Parisa Hafezi

Iran vote turnout poses test of youth frustrations and hopes

6:37am EDT

DUBAI Like many young Iranians yearning for democracy, Shirin doesn't believe elected officials want to deliver greater political and social freedoms, and doubts Iran's ruling theocracy would let them even if they tried.

Analysis: Iran nuclear deal rescue needs more time, envoys say ahead of fresh talks

Jun 08 2021

DUBAI A host of barriers to the revival of Iran's nuclear deal remain firmly in place ahead of talks due to resume this week between Tehran and world powers, suggesting a return to compliance with the 2015 accord is still a way off, four diplomats, two Iranian officials and two analysts say.

Iran says progress made in nuclear talks but key issues remain

May 31 2021

DUBAI Iran and six world powers have made significant progress in talks to revive their 2015 nuclear deal but important issues still need to be resolved, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.

Iran's Khamenei backs hardliner versus hardliner presidential vote

May 27 2021

DUBAI (Reuters) -Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday endorsed the rejection of heavyweight moderate and conservative candidates for Iran's June presidential election, in which two leading hardliners fiercely loyal to him will stand against each other.

Iran and IAEA extend monitoring deal, averting crisis in nuclear talks

May 24 2021

VIENNA/DUBAI Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog are extending a recently expired monitoring agreement by a month, both sides said on Monday, avoiding a collapse that could have pitched wider talks on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal into crisis.

Analysis: Khamenei's election agenda may slow revival of Iran nuclear deal

May 24 2021

DUBAI Weary negotiators appear increasingly unlikely to revive a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers before the Islamic Republic's June presidential election, but an extension of talks could reap political gains at home for the supreme leader.

Iran says IAEA access to nuclear sites images has ended, extension possible

May 23 2021

DUBAI (Reuters) -The speaker of Iran's parliament said on Sunday a three-month monitoring deal between Tehran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog had expired and that its access to images from inside some Iranian nuclear sites would cease.

Israel's Gaza challenge: stopping metal tubes turning into rockets

May 23 2021

By Jonathan Saul, John Irish, Arshad Mohammed and Parisa Hafezi

Iran's former hardline president Ahmadinejad to run again

May 12 2021

DUBAI Iran's hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday registered to run again in an election in June which is being seen as a test of the legitimacy of the country's clerical rulers.

Washington denies Iran state media report saying prisoner swap agreed

May 02 2021

DUBAI (Reuters) -The United States on Sunday denied a report by Iran's state television that the arch-foes had reached a prisoner swap deal in exchange for the release of $7 billion frozen Iranian oil funds under U.S. sanctions in other countries. | Video

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