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  • Haj Ali-Akbari Appointed Tehran Friday Prayer Leader
    Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Javad Haj Ali-Akbari as one of the interim Friday prayer leaders of the capital, Tehran’s Friday...
  • No Major Shift Expected in Saudi Foreign Policy
    A senior Iranian expert on West Asia said although the new Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf is a logical person, he lacks the power to change Riyadh’s foreign policy.
  • Tehran Mayor, Top Lawmaker Discuss Urban Challenges
    Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi and Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani discussed the capital’s major issues in a meeting on Sunday.  According to Hanachi, traffic congestion and air pollution were the main...
  • Majlis Drops Motion to Impeach Agriculture Minister
    The motion to impeach Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati scheduled in the parliament on Sunday was called off after all sponsors of the motion withdrew their names.    “The Majlis Agriculture...
  • Any Civil Aviation Ban Would Violate Nuclear Deal
    Any restrictions by European countries on Iran’s civil aviation would be in violation of the 2015 nuclear deal signed between Tehran and major powers, a senior lawmaker said.  “Relief from...
  • Russia: No Grounds for New Anti-Iran UNSC Resolution
    The United States may attempt to impose additional restrictions on Iran through the United Nations Security Council, but there are no grounds for it, says Russia’s ambassador to the world body,...
  • Expediency Council Chief Appointed
    In a decree on Sunday, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani as chairman of Expediency Council and a member of...
  • SPV Held Up by European Banks’ Fear of Sanctions
    Europe’s financial mechanism for continuing trade with Iran has not been activated yet, because every European bank that steps forward to cooperate faces the United States’ threats, a lawmaker said...
  • China-Iran Ties Poised to Prosper
    Iran is keen to forge closer ties with China as a rising economic power, Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said, while urging the East Asian country to resist US bullying and unilateralism...
  • Russia to Host Trilateral Summit Early 2019
    Moscow will early next year host the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey for discussions on the Syrian conflict, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said on Friday, after the United States announced it...
  • No Iranian Military Advisors in Iraq
    Immediately after Iraq declared victory over the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group and terrorist threats were lifted in late 2017, Iran recalled all its military advisors from the...
  • Trump’s Surprise Visit a Disrespect to Iraq
    Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said a “sneak trip” by US President Donald Trump to Iraq on Thursday violated diplomatic norms and was “a disrespect” to the country’s sovereignty. “...
  • Time for Afghans to Rely on Domestic Defense Capacities: Shamkhani
    The United States’ withdrawal of forces is a golden opportunity for Afghanistan to improve its defense and military capabilities by relying on domestic and regional capacities, a top Iranian...
  • Moon: Iran a Reliable Partner for S. Korea
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in highlighted the historical Tehran-Seoul relationship, describing Iran as an “important” and “reliable” partner.  He made the remarks during a ceremony to receive...
  • Tehran to Continue Talks With Taliban
    Iran will continue its talks with the Taliban in coordination with the Kabul government to help make Afghanistan a more secure and stable country, a senior security official said on Wednesday.  “...
  • Call for Closer Connection to Neighbors
    President Hassan Rouhani said in a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday that establishing “close” and “strategic” relations with neighboring countries takes top priority under the current circumstances...
  • Ayatollah Shahroudi Laid to Rest
    Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, who passed away on Monday at the age of 70 after months of ill health, was laid to rest in the holy city of Qom on Wednesday...
  • Call for Stronger Baku Relations
    President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the long-standing, friendly relations between Iran and Azerbaijan, calling for increased efforts to boost mutual cooperation and speed up the implementation of...
  • Possible Motives Behind US Military Drawdown in Region Outlined
    The United States’ recent decision to completely withdraw troops from Syria and reduce troops in Afghanistan should not be regarded as a simple issue, although the absence of American military...
  • Need to Mend Frayed Ties With Iraqi Kurdistan
    Tehran should intensify diplomatic efforts to mend strained relations with the Iraqi Kurdish region given its strategic importance, particularly now that sanctions are weighing on the Iranian...
  • Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi (R) is seen alongside the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
    Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei offered his condolences on the demise of Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, who passed away on Monday...
  • Iran, Pakistan Discuss Ties, Region
    Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, met in Tehran on Monday to hold talks on bilateral relations as well as regional and international...
  • Iran Should Not Pin All Hopes on EU’s Trade Vehicle
    Iran should make further use of diplomatic channels to revitalize its economy instead of merely hoping that the European Union’s plan to facilitate trade and offset US sanctions will work out, a...
  • Tehran to Keep Up Support for Yemeni People
    Iran’s diplomatic apparatus is working to ensure the continued implementation of measures in support of the people of Yemen so that they can achieve the peace they desire, a top official said.  “...
  • Leader Urges Police Forces to Keep Improving
    Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday called on the country’s law enforcement forces to strive for continued progress and carry out their duties in an effective and...

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