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US outright threats against paragraph 28 of JCPOA: Iran's UN envoy

US outright threats against paragraph 28 of JCPOA: Iran's UN envoy

New York, Aug 19, IRNA – Iranian ambassador to the United Nations urged his Americn counterpart to learn lessons of history, adding that US officials provocative statements and their explicit threats against Iran undermine paragraph 28 of the Iran nuclear deal.

Zarif: Terrorism not representing race, religion

Zarif: Terrorism not representing race, religion

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – Terrorism does not have anything to do with race or religion, Iran's Foreign Minister said on Friday in an apparent reaction to recent claims by the US President linking terrorism to Islam.

4th day of debate on President Rouhani's proposed ministers starts

4th day of debate on President Rouhani's proposed ministers starts

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – The fourth day of Majlis (Iran's Parliament) open session to discuss plans of President Hassan Rouhani's proposed ministers started here on Saturday.

US-Iran tensions over nuclear pact cause alarm in Europe

By Seth Jacobson*

US-Iran tensions over nuclear pact cause alarm in Europe

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA - With the war of words between Iran and the United States taking on an increasingly bellicose tone, there is increasing concern across Europe that the nuclear deal overseen by the Obama administration in 2015 is unravelling.

Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on August 19

Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on August 19

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in local English language newspapers on Saturday:

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US outright threats against paragraph 28 of JCPOA: Iran's UN envoy

US outright threats against paragraph 28 of JCPOA: Iran's UN envoy

New York, Aug 19, IRNA – Iranian ambassador to the United Nations urged his Americn counterpart to learn lessons of history, adding that US officials provocative statements and their explicit threats against Iran undermine paragraph 28 of the Iran nuclear deal.

Zarif: Terrorism not representing race, religion

Zarif: Terrorism not representing race, religion

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – Terrorism does not have anything to do with race or religion, Iran's Foreign Minister said on Friday in an apparent reaction to recent claims by the US President linking terrorism to Islam.

4th day of debate on President Rouhani's proposed ministers starts

4th day of debate on President Rouhani's proposed ministers starts

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – The fourth day of Majlis (Iran's Parliament) open session to discuss plans of President Hassan Rouhani's proposed ministers started here on Saturday.

US-Iran tensions over nuclear pact cause alarm in Europe

By Seth Jacobson*

US-Iran tensions over nuclear pact cause alarm in Europe

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA - With the war of words between Iran and the United States taking on an increasingly bellicose tone, there is increasing concern across Europe that the nuclear deal overseen by the Obama administration in 2015 is unravelling.

Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on August 19

Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on August 19

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in local English language newspapers on Saturday:

Armenia bridge to Eurasia, EU markets: Iranian official

Armenia bridge to Eurasia, EU markets: Iranian official

Moscow, Aug 18, IRNA – Armenia as a part of North-South Transport Corridor is a bridge for Iranian businessmen to access Eurasia and Europe markets, an Iranian senior official said on Friday.

Iran ready to reconstruct Syria: Trade official

Iran ready to reconstruct Syria: Trade official

Tehran, Aug 18, IRNA – Iran is ready to help Syria launch its reconstruction and developmental projects, an Iranian trade official said on Friday.

Iran ready for swapping 0.5 m barrels of oil a day: Official

Iran ready for swapping 0.5 m barrels of oil a day: Official

Tehran, Aug 18, IRNA – Iran is ready to transfer 500,000 barrels of oil from the Caspian Sea countries per day in the form of swap deals, an official in Iran's oil sector said.

Iran, Armenia free trade zones ink cooperation MoU

Iran, Armenia free trade zones ink cooperation MoU

Moscow, Aug 18, IRNA – Iranian and Armenian high councils of free trade and special economic zones signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Thursday to help promote cooperation between Aras and Mogri free trade zones.

CBI: 11th govt. absorbs $11.8b foreign investment

CBI: 11th govt. absorbs $11.8b foreign investment

Tehran, August 17, IRNA – Central Bank of Iran (CBI) issued a report on Thursday indicating that the 11th government could absorb some dlrs. 11.8 billion in foreign investments.

Art & Culture

Iranian artists in Hungarian Handicrafts Festival

Iranian artists in Hungarian Handicrafts Festival

Belgrade, Aug 19, IRNA – The 31st Hungarian Handicrafts Festival opened at Buda Castle in Budapest on Friday with artists of nine foreign countries including Iran in attendance.

IRNA chief urges media to produce proper information

IRNA chief urges media to produce proper information

Sanandaj, Aug 17, IRNA – Production of the proper information is the paramount need of the media if the goal is to reach the highest level of effectiveness, chief of Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) said in western city of Iran.

Fleeing Azeri driver arrested in Baku for killing Iranian driver

Fleeing Azeri driver arrested in Baku for killing Iranian driver

Baku, Aug 17, IRNA – State Traffic Police Department of Baku in Azerbaijan Republic announced on Thursday that the drunk fleeing driver behind killing of Iranian national has been arrested.

Rare Parthian clay works samples identified in western Iran

Rare Parthian clay works samples identified in western Iran

Tehran, Aug 16, IRNA - Works and remains from the Neolithic, Copper and Stone, and Bronze Age eras up to the second millennium BC as well as rare samples of clay works in the Parthian era were identified in Kermanshah province in Western Iran.

Red Crescent volunteer organization with 2mn members

Red Crescent volunteer organization with 2mn members

Mashad, Aug 15, IRNA – Head of the Red Crescent Volunteer Organization Reza Andam said on Tuesday that 2 million Iranian citizens are members of the organization.

Iranian crowned world table tennis champion

Iranian crowned world table tennis champion

Tehran, Aug 18, IRNA – An Iranian young table tennis player won the world champion title for the second consecutive year.

Haddadi, best playmaker in FIBA Asia Cup

Haddadi, best playmaker in FIBA Asia Cup

Tehran, Aug 16, IRNA - Centers are not usually known for their passing and playmaking, but Iran’s Hamed Haddadi has defied that in the FIBA Asia Cup 2017.

Iran karateka grabs bronze in Urmia-open

Iran karateka grabs bronze in Urmia-open

Yasuj, Aug 15, IRNA – Iranian karate fighter Reza Rastin ranked third in the 13th International Solidarity and Friendship Karate Male Championship, Urmia-open held in Orumiyeh, west Azarbaijan province, a sport official said.

Iranian Ju-Jitsu teams seize 14 medals in 2017 Asian Champs

Iranian Ju-Jitsu teams seize 14 medals in 2017 Asian Champs

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Iran male and female Ju-Jitsu teams received 14 colorful medals in the first day of the 2nd Asian Ju-Jitsu Championships 2017.

Iranian karateka grabs silver in Urmia-Open Champs

Iranian karateka grabs silver in Urmia-Open Champs

Sanandaj, Aug 14, IRNA – Iranian karate fighter Keivan Baban received a silver medal in the 13th International Solidarity and Friendship Karate Male Championship, Urmia-open held in Orumiyeh, west Azarbaijan province.

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UN urges Baghdad, Erbil to resolve disputes via dialogue

UN urges Baghdad, Erbil to resolve disputes via dialogue

Tehran, Aug 16, IRNA – UN top official in Iraq on Wednesday urged the country's federal government and the autonomous Kurdish region to resolve their disputes via dialogue.

Pakistan ruling party PML-N likely to win 2018 elections: Analysts

Pakistan ruling party PML-N likely to win 2018 elections: Analysts

Islamabad, Aug 16, IRNA – Senior Pakistani analysts believe that if the next round of elections are held on time, the ruling party of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led by Nawaz Sharif would be in a strong position to form the next government.

Lebanon's Hezbollah a global player: Analyst

Lebanon's Hezbollah a global player: Analyst

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Leabanon's Hezbollah's victory in the 33-day war over the Zionist regime of Israel changed the Lebanese Resistance from a small group into a globally-known establishment, a Middle East expert said.

US analyst: No convincing reason against nuclear agreement with Iran

US analyst: No convincing reason against nuclear agreement with Iran

New York, Aug 12, IRNA – President Donald Trump administration does not have any convincing reason to destroy the nuclear agreement, a US analyst said on Saturday.

Trump’s foreign policy terrible: US analyst

Trump’s foreign policy terrible: US analyst

New York, Aug 12, IRNA – Iran's presence in the Middle East as an independent force poses a threat to the US and Israel's freedom to do whatever they want, said Penn State University professor in an interview to IRNA.

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US outright threats against paragraph 28 of JCPOA: Iran's UN envoy

US outright threats against paragraph 28 of JCPOA: Iran's UN envoy

New York, Aug 19, IRNA – Iranian ambassador to the United Nations urged his Americn counterpart to learn lessons of history, adding that US officials provocative statements and their explicit threats against Iran undermine paragraph 28 of the Iran nuclear deal.

Zarif: Terrorism not representing race, religion

Zarif: Terrorism not representing race, religion

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – Terrorism does not have anything to do with race or religion, Iran's Foreign Minister said on Friday in an apparent reaction to recent claims by the US President linking terrorism to Islam.

4th day of debate on President Rouhani's proposed ministers starts

4th day of debate on President Rouhani's proposed ministers starts

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – The fourth day of Majlis (Iran's Parliament) open session to discuss plans of President Hassan Rouhani's proposed ministers started here on Saturday.

US-Iran tensions over nuclear pact cause alarm in Europe

By Seth Jacobson*

US-Iran tensions over nuclear pact cause alarm in Europe

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA - With the war of words between Iran and the United States taking on an increasingly bellicose tone, there is increasing concern across Europe that the nuclear deal overseen by the Obama administration in 2015 is unravelling.

Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on August 19

Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on August 19

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in local English language newspapers on Saturday:

Iranian artists in Hungarian Handicrafts Festival

Iranian artists in Hungarian Handicrafts Festival

Belgrade, Aug 19, IRNA – The 31st Hungarian Handicrafts Festival opened at Buda Castle in Budapest on Friday with artists of nine foreign countries including Iran in attendance.

Russia never shifts stance on JCPOA

Russia never shifts stance on JCPOA

Moscow, Aug 19, IRNA – Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Moscow has not changed its stance vis-à-vis the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and keeps on supporting the international pact.

Pakistan condemns terror attack in Spain

Pakistan condemns terror attack in Spain

Islamabad, Aug 18, IRNA – The government of Pakistan on Friday condemned the terrorist attacks in Spain and expressed sympathies for the families of the victims of this terrible act.

Armenia bridge to Eurasia, EU markets: Iranian official

Armenia bridge to Eurasia, EU markets: Iranian official

Moscow, Aug 18, IRNA – Armenia as a part of North-South Transport Corridor is a bridge for Iranian businessmen to access Eurasia and Europe markets, an Iranian senior official said on Friday.

Terrorists surrounded in central Syria

Terrorists surrounded in central Syria

Damascus, Aug 18, IRNA – Syrian forces have encircled a large area straddling central provinces of Homs and Hama, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Viewpoint

US-Iran tensions over nuclear pact cause alarm in Europe

By Seth Jacobson*

US-Iran tensions over nuclear pact cause alarm in Europe

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA - With the war of words between Iran and the United States taking on an increasingly bellicose tone, there is increasing concern across Europe that the nuclear deal overseen by the Obama administration in 2015 is unravelling.

OPEC must extend cuts to balance oil markets

By Nick Cunningham

OPEC must extend cuts to balance oil markets

Tehran, Aug 17, IRNA - The deal that OPEC put in place late last year, taking a combined 1.8 million barrels per day (mbd) off the market, really took the pressure off of shale producers.

France boosts trade ties with Iran despite US sanction threats

By Kumaran Ira

France boosts trade ties with Iran despite US sanction threats

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA - Despite ‎recently-imposed US sanctions on Iran, France is boosting trade ties with Tehran after Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement. Since the nuclear deal, the French press has begun to call Iran an “El Dorado” for French auto, energy, and high-tech firms.

Paper: Britain, US worked together on Iran '53 coup

Paper: Britain, US worked together on Iran '53 coup

Tehran, Aug 9, IRNA – A British newspaper, based on newly-disclosed documents, has revealed that Britain and the United States collaborated closely to orchestrate a coup d'état in 1953 in Iran and bring down democratically-elected government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq.