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  • pompeo 2018-09-17 21:13

    ‘Pompeo should thank Kerry for maintaining back channel to Zarif’

    TEHRAN - Former Deputy Director of the CIA John McLaughlin has said that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo should thank John Kerry, former secretary of state, for maintaining back channel to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

  • Netanyahu acts like beggar: Iran’s Velayati 2018-09-17 21:09

    Velayati: Russia, China are Iran’s major economic and political partners 

    TEHRAN – Senior Iranian politician Ali Akbar Velayati has provided an analysis of the Islamic Republic’s policy of orientation towards the East, saying Russia and China are Iran’s major political and economic partners in countering the U.S. hegemony, Tasnim reported.

  • Pang Sen 2018-09-17 21:09

    Chinese envoy: We support JCPOA 

    TEHRAN – China’s ambassador to Tehran says his country will support the Iran nuclear deal, aka the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Vienna prison 2018-09-16 21:48

    Austria: Six men, Iranian included, attempt suicide in face of deportation

    TEHRAN - Six men who were scheduled to be deported from Austria were brought to local hospitals in critical condition late on Friday night after apparently setting fire to their cells in a Vienna detention center. 

  • Some governors will be replaced: Rahmani Fazli 2018-09-16 21:26

    Some governors will be replaced: Rahmani Fazli

    TEHRAN – Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on Sunday that a number of governors will be replaced in line with the plan to ban employment of the retirees.

  • Twitter has blocked Iranian accounts, Zarif protests 2018-09-16 21:25

    Twitter has blocked Iranian accounts, Zarif protests

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Twitter has blocked the accounts of “real Iranians” but overlooks the “regime change” propaganda against the Islamic Republic.

  • retired 2018-09-16 00:25

    Time to say goodbye to retired managers

    TEHRAN – The plan to ban employment of the retired managers is scheduled to be implemented in two months.

  • kharrazi 2018-09-16 00:08

    Europe should safeguard Iran’s rights: Kharrazi

    TEHRAN - Kamal Kharrazi, head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, said on Saturday that Europe’s package to save the 2015 nuclear deal should safeguard Iran’s rights.

  • Kerry advises Trump to read his book to learn about nuclear deal 2018-09-15 20:29

    Kerry advises Trump to read his book to learn about nuclear deal

    TEHRAN – Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday advised President Donald Trump to read his new book in order to “learn something” about the nuclear deal, which was struck between Iran and six world powers in July 2015.

  • John Bolton 2018-09-15 10:38

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Bolton attack on ICC: A legal suicide by U.S.

    On Sept. 10, John Bolton, the national security advisor to Donald Trump, made a harsh attack against the International Court of Justice (ICC), calling it “illegitimate” and a body that it is “dead” for the U.S.

  • Gharibabadi 2018-09-15 02:01

    Tehran says U.S. must stop breaking international law

    TEHRAN – The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said the Islamic Republic expects the international community to force the U.S. to put an end to its practice of violating international rights.

  • Treasury secretary ‘resisting’ Trump’s Iran strategy: Post 2018-09-14 21:13

    Treasury secretary ‘resisting’ Trump’s Iran strategy: Post

    TEHRAN – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is “resisting” President Donald Trump’s maximum-pressure strategy on Iran by neglecting to give the president a document he requested several weeks ago, said Josh Rogin in a Washington Post column on Thursday.

  • Diplomat: JCPOA to die if others bow to U.S. pressure 2018-09-14 21:11

    Diplomat: JCPOA to die if others bow to U.S. pressure

    TEHRAN – The new Iranian ambassador to Japan said on Wednesday that the 2015 nuclear deal will die if other countries bow to U.S. pressure, urging Japan, China, Russia and the European Union to take essential steps to save the deal, officially referred to as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • mogherini 2018-09-13 10:43

    By staff and agency

    EU to continue defending nuclear deal: Mogherini

    The European Union will continue to defend the 2015 nuclear deal, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday.

  • Ambassador: Consulate attack won’t affect Iran-Iraq ‘strategic’ ties 2018-09-12 20:57

    Ambassador: Consulate attack won’t affect Iran-Iraq ‘strategic’ ties

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador in Baghdad Iraj Masjedi has said that the attack against Iran’s consulate in Iraq’s Basra will not affect the “strategic” and “friendly” relations between the two countries.

  • Defense minister urges closer ties with Pakistan 2018-09-12 20:56

    Defense minister urges closer ties with Pakistan

    TEHRAN – Defense Minister Amir Hatami on Wednesday called for closer defense cooperation with Pakistan, expressing the hope that during the rule of the new Pakistani prime minister Iran and Pakistan would be able to make up for the past shortcomings in ties, Mehr reported.

  • Ahmadinejad aides sentenced to jail 2018-09-12 19:58

    Ahmadinejad aides sentenced to jail

    TEHRAN – Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei and Ali Akbar Javanfekr, two aides of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have received prison sentences, the Judiciary announced on Wednesday.

  • Close co-op with Afghanistan necessary to fight terror: Araqchi 2018-09-12 10:04

    Close co-op with Afghanistan necessary to fight terror: Araqchi

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi on Tuesday underlined the necessity of close cooperation with Afghanistan in the war on terrorism, saying Tehran attaches great importance to the stability and security of its neighbors.

  • baqeri 2018-09-11 20:51

    Iran will not sit silent if enemies continue hatching plots, General Baqeri warns

    Military chief: Missile attack on terrorists shows accuracy and strategy

    TEHRAN - Armed Forces Chief of Staff Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said on Tuesday that Iran’s armed forces will not sit silent if enemies continue hatching plots.

  • Iran favors dialogue, but not under sanctions: Jahangiri 2018-09-11 20:45

    Iran favors dialogue, but not under sanctions: Jahangiri

    TEHRAN – Although Iran is in favor of dialogue, it will never agree to enter talks with the U.S. after the imposition of cruel sanctions, Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Tuesday.

  • Iran consulate in Basra resumes work in new building 2018-09-11 20:44

    Iran consulate in Basra resumes work in new building

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Tuesday that the Iranian consulate in Basra has resumed its work in a new building after the old building was set ablaze in a raid.

  • U.S. Action Group dreaming of re-enacting 1953 coup: Zarif 2018-09-11 17:11

    Zarif slams ‘rogue U.S. regime’ for threatening ICC

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday slammed the “rogue U.S. regime” for threatening to impose sanctions on the International Criminal Court (ICC) and prosecuting its judges.

  • Expert: Trump’s better nuclear deal is an ‘illusion’ 2018-09-11 09:53

    Expert: Trump’s better nuclear deal is an ‘illusion’

    Kelsey Davenport says Trump is bent on fulfilling ‘irresponsible’ campaign promise on the nuclear deal

    TEHRAN – President Donald Trump is doing his utmost to fulfill his “irresponsible” campaign promise on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, irrespective of situation and outcomes, the director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control Association has said, IRNA said on Monday.

  • شیبانی 2018-09-10 20:48

    Iran’s priority is to minimize human casualty in Idlib

    TEHRAN - It is Iran’s priority to minimize human casualties in Idlib, a former Iranian envoy to Syria has said.

  • Shamkhani 2018-09-10 20:39

    Sanctions should turn into opportunity, Shamkhani says

    TEHRAN - Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said on Monday that sanctions should be turned into opportunities by tapping domestic capacities.

  • یوکیا آمانو 2018-09-10 20:37

    IAEA reaffirms Iran’s compliance to nuclear deal

    TEHRAN – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday renewed its assurances that the Islamic Republic of Iran stays compliant to the 2015 nuclear deal - aka Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – that is backed the UN Security Council Resolution 2231. 

  • Araqchi Ryabkov 2018-09-10 20:33

    Tehran, Moscow confer on nuclear deal

    TEHRAN – In a meeting in Tehran on Monday, high-ranking Iranian and Russian officials discussed issues related to the 2015 nuclear deal and ways to keep the internationally-backed agreement alive.

  • John Kerry 2018-09-09 20:16

    Trump’s JCPOA exit very ‘dangerous, ill-advised’: Kerry

    TEHRAN – Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was a very “dangerous” and “ill-advised” move which works against American interests.

  • qassemi 2018-09-09 20:11

    Tehran rejects Bahrain’s claim on Iranian nationals’ illegal entry

    A spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry on Sunday dismissed claims by the Bahraini security agency that it had arrested 14 Iranian nationals for illegal entry with fake Asian passports, stressing that Tehran has been provided with no documents in this regard.

  • ejei 2018-09-09 20:06

    Ex-CBI chief under investigation over corruption case: Judiciary

    The Iranian Judiciary is investigating the former governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) over recent economic corruption cases, the Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei announced.