Ali Akbar Salehi
Sep 11, 2011 13:29 EDT
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili has written to the European Union foreign affairs chief to announce the Islamic state's readiness for fresh nuclear talks with major powers, the foreign minister said on Sunday.
Sep 08, 2011 13:56 EDT
Pakistan and Iran on Thursday said a multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline between the two countries was pressing ahead on schedule despite US objections to the project.
Aug 28, 2011 09:54 EDT
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran warned NATO on Sunday against any temptation to intervene in Syria, saying that rather than the defeating a regime it would be bogged down in a "quagmire" similar to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Aug 28, 2011 09:21 EDT
Iran "discreetly" provided humanitarian aid to Libyan rebels before the fall of Tripoli, Jam-e-Jam newspaper quoted Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Sunday as saying.
Aug 23, 2011 13:46 EDT
A top UN atomic watchdog official last week toured Iranian nuclear sites, including ones where uranium is being enriched, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying Tuesday by Fars news agency.
Aug 21, 2011 14:39 EDT
The relatives of imprisoned Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal on Sunday urged the Iranian government to show "compassion" and free the two men, one day after their eight-year prison sentences were made known.
Aug 20, 2011 15:25 EDT
Iran has sentenced two American hikers to eight years in prison for illegal entry and spying for a US intelligence agency, state television said on Saturday quoting an informed judiciary source.
Aug 17, 2011 12:36 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia pitched Wednesday a proposal to Iran's foreign minister which it hopes could bring a breakthrough in a confrontation over Tehran's nuclear program, despite doubts in the West that the plan can make much headway.
Aug 17, 2011 11:38 EDT
Russia and Iran on Wednesday said a new Russian plan had a real chance of solving the standoff over the Iranian nuclear drive, despite the failure of past initiatives to end a decade of deadlock.
Aug 17, 2011 01:49 EDT
Russia pressed ahead Wednesday with its drive to revive the stalled nuclear talks between Iran and Western powers after the Islamic state's president said he backed Moscow's new crisis proposals.
Aug 15, 2011 12:26 EDT
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will issue verdicts soon on American hikers detained for more than two years on espionage charges, a judiciary official was quoted as saying on Monday, dimming hopes for their immediate release.
Aug 14, 2011 11:33 EDT
Iran's first nuclear power plant, built by Russia, will be connected to the national grid in late August, atomic chief Fereydoon Abbasi Davani told the Arabic-language network Al-Alam on Sunday.
Aug 14, 2011 05:55 EDT
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called nuclear weapons a waste of money Sunday as he prepared to receive a top Russian security official for crisis mediation talks.
Aug 06, 2011 10:16 EDT
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi hopes the trial of two US citizens detained in the Islamic republic on espionage charges will lead to their freedom, reports said on Saturday.
Aug 06, 2011 08:55 EDT
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister said on Saturday he hoped two Americans jailed for more than two years on spying charges would be freed, the most positive signal yet that their ordeal may soon end.
Aug 03, 2011 12:42 EDT
Iran's conservative dominated parliament on Wednesday endorsed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's pick, a Revolutionary Guards commander targeted by international sanctions, to head the key oil ministry.
Jul 27, 2011 07:25 EDT
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday nominated a Revolutionary Guards commander targeted by international sanctions, Rostam Qasemi, to head the strategic oil ministry, reports said.
Jul 23, 2011 15:24 EDT
Iran on Saturday called on Berlin to put on trial the leader of a Kurdish rebel movement, Rahman Haji Ahmadi, who reportedly lives in Germany, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Jul 22, 2011 11:48 EDT
Iran may consider dialogue with the United States as long as it is between "equals" and Washington respects its people's rights, Foreign Minster Ali Akbar Salehi said in an interview on Friday.
Jul 12, 2011 05:20 EDT
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged Arab governments to heed popular demands for reform at a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the presidential website said on Tuesday.