• 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.

  • Zarif 2021-01-22 22:00

    U.S. blocking Iran’s payment of overdue UN membership fees, Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Iran has allocated funds for the payment of its dues to the UN but the United States prevented Iran from paying the money, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday.

  • U.S.-Israel ties 2021-01-22 20:55

    Israeli trap

    TEHRAN – From ostensibly revising military options for a possible clash with Iran to signaling a united front with some Persian Gulf’s Arab states against Tehran, Israeli are on the run to make any thaw in Iran-U.S. relations a difficult task, something that the new U.S. president needs to be aware of if he wants to avoid repeating the mistakes his predecessor made in the West Asia region.

  • A poster for a conference on Abolfazl Jalili’s films, which will be held by the Institute for Research and Studies on the Arab and Muslim Worlds – Iremam and Aix-Marseille University in France. 2021-01-22 18:22

    French academics to discuss Abolfazl Jalili’s films

    TEHRAN – The poetic universe of Iranian filmmaker Abolfazl Jalili will be discussed in a conference, which will be organized by the Institute for Research and Studies on the Arab and Muslim Worlds – Iremam and Aix-Marseille University.

  • Lolwah al-Khater 2021-01-22 16:58

    Qatar voices readiness to mediate between Iran, U.S.

    TEHRAN – Qatar is ready to mediate between Iran and the United States as the new U.S. president, Joe Biden, assumes office after the turbulent years of the Trump administrations, Lolwah al-Khater, spokeswoman for Qatar’s Foreign Ministry, has said.

  • Healthcare’s share of national budget surges twofold 2021-01-22 16:49

    Healthcare’s share of national budget surges twofold

    TEHRAN – The national budget bill for the next calendar year (starting on March 20) has proposed 1.5 quadrillion rials (around $35 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) for the healthcare system, a more than twofold increase compared to the current year’s budget of 700 trillion rials (nearly $16 billion).

  • Western COVID-19 vaccines 2021-01-22 11:09

    Western COVID-19 vaccines: An iron fist in a velvet glove?

    TEHRAN- Since its emergence in Asia late last year, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the defining global health crisis of the 21st century and the most demanding challenge since World War Two.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Biden 2021-01-20 21:14

    Biden needs to quickly revive JCPOA

    No time left to waste

    TEHRAN – The clock is ticking on the Biden administration’s promise to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal because Iran has waited for so long to see a wise leadership taking the helm in Washington. Therefore, any procrastination on part of the United States under President Joe Biden will most likely spell the end of the nuclear deal, which has now been on life support of more than two years.

  • Mofakham complex selected tourism icon of North Khorasan province 2021-01-20 21:11

    Mofakham complex selected tourism icon of North Khorasan province

    TEHRAN – The extensively restored Mofakham complex has been selected as the tourism icon of North Khorasan province, the provincial tourism chief said on Wednesday.  

  • Technology transfer from Iran a priority for Syria 2021-01-20 17:06

    Technology transfer from Iran a priority for Syria

    TEHRAN – Ambassador of Syria to Tehran Shafiq Dayoub has said that technology transfer from Iran and its indigenization is a priority for Syria.

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  • Hossein Dehghani is Iran's Ambassador to Belgium 2021-01-20 11:54

    By Amb. G. Hossein Dehghani

    JCPOA implementation amid a tug of war between rhetoric and facts

    The man behind the insurrection at home and disarray abroad!

  • 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.

  • Iran's nuclear program 2021-01-19 21:42

    By Saeed K. Mavadat

    Iran outlines plan to tackle possible U.S. return to JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Iranian officials have moved to elaborate on Iran’s strategy to tackle a possible U.S. willingness to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal on the eve of Joe Biden’s inauguration.

  • 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.

  • FM 2021-01-19 17:49

    Qatar urges Arab states to start talks with Iran

    TEHRAN – Qatar has called on the Persian Gulf’s Arab states to seize on the momentum of reconciliation drive in the region and patch up their differences with Iran.

  • Kevin Barrett 2021/01/19

    By Dr. Kevin Barrett

    General Qassem Soleimani: Iconic martyr of the century

    “Due to his legendary courage, General Soleimani was loved and admired by nearly everyone, including many of his enemies”

    TEHRAN- The previous century (20th c.e., 14th h.) featured innumerable martyrs. But only a few of their names have been chiseled prominently into the tablets of world history. Mahatma Gandhi, John and Robert Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Sayyid Qutb were all murdered for standing up against evil. None were saints, much less prophets or imams. All led imperfect lives and had personal as well as intellectual flaws. Yet each became emblematic of a different facet of the struggle for God and the good against the forces of Satan that dominate the so-called modern world.

  • Zafar Iqbal Yousafzai 2021-01-19 12:18

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Pakistan can attain prominent global stature via Iran and China: analyst

    TEHRAN – A member of an Islamabad-based think tank believes that a triple partnership between Iran, China, and Pakistan can enhance Islamabad’s global position.

  • The Great Prophet 15 military exercise 2021-01-18 22:28

    Iran’s missile drill in the shadow of rising tension between Iran and U.S.

    TEHRAN - Iran’s ballistic missile exercise in recent days caused quick and negative reactions by Israel. Israeli officials have expressed their worries over Iran’s military drills in Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean due to Iran’s capability to fire high tech and anti-ship missiles towards simulated targets.

  • 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.

  • Ship 2021-01-18 22:22

    South Korea moves anti-piracy unit away from Strait of Hormuz

    TEHRAN – In a bid to calm tensions with Iran, South Korea has decided to move its anti-piracy naval unit operating near the strategic Strait of Hormuz away from the waterway, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported on Monday.

  • Takhat 2021-01-18 22:20

    No enrichment limit based on NPT: Takht Ravanchi

    TEHRAN – Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, has said based on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) there is no limit for enriching uranium for civilian uses.

  • Macron 2021-01-18 22:19

    Trumpism behind French face

    TEHRAN – In an abrupt reversal of its Iran policy, France has struck a hardline tone on Iran, adopting more or less a Trumpian approach toward the Islamic Republic in a range of pressing issues such as the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Iranian province says ready to help restore cultural heritage in war-torn Karabakh 2021-01-18 19:12

    Iranian province says ready to help restore cultural heritage in war-torn Karabakh

    TEHRAN – Tourism chief of Iran’s East Azarbaijan said on Monday the province could soon start restoration of cultural heritage sites and monuments in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

  • Stephen Herzog 2021-01-18 11:48

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    ‘Compliance-for-compliance’ approach needed to reinstate JCPOA: Harvard researcher

    TEHRAN – Stephen Herzog, a research fellow at the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard University, predicts that Iran and the U.S. will follow a “compliance-for-compliance” approach to revive the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Mekdad 2021-01-17 19:41

    Iran raps EU for blacklisting Syria’s top diplomat

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry has denounced the European Union’s decision to add Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad to its sanctions list as “unreasonable” and “unwise.”

  • MP 2021-01-17 19:40

    Biden must unconditionally return to JCPOA: senior MP

    TEHRAN – Shahriar Heydari, deputy head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has called on U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to unconditionally return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • A photo from Iranian photographer Maryam Saeidpur’s series “Quarantine” won the gold medal in the graphic category of the Third Annual Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival in Japan. 2021-01-17 18:54

    Iran’s “Coexist”, “Quarantine”, “The Note” honored at Meihodo visual media festival

    TEHRAN – “Coexist” by documentarian Komeil Soheili, “Quarantine” by photographer Maryam Saeidpur and “The Note” by photographer Siavash Eydani, all from Iran, have won the top prizes of the Third Annual Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival in Japan.