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Iran FM, ex-UN official meet in Munich

Iran FM, ex-UN official meet in Munich

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson in Munich.

Iraqi political figure sympathizes with Iran people over plane crash

Iraqi political figure sympathizes with Iran people over plane crash

Belgrade, Feb 18, IRNA – Top Iraqi politician in a message sympathized with Iranian people and leadership over the plane crash which claimed the lives of 65 people.

Iran, Qatar launch joint chamber of commerce

Iran, Qatar launch joint chamber of commerce

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA – Director General for Arab-African states in international department of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture Shahram Khasipour said on Sunday that Iran and Qatar joint chamber of commerce launched in Iran's Chamber by holding founding board meeting.

Serbian president sympathizes with Iran people over plane crash

Serbian president sympathizes with Iran people over plane crash

Belgrade, Feb 18, IRNA – Serbian president in a message sympathized with Iranian people and government over the plane crash which claimed the lives of 65 people.

Foreign diplomats condole with Iran on plane crash

Foreign diplomats condole with Iran on plane crash

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA – Foreign diplomats to Tehran expressed condolences over the deadly plane crash in central Iran.

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Iran FM, ex-UN official meet in Munich

Iran FM, ex-UN official meet in Munich

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson in Munich.

Iraqi political figure sympathizes with Iran people over plane crash

Iraqi political figure sympathizes with Iran people over plane crash

Belgrade, Feb 18, IRNA – Top Iraqi politician in a message sympathized with Iranian people and leadership over the plane crash which claimed the lives of 65 people.

Serbian president sympathizes with Iran people over plane crash

Serbian president sympathizes with Iran people over plane crash

Belgrade, Feb 18, IRNA – Serbian president in a message sympathized with Iranian people and government over the plane crash which claimed the lives of 65 people.

Foreign diplomats condole with Iran on plane crash

Foreign diplomats condole with Iran on plane crash

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA – Foreign diplomats to Tehran expressed condolences over the deadly plane crash in central Iran.

Foreign envoys to visit Kermanshah

Foreign envoys to visit Kermanshah

Kermanshah, Feb 18, IRNA - Governor General of Kermanshah province Hoshang Bazvand said on Sunday that ambassadors from 25 countries are to visit Kermanshah to be familiar with the investment opportunity of the province.

Iran, Qatar launch joint chamber of commerce

Iran, Qatar launch joint chamber of commerce

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA – Director General for Arab-African states in international department of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture Shahram Khasipour said on Sunday that Iran and Qatar joint chamber of commerce launched in Iran's Chamber by holding founding board meeting.

Chabahar Free Zone ready to cooperate with Japanese investors

Chabahar Free Zone ready to cooperate with Japanese investors

Chabahar, Feb 18, IRNA - Chabahar Free Trade-Industrial Zone is ready for any cooperation with the Japanese investors, deputy head of Chabahar Free Zone for economic and investment affairs said.

Bosnia emphasizes developing trade exchanges with Iran

Bosnia emphasizes developing trade exchanges with Iran

Belgrade, Feb 18, IRNA - Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirko Šarović stressed on promoting trade exchanges with Iran.

Chabahar Port to help Iran, Georgia boost export cooperation

Chabahar Port to help Iran, Georgia boost export cooperation

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA – Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that the newly-constructed Port of Chabahar in southeast of Iran provides a unique opportunity for both Iran and Georgia to boost cooperation in the area of exports to the regional countries.

Government's new monetary policy bringing stability, keeping interest rate low

By Reza Boostani*

Government's new monetary policy bringing stability, keeping interest rate low

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA - Recent changes in Iran's macroeconomic condition, had made it practically impossible for the government to continue an anti-recession monetary policy. Thus, in a courageous move, domestic policymakers began employing new monetary measures focusing on stabilizing the macro-economy by reducing money supply and, consequently, increasing the nominal interest rate.

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IRNA chief stresses expansion of cooperation with Syrian media

IRNA chief stresses expansion of cooperation with Syrian media

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA – Managing director of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) emphasized boost of cooperation with Syrian media including the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

Drone to look for Iran crashed plane: Local official

Drone to look for Iran crashed plane: Local official

Isfahan, Feb 18, IRNA – Very extreme weathers in the mountainous area where the Iranian passenger plane crashed Sunday morning has made the rescue teams to put up a drone to look for the debris and exact site of the crash.

Iran to give incentive package to foreign tourists for Norouz

Iran to give incentive package to foreign tourists for Norouz

Sari, Feb 18, IRNA – Iran will soon introduce incentive packages for foreign tourists to encourage them to visit tourist attractions of the country, head of Iran's cultural organization announced here on Saturday evening.

All eyes on rescue teams for new info on Iran ill-fated flight

By: Reza Bahar

All eyes on rescue teams for new info on Iran ill-fated flight

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA – Bad weather made the Iranian emergency and rescue teams start their operation on Sunday by land to access the site of the ATR-200 passenger plane crashed earlier this morning over the Dena Mountains in southwestern Iran.

Germany ready for more cooperation in protecting Iran’s cultural heritage

Germany ready for more cooperation in protecting Iran’s cultural heritage

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA - The German Ambassador to Tehran, Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg, expressed hope that Iran and Germany together would protect the “glorious heritage of the Iranian culture.”

Rescue operation underway to find missing climbers in NE Iran

Rescue operation underway to find missing climbers in NE Iran

Semnan, Feb 16, IRNA – Rescue workers are searching for four climbers who went missing in the heavy snow near Shahroud, in the Iranian northeastern province of Semnan.

Iranian elite invited to RoboCup 2018

Iranian elite invited to RoboCup 2018

Shiraz, Feb 14, IRNA – Iranian elite Sajjad Akbarpour has been invited to RoboCup 2018 slated to be held on June 12-19 in Montreal, Canada.

Iran taekwondoka bags silver at Turkish  tournament

Iran taekwondoka bags silver at Turkish tournament

Borujerd, Feb 13, IRNA – Iranian taekwondo fighter Ashkan Zahmatkeshan received a silver medal at the 5th Turkish Open Taekwondo Tournament 2018 which is underway in Turkey.

Iranian cyclist bags bronze at Myanmar Champs

Iranian cyclist bags bronze at Myanmar Champs

Tehran, Feb 12, IRNA – Iranian cyclist Mahdi Sohrabi snatched a bronze medal at 2018 Asian Road and Para Cycling Championship held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

Iran's sports minister hails futsal championship in Asia

Iran's sports minister hails futsal championship in Asia

Tehran, Feb 11, IRNA – Iran's minister of sports and youth affairs on Sunday congratulated championship of the country's futsal team in Asian cup.

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Iran security considerations should be taken into account: US analyst

Iran security considerations should be taken into account: US analyst

New York, Feb 18, IRNA – Europe and the US's selling arms in the region doesn’t help the Western Asia, only an approach that considers the security concerns of Iran will be successful, said Policy Fellow at National Iranian American Council.

President Rouhani's India visit to reinforce ties: MPs

President Rouhani's India visit to reinforce ties: MPs

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's visit to India is in line with developing relations between the two countries, members of Iran-India Parliamentary Group said.

Indian scholar hails Iran's role as only source of unity among Muslims

Indian scholar hails Iran's role as only source of unity among Muslims

New Delhi, Feb 16, IRNA - A prominent Indian religious scholar has praised the role of Iran as the only source of unity among Muslims worldwide.

President Rouhani, valuable friend of India: Ex FM

President Rouhani, valuable friend of India: Ex FM

New Delhi, Feb 16, IRNA - India's former Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is a very valuable friend of India.

President Rouhani's visit to cement Tehran-Delhi ties: Indian Analyst

President Rouhani's visit to cement Tehran-Delhi ties: Indian Analyst

New Delhi, Feb 16, IRNA- A senior Indian analyst of the world affairs stressed the current visit of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to India will further strengthen the already strong ties between Tehran and New Delhi.

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Iran FM, ex-UN official meet in Munich

Iran FM, ex-UN official meet in Munich

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson in Munich.

Iraqi political figure sympathizes with Iran people over plane crash

Iraqi political figure sympathizes with Iran people over plane crash

Belgrade, Feb 18, IRNA – Top Iraqi politician in a message sympathized with Iranian people and leadership over the plane crash which claimed the lives of 65 people.

Iran, Qatar launch joint chamber of commerce

Iran, Qatar launch joint chamber of commerce

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA – Director General for Arab-African states in international department of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture Shahram Khasipour said on Sunday that Iran and Qatar joint chamber of commerce launched in Iran's Chamber by holding founding board meeting.

Serbian president sympathizes with Iran people over plane crash

Serbian president sympathizes with Iran people over plane crash

Belgrade, Feb 18, IRNA – Serbian president in a message sympathized with Iranian people and government over the plane crash which claimed the lives of 65 people.

Foreign diplomats condole with Iran on plane crash

Foreign diplomats condole with Iran on plane crash

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA – Foreign diplomats to Tehran expressed condolences over the deadly plane crash in central Iran.

Foreign envoys to visit Kermanshah

Foreign envoys to visit Kermanshah

Kermanshah, Feb 18, IRNA - Governor General of Kermanshah province Hoshang Bazvand said on Sunday that ambassadors from 25 countries are to visit Kermanshah to be familiar with the investment opportunity of the province.

Zarif, de Mistura hold talks in Munich

Zarif, de Mistura hold talks in Munich

Munich, Feb 18, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held meeting with United Nations and Arab League Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura in Munich on Sunday.

Spokesman of Germany chancellor condoles with Iran on plane crash

Spokesman of Germany chancellor condoles with Iran on plane crash

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA – Spokesman for Germany Chancellor Steffen Seibert in a message on Sunday extended condolences over the tragic incident of the plane crash in Iran.

Emir of Kuwait offers condolences on Iran plane crash

Emir of Kuwait offers condolences on Iran plane crash

Doha, Feb 18, IRNA – Emir of Kuwait Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in a letter to Iran President Hassan Rouhani expressed condolences over the deadly air crash.

Iran judiciary chief urges probe into tragic plane crash

Iran judiciary chief urges probe into tragic plane crash

Tehran, Jan 18, IRNA – Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani on Sunday called on the country's prosecutor general to set up a committee to investigate the tragic plane crash in southern Iran.

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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Government's new monetary policy bringing stability, keeping interest rate low

By Reza Boostani*

Government's new monetary policy bringing stability, keeping interest rate low

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA - Recent changes in Iran's macroeconomic condition, had made it practically impossible for the government to continue an anti-recession monetary policy. Thus, in a courageous move, domestic policymakers began employing new monetary measures focusing on stabilizing the macro-economy by reducing money supply and, consequently, increasing the nominal interest rate.

Huge leap in Tehran-New Delhi relations

Afshar Soleymani*

Huge leap in Tehran-New Delhi relations

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA - President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to India was highly important as it provided an opportunity for the two countries to discuss the current regional and international conditions, in addition to holding talks on mutual cooperation.

Iraq; rebuilding what US bombs destroyed

By Reza Bahar

Iraq; rebuilding what US bombs destroyed

Tehran, Feb 14, IRNA – 'We are not nation-building again,' said US President Donald Trump in a nationally broadcast address from Fort Myer in Virginia in August 2017.

Rouhani administration faces no budget deficit despite unfulfilled income target

Rouhani administration faces no budget deficit despite unfulfilled income target

Tehran, Feb 14, IRNA - An assessment of the Iranian government’s financial condition during March 21-December 20, 2017, shows that although the Rouhani administration has failed to acquire more than $8.1 billion in predicted monetary resources, its figures are not indicative of a budget deficit.