• presidential election 2017-05-18 12:04

    Ulema call on Iranians to take part in election

    TEHRAN – Ulema have called on Iranians to take part massively in the Friday election and render a magnificent scene.

  • حسن قشقاوی 2017-05-18 12:04

    Iran stages highest number of overseas polling booths in U.S.

    TEHRAN – Iran is going to stage the highest number of overseas polling booths in the United States, totaling 55, according to the deputy foreign minister for consular, parliamentary, and Iranian expatriates’ affairs.

  • سفر حسن روحانی به خوزستان 2017-05-18 12:03

    Rouhani: Right decision means peace

    TEHRAN – On Wednesday afternoon presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani addressed tens of thousands of his fans in Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi province.

  • Mirsalim 2017-05-18 12:03

    Qalibaf’s withdrawal empowers JAMNA: Mirsalim

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf’s withdrawal from presidential candidacy served to empower the Popular Front of Islamic Revolution Forces (called JAMNA in Persian acronym), presidential candidate Mostafa Mirsalim said on Wednesday.

  • French carmakers 2017-05-17 19:52

    French carmakers rushing into Iran’s market in rivals’ absence

    TEHRAN- French carmakers are rushing into Iranian market in the absence of rivals.

  • A man fills his sacks with damask roses he picks on the outskirts of Kashan May 3, 2017. 2017-05-17 19:52

    Rosewater festivals take center stage in central Iran

    TEHRAN - Each spring rosewater distillation ceremonies, known as Golab-giri, take center stage in central Iran, drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the city of Kashan and its neighboring towns and villages from early May to mid-June.

  • presidential election 2017-05-17 19:05

    By Mostafa Mousavi Sabet

    Iranian presidential candidates comment on cultural issues   

    TEHRAN – The second round of the three presidential debates broadcast from the state-run Iranian television was dedicated to cultural issues.

  • An undated photo shows foreign travelers at Tavasolian eco-lodge in Natanz, Ishafan province 2017-05-17 18:06

    Tourism body pushes for quality as eco-lodges thriving across Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization is stepping up efforts to improve the quality of countrywide eco-lodges that have been on the rise over the past couple of years.

  • Mirsalim 2017-05-17 15:15

    Economic system needs improvement: Mirsalim

    TEHRAN – Presidential candidate Mostafa Mirsalim has said there are ails in different sectors of Iran’s economic system, which need to be treated for the economy to thrive.

  • Hassan Rouhani 2017-05-17 15:15

    ‘Rouhani, you are miles away from revolution days’

    TEHRAN – A member of the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council in an open letter to President Hassan Rouhani, who is currently candidate in the May 19 election, chastised him and urged him to redo his deeds and “apologize to the nation”.

  • روحاني 2017-05-17 15:15

    Rouhani says channeled resources to domestic producers

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday traveled to Zanjan as a presidential candidate in the May 19 election, where he talked to his fans about his contributions to economy.

  • Raisi: Candidates should have plans to resolve problems 2017-05-17 15:15

    Raisi: We know the way out of unemployment

    TEHRAN – “We know the way out of unemployment,” presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi told his fans at Tehran’s Imam Khomeyni Musalla on Tuesday.

  • جهانگیری 2017-05-17 08:34

    Future government to have no red lines: Jahangiri

    TEHRAN – Presidential candidate Eshaq Jahangiri has said the future government will “surely be anti-corruption and have no red line.”

  • سفر محمدباقر قالیباف به رشت 2017-05-17 08:34

    JAMNA thanks Qalibaf for quitting race in favor Raisi

    TEHRAN – The Popular Front of Islamic Revolution Forces, aka JAMNA, in an announcement on Tuesday thanked Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf for stepping down from the presidential race in favor of Ebrahim Raisi, Mehr reported.

  • Kerry, security experts team up to defend Iran deal from Trump 2017-05-17 08:31

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Kerry, security experts team up to defend Iran deal from Trump

    TEHRAN – Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry along with other top security experts have come to defend the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the JCPOA, from the country’s hardline President Donald Trump.

  • Sean Spicer 2017-05-16 20:52

    By Ali Kushki

    White House ‘open’ to working with Russia, Iran on Syria 

    TEHRAN – Indicating a possible shift in U.S. policy on the war in Syria, the White House announced on Monday it is “open” to team up with Russia and Iran on a solution to end the crisis in Syria. 

  • دیدارهای امروز محمدجواد ظریف 2017-05-16 20:47

    Iran's Zarif says talks to lift non-nuclear sanctions possible

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said it is possible to hold talk with the U.S. on removing the non-nuclear sanctions, however Washington must first prove its commitment to the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • سفر سید مصطفی آقامیرسلیم به کرمان 2017-05-16 10:01

    Current officials had even tied ‘drinking water’ to sanctions: Mirsalim

    TEHRAN – “It is a real pity that they had even tied drinking water to sanctions,” presidential contender Mostafa Mirsalim said on Monday in an open reference to President Rouhani and his inner circle. 

  • هاشمی طبا 2017-05-16 10:01

    Hashemi Taba issues announcement

    TEHRAN – Presidential candidate Mostafa Hashemi Taba on Monday issued an announcement in which he expounded the policies of principlists, the Rouhani administration, and his own.

  • علی پور علی مطلق 2017-05-16 09:57

    ‘Campaigning ends on Thursday morning’

    TEHRAN – Presidential hopefuls and city council candidates can continue their campaigns to 8:00 in the morning of Thursday and then they will have to stop it according to the law, the secretary of the state elections headquarters said on Monday.

  • سفر حجت‌الاسلام سید ابراهیم رئیسی به شیراز 2017-05-16 09:49

    ‘Cashing JCPOA check’ will need revolutionary government: Raisi

    TEHRAN – Speaking to his supports in Yasuj on Monday, presidential hopeful Ebrahim Raisi criticized the incumbent government for having adopted voluntary actions in implementing the nuclear deal before having the other side “cash the check,” IRIB reported.

  • People visit a majestic capital of a column from Persepolis, the ceremonial capital city of the Persian Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550-330 BC), at the National Museum of Iran. 2017-05-16 09:07

    Iranian museums to offer free admission on May 18

    TEHRAN – Entry will be free to countrywide museums on May 18, which marks the International Museum Day.

  • Putin 2017-05-15 21:02

    EAEU, Iran agree on consultation co-op: Putin

    TEHRAN- Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Iran have agreed to launch consultation cooperation, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.

  • CHTHO Deputy Director Mohammad-Hassan Talebian in an undated photo 2017-05-15 20:58

    Iran allots $2.4m to restore overseas cultural heritage sites

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization has allocated 90 billion rials (around $2.4 million) to conserve some of its cultural heritage sites that are scattered across the globe.

  • Sunny, a seven-story cruise ship, makes its maiden voyage from Kish to Qeshm, two resort islands in the Persian Gulf, May 14, 2017. 2017-05-15 18:18

    Southern coasts to tap Iran maritime tourism potential

    TEHRAN – Iran aims to take advantage of southern coasts to make the best use of its maritime tourism potential by means of developing hospitality infrastructures, diversifying sea routes, and drawing private sector investors.

  • Kermanshah, a cradle of civilization 2017-05-15 15:49

    Kermanshah, a cradle of civilization

    A photo collection depicts several natural landscapes, historical places, tourism attractions and museums that are scattered across Kermanshah and its surroundings in western Iran, May 12, 2017. The city is a cradle of civilization due to its antiquity, rich culture and Neolithic sites that yielded rich collections of stone tools and fossil bones. Proximity to the Achaemanid and Sassanid bas-relief carvings of Bisotun and Taq-e-Bustan is amongst other tourist drawcards for the city.Tehran Times/ Leila Qodrat-Elahifard

  • Behrouz Beik Alizadeh 2017-05-15 09:27

    Beik Alizadeh appointed Iran’s new OPEC envoy

    TEHRAN- Behrouz Beik Alizadeh was appointed as Iran’s new representative at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Shana reported on Sunday.

  • Iran inaugurates 46th nature school 2017-05-15 09:22

    Iran inaugurates 46th nature school

    TEHRAN — The 46th nature school across Iran was inaugurated in the city of Sanandaj, western province of Kordestan, on Saturday.

  • baeedinejad 2017-05-14 20:38

    Envoy: 11 polling stations for Iranians in Britain

    TEHRAN – Iranians living in Britain can cast ballots at eleven polling stations on Monday to have their voice in the 12th presidential election of the country, Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeedinejad said on Sunday.

  • بهرام قاسمی سخنگوی وزارت امور خارجه 2017-05-14 20:28

    By Ali Kushki 

    Iran urges coordination with Kabul to restore peace  

    TEHRAN – Any efforts by foreign actors to establish contacts with various consequential groups in the embattled Afghanistan should be coordinated with its central government, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has said.