• 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.

  • Ali Rabiei 2021-05-04 23:45

    The Leader assigns the framework of the negotiations: Rabiei

    TEHRAN— In his weekly press briefing, Ali Rabiei, spokesman for the Iranian government, stated that the Leader of the Islamic Revolution had assigned the framework for the Vienna negotiations.

  • رهبری 2021-05-04 13:24

    Leader underlines high voter turnout in the upcoming elections

    TEHRAN— The Leader of the Islamic Revolution spoke with the people in a live televised speech, broadcasted by state TV Channel One, social media platforms, and networks abroad.

  • Malek Shariati 2021-05-01 21:45

    Parliament only approves removal of all sanctions

    TEHRAN— In a tweet sent out on Saturday, the spokesman for the Energy Committee of the parliament emphasized that in the issue of lifting sanctions, the Islamic Republic of Iran's official position is the removal of all sanctions so that Iran would be able to fully benefit the economic effects of lifting those sanctions.

  • تخت روانچی 2021-04-28 21:33

    Sanctions prevent encountering health crisis

    TEHRAN— Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iranian ambassador to the United Nations criticized United Nations Security Council’s inaction towards unjust sanctions against Iran during a severe pandemic on Wednesday.

  • U.S.-Israel-Saudi Arabia 2021-04-28 21:23

    Why Saudis and Israelis are anxious about JCPOA talks

    TEHRAN – Israel and Saudi Arabia have intensified their efforts to influence any U.S. move to return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which they have publicly opposed right from the start.

  • sanctions are an instance of rights violations 2021-04-27 12:26

    Iran writes to EU, says the bloc exercises double standards on human rights

    TEHRAN – In a strongly worded letter to the Council of the European Union, Iran formally protested against the blacklisting of several individuals and entities, saying it shows European double standards on human rights in Iran.

  • Vienna Talks 2021-04-18 17:30

    Iran, P4+1 agree to continue talks as new understanding emerges

    TEHRAN – Iran and the remaining parties to a 2015 nuclear deal agreed to continue nuclear deal talks as a top Iranian nuclear negotiator announced that the talks are leading to a new understanding.

  • پرچم آمریکا روسیه 2021-04-17 21:05

    Russia, retaliating against Washington, asks 10 U.S. diplomats to leave

    Russia asked 10 U.S. diplomats to leave the country in retaliation for Washington's expulsion of the same number of Russian diplomats over alleged malign activity and suggested the U.S. ambassador return home for consultations.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-04-16 21:56

    Tehran calls Washington’s sanctions on Russia a wrong move 

    TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Friday that new U.S. sanctions against Russia is a wrong move and completely unacceptable.

  • Uranium enrichment 2021-04-16 21:31

    Iran flexes nuclear muscles with enrichment leap

    Iran can enrich uranium to 60% and beyond

    TEHRAN – In the latest move to achieve advanced nuclear technology, Iran announced on Friday that it produced the first batch of 60% enriched uranium for the first time.

  • Zarif 2021-04-16 18:46

    Iran to avoid protracted nuclear talks: FM Zarif

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has ruled out the prospect of Iran and the P4+1 engaging in a process of talks for the sake of talks, saying the duration of the nuclear negotiations is determined by national interests. 

  • Foreign Ministry 2021-04-15 15:17

    Iran summons Portuguese ambassador over EU sanctions

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned the Portuguese Ambassador to Tehran, Carlos Costa Neves, to protest at the European Union’s “impudent” move to blacklist a number of Iranian officials and bodies.

  • Natanz 2021-04-11 21:07

    Who’s behind Natanz incident?

    TEHRAN – Less than a week after a mysterious attack on an Iranian vessel in the Red Sea, an incident occurred at the Natanz nuclear facility for the second time in less than a year amid heightened tensions between Iran and Israel.

  • Araghchi 2021-04-10 19:28

    Top Iranian negotiator hails Vienna talks but highlights complications 

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi expresses satisfaction at the progress made in Friday’s nuclear talks between Iran and the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal.