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Truck carrying opium seized by Iran's police

Truck carrying opium seized by Iran's police

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – A truck carrying 170 kilograms of opium was seized by Iran's police and four drug traffickers were detained.

Visit by Iran General to Turkey new chapter in ties: US think tank

Visit by Iran General to Turkey new chapter in ties: US think tank

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – The visit to Turkey by the Iranian Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri is expected to open a new chapter in ties between Tehran and Ankara, said the American think tank 'Stratfor' in a report.

Iran rep becomes member of Int'l University Sports Federation

Iran rep becomes member of Int'l University Sports Federation

Taipei, Aug 19, IRNA - Before the opening ceremony of the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei, Iranian representative Asghar Rahimi became member of the International University Sports Federation.

Goal scored by Iranian player among best AFC picks

Goal scored by Iranian player among best AFC picks

Tehran. Aug 19, IRNA – Iranian Esteghlal football team player Andranik Teymourian's goal to the Thai Buriram United in the 2013 AFC Champions League is among the list of the best goals scored during the event.

Syria hails Iran's firms cooperation in renovation stage

Syria hails Iran's firms cooperation in renovation stage

Damascus, Aug 19, IRNA - Syria is ready to welcome all Iranian companies to participate in renovating the country, Member of the Syrian parliament for Aleppo and Chairman of the Syrian Federation of Industry said.

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Visit by Iran General to Turkey new chapter in ties: US think tank

Visit by Iran General to Turkey new chapter in ties: US think tank

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – The visit to Turkey by the Iranian Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri is expected to open a new chapter in ties between Tehran and Ankara, said the American think tank 'Stratfor' in a report.

Syria hails Iran's firms cooperation in renovation stage

Syria hails Iran's firms cooperation in renovation stage

Damascus, Aug 19, IRNA - Syria is ready to welcome all Iranian companies to participate in renovating the country, Member of the Syrian parliament for Aleppo and Chairman of the Syrian Federation of Industry said.

Pakistan needs US trust more than its money on fighting terrorism

Pakistan needs US trust more than its money on fighting terrorism

Islamabad, Aug 19, IRNA – Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa tells the US that more than financial support, his country wants Washington to believe Pakistan's efforts and sacrifices in fight against terrorism and militancy.

Moscow, Tehran, Ankara preparing for 6th Astana talks: Russia

Moscow, Tehran, Ankara preparing for 6th Astana talks: Russia

Moscow, Aug 19, IRNA – Moscow, Tehran and Ankara, as well as other participants are 'actively preparing for the sixth high-level international meeting on Syria' in Kazakhstan capital, Astana, the Russia Foreign Ministry announced.

US undermining validity of int'l reports: Former CIA official

US undermining validity of int'l reports: Former CIA official

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – Politicizing the 'international open source information' by Washington would undermine the utility of such reports, a former CIA official said, referring to President Donald Trump's attempts to kill Iran nuclear deal.

Iran to export oil to Russia soon: Russian Minister

Iran to export oil to Russia soon: Russian Minister

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – Iran is likely to start exporting oil to Russia under the agreement 'oil-for-goods' within a month, Russia's Energy Minister said.

Iran, Armenia sign MoU on free trade zones

Iran, Armenia sign MoU on free trade zones

Tabriz, Aug 19, IRNA – Iran and Armenia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)regarding Aras Free Trade Zone(FTZ), NW Iran, and Meghri FTZ, SE Armenia, said Head of Aras Free Zone Organization.

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.

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Truck carrying opium seized by Iran's police

Truck carrying opium seized by Iran's police

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – A truck carrying 170 kilograms of opium was seized by Iran's police and four drug traffickers were detained.

Zoroastrian feast held in archeological site

Zoroastrian feast held in archeological site

Mahabad, Aug 19, IRNA – The Zoroastrian Gahanbar feast was held in Takht-e Soleymān, AKA Azar Goshnasp (meaning, the Fire of the Warrior Kings) located in Takab, West Azerbaijan, NW Iran.

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.

Iran rep becomes member of Int'l University Sports Federation

Iran rep becomes member of Int'l University Sports Federation

Taipei, Aug 19, IRNA - Before the opening ceremony of the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei, Iranian representative Asghar Rahimi became member of the International University Sports Federation.

Goal scored by Iranian player among best AFC picks

Goal scored by Iranian player among best AFC picks

Tehran. Aug 19, IRNA – Iranian Esteghlal football team player Andranik Teymourian's goal to the Thai Buriram United in the 2013 AFC Champions League is among the list of the best goals scored during the event.

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.

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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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Truck carrying opium seized by Iran's police

Truck carrying opium seized by Iran's police

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – A truck carrying 170 kilograms of opium was seized by Iran's police and four drug traffickers were detained.

Visit by Iran General to Turkey new chapter in ties: US think tank

Visit by Iran General to Turkey new chapter in ties: US think tank

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – The visit to Turkey by the Iranian Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri is expected to open a new chapter in ties between Tehran and Ankara, said the American think tank 'Stratfor' in a report.

Iran rep becomes member of Int'l University Sports Federation

Iran rep becomes member of Int'l University Sports Federation

Taipei, Aug 19, IRNA - Before the opening ceremony of the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei, Iranian representative Asghar Rahimi became member of the International University Sports Federation.

Goal scored by Iranian player among best AFC picks

Goal scored by Iranian player among best AFC picks

Tehran. Aug 19, IRNA – Iranian Esteghlal football team player Andranik Teymourian's goal to the Thai Buriram United in the 2013 AFC Champions League is among the list of the best goals scored during the event.

Syria hails Iran's firms cooperation in renovation stage

Syria hails Iran's firms cooperation in renovation stage

Damascus, Aug 19, IRNA - Syria is ready to welcome all Iranian companies to participate in renovating the country, Member of the Syrian parliament for Aleppo and Chairman of the Syrian Federation of Industry said.

Pakistan needs US trust more than its money on fighting terrorism

Pakistan needs US trust more than its money on fighting terrorism

Islamabad, Aug 19, IRNA – Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa tells the US that more than financial support, his country wants Washington to believe Pakistan's efforts and sacrifices in fight against terrorism and militancy.

Zoroastrian feast held in archeological site

Zoroastrian feast held in archeological site

Mahabad, Aug 19, IRNA – The Zoroastrian Gahanbar feast was held in Takht-e Soleymān, AKA Azar Goshnasp (meaning, the Fire of the Warrior Kings) located in Takab, West Azerbaijan, NW Iran.

Iran to export oil to Russia soon: Russian Minister

Iran to export oil to Russia soon: Russian Minister

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – Iran is likely to start exporting oil to Russia under the agreement 'oil-for-goods' within a month, Russia's Energy Minister said.

Iran, Armenia sign MoU on free trade zones

Iran, Armenia sign MoU on free trade zones

Tabriz, Aug 19, IRNA – Iran and Armenia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)regarding Aras Free Trade Zone(FTZ), NW Iran, and Meghri FTZ, SE Armenia, said Head of Aras Free Zone Organization.

Moscow, Tehran, Ankara preparing for 6th Astana talks: Russia

Moscow, Tehran, Ankara preparing for 6th Astana talks: Russia

Moscow, Aug 19, IRNA – Moscow, Tehran and Ankara, as well as other participants are 'actively preparing for the sixth high-level international meeting on Syria' in Kazakhstan capital, Astana, the Russia Foreign Ministry announced.

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Visit by Iran General to Turkey new chapter in ties: US think tank

Visit by Iran General to Turkey new chapter in ties: US think tank

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – The visit to Turkey by the Iranian Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri is expected to open a new chapter in ties between Tehran and Ankara, said the American think tank 'Stratfor' in a report.

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.