• Danish ambassador to Iran Jesper Vahr (R) and his family pose for a photo during their visits to the UNESCO-designated Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran, October 21, 2021. (PHOTO: Afshin Majlesi) Today 18:02

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Danish ambassador tells of his 'unforgettable' visit to Isfahan

    ISFAHAN – On Thursday evening, when I was roaming through the gorgeous Imam Square of Isfahan, I suddenly bumped into the Danish ambassador to Iran, Jesper Vahr, and his family who were also touring the UNESCO-designated site.

  • Qalibaf 2021-10-12 21:23

    Qalibaf says sanctions and distortion are two serious wars against Islamic Revolution

    TEHRAN - Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said on Tuesday that “sanctions” and “distortion” are two serious challenges to the Islamic Republic, emphasizing the need for win over the economic and media warfare against the country.

  • Iran tourism prepares for a comeback 2021-09-22 17:59

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Iran tourism prepares for a comeback

    TEHRAN – Iran considers reopening borders to foreign vacationers as its new tourism minister has said the government will soon scrap visa restrictions.

  • Sanctions 2021-09-21 21:26

    Biden follows in footsteps of his predecessors, hitting a wall they built

    Another Brick in the Wall

    TEHRAN – The Biden administration vowed to revive a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers by removing the illegal sanctions imposed by the previous administration but it ended up imposing and maintaining the same sanctions it had decried. 

  • MP 2021-09-20 21:03

    Raisi administration seeks to thwart sanctions, MP says

      TEHRAN - A member of the National Security Committee of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) says the approach of the Raisi administration is to promote economic capacity at home and to negotiate at the international stage, and this will neutralize the sanctions.

  • Ludovic Zanker 2021-09-20 17:28

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    EU powerless in face of U.S. sanctions on Russia and Iran: expert

    TEHRAN – A consultant in European and international affairs believes that the EU is absent and powerless when it comes to U.S. unilateral sanctions against other countries.

  • MP 2021-09-18 18:39

    Permanent membership in SCO will break economic bans on Iran: MP

    TEHRAN - A member of the Planning and Budget Committee of the Iranian Parliament is of the opinion that Iran's membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will end the “economic sanctions” on Iran. 

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-09-04 22:06

    Iran condemns new round of U.S. sanctions

    TEHRAN — In reaction to the U.S. Treasury Department’s sanctions on four Iranian nationals, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said unfortunately current U.S. officials are pursuing the failed policy of the previous administration.

  • British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson 2021-08-24 13:31

    UK to “push for sanctions” on Taliban at G7 meeting

    Sources say Britain plans to push world leaders to consider new sanctions on the Taliban when the G7 group of advanced economies meets on Tuesday to discuss the crisis in Afghanistan.

  • Imam Abu Nahidian is reflected in a mirror at the Manassas Mosque in Manassas, Va., on Aug. 18, 2021. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) 2021-08-21 20:00

    U.S. releases religious tiles after confiscating them for violating Iran sanctions

    TEHRAN - The U.S. Treasury Department has released a shipment of religious tiles that were projected to be installed at a northern Virginia mosque but were confiscated at Dulles International Airport after they were determined to have violated sanctions on Iran.

  • U.S.- Russia 2021-08-21 18:52

    U.S. hits Russia with sanctions

    The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has slapped sanctions on a Russian ship and two companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. In a report, the U.S. State Department says the sanctions have been imposed on the vessel, Ostap Sheremeta, shipowner JSC Nobility and construction company Konstanta.

  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro 2021-08-18 13:05

    Venezuela’s Maduro not opposed to U.S. talks, sanctions “must go”

    President Nicolas Maduro says he would not oppose "direct dialogue" with the United States, after a round of preliminary meetings in Mexico City with the Venezuelan opposition.

  • U.S. expands sanctions regime against Cuba 2021-08-14 20:52

    U.S. expands sanctions regime against Cuba

    The United States imposed new sanctions on senior Cuban officials and a military unit, the latest in a series of actions in response to rare protests on the island.

  • Hossein Askari 2021-08-11 12:47

    By M.A. Saki

    Iran’s big problem is economic policies: professor 

    TEHRAN – A professor of economics believes that Iran’s main problem lies in economic policies although he says “sanctions have a terrible stranglehold on the Iranian economy.”

  • US Cuba 2021/08/01

    U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Cuba, pledges more measures

    The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on the Cuban police force and two of its leaders in response to the police’s alleged human rights violations during rare protests on the Island.

  • Israel 2021-07-17 21:06

    One-sided justice is my ideal!

    TEHRAN— July 17 marks the World Day for International Justice. The Day of International Criminal Justice is celebrated by honoring individuals working to advocate the fundamental human rights of victims affected by criminal acts. People also come together around the world to host events promoting international criminal justice and support for the International Criminal Court.

  • Ali Hajilari 2021-07-11 16:54

    World must take effective steps to lift illegal bans on developing states: diplomat

    TEHRAN - The world must take “serious and effective” steps to counter the U.S. coercion against developing states, an Iranian diplomat has said.

  • Takht Ravanchi 2021-07-10 07:59

    Envoy reminds U.S. that endangering public health is war crime

    TEHRAN — Iran’s permanent envoy to the United Nations has censured the U.S.’s illegal and inhumane sanctions on Iran as instance of “war crime”, saying they are used as a means to endanger the Iranian nation’s health for political purposes.

  • UN 2021-06-30 19:35

    UN chief urges U.S. to lift all sanctions on Iran

    TEHRAN - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the United States to remove all sanctions on Iran as agreed under a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers in 2015. 

  • JCPOA 2021-06-26 21:09

    Vienna talks reach key point as U.S., European allies move beyond JCPOA

    TEHRAN – American and European officials have launched a concerted diplomatic campaign in a bid to extract more concessions from Iran in the nuclear talks while refusing to provide assurances that they will not renege on their promises again as they did in the 2015 deal.

  • Iranian diplomat Zahra Ershadi 2021-06-25 20:13

    Weaponizing sanctions is immoral, says Iranian diplomat

    TEHRAN – An Iranian diplomat told a session of the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that Tehran is against using sanctions as a weapon against countries, including Syria, saying such moves are “immoral and unlawful”.

  • Rouhani 2021-06-23 22:20

    Rouhani says key issues in JCPOA have been resolved

    TEHRAN — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the main issues in the Vienna talks on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal have been settled, noting it is now possible to have the sanctions lifted right away.

  • Alexei Navalny 2021-06-21 17:13

    U.S. preparing fresh Russia sanctions over ‘Navalny poisoning’

    A top White House advisor has warned that the United States is preparing another round of sanctions against Russia over the alleged poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

  • Iran Human Rights 2021-06-20 21:41

    Iranian human rights body says U.S. relaxes sanctions after Iran produced own COVID-19 vaccine

    TEHRAN — The Islamic Republic of Iran High Council for Human Rights said on Sunday that the United States is issuing sanctions waivers for the coronavirus-related items after Iran produced its own COVID-19 vaccine.

  • EU-US 2021-06-16 14:13

    Lifting sanctions constitutes ‘essential part’ of JCPOA: EU and U.S.

    TEHRAN - The European Union and the United States have said that lifting sanctions on Iran constitutes an “essential part” of the 215 Iran nuclear agreement, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), whose possible revival is the subject of the ongoing talks in Vienna since early April, according to Press TV.

  • Steve H. Hanke 2021-06-13 21:12

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Sanctions have proven ineffective: American economist

    TEHRAN – Noting that the sanction is a failed policy, a professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University says that the U.S. is totally addicted to sanctions as an “economic weapon of war”.

  • Zarif 2021-06-08 18:44

    Zarif urges U.S. to change course

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reacted to the claims of his American counterpart about the necessary measures to fully resume the nuclear agreement.

  • استراماچونی / کالدرون 2021/05/24

    By Farrokh Hesabi

    FFIRI lifts ban on signing foreign players and coaches

    TEHRAN - The Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) has nullified the rule that banned Iranian football clubs from signing foreign players and coaches.

  • spox 2021-05-10 16:19

    Extending deal with IAEA possible, Iran says 

    TEHRAN – Iran on Monday voiced conditional readiness to extend a deal with the UN nuclear watchdog that is set to expire in few weeks, saying the extension of the temporary deal would depend on the Vienna talks moving in the right direction. 

  • Vienna talks 2021-05-05 18:27

    U.S. refusing to lift all sanctions on Iran: report

    TEHRAN – The United States still refusing to lift all the sanctions it has imposed on Iran and this refusal may bring Vienna's nuclear talks to a halt, according to Iran’s state TV.