran FM visits Iraqi neighbour at war with IS

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday began a two-day visit to Iraq, which is fighting a Sunni Muslim insurgency led by Islamic State jihadists, state news agency IRNA reported.

Iran unveils new short-range missiles, drones

Iran has produced a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones, an official news agency reported today.

Iran refuses UN nuclear watchdog access to Parchin base

Iran will not give UN nuclear inspectors access to a military base outside Tehran that they have been seeking to visit since 2005, Defence Minister Hossein Dehgan said on Saturday.

Iran denies linking Iraq role to Western sanctions

Iran on Thursday denied linking any future cooperation with the international community against jihadists in Iraq to the lifting of crippling Western sanctions.

Reformist journalist freed on bail in Iran

An Iranian journalist who covered parliament for pro-reform media has been released on bail almost three months after being detained, her lawyer said on Thursday. 

UN agency: Iran abiding with terms of nuke deal

The UN nuclear agency says that Iran is keeping commitments it agreed to with six world powers in a pact that temporarily caps its nuclear activities and eliminates material that could be most easily used to make nuclear weapons.

IAEA measures being implemented by Iran: Amano

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, Monday said Iran has begun implementing measures aimed at resolving issues surrounding Tehran`s nuclear plans.

Iran begins answering nuclear allegations: IAEA

Iran has begun to answer long-held allegations of efforts to develop nuclear weapons ahead of an August 25 deadline, the UN atomic watchdog`s chief said on Monday.

Iran won`t sign nuclear deal `at any price`

Iran is committed to securing a nuclear agreement with world powers but will not sign one "at any price", its negotiators said on Monday, as a key deadline for Tehran nears.

Strong quake hits southwest Iran: Report

Iran`s official news agency is reporting a 6.1-magnitude earthquake today hit a sparsely populated mountainous area near the Iraqi border.

IAEA chief says visit to Iran ``useful``

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Sunday that his brief visit to Iran and talks with top Iranian officials were "useful", as he offered new proposals to boost cooperation between the UN nuclear watchdog and the Islamic republic.