Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif defended the nuclear deal in parliament.  Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The Iranian parliament will wait at least 80 days before voting on a nuclear agreement reached last week with world powers, as legislators decided on (...)

US State Secretary John Kerry walks at the Palais Coburg Hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Carlos BARRiacarlos Barria/AFP/Getty Images

As protracted talks to agree an elusive nuclear deal with Iran entered another day, US secretary of state John Kerry said real progress had been made (...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (C) is pictured during an Iran nuclear talks meeting with the Iranian foreign minister in Vienna on Friday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/AFP/Getty Images

The UN nuclear watchdog could issue a report on its investigation into past Iranian research suspected of being linked to nuclear weapons development(...)

An Iranian security guard stands as US secretary of state John Kerry meets the Iranian delegation including foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a hotel in Vienna where the  nuclear talks meetings are being held. Photograph:  Carlos Barria/Reuters

Tehran and world powers were still shy of a breakthrough at nuclear talks yesterday as foreign ministers flew in to lend heft to negotiations that foc(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry leans his crutches on a table before delivering his statement on Cuba outside the hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Carlos Barria/AFP/Getty Images

The global nuclear watchdog has said its head would fly to Tehran to discuss some of the last big issues that need to be resolved so that Iran and wor(...)

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (right) meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) at a hotel in Vienna. Photograph: Carlos Barria/AFP/Getty Images

Senior US and Iranian officials said hard work was still needed as they met in Vienna on Saturday for what could be their final negotiations to bridge(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry was in Geneva to meet his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Geneva in an effort to bridge differences on a far-reaching nuclear deal that is to be sealed by the end of next month. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

US secretary of state John Kerry broke his right leg in an accident while cycling a portion of the Tour de France route near Scionzier, France, on Sun(...)

The proposed deal aimed at stopping Iran building a nuclear bomb would be “a significant achievement” to encourage countries to dismantle weapons unde(...)

Marzieh Afkham, who is the country’s first foreign ministry spokeswoman, is to head a mission in east Asia

Iran is set to appoint its first female ambassador since the 1979 Islamic revolution, marking a breakthrough for women in government under the moderat(...)

Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif  after speaking during a news conference on the nuclear talks with western powers in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 2nd. Hardliners in Iran are going out of their way to laud  Mr Zarif and his team of negotiators, as well as the government of President Hassan Rouhani. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/New York Times

Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iranian hardliners have been free to take to the streets and object to any form of compromise with the West, and(...)