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Over 5 tons of illicit drugs seized in SE Iran in 10 days

Over 5 tons of illicit drugs seized in SE Iran in 10 days

Zahedan, Dec 10, IRNA – Around 5,461 kilograms of narcotics have been confiscated over the past 10 days in Sistan-Baluchestan, said the police commander in Iran's southeastern province.

Attending military competitions boosting deterrence power

Attending military competitions boosting deterrence power

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA – The Global Arrogance is after isolating Iran, but we were not isolated but we participated in international military games, the deputy commander of Iranian Army for coordination said.

PGCC should take Kuwait approach, avoid nonsense: Spox

PGCC should take Kuwait approach, avoid nonsense: Spox

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA - The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry pointing out that Kuwaiti Emir's approach in recent years was largely benevolent says if this approach is accepted and operated instead of without content statements of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) secretariat, there is lower cost to the region's nations.

Belgium vows discussing ways to develop JCPOA

Belgium vows discussing ways to develop JCPOA

London, Dec 10, IRNA - The Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders promised to make attempts for implementation of Iran nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran futsal players nominated for best world player

Iran futsal players nominated for best world player

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA – Iranian futsal players Frahad Tavakoli and Hossein Tayebi were listed as world's 10 top players.

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Over 5 tons of illicit drugs seized in SE Iran in 10 days

Over 5 tons of illicit drugs seized in SE Iran in 10 days

Zahedan, Dec 10, IRNA – Around 5,461 kilograms of narcotics have been confiscated over the past 10 days in Sistan-Baluchestan, said the police commander in Iran's southeastern province.

Attending military competitions boosting deterrence power

Attending military competitions boosting deterrence power

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA – The Global Arrogance is after isolating Iran, but we were not isolated but we participated in international military games, the deputy commander of Iranian Army for coordination said.

PGCC should take Kuwait approach, avoid nonsense: Spox

PGCC should take Kuwait approach, avoid nonsense: Spox

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA - The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry pointing out that Kuwaiti Emir's approach in recent years was largely benevolent says if this approach is accepted and operated instead of without content statements of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) secretariat, there is lower cost to the region's nations.

Belgium vows discussing ways to develop JCPOA

Belgium vows discussing ways to develop JCPOA

London, Dec 10, IRNA - The Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders promised to make attempts for implementation of Iran nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Delighted to be part of 2nd Speakers Conference: Pak Ex-Speaker

Delighted to be part of 2nd Speakers Conference: Pak Ex-Speaker

Islamabad, Dec 10, IRNA - Pakistan's Former Speaker and member of the Parliament Sardar Ayaz Sadiq says he is delighted and honored to be part of second Six-nation Speakers’ Conference in Tehran.

Iran to decide about making Tehran smart city: Minister

Iran to decide about making Tehran smart city: Minister

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA- Minister of Communications and Information Technology said that it had to be wise and better decide for the city of Tehran, in addition to paying attention to the smart economy.

US sanctions not to affect Iran's economy: Envoy

US sanctions not to affect Iran's economy: Envoy

Islamabad, Dec 10, IRNA - Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost says new US sanctions would have no impact on Iran's economy.

Iran president stresses importance of Chabahar port city

Iran president stresses importance of Chabahar port city

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has emphasized the significance of Chabahar Port City in southern country as connecting Africa, parts of Asia to Central Asia, Caucasus, Europe and Russia.

Iran, US have stiff competition in global pistachio market

Iran, US have stiff competition in global pistachio market

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA – Global pistachio market is dominated by Iran and the US who are in stiff competition to gain a bigger share of the market, said the head of Iran Pistachio Association.

2nd Smart Tehran Congress kicks off in Iranian capital

2nd Smart Tehran Congress kicks off in Iranian capital

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA – The 2nd Smart Tehran Congress started in Milad Tower Conference Hall in the northern Iranian capital on Monday.

Art & Culture

Iranian film wins Silver Screen Awards

Iranian film wins Silver Screen Awards

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA – The Iranian film ‘Dayan’ won the Silver Screen Awards in the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF).

Tehran University to host int’l art symposium

Tehran University to host int’l art symposium

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA – The Art and the 4th Dimension International Symposium on Conceptions of Time, Space and Movement will be held on January 8-9, 2019 in Tehran University College of Fine Arts, located in Iran’s capital city of Tehran.

Unity necessity of Islamic world today: Ambassador

Unity necessity of Islamic world today: Ambassador

Belgrade, Dec 10, IRNA – Iran’s ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina said in a special program held in Sarajevo to pay tribute to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) that the return of the unity is the necessity of the Islamic world today.

Iran booth tops in Serbian charity exhibit

Iran booth tops in Serbian charity exhibit

Belgrade, Dec 10, IRNA – Visitors of the 17th Christmas Charity Bazaar held in Serbian capital city of Belgrade chose Iran’s booth as the best one.

Iran relief & rescue best pattern for other countries

Iran relief & rescue best pattern for other countries

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA – Iranian relief and rescue is the best pattern for other countries, Vice President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Zhu Chen said.

Iran futsal players nominated for best world player

Iran futsal players nominated for best world player

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA – Iranian futsal players Frahad Tavakoli and Hossein Tayebi were listed as world's 10 top players.

Qazvin wins RoboCup Asia Pacific 2018

Qazvin wins RoboCup Asia Pacific 2018

Kish, Dec 10, IRNA – Iranian team from Qazvin Azad University with six points won the 2nd RoboCup Asia Pacific which was held in Kish Island, southern Iran.

Iran earns colorful medals in China Karate-1

Iran earns colorful medals in China Karate-1

Tehran, Dec 9, IRNA – Iranian karate fighters snatched colorful medals in Karate 1-Series A held in Shanghai, China.

Iran, Japan most likely contenders to reach AFC Asian Cup final: Daei

Iran, Japan most likely contenders to reach AFC Asian Cup final: Daei

Tehran, Dec 9, IRNA - Ali Daei believes that the Islamic Republic of Iran and Japan are the most likely contenders to reach the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 final, with the continental competition now less than four weeks away.

Vice chairman of AFC Referees Committee due in Iran

Vice chairman of AFC Referees Committee due in Iran

Tehran, Dec 9, IRNA – Iran football federation invited Vice Chairman of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Hani Ballan to visit Iran.

Exclusive

US military race source of global tensions: Antiwar activist

US military race source of global tensions: Antiwar activist

New York, Dec 8, IRNA – US military presence around the world is the cause of global tensions, the chairperson of the Coordinating Committee at World Beyond War said in a recent exclusive interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

Chinese academic: Expansion of Iran-China ties to avert West pressure

Chinese academic: Expansion of Iran-China ties to avert West pressure

Beijing, Dec 5, IRNA – A senior Chinese academic stressed the significance of boosting ties between Iran and China when the West is escalating its illogical and unfair pressure against the two countries in political and economic arenas.

Iran not intervening in Syria, Iraq: Army spox

Iran not intervening in Syria, Iraq: Army spox

Tehran, Dec 4, IRNA – Iran is not intervening in Syria and Iraq and it does not need to have a military base in Syria, said the senior spokesman of Iran's Armed Forces.

Iranian flights still running despite fuel limitations

Iranian flights still running despite fuel limitations

Tehran, Dec 1, IRNA – Despite the fact that US sanctions have brought about problems and limitations for supplying fuel for Iranian aircraft, but flights are still running, Chief Executive of Iran Civil Aviation Organization said.

Iran, Russia have great capacity to expand ties: Moscow

Iran, Russia have great capacity to expand ties: Moscow

Moscow, Dec 1, IRNA - There is great capacity to develop relations between Iran and Russia, Russian president's special representative for Caspian littoral states affairs said on Saturday.

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Over 5 tons of illicit drugs seized in SE Iran in 10 days

Over 5 tons of illicit drugs seized in SE Iran in 10 days

Zahedan, Dec 10, IRNA – Around 5,461 kilograms of narcotics have been confiscated over the past 10 days in Sistan-Baluchestan, said the police commander in Iran's southeastern province.

Attending military competitions boosting deterrence power

Attending military competitions boosting deterrence power

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA – The Global Arrogance is after isolating Iran, but we were not isolated but we participated in international military games, the deputy commander of Iranian Army for coordination said.

PGCC should take Kuwait approach, avoid nonsense: Spox

PGCC should take Kuwait approach, avoid nonsense: Spox

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA - The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry pointing out that Kuwaiti Emir's approach in recent years was largely benevolent says if this approach is accepted and operated instead of without content statements of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) secretariat, there is lower cost to the region's nations.

Belgium vows discussing ways to develop JCPOA

Belgium vows discussing ways to develop JCPOA

London, Dec 10, IRNA - The Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders promised to make attempts for implementation of Iran nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran futsal players nominated for best world player

Iran futsal players nominated for best world player

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA – Iranian futsal players Frahad Tavakoli and Hossein Tayebi were listed as world's 10 top players.

Iranian film wins Silver Screen Awards

Iranian film wins Silver Screen Awards

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA – The Iranian film ‘Dayan’ won the Silver Screen Awards in the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF).

Delighted to be part of 2nd Speakers Conference: Pak Ex-Speaker

Delighted to be part of 2nd Speakers Conference: Pak Ex-Speaker

Islamabad, Dec 10, IRNA - Pakistan's Former Speaker and member of the Parliament Sardar Ayaz Sadiq says he is delighted and honored to be part of second Six-nation Speakers’ Conference in Tehran.

Iran to decide about making Tehran smart city: Minister

Iran to decide about making Tehran smart city: Minister

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA- Minister of Communications and Information Technology said that it had to be wise and better decide for the city of Tehran, in addition to paying attention to the smart economy.

Iranian women’s role in society subject to western censorship: IRNA journalist

Iranian women’s role in society subject to western censorship: IRNA journalist

Islamabad, Dec 10, IRNA -- A female journalist from Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) says Iranian women are playing an important role in the society; however, the western media is concealing the fact.

US sanctions not to affect Iran's economy: Envoy

US sanctions not to affect Iran's economy: Envoy

Islamabad, Dec 10, IRNA - Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost says new US sanctions would have no impact on Iran's economy.

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

Trump's anti-Iran coalition looks like falling apart: Activist

Trump's anti-Iran coalition looks like falling apart: Activist

Tehran, Dec 7, IRNA – President Donald Trump set out to pick a fight with Iran from the early days of his administration. But a set of astonishing developments has pulled the rug out from under his feet, and the next three months will determine whether Trump will opt to escalate his provocations or find a face-saving exit from his bravado, said the the co-founder of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) Trita Parsi.

Disarmament: The forgotten premises of Non-Proliferation

By: Hossein Mousavian*

Disarmament: The forgotten premises of Non-Proliferation

Tehran, Dec 5, IRNA - Iranian ex-diplomat and former nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian in an article referred to US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal saying Trump is forcing the world into a nuclear arms race.

How would US try to install next Saudi king?

By Hormoz Baradaran*

How would US try to install next Saudi king?

Tehran, Dec 3, IRNA - As the media maintain high pressure on Saudi Arabia and its backers to punish the killers of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, the US and Europeans are seemingly trying to consign the case to the dust bin of history.

Yuan-ruble payment system ‘can counter US hegemony’

By Wang Cong

Yuan-ruble payment system ‘can counter US hegemony’

Tehran, Nov 26, IRNA/Global Times - A plan by Chinese and Russian officials to set up a payment system to boost the use of their own currencies in bilateral and international trade is imperative, Chinese experts said on Sunday, to counter what they called the US dollar's hegemony in the global payment system.