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  • Former IRIB anchor Qasem Afshar in an undated photo 2018-05-16 18:48

    Former IRIB anchor Qasem Afshar dies at 67

    TEHRAN – Former TV anchor Qasem Afshar who worked at the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting for three decades died of heart failure at his home in Tehran on Wednesday. He was 67, Persian news media announced.  

  • Rural areas 2018-05-16 18:36

    Over $2.8b of loans to be paid for employment in rural areas

    TEHRAN- Some 120 trillion rials (about $2.85 billion) of loans will be paid to the villagers in the current Iranian calendar year (March 2018-March 2019) in a bid to materialize stable employment in the rural areas, vice president for rural development and deprived areas announced.

  • un 2018-05-16 18:18

    Iran says U.S. is primary enabler of Israel’s crimes

    Iran’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations issued a statement on Tuesday saying that the U.S. is the “primary enabler” of 70 years of Israeli crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories.

  • Chinese firms 2018-05-16 17:57

    Chinese firms hope to maintain Iran oil purchases

    TEHRAN- Chinese firms hope to maintain purchases of oil from Iran, a source with direct knowledge of the discussion between the two sides told Reuters.

  • Ibrahim al-Jaafari 2018-05-16 17:47

    Iraqi FM says U.S. nuclear deal pullout is ‘sheer stupidity’

    TEHRAN – Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has said that the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. from the 2015 nuclear deal is a “sheer stupidity”.

  • zarif 2018-05-16 17:45

    Zarif calls meetings with Europeans on nuclear deal ‘constructive’

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that his meetings with Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign policy chief, and the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the UK were “constructive”.

  • erman Chancellor Angela Merkel, delivers a speech during a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 16, 2018-05-16 16:51

    Merkel backs Iran deal

    BERLIN - Germany’s Angela Merkel on Wednesday defended the Iran nuclear deal following its rejection by Washington, arguing the pact is the best way to tackle concerns about Tehran’s role in Syria and its ballistic missile program.

  • تیم ملی والیبال ایران 2018-05-16 15:16

    Igor Kolakovic announces Iran volleyball roster

    TEHRAN – Iran national volleyball coach Igor Kolakovic has named his 15-men roster for the training camp in Serbia.

  • People cross a massive suspension bridge in Meshgin Shahr 2018-05-16 12:25

    Meshgin Shahr to hold crafts sales exhibit

    TEHRAN – A vast sales exhibit of handicrafts will be held in the city of Meshgin Shahr, a tourist destination in northwest Iran.

  • Paleontology museum makes debut in Yazd 2018-05-16 12:25

    Paleontology museum makes debut in Yazd

    TEHRAN – A paleontology museum showcasing around 400 examples of fossil remains was inaugurated in the central city of Yazd on Monday, ISNA reported.

  • PHOTO: A general view of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku. 2018-05-16 12:25

    Azerbaijan eases visa on arrival for Iranians

    TEHRAN – Citizens of 15 countries including Iran can obtain Azerbaijan visas via self-service terminals upon arrival at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, IRNA reported.

  •  An Iron-Age gold cup excavated from Marlik 2018-05-16 12:24

    Iron-Age collection takes center stage at Rasht museum

    TEHRAN – An exhibition of Iron-Age artifacts, known as Marlik collection, has opened its doors to the public at a museum in the city of Rasht, northern Gilan province.

  • تظاهرات روز نکبت در فلسطین‎ 2018-05-16 11:57

    Nima Chitsaz

    Israeli bloodshed in Gaza as Palestine marks Nakba Day

    A day after the Israeli bloodshed in Gaza, the Palestinians are marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day (Day of the Catastrophe/Yawm an-Nakba), when Tel Aviv forced them out of their homeland and declared its existence on the occupied territory.

  • Trump 2018-05-16 11:00

    By Juan Williams, a political analyst for Fox News Channel

    Trump's dangerous lies on Iran

    Martin Luther King Jr. once said there is nothing in the world more dangerous than sincere ignorance. Well, sincere ignorance had a banner day last week when Trump unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Zarif, Mogherini 2018-05-16 10:38

    EU tells Iran it will try to protect firms from U.S. sanctions

    Tehran is being given assurances that European governments will seek to protect companies doing business in Iran from renewed U.S. sanctions, as foreign ministers prepare to meet in Brussels to salvage the nuclear deal.

  • Philip Giraldi 2018-05-16 10:24

    By Lachin Rezaian

    Trump's Quds move to fulfill campaign promise to wealthy Jewish donors: Former CIA officer

    TEHRAN – Former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Philip Giraldi said Donald Trump fulfills a promise to very wealthy Jewish contributors to his campaign, adding Benjamin Netanyahu wanted it and Trump is seen as someone who listens to Netanyahu.

  • macron 2018-05-16 09:55

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Who exactly is the Addressee of the Elysee?

    TEHRAN - Recently, French Finance Minister has challenged US President Donald Trump's policies towards the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in his stormy remarks. Bruno Le Maire has emphasized that Paris is seeking waivers and longer transition periods from the United States for companies such as Renault and Total (in Iran), as the region scrambles to save the 2015 accord and billions of dollars in trade.

  • Putin reaffirms Russia’s commitment to Iran deal 2018-05-16 08:39

    Putin reaffirms Russia’s commitment to Iran deal

    TEHRAN – Russian President Vladimir Putin has underlined Moscow’s readiness to remain committed to the 2015 landmark nuclear deal despite the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement, Press TV reported.

  • Merkel: Trump’s nuclear deal exit causes ‘shift in German-American ties’ 2018-05-16 08:13

    Merkel: Trump’s nuclear deal exit causes ‘shift in German-American ties’

    TEHRAN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has acknowledged that the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), “certainly has weaknesses” but says it should be preserved.

  • European energy commissioner may visit Iran on May 19-20 2018-05-16 07:47

    European energy commissioner may visit Iran on May 19-20

    European Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete may visit Tehran on May 19-20 to discuss EU-Iran energy cooperation, EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic told reporters.

  • solar farm 2018-05-16 07:34

    Iran’s 1st floating solar farm project launched

    TEHRAN – The project for building the first floating solar farm of Iran was launched in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan on Monday, IRIB reported.

  • Embassy denies meeting between Kharrazi, Kerry 2018-05-16 06:28

    Embassy denies meeting between Kharrazi, Kerry

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s embassy in Paris has denied report of a meeting between former Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi and John Kerry, who served as U.S. secretary of state during Barack Obama’s presidency. 

  • Boris Johnson: UK will not follow Trump in ditching Iran deal 2018-05-16 04:52

    Boris Johnson: UK will not follow Trump in ditching Iran deal

    TEHRAN – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson vowed on Wednesday that the UK will not walk away from the nuclear deal, saying it was Trump’s responsibility to come up with a better proposal.

  • Iran-China 2018-05-16 03:39

    Iran-China 3-month trade up 11% yr/yr

    TEHRAN- The value of trade between Iran and China during the first quarter of 2018 reached $9.98 billion, with 11 percent rise from the figure of the same period of time in the past year, Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday citing the data released by China’s Customs.

  • Iran-South Korea 2018-05-16 02:26

    S. Korea's April Iranian crude oil imports stand at 1.24m tons

    TEHRAN - South Korea shipped in 1.24 million tons of Iranian crude, or 303,025 barrels per day (bpd), in April, down 12.1 percent from last year’s 1.41 million tons in the same month, Reuters reported citing customs data.

  • Judiciary must form special branches to counter money laundering 2018-05-16 01:48

    Judiciary must form special branches to counter money laundering

    TEHRAN – The parliament approved a bill on Tuesday that requires the Judiciary to form special courts to investigate money laundering crimes, Mehr reported.

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  • سید حسن نصرالله 2018-05-15 21:17

    Hezbollah chief: Time that Israel can attack Syria without response over

    Sayyed Nasrallah, secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, said on Monday that time is over that attacks by the Israeli regime on Syria go unanswered.

  • Rouhani receives credentials of five ambassadors 2018-05-15 20:08

    Rouhani receives credentials of five ambassadors

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday separately received credentials of the new ambassadors of Lebanon, New Zealand, Estonia, Nepal and Latvia.

  • nobakht 2018-05-15 20:00

    Iran insists to exit nuclear deal if interests not met

    TEHRAN - Government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht on Tuesday reiterated Tehran’s position that that Iran will exit the 2015 nuclear deal if remaining in it proves more “harmful than beneficial”.