• Region 2020-10-24 22:58

    Persian Gulf security entails inclusion of all

    TEHRAN – Three world powers outside of the Persian Gulf region – China, Russia, and the United States- are competing to create new security and economic arrangements in the region that serve their interests and those of their allies in the region. 

  • Arms 2020-10-21 10:49

    Stride toward legal arms trade

    TEHRAN – After more than a decade of international restrictions on arms trade, Iran broke free from a UN arms embargo that has long hampered its defense cooperation with countries around the world.

  • پیمان فخری 2020-10-20 18:00

    By Farrokh Hesabi

    Swimmers will compete at Asian Beach Games to gain experience: Fakhri

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Chef de Mission for the 2020 Asian Beach Games, Peyman Fakhri, says that the Iranian athletes have a chance of winning medal in all sports, however the swimmers will take part at the Games to gain experience.

  • Russia 2020-10-20 16:03

    Moscow blasts Washington over Iran-related sanctions on Chinese firms

    TEHRAN – Russia has blasted the United States for trying to substitute the UN Security Council with regard to Iran, urging the U.S. to stop humiliating itself in such pointless endeavor.

  • Amb 2020-10-17 19:35

    Zarif’s visit to China accelerated strategic partnership: ambassador

    TEHRAN – The recent visit by Iran’s chief diplomat to China has accelerated the process of moving forward with a comprehensive strategic partnership plan between Tehran and Beijing, Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh, the Iranian ambassador to Beijing, said.

  • Denis Elter 2020/10/17

    By Dennis Etler 

    Yunnan meeting, a major step toward a comprehensive and constructive partnership

    The meeting of Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the Chinese province of Yunnan bodes well for the future of Sino-Iranian relations. It is a little known fact that during the Yuan dynasty Shams al-Din, an Iranian from Bukhara, was appointed Yunnan's first provincial governor. The meeting of the two foreign ministers in Yunnan thus takes on added historical significance.

  • Vaezi 2020-10-14 15:50

    Iran hails Zarif’s ‘very successful’ visit to China

    TEHRAN - Mahmoud Vaezi, President Rouhani's chief of staff, praised on Wednesday the outcome of the chief Iranian diplomat’s visit to China, saying the top diplomat had a “very successful” visit to that country.

  • Zarif Wang 2020-10-11 21:09

    China calls for regional dialogue amid efforts to establish strategic partnerships

    TEHRAN – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for building a new platform in the region to deescalate tensions through dialogue among all stakeholders as China held talks with at least two countries in the Western Asia region to establish comprehensive strategic partnerships with.

  • Geng Shuang 2020-10-11 18:08

    China slams U.S. double standards on nuclear non-proliferation

    TEHRAN — The deputy permanent representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations says the United States follows double standards on nuclear non-proliferation, especially with regard to the Iranian and Korean nuclear issues

  • Zarif 2020-10-11 00:09

    Zarif holds ‘fruitful talks’ with Chinese counterpart

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday he held ‘fruitful talks’ with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

  • Hua Chunying 2020-10-10 22:29

    China: U.S. sanctions on Iran threatens people’s life

    TEHRAN – Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying says the United States’ sanctions on Iran and other countries pose a direct threat to ordinary people’s life and health due to the continued spread of the coronavirus.

  • Zarif 2020-10-09 21:17

    Tehran eyes strategic partnership with Beijing as Zarif visits China

    TEHRAN – As Iran’s chief diplomat arrives in China, Tehran and Beijing are expected to hold talks on a strategic partnership plan that its draft has already been approved by the Iranian government but is still under consideration in China.

  • Sanctions 2020-10-06 23:31

    26 countries criticize sanctions amid Covid-19

    TEHRAN – Speaking on behalf 26 countries, Zhang Jun, the Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations, issued a joint statement on Monday at the General Debate of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, calling for an immediate lifting of unilateral sanctions, criticizing Western countries for violating human rights, and voicing concern on racial discrimination.

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan (R) and his deputy for tourism Vali Teymouri are seen during their visits to the Tehran Times in downtown Tehran, October 3, 2020. 2020-10-04 21:56

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Iran sets sights on tourism rebound if coronavirus wanes, minister says

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran is developing necessary infrastructure in the realms of traveling, accommodation, and human resources as it eyeing to jumpstart travels whenever coronavirus restrictions ease, Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan told the Tehran Times in an exclusive interview on Saturday.

  • Xi 2020-10-02 23:56

    Rouhani hails Iran-China strategic partnership as ‘major step’

    TEHRAN – In a message to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, President Hassan Rouhani hailed the 25-year comprehensive strategic partnership plan between Tehran and Beijing as a major step towards advancing mutual interests and international peace and stability, as well as countering unilateralism.

  • Iran-China 2020-10-02 19:13

    Ambassador: Iran-China ties accelerating

    TEHRAN — Iran’s ambassador to China has felicitated the Mid-Fall Festival and National Day of the People's Republic of China, expressing satisfaction that Tehran and Beijing have accelerated their mutual cooperation in different spheres.

  • Zarif 2020-09-29 18:04

    Zarif hopes for broader Iran-China partnership

    TEHRAN — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has congratulated the Chinese people and government on the eve of the 71st anniversary of the founding of new China, expressing the hope for broader partnership between Iran and China.

  • Zarif 2020-09-23 20:03

    Zarif to visit China soon to discuss long-term agreement

    TEHRAN –Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will pay a visit to China “in near future” to discuss a long-term agreement between Iran and China, according to Mahmoud Vaezi, the Iranian president's chief of staff.

  • A poster for “Silk Script”, Iranian National Commission for UNESCO’s exhibition of artworks by calligraphers Bahman Panahi and Hajji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang. 2020-09-22 18:09

    Chinese, Iranian calligraphers team up for exhibition “Silk Script” 

    TEHRAN – Iranian calligrapher Bahman Panahi and the Chinese calligrapher of Islamic scripts, Hajji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang, have teamed up to display their latest works in a joint online exhibition.

  • Iran-China-Russia 2020-09-21 12:17

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    China, Russia next targets if U.S. wins in undermining Iran

    TEHRAN – Pointing to U.S. unlawful move to reimpose sanctions against Iran and importance of confronting its unilateralism, Cartalucci said China and Russia are next targets of the U.S. if it will be successful in undermining of Iran.

  • Iran seeks to expand handicrafts market in southern China 2020-09-19 21:58

    Iran seeks to expand handicrafts market in southern China

    TEHRAN – Iran seeks to expand handicrafts exports to southern China, including Guangzhou province, mainly through holding exhibitions and selling products online.

  • Vladimir Ivanov 2020-09-18 23:18

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    U.S. sanctions bring Moscow, Beijing, and Tehran together: Russian academic

    TEHRAN - An associate professor in the Department of Comparative Politics at Russia’s RUDN University believes that the United States' sanctions are one of the factors that bring Iran, Russia, and China together.

  • Alexey Khlebnikov 2020-09-14 20:38

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    China, Russia, and Iran have their say in the region: Russian analyst

    TEHRAN – The naval exercise in 2019 carried jointly by Iran, Russia and China in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman sent a clear message to the U.S and its allies in the Persian Gulf region that these three countries “have their own policies in the region,” says a Russian expert on the Middle East at the Russian International Affairs Council.

  • Saeed Jalili 2020-09-13 23:04

    Saeed Jalili says Iran-China partnership will neutralize U.S. maximum pressure

    TEHRAN - Saeed Jalili, a member of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, has said that the Iran-China 25-year comprehensive partnership will make the United States “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran ineffective.

  • Tehran’s Ambassador to Beijing Mohammad Keshavarz-Zadeh (R) stands by a Chinese official during a meeting on the collective intangible cultural heritage nations have along the ancient Silk Road. 2020-09-13 19:10

    National Museum of Iran to hold loan exhibits in Chinese cities 

    TEHRAN – The National Museum of Iran will be holding loan exhibits at major museums in some Chinese cities based on a previously-discussed initiative aimed to revive the glory of arts, architectures, and civilizations along the ancient Silk Road.

  • Iranian tourism, ancient civilization on show at China exhibit 2020-09-12 19:47

    Iranian tourism, ancient civilization on show at China exhibit

    TEHRAN – A delegation of Iranian crafters and tour operators are attending China International Tourism Industry Expo (CITIE), promoting tourism destinations, arts, and rituals of the ancient land to visitors. 

  • Lavrov 2020-09-12 19:46

    Russia, China reject U.S. unilateral actions aimed at kill nuclear deal: Lavrov

    TEHRAN - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday that Russia and China reject the United States’ unilateral actions aimed at collapse of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.

  • Chinese Mission to UN 2020-09-02 20:30

    U.S. cannot initiate process of reinstating UN sanctions: China

    TEHRAN – Chinese Mission to UN said in a tweet on Wednesday that the United States cannot initiate process of reinstating UN sanctions on Iran under the 2231 resolution which endorses the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan delivers speech in an undated photo. 2020-09-02 20:25

    Responsible tourism a workable solution for coronavirus era: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism minister has said that responsible tourism is a workable solution for holidaymakers to get assured of safe traveling during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Zhao Lijian 2020-09-01 18:08

    China hopes all parties would safeguard nuclear deal

    TEHRAN – Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Monday that China hopes that all parties would safeguard the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, and faithfully implement the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 that endorsed the agreement.