Iran’s new broom

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is looking to pursue a foreign policy of moderation to revive deadlocked nuclear talks with the west after tough financial sanctions have brought the Islamic Republic’s economy to a standstill

Obama wins breathing space over Iran

Democratic co-author of new sanctions bill to delay voting

High-profile fraud case rocks Iran

Construction company fraud claims follow wider revelations

Argentina: Strange death of Alberto Nisman

The mystery surrounding the fate of the country’s state prosecutor has rocked the government

Boehner asks Netanyahu to speak on Iran

Republicans snub Obama plea for caution over nuclear talks

The search for a Muslim Martin Luther

Reform of ideology cannot be achieved amid an atmosphere of intimidation and intolerance

The Jāmé Mosque in Isfahan, Iran.
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Iran’s matters of the heart

The success of negotiations depends on political will, but also numbers and technical concessions

Rouhani takes on Iran regime’s hardliners

President’s determination to secure nuclear deal should be welcomed

Hassan Amini

Fears grow over Iran’s disgruntled Sunni

Extremism worries rise amid unrest over religious discrimination

TEHRAN, IRAN - DECEMBER 17, 2014: Ali Shamkhani the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran. (Photo by Kaveh Kazemi)
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Iran will not seek diplomatic ties with US

Nuclear negotiations stand alone, says top security official

Iran’s president confronts hardliners

Entrenched power of Revolutionary Guards in focus

Iranian jets attack Isis in eastern Iraq

US declines to confirm it co-ordinated with Tehran

Republicans push for new Iran sanctions

Extension of nuclear talks sets up Congressional clash in US

Khamenei defiant on nuclear deal failure

Negotiations to be extended by seven more months

Iran talks extended for seven months

World powers and Islamic republic fail to reach agreement

Diplomats eye interim Iran agreement

Attempt to inject urgency before the deadline of midnight on Monday

Timeline: Iran’s nuclear negotiations

Diplomatic struggles over Tehran’s intentions since 2002

US and Iran prepare for the blame game

Tehran hopes to break out of sanctions even if last-ditch talks on its nuclear programme fail

Iran hardliners ordered to support talks

Tories are told not to undermine nuclear negotiations

Q&A: How likely is a nuclear deal with Iran?

Negotiations may be moving forward but politicians could retreat

Detente and messages to the Ayatollah

The American president has been indulging in a correspondence with Iran’s Supreme Leader

Russia agrees nuclear deal with Iran

Plan to build new reactors comes days before talks deadline

Battle for Iraq: the Iranian connection

US decision to delay its attack on Isis opened door to Tehran in Iraq

Weak Iran economy adds to nuclear pressure

Plunging oil prices and sanctions hit country’s revenues

Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged rapist

Death sentence sparks international condemnation

Women targeted in Iran power struggle

Attacks part of campaign by hardliners to ‘propagate virtue’

Iranians struggle with cost of living

Perception that improvement is not feeding through to real economy

Businesses look to Iran opportunities

London conference prepares for eventual easing of sanctions

Rouhani charm wasted on Iran’s hardliners

Opponents fear success in nuclear talks could reduce their sway

Cameron and Rouhani meet at UN

Latest sign of thaw in relationship between UK and Iran

Iran hardliners impeach reformist minister

Rouhani power struggle with Islamic regime intensifies

Iran business backs Rouhani reforms

President a popular figure despite nuclear uncertainty

Iraq violence stirs Iranian war memories

Sunni insurgency against Tehran’s Shia allies raises fears

Kerry warns of ‘real gaps’ in Iran talks

Statement comes amid looming deadline in nuclear negotiations

Iran’s businesses fear more uncertainty

Any extension of nuclear talks likely to continue economic woes

Kerry faces weekend of frantic diplomacy

Secretary of state’s agenda takes in Afghanistan, Iran and Gaza

Iran nuclear negotiations resume

Talks over the number of centrifuges will be a central focus

Britain to reopen Tehran embassy

Closer co-operation on fighting insurgency in Iraq

Obama, Iraq, Hassan Rouhani

US rules out military ties with Iran

Tentative diplomacy with Washington and Tehran on same side over Iraq

Isis insurgents take new towns in north

Shia volunteer militias head out to slow advance

Turkey and Iran drawn into Iraq crisis

Advances of Kurds could be more durable than those of Isis