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  • Iran denies ‘secret agreement’ with IAEA after university inspection controversy 2018-07-21 21:27

    Iran denies ‘secret agreement’ with IAEA after university inspection controversy

    TEHRAN – Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Saturday rejected any “secret agreement” with the IAEA for inspection of universities or other sites in Iran, saying all inspections have been carried out under the country’s commitments.

  • Ayatollah Morteza Tehrani passes away 2018-07-21 21:26

    Ayatollah Morteza Tehrani passes away

    TEHRAN – Ayatollah Morteza Tehrani, a distinguished Shia cleric famous for his ethics teachings, passed away on Saturday, Tasnim reported.

  • qassemi 2018-07-21 21:25

    Iran condemns racist law approved by Knesset

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday condemned the Israeli Knesset for passing the racist Jewish nation-state bill.

  • Barred Zoroastrian Sepanta Niknam regains council seat 2018-07-21 21:24

    Barred Zoroastrian Sepanta Niknam regains council seat

    TEHRAN – Nine months after he was denied a seat in Yazd’s city council, Sepanta Niknam, a follower of Zoroastrianism, regained his status as councilor.

  • Commander denies rumor of IRGC chief replacement 2018-07-21 21:23

    Commander denies rumor of IRGC chief replacement

    TEHRAN – Head of the Supreme Leader’s Military Office on Saturday denied rumors that the Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari is going to be replaced.

  • Iran officially joins ASEAN 2018-07-21 21:23

    Iran officially joins ASEAN

    TEHRAN – President Rouhani, in a letter sent to the Foreign Ministry, announced Iran’s accession to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Mehr reported.

  • رهبر سفیران 2018-07-21 15:16

     Ayatollah Khamenei: Speculation that talks or ties with U.S. would resolve problems is a ‘blatant mistake’

    TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that such a speculation that negations or relations with the United States would help resolve problems in Iran is a “blatant mistake”.

  • Marivan 2018-07-21 14:29

    Terrorists attack Iranian border checkpoint, kill 10 forces

    TEHRAN - Anti-revolution terrorists attacked an Iranian military checkpoint on the western border with Iraq on Friday night, killing 10 forces from the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.

  •  ASEAN 2018-07-21 14:15

    Iran to sign friendship agreement with ASEAN, Singapore says

    Iran will sign a cooperation treaty with Southeast Asia at an upcoming meeting that will also be attended by U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and North Korean officials, a Singaporean diplomat said.

  • Cleric: Corruption is leprosy to every system 2018-07-21 09:49

    Cleric: Corruption is leprosy to every system

    TEHRAN – Tehran Friday prayer leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami called on the authorities to intensify fight against corruption, saying corrupt individuals, whoever they are, “must be dealt with decisively”.

  • U.S. JCPOA exit opportunity for Iran-Austria ties: envoy 2018-07-21 09:49

    U.S. JCPOA exit opportunity for Iran-Austria ties: envoy

    TEHRAN – The Austrian ambassador to Tehran has said that the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal has provided opportunities for his country to develop new modes of cooperation with Iran.

  • rouhani 2018-07-21 09:24

    Trump’s request to meet Rouhani in Sept. 2017 contradicted his remarks: report

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had said that U.S. President Donald Trump’s request to meet him during the UN conference in September last year did not match his remarks at the UN General Assembly, a Persian language newspaper reported.

  • Tehran: Israel’s nuclear espionage claims ‘laughably absurd’ 2018-07-20 21:36

    Tehran: Israel’s nuclear espionage claims ‘laughably absurd’

    TEHRAN – Alireza Miryousefi, spokesman at Iran’s mission to the United Nations, has dismissed as “absurd” Israel’s claims that agents with the regime’s Mossad spy agency had stolen secret documents on Iran’s nuclear program from a site in southern Tehran, ISNA reported on Thursday.

  • putin 2018-07-20 21:33

    Putin says nuclear deal should be preserved

    TEHRAN – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, is an important document that should be preserved.

  • Zarif condoles demise of Vatican diplomat 2018-07-20 21:31

    U.S. huge arms spending can’t even secure its citizens: Iran’s Zarif

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday slammed the United States for destabilizing the world by exporting arms, noting that Washington “can’t even secure its citizens” despite huge military spending.

  • Zarif dismisses ‘green card’ claims during nuclear talks 2018-07-20 21:31

    Zarif: If Europe appreciates nuclear deal it must be ‘prepared to invest for it’ 

    TEHRAN – In an interview with Euronews on Wednesday Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said if the European Union really appreciates the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran it must be “prepared to invest for it” now that the U.S. has quit the agreement and is seeking to return sanctions on Iran. 

  • ‘Impossible to reduce Iran’s oil revenue to zero’ 2018-07-20 21:30

    ‘Impossible to reduce Iran’s oil revenue to zero’

    TEHRAN – Brian O'Toole, a former senior adviser to the director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), says U.S. plan to reduce Iran’s oil revenue to zero is “impossible” and that the world would not be with the U.S. in re-imposing sanctions on Tehran.

  • Two Basij forces martyred near Zahedan 2018-07-20 21:30

    Two Basij forces martyred near Zahedan

    TEHRAN – Two members of Iran’s Basij forces have been killed in clashes with gunmen in Zahedan’s Corrin rural district, according to a report by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Sistan-Baluchestan.

  • Envoy urges West to respect religious minority rights 2018-07-20 21:29

    Iranian envoy urges West to respect religious minority rights

    TEHRAN – The West should learn from Iran how to observe rights of the religious minorities, Iran’s ambassador to Spain said, IRNA reported on Friday.

  • 2018-07-20 21:29

    U.S. sends team to Turkey to discuss Iran sanctions

    Relevant authorities are working to prevent Turkey from being negatively impacted by U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Friday after a U.S. delegation held talks in Ankara on upcoming sanctions.

  • Putin envoy to brief Iran on Helsinki summit: report 2018-07-19 11:33

    Putin envoy to brief Iran on Helsinki summit: report

    TEHRAN – Russia’s special presidential envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev was scheduled to pay a visit to Tehran on Wednesday to brief the Iranian leadership on the results of the recent Trump-Putin summit in Finland, Tasnim reported, citing a report by RBS news agency.

  • IRGC soft war unit deputy chief named 2018-07-19 11:33

    IRGC soft war unit deputy chief named

    TEHRAN – Brigadier General Jamalodin Aberoumand was named on Wednesday as deputy commander of the Soft War and Deepening of the IRGC’s Domestic Affairs headquarters.

  • Tehran names new ambassadors in Helsinki, Dublin, Kiev 2018-07-19 11:32

    Tehran names new ambassadors in Helsinki, Dublin, Kiev

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday approved Iran’s new ambassadors to Finland, Ireland and Ukraine who had been proposed by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, IRNA reported.

  • ‘IAEA inspection of Iranian university decided by SNSC’ 2018-07-18 21:23

    ‘IAEA inspection of Iranian university decided by SNSC’

    TEHRAN – Science Minister Mansour Gholami said on Wednesday that the inspection of one of Iran’s universities by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was carried out upon a decision by the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC).

  • salehi 2018-07-18 21:21

    Iran completes centrifuge rotor factory

    TEHRAN – Nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi has announced that a factory manufacturing rotors used for producing centrifuge rotor factory machines has been completed.

  • Netanyahu acts like beggar: Iran’s Velayati 2018-07-18 21:14

    Netanyahu acts like a beggar: Iran’s Velayati

    TEHRAN – Ali Akbar Velayati, a top foreign policy adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acts like a beggar by making travels to other countries to beg for others’ help.

  • zarif 2018-07-18 21:13

    Europe underestimating its power, Zarif says 

    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the European Union can do more to bring about peace and stability to the Middle East, and needs to back-up its commitments with actions.

  • محمود واعظی 2018-07-18 21:12

    Cabinet reshuffle on Rouhani’s agenda

    TEHRAN – Presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi confirmed on Wednesday that President Hassan Rouhani is considering some changes to his cabinet due to the fact that the country is facing new economic situation, a reference to the return of sanctions following the U.S. pullout from the 2015 nuclear agreement.

  • EU has set up $80b fund for SMEs doing business with Iran: report 2018-07-18 21:09

    EU has set up $80b fund for SMEs doing business with Iran: report

    TEHRAN – Mohammad-Hossein Adeli, the former secretary general of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), has said that the European Union has established an $80 billion fund to give credit to small and medium enterprises doing business with Iran, the Persian language Hamshahri newspaper reported on Wednesday.

  • ‘Without JCPOA, Iran will expand nuclear program’ 2018-07-18 17:09

    ‘Without JCPOA, Iran will expand nuclear program’

    TEHRAN – Without the nuclear agreement, called the JCPOA, Iran will resume its halted nuclear activities and will expand them, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization said on Tuesday, ISNA reported.