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  • In a ceremony held on Sunday to mark the Islamic Human Rights and Human Dignity Day, human rights activists from Norway, Palestine and Bangladesh were given awards. 2018-08-05 21:04

    Iran slams Western use of human rights as tool

    TEHRAN - Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said on Sunday that the West has an “inhumane” approach toward the issue of human rights, saying the West is using the issue as a tool.

  • Navy’s task is to develop Makran, admiral says  2018-08-05 10:54

    Navy’s task is to develop Makran, admiral says

    TEHRAN – Habibollah Sayyari, the deputy army chief for coordination affairs, said on Saturday that the Iranian Navy’s next task is to develop the Makran region on the shores of the Sea of Oman, as the region suffers from underdevelopment.

  • mp 2018-08-04 21:00

    Talks possible if U.S. apologizes, returns to nuclear deal, says Iranian MP

    TEHRAN - Ali Najafi Khoshroudi, the spokesman of Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Saturday that Iran-U.S. talks are possible if Washington apologizes and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal.

  •  Clear global consensus exists on preserving JCPOA: Zarif 2018-08-04 20:53

    There is ‘clear global consensus’ to preserve JCPOA: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammd Javad Zarif said on Friday that there is “clear global consensus on need to take concerted action to preserve JCPOA.”

  • Rezaee: U.S. to lose dignity if Trump’s sanctions, tariffs fail 2018-08-03 20:59

    Rezaee: U.S. to lose dignity if Trump’s sanctions, tariffs fail

    TEHRAN – Mohsen Rezaee, secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, said on Friday should U.S. President Donald Trump’s sanctions and tariffs moves prove fruitless, the U.S. would lose the very little dignity it has left in the world.

  • Zarif tweet 2018-08-03 20:50

    Zarif questions U.S. military in Iran’s ‘backyard’

    TEHRAN – In a tweet on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday criticized the presence of U.S. military forces in the Persian Gulf and questioned why U.S. forces are “in Iran’s backyard” some 7,000 miles away from home. 

  • Tehran calls attack on Yemen fish market ‘war crime’ 2018-08-03 20:39

    Tehran calls attack on Yemen fish market ‘war crime’

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday denounced as a “war crime” the new Saudi-led air strikes on a fish market in Yemen’s western port city of Hudaydah, which killed about 40 people and injured many more.

  • jafari 2018-08-01 20:53

    You will take your wish for talks with Iran to grave: IRGC chief to Trump

    TEHRAN - Chief of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Tuesday that the U.S. officials, including President Donald Trump, will take the wish for negotiation with Iran to the “grave”.

  • Lawmakers to question labor minister 2018-08-01 20:49

    Lawmakers to question labor minister

    TEHRAN – The presiding board of the parliament confirmed on Wednesday that it had received a letter for impeaching Labor Minister Ali Rabiei, MP Ali Asqar Yousef-Nezhad said.

  • ‘Trump’s ill will toward Iran at odds with calls for dialogue’ 2018-08-01 20:48

    ‘Trump’s ill will toward Iran at odds with calls for dialogue’

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Tuesday that Tehran believes in “dialogue” and “logic”, but U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration have not acted in good faith, which is an essential prerequisite for dialogue, the Foreign Ministry website reported on Wednesday.

  • France ‘hopeful’ ATR can deliver planes to Iran 2018-07-31 21:06

    France ‘hopeful’ ATR can deliver planes to Iran

    TEHRAN – The French minister of economy and finance on Tuesday expressed hope that the ATR aircraft manufacturer will be able to get permission from the United States to deliver eight planes to Iran before August 6 despite the sanctions imposed on Tehran.

  • rouhani 2018-07-31 21:02

    Rouhani says Europe must express its position on JCPOA ‘transparently’

    Rouhani: Ball in European court

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that it is “very important” for Iran that the European Union take a “transparent” step toward the 2015 nuclear agreement now that the U.S. has left the multilateral deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • hamid khazaei 2018-07-30 20:45

    Iranian asylum-seeker’s death preventable, Australia court rules

    The death of an asylum-seeker held in a remote Pacific camp from an infection was “preventable” and the Australian government should improve health care services for detainees, a coroner ruled on Monday.

  • ‘3 terror cells linked to Daesh disbanded in 4 months’ 2018-07-30 20:44

    ‘3 terror cells linked to Daesh disbanded in 4 months’

    TEHRAN – Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaqari says Iranian security forces have managed to detain members of three terrorist cells affiliated to Daesh (ISIL) in the current Iranian year, which began on March 21.  

  • Americans have been slandering IRGC, Basij for years: general 2018-07-29 21:04

    Americans have been slandering IRGC, Basij for years: general

    TEHRAN – Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, an advisor to the Armed Forces Chief of Staff, said on Sunday that the Americans have been slandering the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basij for a long time in order to tarnish the public opinion.

  • Corruption poses big threat to Iran: minister 2018-07-29 21:03

    Corruption poses big threat to Iran: minister

    TEHRAN – Iranian Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi says corruption is a “big threat” against national security, stressing the need to implement e-government for greater transparency and reducing corruption.

  • students 2018-07-29 21:03

    Iranian students protest IAEA inspections of universities

    TEHRAN – Iranian students held rallies on Sunday to protest inspection of universities by the International Atomic energy Agency and a possible inspection of Shahid Beheshti University in future.

  • شهرام جزایری 2018-07-29 21:02

    Corrupt tycoon arrested near border crossing

    TEHRAN - Shahram Jazayeri, an Iranian tycoon who spent several years of his life in jail for being involved in a high-profile corruption case, has been arrested near the Bazargan border crossing in West Azarbaijan Province while trying to flee across the border, an official said.

  • ظریف 2018-07-28 21:30

    Zarif to visit Singapore to sign friendship treaty with ASEAN

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will travel to Singapore in the coming days to sign the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

  • Putin says ready to talk with Trump about Iran deal 2018-07-28 21:29

    Putin says ready to talk with Trump about Iran deal

    TEHRAN – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday both he and his American counterpart, Donald Trump, need to meet to talk about issues such as the Iran nuclear deal, also called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and global conflicts.

  • austria 2018-07-28 21:26

    Austrian FM: U.S. move in exiting nuclear deal was an ‘unprecedented’ move

    TEHRAN – Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl has said that the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal was an “unprecedented” move from legal point of view, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • abbasi 2018-07-28 21:24

    U.S. sanctions clear violation of human rights: Iran

    TEHRAN – Mahmoud Abbassi, the justice minister’s deputy for human rights and foreign affairs, said on Saturday that the U.S. sanctions are a clear violation of human rights and called for formation of a committee to study the repercussion of sanctions on ordinary people.

  • saudi 2018-07-27 20:36

    Tehran calls Saudi envoy’s claims ‘farcical’

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Thursday saying claims made by the Saudi Ambassador to Washington are “hollow” and “farcical” which do not worth response.

  • icj 2018-07-27 20:36

    By staff and agency

    ICJ to hold hearing on Iran’s lawsuit against U.S. in August

    The International Court of Justice issued a statement on Thursday announcing that a hearing on Iran’s lawsuit against the U.S. over its move in re-imposing unilateral sanctions will be held in August.

  • Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari 2018-07-27 20:30

    IRGC chief plays down threat of military action

    TEHRAN – The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Friday that Iran does not take military threats seriously.

  • سوخو سو-34 2018-07-25 21:38

    Iran’s IRGC unveils overhauled fighters to carry 1,500-km range cruise missiles

    TEHRAN – In a ceremony on Wednesday, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps unveiled 10 overhauled Sukhoi 22 fighter jets which will be equipped with cruise missiles with a range of 1500 kilometers.

  • Nobakht resignation not true: government 2018-07-25 21:36

    Nobakht resignation not true: government

    TEHRAN – Presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi said on Wednesday that a report that Budget and Planning Organization chief Mohammad Baqer Nobakht has resigned is not true, saying media has misquoted Nobakht.

  • icj 2018-07-25 17:48

    ICJ orders U.S. not to take new sanctions measures against Iran

    TEHRAN - Mohsen Mohebi, head of the Presidential International Legal Center, said on Tuesday that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has demanded the U.S. not to take any new sanctions measures against Iran until the tribunal issues its verdicts on a lawsuit filed by the Islamic Republic against the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions.

  • limbert 2018-07-25 17:38

    By staff and agency

    ‘Pompeo’s speech shows Trump administration has no knowledge of history: Limbert

    John Limbert, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for Iran, has said that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo showed that President Donald Trump’s administration has no knowledge of history.

  • araghchi 2018-07-25 13:10

    Tehran sets deadline for Europe’s JCPOA package

    No export for others if Iran banned from oil sale: diplomat

    TEHRAN – Iran will not stand idly by and watch others export their oil if it is deprived of crude exports under a U.S. plan, Iran’s deputy foreign minister has said.