• Friday Mosque of Neyriz; one of the earliest in Iran 2020-12-21 22:53

    Friday Mosque of Neyriz; one of the earliest in Iran

    TEHRAN- Once quite flourishing in ancient times, Neyriz used to be one of the largest communities of Muslims. Located in Fars province in southern Iran, Neyriz is close to a salt lake and some stone quarries where its inhabitants are working today.

  • JCPOA meeting 2020-12-21 20:13

    European plot: How to kill an agreement?

    TEHRAN – While other parties to the Iran nuclear deal underline the need to strike a balance between rights and obligations within the deal, the Europeans keep calling on Iran to reverse its nuclear measures that are meant to bring back balance to the nuclear deal.

  • Ronny Prasetyo Yuliantoro  2020-12-21 13:27

    By H.E. Ronny Prasetyo Yuliantoro 

    Commemoration of 70 years of Indonesia-Iran diplomatic relations

    The year 2020 marks the 70 years of Indonesia-Iran diplomatic relations. The two countries have been developing cooperation in many areas including those in progress even to date. Both countries are now making the best out of these potentials /opportunities while adjusting to the most updated global situation most notably the current COVID-19 pandemic.     

  • Mehmet perincek 2020-12-21 11:59

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Iran, Turkey, and Russia must act jointly against the Washington tyranny: Turkish historian

    TEHRAN – A Turkish historian and political scientist wants Iran, Turkey, and Russia to form an alliance to confront U.S. unilateral policies in West Asia.

  • MP 2020-12-20 22:11

    All European states should be dissolved: senior MP

    TEHRAN – Mojtaba Zolnouri, the head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has said if the violators of the rights of the Iranian people are to be punished, all European governments must be dissolved because they have committed the biggest violation of the rights of the Iranian people.

  • Parliament 2020-12-20 22:03

    225 Iranian lawmakers denounce European Parliament resolution on Iran

    TEHRAN – A group of 225 Iranian lawmakers on Sunday strongly condemned a resolution recently adopted by the European Parliament on the alleged human rights violations in Iran.

  • Ambassador 2020-12-20 21:12

    Iran ready for extensive co-op with Austria: ambassador

    TEHRAN - There is no obstacle to expanding bilateral relations as the two countries share numerous potential opportunities in various fields, Iran's Ambassador to Austria Abbas Bagherpour-Ardekani said on Saturday.

  • A view of Taq-e Bostan; a significant archaeological site in Kermanshah, western Iran 2020-12-20 19:46

    Italian university hosting exhibit on Iranian history

    TEHRAN – An archaeological exhibition, featuring slices of Iranian history, has recently opened at the Sapienza University of Rome in the Italian capital.

  • Tabiat Bridge 2020-12-20 19:42

    12 unmissable destinations in Tehran 

    Tehran is such a bustling metropolis that some travelers love to hate as many avoiding a stay there altogether en route to Iran's more popular tourist destinations. 

  • Switzerland returns smuggled antiquities to Iran 2020-12-20 19:42

    Switzerland returns smuggled antiquities to Iran

    TEHRAN – A total of 49 works of ancient art that had been looted and smuggled out of Iran some four decades ago have recently been returned home with the aid of Swiss officials.  

  • Shashank Joshi 2020-12-20 15:18

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    No guarantee a Republican administration won't quit nuclear deal again: expert

    TEHRAN – A defense editor at the Economist says that there is no guarantee that a possible Republican administration in the U.S. will not breach the nuclear deal again.

  • Exemplary nurses honored 2020-12-20 11:28

    Exemplary nurses honored

    A special ceremony was held in Tehran on Saturday to honor exemplary nurses who are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus.

  • Anton Khlopkov 2020-12-19 22:11

    By Mohammad Ali Saki

    Russia says Trump’s policies have eroded trust in U.S. 

    TEHRAN - Director of the Russian Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) says the policies adopted by the outgoing Trump administration have raised serious questions over the reliability of the U.S. as a partner.

  • Dogan Belin 2020-12-19 22:11

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Iran and Turkey must use their geostrategic potential in face of Zionism: Turkish politician

    TEHRAN -  Dogan Bekin, vice president of the New Welfare Party in Turkey, is of the opinion that Tehran and Ankara must use their “geostrategic potential” to confront global Zionism.

  • Zarif 2020-12-19 22:06

    FM Zarif urges U.S. to withdraw from the region

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged the U.S. to withdraw its troops from the West Asia region, the Fars news agency reported on Saturday.

  • Shaaban 2020-12-19 18:30

    Iran’s withdrawal from Syria is out of question: Syrian official

    TEHRAN – No one can dictate to Syria how to manage its relations with Iran and other resistance groups in the region, says Bouthaina Shaaban, an advisor to the president of Syria.

  • abir bassam 2020/12/19

    By Abir Bassam

    In the lost time, another shocking assassination in one year

    The news of the assassination of the prominent Iranian scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was shocking to many around the world. Though it has been clear that the assassination has provoked the Iranian people as well as the public of its friends, no one can say that it is going to be an easy case to handle in the short or long term. 

  • Grossi 2020-12-18 20:39

    By M.A. Saki

    Serious doubts about Grossi’s intentions 

    Rafael Grossi, the director general of the Atomic Energy Agency, has said reviving Iran’s nuclear deal under U.S. President-elect Joe Biden would require striking a new agreement setting out how Iran’s reduction of commitments should be reversed.

  • Kazem Jalali 2020-12-18 20:19

    Tehran, Moscow to continue military co-op. despite U.S. sanctions: ambassador

    TEHRAN - Iran and Russia will maintain bilateral military cooperation, Kazem Jalali, Iran’s ambassador to Russia told Sputnik in an interview, adding that U.S. sanctions will not impact his country’s military capabilities nor its scientific research.

  • Kazem Gharibabadi 2020-12-18 20:18

    Iran hits back at IAEA chief’s call for new agreement, says JCPOA not renegotiable

    TEHRAN – There will be no renegotiations on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and even if the deal is revived there would also be no need for a new document on the UN atomic watchdog’s role in implementing the deal, Iran said in response to UN atomic watchdog chief Rafael Grossi’s remarks on the need to strike a new agreement to revive the Iran deal.

  • Iran’s art of miniature, pilgrimage to St. Thaddeus listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage 2020-12-18 20:14

    Iran’s art of miniature, pilgrimage to St. Thaddeus listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

    TEHRAN – Iran’s art of miniature along with pilgrimage to the St. Thaddeus apostle monastery have been recognized by UNESCO for their cultural significance.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-16 21:52

    Foreign ministers from JCPOA parties to hold talks on Dec. 21

    JCPOA Joint Commission holds online meeting

    TEHRAN - The Joint Commission of the JCPOA was convened in Vienna on Wednesday. It was attended online by deputy foreign ministers and political directors from Iran, Russia, China, Britain, Germany, France and the European Union.

  • Khatibzadeh 2020-12-16 21:27

    Iran rejects any sabotage act in the Red Sea

    TEHRAN – Saeed Khatibzadeh, the spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, has said that Iran rejects any sabotage act in the Red Sea after a fuel tanker was hit by an explosion at the Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah.

  • Iranian elements re-endorsed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage 2020-12-16 21:02

    Iranian elements re-endorsed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

    TEHRAN – Two Iranian elements of ‘Naqqali, Iranian dramatic story-telling’, and “traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian Gulf’ have gained approval to remain on the UNESCO list for the Intangible Cultural Heritage. 

  • An incense-burner in the shape of a lion (1000-1100) is on show in the "Literary Excellence" section, demonstrating how texts decorated objects (Photo: © Musee du Louvre, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Hughes Dubois) 2020-12-16 20:59

    London museum to host major exhibit on Iranian history and arts

    TEHRAN – The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) will be hosting a major exhibition on Iranian history and arts.

  • Saeed Khatibzadeh 2020-12-16 14:27

    JCPOA Joint Commission meeting is regular and usual: Iran

    TEHRAN – Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, says the Joint Commission of the JCPOA (the official name for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal) is going to hold a normal and usual meeting.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-16 10:55

    11 Europeans’ JCPOA commitments that were reneged on

    TEHRAN – As the European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal move to turn the heat on Iran by trying to widen the scope of the nuclear deal, a publication close to the office of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution put the spotlight on the Leader’s remarks on the European non-compliance with the nuclear deal.

  • onur sinan 2020-12-16 10:31

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    "Let us not make our enemies happy": Turkish attorney

    TEHRAN – Calling for a regional alliance that includes Iran and Turkey, a Turkish lawyer invites Ankara and Tehran “not to make the enemies happy” over minor issues or misunderstandings that may arise.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-15 21:42

    JCPOA talks will go ahead as planned: EU diplomat

    TEHRAN – The European Union-Iran talks on the 2015 nuclear deal will go ahead as planned despite the controversy over the execution of Rouhollah Zam, an EU foreign service spokesman said, according to Euobserver.

  • WH 2020-12-15 21:39

    Trump’s pressure campaign against Iran failed: former WH official

    TEHRAN – U.S. President Donald Trump has sought to reach a new deal with Iran through exerting pressure on it but he failed to get any deal with Iran, former assistant director for National Security in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has said.