Iran test launches medium-range missile

Iran says it has successfully test launched a mid-range surface-to-surface missile, state media has reported. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the Sajjil-2 missile used “advanced technology” and had “landed exactly” on the unspecified target....

After Israeli Visit, a Diplomatic Sprint on Iran

WASHINGTON — Now that President Obama has established what he called a “clear timetable” for Iran to halt its nuclear program — progress must be made by the end of the year, he declared on Monday — both American and Israeli officials are beginning to talk about how to...

ElBaradei urges Iran to engage with U.S.

BERLIN, May 16 (Reuters) – Iran should engage with the United States and negotiate over its nuclear programme, Mohamed ElBaradei, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said in a magazine interview released on Saturday. U.S. President Barack...

US firms allowed to invest in Iran oil

There is no barrier for the presence of foreign companies in the Iranian oil industry, says the head of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). “The Islamic Republic has always welcomed the investment by all foreign companies in Iranian oil, gas and petrochemical...

Iran favors a ‘strong Pakistan’

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has highlighted the importance of ‘a strong Pakistan’ for the Muslim world. “A strong and stable Pakistan will have a high importance to the Muslim world,” Mottaki said in a meeting with Chief...