Tehran

  • India welcomes deal on Iran's controversial nuclear programme 24-11-2013 05:39 PM

    India, on Sunday, welcomed the prospect of resolution of issues related to Iran's controversial nuclear programme through dialogue and diplomacy after Tehran agreed to curb it under a deal with six world power. "India welcomes the prospect of resolving questions related to Iran's nuclear programme through dialogue and diplomacy," official...
  • Iran, six world powers reach deal on Tehran's nuclear program 24-11-2013 12:07 PM

    A historic deal over Iran's nuclear program has been reached following intense talks in Geneva. Foreign Ministers from Iran, US, UK, China, Russia and Europe held negotiations for four days before the agreement was reached. The agreement temporarily halts Iran's nuclear development and lifts some sanctions. ...
  • Iran nuclear talks make some progress, but still differences 22-11-2013 09:33 AM

    Geneva: Iran and six major powers have made some progress toward an interim deal to curb Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief, but both sides said on Thursday they still have significant differences to overcome. Negotiators appeared to downplay anticipation of an imminent breakthrough in the three-day talks...
  • Gunman kills Iranian deputy minister: Report 11-11-2013 07:06 AM

    Tehran: Iran's official news agency is reporting that a gunman has shot and killed a deputy industry minister. The report by IRNA said Safdar Rahmatabadi was shot twice in head and chest that night in an eastern neighborhood of Tehran. The report quoted police as saying they believed the deputy...
  • Obama, Iran's Rouhani hold historic phone call to end deadlock over Tehran's nuclear program 28-09-2013 07:39 AM

    President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone on Friday, the highest-level contact between the two countries in three decades and a sign that they are serious about reaching a pact on Tehran's nuclear programme. The call is the culmination of a dramatic shift in tone...
  • Iranian ministers open pages on banned Facebook 09-09-2013 02:51 PM

    Iran's entire Cabinet has opened Facebook pages in what is seen as a move toward greater openness, even though the social media site is blocked in the Islamic Republic. The Facebook pages of 15 ministers could be viewed in Tehran through a proxy server. Newspapers today hinted the move might...
  • Oman's Sultan Qaboos on Tehran visit, US-Iran mediation in focus 26-08-2013 02:46 AM

    Oman's Sultan Qaboos on Sunday began the first visit to Iran by a foreign leader since moderate President Hassan Rouhani took office and Iranian media said his trip might be an effort to mediate between Tehran and Washington. Oman, a Gulf Arab state that maintains unusually friendly ties with both...
  • Vice President Hamid Ansari meets new Iranian president 05-08-2013 03:48 AM

    New Delhi/Tehran: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday met new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani after the latter's swearing in ceremony in Tehran. Ansari represented India at the swearing-in ceremony. Rouhani, who won a landslide victory in the June 14 presidential election, succeeds president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iran has sent invitations to...
  • India to participate in upgradation of Chahbahar port 04-05-2013 02:30 AM

    On Board Special Aircraft: India will participate in the upgradation of strategically crucial Chahbahar port in Iran, that gives access to Afghanistan, and the issue will be discussed when External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid holds talks with his counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi. "We have taken a decision. We will collaborate...
  • Trade issues to dominate Khurshid's visit to Iran 03-05-2013 03:25 AM

    New Delhi: Ways to increase commercial links with sanctions-hit Iran to reduce huge bilateral trade imbalance will be high on the agenda when External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid travels to Tehran on Friday on a three-day visit. India's participation in the upgradation of Iran's Chahbahar port, which gives access to...
  • Pentagon chief stresses Israel's right to hit Iran 22-04-2013 01:25 AM

    Jerusalem: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel held out hope on Sunday for a nonmilitary way to ending the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, but he also emphasized Washington's willingness to let Israel decide whether and when it might strike Tehran in self-defense. Hagel, on his first visit to Israel as...
  • Iran test-fires new land-to-sea ballsitic missile in Gulf 16-04-2013 04:55 PM

    Dubai: Iran test-fired a new land-to-sea ballistic missile in the Gulf, a senior official said on Tuesday, days before an annual ceremony meant to showcase its military muscle at a time of rising tension with the West over its nuclear activity. Israel has publicly warned of possible air strikes on...
  • Powers, Iran fail to end nuclear stalemate in Almaty talks 07-04-2013 06:45 AM

    Almaty: World powers and Iran failed again to ease their decade-old dispute over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme in talks that ended on Saturday, prolonging a stand-off that risks spiralling into a new Middle East war. The lack of a breakthrough in the two-day meeting in Kazakhstan aimed at easing international...
  • Iran unveils new indigenous fighter jet 03-02-2013 09:42 AM

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  • Where anonymity is bliss, and rial-ity harsh: Welcome to Tehran!

    Smita's Space |  Smita Sharma
    I was onboard the Prime Minister's Special Air India One to report the 16th NAM summit last August. As the plane began its descent towards...

  • Indo-Iran relations: time for reality check before diplomatic niceties begin

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    As the NAM summit kicks off in Tehran, Indian diplomats appear focussed less on those deliberations and more on Manmohan Singh's bilateral with President Ahmadinejad...

  • Iran says it's produced first nuclear fuel rod 01-01-2012 11:30 PM

    Tehran: Iranian scientists have produced the nation's first nuclear fuel rod, a feat of engineering the West has doubted Tehran capable of, the country's nuclear agency said on Sunday. The announcement marks another step in Tehran's efforts to achieve proficiency in the entire nuclear fuel cycle - from exploring uranium...
  • Iran backs off threat to close Strait of Hormuz 01-01-2012 09:55 AM

    Tehran: Talk of blocking the strategic oil route through the Strait of Hormuz is a discussion of the past, a commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard said on Sunday in comments that seemed to back away from an earlier threat. But he said Iran had other, unspecified strategies for reacting to...
  • US warns Iran against closing key oil passage 29-12-2011 10:13 AM

    Tehran: The US strongly warned Iran on Wednesday against closing a vital Persian Gulf waterway that carries one-sixth of the world's oil supply, after Iran threatened to choke off traffic through the Strait of Hormuz if Washington imposes sanctions targeting the country's crude exports. The increasingly heated exchange raises new...
  • Iran threatens to stop Gulf oil if sanctions widened 28-12-2011 05:27 AM

    Tehran: Iran threatened on Tuesday to stop the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz if foreign sanctions were imposed on its crude exports over its nuclear ambitions, a move that could trigger military conflict with economies dependent on Gulf oil. Western tensions with Iran have increased since a...
  • Iran calls for calm in crisis with Britain 04-12-2011 12:47 AM

    Tehran: Iran called on the West to avoid a deepening diplomatic crisis following the storming of the British embassy in Tehran, saying it was an issue between Tehran and London alone, Iranian media reported on Saturday. Britain closed its embassy after Tuesday's incursion by hardline youths and expelled all Iranian...
  • Iranian diplomats expelled from UK arrive home 03-12-2011 09:27 AM

    Tehran: Iranian diplomats expelled from London in retaliation for attacks on British compounds in Tehran arrived home on Saturday, the official IRNA news agency reported, sealing Iran's most serious diplomatic rift with the West in decades. About 150 hard-liners waiting with flower necklaces had gathered at Tehran's Mehrabad airport to...