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  • FM 2021-01-29 19:46

    Iran FM holds talks in Georgia and Turkey

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister has held talks with the leaders of Georgia and Turkey about bilateral and regional issues such as the crisis in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

  • FM 2021-01-29 19:45

    Zarif urges dialogue with regional Arab states to maintain security

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on Iran’s Arab neighbors to seize on the opportunity to advance cooperation among the region’s countries.

  • Mirabian 2021-01-27 18:26

    Biden seeking to review U.S. relations with Riyadh: analyst

    TEHRAN - Reza Mirabian, an expert on Saudi Arabia, says the Biden administration is seeking to review relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia.

  • Esmaeil Baqaei Hamaneh 2021-01-27 18:26

    Germany evading accountability for arming Saddam with chemical weapons: Iranian diplomat

    TEHRAN - Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh, the permanent representative of Iran to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, has criticized Germany for not being accountable for its role in equipping Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime with chemical weapons.

  • Shamkhani 2021-01-27 17:22

    Seizing power by war in Afghanistan unacceptable, Shamkhani says

    Shamkhani says Iran won’t ‘recognize’ any group to take power through violence

    TEHRAN - Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, said on Wednesday that Iran will not “recognize” any group to seize power by war in Afghanistan.

  • Aref 2021-01-26 22:23

    Politician sees management instability as main hurdle for economic and technological progress 

    TEHRAN – A member of the Expediency Council chiefly blames an instability in management system for economic and technological inefficiencies in Iran, saying in countries in which there is stability in management system the manager knows that he will not be dismissed because of differences with his superior and this encourages him to take “brave” decisions.

  • Lavrov 2021-01-26 21:15

    Salvation of JCPOA one of the most acute topics, Russian FM says

    TEHRAN – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that salvaging the 2015 Iran nuclear is one of the most urgent issues he discussed with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

  • Spox 2021-01-26 21:15

    Five Iranians dead in avalanche on Turkish border

    TEHRAN – Five Iranian nationals stuck in an avalanche on the border with Turkey have unfortunately lost their lives, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday, adding that efforts are underway to bring their bodies back home.

  • Spox 2021-01-25 21:49

    Iran says won’t reverse nuclear measures unless U.S. implements UNSCR 2231

    TEHRAN – Iran will not back down from the nuclear steps it has taken in response to the United States withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal unless the new U.S. administration returns to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

  • Meeting 2021-01-25 21:48

    Zarif holds talks in Azerbaijan

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku on Sunday evening in the first leg of his tour of the Caucasus and Turkey, held meetings on Monday with the leaders of the Republic of Azerbaijan, including President Ilham Aliyev and Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov.

  • Javani 2021-01-25 18:11

    Maximum pressure policy is a failed policy, Javani says

    TEHRAN - Brigadier General Yadollah Javani, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Deputy Commander for Political Affairs, has said the Iranian nation’s resistance, the Leader’s guidelines and the country’s military power “have worked well to defeat the U.S. maximum pressure policy against Iran,” Fars reported on Monday.

  • kourosh Ahmadi 2021-01-25 15:06

    There is will by both U.S. and Iran to return to JCPOA

    ‘U.S. must really and logically take the first step to return to the JCPOA’

    TEHRAN- Kourosh Ahmadi, an international relations expert, says if there is political will by both the United States and Iran to return to the nuclear deal and therefore it is not difficult to revive the JCPOA.

  • JCPOA 2021-01-24 21:53

    Global effort needed to end chilling effects of U.S. sanctions on Iran: Guardian 

    In a commentary on January 22, The Guardian said the U.S. sanctions on Iran may have been unilateral, but their chilling effect was global and therefore global efforts, especially by the Europeans, are needed to end them.

  • Spox 2021-01-24 20:15

    Iran rules out mediation on South Korean-flagged tanker

    TEHRAN – Iran will not accept any third party mediation on the South Korean ship seized by Iranian authorities on charges of polluting the environment, says the spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry.

  • Jalil Rahimi Jahanabadi 2021-01-24 18:18

    MP: Iran should not let Tel Aviv, Riyadh to aggravate Iran’s ties with the West

    TEHRAN - Jalil Rahimi Jahanabadi, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Parliament, suggest all “should support the government to manage tensions and challenges between Iran and the West and not allow Israel and some rival countries in the region, such as Saudi Arabia, to aggravate the situation.”

  • Zarif 2021-01-23 21:59

    Zarif to embark on regional tour on Monday

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will start a tour of regional countries on Monday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

  • Hatami 2021-01-23 21:57

    More U.S. sanctions have led to stronger Iran: Hatami

    TEHRAN - Brigadier General Amir Hatami, Iran’s defense minister, said on Saturday that “the sanctions imposed by the former U.S. administration against Iran’s shipping and transportation will further strengthen the two sectors.”

  • American Enterprise Institute (AEI) 2021-01-23 10:41

    AEI guidelines for Biden: Maximum pressure campaign on the table

    TEHRAN- The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, known simply as the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), is a Washington, D.C.–based think tank that researches government, politics, economics, and social welfare.

  • Jafar Qanadbashi 2021-01-23 10:29

    Analyst: IRGC, Army drills plunge the enemy into defensive position

    TEHRAN- Jafar Qanadbashi, an expert on West Asian affairs, has said, “The Zionist regime had adjusted its military arrangement in such a way that if the opportunity arose and it received the green light from other powers, it would hit Iran, but the recent exercises plunge them into a defensive position.”

  • Ghalibaf 2021-01-23 10:19

    Iran says terror acts aimed to provide pretext for foreign presence in Iraq

    Iranian parliament speaker sympathizes with Iraqis

    TEHRAN– Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the speaker of Iran’s Parliament, on Thursday denounced the terror attacks in Baghdad which killed and wounded a number of civilians.

  • Vaezi 2021-01-22 22:00

    Iran won’t renegotiate JCPOA: Vaezi

    TEHRAN – Iran had once negotiated the 2015 nuclear deal – officially called the JCPOA - and it will not renegotiate it anymore, but it will pursue the lifting of sanctions, Mahmoud Vaezi, the Iranian president’s chief of staff, said on Friday.

  • Josep Borrell 2021-01-20 21:45

    EU’s Borrell hopeful to see revival of JCPOA

    TEHRAN – European Union foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell has sharply criticized the Trump administration for the U.S withdrawal from the JCPOA and insists it is necessary the new U.S. President Joe Biden rejoin the deal as soon as possible.

  • Iran 2021-01-20 21:20

    Iran welcomes Qatari call for regional dialogue

    TEHRAN – Iran has welcomed the Qatari foreign minister’s call for a dialogue between Iran and the Persian Gulf’s Arab states.

  • Zarif 2021-01-20 21:19

    Zarif holds phone talks with Turkish counterpart ahead of Caucasus tour

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke by phone with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday night.

  • Iraq 2021-01-20 21:17

    Iraqi, British officials discuss Iran-U.S. rift

    TEHRAN – Qasim al-Araji, Iraq’s national security advisor, has discussed with the British ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Hickey, the necessity to put an end to disagreements between Iran and the United States.

  • JCPOA 2021-01-20 13:36

    Expert enumerates nine hurdles to revitalizing JCPOA

    TEHRAN - A West Asia security and nuclear policy specialist at Princeton University, enumerates nine hurdles to revitalize the nuclear deal – JCPOA - that Iran signed with the 5+1 nations - the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany - in July 2015.

  • Ravanchi 2021-01-19 21:51

    U.S. must unconditionally lift all sanctions, Iran insists

    TEHRAN – Iran will not renegotiate the 2015 nuclear deal and that the U.S. must lift all sanctions it imposed on Iran since 2018, Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, said in an interview with ISNA on Tuesday.

  • Syria 2021-01-19 21:50

    Syria strongly denies reports of Israeli-Syrian meeting

    TEHRAN – Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has responded to press reports about an alleged meeting between high-ranking Syrian and Israeli officials at the Russian military base in Hmeimim.

  • Ali Rabiei 2021-01-19 18:59

    Iran: We haven’t received any messages from the Biden team

    TEHRAN – Ali Rabiei, the Iranian government spokesman, said on Tuesday that Tehran’s position over a possible return of the Biden administration to the JCPOA has been uttered repeatedly by Iranian officials.

  • Drill 2021-01-18 22:23

    Iranian Army to stage ‘offensive’ military exercise on Tuesday

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Army’s Ground Force will hold an offensive military exercise on Tuesday near the country’s southern coasts of Makran, top military generals announced on Monday.