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  • کره جنوبی و شمالی 2018-02-09 21:56

    By M.A. Saki

    Time ripe for Korean breakthrough

    TEHRAN - A unique opportunity has been created for deescalating tension on the Korean peninsula as Pyongyang on Friday sent a delegation - led by North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam - to Pyeongchang to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

  • IAEA, EU reaffirm support for nuclear deal 2018-02-09 19:59

    IAEA, EU reaffirm support for nuclear deal

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Union (EU) on Thursday reaffirmed their support for the Iran nuclear agreement and reviewed progress achieved in working together on a range of nuclear activities.

  • سامسونگ 2018-02-09 19:58

    Iranian officials react firmly to Samsung move

    TEHRAN – The Iranian foreign minister issued an ultimatum on Thursday to Samsung Co. urging it to apologize for excluding the Iranian Olympians from receiving phones as a gift in the South Korea Winter Olympics, a source said.

  • Air Force commanders meet with Ayatollah Khamenei 2018-02-09 19:56

    People have complaints about corruption, discrimination, Leader says

    TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that the people have complaints about corruption and discrimination, urging three branches to counter corruption.

  • araqchi 2018-02-09 19:21

    Iran can discuss other issues if nuclear deal succeeds: diplomat

    Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has said that Iran can discuss other issues if the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, succeeds.

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are scheduled to hold their fourth meeting this spring 2018-02-09 19:02

    Rouhani wants ties with Turkey to become ‘strategic’

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone conversation on Thursday discussing bilateral ties and international issues.

  • Iraqi army moves to secure planned oil route to Iran 2018-02-08 15:22

    Iraqi army moves to secure planned oil route to Iran

    Iraqi forces launched a security operation along a planned oil transit route to Iran on Wednesday, saying it was clearing and “destroying sleeper cells” in the mountainous border area where two armed groups operate.

  • Iran-Russia contract not an oil-for-goods deal: ambassador 2018-02-08 14:19

    Iran-Russia contract not an oil-for-goods deal: ambassador

    TEHRAN – Half of the funds that Iran receives from the contract to supply oil to Russia will be spent on financing joint projects, Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei has said.

  • Martin Love 2018/02/08

    By Martin Love

    Woe to leaders mired in the "credibility trap"

    What’s really going on in the U.S.? Why is there internal political and social turmoil and division? Why are groups and so-called leaders at each other’s throats and why is the general populace so apparently discontented?

  • Mevlut Cavusoglu 2018-02-08 09:37

    Turkish FM visits Tehran for talks with Zarif, Rouhani 

    TEHRAN – The Turkish foreign minister visited Tehran on Wednesday to hold talks with his counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and President Hassan Rouhani.

  • Intelligence forces discover one ton of narcotics 2018-02-08 08:46

    Intelligence forces discover one ton of narcotics

    TEHRAN – Iranian intelligence forces have confiscated one ton of opium in the southern province of Bandar Abbas.

  • Shamkhani lauds Setad for serving people 2018-02-08 08:15

    Shamkhani lauds Setad for serving people

    TEHRAN – Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani on Wednesday lauded Setad as a legacy of Imam Khomeini, who founded the organization to serve the people.

  • Bahram Qassemi 2018-02-07 19:49

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    U.S. presence in other states ‘a recipe for disaster’: Qassemi

    TEHRAN – The military presence of the United States in any country across the globe has almost always proven “a recipe for disaster”, leading to catastrophic consequences for different regions and the world, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi says.

  • نشست کمیسیون تلفیق رسیدگی به برنامه ششم 2018-02-07 19:42

    The motion to question Rouhani submitted to Majlis economic committee

    TEHRAN - The motion to ask questions from President Hassan Rouhani was submitted to the Majlis economic committee on Tuesday, Hassan Hosseini Shahroudi, a committee member, told Tasnim news agency on Wednesday.

  • velayati 2018-02-07 19:38

    Iran urges Turkey to respect intl. borders

    TEHRAN – Being a vocal critic of the entry of Turkish troops into northwestern Syria, Iran reiterated on Wednesday that Ankara should respect international borders.

  • rouhani 2018-02-07 19:37

    Rouhani calls for glorious participation in Bahman 22 rallies

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday invited the people to participate more “gloriously” and “determinedly” in the Bahman 22nd rallies falling on February 11.

  • larijani 2018-02-07 19:36

    Boosting Iran-Russia co-op essential: Larijani

    TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that it is essential for Iran and Russia to expand cooperation in order to “make more advances”.

  • UN 2018-02-07 19:35

    Iran: U.S. regards UN Security Council as ‘toolbox’

    TEHRAN - The Iranian deputy ambassador to the UN said on Tuesday that the Trump administration is using the UN Security Council as a “toolbox”.

  • zarif 2018-02-07 11:02

    Zarif: Iran’s security dependent on people

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif late on Monday called Iran the safest country in West Asia and said this is owed to people’s involvement in determining their own destiny.

  • U.S. transferring Daesh militants to Afghanistan: general 2018-02-07 10:58

    U.S. transferring Daesh militants to Afghanistan: general

    TEHRAN – Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces said on Tuesday that the United States is relocating Daesh militants to Afghanistan now that the group has been defeated in Iraq and Syria.

  • Zarif, Lavrov discuss Syria on the phone 2018-02-07 10:57

    Zarif, Lavrov discuss Syria on the phone

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov held a phone conversation on Tuesday, discussing the recent developments in Syria.

  • ‘Subversive threats’ should be taken seriously: Jannati 2018-02-07 10:57

    ‘Subversive threats’ should be taken seriously: Jannati

    TEHRAN – Guardian Council secretary Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said on Monday that “subversive threats” to the Islamic Republic should be taken seriously, warning that such plots must be foiled. 

  • Astana peace talks to be resumed in February 2018-02-07 10:56

    Astana peace talks to be resumed in February

    TEHRAN – The next round of the Astana peace talks on the Syrian conflict is planned to be held later this month, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov announced on Tuesday.

  • نشست خبری حسن روحانی رئیس‌جمهور 2018-02-06 20:16

    Rouhani says U.S. ruined opportunity for further talks with Iran

    TEHRAN - President Hassan Rouhani says by “failing to seize the JCPOA atmosphere”, the United States missed the chance of improving its ties with Tehran, noting that if Washington had shown some commitment to the nuclear deal, talks on other issues would have been possible.

  • Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi 2018-02-06 19:06

    Mistrust between Iran, U.S. soared after JCPOA: spokesman

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has said that the wall of mistrust between Iran and the U.S. has grown taller in the aftermath of the historic 2015 nuclear agreement.

  • Defense Ministry unveils new maritime products 2018-02-06 18:59

    Defense Ministry unveils new maritime products

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday unveiled two homegrown maritime products, one used for propulsion of speedboats and the other for protection of metallic structures in military and civilian vessels.

  • Rouhani and Putin discuss JCPOA, Syria on the phone 2018-02-06 18:58

    Rouhani and Putin discuss JCPOA, Syria on the phone

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have held a telephone conversation, during which they confirmed commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal, the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

  • U.S. Congress unwilling to quit Iran deal: expert 2018-02-06 11:03

    U.S. Congress unwilling to quit Iran deal: expert

    TEHRAN – The U.S. Congress is not inclined to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, but it is willing to modify it, a U.S. expert said, noting that the legislative body is evaluating the stances of their European allies.

  • Poll: 58% Iranians use Telegram messaging app 2018-02-06 11:03

    Poll: 58% Iranians use Telegram messaging app

    TEHRAN – According to a recent poll conducted by the Center for Strategic Studies, 58.3% of Iranians say they use Telegram messaging app, with 63% them saying they circumvented the government’s ban on the app during the latest protests across the country.

  • Executives engaged in nepotism to be dismissed: labor minister 2018-02-06 11:02

    Executives engaged in nepotism to be dismissed: labor minister

    TEHRAN – Labor Minister Ali Rabiei has said that any executive who is engaged in nepotism or uses his power for personal interests will be dismissed immediately.