The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization says the country's underground uranium-enrichment facility "will be operational in the near future."
The United States has acknowledged the Iranian government’s statement welcoming the U.S. Navy's rescue of 13 Iranian fisherman from pirates the Persian Gulf.
The trip will take Mahmud Ahmadinejad to Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Ecuador -- all countries that "resist the oppression" of the United States and share "an anticolonialist view," he said just before flying out.
The secretary-general of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights has been quoted as saying that homosexuality is a disease.
The exercises come after Iran’s naval exercises in the Persian Gulf increased tensions with the United States amid threats and counterthreats over security in the Strait of Hormuz, a key oil-shipping route.
Iran breaks its official silence over the U.S. Navy's rescue of 13 Iranian fishermen from the hands of pirates, calling the January 5 operation a "welcome and humanitarian act."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an easing of tensions between Iran and the West over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
The Pentagon says the U.S. Navy has rescued 13 Iranian seamen after a distress call saying they were being held hostage by pirates in the northern Arabian Sea.
The Navy Commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards announced has announced that there will be another military exercise in the Straits of Hormuz in February.
RFE/RL Washington correspondent Heather Maher asked former U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Rudy DeLeon what the Obama administration's new military shift means and why it's happening now.
The U.S. State Department has officially designated an Al-Qaeda-linked Kurdish group as a terrorist organization, freezing the group's U.S. assets and prohibiting U.S. citizens from engaging in business with them.
Turkey has delivered a Western offer to Tehran to renew negotiations over its nuclear program, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, expressing hope that talks stalled a year ago could soon be revived.