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German diplomat talks JCPOA with Iranian official in Tehran

German diplomat talks JCPOA with Iranian official in Tehran

Tehran, May 23, IRNA – German Foreign Ministry political director Jens Ploetner accompanied with German Ambassador to Tehran Michael Klor Berchtold held talks with Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for political affairs Abbas Araqchi on bilateral ties and Iran nuclear deal.

Pak PM congratulates India's Modi on election victory

Pak PM congratulates India's Modi on election victory

Islamabad, May 23, IRNA - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the victory in general election.

Persian yellow deer in Dasht Naz protected area

Persian yellow deer in Dasht Naz protected area

Persian yellow deer, which is on the verge of extinction, is seen on a series of photos in Dasht Naz protected area in northern Iran on May 23, 2019. IRNA/Ehsan Fazli Osanloo

Indian Ocean littoral states to hold maneuver

Indian Ocean littoral states to hold maneuver

Tehran, May 23, IRNA – Executive secretary of IONS Forum (Indian Ocean Naval Symposium) acknowledged member-states and observer members of the forum are to hold a naval maneuver in the near future.

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German diplomat talks JCPOA with Iranian official in Tehran

German diplomat talks JCPOA with Iranian official in Tehran

Tehran, May 23, IRNA – German Foreign Ministry political director Jens Ploetner accompanied with German Ambassador to Tehran Michael Klor Berchtold held talks with Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for political affairs Abbas Araqchi on bilateral ties and Iran nuclear deal.

Pak PM congratulates India's Modi on election victory

Pak PM congratulates India's Modi on election victory

Islamabad, May 23, IRNA - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the victory in general election.

Indian Ocean littoral states to hold maneuver

Indian Ocean littoral states to hold maneuver

Tehran, May 23, IRNA – Executive secretary of IONS Forum (Indian Ocean Naval Symposium) acknowledged member-states and observer members of the forum are to hold a naval maneuver in the near future.

Pakistan calls for full JCPOA implementation

Pakistan calls for full JCPOA implementation

Islamabad, May 23, IRNA -- Pakistan has called upon all states to fully implement Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran, Russia review latest Mideast developments

Iran, Russia review latest Mideast developments

Moscow, May 23, IRNA – Iran's Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin held talks on the latest developments of the Middle East.

Development of Chabahar top priority of Iran: FM Zarif

Development of Chabahar top priority of Iran: FM Zarif

Chabahar, May 23, IRNA – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that development of Chabahar free trade zone is high on the agenda of the Iranian Foreign Ministry and foreign policy.

US grants waiver to Iraq to buy Iranian energy

US grants waiver to Iraq to buy Iranian energy

Tehran, May 23, IRNA – The United States has granted waivers to Iraq to purchase gas and electricity from Iran, US charge d’affaires in Baghdad Joey Hood told reporters.

Rouhani: State, private sectors rivalry wrong

Rouhani: State, private sectors rivalry wrong

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday described competition between the state-run and private sectors as totally wrong, saying that the former should not be a rival for the latter.

Trade link with Turkmenistan priority of North Khorasan

Trade link with Turkmenistan priority of North Khorasan

Bojnourd, May 22, IRNA - The governor of North Khorasan says the establishment of effective trade relations with all neighboring countries is in the province's planning, but Turkmenistan is in the priority due to its close proximity and cultural ties.

Iran’s year-on-year inflation rate at 34.2%

Iran’s year-on-year inflation rate at 34.2%

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Iran’s inflation rate in the 12 months ending in the Iranian calendar month of Ordibehesht (May 21) was announced at 34.2%, according to the latest statistics released by Statistical Center of Iran.

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Iranian professor attends bronchoscopy conference

Iranian professor attends bronchoscopy conference

Tehran, May 23, IRNA – An expert of Shahid Beheshti University, Atefeh Abedidni, put her achievements on display in the European Congress of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Pakistan successfully test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Pakistan successfully test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Islamabad, May 23, IRNA -- Pakistan has conducted a successful test launch of the Shaheen-II surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile, according to a military statement.

Iran, Indonesia sign MoU on health cooperation

Iran, Indonesia sign MoU on health cooperation

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - Iran's Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education Saeed Namaki said on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran and Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding on expansion of mutual cooperation in health and medical treatment sectors.

China sends relief aid to flood-stricken people in Iran

China sends relief aid to flood-stricken people in Iran

Tehran, May 22, IRNA- Iran's Red Crescent Society said on Wednesday that Chinese government and Iranian national residing in Austria have sent relief aid to those severely were affected by massive floods in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

1,400 plant species on the verge of extinction in Iran

1,400 plant species on the verge of extinction in Iran

Qazvin, May 22, IRNA- Iran's environment protection authorities on Wednesday warned that 1,400 plant species are on the brink of mass extinction in Iran.

Iranian referee selected to officiate in Olympics 2020

Iranian referee selected to officiate in Olympics 2020

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – More than a year left to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, World Cycling Union (UCI) has selected Iranian international referee Majid Naseri to officiate in the tournament.

Iran chess player wins Abu Dhabi Champs

Iran chess player wins Abu Dhabi Champs

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - Iranian Chess player Sara Sadat Khadem al-Sharieh ranked first in Ramadan Blitz Chess Championship 2019 held in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Iranian woman among 15 leading Rugby athletes

Iranian woman among 15 leading Rugby athletes

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Nahid Beyarjomandi, the head of association of Rugby sports in Iran, was celebrated as one the 15 most leading athletes in the World Rugby.

Iran horseback archery team ranks 4th in Hungary contest

Iran horseback archery team ranks 4th in Hungary contest

Tehran, May 21, IRNA - Iran came fourth on Tuesday in Horseback Archery Open World Championships held in Hungary, improving one level in comparison to the previous world record.

Mousavi congratulates Iran nat'l karate team on victory

Mousavi congratulates Iran nat'l karate team on victory

Tehran, May 20, IRNA - Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi in an Instagram message expressed congratulations on the victory of Iranian National Karate Team ranking top in Istanbul Karate1 Premier League.

Exclusive

UNICEF, Iran, Iraq to jointly conduct mine countermeasures

UNICEF, Iran, Iraq to jointly conduct mine countermeasures

Tehran, May 22, IRNA- The United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq met on Wednesday to examine how to conduct minesweeping measures on border regions.

Iran, Oman; role model for positive regional relationship

Iran, Oman; role model for positive regional relationship

Tehran, May 21, IRNA - Given to Oman's Foreign Minister's trip to Tehran, an expert on Middle East affairs says that Oman is not aligned with Saudi politics in the region, and undoubtedly Tehran-Muscat relations is counted as a role model for positive regional relationship.

Anti-Iran summit in Saudi Arabia, failed meeting in advance

Anti-Iran summit in Saudi Arabia, failed meeting in advance

Tehran, May 21, IRNA - An expert on Middle East affairs says the Mecca summit, due to serious disagreements among the Persian Gulf states with Saudi Arabia, will not realize Riyadh government’s demand for a regional consensus against Iran and the meeting will fail in practice.

Chinese Univ. Chief vows Beijing-Tehran Scientific Cooperation

Chinese Univ. Chief vows Beijing-Tehran Scientific Cooperation

Beijing, May 21, IRNA – Emphasizing the expansion of China-Iran political and economic relations, the head of the Beijing University of Architecture said that the two countries should expand their cooperation in the fields of science, technology and art.

Bolton’s belief puts US on dangerous path with Iran: Pak expert

Bolton’s belief puts US on dangerous path with Iran: Pak expert

Islamabad, May 21, IRNA -- A Pakistani expert says US national security advisor John Bolton’s belief puts the country on a very dangerous path with regard to Iran.

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German diplomat talks JCPOA with Iranian official in Tehran

German diplomat talks JCPOA with Iranian official in Tehran

Tehran, May 23, IRNA – German Foreign Ministry political director Jens Ploetner accompanied with German Ambassador to Tehran Michael Klor Berchtold held talks with Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for political affairs Abbas Araqchi on bilateral ties and Iran nuclear deal.

Pak PM congratulates India's Modi on election victory

Pak PM congratulates India's Modi on election victory

Islamabad, May 23, IRNA - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the victory in general election.

Persian yellow deer in Dasht Naz protected area

Persian yellow deer in Dasht Naz protected area

Persian yellow deer, which is on the verge of extinction, is seen on a series of photos in Dasht Naz protected area in northern Iran on May 23, 2019. IRNA/Ehsan Fazli Osanloo

Indian Ocean littoral states to hold maneuver

Indian Ocean littoral states to hold maneuver

Tehran, May 23, IRNA – Executive secretary of IONS Forum (Indian Ocean Naval Symposium) acknowledged member-states and observer members of the forum are to hold a naval maneuver in the near future.

Development of Chabahar top priority of Iran: FM Zarif

Development of Chabahar top priority of Iran: FM Zarif

Chabahar, May 23, IRNA – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that development of Chabahar free trade zone is high on the agenda of the Iranian Foreign Ministry and foreign policy.

Iranian professor attends bronchoscopy conference

Iranian professor attends bronchoscopy conference

Tehran, May 23, IRNA – An expert of Shahid Beheshti University, Atefeh Abedidni, put her achievements on display in the European Congress of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Pakistan calls for full JCPOA implementation

Pakistan calls for full JCPOA implementation

Islamabad, May 23, IRNA -- Pakistan has called upon all states to fully implement Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran, Russia review latest Mideast developments

Iran, Russia review latest Mideast developments

Moscow, May 23, IRNA – Iran's Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin held talks on the latest developments of the Middle East.

World peace depends on Palestine: Mahathir Mohammad

World peace depends on Palestine: Mahathir Mohammad

Tehran, May 23, IRNA – Materialization of world peace depends on the resolution of Palestinian issue, said Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohammad.

Iran’s regional record very bright: Spox

Iran’s regional record very bright: Spox

Tehran, Jan 4, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Friday that Iran’s record in regional issues is very bright and it is even brighter in the countries such as Iraq, Syria and even Yemen in terms of efforts to restore stability and peace to them.

Should Iran exit the nuclear deal and take the Pyongyang option?

News analysis by Mohammad Marandi*

Should Iran exit the nuclear deal and take the Pyongyang option?

Tehran, June 30, IRNA - After US President Donald Trump’s amusing news conference in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Yong-un and the subsequent fallout, I recalled how the malicious, libellous and anonymous author Junius, depicting another unsavoury character in 1771, wrote: 'As for Mr Wedderburne, there is something about him, which even treachery cannot trust.'

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.

Viewpoint

Loose security chain in Persian Gulf

Loose security chain in Persian Gulf

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - In recent weeks, although the United States with policy of maximum pressure, has tightened the circle of sanctions on Iran, but evidence suggests that the results of US policies have not only affected Iran, but have also affected the entire Middle East and Persian Gulf region.

Rescuing JCPOA via collective mission

Rescuing JCPOA via collective mission

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - Following the departure of the United States from the JCPOA and the White House's obstructions in the way of its implementation, tangible and substantial steps were not taken by the members of the deal to rescue this agreement; an issue that ultimately, pushed Iran for some of its commitments.

JCPOA most comprehensive agreement in non-proliferation history

JCPOA most comprehensive agreement in non-proliferation history

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - Iran's ex-diplomat and former nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian described as a big mistake President Trump's withdrawal from Iran deal, saying the nuclear deal has been the most comprehensive agreement in the history of non-proliferation.

White House miscalculation, confusion on Iran

White House miscalculation, confusion on Iran

Tehran, May 21, IRNA - Some American analysts and media refer to the approaches of US president Donald Trump on Iran as an indication of the White House's entire confusion which is the evidence for the misunderstanding of developments or the miscalculation of former experiences.