• Haji Deligani 2022-01-22 22:21

    MP: Iran neutralizes sanctions regardless of Vienna talks

    TEHRAN — A member of the presidium of the parliament said on Saturday that Iran continues to neutralize sanctions regardless of what happens in Vienna.

  • Spox 2022-01-11 17:57

    Iran responds to U.S. National Security advisor threat

    TEHRAN – Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, has reacted to a statement by U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan who warned about potentially harming U.S. citizens sanctioned by Iran. 

  • Vienna talks 2022-01-08 21:28

    Sanctions-removal working group meets in Vienna

    TEHRAN — Late on Saturday a working group meant to lift oppressive sanctions on Iran convened a session with experts from Iran the P4+1 group in attendance at Palais Coburg in Vienna.

  • IMF-Iran 2021-12-27 10:42

    Iran’s GDP stands at $1tr despite economic war

    TEHRAN - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has put the Islamic Republic of Iran’s GDP at 1 trillion dollars in the year 2021.

  • Vienna 2021-12-26 21:55

    Mahmood Monshipouri, PhD

    The chance for nuclear diplomacy shouldn’t be wasted

    With negotiations over the Iran nuclear deal (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actions—JCPOA) being disrupted and delayed for so long, the parties concerned cannot avoid very serious talks any longer. Given the ongoing the US-Russia tensions over Ukraine on the one hand and the US-China tensions over Taiwan on the other, the importance of the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear deal cannot be underestimated. Furthermore, regional cooperation between Iran and its oil-rich neighbors is likely to increase as the prospects for the gradual U.S. withdrawal from the Persian Gulf region seem all but certain.

  • Vienna talks 2021-12-14 21:22

    Iran, P4+1 continue talks in Vienna

    TEHRAN – Negotiators from Iran and the P4+1 group of countries have continued negotiations over the past two days with meetings at different levels and in different formats.

  • Vienna 2021-12-14 21:20

    Vienna talks can be successful, but does U.S. want so?

    TEHRAN — As a fresh round of talks in Vienna are moving forward, there is big question here: Does the U.S. want talks to reach a successful conclusion?

  • Vienna talks 2021-12-08 21:23

    Ill-advised Action of U.S. Casts Skepticism Over Vienna Talks

    TEHRAN – Informal meetings in Vienna between Iran and world powers have already kicked off, with the formal get-go of the Vienna talks scheduled to take place on Thursday.

  • نشست سخنگوی وزارت امور خارجه 2021-12-08 19:38

    Intensifying bans will fail to create leverage on Iran amid Vienna talks, Tehran tells U.S.

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Tuesday lambasted the U.S. for its fresh sanctions against a number of the Iranian officials and entities over allegations of human rights violations, suggesting that intensifying anti-Iran measures will fail to create leverage over Tehran amid talks in Vienna to lift sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

  • Iran plans overseas cultivation in Brazil, Russia 2021-12-08 18:03

    Iran plans overseas cultivation in Brazil, Russia

    TEHRAN – Iran plans to grow crops in Brazil and Russia to secure a stable supply amid sanctions and currency restrictions.

  • باقری کنی 2021-12-07 21:55

    Vienna talks on lifting sanctions to start on Thursday

    TEHRAN - Iran and other remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal along with the U.S. are set to start a new round of negotiations on Thursday, December 9, in Vienna, Austria.

  • Bagheri Kani 2021/12/03

    By Salman Parviz

    Removal of sanctions major reason for Iran’s signature on JCPOA

    Sanctions regimes impede investment and infrastructure development

    “Chabahar Port is not only a transit port, it is an investment opportunity,” the Iranian ambassador in India said in a recent interview with ThePrint, a Delhi-based online newspaper. 

  • Fada Hossein Maleki 2021-11-30 22:28

    Iranian team must only focus on result-oriented negotiations, MP says

    TEHRAN- A member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian Parliament has said the new round of the Vienna talks, which started on Monday after a five-month break, must prove “fruitful” in lifting sanction on the Islamic Republic.

  • JCPOA 2021-11-29 22:17

    U.S. launches blame game as Vienna talks resume

    TEHRAN – After long months of discontinuity, the Vienna talks on how to lift U.S. sanctions on Iran formally kicked in on Monday, with Iran catching Western negotiating partners off guard with a 40-strong team.

  • Restoring tourism flow far preferable to profitability, Iranian expert says 2021-11-21 20:13

    Restoring tourism flow far preferable to profitability, Iranian expert says

    TEHRAN – Iranian Tour Operators Director Ebrahim Pourfaraj has said the restoration of tourism flow to the country is very important for Iranian tour operators and travel insiders.

  • Amir Abdollahian 2021-11-19 23:19

    Lifting ‘cruel’ sanctions will lead to stronger Iranian involvement in regional arrangements: FM

    TEHRAN - Iran’s foreign minister on Wednesday expressed hope that a lifting of Washington’s “illegitimate” and “cruel” sanctions will lead to closer interactions between Iran and the 21-member Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).

  • Majid Takht Ravanchi 2021-11-17 21:22

    Sanctions ‘must be applied only as last resort,” Iran’s envoy to UN notes

    Iran reprimands sanctions as ‘blunt and blind instruments’

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN on Tuesday censured the use of sanctions as “blunt and blind instruments” to exert pressure on countries.

  • Ebrahim Raisi 2021-11-16 22:15

    Iran serious to bring an end to all sanctions, Raisi tells Putin

    TEHRAN – During a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said the Islamic Republic is serious in the talks to bring an end to all sanctions against the Iranian nation.

  • Department of Environment chief Ali Salajegheh addressing the 26th UN Climate Change Conference 2021-11-10 17:38

    Iran says committed to Paris Agreement ‘if all sanctions are lifted’

    TEHRAN – Department of Environment chief Ali Salajegheh has said that the country is committed to obligations of the Paris Agreement if all sanctions against the country are lifted.

  • محمد مجابی 2021-11-09 17:49

    Sanctions spoil right to healthy environment, official says

    TEHRAN – The third generation of human rights emphasizes the right to development for all human societies and a healthy environment for all human beings, and sanctions by the powers spoil this right, Mohammad Mojabi, chairman of the environment committee at the Expediency Council, has said.

  • Danish ambassador to Iran Jesper Vahr (R) and his family pose for a photo during their visits to the UNESCO-designated Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran, October 21, 2021. (PHOTO: Afshin Majlesi) 2021-10-24 18:02

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Danish ambassador tells of his 'unforgettable' visit to Isfahan

    ISFAHAN – On Thursday evening, when I was roaming through the gorgeous Imam Square of Isfahan, I suddenly bumped into the Danish ambassador to Iran, Jesper Vahr, and his family who were also touring the UNESCO-designated site.

  • Qalibaf 2021-10-12 21:23

    Qalibaf says sanctions and distortion are two serious wars against Islamic Revolution

    TEHRAN - Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said on Tuesday that “sanctions” and “distortion” are two serious challenges to the Islamic Republic, emphasizing the need for win over the economic and media warfare against the country.

  • Iran tourism prepares for a comeback 2021-09-22 17:59

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Iran tourism prepares for a comeback

    TEHRAN – Iran considers reopening borders to foreign vacationers as its new tourism minister has said the government will soon scrap visa restrictions.

  • Sanctions 2021-09-21 21:26

    Biden follows in footsteps of his predecessors, hitting a wall they built

    Another Brick in the Wall

    TEHRAN – The Biden administration vowed to revive a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers by removing the illegal sanctions imposed by the previous administration but it ended up imposing and maintaining the same sanctions it had decried. 

  • MP 2021-09-20 21:03

    Raisi administration seeks to thwart sanctions, MP says

      TEHRAN - A member of the National Security Committee of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) says the approach of the Raisi administration is to promote economic capacity at home and to negotiate at the international stage, and this will neutralize the sanctions.

  • MP 2021-09-18 18:39

    Permanent membership in SCO will break economic bans on Iran: MP

    TEHRAN - A member of the Planning and Budget Committee of the Iranian Parliament is of the opinion that Iran's membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will end the “economic sanctions” on Iran. 

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-09-04 22:06

    Iran condemns new round of U.S. sanctions

    TEHRAN — In reaction to the U.S. Treasury Department’s sanctions on four Iranian nationals, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said unfortunately current U.S. officials are pursuing the failed policy of the previous administration.

  • British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson 2021-08-24 13:31

    UK to “push for sanctions” on Taliban at G7 meeting

    Sources say Britain plans to push world leaders to consider new sanctions on the Taliban when the G7 group of advanced economies meets on Tuesday to discuss the crisis in Afghanistan.

  • Imam Abu Nahidian is reflected in a mirror at the Manassas Mosque in Manassas, Va., on Aug. 18, 2021. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) 2021-08-21 20:00

    U.S. releases religious tiles after confiscating them for violating Iran sanctions

    TEHRAN - The U.S. Treasury Department has released a shipment of religious tiles that were projected to be installed at a northern Virginia mosque but were confiscated at Dulles International Airport after they were determined to have violated sanctions on Iran.

  • U.S.- Russia 2021-08-21 18:52

    U.S. hits Russia with sanctions

    The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has slapped sanctions on a Russian ship and two companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. In a report, the U.S. State Department says the sanctions have been imposed on the vessel, Ostap Sheremeta, shipowner JSC Nobility and construction company Konstanta.