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Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi  (file photo)

Iran Says Next Expert-Level Nuclear Talks To Be Held In New York

Iran says the next round of international expert-level talks on the Iranian nuclear program will be held next month in New York City. More

Iranian President Hasan Rohani

Rohani Speaks Up For Women's Rights

Iranian President Hasan Rohani has admitted women in his country still face "gender injustice." More

Iranian Reactor Issue Has Been 'Resolved'

Iran says it has completed steps curbing activities at its heavy-water nuclear reactor that should resolve the issue in its negotiations with six world powers over Iran's controversial nuclear program. More

​Tehran Slams U.S. Court Ruling Confiscating Property

Iran has condemned a ruling by a U.S. court that approves plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran in the United States. More

Iran's chosen ambassador to the UN, Hamid Abutalebi (file photo)

General Urges Iran To Pick New UN Envoy

A senior Iranian military official has called on Tehran to name a new envoy to the UN after Washington refused to issue a visa to its chosen ambassador. More

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Iranian Students Crash Nuclear Party

A hard-line Iranian politician visited a Tehran university this week to celebrate the wonders of nuclear power. But pro-opposition students crashed the party. More

Iranian Cleric Says Unhealthy Satellite Jamming Un-Islamic

Is satellite jamming permissible under Islamic law? Not if it poses a threat to human health, says a senior cleric. More
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Features & Commentary

Hard-Liners Decry Proposed EU Office in Tehran

Iranian hard-liners say they will not allow the European Union to open an office in the Islamic republic.

Afghans Criticize Government’s Handling Of International Norouz Event

The Afghan government has angered many Afghans by ditching a plan to hold an international Norouz festival in a multimillion-dollar castle specifically built for the event.

Interview: Israeli President Calls For Peaceful Iran Ties

In an exclusive interview with Israel-based journalist Farnoush Ram for RFE/RL's Radio Farda in Jerusalem on March 19, Peres called for peaceful relations between Israel and Iran, insisting his country is against war.

Ashton Under Fire For Meeting With Iran Rights Activists

A meeting in Tehran between EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and rights activists has angered hard-liners, some of whom plan a protest in the Iranian capital on March 12.

Iran's Dervishes Hunger Strike In And Out Of Prison

Thousands of dervishes in Iran and around the world have gone on a hunger strike to protest state pressure they say they are facing. Among them are 10 prisoners and dozens of others in Iran who have said they will take their protest on Saturday (March 8) to the front of the prosecutor-general's office.

Iran Media Censors Polish FM On Iranian Media Censorship

Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski witnessed Iran media censorship firsthand during his recent visit. But as RFE/RL reports, his attempts to send a message to the Iranian authorities was blocked.

Disturbing Video Of Public Iranian Execution Sparks Debate

After footage of a public hanging in Iran went viral, some are questioning whether users of social media are sending the wrong message by sharing such material.

Reading Ukraine In Iran

The events in Ukraine have highlighted the political divide in Iran -- and the Iranian establishment's fear of popular protests similar to the 2009 mass street demonstrations that faced the Islamic Republic with its worst crisis.
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