Iran denied on Monday US accusations that a unit of its Revolutionary Guards, the Quds Force, was working inside Iraq to foment more unrest in its conflict-torn neighbour.
Iran expects the U.N. nuclear watchdog to highlight Tehran's cooperation in its next report on Iran's atomic program, which could determine whether it faces more U.N. sanctions, an Iranian official said on Monday.
Iran warned the UN Security Council on Monday against imposing new sanctions over its nuclear drive, saying such a move would render its cooperation with the UN atomic agency and other talks "sterile".
A top UN atomic official was holding talks in Tehran on Monday aimed at easing concerns over Iran's contested nuclear programme, amid warnings of further sanctions against the Islamic republic.
Iran's ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has aroused controversy after saying in a new book that revolutionary founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini favoured dropping the mantra of "Death to America."
As Iran strengthens its military and political muscle, the nation's leaders seek to increase its influence over the Middle East. But Iran's ambitious talk of revolution worries its Arab neighbors.
Putting Iran's Revolutionary Guard on a list of terrorist organizations is the right move, says National Review Online , but the action still fails to acknowledge Tehran's role in sponsoring terrorism around the globe.
Iran frees two Chinese citizens detained for allegedly taking photos of Iranian military facilities.
Delegates from the International Atomic Energy Agency began a third round of talks in Tehran Monday aimed at gaining access to Iran's nuclear program.
Iran appointed a new deputy oil minister for international affairs yesterday as part of a government reshuffle. Hossein Noghrehkar-Shirazi, who will take over responsibility for liaison with foreign companies, was appointed by the acting oil minister, Gholam-Hossein Nozari.