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  • zarif Today 13:28

    By Mohammad Javad Zarif

    Iran can set a post-ISIS security policy for the region

    The defeat of ISIS has not just heralded the return of stability to large swaths of territory. It is also fanning fresh conflict and tension — including a concerted effort to revive the hysteria which has long obscured the reality of Iran’s foreign policy. 

  • Iranian Army to stage massive drills on Monday Today 09:58

    Iranian Army to stage massive drills on Monday

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Army plans to hold a large-scale war game in Makran coasts and the Sea of Oman on Monday.

  • Rouhani to address nation on TV Today 09:57

    Rouhani to address nation on TV

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to appear on TV at 9:00 pm local time (5:30 GMT) on Monday to address the nation.

  • Interior Minister presents report on protests to Rouhani Today 09:57

    Interior Minister presents report on protests to Rouhani

    TEHRAN – Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli announced on Sunday that he has presented a report on the recent protests in some cities to the president, Mehr reported.

  • Larijani urges expansion of ties with Guinea-Bissau Today 09:56

    Larijani urges expansion of ties with Guinea-Bissau

    TEHRAN – Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that the expansion of parliamentary ties between the Islamic Republic and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau would lead to better relations between the two countries.

  • Mohammad Ali Najafi Today 09:53

    Tehran mayor backs investigation into municipality

    TEHRAN – Tehran Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi says he welcomes the city council’s investigation into the performance of the municipality and the Hamshahri Institute.

  • Rouhani attends sailors’ memorial ceremony Today 09:53

    Rouhani attends sailors’ memorial ceremony

    TEHRAN – On Sunday, President Hassan Rouhani attended a memorial ceremony for crew members of an Iranian tanker who lost their lives when the ship burned and sank.

  • علی مطهری Today 08:04

    Six MPs to visit Evin Prison

    TEHRAN – Deputy Majlis Speaker Ali Motahari said on Sunday that a team comprising six parliamentarians will soon visit the Evin Prison to see the condition of individuals arrested during the recent unrest.

  • Kharrazi Yesterday 21:32

    Iran’s Kharrazi meets Syrian president

    TEHRAN – Former Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi, who is the current chairman of Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, on Sunday held talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad to discuss regional issues.

  • Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi Yesterday 21:31

    Iran urges quick end to military operations in Syria’s Afrin

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday that Tehran is concerned about developments in Afrin, Syria, urging an immediate halt to operations in the region.

  • rouhani Yesterday 21:31

    Rouhani: Nuclear deal is cornerstone of Iran-Europe ties

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that the 2015 nuclear deal can serve as a “cornerstone” for Iran and European countries to expand ties.

  • shamkhani Yesterday 19:27

    No tolerance for assaults from Iraqi Kurdistan: Iran

    TEHRAN - Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani said on Sunday that Tehran will not “tolerate” attacks on Iranian security forces and citizens by some anti-revolutionary groups who use the Iraqi Kurdistan territory for the purpose, noting that security in the border region is Iran’s “red line”.

  • world Media Yesterday 12:32

    By Mohammad Hashemi

    Time for reflection on unrest in Iran 

    It was after midnight on December 31 and I was checking the latest news about protests in Iran on twitter when one post attracted my attention. It claimed the “Iranian regime lost control of the central city of Kashan” --my hometown-- and that “people have taken control of police stations and military installations in the city”. The writer of that post, who is the political editor of a very popular tabloid in Germany, further speculated in another post that this could be the beginning of “syrification of the conflict” in Iran! 

  • General: People foiled plot to create rift between IRGC and nation Yesterday 10:35

    IRGC voices readiness to help seeding clouds

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force on Saturday voiced readiness to conduct cloud seeding operations as part of a program to fight drought.

  • Expediency Council chief urges resolution of economic problems to foil plots Yesterday 10:08

    Expediency Council chief urges resolution of economic problems to foil plots

    TEHRAN – Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi has urged officials to solve the economic problems, warning of enemy plots to exploit the issue.

  • General: People foiled plot to create rift between IRGC and nation Yesterday 09:20

    General: People foiled plot to create rift between IRGC and nation

    TEHRAN – IRGC spokesman Brigadier General Ramazan Sharif on Saturday lauded the Iranian nation for foiling a plot by the enemy to drive a wedge between the nation and the IRGC.

  • Kurdistan premier scheduled to visit Tehran on Sunday Yesterday 08:54

    Kurdistan premier scheduled to visit Tehran on Sunday

    TEHRAN - The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani is scheduled to visit Tehran on Sunday to hold talks with Iranian officials.

  • Number of police stations to increase across Iran Yesterday 07:48

    Number of police stations to increase across Iran

    TEHRAN – Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari said on Saturday that the number of police stations across the country will be increased.

  • Jafari Dolatabadi Yesterday 07:02

    Tehran prosecutor: 54 indictments issued against rioters

    TEHRAN – Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi, the Tehran prosecutor general, said on Saturday that 54 indictments have been issued against those who destroyed public property during the recent unrest.

  • Iran deal to ‘fall apart’ if Trump pulls out: Lavorv 2018-01-20 20:21

    Iran deal to ‘fall apart’ if Trump pulls out: Lavrov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned on Friday that if the United States backs out of the Iran nuclear agreement, the entire accord will “fall apart”.

  • jaberi 2018-01-20 20:13

    Iranian, Russian diplomats discuss Syria

    TEHRAN – Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Iran’s top negotiator at the Astana peace talks, held talks on Saturday with Sergei Lavrentyev, the Russian President’s special envoy for Syria.

  • Iran talk flags 2018-01-20 20:09

    Germany weighs new sanctions against Iran: report

    Germany is lobbying among European allies to agree new sanctions against Iran in an attempt to prevent U.S. President Donald Trump from terminating an international deal curbing Tehran’s nuclear program, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday.

  • rouhani 2018-01-20 20:07

    Rouhani receives credentials of four ambassadors

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani received credentials of new ambassadors of Cuba, Ghana, Chile and Cyprus in separate meetings on Saturday.

  • ravanchi 2018-01-20 19:00

    Iran, Europe have held talks to remove banking obstacles

    No sense to stay in JCPOA if new conditions set: Takht-Ravanchi

    TEHRAN - Majid Takht-Ravanchi, deputy director of the presidential chief of staff for political affairs, has said that Iran and Europe have held talks to remove obstacles to banking relations.

  • Nephew: Trump hates JCPOA while he doesn't understand it 2018-01-20 11:13

    Nephew: Trump hates JCPOA while he doesn't understand it

    Richard Nephew, program director at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, told CNBC on Friday that “the simple reality is that Trump hates the JCPOA even as he doesn't understand it.” 

  • Ali Rabiei 2018-01-20 09:39

    Labor minister lauds China efforts in tanker incident

    TEHRAN – Labor Minister Ali Rabiei has praised the Chinese government for its efforts, though unsuccessfully, to save the crew of an Iranian oil tanker which went up in flames after it collided with a Chinese freight ship off east coast of China on January 6.

  • علم الهدی 2018-01-20 09:11

    Ayatollah Alamolhoda rejects involvement in protests

    TEHRAN – Mashhad Friday prayer leader Seyyed Ahmad Alamolhoda has rejected involvement in igniting the recent widespread protests across the country, calling for thorough investigation of the causes of the unrest.

  • IRIB budget greatly reduced in proposed bill: MP 2018-01-20 08:09

    IRIB budget greatly reduced in proposed bill: MP

    TEHRAN – Ehsan Qazizadeh Hashemi, a member of the Majlis Cultural Committee, says under the proposed national budget bill, the government has reduced the budget for the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) by more than 9 trillion rials (nearly $200 million).

  • Cleric says Muslim world needs more courage and solidarity 2018-01-20 07:31

    Cleric says Muslim world needs more courage and solidarity

    TEHRAN – A Tehran Friday prayer leader has called for boosting solidarity in the Muslim world in the face of enemies’ divisive plots.

  • ansari 2018-01-19 19:54

    Iran, Russia to maintain co-op in terror fight: diplomat

    TEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Friday that Tehran and Moscow will seriously continue cooperation in fight against terrorism.