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Iran, France hold 5th round of political talks

Iran, France hold 5th round of political talks

Tehran, June 20, IRNA – The fifth round of bilateral political talks between Iran and France was held here on Wednesday between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for political affairs Abbas Araqchi and secretary general of French Ministry of Europe.

5th round of Iran, France political talks in Tehran

5th round of Iran, France political talks in Tehran

Fifth round of Iran and France political talks being held in the Iranian capital, Tehran in the presence of the high ranking officials from the two countries' foreign ministries on June 20, 2018.

5th round of Iran, France political talks in Tehran

5th round of Iran, France political talks in Tehran

Fifth round of Iran and France political talks being held in the Iranian capital, Tehran in the presence of the high ranking officials from the two countries' foreign ministries on June 20, 2018.

Leader receives Iranian lawmakers

Leader receives Iranian lawmakers

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is meeting with members of Iran's Majlis (Parliament) in Tehran on June 20, 2018.

Leader receives Iranian lawmakers

Leader receives Iranian lawmakers

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is meeting with members of Iran's Majlis (Parliament) in Tehran on June 20, 2018.

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Iran, France hold 5th round of political talks

Iran, France hold 5th round of political talks

Tehran, June 20, IRNA – The fifth round of bilateral political talks between Iran and France was held here on Wednesday between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for political affairs Abbas Araqchi and secretary general of French Ministry of Europe.

Pakistan hosting world’s largest refugee population

Pakistan hosting world’s largest refugee population

Islamabad, June 20, IRNA -- As the world observes Refugee Day, Pakistan is the world's largest refugees host giving shelter to millions of Afghan refugees.

Leader urges parliament's independence in anti-terror fight

Leader urges parliament's independence in anti-terror fight

Tehran, June 20, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that parliament should set new legislations to fight terrorism and money laundering.

Europeans must keep JCPOA promises: Velayati

Europeans must keep JCPOA promises: Velayati

Tehran, June 20, IRNA - Member of the Expediency Council and Supreme Leader's Advisor for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati Wednesday urged Europeans to keep their promises with regards to the JCPOA and also forced the US to avoid creating obstruction in this regard.

Iran appoints new representative in int'l organizations in Vienna

Iran appoints new representative in int'l organizations in Vienna

Tehran, June 20, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed Wednesday Kazem Gharib Abadi as the country's new Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the international organizations including International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.

Tehran calls for further cooperation between Iranian, Iraqi private sectors

Tehran calls for further cooperation between Iranian, Iraqi private sectors

Baghdad, June 20, IRNA – Iran's ambassador to Iraq underlined here on Wednesday the importance of strengthening relations between private sectors of the two countries.

Empower a German ‘Iran Bank’ to save Iran’s nuclear deal

By Laura von Daniels*

Empower a German ‘Iran Bank’ to save Iran’s nuclear deal

Tehran, June 20, IRNA - The prospect of securing major private-sector investments could offer Iran an incentive to uphold its side of the nuclear agreement despite Washington’s withdrawal. Laura von Daniels argues that a private German Iran Bank could do the trick.

Iranian petroleum minister: OPEC not an American organization

Iranian petroleum minister: OPEC not an American organization

Tehran, June 20, IRNA - Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh said Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is not an 'American association'.

US causes tension in oil market: Iranian minister

US causes tension in oil market: Iranian minister

Tehran, June 20, IRNA – Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh said on Tuesday that the main part of the current problem in oil market comes from political tensions created by US president in international atmosphere and not lack of balance in demand and supply.

FATF accession to help Iran address sanctions: Bank official

FATF accession to help Iran address sanctions: Bank official

Tehran, June 19, IRNA – Iran's accession to The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) could help the country stand more effectively against [US-imposed] sanctions, the representative of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) in the World Bank said.

Art & Culture

Iran completes full space technology cycle

Iran completes full space technology cycle

Tehran, June 19, IRNA – Iran has managed to complete the full cycle of space technology, according to head of the Iranian Space Agency.

808 tons of drugs found in Iran in a year

808 tons of drugs found in Iran in a year

Tehran, June 19, IRNA – 808 tons of narcotics was found in Iran last year (starting on March 21, 2017) and the relevant dealers were introduced to the judicial authorities, said commander of Iranian Anti-Narcotics Police on Tuesday.

Iran influential member of IFRC: Red Crescent chief

Iran influential member of IFRC: Red Crescent chief

Tehran, June18, IRNA – Iran plays an important role in the International Federation of Red Cross, said Head of Iran's Red Crescent Society Ali-Asghar Peivand on Monday.

Iranian drama shines at Russia's Mirror Int'l Film Festival

Iranian drama shines at Russia's Mirror Int'l Film Festival

Tehran, June 18, IRNA - Iranian drama ‘No Date, No Signature’ won Best Director at Russia's 12th Mirror International Film Festival on Monday.

Iranian movie wins jury award at SCO film festival

Iranian movie wins jury award at SCO film festival

Beijing, June 18, IRNA – An Iranian movie 'Mermaid' received the Special Jury Award from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) film festival held in the Chinese port city of Qingdao.

Powered Iran has nothing to fear against Spain, Portugal: Queiroz

Powered Iran has nothing to fear against Spain, Portugal: Queiroz

Tehran, June 20, IRNA - Carlos Queiroz has guided three national teams to four World Cups but the game against Spain today could prove to be his finest hour and a half, not just on the global stage but in a long and distinguished coaching career.

Youth: Goal keeper Spain's Achilles Heel

Youth: Goal keeper Spain's Achilles Heel

Madrid, June 19, IRNA – Spain's youth believe that their goal keeper will be their Achilles Heel in a stiffen fight against the Iranian squad in the world cup.

Iran Volleyball Federation to file complaint against US

Iran Volleyball Federation to file complaint against US

Tehran, June 19, IRNA - President of Iran Volleyball Federation announced Tuesday that the country will lodge a complaint against US on the problems created for the Iranian team to travel to Chicago for recently-held FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League (VNL).

Iran's volleyball stands 13th after 4th week

Iran's volleyball stands 13th after 4th week

Tehran, June 18, IRNA – Iranian national volleyball team came 13th after the fourth week of FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League (VNL).

Iran sport minister confers with FIFA secretary general

Iran sport minister confers with FIFA secretary general

Tehran, June 17, IRNA - Iran's minister of sports and youth on Sunday conferred with secretary general of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

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UN chief should condemn Trump's pulling out of Iran Deal: US expert

UN chief should condemn Trump's pulling out of Iran Deal: US expert

New York, June 20, IRNA – US President Donald Trump has trampled the United Nations by quitting the Iran Deal, so the UN Chief Antonio Guterres should condemn Trump's act that weakens the nonproliferation regime, said a rotating member of the Council on Foreign Relations of the US.

Trump’s JCPOA withdrawal, very unwise move: Pakistan MP

Trump’s JCPOA withdrawal, very unwise move: Pakistan MP

Islamabad, June 9, IRNA - A senior member of Pakistani Parliament says that US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a very unwise move.

No sympathy for US and Israel whilst Iran adhere to JCPOA

No sympathy for US and Israel whilst Iran adhere to JCPOA

London, Jun 6, IRNA - Former British Ambassador to IAEA Peter Jenkins says as long as Iran is fully compliant with the JCPOA, global public opinion would have no understanding or sympathy whatsoever for US and Israeli anti-iran argument.

Iran president's visit sign of Iran-China good ties

Former diplomat

Iran president's visit sign of Iran-China good ties

Beijing, June 3, IRNA – Former Chinese ambassador to Iran Hua Liming said on Sunday that the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the upcoming SCO Summit meeting in Shanghai is indicative of Iran-China good relations.

Israel unable to impose new balances on Gaza: Palestinian expert

Israel unable to impose new balances on Gaza: Palestinian expert

Ramallah, May 30, IRNA – The Zionist regime of Israel is incapable of imposing new balances on Gaza, said Mohammad Mosaleheh, Palestinian journalist, in a recent interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

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Iran, France hold 5th round of political talks

Iran, France hold 5th round of political talks

Tehran, June 20, IRNA – The fifth round of bilateral political talks between Iran and France was held here on Wednesday between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for political affairs Abbas Araqchi and secretary general of French Ministry of Europe.

5th round of Iran, France political talks in Tehran

5th round of Iran, France political talks in Tehran

Fifth round of Iran and France political talks being held in the Iranian capital, Tehran in the presence of the high ranking officials from the two countries' foreign ministries on June 20, 2018.

5th round of Iran, France political talks in Tehran

5th round of Iran, France political talks in Tehran

Fifth round of Iran and France political talks being held in the Iranian capital, Tehran in the presence of the high ranking officials from the two countries' foreign ministries on June 20, 2018.

Leader receives Iranian lawmakers

Leader receives Iranian lawmakers

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is meeting with members of Iran's Majlis (Parliament) in Tehran on June 20, 2018.

Leader receives Iranian lawmakers

Leader receives Iranian lawmakers

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is meeting with members of Iran's Majlis (Parliament) in Tehran on June 20, 2018.

6th International Exhibition of Rail Transportation opens in Tehran

6th International Exhibition of Rail Transportation opens in Tehran

The 6th International Exhibition of Rail Transportation and Related Industries & Equipment opening in Tehran on June 19, 2018.

6th International Exhibition of Rail Transportation opens in Tehran

6th International Exhibition of Rail Transportation opens in Tehran

The 6th International Exhibition of Rail Transportation and Related Industries & Equipment opening in Tehran on June 19, 2018.

Iran Aluminium Company in central Iran

Iran Aluminium Company in central Iran

This picture shows Iran Aluminium Company IRALCO Aluminum Factory in Arak city in central Province of Markazi on June 19, 2018.

Iran Aluminium Company in central Iran

Iran Aluminium Company in central Iran

This picture shows Iran Aluminium Company IRALCO Aluminum Factory in Arak city in central Province of Markazi on June 19, 2018.

Pakistan hosting world’s largest refugee population

Pakistan hosting world’s largest refugee population

Islamabad, June 20, IRNA -- As the world observes Refugee Day, Pakistan is the world's largest refugees host giving shelter to millions of Afghan refugees.

What’s the reason for all the blind hatred against Iran?

Saber al-Daghamseh*

What’s the reason for all the blind hatred against Iran?

Tehran, June 18, IRNA - Every morning, after having each meal and before falling asleep at night, they swear at Iran and insult the country, labeling it as an evil, adding they are afraid of an imaginary demon called ‘Shia’.

Iran will retaliate. Get over it

By: Mohammad Marandi*

Iran will retaliate. Get over it

Tehran, April 27, IRNA - Any further restraint in responding to Israeli aggression will only encourage more violations against Iran and Iranians

The future of Chabahar Port

By Harsh V. Pant *

The future of Chabahar Port

Tehran, Dec 13, IRNA – Last week saw the inauguration of the first phase of the strategic Chabahar port by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the presence of officials from 17 countries.

S. Arabia, UAE military aggression root cause of Yemen’s afflictions

S. Arabia, UAE military aggression root cause of Yemen’s afflictions

Madrid, Dec 7, IRNA - A senior Iranian expert on international relations said on Wednesday that Military aggression of the Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the major cause of Yemen’s current crisis and afflictions.

FICCI SG: India-Iran ties free from influence of third state

FICCI SG: India-Iran ties free from influence of third state

Tehran, Nov 20, IRNA - India has been very clear that its relations with Iran should be independent of its relations with other states, said the secretary general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Iran’s stall warmly welcomed in Dublin's charity fair

Iran’s stall warmly welcomed in Dublin's charity fair

London, Nov 20, IRNA – Iran's stall was warmly welcomed by senior foreign diplomats in the International Charity Bazaar (ICB) held in Dublin, Ireland.

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Empower a German ‘Iran Bank’ to save Iran’s nuclear deal

By Laura von Daniels*

Empower a German ‘Iran Bank’ to save Iran’s nuclear deal

Tehran, June 20, IRNA - The prospect of securing major private-sector investments could offer Iran an incentive to uphold its side of the nuclear agreement despite Washington’s withdrawal. Laura von Daniels argues that a private German Iran Bank could do the trick.

What’s the reason for all the blind hatred against Iran?

Saber al-Daghamseh*

What’s the reason for all the blind hatred against Iran?

Tehran, June 18, IRNA - Every morning, after having each meal and before falling asleep at night, they swear at Iran and insult the country, labeling it as an evil, adding they are afraid of an imaginary demon called ‘Shia’.

Returning to FATF blacklist will entail economic costs for Iran

Returning to FATF blacklist will entail economic costs for Iran

Tehran, June 12, IRNA - When intelligent transparency is lacking in a country's mechanisms, it would be impossible to even claim that economic corruption is being tackled, let alone achieve favorable results to this end and eliminate it.

Toward a lively school environment

By Mohammad Bat'haei*

Toward a lively school environment

Tehran, June 11, IRNA - On the last workday of the year to mid-March 2018, while I was in Iran's Management and Planning Organization doing my best to resolve the problems the Ministry of Education was faced with and manage to pay the overdue salaries of my colleagues, I also went to give an interview I had earlier promised to do. Among the main topics of the conversation we held was vivacity and liveliness.