• electronic health record 2019-01-20 10:22

    Health profiles soon available on mobile phones

    TEHRAN- By the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20), all Iranians can see their health profiles on their mobile phones, said the deputy health minister for planning. 

  • jannati 2019-01-18 20:09

    Jannati advises officials not to trust Europe

    TEHRAN – Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, chief of Iran’s Assembly of Experts, says the Europeans are worse than the Americans in trying to deprive Iran of the benefits of the 2015 nuclear deal, aka the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), advising officials not to fall for them.

  • Crypto-rial 2019-01-16 19:05

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Getting around sanctions with crypto-rial

    In April 2018, the Central Bank of Iran banned domestic banks and people from dealing in foreign cryptocurrency because of money laundering and financing risks.

  • Trump 2019-01-16 13:19

    By Bashir Esmaeili

    Imposed sanctions, a rollercoaster ride for resilient Iranians for four decades

    It’s been frenetic days with much ups and downs for the people of Iran; just like a rollercoaster ride whose peaks and valleys are determined by international events, a ride that thrills them one moment and devastates them the next.

  • Oil Export 2019-01-13 20:19

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Iran’s oil market facing the new sanctions era; what to expect

    After an expected hiatus in Iran’s oil exports to some of the country’s main customers following the reimposition of the U.S. sanctions, once again the country’s old buyers are coming back to take advantage of the 180-day window which has been presented by the waivers granted in November.

  • sanctions 2019-01-13 19:03

    American literati to recite poetry against U.S. sanctions on Iran 

    TEHRAN – Busboys and Poets, a cultural center in Washington DC, has announced its plan to organize a poetry session on January 22, during which a group of poets will recite their poems in criticism of U.S. sanctions on Iran. 

  • mogherini 2019-01-12 21:35

    EU says will not allow U.S. to determine its trade ties with Iran

    TEHRAN – The high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy says the United States cannot impose its policies on the 28-nation bloc’s legitimate trade relations with Iran.

  • Heiko Maas 2019-01-12 20:55

    Berlin pursuing SPV final requirements: Germany

    TEHRAN – Germany is pursuing the final requirements for implementation of the special purpose vehicle (SPV) for trade with Iran, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said.

  • expert 2019-01-12 20:07

    ‘European sanction on Iran over claims assassination plot is a criminal act’

    TEHRAN - Nozar Shafeie, an expert on international affairs, has said that the European Union’s sanctions against an Iranian intelligence service over claims of Iran’s assassination plot is a “criminal” act.

  • Ahmad Qavidel in a meeting on Tuesday to analyze sanctions’ effects on the right to health. 2019-01-10 07:22

    ‘U.S. committing war crime by hampering medicine transfer to Iran’

    TEHRAN- U.S. unfair sanctions against Iran is indeed an obvious example of war crime as it has denied Iranian patients having access to medication and their basic needs, said the head of Iran Hemophilia Organization. 

  • Foreign Ministry 2019-01-09 19:23

    Iran downgrading security ties with EU: diplomatic source

    TEHRAN – Some six European ambassadors and charges d’affaires in Tehran were dismissed in less than ten minutes after they visited the Foreign Ministry to justify the European Union’s reasons for sanctioning an Iranian intelligence service and two related people, an unnamed diplomatic source told IRNA on Wednesday.

  • Richard Goldberg 2019-01-09 11:34

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Who is the new member of the U.S. National Security Council?

    TEHRAN - Richard Goldberg, a Grand Old Party foreign policy expert, is joining the White House's National Security Council as its new Director for Countering Iranian weapons of mass destruction. Earlier in the Obama era, he was the main designer and negotiator of the Congress on Iran's sanctions and resigned after concluding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA.

  • jahangiri 2019-01-08 20:26

    Unity essential to overcome sanctions: Jahangiri

    TEHRAN – Pointing to harsh economic sanction against Iran by the United States, Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri suggested on Tuesday that national unity is essential to pass this hard time and solve the economic problems.

  • Pompeo: Sanctions aim to improve Iranians’ livelihood 2019-01-04 22:00

    Pompeo: Sanctions aim to improve Iranians’ livelihood

    TEHRAN – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that Washington’s tough sanctions against the Islamic Republic are aimed at giving the Iranian people a chance to have better lives.

  • Detail shows UNESCO-registered Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran. 2019-01-02 20:35

    Iran attracts higher foreign tourists despite sanctions

    TEHRAN – Iran hosted over five million foreign nationals during the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018), up 57 percent year on year, as the U.S. has snapped sanctions back in place to cripple Iran’s economy.

  • Sanctions are a ‘cowardly approach’ toward Iran: Cambridge professor 2019-01-01 21:05

    Sanctions are a ‘cowardly approach’ toward Iran: Cambridge professor

    TEHRAN – A professor of political science at the University of Cambridge has strongly criticized the U.S. sanctions against Iran, calling the sanctions a “cowardly approach” toward the Islamic Republic.

  • A meeting themed “India, a Window Beyond Sanctions” was held Dec. 5 at the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture. The summit was attended by business leaders from both sides and the Indian Ambassador Saurabh Kumar. 2019-01-01 13:26

    By Salman Parviz

    India, Iran to maintain trade level amid sanctions

    U.S. unilateral sanctions bring economic challenges for both nations

    TEHRAN -- Re-imposition of sanctions by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration against Iran sent the national currency rial on a roller coaster ride against the U.S. dollar, spiraling inflation and soaring cost of living for the general public in Iran. From the record highs of 190,000 rials against the dollar in late September, the greenback exchange rate has now recovered, hovering around 10,000 rials in the open market. 

  • حسام الدین آشنا 2018-12-19 20:44

    Advisor predicts U.S. sanctions won’t last long

    TEHRAN – The new round of the unilateral U.S. sanctions against Iran cannot last for long because sanctioning all of the countries that are willing to cooperate with Iran is impossible for the United States, a senior advisor to the president said on Wednesday, the Borna news website reported.

  • Rouhani praises Erdogan’s stance against U.S. sanctions 2018-12-19 20:41

    Rouhani praises Erdogan’s stance against U.S. sanctions

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday praised Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s “decisive stance” against the U.S. sanctions on Iran, Mehr reported.

  • لعیا جنیدی 2018-12-18 21:40

    The Harvard-educated woman helping lead Iran’s sanctions fight

    In Iran’s hierarchical political system, it is rare to see an outsider granted a senior position. That is why the Islamic republic’s newest weapon in its battle with U.S. president Donald Trump is so unusual.

  • zarif 2018-12-17 21:46

    Zarif: Sanctions only hurt ordinary Iranians but fail to change Tehran’s policy

    TEHRAN - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday reiterated that U.S. sanctions will fail to change Iran’s policy, reminding that sanctions only hurt "ordinary Iranians", Press TV reported.

  • Parsa Sadat 2018-12-16 20:15

    UK university tells Iranian student: Go home and get tuition fees in cash

    Iranian university students in the UK are facing suspension from their courses because of U.S. President Donald Trump’s newly reimposed sanctions on the country.

  • Donald Trump 2018-12-15 21:55

    Trump’s Iran sanctions create a triple threat to the West

    The South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf was an offshore discovery that, for oilmen, is the stuff of dreams. The largest natural gas field in the world, it stretches across the maritime border between Iran and Qatar. American economic sanctions, however, had kept it off-limits to Western energy companies for years. When the U.S. and other world powers negotiated the 2015 nuclear deal, that unlocked the potential bounty. The French oil giant Total soon signed a deal to help develop a key portion of the field and started work last year. Then Donald Trump was elected. His administration pulled out of the deal and, in late November, imposed severe economic penalties—again. Facing the threat of “secondary sanctions”—U.S. sanctions on any foreign companies doing business in Iran—Total withdrew from the South Pars, deciding, as many European companies have, that access to the U.S. market remains more important than deals in Iran. In Total’s wake, though, came the China National Petroleum Corp., a state-owned giant based in Beijing. “It’s a gift to China,” says a longtime Total adviser not authorized to speak publicly, “and a self-inflicted wound for the West.”

  • واعظی و اردوغان 2018-12-15 20:34

    Erdogan pushes for stronger ties with Iran 

    TEHRAN - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said late on Friday that his government is willing to strengthen tie with Iran, especially in economic sphere.

  • Non-oil 2018-12-14 22:20

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Sanctions an opportunity to enhance non-oil exports

    TEHRAN- Under the condition when the U.S. unilateral sanctions on Iran’s economy has reduced the country’s main source of income i.e. crude oil exports, Iran can turn the sanctions into an opportunity to enhance its non-oil exports as a reliable source of income.

  • hajizadeh 2018-12-14 20:17

    Iran should make sanctions ineffective: general

    TEHRAN - Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force, said on Thursday that Iran should make the economic sanctions ineffective.

  • Meng Wanzhou 2018-12-14 13:04

    By Maryam Khormaie

    Sanctions on Iran or trade warfare? What is the pretext for punishing Huawei in America?

    TEHRAN - Canada has arrested a senior Huawei technology company official suspected of violating sanctions against Iran at the request of U.S. officials.

  • ‘Basij has reduced sanctions effects’ 2018-12-09 21:54

    ‘Basij has reduced sanctions effects’

    TEHRAN – The chief of Imam Hossein Cadet College said on Sunday that the impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran has been reduced due to efforts by the Basij Organization.

  • rouhani 2018-12-08 20:44

    Rouhani warns that boycotting Iran undermines Tehran’s ability to fight drugs and terrorism

    Rouhani: Sanctions clear ‘example of economic’ terrorism

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal and reimposition of sanctions against Iran are clear examples of “economic terrorism”.

  • Europe hesitant to form SPV over fears of U.S. pressure: expert 2018-12-02 21:02

    Europe hesitant to form SPV over fears of U.S. pressure: expert

    TEHRAN – An expert on international affairs says the European countries seem hesitant to open up a banking channel with Iran due to fears of U.S. economic pressure against them.