Iran’s president Hassan Rowhani delivering a speech at the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation in Tehran. Photograph: EPA

As Iran and six world powers meet this week in Vienna to begin drafting language to resolve their nuclear standoff, negotiators say they are confron(...)

Members of the Iranian army land force academy perform during a graduation ceremony in Tehran. Photograph: Reuters

An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission, an investigation has (...)

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani (centre) is approached by staff members after a news conference in New York today. Mr Rouhani said  he wanted talks with major powers on Iran’s nuclear program to yield results in a short period of time and that the improved mood in US-Iranian relations could lead to better ties. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

US president Barack Obama and new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani held a historic phone call on Friday, in the highest level conversation between the(...)

US officials will be watching next week’s visit to the UN general assembly closely for signs that Iranian president Hasan Rouhani (above) will warm relations with the West and take a more moderate line in the next negotiations on Iran’s disputed nuclear programme. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Reuters

Iranian president Hasan Rouhani has claimed his country will never seek a nuclear bomb.He spoke to US television network NBC News in Tehran just days(...)

A dangerous escalation

The rush to military action against Syria led by the United States, Britain and France following the use of chemical weapons on civilians there is ill(...)