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Iran FM: Europe needs to step out of the US' shadow

Iran FM: Europe needs to step out of the US' shadow

Tehran, July 20, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Iran and Europe are making tentative progress with the Nuclear Deal. But he suggested the United States was pushing its own agenda.

Syrian army liberates new villages in Daraa countryside

Syrian army liberates new villages in Daraa countryside

Tehran, July 19, IRNA - Units of the Syrian Arab Army liberated on Thursday the villages of Kherbit al-Tair and al-Sheikh Saad in Daraa countryside.

Yemeni official urges Russia to help stop aggression on Yemen

Yemeni official urges Russia to help stop aggression on Yemen

Tehran, July 19, IRNA - President of the Supreme Political Council of Yemen Mahdi al-Mashat, on Thursday expressed hope that Russia would play a prominent role in stopping the aggression and lifting the siege on Yemen.

Over half ton of drugs seized in southern Iran

Over half ton of drugs seized in southern Iran

Bandar Abbas, July 19, IRNA – The Hormuzgan province border guard commander said on Thursday that in a joint operation with Intelligence Department, half a ton of narcotic drugs were confiscated in the provincial city of Parsian.

Europe to back firms trading with Iran: Italian MP

Europe to back firms trading with Iran: Italian MP

Rome, July 19, IRNA – The European Union will support companies in the continent which are doing business with Iran in the face of repercussions of the US sanctions, an Italian Member of Parliament said.

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Iran FM: Europe needs to step out of the US' shadow

Iran FM: Europe needs to step out of the US' shadow

Tehran, July 20, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Iran and Europe are making tentative progress with the Nuclear Deal. But he suggested the United States was pushing its own agenda.

Syrian army liberates new villages in Daraa countryside

Syrian army liberates new villages in Daraa countryside

Tehran, July 19, IRNA - Units of the Syrian Arab Army liberated on Thursday the villages of Kherbit al-Tair and al-Sheikh Saad in Daraa countryside.

Yemeni official urges Russia to help stop aggression on Yemen

Yemeni official urges Russia to help stop aggression on Yemen

Tehran, July 19, IRNA - President of the Supreme Political Council of Yemen Mahdi al-Mashat, on Thursday expressed hope that Russia would play a prominent role in stopping the aggression and lifting the siege on Yemen.

Europe to back firms trading with Iran: Italian MP

Europe to back firms trading with Iran: Italian MP

Rome, July 19, IRNA – The European Union will support companies in the continent which are doing business with Iran in the face of repercussions of the US sanctions, an Italian Member of Parliament said.

Putin repeats support for Iran nuclear deal

Putin repeats support for Iran nuclear deal

Moscow, July 19, IRNA – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday reiterated Moscow's stance on the need for saving Iran's nuclear deal.

Iran-Afghan railway to be launched in 8 months: Official

Iran-Afghan railway to be launched in 8 months: Official

Khorramabad, July 19, IRNA – Iran-Afghanistan railway will be inaugurated by the end of the Persia calendar year (March 20), an Iranian official said on Thursday.

Azerbaijani arrivals in Iran 22.8% up

Azerbaijani arrivals in Iran 22.8% up

Baku, July 19, IRNA – Over 579,000 Azerbaijani citizens arrived in Iran in the first half of this year (2018), 22.8 percent up compared to last year, data published by the central Asian country's government showed.

Iran FM confers with D8 new chief

Iran FM confers with D8 new chief

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Newly-elected Secretary General of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation Ja’far Koushari and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed cooperation in the field of producing and exporting pharmaceuticals and financing economic projects.

UK committed to do business with Iran: Trade official

UK committed to do business with Iran: Trade official

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Despite the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, UK remains committed to build trade relations with Iran, a senior British official said.

China may boost Iranian oil purchases once US sanctions step into force

China may boost Iranian oil purchases once US sanctions step into force

Tehran, July 18, IRNA/Sputnik – Washington's 'comprehensive' package of sanctions against Tehran are expected to kick in this November, but officials say the main target, Iranian crude oil exports, will likely simply be diverted from one group of buyers to another.

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Over half ton of drugs seized in southern Iran

Over half ton of drugs seized in southern Iran

Bandar Abbas, July 19, IRNA – The Hormuzgan province border guard commander said on Thursday that in a joint operation with Intelligence Department, half a ton of narcotic drugs were confiscated in the provincial city of Parsian.

Over 2 tons of drugs seized in southeastern Iran

Over 2 tons of drugs seized in southeastern Iran

Zahedan, July 19, IRNA – Over two tons of different kinds of drugs was discovered in two operations in southeastern Iran, a police officer said on Thursday.

Iraqi officials stress role of culture in bilateral ties

Iraqi officials stress role of culture in bilateral ties

Baghdad, July 19, IRNA – Iraqi officials emphasized the role of cultural ties between Iraq and Iran in boosting the relations between the two countries in other areas.

Pakistan’s national flag carrier launches ‘Air Safari’ flight

Pakistan’s national flag carrier launches ‘Air Safari’ flight

Islamabad, July 19, IRNA -- Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has launched its Air Safari flight that will take travelers to the snowcapped peaks in the north of Pakistan.

Iranian film ‘Children of Heaven’ to be screened in Pakistan

Iranian film ‘Children of Heaven’ to be screened in Pakistan

Islamabad, July 19, IRNA -- An Iranian classic film ‘Children of Heaven’ directed by Majid Majidi will be screened in Pakistan’s Islamabad on July 21.

Iran junior Greco-Roman team crowned champion of Asia

Iran junior Greco-Roman team crowned champion of Asia

Tehran, July 19, IRNA - Iran's national junior Greco-Roman wrestling team ranked first in Asia by grabbing six gold, three silver and one bronze medals.

Iran taekwondoka bags silver at S.Korea Int’l Champs

Iran taekwondoka bags silver at S.Korea Int’l Champs

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Iranian taekwondo fighter Maryam Malakouti Khah received a silver medal at 2018 Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships which is underway in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Iran wrestlers snatch 5 medals in Asian Champs

Iran wrestlers snatch 5 medals in Asian Champs

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers received 4 gold and 1 silver medals in Asian Wrestling Championships which is underway in New Delhi, India.

Perspolis winner of Super Cup trophy

Perspolis winner of Super Cup trophy

Tehran, July 17, IRNA – Heavyweight Perspolis club of Iran and champion of the premier league was introduced on Tuesday as winner of the Super Cup 2018 in the country.

All Iranian junior wrestlers advance to finals in Asian championships

All Iranian junior wrestlers advance to finals in Asian championships

Tehran, July 17, IRNA – All the five Iranian junior Greco-Roman wrestlers who competed at the first five weight categories of Asian Championships in New Delhi, advanced to the final stage of the tournament on Tuesday.

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China to continue cooperation with Iran on JCPOA: Envoy

China to continue cooperation with Iran on JCPOA: Envoy

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – It is China's clear policy to continue cooperation with Iran within the nuclear deal framework, the Chinese envoy to Tehran said.

UK committed to do business with Iran: Trade official

UK committed to do business with Iran: Trade official

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Despite the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, UK remains committed to build trade relations with Iran, a senior British official said.

Austrian envoy: US exit opportunity to form new Iran ties

Austrian envoy: US exit opportunity to form new Iran ties

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Austrian envoy to Tehran said that the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal provided opportunities for his country to develop new modes of cooperation with Iran.

Iran top general visit to Pakistan to expand ties: Ex-envoy

Iran top general visit to Pakistan to expand ties: Ex-envoy

Islamabad, July 18, IRNA - A former Pakistani ambassador said visit of Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri to Pakistan will pave the way for future engagements between the two countries in all areas, especially the defense sector.

Iran to take part in joint defense cooperation with Pakistan

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Iran to take part in joint defense cooperation with Pakistan

Islamabad, July 17, IRNA -- Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Force vows for joint defence production with Pakistan.

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Iran FM: Europe needs to step out of the US' shadow

Iran FM: Europe needs to step out of the US' shadow

Tehran, July 20, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Iran and Europe are making tentative progress with the Nuclear Deal. But he suggested the United States was pushing its own agenda.

Syrian army liberates new villages in Daraa countryside

Syrian army liberates new villages in Daraa countryside

Tehran, July 19, IRNA - Units of the Syrian Arab Army liberated on Thursday the villages of Kherbit al-Tair and al-Sheikh Saad in Daraa countryside.

Yemeni official urges Russia to help stop aggression on Yemen

Yemeni official urges Russia to help stop aggression on Yemen

Tehran, July 19, IRNA - President of the Supreme Political Council of Yemen Mahdi al-Mashat, on Thursday expressed hope that Russia would play a prominent role in stopping the aggression and lifting the siege on Yemen.

Over half ton of drugs seized in southern Iran

Over half ton of drugs seized in southern Iran

Bandar Abbas, July 19, IRNA – The Hormuzgan province border guard commander said on Thursday that in a joint operation with Intelligence Department, half a ton of narcotic drugs were confiscated in the provincial city of Parsian.

Europe to back firms trading with Iran: Italian MP

Europe to back firms trading with Iran: Italian MP

Rome, July 19, IRNA – The European Union will support companies in the continent which are doing business with Iran in the face of repercussions of the US sanctions, an Italian Member of Parliament said.

Putin repeats support for Iran nuclear deal

Putin repeats support for Iran nuclear deal

Moscow, July 19, IRNA – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday reiterated Moscow's stance on the need for saving Iran's nuclear deal.

Over 2 tons of drugs seized in southeastern Iran

Over 2 tons of drugs seized in southeastern Iran

Zahedan, July 19, IRNA – Over two tons of different kinds of drugs was discovered in two operations in southeastern Iran, a police officer said on Thursday.

US arms destabilizing world: Iran's Zarif

US arms destabilizing world: Iran's Zarif

Tehran, July 19, IRNA – Iran's foreign minister accused the US, as the world biggest arms exporter, of destabilizing attempts in the world by promoting weapons exports and arms race.

JCPOA ministerial meeting may be held in New York: Russia

JCPOA ministerial meeting may be held in New York: Russia

Moscow, July 19, IRNA – Next ministerial meeting of the parties to the Iran nuclear deal may be held in the margin of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York in September, a Russian diplomat said on Thursday.

Pakistan thanks Iran, friendly countries for condemning terrorist attacks

Pakistan thanks Iran, friendly countries for condemning terrorist attacks

Islamabad, July 19, IRNA – The Pakistani foreign ministry spokesperson has thanked friendly countries, including Iran, for condemning recent terrorist attacks on election rallies which claimed lives of more than 150 people.

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

History proves US thinks itself above others

History proves US thinks itself above others

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – The new US government has taken some unilateral actions, like quitting the international deals, and shocked world, but it is not the first and most probably will not be the last time that the US arrogance ignores others to implement what it wants.

Shiny day of Iranian cinema in Yerevan Int'l Film Festival

By Maryam Azish

Shiny day of Iranian cinema in Yerevan Int'l Film Festival

Tehran, July 16, IRNA - The closing ceremony of the 15th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival was held on July 15 and “Yeva”, a co-production between Iran and Armenia and “Sunset Truck”, a co-production between Iran and Germany, managed to won three awards at this prestigious cinematic event.

Dialog still best option three years after JCPOA

By Fereydoon Majlesi*

Dialog still best option three years after JCPOA

Tehran, July 15, IRNA – Yesterday, July 14, marked the third anniversary of signing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and P5+1 while the US, as a main signatory to the deal, pulled out of it in a unilateral move on May 8, 2018.

Mono-polarism, a challenge for political wisdom: Iran envoy

Mono-polarism, a challenge for political wisdom: Iran envoy

Islamabad, July 14, IRNA - Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan says despite the fact that world today has learnt from history how to resolve disputes through dialogue and diplomacym, some insane political leaders are still looking towards mono-polarism to implement their agenda.