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  • EU Stresses Collective Duty to Preserve JCPOA
    Secretary-General of the European External Action Service Helga Schmid underscored the collective obligation of all parties to keep the unraveling 2015 nuclear deal alive.   
  • Tehran, Moscow to Hold Talks on Fordow
    Tehran and Moscow will hold consultations on nuclear cooperation in the spring and the project to repurpose Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility will be on the agenda, among other topics, Russian Deputy...
  • Need to Mitigate Impact of Virus Outbreak on Economy
    Iran must not allow the spread of the new coronavirus to adversely affect the country’s economic recovery, President Hassan Rouhani said, as the death toll from the disease rose to 19 from 139...
  • Majlis to Vote on Agriculture Ministry’s Nominee
    Lawmakers will hold a confirmation vote for the proposed agriculture minister on March 2.    
  • JCPOA Commission to Convene Regular Meeting
    The 2015 nuclear deal’s Joint Commission is set to hold a meeting at the level of political directors in the Austrian capital Vienna on Wednesday for regular talks.   
  • Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches 15
    Health officials announced that the novel coronavirus has infected 95 people and three more have died, bringing the death toll to 15 as of Feb. 25, the highest number of deaths outside China.   
  • Flood Alert
    Flood alert has been raised in several cities and villages in western and central Iran as a heavy rain system, which entered the country from the west on Monday, is drenching communities along its...
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    President Hassan Rouhani introduced Kazem Khavazi to parliament as agriculture minister on Monday.   
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    The death toll from the new coronavirus has risen to 12, with health officials reporting 61 confirmed cases of the infectious disease by Monday afternoon.  
  • European Approach to Iran Changing for the Better
    Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, who was in Tehran on a political trip, said top European officials' visits to Iran indicate their changing approach toward Iran and the benefits...
  • 42.5% Voter Turnout
    Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli announced a 42.5% turnout in the Friday parliamentary vote.   
  • Iran Confirms 43 Coronavirus Cases, 8 Dead
    Iran has confirmed 43 cases of people infected with the new coronavirus, with eight reported dead by Sunday noon, health officials said.  
  • Austrian FM Highlights Role of JCPOA in Regional Stability
    Austria's foreign minister underlined the role of the 2015 nuclear deal in preserving peace and security in the Middle East, stressing the need to keep the landmark agreement alive.  
  • Leader Hails People’s Voting
    Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei thanked the Iranian people for their participation in the parliamentary election on Friday, despite hostile efforts by enemies to...
  • Coronavirus Cases Climb
    The number of people detected with the new Coronavirus in Iran has reached 28, according to the Health Ministry, with five having so far died of the disease that originated in central China.  
  • Call for Continuing Talks to Rescue JCPOA
    Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok, who is in Tehran on a political mission, met his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Saturday before holding talks with President Hassan Rouhani to...
  • Parliamentary Runoff in Some Constituencies
    Initial results showed that the parliamentary elections will go into a second round in a number of constituencies, with early results indicating initial gains for principlists in the Feb. 21...
  • Europe Steps Up JCPOA Salvage Efforts
    The European Union is expanding its efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal with two diplomats from the bloc planning visits to Tehran this weekend to pursue the same agenda.  
  • Iran Votes for New Parliament
    Iranians went to polling stations to cast their votes on Friday in the 11th round of parliamentary elections that will determine the composition of the 290-seat legislature for the next four years...
  • Dutch Foreign Minister Due in Tehran
    The Netherlands’ minister of foreign affairs is set to visit Tehran on Feb. 21-22 to hold talks with top Iranian officials.  
  • ELECTION EVE
    Campaigning for the parliamentary election comes to a close on Thursday morning and the Iranian people are set to go to the polls to elect their representatives in the 290-seat legislature on...
  • Majlis Role Key to Overcome Sanctions
    President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the role of Majlis in handling the American sanctions through close cooperation with the government.   
  • Initial Tests Confirm Two Coronavirus Cases in Iran
    Iran’s Health Ministry on Wednesday said preliminary tests have confirmed the first two cases of the new coronavirus in the central city of Qom, adding that health officials will announce the final...
  • Jailed German Freed in Swap Deal
    Iran has freed a German citizen sentenced to three years in prison, the judiciary said on Tuesday, a day after Tehran said a detained Iranian accused of violating US sanctions returned home from...
  • Larijani Briefs Reporters on Visits to Syria, Lebanon
    Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani filled reporters in on his trips to Lebanon and Syria upon his arrival in Tehran early Tuesday, characterizing his meetings with top officials from the two Arab...

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