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  • Ali Rabiei Today 11:11

    “Window of opportunity is very limited” for U.S. and Europeans, Iran says

    Rabiei says no talks between Iran and the U.S. at the moment 

    TEHRAN - At his virtual press briefing, Ali Rabiei, Iran’s government spokesman, said “we are not holding any talks with the new U.S. administration at the moment.” 

  • Aref Yesterday 22:23

    Politician sees management instability as main hurdle for economic and technological progress 

    TEHRAN – A member of the Expediency Council chiefly blames an instability in management system for economic and technological inefficiencies in Iran, saying in countries in which there is stability in management system the manager knows that he will not be dismissed because of differences with his superior and this encourages him to take “brave” decisions.

  • Lavrov Yesterday 21:15

    Salvation of JCPOA one of the most acute topics, Russian FM says

    TEHRAN – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that salvaging the 2015 Iran nuclear is one of the most urgent issues he discussed with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

  • Spox Yesterday 21:15

    Five Iranians dead in avalanche on Turkish border

    TEHRAN – Five Iranian nationals stuck in an avalanche on the border with Turkey have unfortunately lost their lives, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday, adding that efforts are underway to bring their bodies back home.

  • Taliban Yesterday 21:15

    Taliban political delegation visits Iran for peace talks

    TEHRAN - A Taliban political delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani arrived in Tehran on Tuesday morning at the invitation of Iranian officials, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • Ambassador Yesterday 21:15

    Iran waits for Biden to make the first diplomatic move: ambassador

    TEHRAN - Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi has said Iran has no plans to hold talks with the Biden administration and is waiting for the new U.S. president to take the first step to lift sanctions and return the U.S. to the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Saudi Arabia Yesterday 20:46

    Saudi aggressive foreign policy backfired

    TEHRAN – With the Saudi capital city of Riyadh coming under attack in broad daylight, the Saudi government seems to be unable to protect its capital against increasing attacks.

  • Ali Akbar Salehi Yesterday 17:25

    Iran has started developing quantum technology, Salehi says

    TEHRAN - Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on Monday night that “Iran has started to develop quantum technology, because the 21st century is the century of this technology.

  • Zarif Yesterday 15:01

    Zarif: Iran seeking to form six-party union in the Caucasus region

    TEHRAN - Upon his arrival in Moscow on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is seeking to form a six-party bloc in the Caucasus region that would include Iran, Russia, Turkey, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.

  • Hayatollah Alami Yesterday 11:43

    By M. Ali Saki

    We are back to square one: Afghan MP

    TEHRAN – Noting that the path Americans are following in Afghanistan is wrong, an Afghan parliament representative says that Afghanistan is back to “square one” after two decades of a futile war.

  • Biden Yesterday 11:30

    By Ali A. Jenabzadeh

    Gun, with occasional music

    Things we can learn from our previous experiences with a Democratic U.S. administration

    TEHRAN- With the new U.S. administration in the office, expectations are skyrocketing for a better understanding between the country and the bureaucratic world order.

  • Leader 2021-01-25 22:06

    Ayatollah Khamenei praises Martyr Fakhrizadeh for his scientific achievements

    TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has praised the scientific and technical achievements of Martyr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, saying that the position of the top nuclear scientist is "not comparable to any of the worldly positions”.

  • Spox 2021-01-25 21:49

    Iran says won’t reverse nuclear measures unless U.S. implements UNSCR 2231

    TEHRAN – Iran will not back down from the nuclear steps it has taken in response to the United States withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal unless the new U.S. administration returns to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

  • Meeting 2021-01-25 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.

  • Meeting 2021-01-25 21:43

    Dark side of the deal

    TEHRAN – The war between Azerbaijan and Armenia came to an end when the two countries agreed to a Russian-brokered deal on November 10. The deal brought an end to more than six weeks of deadly clashes that killed thousands of people on both sides but it created new concerns about the future of Nagorno-Karabakh and the geopolitics of the broader region.

  • Saeed Khatibzadeh 2021-01-25 18:12

    Iranian tanker is seized due to technical reason

    TEHRAN - Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Monday that Iran is “waiting for more reports from the Indonesian government on the seizure of the Iranian oil tanker.”

  • Javani 2021-01-25 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 2021-01-25 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.

  • Rouhani 2021-01-25 11:56

    Rouhani says U.S. suffered defeat in economic war on Iran

    TEHRAN - President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the Iranian nation has won the economic war waged by the U.S., stressing that a bright future is awaiting Iranians.

  • Es’haq Jahangiri 2021-01-25 11:17

    Jahangiri: The country will see brighter days in spring

    TEHRAN- Iran’s Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri says “the winter days are going to come to an end and the country will see brighter days in the spring.”

  • phases 2, 3 of Bushehr nuclear plant 2021-01-25 10:58

    Construction of phases 2, 3 of Bushehr nuclear plant has started

    TEHRAN- Hadi Beiginejad, a senior member of the Parliament’s Energy Committee, said on Sunday that Iran has started construction of phases 2 and 3 of the Bushehr nuclear power plant.

  • Hassan Beheshtipour 2021-01-25 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.

  • Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi 2021-01-25 10:47

    U.S. arrest of Iranian university professor violates human rights: ex-diplomat

    TEHRAN - Mohsen Pakayeen, Iran’s former ambassador to Baku, has sharply criticized the U.S. for arresting Iranian university professor Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi, describing it as a severe violation of human rights and freedom of expression.

  • 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.

  • JCPOA 2021-01-24 21:53

    Global effort needed to end chilling effects of U.S. sanctions on Iran: Guardian 

    In a commentary on January 22, The Guardian said the U.S. sanctions on Iran may have been unilateral, but their chilling effect was global and therefore global efforts, especially by the Europeans, are needed to end them.

  • Spox 2021-01-24 20:15

    Iran rules out mediation on South Korean-flagged tanker

    TEHRAN – Iran will not accept any third party mediation on the South Korean ship seized by Iranian authorities on charges of polluting the environment, says the spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry.

  • Biden 2021-01-24 20:14

    Is Biden's cabinet Iran-friendly?

    Not a friend; definitely

    TEHRAN – While Joe Biden himself has vowed to find a “smarter way” to tighten the noose on Iran, Washington hawks and their allies in the region keep expressing concerns over some of Biden’s picks for top foreign policy and national security jobs.

  • Iran-Saudi Arabia 2021-01-24 18:39

    Iran says would welcome Saudi foreign policy revision 

    TEHRAN – Saudi Arabia has begun realizing that its aggressive foreign policy has ended in failure and that it seems to be revising some aspects of its foreign policy accordingly, Iran’s Foreign Ministry says, underlining that Tehran would welcome Saudi Arabia changing its approach. 

  • 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.”

  • Army officials brief media on drills 2021-01-24 11:56

    Army officials brief media on drills

    Army officials including Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, the commander-in-chief of the Army, and Ground Force Commander Kiomars Heidari held a press conference on Saturday, briefing reporters about the details of the military exercise that the Ground Force held along the Makran coasts. The press briefing was held at the site of the drill codenamed Eghtedar 99 (Authority 99). The Ground Force tested new indigenous electro-optic system in real combat conditions against mock enemy targets during the war game.