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  • MPs to meet Leader on Wednesday 2018-08-12 14:12

    Leader agrees to special courts on financial crimes

    Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday agreed to a request by the judiciary chief to set up special courts to swiftly deal with financial crimes.

  • Mohseni-Bandpei named acting labor minister 2018-08-12 11:11

    Mohseni-Bandpei named acting labor minister

    TEHRAN – In a decree on Saturday, President Rouhani appointed Deputy Labor Minister Anoushirvan Mohseni-Bandpei as acting labor minister, ILNA reported.

  • Military attaches from 28 countries visit Lashgari Air Base 2018-08-12 10:54

    Military attaches from 28 countries visit Lashgari Air Base

    TEHRAN – A group of 40 military attaches from 28 countries paid an official visit to the Air Force’s Shahid Lashgari Air Base in Mehrabad on Saturday morning.

  • MP 2018-08-12 09:15

    No longer intl. consensus exists against Iran, says MP

    TEHRAN - Ali Najafi Khoshroudi, the spokesman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has shrugged off the renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran, contrary to the past there is no consensus against Iran.

  • hakim 2018-08-11 20:51

    Iraq’s Hakim snubs U.S. Iran sanctions, expresses support for Tehran

    TEHRAN - Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the Iraqi National Wisdom Movement, has announced support for Iran in the face of U.S. sanctions.

  • EU believes Iran deal is working: Mogherini aide 2018-08-11 20:50

    EU believes Iran deal is working: Mogherini aide

    TEHRAN – The EU has never wavered in its support for the JCPOA as it wholeheartedly believes that the nuclear deal is a “good agreement that is working”, says Nathalie Tocci, an aide to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

  • محمدجواد ظریف 2018-08-11 20:50

    Zarif: No Iran-U.S. meeting planned during UN summit

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday ruled out plans for a meeting with American officials on the sidelines of next month’s session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

  • ظریف 2018-08-11 20:49

    Zarif: Trump’s jubilation over Turkish economic hardship ‘shameful’

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday described U.S. President Donald Trump’s jubilation over economic hardship in Turkey as “shameful”.

  • space 2018-08-11 20:47

    Iran says against arms race in space

    TEHRAN - Kazem Gharib Abadi, Iran’s representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, announced on Saturday that Tehran is against any kind of arms race in the space.

  • موشک دریایی یمن 2018-08-11 20:46

    Iran test-fires anti-ship missile in Persian Gulf: report 

    Iran test-fired an anti-warship missile in a recent naval exercise in the Persian Gulf, Fox News said on Friday, quoting U.S. officials with knowledge of the launch.

  • Zarif in Kazakhstan for Caspian Sea summit 2018-08-11 20:46

    Zarif in Kazakhstan for Caspian Sea summit

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Saturday announced that the foreign ministers of the five Caspian Sea littoral states, including Iran, are scheduled to take part in the fifth Caspian Sea summit in Kazakhstan on Sunday to adopt a convention on its legal status, IRIB reported.

  • Guardian Council backs anti-money laundering move 2018-08-11 18:28

    Guardian Council backs anti-money laundering move

    TEHRAN – The Guardian Council has approved measures passed by parliament on combating the financing of terrorism, according to the council’s spokesman.

  • IRGC 2018-08-11 17:31

    IRGC kills 10 militants in northwest Iran

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force has succeeded to smash a terrorist cell in Oshnavieh, the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, killing at least 10 militants, Tasnim reported on Saturday.

  • حمله جنگنده های سعودی به یمن‎ 2018-08-11 14:03

    By M.A. Saki

    Has Saudi Arabia gone mad?

    The Saudi-led coalition is committing crimes in Yemen one after another. In a new airstrike on Thursday, a bus was targeted as it was carrying children from a summer camp in a busy market area in the northern Majz district.

  • Iran would only enter talks with U.S. from ‘position of power’: MP 2018-08-11 10:25

    Iran would only enter talks with U.S. from ‘position of power’: MP

    TEHRAN – A member of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has said the U.S. has adopted a “hostile policy” toward Iran and basically “there is no ground for talks with the Americans”, however if the Islamic Republic decides to enter talks with the U.S., it will do so from a “position of power”.

  • Armenian PM to visit Iran in near future 2018-08-11 10:25

    Armenian PM to visit Iran in near future

    TEHRAN – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will visit Iran soon, Armenian Security Council Secretary Armen Grigoryan wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday. 

  • Turkey says ready to beef up border security with Iran 2018-08-11 10:24

    Turkey says ready to beef up border security with Iran

    TEHRAN – Turkey’s Gendarmerie Commander General Arif Cetin said on Friday that the forces under his command are ready for more security cooperation with Iranian border guards, Mehr reported.

  • U.S. Iran sanctions ‘absolutely destructive’, Russia warns 2018-08-11 10:24

    U.S. Iran sanctions ‘absolutely destructive’, Russia warns

    TEHRAN – Russia has criticized the U.S. for re-imposing unilateral sanctions against Tehran after exiting the 2015 nuclear deal, describing it as a “destructive step” that could destabilize the already-volatile Middle East.

  • Takht-Ravanchi: Trump will ‘pay the price’ if he rips nuclear deal 2018-08-10 21:15

    Politician sees no ground for probable Rouhani-Trump meeting in New York

    TEHRAN – Iran’s deputy director of the presidential chief of staff for political affairs believes that the ground is still not fertile for a potential meeting between President Hassan Rouhani and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September.

  • Iranian diplomat: U.S. punishing world for respecting UN resolution endorsing nuclear deal 2018-08-10 21:06

    Iranian diplomat: U.S. punishing world for respecting UN resolution endorsing nuclear deal

    Writing an article in The Guardian on Wednesday, Iran’s ambassador to the UN says for the first time in the history of the UN, the United States is engaging in penalizing nations across the entire world for abiding by a Security Council resolution that endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

  • Vaezi delivers Rouhani’s message to Erdogan 2018-08-10 21:05

    Vaezi delivers Rouhani’s message to Erdogan

    TEHRAN – Presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi who made a visit to Ankara on Thursday submitted a message from President Hassan Rouhani to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • Iran rejects OIC accusations, denounces ‘Saudi-Emirati war crime’ in Yemen 2018-08-10 21:05

    Iran rejects OIC accusations, denounces ‘Saudi-Emirati war crime’ in Yemen

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Thursday rejected accusations by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as “worthless”; it also said airstrike on a school bus in Yemen on Thursday constituted an example of the Saudi-UEA “war crime”.

  • Sadr deputy: Defending Iran is a ‘religious and ethical duty’ 2018-08-10 21:04

    Sadr deputy: Defending Iran is a ‘religious and ethical duty’

    TEHRAN – The first deputy of Moqtada al-Sadr has said that defending the Islamic Republic in the case of a possible U.S. attack would be a “religious and ethical duty”. 

  • Talks under ‘irrational conditions’ totally unacceptable: cleric 2018-08-10 21:04

    Talks under ‘irrational conditions’ totally unacceptable: cleric

    TEHRAN – The interim Friday prayer leader of Tehran has said the Islamic Republic will by no means accede to any negotiation with the U.S. under the “irrational conditions” set out by the White House. 

  • Iraq to stop trading with Iran in U.S. dollars 2018-08-10 21:03

    Iraq to stop trading with Iran in U.S. dollars

    TEHRAN – Iraq will have to stop using the U.S. dollar in its financial transactions with Iran due to Washington’s sanctions against Tehran, Iraqi government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi told Sputnik on Thursday.

  • Pyongyang hails growing ties with Tehran amid U.S. pressure 2018-08-10 21:03

    Pyongyang hails growing ties with Tehran amid U.S. pressure

    TEHRAN – North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho on Thursday voiced his country’s satisfaction with the growing relations with Iran amid U.S. economic pressure on both countries, Press TV reported.

  • Basij forces seize hoarded items 2018-08-09 11:00

    Basij forces seize hoarded items

    TEHRAN – Basij forces have seized lots of hoarded items, including cars, rice and building equipment in the past couple of days and delivered them to the Judiciary, Basij Chief Gholamhossein Gheybparvar said on Wednesday.

  • ‘Iran has successfully isolated America’ 2018-08-09 11:00

    ‘Iran has successfully isolated America’

    TEHRAN – Despite 40 years of pressure, war and sanctions, Iran has succeeded to isolate the United States and foil its conspiracies, the Islamic Radios & Television Union said on Wednesday.

  • Hatami: 12 years of talks breached by ‘Great Satan’ 2018-08-09 10:54

    Hatami: 12 years of talks breached by ‘Great Satan’

    TEHRAN – Defense Minister Amir Hatami on Wednesday shrugged off U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls for direct talks with Iran, reasoning that 12 years of nuclear negotiations which finally led to the 2015 nuclear pact was breached by “the Great Satan”.

  • Iraq’s Ammar Hakim urges support for Iran in face of U.S. sanctions 2018-08-09 10:38

    Iraq’s Ammar Hakim urges support for Iran in face of U.S. sanctions

    TEHRAN – Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the Iraqi National Wisdom Movement, reacted on Wednesday to U.S. sanctions move on the Islamic Republic, calling for all-out efforts to help Iran in the face of U.S. pressure, Tasnim reported.