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  • Meeting Yesterday 21:48

    Zarif holds talks in Azerbaijan

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku on Sunday evening in the first leg of his tour of the Caucasus and Turkey, held meetings on Monday with the leaders of the Republic of Azerbaijan, including President Ilham Aliyev and Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov.

  • Javani Yesterday 18:11

    Maximum pressure policy is a failed policy, Javani says

    TEHRAN - Brigadier General Yadollah Javani, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Deputy Commander for Political Affairs, has said the Iranian nation’s resistance, the Leader’s guidelines and the country’s military power “have worked well to defeat the U.S. maximum pressure policy against Iran,” Fars reported on Monday.

  • kourosh Ahmadi Yesterday 15:06

    There is will by both U.S. and Iran to return to JCPOA

    ‘U.S. must really and logically take the first step to return to the JCPOA’

    TEHRAN- Kourosh Ahmadi, an international relations expert, says if there is political will by both the United States and Iran to return to the nuclear deal and therefore it is not difficult to revive the JCPOA.

  • Hassan Beheshtipour Yesterday 10:54

    Biden can lift economic sanctions through executive orders, expert says

    TEHRAN- Hassan Beheshtipour, an international relations expert, says new U.S. President Joe Biden has the power to lift the sanctions that were imposed against Iran through executive order.

  • Ambassador 2021-01-24 21:54

    Iran’s ambassador submits credentials to Libyan Presidential Council chief

    TEHRAN – Accredited Ambassador of Iran to Libya Mohammadreza Ra’ouf Sheybani on Saturday submitted his letter of credence to the head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj.

  • Jalil Rahimi Jahanabadi 2021-01-24 18:18

    MP: Iran should not let Tel Aviv, Riyadh to aggravate Iran’s ties with the West

    TEHRAN - Jalil Rahimi Jahanabadi, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Parliament, suggest all “should support the government to manage tensions and challenges between Iran and the West and not allow Israel and some rival countries in the region, such as Saudi Arabia, to aggravate the situation.”

  • Ghalibaf 2021-01-23 10:19

    Iran says terror acts aimed to provide pretext for foreign presence in Iraq

    Iranian parliament speaker sympathizes with Iraqis

    TEHRAN– Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the speaker of Iran’s Parliament, on Thursday denounced the terror attacks in Baghdad which killed and wounded a number of civilians.

  • Ashton, Hagel 2021-01-23 09:59

    Iran tasting ‘victory’ in resisting Trump, won't succumb to more maximum pressure: Ashton, Hagel

    A return to the Iran nuclear deal is the necessary first step

    TEHRAN – Former European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who led nuclear negotiations with Iran before Federica Mogherini, and former U.S. defense secretary Chuck Hagel believe it is a “flawed” idea to imagine that building on Donald Trump’s maximum pressure campaign will make Tehran give more concessions, noting Iran that has tasted “victory” in resisting Trump, “will not succumb to more maximum pressure.”

  • Zarif 2021-01-22 22:00

    U.S. blocking Iran’s payment of overdue UN membership fees, Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Iran has allocated funds for the payment of its dues to the UN but the United States prevented Iran from paying the money, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday.

  • Josep Borrell 2021-01-20 21:45

    EU’s Borrell hopeful to see revival of JCPOA

    TEHRAN – European Union foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell has sharply criticized the Trump administration for the U.S withdrawal from the JCPOA and insists it is necessary the new U.S. President Joe Biden rejoin the deal as soon as possible.

  • Zarif 2021-01-20 21:37

    Iran’s missile program not subject to negotiation, Zarif says

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday called the JCPOA a “strong agreement” which has been approved unanimously by the United Nations Security Council.

  • Rouhani 2021-01-20 21:17

    Trump died while JCPOA still alive: Rouhani

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the outgoing U.S. president, Donald Trump, who withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in 2018, died while the deal is still alive.

  • Ravanchi 2021-01-19 21:51

    U.S. must unconditionally lift all sanctions, Iran insists

    TEHRAN – Iran will not renegotiate the 2015 nuclear deal and that the U.S. must lift all sanctions it imposed on Iran since 2018, Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, said in an interview with ISNA on Tuesday.

  • Syria 2021-01-19 21:50

    Syria strongly denies reports of Israeli-Syrian meeting

    TEHRAN – Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has responded to press reports about an alleged meeting between high-ranking Syrian and Israeli officials at the Russian military base in Hmeimim.

  • military drill 2021-01-19 19:15

    Army Special Forces hold maneuvers on Makran coasts

    TEHRAN - Iranian Army Ground Force conducted a drill codenamed “Authority 99” on Makran coasts on Tuesday. It involved Special Forces.

  • Ali Rabiei 2021-01-19 18:59

    Iran: We haven’t received any messages from the Biden team

    TEHRAN – Ali Rabiei, the Iranian government spokesman, said on Tuesday that Tehran’s position over a possible return of the Biden administration to the JCPOA has been uttered repeatedly by Iranian officials.

  • FM 2021-01-19 17:49

    Qatar urges Arab states to start talks with Iran

    TEHRAN – Qatar has called on the Persian Gulf’s Arab states to seize on the momentum of reconciliation drive in the region and patch up their differences with Iran.

  • Ship 2021-01-18 22:22

    South Korea moves anti-piracy unit away from Strait of Hormuz

    TEHRAN – In a bid to calm tensions with Iran, South Korea has decided to move its anti-piracy naval unit operating near the strategic Strait of Hormuz away from the waterway, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported on Monday.

  • Macron 2021-01-18 22:19

    Trumpism behind French face

    TEHRAN – In an abrupt reversal of its Iran policy, France has struck a hardline tone on Iran, adopting more or less a Trumpian approach toward the Islamic Republic in a range of pressing issues such as the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Ebrahim Raisi 2021-01-18 18:56

    Defending women’s rights a top priority: Iran’s Judiciary chief

    TEHRAN - Ebrahim Raisi, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Judiciary, says, “We are obliged to defend women’s rights”.

  • U.S. 2021-01-18 01:11

    Lethal democracy

    TEHRAN – Businesses and shop owners in Washington DC are once again boarding up their windows to protect their properties in case further rioting breaks out during the Biden inauguration on January 20. They are concerned about what happened during the recent attack by Trump supporters on the Capitol.

  • MP 2021-01-17 19:40

    Biden must unconditionally return to JCPOA: senior MP

    TEHRAN – Shahriar Heydari, deputy head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has called on U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to unconditionally return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • Saeed Khatibzadeh 2021-01-17 18:05

    Iran officially warned the U.S. of legal action for harassing diplomats

    TEHRAN – In a statement on Saturday, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tehran has officially warned the U.S. that it will bring a lawsuit with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) if Washington continues illegal actions against the Iranian diplomats.

  • The Great Prophet 15 military exercise 2021-01-17 17:57

    Military chief: Any act against Iran will face maximum strong response in shortest time

    TEHRAN – The highest ranking Iranian military commander said on Saturday that the launch of ballistic missiles at mock enemy targets at a distance over 1,800 kilometers carried as a meaningful choice, warning the enemies that any threat to Iran's national interests would face a harsh response in the shortest possible time.

  • Maria Zakharova 2021-01-17 17:31

    Russia: Iran a victim of terrorism and a pioneer in war on terror

    TEHRAN – Maria Zakharova, the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, on Saturday rejected U.S. allegations of Iran's link with al-Qaeda, saying Iran itself is a serious victim of terrorism and a pioneer in the fight against terrorism.

  • Makran 2021-01-13 16:59

    Iranian Navy stages drills 

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Navy kicked off a drill, codenamed “Eghtedar 99”, in Makran Coast and the northern Indian Ocean on Wednesday morning.

  • Hajizadeh 2021-01-13 15:41

    840 Iranian academics ask IRGC Aerospace commander to fire on any intruding B-52s

    TEHRAN – 840 Iranian university professors who teach or conduct research in various fields of soft power and soft warfare have called on Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh to open fire on any intruding U.S. warplanes, especially B-52s, and warships that may violate Iran's borders in water and sky.

  • Zarif 2021-01-12 17:31

    Zarif sympathizes with Indonesia on passenger plane crash

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered Iran’s condolences to the Indonesian government, nation and bereaved families over the deadly crash of a passenger plane.

  • Kamalvandi 2021-01-12 17:08

    Iran exporting heavy water to eight countries, learning lessons from the U.S.'s past behaviors

    ​​​​​​​TEHRAN – The spokesman for Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says not only Iran is producing enough heavy water to use for its own facilities, but even exporting the excess quantity to eight other countries.

  • Mohammad Hanif Atmar 2021-01-12 16:37

    Afghan FM: Iran playing positive role in ensuring security and creating regional consensus

    TEHRAN – Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar has said Iran is playing a positive role in the region and creating regional consensus.