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Caspian Legal Status 'Nearly Resolved'

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ibrahim Rahimpour has expressed optimism that the legal status of the Caspian Sea could finally be resolved at the next summit of Caspian littoral states. More

Iranian Diplomat Kidnapped In Yemen Freed

Iran’s state media are reporting that an Iranian diplomat held hostage in Yemen since 2013 has returned home following an intelligence operation. More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gives a thumbs up after a bilateral meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a new round of nuclear talks in Montreux on March 4.

U.S. To Keep An Eye On Iran's 'Destabilizing' Acts

Secretary of State John Kerry has said the United States continues to monitor Tehran's "destabilizing actions" in the Middle East, as world powers and Iran try to reach a deal on the Islamic republic's nuclear program. More

Iran Executes Six Sunni Muslim Ethnic Kurds

Six Iranian Kurds have reportedly been executed despite human right defenders’ calls on Iranian authorities to spare their lives. More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) speaks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as they prepare to take their seats for a new round of nuclear negotiations in Montreux, Switzerland, on March 2.

Iran, U.S. Cite Progess In Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have wrapped up three days of talks over Iran's nuclear program, as a deadline for a framework deal looms. More

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Iran Deputy FM Accuses U.S. Of Seeking To Control, Not Destroy, IS

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran's deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, has accused the United States of supplying food and weapons to the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, and of seeking to control, not destroy the extremists. More

Rohani Adviser Says Rights Violations Hurting Iran

Ali Yunesi, a senior adviser to Iran's President Hassan Rohani and a former intelligence minister, has admitted that "many cases" of human rights violations are taking place in Iran's courts and prisons, blaming them on extremists. More
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Features & Commentary

Iran's Role In Iraq's Fight Against IS

As the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants intensifies, Iran's military role has become increasingly evident.

Israeli Ex-Official Talks Tough On Nukes

A former national security adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says world powers must step up their resolve to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons.

Iranian Politicians Said To Have U.S. Green Cards

"Death to America" might be a common refrain in Tehran, but several Iranian officials and parliamentarians reportedly hold documents allowing them to live and work in the United States.

Iranian Groups Challenge West With Holocaust-Denial Cartoon Contest

Two Iranian organizations have launched a Holocaust-denial cartoon contest in response to caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Iran’s Leader Urges Western Youth To Learn About Islam

Iran's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, has called on young people in Europe and North America to make an effort to understand Islam by reading the Koran and about the life of the Prophet Muhammad.

New Republican Majority Wants A Say On Obama's Iran Talks

Fresh off an electoral victory, Senate Republicans are eyeing several measures to give Congress a say in an Iran nuclear deal, hoping to pick up a few Democrats in the process.

Muslim Press Reacts To Charlie Hebdo Attack

Media in the Muslim world have published a wide variety of reactions to the deadly attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Tehran Visit Leaves Ex-Congressman 'Guardedly Optimistic'

After making a rare visit to Tehran last month, former U.S. lawmaker Jim Slattery says he is guardedly optimistic about the prospects of a nuclear deal with Iran.

News Analysis: Rohani Makes His Move

In taking on Iran's privileged economic enterprises and supporting the loss of their tax-exempt status, President Hassan Rohani is sending a clear message to both the supreme leader and the powerful Revolutionary Guards.
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