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  • Ex-diplomat: Trump loves to negotiate with Iran 2018-07-03 21:15

    Ex-diplomat: Trump loves to negotiate with Iran

    TEHRAN – U.S. President Donald Trump loves to negotiate with Iran, but he has taken a wrong path which will lead nowhere, former Iranian ambassador and Foreign Ministry spokesperson has said.

  • One million refugees would pour into Europe if Iran hangs back: minister 2018-07-03 21:15

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    One million refugees would pour into Europe if Iran hangs back: minister

    TEHRAN – Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on Tuesday “if we close our eyes for 24 hours, one million refugees who are inside Iran will leave for Europe via our western borders.”

  • نشست خبری روسای جمهوری ایران و سوئیس 2018-07-03 20:59

     Rouhani holds talks with Swiss President Alain Berset in Bern

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Swiss counterpart, Alain Berset, held talks on issues of common interest and explored ways to strengthen Tehran-Bern relations in various fields.

  • Ex-diplomat: Trump loves to negotiate with Iran 2018-07-03 19:13

    Iran reduces death penalty, life sentence against 1700 drug convicts

    TEHRAN – Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi, the Tehran prosecutor general, announced on Tuesday that 1,700 sentences of narcotic-related cases have been commuted from capital punishment and life sentence to less severe forms of punishment.

  • Obama- Trump 2018-07-03 15:18

    By Hossein Yari

    Obama versus Trump

    TEHRAN - Barack Obama, who has ended his presidency with pride and success with the completion of plans such as Iran's nuclear deal, has once again attracted the attentions of the political and social circles inside and outside the U.S. recently. Trump's attempts in destroying whatever that was signed or confirmed during the Obama's presidency, has encouraged Democrats, and most of all, Obama in trying to pull Trump down.

  • David L. Phillips 2018-07-03 15:12

    By Javad Heirannia

    I don't think Iranian officials will succumb to coercion of U.S.: David Phillips

    TEHRAN - David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, believes that “Through secondary sanctions, the U.S. can act unilaterally to punish foreign corporations doing business with Iran, especially foreign banks.”

  • Obama - Trump 2018-07-03 15:06

    By Abdulhamid Bayati

    Obama's uprising to scramble Trump

    Barack Obama ended his presidency with pride and successes such as reaching an agreement with Iran over the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA. Leaving the arena to Trump, the ex-U.S. president has recently made headlines again.

  • Pakistan 2018-07-03 09:41

    Pakistan grants ‘interim’ extension of three months to 1.4 million Afghan refugees

    Pakistan has extended the stay of nearly 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees by granting them three-month ‘interim’ extension till September 30, said a statement issued by the Pakistan government.

  • Kashmir 2018/07/03

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Understanding Iran’s traditional position on Kashmir

    Almost two months ago, the Supreme Leader of Iran, during a meeting with top government functionaries and foreign emissaries, spoke of myriad problems facing the Muslim world and emphasized the importance of resisting against the arrogant, oppressive powers. He referred to conflict-marred states like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Palestine, Myanmar and Kashmir.

  • 1.18 tons of opium seized in central Iran 2018-07-03 09:29

    1.18 tons of opium seized in central Iran

    TEHRAN – The Iranian police have confiscated 1.18 tons of opium in the central province of Yazd during the past 24 hours, a provincial anti-narcotics official announced on Monday.

  • Embassy in Paris issues statement on ambassador’s interview 2018-07-03 09:27

    Embassy in Paris issues statement on ambassador’s interview

    TEHRAN – The Iranian embassy in Paris has released a statement about a mockery of an interview of Ambassador Abolghassem Delfi by a French satire program after it went viral in Iranian media.

  • Iran says not involved in Azerbaijan border clash  2018-07-02 21:37

    Iran says not involved in Azerbaijan border clash 

    TEHRAN – The commander of border police has dismissed a claim that Iranian forces were involved in a border clash in Azerbaijan’s border with Iran, saying the incident happened between the Azeri border guards and human traffickers from Azerbaijan.

  • Iran names ten new ambassadors 2018-07-02 21:31

    Iran names ten new ambassadors

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Sunday released the names of new representatives and ambassadors appointed to ten countries and international bodies.

  • Foreign hands might be behind low precipitation in Iran: official 2018-07-02 21:30

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Foreign hands might be behind low precipitation in Iran: official

    TEHRAN – Head of the Civil Defense Organization said on Monday that a drop in rain and snowfall in Iran seem “suspicious”, noting that foreign hands might be behind the phenomenon.

  • Ghadir water project is underway in southwestern province of Khuzestan to resolve water scarcity and increased salinity of municipal water in the province. 2018-07-02 18:24

    Khuzestan water crisis said to be settled by July 6

    TEHRAN — Iranian officials have pledged to resolve water scarcity and increased salinity of municipal water in the southwestern province of Khuzestan by July 6.

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2018-07-02 11:44

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. new sanctions on Iran will be less effective: ex-White House official

    TEHRAN – Professor Frank N. von Hippel, former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology says that the U.S. (the Trump Administration) will be isolated from the rest of the P5 + 1 in imposing these sanctions.

  • fatf 2018-07-02 09:50

    Rouhani has called on Guardian Council to approve FATF related bills: MP

    TEHRAN – MP Javad Karimi Ghodoosi said on Sunday that President Hassan Rouhani has written a letter to Guardian Council chief Ayatollah Ahmad Janati calling for confirmation of four bills related to the Financial Action Task Force.

  • Tehran names new ambassador to UN Office in Geneva 2018-07-02 09:44

    Tehran names new ambassador to UN Office in Geneva

    TEHRAN – Iran has named a new ambassador to the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday.

  • Deputy FM meets top Venezuelan officials 2018-07-02 09:42

    Deputy FM meets top Venezuelan officials

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi held separate talks on Saturday with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and President of the National Assembly of Venezuela Omar Barboza, discussing bilateral ties and international matters.

  • Rouhani orders immediate action against car smugglers 2018-07-01 22:06

    Rouhani orders immediate action against car smugglers

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has set a deadline of 15 days for Industry and Trade Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari to provide him with the names of the people who have illegally imported vehicles into the country.

  • جولیانی 2018-07-01 22:04

    News Analysis

    ‘Stupid’ Giuliani addresses MKO fanatics in Paris

    Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, addressed a rally staged by an extreme Iranian opposition group in Paris on Saturday, calling for regime change in Tehran.

  • Reza Nasri 2018-07-01 21:59

    Senior lawyer wants Canada to probe former officials’ links with MKO

    TEHRAN – A prominent law expert from Geneva's Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies has urged the Ottawa government to launch an investigation into former senior Canadian officials’ connection with anti-Iran Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).

  • Georgia keen to cooperate with Iran on cinema 2018-07-01 19:36

    Georgia keen to cooperate with Iran on cinema

    TEHRAN – Georgian National Film Center director Zurab Magalashvili has said that his country welcomes any plan to collaborate on joint film projects with Iran.

  • Hedyeh Tehran acts in a scene from “No Date, No Signature”. 2018-07-01 19:32

    “No Date, No Signature” named best at Brussels film festival 

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Vahid Jalilvand’s acclaimed drama “No Date, No Signature” won the grand prix at the first edition of the Brussels International Film Festival (BRIFF), Belgian newspaper Metro announced on Saturday. 

  • زنگنه 2018-07-01 19:00

    Unilateral production rise would breach OPEC’s deal: Zanganeh

    TEHRAN- Any unilateral measure to boost oil output above OPEC's current limits would breach the producer group's recent deal, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said Saturday in a letter to OPEC President Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei.

  • Mike Pompeo 2018-07-01 12:02

    By M.A. Saki

    Blaming Iran for the sufferings of Yemenis is laughable

    Mike Pompeo, the U.S. secretary of states, claimed on June 28 that Iran is “prolonging suffering of the Yemeni people” by supporting Houthi rebels.

  • U.S. 2018/07/01

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Is U.S. President officially in charge of India’s foreign policy now?

    The megalomaniac man in the White House has embarked on an economic offensive against the Islamic Republic of Iran, with Tuesday’s announcement that the U.S. State Department intends to cut off all Iranian oil exports by November 4.

  •  International travelers pose for a photo while visiting the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, northeastern Iran. Women are clad in chadors, shapeless gowns that cover their entire bodies, to respect a dress code required for female pilgrims. 2018-07-01 09:31

    Iran’s tourist arrivals up 4.33% y/y

    TEHRAN - International tourist arrivals in Iran rose 4.33 percent in the previous Iranian calendar year 1396 (ended March 20, 2018) from a year earlier, a tourism official says.

  • 2018-07-01 09:30

    Semnan to host culinary festival

    TEHRAN – The city of Semnan in northcentral Iran will hold a gastronomy festival and contest from July 4 to 15.

  • Historical relics seized in Sarab 2018-07-01 09:22

    Historical relics seized in Sarab

    TEHRAN – Iranian authorities have recently seized a patchwork of historical relics from a person who was illegally keeping them in the northwestern city of Sarab.