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  • Rouhani, Putin, Erdogan 2019-09-16 21:52

    Iranian, Turkish and Russian presidents hold talks on security situation in Syria

    TEHRAN/ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the host of this round of trilateral summit between Turkey, Iran and Russia, hosted President Hassan Rouhani and President Vladimir Putin in Ankara on Monday. It was the fifth summit since 2017.

  • Iranian defense minister holds meeting with Turkish counterpart 2019-09-16 20:23

    Iranian defense minister holds meeting with Turkish counterpart

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Defense Minister Amir Hatami met on Monday with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar in Turkey’s capital, Ankara.

  • Vakili 2019-09-16 20:20

    Lawmaker cautions nuclear deal may turn into ‘worthless piece of paper’

    TEHRAN – A reformist parliamentarian has cautioned that if the Iranian rights under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are not met, the international deal will turn into a “worthless piece of paper”.

  • MP urges seizure of Canada-destined ships in retaliation 2019-09-16 20:18

    MP urges seizure of Canada-destined ships in retaliation

    TEHRAN – A top Iranian lawmaker has denounced Canada’s seizure of Iran’s assets, saying Canadian shipments crossing the Strait of Hormuz should be confiscated by Iran in retaliation.

  • Rouhani Erdogan meeting 2019-09-16 20:16

    Rouhani: Tehran-Ankara ties amicable, strong, developing

    TEHRAN – The presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey have stressed that relations between the two countries are amicable, strong and developing in many fields, vowing to work to deepen and develop ties.

  • Steel 2019-09-16 20:06

    Iran’s 5-month steel ingot output up 4% on year

    TEHRAN - Production of steel ingot by Iran’s 10 major producers exceeded 8.539 million tons in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-August 22), registering a four-percent rise from the same period last year, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • PGPIC 2019-09-16 20:01

    Iran's PGPIC climbs in ICIS ranking despite sanctions

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) has climbed three places to the 35th position in ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies for 2019, Mehr news agency reported on Monday.

  • Iran says closely watching developments in Latin America 2019-09-16 19:58

    Iran says closely watching developments in Latin America

    TEHRAN – Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian parliament speaker, has said Iran closely watches developments in Latin America, especially the hostile moves adopted by the U.S. government against Cuba and Venezuela.

  • Mahak founder receives Muslim World Rania Award 2019 2019-09-16 19:56

    Mahak founder receives Muslim World Rania Award 2019

    TEHRAN – The Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) granted the Muslim World Rania Award to Saeedeh Ghods, the founder of MAHAK, a charity society dedicated to treating pediatric cancer in Iran, the public relations department of MAHAK reported.

  • Iran-Oman 2019-09-16 19:54

    'Oman, a good place for re-export of Iranian products'

    TEHRAN- Oman is a good place for re-export of Iranian products especially during the sanction time, portal of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) reported quoting the head of Iran-Oman Joint Chamber of Commerce as saying.

  • bank loan 2019-09-16 19:53

    Bank loans to economic sectors up over 30%

    TEHRAN- Iranian banking system has offered facilities to domestic economic sectors in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-July 22), stood at 2.188 quadrillion rials (about $52.1 billion), rising 30.9 percent from the previous year’s same period, IRIB reported.

  • Ali Rabiei 2019-09-16 19:51

    Iran says U.S. hasty claims about strikes on Aramco harmful to all

    TEHRAN – Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Monday that the United States’ claims about Iran’s role in the drone strikes on the Saudi Aramco oil installations were “hasty” and will be harmful to all countries in the region.

  • Iran U15 girls 2019-09-16 19:28

    Iran crowned CAFA U15 Women’s champions

    TEHRAN – Iran lifted 2019 CAFA U15 Women’s Championship trophy on Monday.

  • Ali Akbar Salehi 2019-09-16 19:23

    Iran reiterates its reducing nuclear commitments is reversible

    TEHRAN - Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, on Monday insisted on Iran’s stated policy that Tehran’s action in reducing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, is reversible if the remaining parties to the agreement meet their obligations.

  • mousavi 2019-09-16 19:15

    Tehran says to release detained UK-flagged tanker

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has said that the UK-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which was detained by Iran for violating international maritime rules, will soon be released.

  • Chairman of INSTEX Michael Erhard Bock (R) met with Head of German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce Dagmar von Bohnstein in Tehran on Monday. 2019-09-16 19:11

    INSTEX chairman visiting Iran

    TEHRAN - Chairman of INSTEX Michael Erhard Bock, who is visiting Tehran to discuss the implementation of the instrument with senior Iranian officials, met with the Head of German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce (AHK Iran) Dagmar von Bohnstein on Monday.

  • Tehran’s traffic jam drops by 52% 2019-09-16 19:08

    Tehran’s traffic jam drops by 52%

    TEHRAN – Traffic congestion in the traffic zones of Tehran has declined by 52 percent over the Iranian calendar month of Mordad (July 23-August 22) compared to the same period last year, according to the data released by the Tehran Traffic Control Company.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2019-09-16 19:06

    No Rouhani-Trump meeting on agenda: Iran

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi confirmed on Monday that a meeting between President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly is not on the agenda.

  • world ozone day 2019-09-16 18:57

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Ozone Day: Iran well rid of ozone-depleting emissions

    TEHRAN – Iran has reduced 9,800 tons of ozone-destroying emissions over the past 26 years as part of its commitment to the Montreal Protocol, phasing out the chemical substances responsible for ozone layer depletion while making efforts to cut another 2,000 tons.

  • Kurosh Soleimani 2019-09-16 18:56

    Tom Stoppard’s “A Separate Peace” to go on stage in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – The Bistun Theater Group led by Iranian actor and director Kurosh Soleimani plans to perform Czech-born British playwright Tom Stoppard’s “A Separate Peace” at Tehran’s Neauphle-le-Chateau Theater during November. 

  • “Sara the Dancer” 2019-09-16 18:55

    Khorshid film festival to review German shorts

    TEHRAN – A lineup of 17 short movies by German filmmakers will be screened at the 7th edition of the Khorshid Independent and Experimental Film Festival, the organizers announced on Monday. 

  • “Zero to Platform” 2019-09-16 18:54

    Iran’s “Zero to Platform” nominated for Discovery Award at Raindance Film Festival

    TEHRAN – “Zero to Platform”, a documentary by Sahar Mosayyebi, chronicling the life of three Iranian wushu athlete sisters, has been nominated for the Discovery Award at the 27th Raindance Film Festival in London, the organizers have announced.

  • Yarava Ensemble 2019-09-16 18:53

    Yarava Ensemble to perform at German festival 

    TEHRAN – Yarava Ensemble from Tehran will be giving a concert in October at Randfestspiele, a music festival taking place in Zepernick, a district in the German city of Berlin.

  • Alfred Newman 2019-09-16 18:52

    Film scores by Alfred Newman up for discussion at Tehran center 

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Center will be hosting a session on Thursday to review film scores by prominent American composer Alfred Newman (1900–1970).

  • “Highlight” 2019-09-16 18:50

    Montreal cinematheque to screen Iranian shorts

    TEHRAN – The Cinematheque Quebecoise in Montreal, Canada plans to review 13 Iranian short films during a program, which will be held from September 23 to 26. 

  • Behnam Hassanpur acts in a scene from “Monkey”. (Tiwall/Sara Saqafi) 2019-09-16 18:48

    Be tested for HIV to watch “Monkey” on Reza Abdoh

    TEHRAN – Vahid Rahjuy and Hossein Maleki, the directors and writers of “Monkey”, have arranged for theatergoers to be tested for HIV and informed about AIDS voluntarily at no cost before and after watching the play that is about the Iranian-American theater director Reza Abdoh who died of the disease in 1995 at the age of 32.

  • Iran’s nuclear knowledge to astound West, says Rouhani’s aide 2019-09-16 18:38

    Iran’s nuclear knowledge to astound West, says Rouhani’s aide

    TEHRAN – Hessameddin Ashena, an advisor to President Rouhani, says Iran’s vast knowledge of nuclear technology would astonish Western countries.

  • Raisi: Iran to have Canada’s assets seized in retaliation 2019-09-16 18:35

    Raisi: Iran to have Canada’s assets seized in retaliation

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ebrahimi Raisi has warned Canada that if it does not reverse its decision on confiscating Iran’s assets, the Iranian Judiciary and Foreign Ministry will cooperate to identify Canada’s assets through international bodies and have them seized.

  • women fans 2019-09-16 17:23

    No restriction on Iranian women to attend Cambodia match: Govt Spox

    TEHRAN - Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Monday that the Iranian women can buy tickets to watch the match between Iran and Cambodia.

  • “Turtle Hooshang” 2019-09-16 16:55

    Photo by: Mehri Jamshidi

    "Hushang the Turtle” on stage at IIDCYA

    A troupe led by director Olka Hedayat performs “Hushang the Turtle” at the Theater Center of the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran on September 15, 2019. Written by Sepideh Fallahfar, “Hushang the Turtle” emphasizes the need for protecting the environment. The play’s target audience is children above 4.