• A Boeing FA18 Superhornet on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in July 2011. (Photo by AP) 2019-05-17 21:36

    Iranian official: USS Lincoln in Arabian Sea

    TEHRAN - An Iranian official has said that the USS Abraham Lincoln is stationed in the Arabian Sea and not moving towards the Persian Gulf. Earlier this week, the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said its forces in the region had been placed on “high alert,” but no evidence was presented to justify the elevated security posture.

  • 5-year plan launched to safeguard Zagros forests 2019-05-17 20:12

    5-year plan launched to safeguard Zagros forests

    TEHRAN — A 5-year conservation plan for Zagros forests has been designed and gone into effect this year (starting on March 21), an official with Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Organization (FRWO) has said.

  • Indian Shias donate $715,000 to Iran’s flood victims 2019-05-17 20:10

    Indian Shias donate $715,000 to Iran’s flood victims

    TEHRAN — Shia Muslims in India have made contributions of 30 billion rials (nearly $715,000) to help victims of recent floods in Iran, Mehr news agency reported on Friday.

  • Younger generations must be trusted, cleric says 2019-05-17 19:43

    Younger generations must be trusted, cleric says

    TEHRAN – Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi Fard, the interim Friday prayer leader of Tehran, says the younger generations must be trusted in order to boost development and achieve a stronger economy.

  • pelosi 2019-05-17 19:30

    By staff and agency

    U.S. House speaker: Congress has not approved war against Iran

    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that the Trump administration does not have congressional authorization to go to war against Iran.

  • Flood in Golestan province 2019-05-16 00:00

    Akbar Kiasalari :

    Devastating Flash Floods and Preventing from Its Happening in Future

    According to the expert officials of the Ministry of Energy, occurrence of heavy and unprecedented spring rainfalls in the first Iranian month of Farvardin in 2016 has been unprecedented in most west and southwest part of the country, the issue of which incurred physical and financial damages to a number of dear fellow countrymen severely.

  • File photo: A visitor tours the National Museum of Iran. 2019-05-15 20:50

    Iranian museums to offer free admission on May 18

    TEHRAN – On May 18, which marks the International Museum Day, entry will be free to museums and historical sites affiliated with the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.

  • Zarif reminds Trump of anti-Iran plan by Bolton and others in B-team beforehand 2019-05-15 20:45

    Zarif says Iran most sustainable, secure partner in region

    TEHRAN (FNA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that his country is most reliable and secure country in the region, voicing Tehran’s readiness for broadening regional cooperation.

  • hook 2019-05-15 20:15

    ‘U.S. not looking for war with Iran’

    TEHRAN - Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, has said that the U.S. is not looking for war with Iran

  • Mike Pompeo met Sergey Lavrov in Sochi to discuss a range of issues including Iran, Venezuela and Ukraine [Pavel Golovkin, Pool/AP] 2019-05-15 20:08

    U.S. does not seek war with Iran, says Mike Pompeo

    TEHRAN - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the United States does not seek a war with Iran, amid rapidly growing tensions between the two countries.

  • Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) 2019-05-15 13:16

    Iran has stopped implementing parts of JCPOA: source

    TEHRAN – An informed source at the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) tells the Tehran Times that Iran has stopped implementing some parts of its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • U.S. officials 2019-05-15 11:06

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Upping the Ante: U.S. officials threaten Iran...again

    “The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces.” —John Bolton

  • Donald Trump 2019-05-15 00:42

    Trump dismisses report of plan to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran

    US President Donald Trump has rejected a New York Times report that American officials are preparing a military plan to deploy up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East to counter any threat by Iran.

  • russia 2019-05-14 22:26

    Russia says Washington is to blame for Iran’s accumulation of excess enriched uranium

    TEHRAN - Tehran is unable to export enriched uranium and heavy water exactly because of U.S. sanctions that encumber implementation of certain provisions of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a Russian official has said, Sputniknews reported on Tuesday.

  • mousavi 2019-05-14 22:25

    Iran dismisses report on alleged demand to stay in nuclear deal

    TEHRAN - Tehran on Tuesday dismissed a report by Reuters which claimed that the Islamic Republic had conditioned its staying in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Europe ensuring that the country sold 1.5 mbpd of oil.

  • A visitor tours “The Splendor of Asia: An Exhibition of Asian Civilizations” at the National Museum of China in Beijing, May 13, 2019. 2019-05-14 22:23

    Landmark exhibit celebrates Asia’s cultural richness

    TEHRAN – On Monday, at Beijing’s National Museum of China, doors opened on a major exhibition titled “The Splendor of Asia: An exhibit of Asian Civilizations,” that is aimed to present a wealth and diversity of cultural heritage across the Asian continent.

  • عراقچی 2019-05-14 22:08

    Iran, China back Afghan peace efforts under Kabul direction 

    TEHRAN – The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Special Envoy on Afghan Affairs, Deng Xijun, and his entourage held talks with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi in Tehran on Monday, expressing support for efforts to bring lasting peace to the country under the leadership and supervision of the central government.

  • A rock-carved room at the Kandovan Laleh Hotel in Iran’s East Azarbaijan province. 2019-05-14 22:04

    Quirky and unusual places to stay in Iran

    TEHRAN – With its countless historical sites, natural and rural landscapes, foodie scenes and elegant hotels, Iran is known for being quirky and forward thinking. It is home to many unusual hostels, hotels or eco-lodges. 

  • U.S. waging psychological war on Iran: top MP 2019-05-14 20:21

    U.S. waging psychological war on Iran: top MP

    TEHRAN – A top lawmaker believes that the United States has waged a psychological war against the Islamic Republic.

  • Rouhani agrees to prioritize five security, defense projects 2019-05-14 20:00

    Rouhani agrees to prioritize five security, defense projects

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has approved five draft laws proposed by the Supreme Council for Science, Research and Technology to prioritize a number of mega national projects in security and defense fields.

  • ‘Women and children have suffered the most in devastating floods of Iran’ 2019-05-13 21:18

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Women and children have suffered the most in devastating floods of Iran’

    TEHRAN - Iran was recently hit by devastating floods, which claimed more than 70 lives and left trails of destruction in many parts of the country. Some of the worst hit provinces include Golestan, Khuzestan, and Lorestan. In the absence of international assistance due to the U.S. sanctions, many Iranian organisations have come forward to provide help and assistance to flood victims. 

  • Researchers discover flat cup coral habitat in Persian Gulf 2019-05-13 21:13

    Researchers discover flat cup coral habitat in Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN — Researchers have discovered one of the main habitats of flat cup coral in the Persian Gulf, ISNA news agency reported on Monday.

  • Tehran city council mulling over gondola lift transport 2019-05-13 20:17

    Tehran city council mulling over gondola lift transport

    TEHRAN — Tehran city council is weighing up the pros and cons of setting up gondola lifts as urban transport in northern Tehran, councilor Mohammad Alikhani has said.

  • European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini 2019-05-13 20:12

    Special adviser to Mogherini says U.S. pressure is making Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA impossible 

    Mogherini reiterates support for Iran nuclear deal

    TEHRAN – European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday she would continue to support the 2015 nuclear pact because Iran continued to comply with inspections, Euronews reported.

  •  Tourists visit The National Museum of Iran in Tehran 2019-05-13 20:05

    Beijing to host loan exhibit from National Museum of Iran

    TEHRAN – The National Museum of China, which flanks the eastern side of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, is to showcase a loan collection of relics from the National Museum of Iran.

  • People visit Badab-e Surt, a tourist destination in northern Iran. 2019-05-13 20:04

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Badab-e Surt: The rolling hills and lush landscape

    Sure, trips to Tehran, Isfahan or Shiraz are nice — but sometimes the best vacations come from traveling off the beaten path.

  • kamalvandi 2019-05-13 19:44

    Kamalvandi says Russia will continue to build other phase of Bushehr nuclear plant

    Tehran says its new measures are within JCPOA framework

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization spokesman has said the country has started a new level of activities under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as a countermeasure to the United States’ withdrawal from the deal and reimposition of sanctions.

  • UN masjedi 2019-05-13 19:38

    UN envoy meets Iranian ambassador to Baghdad

    TEHRAN – The United Nations’ special representative for Iraq has met with Iran’s Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi.

  • Khatam is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying; a version of marquetry where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut intricate geometric patterns. 2019-05-13 19:22

    Iran to hold permanent crafts exhibit in Vienna 

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization is going to set up a permanent handicrafts exhibition in Vienna.

  • Benefactors donate $480,000 to free prisoners of unintentional crimes 2019-05-13 19:18

    Benefactors donate $480,000 to free prisoners of unintentional crimes

    TEHRAN — Concurrent with the holy month of Ramadan benefactors have donated some 20 billion rials (nearly $480,000) to help free 118 prisoners who committed involuntary crimes, IRNA news agency reported on Monday.