Islamic Republic of Iran

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  • Chinese tourists visit the “Gate of All Nations” at the ancient Persian city of Persepolis near Shiraz in southern Iran, which is hoping to dramatically increase the number of visitors from China with a new visa waiver program. (Photo: AFP) 2019-07-17 20:40

    Longstanding Sino-Iranian relations could help foster tourism ties

    TEHRAN – Iran’s deputy tourism chief has said that longstanding cultural and trade relations between Iran and China could lay a solid ground for developing mutual tourism ties.

  • Iran to establish visa-free regime for the Chinese on July 16 2019-07-10 21:56

    Iran to establish visa-free regime for the Chinese on July 16

    TEHRAN – As of July 16, Chinese passport holders will no longer need visas to enter Iran, ISNA reported on Tuesday.

  • People visit the 17th-century Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, one of the masterpieces of Iranian architecture in Isfahan. 2019-07-09 20:36

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Is Iran safe for Americans to visit?

    TEHRAN – The matter of security in Iran is essentially considered as a complex question for any U.S. citizen willing to visit the Islamic Republic.

  • Trump’s sanctions failed to harm Islamic Republic: Atlantic Council 2019-06-25 21:12

    Trump’s sanctions failed to harm Islamic Republic: Atlantic Council

    TEHRAN – Barbara Slavin, the director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council, has argued that the Trump administration’s sanctions against Iran have failed to cause the Islamic Republic to suffer.

  • Top cleric Ayatollah Momen passes away at 81 2019-02-22 22:47

    Top cleric Ayatollah Momen passes away at 81

    TEHRAN – Ayatollah Mohammad Momen, a member of the Assembly of Experts and the Guardian Council, passed away at the age of 81 in a hospital in Tehran on Thursday after spending the past two months battling with brain hemorrhage and respiratory problems.

  • Cleric lauds Leader’s guidance for second phase of the Revolution 2019-02-22 22:42

    Cleric lauds Leader’s guidance for second phase of the Revolution

    TEHRAN – Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi Fard, the interim Friday prayer leader of Tehran, said the Leader’s guidance for the “second phase” of the Islamic Revolution is a charter for self-improvement and society building and is also a new chapter for the Iranian nation’s revolutionary movement.

  • Route to amend the constitution is open, ex-lawmaker says 2019-02-04 20:19

    Route to amend the constitution is open, ex-lawmaker says

    TEHRAN – A former senior lawmaker believes the route to amend the constitution is open, but the central tenets of Islamic principles and republicanism cannot be changed.

  • ‘Strong will exists to fight money laundering’ 2018-12-07 21:29

    ‘Strong will exists to fight money laundering’

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has criticized some media outlets for politicizing the issue of money laundering, saying fighting the issue is a strength for the Islamic Republic and its importance has been acknowledged by the nation and authorities.

  • No dead end in Islamic Republic: commander 2018-12-03 22:45

    No dead end in Islamic Republic: commander

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps second-in-command said on Monday that there’s “no dead end” for the Islamic Republic as it moving forward, Tasnim reported.

  • Former MP blames government and domestic media for 2017 protests 2018-10-14 22:45

    Former MP blames government and domestic media for 2017 protests

    TEHRAN – Former senior lawmaker Mohammad Reza Bahonar says the government as well as domestic media outlets are to blame for last year’s unexpected protests which broke out in dozens of cities and towns across Iran.

  • Insufficient dialogue between factions is problematic: Jahangiri 2018-02-28 09:05

    Insufficient dialogue between factions is problematic: Jahangiri

    TEHRAN – Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has called for national dialogue to resolve the problems, saying the pressure Iranian nation is experiencing is due to the insufficient amount of dialogue in the country.

  • ‘Subversive threats’ should be taken seriously: Jannati 2018-02-07 10:57

    ‘Subversive threats’ should be taken seriously: Jannati

    TEHRAN – Guardian Council secretary Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said on Monday that “subversive threats” to the Islamic Republic should be taken seriously, warning that such plots must be foiled. 

  • Iranians rally to condemn riots 2018-01-03 19:54

    Iranians rally to condemn riots

    TEHRAN – Iranian people took to the streets in several cities on Wednesday to condemn the recent wave of deadly violence in some cities, and to voice their full support for the Islamic Republic system.

  • Iranians mark pro-Islamic Republic rallies of 2009 2017-12-30 18:36

    Iranians mark the 2009 pro-Islamic Republic rallies

    TEHRAN – Hundreds of thousands of pro-Islamic Republic citizens took to the streets across the country on Saturday to commemorate the anniversary of the mass rallies that put an end to the 2009 post-election unrest.

  • Islamic Republic 2017-12-28 13:51

    Islamic Republic eases up on dress code

    TEHRAN – Iran is taking a softer approach to those women who do not dress modestly, opting for education over punishment, Tehran’s police chief has said.

  • Hegemons trying to counter Iran’s defense capability: defense minister 2017-12-21 14:06

    Hegemons trying to counter Iran’s defense capability: defense minister

    TEHRAN – Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami on Wednesday said the hegemons are trying to contain Iran’s growing defense capability and restrict its influence in the region after they failed to confront the Islamic Republic militarily.

  • راهپیمایی یوم الله ۲۲ بهمن در قم - عکس : مهدی بخشی سورکی 2017-02-10 20:21

    By Katya Bohdan

    Today it’s “Neither East, nor West – but the Islamic Republic”

    Exactly 38 years ago, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 15 years in exile. February 10 was the last day of the “ten days of dawn” that celebrate his return and commemorate the victory of the Iranian Revolution.

  • Abbas Araqchi presser in 1st anniversary of JCPOA implementation 2017-02-01 10:22

    Araqchi meets with Qom clerics

    TEHRAN – Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi on Tuesday traveled to Qom to visit a number of grand ayatollahs.

  • Iran says ‘will not tolerate’ intervention in region 2016-10-31 21:15

    Iran says ‘will not tolerate’ intervention in region

    TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic’s main policy in the region is to preserve territorial integrity of regional countries and hamper foreign countries’ interference.

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    Araqchi urges Islamic countries to show real face of Islam

    TEHRAN – Iran's deputy foreign minister has said that the most important task of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is to introduce the discourse of real Islam and present the real face of Islam, ISNA reported.

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    ‘Enemies try to trigger insecurity in Iran’

    TEHRAN – Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has said that “Iran’s enemies that use their money, political leverage, and experience in order to create insecurity in the Islamic Republic,” Tasnim news agency reported.

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    Iranian doctor receives Award of the State of Kuwait Prize

    TEHRAN - Doctor Nizal Sarrafzadegan from the Islam Republic of Iran received the Award of the State of Kuwait Prize for the Control of Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

  • Hamid Baidinejad, Nicholas Hopton 2016-09-05 17:55

    Iran, UK restore full diplomatic relations

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran and the United Kingdom have restored their diplomatic relations to the highest level by assigning and dispatching their ambassadors to the other country each.