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Iran's Khamenei warns against nuclear talks dragging on

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader warned Wednesday against protracted talks on the country's atomic programme, in remarks on the eve of another round of negotiations aimed at reviving a landmark nuclear accord.

Iran vows to ramp up uranium enrichment closer to weapons-grade

Tehran - Iran warned Tuesday it will start enriching uranium up to 60 percent purity, two days after an explosion it blamed on Israel damaged its enrichment plant in Natanz.

Iran accuses Israel of sabotage at nuclear site, vows revenge

Tehran - Iran charged Monday that its arch-enemy Israel was behind an attack on its Natanz uranium enrichment plant and vowed it would take "revenge" and ramp up its nuclear activities.

Iran atomic agency says nuclear facility hit by act of 'terrorism'

Tehran - Iran's atomic energy organisation said Sunday the Natanz nuclear facility was hit by a terrorist act, hours after it said an "accident" had caused a power failure there.

Iran starts up advanced centrifuges in nuclear deal breach

Tehran - Iran announced Saturday it has started up advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges in a breach of its undertakings under a troubled 2015 nuclear deal, days after the start of talks on rescuing the accord.

Iran details plan to verify US lifting of sanctions

Tehran - Iran plans to verify whether the US is actually lifting sanctions through oil exports and via international banking transactions, a member of Tehran's negotiating team said in an interview published Friday.

Iran releases seized South Korean tanker

Tehran - Iran on Friday released a South Korean-flagged tanker it had seized three months ago after a dispute over billions in frozen oil funds.

Iran Covid cases hit two million in 'meteoric' rise

Tehran - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iran passed the two-million mark Thursday, while the daily caseload set a new record high in what a health official warned amounted to a "meteoric" spike.

Iran's Rouhani says Vienna talks open 'new chapter'

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that talks in Vienna on rescuing a troubled 2015 nuclear deal had opened a "new chapter".

Iran ship in Red Sea blast, suspicion falls on Israel

Tehran - An Iranian freighter was hit by an "explosion" in the Red Sea, Tehran said Wednesday, after US media reported Israel had struck the ship in retaliation for past Iranian strikes on its vessels.

Iran and China sign 25-year cooperation pact

Tehran - Iran and China signed a 25-year "strategic cooperation pact" Saturday in the latest expansion of Beijing's flagship trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative as the US rivals build closer ties.

Iran report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

Tehran - Iran on Wednesday released its final report on the Ukrainian passenger jet it shot down last year killing 176 people, devoting two paragraphs to causes and absolving the armed forces.

Iran report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

Tehran - Iran on Wednesday released its final report on the Ukrainian passenger jet it shot down last year killing 176 people, devoting two paragraphs to causes and absolving the armed forces.

Iran, Russia denounce UK plan to boost nuclear arsenal

Tehran - Iran and Russia on Wednesday denounced the UK's decision to bolster its nuclear arsenal, with the Islamic republic accusing it of "hypocrisy" and the Kremlin warning the move threatens international stability.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe back in Iran court on 'propaganda' charges

Tehran - British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe appeared in a Tehran court Sunday to face new charges of "propaganda against the system", a week after she finished serving a five-year sentence, her lawyer said.

Iran's Rouhani urges Europe to avoid 'threats or pressure'

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Sunday urged Europe to avoid "threats or pressure" in any negotiations with Tehran, as he received Ireland's foreign minister amid diplomatic efforts to revive a landmark nuclear deal.

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

Tehran - Iran will vote in June for a successor to President Hassan Rouhani and his moderate-reformist government, but politics in the country is dominated by the nuclear issue and no frontrunner has emerged.

Iran promises response to Ukraine plane crash 'ambiguities'

Tehran - Iran will provide "detailed responses" to accusations by a UN expert over Tehran's accidental downing last year of a Ukrainian passenger jet, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Khamenei says Iran could boost uranium enrichment to 60%

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader said Monday the Islamic republic could boost uranium enrichment to 60 percent if needed, hours before new limits on inspections by the UN nuclear watchdog went into force.

Iran says talks with IAEA chief 'fruitful' as deadline looms

Tehran - Iran said Sunday it had held "fruitful discussions" with UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi in Tehran, ahead of a deadline when it is set to restrict the agency's inspections unless the United States lifts painful sanctions.
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