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  • Iranian Parliament votes to punish U.S. for sponsoring terrorism Yesterday 19:29

    Iranian Parliament votes to punish U.S. for sponsoring terrorism

    TEHRAN – Iran's parliament unanimously passed a motion on Tuesday aimed at punishing the United States for sponsoring terrorism throughout the Middle East.

  • rouhani kuwait Yesterday 18:34

    Kuwait shuts Iran cultural mission, Tehran summons chargé d'affaires 

    TEHRAN – Kuwait has told Iran to close down its cultural mission and to reduce its embassy staff, a decision state news agency KUNA said was made after “Iranian parties” were found implicated in a terror cell in 2015.

  • Former MP proposes two-house system Yesterday 15:28

    Former MP proposes two-house system

    TEHRAN – Mohammad-Reza Bahonar, the former deputy speaker of Iran’s parliament, has said it is necessary to establish a two-house system, saying many countries have successfully implemented such a system.

  • Ashgabat hosting seminar on marine spatial planning Yesterday 09:59

    Ashgabat hosting seminar on marine spatial planning

    TEHRAN – The International Ocean Institute (IOI) is holding a seminar on marine spatial planning in Ashgabat for experts from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan, the Turkmen government said in a message on Tuesday.

  • Iran nuclear deal Yesterday 06:27

    Parliament receives periodic report on nuclear deal

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry has submitted the sixth quarterly report to the parliament on the process of the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the official name for the nuclear deal between Iran, six world powers and the European Union.

  • Talks needed to address Turkey’s damming projects: top MP 2017-07-19 21:16

    Talks needed to address Turkey’s damming projects: top MP

    TEHRAN – A senior lawmaker underlined on Tuesday the necessity to hold talks with neighboring countries regarding Turkey’s large scale damming projects, also known as GAP.

  • Total deal highly profitable: Iran 2017-07-19 20:30

    Total deal highly profitable: Iran

    TEHRAN – Government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht on Tuesday praised the $5 billion gas deal recently signed between Iran and France’s energy giant Total, saying the French company’s investment would be highly profitable for the country.

  • zarif 2017-07-19 17:59

    Iran, S. Arabia can work together to end regional conflicts: Zarif

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Iran and Saudi Arabia can work together to end conflicts in Yemen and Syria.

  • Nazim Dabbagh 2017-07-19 08:04

    By: Mehdi Sepahvand

    Kurdistan Region cognizant of neighbors’ security concerns

    Exclusive – The Tehran Times recently sat for an interview with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representative in Iran Nazim Dabbagh.

  • وزارت خارجه 2017-07-18 23:40

    Iran Foreign Ministry's Statement on US Commitment to JCPOA

    As part of his country’s commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the new US President extended the waiver of anti-Iran sanctions imposed by the US Congress. As per the nuclear deal, the US president is obliged to use his authority to cease the application of the nuclear-related congressional sanctions against Iran, and frequently extend this waiver.

  • zarif 2017-07-18 17:37

    Zarif: Iran to retaliate if JCPOA violated

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned the Donald Trump administration that Tehran has the option to abandon limits on its nuclear program in case the nuclear agreement, officially called the JCPOA, is violated.

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2017-07-18 16:12

    By Javad Heirannia

    UN treaty puts ‘moral pressure’ on nuclear-armed states: ex-WH official

    TEHRAN - A former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology says a global treaty to ban nuclear bombs will put “moral pressure” on nuclear-armed states to disarm.

  • Trump 2017-07-18 11:19

    Trump certifies for second time Iran nuclear deal

    TEHRAN - Volatile U.S. President Trump agreed on Monday to certify again that Iran is complying with an international nuclear agreement that he has strongly criticized.

  • Iran welcomes Syrian initiative to monitor crimes against humanity 2017-07-18 10:42

    Iran welcomes Syrian initiative to monitor crimes against humanity

    TEHRAN – A foreign policy adviser to the Iranian Parliament speaker has said that Iran welcomes the initiative by a number of Syrian lawmakers to launch a center in two towns of al-Foua and Kafriya to monitor crimes against humanity.

  • Kurdistan referendum will isolate Kurds: Shamkhani 2017-07-18 10:42

    Kurdistan referendum will isolate Kurds: Shamkhani

    TEHRAN – Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani said on Monday that holding a referendum on the Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence would lead to the isolation of the Kurdish people of that country.

  • Rights advocates indifferent to Syrians’ suffering: top MP 2017-07-18 10:41

    Rights advocates indifferent to Syrians’ suffering: top MP

    TEHRAN – A senior Iranian lawmaker has criticized the self-proclaimed advocates of human rights for their indifference toward the sufferings of the Syrian people, saying they do not take any steps to help resolve the raging conflict.

  • Iran boosts range, accuracy of its cruise missiles 2017-07-18 10:40

    Iran boosts range, accuracy of its cruise missiles

    TEHRAN – Iran has increased the range, accuracy and durability of its sea-launched cruise missiles, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan told lawmakers at a Sunday meeting.

  • General says Britain, U.S. accomplices in creating terrorists 2017-07-18 10:39

    General says Britain, U.S. accomplices in creating terrorists

    TEHRAN – Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, the deputy chief of Iran’s armed forces, said on Monday that documents prove that the American and British governments were accomplices in creating terrorist groups in the Middle East, calling the U.S. the prime sponsor of terrorist groups.

  • Iran can play positive role in Baghdad-Erbil disputes: Kurdish PM 2017-07-18 09:26

    Iran can play positive role in Baghdad-Erbil disputes: Kurdish PM

    TEHRAN – The Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, Nechirvan Barzani, said on Sunday that Iran can “play a positive role” in resolving disputes between the Iraqi government and the autonomous Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).

  • bagheri 2017-07-17 20:38

    ‘Big risk’ for U.S. if IRGC named terrorist: military chief

    TEHRAN - Mohammad Bagheri, Iran’s armed forces chief of staff, warned Washington on Monday that putting the IRGC on the list of terrorist groups will pose a “big risk” for U.S. forces and its military bases in the region.

  • آیت الله احمد جنتی دبیر شورای نگهبان امام جمعه موقت تهران 2017-07-17 20:37

    Guardian Council marks 38th anniversary

    TEHRAN – The Guardian Council marked its 38th anniversary of its establishment in an announcement on Monday.

  • iraq 2017-07-17 19:40

    By Negar Asadi

    Iraqi diplomat says Kurdistan independence bid is ‘illegal’

    TEHRAN - Rageh Saber Abbood Al-Musawi, the Iraqi ambassador to Tehran, has said a plan by the autonomous Kurdistan region to hold a referendum to secede from Iraq is “illegal”.

  • Afghan students 2017-07-17 19:37

    By Mehdi Sepahvand

    Iran turning Soviet-American wreckage into good, serving Afghans

    “F*** the Russia!” says Baba, father of the protagonist of Khaled Hosseini’s novel “The Kite Runner” and a post-Soviet invasion Afghan refugee in the U.S. The old man is “still adjusting” to American ways, including English language.

  • Saudi Arabia 2017-07-17 19:36

    Saudis extend Iran antagonism to trade sphere 

    TEHRAN – As Iran strives to reap a bonanza from an international nuclear deal with world powers, Saudi Arabia is intervening in regional markets to dent the efforts, an Iranian economy official said.  

  • Donald Trump 2017-07-17 10:01

    By Mehdi Sepahvand

    Trump and a nuclear ball in his court

    TEHRAN - Holding a high head after some trailblazing accords with giant European and East Asian companies, Iran is now introducing the United States as the isolated party to the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, the country that has to make some move to put itself in a more synchronized pace with the rest of the world.

  • Iran says not seeking to form regional coalition 2017-07-17 09:54

    Iran says not seeking to form regional coalition

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday that Iran is not seeking to establish coalitions against other countries, noting Tehran instead is pursuing a policy that would contribute to regional peace.

  • Final draft of anti-U.S. bill ready: lawmaker 2017-07-17 09:50

    Final draft of anti-U.S. bill ready: lawmaker

    TEHRAN – The final draft of a bill to take reciprocal measures against the United States for its misadventures and terrorist activities in the region is ready to be introduced to the parliament for approval, a lawmaker said on Sunday.

  • Two Iranian locals killed by Pakistan-based terrorists 2017-07-16 22:02

    Two Iranian locals killed by Pakistan-based terrorists

    TEHRAN – Two Iranian local workers have been killed by terrorists based in Pakistan who fired projectiles at Iran’s border region of Saravan, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said in a statement on Saturday.

  • Minister: U.S. hampering Iran’s accession to WTO 2017-07-16 22:01

    Minister: U.S. hampering Iran’s accession to WTO

    TEHRAN – Iranian Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh has criticized the U.S. for its attempts to obstruct Tehran’s accession to the World Trade Organization.

  • 02br1 jaberi.jpg 2017-07-16 22:01

    Iran, Oman enjoy ‘very close’ ties: top diplomat

    TEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari has said that relations between Iran and Oman are “very close” and based on good neighborliness.