•  Foreign travelers pose for a photograph during their visits to Hafezieh, a major cultural tourist spot where Hafez, the illustrious Persian poet of the 14th century, is laid to rest in Shiraz, Southern Iran.     ******    (PHOTO CREDIT: 2020-02-18 18:55

    Japan, Austria downgrade Iran travel warning

    TEHRAN – Japan and Austria have significantly downgraded their travel warnings on Iran, a caution they, amongst some other countries, issued following the deadly crash of a Ukrainian plane near Tehran last month.

  • Mohammad Eslami 2020-02-01 18:54

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Iran, Ukraine jointly analyzing downed plane’s black box

    TEHRAN — Transportation Minister Mohammad Eslami has said that Iran and Ukraine are jointly investigating the black box of the downed Ukrainian plane in Iran.

  • Ukrainian 2020-01-21 21:20

    Ukrainian president: Iran has fulfilled most plane crash commitments

    TEHRAN — President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has said Iran had complied with most arrangements in the matter of clarifying the circumstances of the Ukrainian plane crash.

  • Ukraine 2020-01-19 19:37

    Bodies of 11 Ukrainians killed in plane crash sent home

    TEHRAN — Bodies of the 11 Ukrainian nationals who died in a plane crash near the Iranian capital of Tehran arrived in Kiev on Sunday.

  • Iran’s deputy tourism minister Vali Teymouri addresses the closing ceremony of the 6th Digital Marketing & Tourism Industry Conference, which was held at Tehran’s Espinas Palace Hotel on January 17, 2020. 2020-01-18 18:45

    Intl. conference bears witness to Iran being a safe destination

    TEHRAN – Holding an international conference with the presence of leading figures in digital tourism marketing is an indicator that Iran is a safe destination to travel, deputy tourism minister Vali Teymouri said on Friday.

  • Sergey Lavrov 2020-01-17 20:21

    Lavrov: There were F-35s in the air in the Iranian border when Iran downed airliner

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Iran's accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner on January 8 occurred at a time when Tehran was spooked by reports of advanced U.S. stealth fighters in the area.

  • Gholam-Hossein Esmaili named Judiciary spokesman 2020-01-15 10:17

    Iran’s Judiciary: Arrests made over downing of Ukraine jetliner

    Iran’s Judiciary says a number of arrests have been made in connection with the recent downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane nearTehran, which killed all 176 on board.

  • Hassan Rouhani 2020-01-12 15:23

    Rouhani and Canadian PM hold phone talks on the ill-fated Ukrainian plane 

    Iran welcomes international cooperation in the probe into the plane crash

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a phone conversation on Saturday evening on the unintentional downing of a Ukrainian passenger plan near Tehran on Wednesday morning.

  • Volodymyr Zelensky 2020-01-11 20:22

    Ukraine: Iran pleaded guilty to plane incident before completion of intl. commission work

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday that Iran pleaded guilty to shooting down Ukrainian plane even before completion of international commission’s work.

  • Leader 2020-01-11 14:52

    Leader orders probe into passenger plane crash

    TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday expressed deep condolences to the bereaved families of the victims of the Ukrainian passenger plane, urging the Armed Forces General Staff to launch investigations into the downing of the plane that was caused by a human error on Wednesday morning.

  • General Hajizadeh 2020-01-11 13:53

    Hajizadeh says air defense system mistook plane for a cruise missile

    ‘I wished death’ after realizing Ukrainian passenger plane had been mistakenly shot down: IRGC Aerospace Force chief 

    TEHRAN — Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), said on Saturday that he wished he was dead when he heard that his forces have downed a Ukrainian aircraft which crashed near the capital Tehran on Wednesday morning.

  • Zarif 2020-01-11 11:03

    Zarif blames ‘US adventurism’ over tragic plane incident, offers apologies

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday expressed apologies and condolences to all those who have been affected by the tragic Ukrainian plane incident near Tehran, saying “the U.S. adventurism” has led to this tragedy.

  • Hassan Rouhani 2020-01-11 09:20

    Iran 'deeply regrets the disastrous mistake’, Rouhani says 

    Rouhani: Investigations will continue to prosecute those involved in plane crash 

    TEHRAN - President Hassan Rouhani issued a statement on Saturday saying that investigations will continue to identify and prosecute all those involved in the unintentional downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport on January 8.

  • plane crash 2020-01-11 08:20

    Ukrainian civil airliner downed due to human error: Armed Forces statement

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Armed Forces issued a statement on Saturday announcing that the Ukrainian passenger plane was shot down near the Imam Khomeini Airport due to a “human error”.

  • Aeroflot completed a round trip from Moscow to Tehran hours after other airlines canceled or diverted flights. (Hans Johnson / Flickr) 2020-01-10 19:13

    Russian travelers, airlines not canceling Iran trips, flights

    TEHRAN – Neither Russian travelers are calling off their Iran trips nor airlines the flights passing through Iranian airspace following a deadly Ukrainian plane crash in Tehran on Wednesday.

  • plane crash 2020-01-10 12:10

    Iran urges all parties involved to contribute to Ukrainian plane crash probe

    Iran has urged all parties involved, including American multinational aviation corporation Boeing, to contribute to a probe into a Ukrainian plane crash near the capital Tehran that killed all 176 people aboard.

  • From left: Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders 2019-12-20 13:09

    By MohammadReza Farahzadi

    Democrats concerned over candidates' age in 2020 election

    Five debates have so far been held among 20 Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election, who their number have been reduced to 10 people. The point of the debates is that no plan has yet been presented in the political, economic and social field that can be considered as a strong point for the Democratic campaign. The candidates failed to provide effective and integrated solutions in the field of health insurance and environment, which used to be the strong points of the Democratic Party. The plans offered by the candidates are mostly obscure and impractical.

  • The remote Saphara monastery near Akhaltsikhe, Georgia. 2019-12-15 21:05

    Iranian arrivals in Georgia plunge 34.5% in October

    TEHRAN - Iranian arrivals in Georgia has decreased 34.5 percent in October from a year earlier, according to data compiled by the National Statistics Office of Georgia.

  • Sisterhood agreement to bring Yazd, Lviv closer 2019-12-02 18:56

    Sisterhood agreement to bring Yazd, Lviv closer

    TEHRAN – The Iranian city of Yazd and the Ukrainian city of Lviv are slated to sign a sisterhood agreement, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Trump 2019-11-22 14:21

    By Saeed Sobhani

    Anger at the American Youth of Trump

    TEHRAN-The impeachment of US President Donald Trump has continued to be one of the main media and political subjects in the country. Many Americans support Trump's impeachment and ousting Trump. However, dissatisfaction with the president of America has grown among young Americans.

  • Donald Trump 2019-11-18 11:29

    By Saeed Sobhani

    Beyond the silence in America!

    Trump fights two cases

    TEHRAN-In recent days, mysterious celebrities in the United States have been commenting on the country's 2016 presidential election case. Some have also been summoned to Congress for the Ukraine Gate case. However, Trump has been heavily pressured for two cases. Final investigations into either case could lead to the fall of the US president. Here's a look at one of the cases:

  • Robert Y. Shapiro 2019-11-11 11:11

    By Fatemeh Mohammadipour

    Professor: Principles at stake that override concern that Trump impeachment could hurt Democrats

    TEHRAN - Robert Y. Shapiro, the former chair of the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, says Democrats in the House of Representatives have launched an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump because he has abused presidential power as a tool to ask the Ukrainian president to launch an investigation against Joe Biden, a possible rival in the 2020 presidential faceoff.

  • beach soccer 2019-10-11 23:36

    Iran beach soccer start World Beach Games in style

    TEHRAN – Iran national beach soccer team came from 4-1 down to earn a thrilling 5-4 victory over Ukraine at the the Association of National Olympic (ANOC) Committees World Beach Games on Friday.

  • Trump and Zelenskiy 2019-09-28 16:47

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Consequences of Ukrainegate

    The hidden aspects of Trump and Zelenskiy’s call are being exposed. Although the U.S. president claims that he had a regular conversation with Zelenskiy on case of Biden’s son in Ukraine, but evidence suggests that the White House has been negotiating with Ukrainian officials about 2020 presidential election! Of course it is a little complicated! The Washington Post reported that Trump ordered interim White House Chief of Staff to suspend $ 400 million military aid to Ukraine shortly before his controversial call with the Ukrainian president.

  • Elmar Nuraliyev 2019-06-11 18:52

    Basij thanks Ukrainian wrestler for T-shit display

    TEHRAN – The head of the Basij Organization has thanked Ukrainian wrestler Elmar Nuraliyev for displaying his T-shirt with a picture of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

  • Volodymyr Zelenskiy 2019-04-22 13:29

    Comedian wins landslide victory in Ukrainian presidential election

    Petro Poroshenko concedes defeat as Volodymyr Zelenskiy takes over 70% of votes, promising: ‘I won’t mess up’

  • Iranian ambassador submits credentials to Ukrainian president 2018-12-28 21:07

    Iranian ambassador submits credentials to Ukrainian president

    TEHRAN – Iran’s new ambassador to Kiev, Manouchehr Moradi, on Thursday submitted his letter of credentials to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

  • Sergey Lavrov 2018-12-17 17:17

    Russian FM Pledges Moscow Will Not Wage War on Ukraine Despite Provocations

    MOSCOW- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov vowed on Monday that Moscow was not going to start a war with Ukraine amid intensified provocations on Kiev's part.