Ottawa lifts Iran sanctions, to restore ties

Ottawa lifts Iran sanctions, to restore ties

Tehran, Feb 6, IRNA – The Canadian government announced on Friday that is has lifted a portion of its sanctions imposed against Iran to help the two countries restore their diplomatic relations.

2016/02/06 - 01:49
Deputy FM: Failure of Iranophobia scenario great gain of JCPOA

Deputy FM: Failure of Iranophobia scenario great gain of JCPOA

Belgrade, Feb 5, IRNA – Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Mehdi Danesh Yazdi underlined that breaking the atmosphere of Iranophobia is one the achievements of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

2016/02/06 - 01:32
Iran, Hungary stress expansion of banking relations

Iran, Hungary stress expansion of banking relations

Belgrade, Feb 5, IRNA – Iranian envoy to Budapest Mohammad Reza Morshedzadeh and governor of Hungary's Central Bank in a meeting on Friday underlined the need for establishment of banking operations between the two countries which is line with strengthening of bilateral ties.

2016/02/06 - 01:04
Iran, Kuwait stress expansion of bilateral ties

Iran, Kuwait stress expansion of bilateral ties

Tehran, Feb 5, IRNA – Head of Kuwait-Iran Friendship Group Abdel Rahman al-Evazi in a meeting with Iran's cultural attaché in Kuwait said that the two countries relations are based on mutual respect and confidence.

2016/02/06 - 00:22
Iran, Japan sign second economic MoU

Iran, Japan sign second economic MoU

Tehran, Feb 5, IRNA -- Iranian Economy Minister Ali Tayyebnia and his Japanese counterpart Motoo Hayashi signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Tokyo on Friday to implement economic projects worth $10 billion.

2016/02/05 - 23:36
Saudi boots in Syria mean war: Russia

Saudi boots in Syria mean war: Russia

Tehran, Feb 5, IRNA – A Russian MP has warned Saudi Arabia that any military ground operation in Syria without the Damascus government's consent amounts to a declaration of war.

2016/02/05 - 23:11
How Iran Moved toward Détente with Europe under President Rafsanjani » Iran Front Page

How Iran Moved toward Détente with Europe under President Rafsanjani » Iran Front Page

Tehran, Feb 5, IRNA – Seyyed Hossein Mousavian, a former official at Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and an ex-member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team, has spoken about the efforts made by the administration of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to enhance the country’s ties with Europe.

2016/02/05 - 22:22
Hammond: Zarif`s visit to London symbol of warming ties

Hammond: Zarif's visit to London symbol of warming ties

London, Feb 5, IRNA – British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond reiterated that the visit of his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, the first in 10 years by an Iranian foreign minister, to London shows that the two countries' relations are being expanded.

2016/02/05 - 22:18
Iran launches regular biweekly shipping route to Oman

Iran launches regular biweekly shipping route to Oman

Tehran, Feb 5, IRNA – Iran on Friday officially launched a regular shipping route to Oman hoping to help diversify access to international export markets for the country. The route has been established between Iran's Shahid Rajaee and the Omani port of Sohar.

2016/02/05 - 21:20
Velayati: Saudis to get stuck in Yemen quagmire

Velayati: Saudis to get stuck in Yemen quagmire

Moscow, Feb 5, IRNA – Supreme Leader's Adviser in International Affairs Ali-Akbar Velayati said here on Friday Saudis have got themselves entangled in Yemen quagmire in which final victory belongs to the oppressed Yemeni people.

2016/02/05 - 21:00
Envoy: Iran could supply cheapest gas, electricity to Pakistan

Envoy: Iran could supply cheapest gas, electricity to Pakistan

Islamabad, Feb 5, IRNA -- Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mahdi Honardoost said that Iran could supply cheapest gas and electricity to Pakistan, adding that Pakistan is now working with Iran on projects to import Iranian gas and increase electricity imports form Iran.

2016/02/05 - 17:45
Some 60% of Iranians approve of Russian anti-terror operation in Syria

Some 60% of Iranians approve of Russian anti-terror operation in Syria

Tehran, Feb 5, IRNA – A total of 60 percent of Iranians approve of the Russian Aerospace Forces' anti-terrorist operation in Syria, a poll revealed.

2016/02/05 - 17:07
Majority of Iranians have favorable view of Russia - poll

Majority of Iranians have favorable view of Russia - poll

Tehran, Feb 5, IRNA – A growing majority of Iranians, 57 percent, have a favorable view of Russia, a poll revealed, showing a 14-percent increase comparing to 2015.

2016/02/05 - 16:43
Kashani invites all to attend election boxes regardless of differences

Kashani invites all to attend election boxes regardless of differences

Tehran, Feb 5, IRNA – Provisional Friday Prayers Imam of Tehran considered broad presence of people in election as an effective means to dismantle enemies' plots, inviting people of all walks of life to participate in parliament and Leadership Experts Assembly elections.

2016/02/05 - 16:36
Experts review Peugeot deal

Experts review Peugeot deal

Tehran, Feb 5, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to Paris last month led to deals worth billions of dollars and the auto industry was not left out of this bountiful trip.

2016/02/05 - 15:31
Japan set to resume business with Iran

Japan set to resume business with Iran

Tehran, Feb 5, IRNA -- Japan is set to sign an investment treaty with Iran on Friday, joining China and others in a scramble for business as sanctions on the Middle East’s second-largest economy are lifted.

2016/02/05 - 11:58
BBC Persian misquotes part of Zarif`s remarks

BBC Persian misquotes part of Zarif's remarks

Tehran, Feb 3, IRNA – British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Persian reporter on Thursday night misquoted a part of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif's remarks.

2016/02/05 - 11:36
Senior Egyptian Qari Raqib Mustafa Qalwash passes away

Senior Egyptian Qari Raqib Mustafa Qalwash passes away

Tehran, Feb 4, IRNA – Prominent Egyptian Quran reciter Raqib Mustafa Qalwash died on Thursday.

2016/02/04 - 23:57
German MKM to invest €1b in Iran’s copper industry

German MKM to invest €1b in Iran’s copper industry

Tehran, Feb 4, IRNA – Germany’s copper producing company Mansfelder Kupfer und Messing GmbH (MKM) signed a memorandum of understanding, worth €1 billion, to invest in a number of mineral projects including the ones in downstream copper industries in Iran.

2016/02/04 - 23:50
Iran, Japan finance ministers confer

Iran, Japan finance ministers confer

Tehran, Feb 4, IRNA – Iranian Minister of Economy and Finance Ali Tayyebnia and Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso met in Tokyo on Thursday discussing increasing bilateral cooperation.

2016/02/04 - 23:49
India welcomes enhanced political, economic ties with Iran

India welcomes enhanced political, economic ties with Iran

New Delhi, Feb 4, IRNA – Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sushma Swaraj said that New Delhi welcomes expansion of political and economic cooperation with Iran.

2016/02/04 - 23:28
Iran welcomes expansion of economic ties with Japan

Iran welcomes expansion of economic ties with Japan

Tehran, Feb 4, IRNA – Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Ali Tayyebnia said that relations between Iran and Japan have improved urging expansion of bilateral economic cooperation.

2016/02/04 - 22:30
Iraqi forces ready to begin operation to liberate Mosul

Iraqi forces ready to begin operation to liberate Mosul

Baghdad, Feb 4, IRNA – Abu Ali al-Basari, a senior official with the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) said on Thursday that a plan for liberating Mosul has been completed and the Iraqi forces are now waiting for the command to begin the operation.

2016/02/04 - 22:03
Iran-S Korea to up won-based trade

Iran-S Korea to up won-based trade

Tehran, Feb 4, IRNA – Iran and South Korea have agreed to maintain their won-based trade as Seoul seeks to manifold economic exchange, a newspaper report said.

2016/02/04 - 22:02
First Europe bank to open Iran office

First Europe bank to open Iran office

Tehran, Feb 4, IRNA – Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) says it wants to open a branch in Tehran “as quickly as possible,” becoming the first foreign lender to set up shop in Iran after the lifting of sanctions.

2016/02/04 - 22:00
Moody’s predicts Iran strong comeback

Moody’s predicts Iran strong comeback

Tehran, Feb 4, IRNA – International ratings agency Moody’s projects Iranian economy to grow in the years to come over its solid foundation and sanctions removal.

2016/02/04 - 21:58
Iran aims to attract 20mn tourists annually by 2015

Iran aims to attract 20mn tourists annually by 2015

Semnan, Feb 4, IRNA – Vice-President and Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Masoud Soltanifar said on Thursday that Iran has plans for attracting 20 million tourists annually by the end of its 20-year Vision Plan (2015).

2016/02/04 - 17:33
Russia proposes licensed production of T-90S tanks in Iran

Russia proposes licensed production of T-90S tanks in Iran

Tehran, Feb 4, IRNA - Russia’s Uralvagonzavod company is ready to organize in Iran licensed production of the T-90S gun launcher-armed tanks if restrictions on military-technical cooperation with that country are lifted, the corporation’s deputy director general Alexey Zharich said.

2016/02/04 - 13:29
Moviegoers eagerly awaiting selfie-shot ‘Sometimes’

Moviegoers eagerly awaiting selfie-shot ‘Sometimes’

Tehran, Feb 4, IRNA - Iranian film ‘Sometimes’ by Mohammdreza Rahmani captured attention of selection committee of the 34th Fajr International Film Festival due to its new style in its filming.

2016/02/04 - 13:16
Haniyeh: US encourages Zionists to violate rights of Palestinians

Haniyeh: US encourages Zionists to violate rights of Palestinians

Gaza, Feb 4, IRNA – Deputy leader of Hamas said the US is encouraging the Zionists to continue occupation of Palestine and violate rights of Palestinians in Gaza Strip.

2016/02/04 - 11:56
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