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  • Joining FATF ‘very dangerous’ for Iran, American writer says 2018-07-30 09:39

    Joining FATF ‘very dangerous’ for Iran, American writer says

    TEHRAN – An American writer said on Saturday that joining the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is a form of backdoor compliance with Donald Trump, warning that it would be “very dangerous” for Iran to join the treaty at this time.

  • ‘Syrians able to liberate Israeli-occupied Golan Heights’ 2018-07-30 09:39

    ‘Syrians able to liberate Israeli-occupied Golan Heights’

    TEHRAN – A senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian parliament speaker said on Sunday that the surprise victories of the Syrian army against militants show that Syria has the military power to liberate the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as well, Mehr reported.

  • MP: Riyadh creating conflicts to escape democracy 2018-07-30 09:39

    MP: Riyadh creating conflicts to escape democracy

    TEHRAN – Saudi Arabia has been trying to escape democracy by creating conflicts, namely supporting the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group and attacking Yemen, Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Chairman Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said on Sunday.

  • Parliament rejects dividing ministry 2018-07-30 09:38

    Parliament rejects dividing ministry

    TEHRAN – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that lawmakers have opposed the bills to divide up the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, stressing that the parliament is opposed to changing the government structure and dividing the ministries in the current situation.

  • Americans have been slandering IRGC, Basij for years: general 2018-07-29 21:04

    Americans have been slandering IRGC, Basij for years: general

    TEHRAN – Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, an advisor to the Armed Forces Chief of Staff, said on Sunday that the Americans have been slandering the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basij for a long time in order to tarnish the public opinion.

  • Corruption poses big threat to Iran: minister 2018-07-29 21:03

    Corruption poses big threat to Iran: minister

    TEHRAN – Iranian Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi says corruption is a “big threat” against national security, stressing the need to implement e-government for greater transparency and reducing corruption.

  • zarif 2018-07-29 21:03

    Tehran can make Washington quit addiction to sanctions, Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that the U.S. is addicted to imposing sanctions, and Iran can show Washington that is should quit this addiction.

  • students 2018-07-29 21:03

    Iranian students protest IAEA inspections of universities

    TEHRAN – Iranian students held rallies on Sunday to protest inspection of universities by the International Atomic energy Agency and a possible inspection of Shahid Beheshti University in future.

  • Sherman: Trump not understanding that Iran won’t surrender 2018-07-29 21:02

    Sherman: Trump not understanding that Iran won’t surrender

    TEHRAN – Wendy Sherman, the former undersecretary of state for political affairs who led the U.S. negotiating team that concluded the Iran nuclear agreement, says President Trump does not understand that “Iran has a culture of resistance that equates giving in to those kinds of public threats as surrender, and they won’t surrender.”

  • فرانسوا سنمو   François Sénémaud 2018-07-29 21:02

    French Syria envoy meets Iran’s Jaberi Ansari

    TEHRAN - Francois Senemaud, the French president’s special envoy on Syria, sat down for talks on Saturday with Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior assistant to the Iranian foreign minister.

  • شهرام جزایری 2018-07-29 21:02

    Corrupt tycoon arrested near border crossing

    TEHRAN - Shahram Jazayeri, an Iranian tycoon who spent several years of his life in jail for being involved in a high-profile corruption case, has been arrested near the Bazargan border crossing in West Azarbaijan Province while trying to flee across the border, an official said.

  • 18 arrested over vehicle import fraud, currency manipulation 2018-07-29 09:39

    18 arrested over vehicle import fraud, currency manipulation

    TEHRAN – Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i said on Saturday that a total of 18 people have been arrested over vehicle import fraud and abuse of the official rate for foreign currencies, mainly dollar.

  • Iran’s threat of retaliation not an empty threat: IRGC 2018-07-29 09:38

    Iran’s threat of retaliation not an empty threat: IRGC

    TEHRAN – A commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has cautioned the bullying countries not to jeopardize their interests by threatening those of Iran, saying Tehran’s threat of retaliation against countries seeking to block Iranian oil exports is “not an empty threat”.

  • Tehran’s ambassador to China to be named soon 2018-07-29 09:38

    Tehran’s ambassador to China to be named soon

    TEHRAN – After Abdolnaser Hemmati, who had been named as Iran’s ambassador to China, was tasked to take over as Iran’s central banker, the Foreign Ministry said Tehran will soon name a new ambassador to China. 

  • hatami 2018-07-28 21:33

    Tehran will not bow to excessive demands: Hatami

    TEHRAN - Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Saturday that Iran will never bow to the enemies’ excessive demands, saying those who imagine that Iran will surrender under pressure of sanctions are living under illusion.

  • ظریف 2018-07-28 21:30

    Zarif to visit Singapore to sign friendship treaty with ASEAN

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will travel to Singapore in the coming days to sign the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

  • Putin says ready to talk with Trump about Iran deal 2018-07-28 21:29

    Putin says ready to talk with Trump about Iran deal

    TEHRAN – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday both he and his American counterpart, Donald Trump, need to meet to talk about issues such as the Iran nuclear deal, also called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and global conflicts.

  • Tehran congratulates Pakistan on elections 2018-07-28 21:28

    Tehran congratulates Pakistan on elections

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday congratulated Pakistan for successfully holding parliamentary and provincial elections.

  • Trump can only survive by creating crisis: analyst 2018-07-28 21:27

    Trump can only survive by creating crisis: professor

    TEHRAN – A leading professor of international relations says evidence shows that “U.S. President Donald Trump, like all Republicans, can only survive by creating a crisis.”

  • Carpet 2018-07-28 21:26

    Iran to sue U.S. for blocking hand-woven carpet imports

    The head of Iran National Carpet Center (INCC) says it will file a lawsuit with international tribunals against fresh sanctions imposed by the U.S. on the imports of hand-woven Iranian rugs into the country.

  • parliament 2018-07-28 21:26

    Iranian parliament security committee to hold meetings with foreign diplomats

    TEHRAN – National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s parliament (Majlis) is scheduled to hold meetings with ambassadors from 20 countries in three consecutive days which will start from Sunday.

  • austria 2018-07-28 21:26

    Austrian FM: U.S. move in exiting nuclear deal was an ‘unprecedented’ move

    TEHRAN – Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl has said that the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal was an “unprecedented” move from legal point of view, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • abbasi 2018-07-28 21:24

    U.S. sanctions clear violation of human rights: Iran

    TEHRAN – Mahmoud Abbassi, the justice minister’s deputy for human rights and foreign affairs, said on Saturday that the U.S. sanctions are a clear violation of human rights and called for formation of a committee to study the repercussion of sanctions on ordinary people.

  • Cleric: Young and energetic people needed to manage economy 2018-07-28 09:16

    Cleric: Young and energetic people needed to manage economy

    TEHRAN – Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, Tehran’s interim Friday Prayer preacher, has called on the Rouhani administration to handle the economic problems with a unified voice.

  • Australian PM: ‘No reason’ to believe U.S. will bomb Iran 2018-07-28 09:16

    Australian PM: ‘No reason’ to believe U.S. will bomb Iran

    TEHRAN – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed rumors that U.S. President Donald Trump will order the bombing of Iran as early as next month, saying there is “no reason” to believe such an act will take place.

  • World not accepting U.S. leadership anymore: reformist 2018-07-28 09:16

    World not accepting U.S. leadership anymore: reformist

    TEHRAN – A reformist political activist has said U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking global consensus against Iran but the world does not accept the United States’ leadership in political matters anymore.

  • mattis 2018-07-27 20:41

    Mattis dismisses ABC News report on Iran as ‘fiction’

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has dismissed as “fiction” a recent report suggesting the Trump administration was preparing to launch attacks on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

  • saudi 2018-07-27 20:36

    Tehran calls Saudi envoy’s claims ‘farcical’

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Thursday saying claims made by the Saudi Ambassador to Washington are “hollow” and “farcical” which do not worth response.

  • icj 2018-07-27 20:36

    By staff and agency

    ICJ to hold hearing on Iran’s lawsuit against U.S. in August

    The International Court of Justice issued a statement on Thursday announcing that a hearing on Iran’s lawsuit against the U.S. over its move in re-imposing unilateral sanctions will be held in August.

  • Trump thinks he is still a hotel owner: MP 2018-07-27 20:33

    Trump thinks he is still a hotel owner: MP

    TEHRAN – Reformist lawmaker Mohammad-Reza Tabesh has reacted to anti-Iran remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump, saying Trump rules his country “as if he is still a hotel owner”.