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ECI president: ECO Association of journalists in near future

ECI president: ECO Association of journalists in near future

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA - President of ECO Cultural Institute (ECI) Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri says the association of journalists of ECO member-states will be established in the near future.

Iran advances to 2018 AVC Cup finals

Iran advances to 2018 AVC Cup finals

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Iran's U-21 national volleyball team defeated the hosts in the semi-finals of the 6th Asian Men's Volleyball Cup – also known as 2018 AVC Cup – underway in China Taipei on Tuesday to advance to the final game of the competitions.

Iranian borders enjoy high security: Iran commander

Iranian borders enjoy high security: Iran commander

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Top Iranian commander said on Tuesday that there are high security in all borders.

New Pakistan ambassador hails deepening ties with Iran

New Pakistan ambassador hails deepening ties with Iran

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA - The new Pakistan ambassador in Tehran praised the deepening friendship and ties between Tehran and Islamabad, stressing that the two countries are witnessing a new positive development in bilateral relations.

Sanctions leave no impact on volume of petrochemical exports: Official

Sanctions leave no impact on volume of petrochemical exports: Official

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Deputy Petroleum Minister for Petrochemical Affairs Reza Norouzzadeh said on Tuesday that presently there is no concern for export of petrochemical products to world countries, thanks to amicable ties between Iran and the rest of the world.

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Iranian borders enjoy high security: Iran commander

Iranian borders enjoy high security: Iran commander

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Top Iranian commander said on Tuesday that there are high security in all borders.

New Pakistan ambassador hails deepening ties with Iran

New Pakistan ambassador hails deepening ties with Iran

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA - The new Pakistan ambassador in Tehran praised the deepening friendship and ties between Tehran and Islamabad, stressing that the two countries are witnessing a new positive development in bilateral relations.

Baku to host Caspian Sea consultation meeting

Baku to host Caspian Sea consultation meeting

Baku, Aug 14, IRNA – A consultation meeting of the Caspian Sea littoral countries will be held in Azerbaijan's capital this fall, an official said on Tuesday.

Iran's demand on reopening crossing legitimate: Iraqi commander

Iran's demand on reopening crossing legitimate: Iraqi commander

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Iraq's border guards commander described Iran's demand for reopening Khosravi border crossing as legitimate.

Iran senior cleric: Identity of Islamic Ummah dependent on unity

Iran senior cleric: Identity of Islamic Ummah dependent on unity

Sanandaj, Aug 14, IRNA – The issue of unity of the Islamic society is not a strategy nor is it a tactic, rather it is based on religious sources and identity of the Islamic Ummah, said the secretary general of World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought(WFPIST) on Tuesday.

Sanctions leave no impact on volume of petrochemical exports: Official

Sanctions leave no impact on volume of petrochemical exports: Official

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Deputy Petroleum Minister for Petrochemical Affairs Reza Norouzzadeh said on Tuesday that presently there is no concern for export of petrochemical products to world countries, thanks to amicable ties between Iran and the rest of the world.

Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan border exchange volume to double: Official

Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan border exchange volume to double: Official

Erbil, Aug 14, IRNA – Iran's Consul General in Erbil Morteza Ebadi in meeting with Governor General of Erbil Nozad Hadi discussed ways to develop bilateral ties, including increasing border exchanges on Tuesday.

Iran's aluminum ingot output grows by 11% in 4 months

Iran's aluminum ingot output grows by 11% in 4 months

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Iran produced some 121,909 tons of aluminum in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (began on March 21) which shows 11% increase compared to the same period last year.

Bushehr Customs exports hit 11m tons

Bushehr Customs exports hit 11m tons

Bushehr, Aug 14, IRNA – Over 11 million tons of commodities worth more than $6b including gas condensates were exported from Bushehr Customs during the first 4 months of the current Iranian calendar year (beginning on March 21, 2018).

Iran hails Swiss investment: Energy Minister

Iran hails Swiss investment: Energy Minister

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Iran welcomes Swiss companies bid to invest on Iran's solar energy sector, said the country's minister of energy on Tuesday.

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ECI president: ECO Association of journalists in near future

ECI president: ECO Association of journalists in near future

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA - President of ECO Cultural Institute (ECI) Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri says the association of journalists of ECO member-states will be established in the near future.

80,000 Iranians attending Hajj

80,000 Iranians attending Hajj

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – By the end of August 13, 80,000 Iranians had arrived at the Saudi airports to take part in the huge congregation of Hajj, a Hajj official on Tuesday told the Islamic Republic News Agency.

5,000-year old antique found in SE Iran

5,000-year old antique found in SE Iran

Jiroft, Aug 14, IRNA – Three items of antique were found in Jiroft, southeastern Iran, said the commander of the protection unit of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran.

Iran wins awards in Inventions Olympiad

Iran wins awards in Inventions Olympiad

Beijing, Aug 14, IRNA - Iran won 12 awards in International Inventions Olympiad held in South Korea.

Persian carpet exhibition underway in Ankara

Persian carpet exhibition underway in Ankara

Ankara, Aug 13, IRNA – The Turkish capital is hosting an exhibition illustrating Persian carpets and pictorial rugs in a bid to introduce Iranian culture and handicrafts.

Iran advances to 2018 AVC Cup finals

Iran advances to 2018 AVC Cup finals

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Iran's U-21 national volleyball team defeated the hosts in the semi-finals of the 6th Asian Men's Volleyball Cup – also known as 2018 AVC Cup – underway in China Taipei on Tuesday to advance to the final game of the competitions.

Iranian Asian Games' squad off to Indonesia

Iranian Asian Games' squad off to Indonesia

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Several Iranian national sports teams departed for Indonesia on Monday evening to attend Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games, it was reported on Tuesday.

Iranian kids win 2018 I-Maths

Iranian kids win 2018 I-Maths

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 13, IRNA – Iranian children ranked first at 2018 I-Maths competitions held in Malaysia.

Iran bags 2 silver, 1 bronze medals at Moscow Grand Prix

Iran bags 2 silver, 1 bronze medals at Moscow Grand Prix

Tehran, Aug 12, IRNA – Iranian men's Taekwondo team snatched two silver and a bronze medals at Moscow 2018 World Taekwondo Grand-Prix.

Iran armed forces win diving competitions

Iran armed forces win diving competitions

Tehran, Aug 12, IRNA – According to Iran Army public relations office, Iranian team ranked first at diving competitions of the 2018 Military World Games.

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S.Arabia emboldened by US silence, West mixed policy: American Activist

S.Arabia emboldened by US silence, West mixed policy: American Activist

New York, Aug 14, IRNA – Saudi Arabia has become emboldened by the silence of the US government, as well as the contradiction in the Western countries’ foreign policy that are selling weapons to Riyadh and at the same time condemning its war crimes, a US human right activist said.

Indonesian envoy hails Iran goodwill

By: Ali Izadi

Indonesian envoy hails Iran goodwill

Tehran, Aug 11, IRNA - Indonesian Ambassador to Iran Octavino Alimudin hailed Iran's friendly and sincere attitude towards Indonesia.

ASA mainly focusing on humanitarian subjects

Interviewed by Maryam Azish

ASA mainly focusing on humanitarian subjects

Tehran, Aug 12, IRNA - Iranian Secretary of the 2nd International Humanitarian Film Festival (ASA) said the event has put its spotlight on humanitarian subjects in a bid to improve the quality of lives of humans on the planet.

Iran to easily overcome US sanctions: Chinese analyst

Iran to easily overcome US sanctions: Chinese analyst

Beijing, Aug 7, IRNA – Iran's economy is capable to overcome the US sanctions with the least difficulty, a Chinese economic analyst has said, arguing that the measures are not supported by the international community.

Deal of Century launched decades ago: Palestinian politician

Deal of Century launched decades ago: Palestinian politician

Beirut, Aug 6, IRNA – The American plan known as Deal of the Century aimed at eradicating the Palestine cause has long been launched, without being officially announced, a Palestinian politician said.

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ECI president: ECO Association of journalists in near future

ECI president: ECO Association of journalists in near future

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA - President of ECO Cultural Institute (ECI) Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri says the association of journalists of ECO member-states will be established in the near future.

Iran advances to 2018 AVC Cup finals

Iran advances to 2018 AVC Cup finals

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Iran's U-21 national volleyball team defeated the hosts in the semi-finals of the 6th Asian Men's Volleyball Cup – also known as 2018 AVC Cup – underway in China Taipei on Tuesday to advance to the final game of the competitions.

Iranian borders enjoy high security: Iran commander

Iranian borders enjoy high security: Iran commander

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Top Iranian commander said on Tuesday that there are high security in all borders.

New Pakistan ambassador hails deepening ties with Iran

New Pakistan ambassador hails deepening ties with Iran

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA - The new Pakistan ambassador in Tehran praised the deepening friendship and ties between Tehran and Islamabad, stressing that the two countries are witnessing a new positive development in bilateral relations.

Sanctions leave no impact on volume of petrochemical exports: Official

Sanctions leave no impact on volume of petrochemical exports: Official

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Deputy Petroleum Minister for Petrochemical Affairs Reza Norouzzadeh said on Tuesday that presently there is no concern for export of petrochemical products to world countries, thanks to amicable ties between Iran and the rest of the world.

Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan border exchange volume to double: Official

Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan border exchange volume to double: Official

Erbil, Aug 14, IRNA – Iran's Consul General in Erbil Morteza Ebadi in meeting with Governor General of Erbil Nozad Hadi discussed ways to develop bilateral ties, including increasing border exchanges on Tuesday.

Baku to host Caspian Sea consultation meeting

Baku to host Caspian Sea consultation meeting

Baku, Aug 14, IRNA – A consultation meeting of the Caspian Sea littoral countries will be held in Azerbaijan's capital this fall, an official said on Tuesday.

Iran's demand on reopening crossing legitimate: Iraqi commander

Iran's demand on reopening crossing legitimate: Iraqi commander

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Iraq's border guards commander described Iran's demand for reopening Khosravi border crossing as legitimate.

Iran senior cleric: Identity of Islamic Ummah dependent on unity

Iran senior cleric: Identity of Islamic Ummah dependent on unity

Sanandaj, Aug 14, IRNA – The issue of unity of the Islamic society is not a strategy nor is it a tactic, rather it is based on religious sources and identity of the Islamic Ummah, said the secretary general of World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought(WFPIST) on Tuesday.

Iran's aluminum ingot output grows by 11% in 4 months

Iran's aluminum ingot output grows by 11% in 4 months

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Iran produced some 121,909 tons of aluminum in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (began on March 21) which shows 11% increase compared to the same period last year.

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

Pakistan, achievements and challenges

Pakistan, achievements and challenges

Islamabad, Aug 14, IRNA - Since the creation of Pakistan way back in 1947 the country has seen many ups and downs and still it is subject to many challenges.

The last racist

By Hossein Ziaee*

The last racist

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA - Political analysts could hardly have imagined that “the last racist” would rear its head from the US rather than Europe, and that Donald Trump, as a national threat, would divide the German society into two parts and pit them against each other.

World must arrive at consensus to counter sanctions policy

World must arrive at consensus to counter sanctions policy

Tehran, Aug 13, IRNA - The increased use of sanctions as a restricting foreign policy tool by certain countries, particularly the US, comes as such approaches can have tremendous negative strategic, security and economic impacts on the entire world.

Canada and business of human rights

By Reza Bahar*

Canada and business of human rights

Tehran, Aug 11, IRNA - Recent feud between Riyadh and Ottawa over the latter's criticism of the arrest of Samar Badawi, a Saudi women's rights activist, shows very well that when it comes to business, parties tend to review their approach toward all universal moralities and rights they ardently claim to uphold.