Inside Story

Has the Iran nuclear deal changed anything?

A year since the signing of a wide-ranging deal, observers say Iran has largely lived up to its side of the bargain.

Politics

Iran deal will haunt the Middle East in the future

Iran is stronger and more forthright in the region today than it was before the deal was agreed.

by Luke Coffey

Iran

Iran warns it could close Strait of Hormuz to US

Military commander says the US and its allies could be denied access to vital passageway if they 'threaten' Tehran.

Middle East

South Korea and Iran to sign major trade deals

Presidents meet in Tehran with North Korea's nuclear disarmament a topic of discussion.

Iran

Iran elections: Rouhani allies win parliament poll

Conservative MPs lose majority in parliament for first time since 2004, as reformist and moderates score landslide win.

Politics

Iran: Hassan Rouhani's allies set for parliament win

State media say reformists and moderates won 128 seats in 290-member assembly in second round of voting.

Politics

Voting under way in Iran parliamentary runoff

Allies of President Hassan Rouhani seek to make major seat gains in second round after strong showing in first vote.

Iran

Khamenei says 'missile and talk' crucial for Iran

Supreme leader defends Iran's foreign policy as UN's Ban Ki-moon says ballistic missile tests are a cause for "alarm".

Politics

Iran to boost missile arsenal after US slaps new ban

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif insists ballistic missile programme not covered in the nuclear deal signed last July.

Politics

Iran to boost security and trade ties with Pakistan

Hassan Rouhani is the first Iranian head of state to visit neighbouring Pakistan in the last 14 years.

Politics

Babak Zanjani and the complicity of Iran

An unjust sanctions regime was imposed on Iran, and yet its corrupt ruling elite were benefiting from its consequences.

by Hamid Dabashi

Politics

Iran: Missile tests do not violate nuclear deal

Foreign Ministry insists missiles were conventional defensive instruments and did not carry nuclear weapons.

Politics

Iran launches ballistic missiles during military drill

Missiles with range of 300-2,000km launched from silos in multiple locations in the country, Revolutionary Guards says.

Politics

Iran election: Women make gains in new parliament

At least 14 women secure seats in upcoming parliament while seven more have qualified for runoff voting in April.

UpFront

Has Obama defended human rights in Iran?

Iranian author and dissident Azar Nafisi says the US president could do more on human rights in the country.