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  • Iran not looking for anyone’s smile to boost defense power: military chief Today 20:22

    Iran not looking for anyone’s smile to boost defense power: military chief

    TEHRAN – Iran’s military chief said on Wednesday that the Armed Forces are prepared more than any other time to defend the country against foreign threats, asserting that Iran doesn’t need anyone’s “smile” or go-ahead with its plans to boost defense power, ISNA reported.

  • دیدار معاون سیاسی وزارت دفاع ملی افغانستان با امیر سرتیپ حاتمی وزیر دفاع ایران
Today 20:21

    No toleration for cap on Iran’s missile power: Hatami

    TEHRAN – Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Wednesday that Iran would never compromise on its missile power, reiterating Tehran’s long held position that Iran’s missile power is of defensive nature, Fars reported.

  • Stefan Scholz, Vienna’s ambassador to Tehran Today 17:14

    ‘There is room for improving water resources by adopting smart regulations, technologies’

    TEHRAN — “We all know Iran faces water shortages, however, we still see there is lots of room for improving the present resources by adopting smart regulations and smart technologies for strengthening water resilience,” Stefan Scholz, Vienna’s ambassador to Tehran has said.

  • Mike Pompeo Today 16:28

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Iran's 12 preconditions for negotiating with U.S.

    TEHRAN - Reaffirming the withdrawal of Trump's government from the nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently put forward conditions for concluding a "new agreement" with Iran at the Heritage Foundation.

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank, in Washington, Monday, May 21, 2018. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Today 16:24

    Pompeo’s demands ‘are completely divorced from reality’: Washington Post

    In a commentary on Tuesday the Washington Post said the new U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s demands from Iran “are completely divorced from reality”.

  • ‘Sadrist Movement has stable relations with Iran’ Today 08:21

    ‘Sadrist Movement has stable relations with Iran’

    TEHRAN – Dhia al-Asadi, head of the political bureau of the Sadrist Movement, has said that the movement has stable relations with Iran.

  • JCPOA talks ‘historic test’ for Europe: MP Today 06:53

    JCPOA talks ‘historic test’ for Europe: MP

    TEHRAN – Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee chief Alaeddin Boroujerdi has said that talks with the European Union over the fate of the nuclear agreement (JCPOA) is an “important historical test” for the 28-nation bloc.

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever Yesterday 21:35

    10 cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever reported in Iran

    TEHRAN — Ten cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever have been reported since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), director of the Health Ministry’s communicable diseases control department has said.

  • A waterfall in western province of Lorestan surrounded by Judas-trees/ Photo by Farzad Dehqani Yesterday 18:38

    Intl. Day for Biological Diversity: Celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity

    TEHRAN — UN Secretary-General António Guterres has issued a message saying that the rich variety of life on Earth is essential for the welfare and prosperity of people today and for generations to come.

  • Hamid Baeidinejad Yesterday 15:29

    Iran ‘united’ in defying new U.S. policy: envoy

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad has denounced the recent anti-Iran remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying Iran is “united” in countering the new policy adopted by the Trump administration.

  •  people visit the centuries-old ruins of a Portuguese sea fort on Hormuz Island, southern Iran. Yesterday 15:14

    Portuguese fort soaked in silence, history

    For visitors to a medieval sea fort on Hormuz Island it is not hard to vividly imagine the hustle and bustle of Portuguese military forces who once occupied the southern Iranian island in the early 16th and early 17th centuries.

  • Trump - Macron Yesterday 15:05

    By Marzieh Salehi

    Trump's deceiving Macron once again

    TEHRAN - While the Islamic Republic of Iran and the European troika held talks on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and how to provide solid assurances by the European Union to maintain the nuclear deal, French President Emanuel Macron once again raised the issue of "changing the JCPOA".

  • CHHTO breaks ground on anthropology museum Yesterday 11:18

    CHHTO breaks ground on anthropology museum

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization on Sunday broke ground on an archeology and anthropology museum in the city of Masal, northern Gilan province.

  • Rugs dedicated to FIFA World Cup unveiled Yesterday 11:17

    Rugs dedicated to FIFA World Cup unveiled

    TEHRAN – Seven rolls of handwoven rugs dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup were unveiled during a ceremony, which was held in the northwestern city of Tabriz on Saturday.

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank, in Washington, Monday, May 21, 2018. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) 2018-05-21 22:40

    Was it plan B or declaration of war by Pompeo?!!!

    TEHRAN - After Trump announced U.S. pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA) on May 8, his new secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Monday set out Washington’s plan B which looked more like a declaration of war rather that a new roadmap.

  • Oragan donation 2018-05-21 11:19

    3 million Iranians have organ donor cards

    TEHRAN — Some three million Iranians have organ donor cards and some 10 percent have signed online consent forms for organ donation, Farahnaz Sadeq-Beigi, head of organ procurement program in Masih Daneshvari Hospital, a national research institute for tuberculosis and lung diseases, has said.

  • A school boy in Tehran is wearing a face mask to protect himself against air pollution 2018-05-21 11:05

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    The challenge of setting a school start date

    TEHRAN — While the current school year is still underway and students are preparing themselves for final exams Education Ministry is dealing with a not very new issue: altering school calendar for the next school year.

  • Mahmood Monshipouri 2018-05-21 10:44

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    U.S. withdrawal from nuclear deal: Unsettling implications

    The U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal between Iran and the leading world powers, which has lifted sanctions in exchange for verifiable limits on Iran’s nuclear program, has created a whole host of problems, not just for Iran but for the European Union (EU) member states.

  • ‘Iran should take the initiative in promoting regional peace’ 2018-05-21 07:41

    ‘Iran should take the initiative in promoting regional peace’

    TEHRAN – A former Iranian diplomat believes that in the aftermath of the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear accord, Iran should take the initiative to help resolve regional crises.

  • Leader donates 400 million tomans to free prisoners 2018-05-21 05:10

    Leader donates 400 million tomans to free prisoners

    TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has donated 400 million tomans to help release prisoners of unintentional crimes who are under the patronage of the Diya Organization (Blood Money Organization).

  • Iran on top agenda during Merkel visit to China 2018-05-21 04:51

    Iran on top agenda during Merkel visit to China

    TEHRAN – China will try to maximize cooperation with Germany to form a united front against the United States’ news moves against Iran when German Chancellor Angela Merkel goes to Beijing this week, observers said.

  • Nomads armed to protect borders 2018-05-21 03:40

    Nomads armed to protect borders

    TEHRAN – Nosratollah Seif, commander of the Nomad Basij Organization, says his organization has recruited, organized and armed thousands of nomads as part of a plan to protect borders.

  • 2.7 tons of drugs seized in Sistan-Baluchestan 2018-05-21 02:21

    2.7 tons of drugs seized in Sistan-Baluchestan

    TEHRAN – About 2,757 kilograms of narcotics have been seized and five drug dealers arrested in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Economist: Iran should use euro instead of dollar 2018-05-20 20:17

    Economist: Iran should use euro instead of dollar

    TEHRAN – Iranian-German economist Mohssen Massarrat has said Iran should use the euro and maybe the yuan instead of the U.S. dollar in its transactions to hurt the U.S. economy.

  • e3 2018-05-20 20:11

    EU sources deny report of proposed new nuclear deal with financial aid for Iran

    Three European Union sources have denied that diplomats meeting in Vienna on Friday to salvage the imperiled Iranian nuclear deal after Washington withdrew will discuss offering Iran financial aid in exchange for concessions.

  • Marine Le Pen 2018-05-20 11:06

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Le Pen slams Macron over JCPOA

    Although the President of the French National Front, “Marine Le Pen” has seriously slammed French President Emmanuel Macron for his approach towards the nuclear deal, the criticism has been censored in French media! In other words, only a few French news sources has reflected Le Pen’s words, while others simply ignored them.

  • Tehran subway 2018-05-20 10:47

    Tehran subway short of 10,000 cars: councilor

    TEHRAN — Tehran subway is short of some 10,000 cars in order to be fully operational, councilor Mohammad Alikhani has said.

  • Marlik collection finds way home after five decades 2018-05-20 10:31

    Marlik collection finds way home after five decades

    Photos depict magnificent Marlik collection being on display at the Rasht Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, northern Iran, May 19, 2018.

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif signs the Paris Agreement on climate change during a ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York, April 22, 2016. (AFP) 2018-05-20 10:23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Is Iran pulling out of Paris Agreement?

    TEHRAN — While the cabinet of ministers and the Majlis (parliament) have approved the Paris Climate Agreement, the Guardian Council, that constitutionally holds veto power over all legislations approved by the Majlis, has not ratified the deal.

  • سفیر ترکیه 2018-05-20 06:34

    Turkey sees no reason for U.S. exit from Iran deal

    TEHRAN – Turkey doesn’t see any reason why the U.S. has withdrawn from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), since Iran was standing by its commitments in the agreement, the ambassador of Turkey to Iran has said.