Australian MP interrogates Iranian foreign minister

By Henry Benjamin, March 17, 2016

Australian Labour MP Michael Danby, who is Jewish, put Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on the spot during a meeting in Canberra this weekend.

Mr Zarif, who was making the first trip to Australia by an Iranian minister in 13 years, was asked by Mr Danby whether the Islamic Republic's recent missile testing "was not highly provocative and damaging to Iran's international reputation", especia


Iran test-launches missiles 'to wipe Israel off the map'

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 10, 2016

Iran claimed that this week it had tested ballistic missiles capable of hitting targets in Israel.

Iranian news agencies reported that the two Qadr missiles launched on Wednesday from a location in northern Iran carried the Hebrew inscription "Israel should be wiped off the pages of history" and hit targets 1,400 km away.


Iran election fog yet to clear

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 3, 2016

The implications of the Iranian elections last Friday for the parliament and the Assembly of Experts are already being hotly contested by pundits and partisans. Are the results truly, as reported, a victory for the "moderates"? Will they have any real effect on Iran's policies?


Nisman was murdered, says investigator

By Adam Feinstein, March 3, 2016

An official investigating the January 2015 death of Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman has said that he was probably murdered.


Iran prepares to sideline Rouhani, the 'moderate' in whom the West invested

By Meir Javedanfar, February 25, 2016

In the US, there are the mid-term elections, which mainly tell us how popular the government and its polices are with the American people. In Iran, there are the parliamentary elections, which mainly tell us how popular the Iranian government and its polices are with the regime.


Iranian minister's visit to London is 'an insult to British values'

By Sandy Rashty, February 3, 2016

The president of the Board of Deputies has criticised Chatham House's decision to invite the Iranian foreign minister to a London event tomorrow evening.

Jonathan Arkush said the decision to invite Mohammad Javad Zarif – who has publicly supported Hizbollah - to speak at the event was “nothing less than an insult to British values”.


For IDF, the deal offers window to focus on more immediate battles

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 21, 2016

It took a rare public lecture by the IDF Chief of Staff, General Gadi Eisenkot for the Israeli security establishment's view of the Iranian nuclear deal to finally be aired.


Signed: new lease of life for Mid East's No 1 war machine

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, January 21, 2016

It was not last summer's rollercoaster, when Iran and six world powers clinched a deal to end the decade-long impasse over Tehran's nuclear programme. But the announcement, last weekend, that Iran had fulfilled its obligations under the deal, paving the way for the lifting of international sanctions, was not without its drama.


Only 'Zionists and warmongers' against Iran's new nuclear deal, says Rouhani

By Charlotte Oliver, January 17, 2016

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has praised his new nuclear deal with world powers as a “golden page” in the country’s history - adding that it was only opposed by “Zionists and warmongers”.


Iran sanctions on verge of being lifted

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 14, 2016

The end of international sanctions on Iran will be the cue for nations and companies to begin signing major arms deals with a country looking to renew its military hardware.