• Europe 2018-12-23 10:48

    By Hanif Ghafari

    The turbulent sea of Europe

    TEHRAN - As it could be expected, the current protests in France against Emmanuel Macron's policies didn't come to an end, but we're rather witnessing the spread of these protests to other parts of Europe. The anti-capitalist protest of the French citizens is now spreading to other European countries, including the Netherlands and Belgium.

  • Europeans topmost travelers to Shahdad desert 2018-12-15 21:50

    Europeans topmost travelers to Shahdad desert

    TEHRAN – Europeans have constituted the highest number of arrivals in Iran’s Shahdad desert since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), ISNA reported.

  • Which countries do Iranians visit the most? 2018-12-15 20:44

    Which countries do Iranians visit the most?

    TEHRAN - Which countries did Iranians travel to the most during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year started on March 21?

  • Germany: Saving Iran deal important for Europe’s security 2018-12-10 21:01

    Germany: Saving Iran deal important for Europe’s security

    TEHRAN – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday that salvaging the Iran nuclear deal is important for Europe’s security, IRNA reported.

  • The effects of U.S. sanctions on Iran’s natural gas projects 2018-12-10 09:51

    By Omid Shokri Kalehsar

    The effects of U.S. sanctions on Iran’s natural gas projects

    Iran holds the second largest natural gas reserves in the world. Despite this advantage, the country controls less than one percent of the world’s natural gas market. Nevertheless, Iran is the third largest gas producer and, over the past few years, has focused on increasing its share of the global gas market. By the end of 2017, according to the National Iranian Gas Company, Iran was producing 800 million cubic meters per day.

  • Europe 2018-12-08 09:56

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    A contemplation on Europe's new crises

    TEHRAN - Recently, it hasn't been quite calm in Europe! Although French President Emmanuel Macron has temporarily withdrawn from the fuel tax laws, the "Yellow Vests" continue to follow their demands of the Elysees Palace, taking out to the streets of Paris and other cities.

  • Europe 2018-12-07 09:13

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    West return to 2007: Europe's anger over incompetent politicians

    TEHRAN - The anger and discontent of European citizens over European politicians is increasing day by day. While more than ten years have passed since the economic crisis in Europe, we are still witnessing austerity plans in this block. France' recent round of demonstrations isn't limited to this country anymore, and we're now witnessing demonstrations in countries such as Belgium and the Netherlands.

  • ‘Iran medical services could serve Lithuanians’ 2018-12-05 22:48

    ‘Iran medical services could serve Lithuanians’

    TEHRAN – Head of Honorary Consulate of Lithuania in Iran has said the Iranian medical industry could attract patients from Lithuania or other European countries.

  • Hillary Clinton 2018-12-01 09:02

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Will Clinton have the EU's Support?

    TEHRAN - In her recent remarks, the U.S. defeated candidate in the 2016 presidential elections pointed to the current challenges in Europe and tried to take a stance accordingly! Hillary Clinton, who spoke briefly of her possible presence in the 2020 presidential elections before, warned against the raise of nationalism in Europe, while praising Angela Merkel's policies toward immigrants.

  • Iran can restore uranium enrichment: Zarif 2018-11-25 19:30

    Zarif says Europe can’t swim without getting wet

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Zarif has said that Iran has the option to restore uranium enrichment as it deems it a right under the 2015 landmark nuclear agreement.

  • Europe undecided who should host SPV, Zarif says 2018-11-20 22:18

    Europe undecided who should host SPV, Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said European countries are facing a challenge over determining a host country for Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), emphasizing that Iran would decide on its options based on its national interests.

  • Nader Entessar 2018-11-19 11:14

    By Javad Heirannia

    Today's Europe is not in position to implement joint army: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Nader Entessar, Professor Emeritus of Political Science from university of South Alabama says that there is a growing sentiment among some European leaders to chart a more independent defense and foreign policy posture vis-a-vis the United States, but I don't think today's Europe is in a position to implement a genuine independent course from Washington's diktat.

  • Araghchi 2018-11-17 21:56

    Araqchi: Iran not sorely disappointed with EU

    TEHRAN – Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi says Iran has not become completely disappointed with Europe to help counter the effects of U.S. sanctions on Tehran but it has devised several mechanisms for any possible scenario.

  • India-EU 2018-11-15 10:54

    India, EU to cooperate in counter terrorism

    TEHRAN _ India and European Union (EU) have vowed to step up cooperation in effectively dealing with terrorism, extremism and radicalization. The issue figured prominently during India-EU annual counter terrorism and political dialogue in Brussels on Monday.

  • kharrazi 2018-11-12 23:07

    European failure to save nuclear deal will destabilize Mideast, Kharrazi warns

    TEHRAN - Kamal Kharrazi, head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, warned on Monday that a failure by Europe to save the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, will destabilize the Middle East region.

  • Rouhani + letter 2018-11-03 09:20

    By Hassan Rouhani

    Europe should work with Iran to counter U.S. unilateralism

    The world faces a myriad of challenges, including economic issues, social crises, the predicament of refugees, xenophobia, terrorism and extremism.

  • EU office opening OK under current circumstances: MP 2018-10-31 20:58

    EU office opening OK under current circumstances: MP

    TEHRAN – Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has said the European Union’s request for opening an office in Tehran could be granted under the current circumstances provided that they provide practical economic support for Iran in the face of U.S. sanctions.

  • MP: Europeans determined to work with Iran 2018-10-31 08:26

    MP: Europeans determined to work with Iran

    TEHRAN – Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee says the Europeans have shown great determination to cooperate with Iran, but their ability to do so is still in question.

  • Philippe Bonnecarrere 2018-10-22 20:29

    By Zahra Khezri

    Europe tries to ensure connection of at least one Iranian bank with the world: French senator

    TEHRAN – French Senator Philippe Bonnecarrere, who heads the France-Iran friendship group in the upper house of parliament, says that European nations are seeking to ensure that at least one Iranian bank stay connected to the world after the U.S. imposed new sanctions on Tehran.

  • Iran ends visa-free travel for Serbians 2018-10-17 14:54

    Iran ends visa-free travel for Serbians

    TEHRAN - Iran has scrapped visa-free entry for Serbian nationals, days after the Balkan country reintroduced visas for Iranians, CHTN reported on Thursday.

  • Iran nuclear deal a model for North Korea problem: Merkel 2018-10-17 11:06

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Merkel's projection regarding nationalist movements in Europe 

     TEHRAN - In recent years, we have repeatedly spoken about the blows that hit the United Europe hard, and resulted in constant and overwhelming crises in this block. The European authorities now refer to "returning to nationalism" as a potential danger (and in some cases, the actual danger!) In this block, and warn against it without mentioning the origin of this danger.

  • Non-oil exports 2018-10-13 21:43

    Non-oil exports to Europe grows above 26% in 6 months

    TEHRAN- Iran’s non-oil exports to Europe during the first half of the present Iranian calendar year 1397 (March 21- September 22) increased by 112.9 percent in terms of weight and 26.33 percent in terms of value, IRNA reported according to the latest data released by Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).

  • An exterior view of the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport 2018-10-13 17:30

    Serbia to reintroduce visas for Iranians, saying privilege abused

    TEHRAN - Serbia is to scrap visa-free entry for Iranians out of concerns that some may “abuse the system” as an avenue to enter other European states.

  • Russian economy 2018-10-09 12:40

    Russia wants to ditch U.S. dollar in trade with European partners

    The Russian Ministry of Finance said on Monday it may shift to the use of local currencies with European trade partners. The move will be part of the so-called de-dollarization of the Russian economy.

  • falahat 2018-10-02 08:09

    Daesh would have reached Europe without Iran: senior MP

    TEHRAN - Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Chairman Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said on Monday that Daesh would have reached the gates of Europe if it had not been for Iran’s fight against the group in Iraq and Syria.

  • NATO 2018-09-23 13:32

    By Saeed Sobhani 

    The conflict between White House and NATO

    As Politico reported, So far, the defense-centered core of the Western alliance has proven strikingly sturdy, even as U.S.-European collaboration has collapsed on other issues, such as climate change, trade and Iran. The Trump administration pleasantly surprised many across the Atlantic by nearly doubling the Obama-era program to fund U.S. military presence in Europe. Almost 1,000 Americans in uniform are now deployed in Poland. By most accounts, the alliance’s ability to discourage Moscow from testing NATO’s resolve has never been better.

  • بهرام قاسمی 2018-09-23 12:00

    Iran summons Dutch, Danish and British diplomats over terror attack in Ahvaz

    The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Saturday summoned ambassadors of the Netherlands and Denmark as well as the British chargé d'affaires to Tehran after terrorists with alleged links to the European countries carried out attacks during a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz on Saturday.

  • Syria to expel Idlib terrorists with least humanitarian cost: Zarif 2018-09-21 13:32

    There is every indication Americans continue to harbor the illusion of regime change in Iran, Zarif says 

    Zarif: Europe must protect nuclear deal for ‘its own sovereignty’

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has told German magazine Der Spiegel that Europe must guard the 2015 nuclear agreement not for Iran but for “its own sovereignty and its long-term economic interests”.

  • kharrazi 2018-09-16 00:08

    Europe should safeguard Iran’s rights: Kharrazi

    TEHRAN - Kamal Kharrazi, head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, said on Saturday that Europe’s package to save the 2015 nuclear deal should safeguard Iran’s rights.

  • Ghaderi 2018-09-12 09:32

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    Europe's Hollow Threats

    Although there has recently been lots of controversies on issues such as developing an "independent payment system" Europe and a "pseudo-swift structure" to maintain the nuclear deal with Iran, many analysts and experts in economic affairs believe that there's no real intention to actualize this idea among the EU authorities. In the meantime, there are deterrent factors that have hampered European independence from the United States, and it seems that these factors are now highlighted under the presidency of Donald Trump.