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  • Iran slams conspiracy devised to undermine ties with Europe 2018-07-03 21:13

    Iran slams conspiracy devised to undermine ties with Europe

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Tuesday the recent reports on the role of Iranian nationals in an alleged plot to bomb an MKO gathering in Paris are part of a scenario to deal a blow to Iran-Europe relations at this important and sensitive juncture, according to the official website of Iran’s Foreign Ministry.

  • نشست خبری روسای جمهوری ایران و سوئیس 2018-07-03 21:12

    Rouhani: Cutting Iran’s oil would mean cutting oil in the region

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani of Iran who started a tour of Switzerland and Austria on Monday has said the U.S. wants to fully prevent the export of Iranian oil, a move that the president said is impossible to implement because in that case no country in the region can export oil.

  • 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.

  • JCPOA FMs 2018-07-03 18:21

    JCPOA foreign ministers, EU chief diplomat to meet on Friday

    TEHRAN - The joint commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will hold a meeting in Vienna on Friday at the level of foreign ministers to discuss the European Union’s package of proposals to save the 2015 nuclear deal now that the United States have left the agreement.

  • Parliament set to hold meeting on economic issues  2018-07-02 21:34

    Parliament set to hold meeting on economic issues 

    TEHRAN – On Tuesday the Iranian parliament is scheduled to host a closed session on the economic situation attended by Industry and Trade Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari and Planning and Budget Organization chief Mohammad Baqer Nobakht.

  • rouhani 2018-07-02 21:31

    Europe to offer package to save nuclear deal in coming days: Rouhani

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Europe will offer in coming days its package to save the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

  • 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.

  • IRGC chief: ‘Arab Jahiliyyah coalition’ facing defeat in Yemen 2018-07-02 21:28

    IRGC chief: ‘Arab Jahiliyyah coalition’ facing defeat in Yemen

    TEHRAN – Chief of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) said on Monday that the “Arab Jahiliyyah coalition” is facing “defeat” and “disgrace” in Yemen.

  • 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.

  • fazli 2018-07-01 18:00

    No one killed in Khorramshahr water protests, Iran says

    TEHRAN - Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli on Sunday refuted claims that no one had been killed in protests in the southwestern city of Khorramshahr on Saturday.

  • fatf 2018-06-30 21:15

    FATF continues to suspend sanctions on Iran

    TEHRAN - The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced on Friday that the organization will continue suspension of counter-measures against Iran by October 2018.

  • EU has not yet offered package to save JCPOA: Iran 2018-06-30 19:08

    EU has not yet offered package to save JCPOA: Iran

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Saturday he cannot confirm a report that claims the European Union has presented a package to Iran convince it to remain in the nuclear deal following the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 accord.

  • Cleric criticizes miscalculation about nuclear deal 2018-06-29 20:38

    Cleric criticizes miscalculation about nuclear deal

    TEHRAN – Cleric Kazem Seddiqi said on Friday that executive officials waited too long for the nuclear deal to bear fruit and did not do much for the economy.

  • حسن روحانی 2018-06-29 20:36

    ‘We’ll surely beat enemies through patience, resistance’

    Rouhani: We must turn threats into opportunity

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that Iran must turn sanctions threats into opportunity by relying on domestic capacities now that the United States has withdrawn from the international nuclear agreement and plans to reintroduce sanctions on Iran.

  • ‘It won’t take much time for Iran to defeat sanctions’ 2018-06-29 19:42

    ‘It won’t take much time for Iran to defeat sanctions’

    TEHRAN – Ali Akbar Velayati, a top foreign policy adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Thursday that Iran ranks first among the regional powers and that the U.S. is trying to take revenge against Iran through sanctions.

  • Heavy sentences await economy disruptors: Iranian Judiciary 2018-06-27 20:38

    Heavy sentences await economy disruptors: Iranian Judiciary

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Mosaddegh, the deputy to Iranian prosecutor general, announced on Wednesday that heavy sentences, including death penalty and up to 20 years in prison, await those who seek to disrupt the national economy and agitate the foreign currency market.

  • Tehran bazaar rioters arrested, prosecutor says 2018-06-26 21:31

    Tehran bazaar rioters arrested, prosecutor says

    TEHRAN – Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi, the Tehran prosecutor general, has said that the “main provocateurs” who planned Monday’s protests in Tehran’s bazaar have been arrested.

  • Larijani wants regional leaders to be optimistic about one another 2018-06-26 21:30

    Larijani wants regional leaders to be optimistic about one another

    TEHRAN – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has urged leaders of regional countries to be optimistic about each other to resolve conflicts, Fars reported.

  • shamkhani 2018-06-26 21:29

    U.S. dream about Iran won’t be realized: Shamkhani

    TEHRAN - Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, assured on Tuesday that the U.S. dream to limit Iran’s nuclear activities through imposing sanctions will not be realized.

  • fazli 2018-06-25 20:46

    Seeing them home safely

    Iran urges UN, EU to help Afghan refugees go home after 4 decades

    TEHRAN - Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on Monday that the United Nations and the European Union should provide the ground and help the Afghan refugees return to their country voluntarily.

  • kamalvandi 2018-06-25 20:44

    Europe should decide on nuclear deal by end of June: Iran

    TEHRAN - Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said on Monday that Europe should decide about preserving the 2015 nuclear deal by the end of June now that the Trump White House has walked away from the multilateral agreement.

  • India won’t accept unilateral sanctions against Iran: FM Swaraj 2018-06-24 20:43

    India won’t accept unilateral sanctions against Iran: FM Swaraj

    TEHRAN – Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday that the Indian government accepts only sanctions approved by the UN and won’t accept or recognize unilateral embargoes against Iran.

  • صحن علنی مجلس 2018-06-24 20:40

    Iranian parliament opposes dividing up three ministries

    TEHRAN – Iranian MPs on Sunday voted against a proposed bill by the government to divide up three ministries into five.

  • araqchi 2018-06-24 12:20

    Staying in nuclear deal depends on actions of remaining parties: Araqchi

    TEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi who was on a tour of Russia said on Friday that it will be dependent on actions of Europe, China and Russia that Iran will remain in the 2015 nuclear agreement or not.

  • Senior MP: U.S. discredited even among allies 2018-06-24 12:18

    Senior MP: U.S. discredited even among allies

    TEHRAN – Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has dismissed the notion of direct talks between Tehran and Washington, saying the U.S. has become “discredited” even among its allies.

  • kharrazi 2018-06-23 20:53

    Collapse of nuclear deal will affect European security too: Kharrazi

    TEHRAN - The collapse of the international nuclear agreement will have very dangerous consequences for security in the Middle East, head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi has warned, noting that it will affect security in Europe as well.

  • Trump is a ‘coward’ who ignites Iranophobia, Shahroudi says 2018-06-23 20:52

    Trump is a ‘coward’ who ignites Iranophobia, Shahroudi says

    TEHRAN – Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi has said the U.S. President Donald Trump is a “coward” who pursues his financial and economic greed in the region by igniting Iranophobia.

  • abe 2018-06-22 21:10

    By staff and agency

    Shinzo Abe may visit Iran in July

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Iran in July for talks with President Hassan Rouhani.

  • Iran: Nuclear deal is in ‘the ICU’ 2018-06-22 21:09

    Iran: Nuclear deal is in ‘the ICU’

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has said that the nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is in the intensive care unit (ICU), and that he doesn’t see bright prospects for the deal.