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Iran ex-president slams Khomeini grandson vote exclusion

Tehran - Former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani lashed out Monday at Iran's vote vetting panel over its exclusion of a grandson of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic republic."Who gave you the right to judge?

Iranian President Rouhani visits Europe amid criticisms Special

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been visiting Europe this week as Iran reintegrates itself with the global economy. Are Iran's intentions genuine or could something else be at play?

Grandson of Iran's Khomeini excluded from elections: Family

Tehran - The grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has been excluded from contesting elections next month, his son said Tuesday.

Iran to buy 114 Airbuses to revamp ageing fleet

Tehran - Iran said Sunday it will buy 114 Airbus planes to revitalise its ageing fleet, in the first major commercial deal announced since the lifting of sanctions under its nuclear agreement.

Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a "new chapter" in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region to boost Beijing's economic influence.

BBC Iranian-British reporter unable to board flight to U.S.

London - Rana Rahimpour, a dual Iranian-British citizen was stopped from boarding a plane at Heathrow airport about to fly to New Jersey. She was told she needed a visa and was not eligible to fly under the visa waiver program since she was an Iranian citizen.

Iran supreme leader condemns Saudi embassy attack

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei publicly condemned Wednesday for the first time the January 2 attack on Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran as "a very bad and wrong incident".

Iran's Khamenei warns against US 'deceit' in nuclear deal

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned on Tuesday against American "deceit" after Tehran finalised a landmark nuclear deal with world powers led by the United States.

Iran's supreme leader warns against US 'deceit'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Tuesday against American "deceit", just days after the end of sanctions under a nuclear deal that the central bank said would unblock $32 billion.

Iran boosts oil production, condemns new sanctions

Tehran - Iran announced a major boost in oil production on Monday after the lifting of sanctions under its nuclear deal, while condemning new US measures against its missile programme.

IAEA chief lands in Tehran to meet Iran's president

Tehran - The head of the United Nations atomic watchdog Yukiya Amano arrived in Tehran Monday for talks with President Hassan Rouhani, two days after Iran's nuclear deal with world powers went into force.

Iran denounces new U.S. sanctions on missile programme

Tehran - Iran denounced new US sanctions on its missile programme on Monday but pushed ahead with international cooperation after its historic nuclear deal.

Nuclear watchdog chief in Iran for talks after deal

Tehran - International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano was due to hold talks in Tehran Monday on ensuring Iran's continued compliance with a nuclear deal the US and Iranian presidents hailed as a historic breakthrough.

Three Americans imprisoned by Iran arrive in Geneva, 4th stays

Vienna - Three of four Americans freed by Iran in a prisoner exchange arrived Sunday in Switzerland, a senior U.S. diplomat has announced.

Sceptics of Iran nuclear deal 'all proven wrong': Rouhani

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that sceptics who had warned a nuclear deal with world powers would not bring benefits to Iran "were all proven wrong".

US, Iran leaders hail nuke deal as new sanctions imposed

Tehran - The US and Iranian presidents on Sunday hailed the implementation of Tehran's nuclear deal as historic, even as new American sanctions threatened fresh tensions.

Iran nuclear deal win may be short-lived for Rouhani

Tehran - It is the hard-fought central pillar of his presidency, an election pledge delivered, but Hassan Rouhani may yet find it difficult to capitalise on Iran's nuclear deal with world powers.

Iran frees Jason Rezaian, three other dual-American citizens

Tehran - Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's Tehran correspondent, was among four Iranian-Americans freed Saturday in a prisoner swap, just hours before a nuclear deal with world powers was finally sealed.

Washington Post journalist reportedly freed by Iran

Tehran - Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's Tehran correspondent, was reportedly among four Iranian-Americans freed Saturday in a prisoner swap, as a nuclear deal with world powers was set to be sealed.

Iran says four 'dual-nationals' freed in prisoner exchange

Tehran - Iran said Saturday that four Iranian dual nationals had been freed as part of a prisoner exchange in line with national interests at the order of the country's top security committee.
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