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  • zarif 2017-11-20 09:12

    Iran’s Zarif renews call for ending war on Yemen

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres insisting it is essential to end the war on Yemen.

  • br 2017-11-20 08:54

    U.S. Congressman: A Saudi war against Iran would be ‘utter folly’

    Ro Khanna, a senior legislator at the U.S. Congress, has warned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that launching a direct war against Iran would be an “utter folly”.

  • Larijani visits quake-hit Kermanshah province 2017-11-20 08:29

    Larijani visits quake-hit Kermanshah province

    TEHRAN – Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani visited the western province of Kermanshah on Sunday to closely watch the quake-hit regions and express sympathy with the families who lost loved ones in the devastating earthquake.

  • lebanon 2017-11-20 08:27

    Lebanon FM refuses to attend Arab summit on Iran

    TEHRAN - Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil refused to attend an emergency Arab League summit on Sunday which was requested by Saudi Arabia to discuss “confronting” Iran and Hezbollah, a Lebanese Foreign Ministry source told the French news agency.

  • Velayati advises France against meddling in Iran’s affairs 2017-11-19 20:23

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Velayati advises France against meddling in Iran’s affairs

    TEHRAN – Ali Akbar Velayati, a top advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has advised France against meddling in Iran’s internal affairs, particularly its missile program. 

  • Javad Zarif, Sergei Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu 2017-11-19 20:21

    Iran, Russia, Turkey agree on key Syrian issues

    TEHRAN – Iran, Russia and Turkey, the three power brokers in Syria, on Sunday succeeded to reach an agreement on “all the key issues” to bring an end to the nearly seven years of war in Syria.

  • intercept 2017-11-19 20:20

    By staff and agency

    UN reveals no missiles sent to Yemen by Iran

    A panel appointed by the UN Security Council sent a confidential letter to diplomats on November 10 questioning evidence presented by the Saudi-led coalition that the missile fired on November 4 was connected to Iran.

  • un 2017-11-19 20:14

    Takfiri ideology is Saudi born, Iran insists

    An Iranian diplomat to the United Nation on Friday insisted on Tehran’s long-held belief that Takfiri ideologies are Saudi born that cannot be underestimated.

  • محمود منشی پوری 2017-11-19 11:43

    By Mahmood Monshipouri (Prof. of San Francisco State University and the University of California, Berkeley)

    Dangers of cold war between Riyadh and Tehran

    Saudi Arabia's frustrating and catastrophic entanglements in Yemen have spilled over into Lebanon, where the young Saudi prince Mohamed Bin Salam seems fixated on encouraging the Israeli invasion of Lebanon to eradicate Hezbollah’s influence in that country and the region more generally.  It is not unreasonable to assume that this troubling situation is a direct consequence of the encouragement that the Trump administration has in fact given the Saudis. In the wake of the tense political climate in the region, several questions come to mind.  Could all this be related to the US withdrawal from the region?  Does this withdrawal signal a US return to an off-shore balancing strategy, in which the United States provides the necessary military wherewithal to its allies in the region to counter Iran? Is the new leadership in Saudi Arabia emboldened by such a strategy?  

  • Hossein Askari 2017-11-19 11:29

    By Hossein Askari (George Washington University professor)

    Islamic development bank (IDB) — another Saudi stooge

    Saudi discrimination against everything Iranian and Shia is so broad that it has even appeared in my own life. Am I upset? Yes, but more importantly I feel sad for the Middle East and for all Muslims. If I feel upset over something inconsequential, imagine how Shia Muslims feel in Saudi Arabia, in Bahrain and in Yemen as they face Saudi oppression or bombs day in and day out with the Trump administration’s blessing. Sometimes personal experiences shine a ray of light on issues that experts may miss. 

  • Russian, Iranian, Turkish foreign ministers to discuss Syria soon 2017-11-16 11:35

    Russian, Iranian, Turkish foreign ministers to discuss Syria soon

    TEHRAN – The Russian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers will hold contacts soon on how to settle the Syrian conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced on Wednesday.

  • U.S. Congress moves bill threatening Iran nuclear deal 2017-11-16 11:34

    U.S. Congress moves bill threatening Iran nuclear deal

    The U.S. Congress has taken another measure that make it more difficult for Iran to purchase commercial aircraft from firms that do business in the United States.

  • Advisor urges closer parliamentary ties with Turkey 2017-11-16 11:33

    Advisor urges closer parliamentary ties with Turkey

    TEHRAN – Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian parliament speaker, met on Tuesday with Turkey’s ambassador to Tehran to discuss expansion of parliamentary relations and closer coordination between the two neighbors.

  • Netanyahu vows to act alone against Iran if given no choice 2017-11-16 11:33

    Netanyahu vows to act alone against Iran if given no choice

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Tuesday to act alone against Iran if given no choice, in order to stop what he called “Iran’s aggression” and “its pursuit of nuclear weapons.”

  • Rouhani scheduled to visit Austria soon 2017-11-16 11:32

    Rouhani scheduled to visit Austria soon

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani is slated to visit Austria in the near future in a bid to boost bilateral relations between the two countries, the Austrian ambassador to Tehran said on Tuesday.   

  • Iranian deputy FM meets Syria’s Assad 2017-11-16 11:31

    Iranian deputy FM meets Syria’s Assad

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari met on Wednesday with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus to discuss ties, Fars news agency reported.

  • Closer Tehran-Moscow ties to benefit region: Zarif 2017-11-16 11:30

    Closer Tehran-Moscow ties to benefit region: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday called for expansion of cooperation in different fields between Tehran and Moscow, saying closer ties would benefit security in the region, Tasnim reported.

  • محمدجواد ظریف 2017-11-16 11:29

    Iran, U.S. have issued $60b rulings against each other: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, announced on Wednesday that Iran and the United States have each issued court rulings against the opposite party for a sum of $60 billion.

  • araqchi 2017-11-16 11:28

    Iran: JCPOA becoming part of non-proliferation regime

    TEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday that the 2015 nuclear deal is the “only” experience to settle a “complicated crisis” through dialogue, noting it “has become part of the non-proliferation regime”.

  • بهرام قاسمی 2017-11-16 11:14

    Iran calls UN’s human rights resolution ‘refutable’

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has denounced a recent UN human rights resolution against the Islamic Republic as “refutable and unacceptable”.

  • leader 2017-11-16 11:12

    Leader pushes for easing woes of quake-hit citizens in Kermanshah

    TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday appreciated officials for visiting the quake-hit regions in Kermanshah province, urging serious efforts to ease the sufferings of the affected people especially those who have lost loved ones.

  • un 2017-11-16 11:09

    ‘Saudi partnership in fight on terrorism is mockery of humanity’

    Saudis kill more children in Yemen than terrorists, Iran says

    Iran’s deputy permanent representative to the UN has said that Saudi Arabia is killing more children in Yemen than “Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Nusrah put together around the globe”.

  •  Riyadh begged Tel Aviv to bomb Lebanon: Rouhani 2017-11-15 20:26

    Riyadh begged Tel Aviv to bomb Lebanon: Rouhani

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has slammed Riyadh’s interference in Lebanon, saying it is “shameful” for a Muslim country to “beg” the Israeli regime to carry out military strikes against the Lebanese nation.

  • amano 2017-11-15 14:18

    By staff and agency

    Amano: IAEA has access to all locations it needs in Iran

    Yukiya Amano, chief of the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency, said on Tuesday that commitments undertaken by Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal are being implemented and the IAEA has so far had access to all locations it has needed to visit in the country.

  • حسين موسويان 2017-11-15 11:45

    Iran will never compromise on its missile deterrence: Princeton researcher

    TEHRAN – Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian nuclear negotiator who is currently a researcher at Princeton University, has said that Tehran will never negotiate over its missile defense capability as the country is susceptible to military threats by Israel and the United States.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2017-11-15 10:04

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Democrats' Confrontation with Iran Missiles

    TEHRAN _ While the "Democrat-Republican" dilemma still challenges the minds of some domestic intellectuals and they are still sorry for the failure of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, the American parties have begun a total and complete confrontation against the JCPOA. The law called   “Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act”   was recently approved by the House of Representatives in May 1698. The vote was 423 to two.

  • Three ministers appointed to Supreme Council of Spatial Planning 2017-11-15 09:20

    Three ministers appointed to Supreme Council of Spatial Planning

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has appointed three new members to the country’s Supreme Council of Spatial Planning, Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  •  IRGC transfers biggest portable field hospital to Kermanshah 2017-11-15 09:19

    IRGC transfers biggest portable field hospital to Kermanshah

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has moved Iran’s biggest portable field hospital to the western province of Kermanshah in order to treat those who sustained injuries in Sunday’s 7.3-magnitude earthquake.

  • Zarif honors global aid offers for quake victims 2017-11-15 09:17

    Zarif honors global aid offers for quake victims

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed gratitude for global expressions of sympathy and offers of assistance in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake in western Iran that killed hundreds of people, left thousands injured, and tens of thousands homeless.

  • Senior MP meets Ukrainian foreign minister 2017-11-15 09:16

    Senior MP meets Ukrainian foreign minister

    TEHRAN – Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, met on Tuesday with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin to discuss bilateral ties.