• West should heed Iran’s security concerns: UK envoy 2017-05-28 19:54

    West should heed Iran’s security concerns: UK envoy

    TEHRAN – The British Trade Envoy to Iran, Norman Lamont, has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s treatment of Iran, saying “no attention is paid to the insecurity of Iran while the West goes on pouring arms to the enemies of Iran, a country that has been invaded by its Arab neighbors.”

  • Mousavian 2017-05-28 19:51

    Saudi Arabia not ready to engage with Iran: former diplomat

    TEHRAN – Former Iranian nuclear negotiator Seyed Hossein Mousavian has said that unlike some regional countries such as Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, Saudi Arabia is not ready to engage with Iran.

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2017/05/28

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Theater of the absurd: Trump’s speech before the Riyadh Summit

    “Iran—fresh from real elections—attacked by @POTUS in that bastion of democracy & moderation. Foreign Policy or simply milking KSA of $480B?” —Iran’s Foreign Minister Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif

  • Jaafari 2017-05-28 10:33

    Baghdad not getting involved in Trump’s anti-Iran policies: Iraqi FM

    TEHRAN – Commenting on U.S. President Donald Trump’s anti-Iran propaganda campaign in the Middle East, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Baghdad will not get involved in the anti-Tehran policies adopted by the new U.S. administration.

  • PHOTO: People protest against President Donald Trump’s travel ban in New York City, U.S., February 1, 2017. (Reuters/Brendan McDermid) 2017-05-27 18:56

    U.S. cuts April visas for Iranian nationals by half yr/yr

    TEHRAN – The number of U.S. non-immigrant visas issued to Iranian nationals has dropped by 52 percent in April compared to the same month last year, Newsweek reported on Friday.

  • The skyline of Yazd, a historical city in central Iran that embraces rich cultural heritage and traditional architecture. 2017-05-27 18:56

    UNESCO World Heritage Committee to put Yazd to vote in July

    TEHRAN – The ancient city of Yazd, central Iran, will be assessed as a candidate for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list during the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee, which will be held on July 2-12 in Krakow, Poland.

  • The ruins of Sassanid-era Bishapur Royal Palace in Fars province 2017-05-27 18:55

    UNESCO experts to assess Iran’s natural, historical sites

    TEHRAN – A delegation of the UNESCO World Heritage specialists is scheduled to travel to Iran in summer in order to assess Arasbaran Protected Area in the northeast and the Ensemble of Historical Sassanid Cities in the south of the country.

  • Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower in the foreground. The UNESCO-registered site is amongst key tourist attractions in Azerbaijan. 2017-05-27 18:53

    Azerbaijan offers facilities for Iranian tour operators

    TEHRAN – The Republic of Azerbaijan has offered facilities for Iranian tour operators in a bid to widen travel businesses in the northern neighbor.

  • zarif 2017-05-27 09:34

    Zarif congratulates Lebanon on liberation day

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered his congratulations to the Lebanese people and government as well as the Hezbollah resistance movement on the 17th anniversary of the liberation of South Lebanon from the Israeli occupation.

  • احمد جنتی 2017-05-27 09:21

    Ayatollah Jannati: I confirm health of election

    TEHRAN – The chairman of the Assembly of Experts has said he confirms the healthiness of the May 19 presidential and council elections, Mehr reported.

  • Majlis 2017-05-27 09:20

    Majlis to elect new presiding board 

    TEHRAN – The Majlis is set to elect new members of its presiding board through three days on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday for a period of one year, the second year of this term, ISNA reported.

  • Iranian worshippers protest Bahrain crackdown 2017-05-26 20:55

    Iranian worshippers protest Bahrain crackdown

    TEHRAN – Thousands of Iranian worshippers rallied in Tehran and other cities on Friday to condemn a recent raid by Bahraini police on the hometown of a pro-democracy cleric that left five of his supporters dead and 286 arrested.

  • Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi 2017-05-26 20:51

    Iran dismisses Trump’s allegations as delusional

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has railed against Washington for anti-Iran remarks, saying Iranophobia and repeating false accusations against Tehran are manifests of American government’s “failed policies.”

  • Mousavian-Iran-.jpg 2017-05-26 12:26

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    7 perils of Trump's attempt to isolate Iran

    US President Donald Trump’s landmark speech in Saudi Arabia May 21 signals a reversal of policy from the Barack Obama administration and will ratchet up tensions with Iran. A day after a record-breaking 42 million Iranians signaled their desire to engage the world by re-electing President Hassan Rouhani, Trump appeared in an autocratic monarchy to call on “nations of conscience” to “isolate” Iran.

  • A view of Naqsh-e Rustam in Fars province. Located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, the historical necropolis embraces rock-hewn royal tombs and bas-relief carvings associated with the Achaemenid 2017-05-25 22:37

    Fars province’s foreign tourist arrivals rise 42% y/y

    TEHRAN – Fars province attracted over 165,000 foreign tourists in the first two months of the current calendar year (March 21 – May 21), up 42 percent from a year earlier, the provincial tourism chief announced on Monday.

  • Ebrahim Rahimpour 2017-05-25 20:36

    Iran-China ties at highest level: deputy FM

    TEHRAN – The Iranian deputy foreign minister for Asia and Pacific affairs has said that Tehran and Beijing at present enjoy the highest level of cooperation.

  • گفتگو با عباسعلی کدخدایی 2017-05-25 20:04

    Oversight body to address vote rigging claims 

    TEHRAN – The Guardian Council is going to address pleas made about vote rigging in the May 19 elections, the body’s spokesman announced on Wednesday.

  • زارعان 2017-05-25 16:35

    ‘Building nuclear radiation center a giant scientific step’

    TEHRAN – The building of a nuclear radiation center in Qazvin comes as a giant step in Iran’s nuclear science development, according to a senior advisor to the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

  • Riza Hakan Tekin 2017-05-25 15:57

    Turkey hopes Rouhani’s 2nd term would bring peace to region

    TEHRAN – Turkey enjoys good ties with President Hassan Rouhani’s government, the Turkish ambassador to Iran said on Tuesday.

  • iran russia afghanistan 2017-05-25 15:35

    Iranian, Russian, Afghan security chiefs to meet soon

    TEHRAN – Iran, Russia and Afghanistan have agreed to hold a trilateral summit headed by their respective secretaries of national security in Kabul in the near future, the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council announced on Wednesday.

  • A Westerner couple pose for a photo at the UNESCO-registered Imam Square in Isfahan on November 9, 2016. The Safavid-era Ali Qapu Palace in seen in the background. 2017-05-25 14:17

    Isfahan marks monthly record for tourist visits

    Isfahan province hosted 123,000 foreign tourists in Ordibehesht - the second Iranian calendar month (April 21 – May 21) - the provincial tourism chief Rasoul Zargarpour said on Tuesday.

  • A prehistoric Iranian gold griffin-headed armlet dating back to the Achaemenid era (c. 550 – 330 BC). 2017-05-25 11:20

    Iranian goldsmiths show off skills at Florence Jewelry Week

    TEHRAN – Several Iranian goldsmiths are promoting their delicate expertise at the Florence Jewelry Week, which opened on May 24 in the very heart of the Italian city, the “Oltrarno” district near Santo Spirito Square.

  • علی اکبر ناطق نوری 2017-05-25 11:19

    Nateq Nouri: I resigned to act more freely

    TEHRAN – Nateq Nouri said on Wednesday that he resigned as the chief of the inspection bureau of the Supreme Leader’s office in order to enter political activities “more freely”.

  • Iran kicks of massive military exercise 2017-05-24 23:15

    Iran kicks off massive military exercise

    TEHRAN – The Iranian army launched a military exercise in central Isfahan Province on Wednesday, as the country celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Liberation of Khorramshahr from the Iraqi occupation.

  • ترامپ و ملک سلمان 2017-05-24 23:12

    Professor Mahmood Monshipouri

    Trump’s Anti-Iranian Gambit

    President Trump’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel was marked by ratcheting up his anti-Iranian rhetoric and a huge arms sale ($110 billion) to Saudi Arabia.  This massive infusion of military hardware and technology into the region raises many questions—not the least of which is what do the Saudis plan to do once having acquired such military might? 

  • annan 2017-05-24 19:18

    Ex-UN chief urges Trump to reach out to Iran  

    TEHRAN - Former UN chief Kofi Annan urged U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday to reach out and talk to Iran, arguing that Tehran is “part of the solution” to the conflicts in the Middle East.

  • A scene from Iranian director Alireza Dehqan’s documentary “Darkened Water” 2017-05-24 18:20

    “Darkened Water” named best film at Australia SCINEMA festival

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Alireza Dehqan’s documentary “Darkened Water” (“Owsia”) has been picked as best film at the 14th SCINEMA International Science Film Festival in Australia, the organizers have announced.

  • A general view of Dombkouh archeological site in southeast Iran. 2017-05-24 17:40

    Archaeological probe finds prehistoric gravestones in southeast Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of archaeologists has bumped into 5000-year-old gravestones during its probe into an ancient necropolis in Sistan-Baluchestan province, southeast Iran.

  • arak reactor 2017-05-24 09:00

    Uranium supply to Iran 'impossible' in Trump era: Kazakh official  

    TEHRAN - The Iran policy of the new U.S. administration has made it impossible for Kazakhstan to supply uranium to Iran, Kazakhstan’s Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Erzhan Ashikbaev said on Tuesday. 

  • آیت الله عیسی قاسم 2017-05-24 08:33

    Iran condemns raid on Bahrain’s Sheikh Isa Qassim residence

    TEHRAN – Tehran on Tuesday expressed dismay over Bahraini forces’ raid on the residence of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of the country’s Shia majority in the small caliphate, saying it further “complicates” the situation in the country.