Iran's Ahmadinejad rules out another presidential bid

Two-term president and former Tehran mayor says he is bowing to the advice of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.


Iran destroys 100,000 'depraving' satellite dishes

Authorities say the banned satellite dishes are morally damaging, despite high-level calls for reform of the law.

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.


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 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.


Rouhani's allies win big in second round of Iran poll

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


Iran: President 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.


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.


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".


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.


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.


Power corrupts, corruption empowers

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

by Hamid Dabashi


Iran: Missile tests do not violate nuclear deal

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


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.