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UN Chief calls for human rights promotion

UN Chief calls for human rights promotion

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has in a message called for all people to defend human rights.

No call for meeting Trump on UNGA sidelines: Spox

No call for meeting Trump on UNGA sidelines: Spox

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi has ruled out reports that Iran had called for a meeting with the US President Donal Trump, saying such reports are 'media hype following specific goals.'

President: Assyrians never hesitating on helping Iran development

President: Assyrians never hesitating on helping Iran development

Beirut, Sept 21, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani says the community of Assyrians have never hesitated making endeavors to promote the country.

Iran attends 2018 Beijing Forum on Human Rights

Iran attends 2018 Beijing Forum on Human Rights

Beijing, Sept 21, IRNA – Hundreds of officials and scholars from 50 countries, including Iran, and regional and international organizations attended the 2018 Beijing Forum on Human Rights in Beijing, which ended on Wednesday after a two-day work.

Cement production exceeds 24m tons in 5 months

Cement production exceeds 24m tons in 5 months

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – Some 24,085,446 tons of cement was produced in the first five months of this Iranian calendar year of 1397 (started on March 21, 2018), showing more than 244,100 tons of increase compared to the figure in the same period the year before.

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UN Chief calls for human rights promotion

UN Chief calls for human rights promotion

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has in a message called for all people to defend human rights.

No call for meeting Trump on UNGA sidelines: Spox

No call for meeting Trump on UNGA sidelines: Spox

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi has ruled out reports that Iran had called for a meeting with the US President Donal Trump, saying such reports are 'media hype following specific goals.'

President: Assyrians never hesitating on helping Iran development

President: Assyrians never hesitating on helping Iran development

Beirut, Sept 21, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani says the community of Assyrians have never hesitated making endeavors to promote the country.

Iran attends 2018 Beijing Forum on Human Rights

Iran attends 2018 Beijing Forum on Human Rights

Beijing, Sept 21, IRNA – Hundreds of officials and scholars from 50 countries, including Iran, and regional and international organizations attended the 2018 Beijing Forum on Human Rights in Beijing, which ended on Wednesday after a two-day work.

2019, an important year for Tehran-Tokyo ties: Japanese official

2019, an important year for Tehran-Tokyo ties: Japanese official

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – Head of the Parliamentary Friendship Group of Iran-Japan, Kinichi Komano, says the year 2019 will mark an influential year for Tehran-Tokyo relations.

Cement production exceeds 24m tons in 5 months

Cement production exceeds 24m tons in 5 months

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – Some 24,085,446 tons of cement was produced in the first five months of this Iranian calendar year of 1397 (started on March 21, 2018), showing more than 244,100 tons of increase compared to the figure in the same period the year before.

Iran exports to US up 37.8% in 5 months

Iran exports to US up 37.8% in 5 months

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – Iran's Custom Administration says in the first five months of this Iranian year (started on March 21) the value of Iran's exports to the US rose by 37.8 percent to $45.11 million.

India to pay for Iran oil in rupee: Indian media

India to pay for Iran oil in rupee: Indian media

New Delhi, Sept 20, IRNA - Indian refiners will pay for oil from Iran in rupee, using UCO Bank and IDBI Bank, from November 4 when petroleum-related sanctions against Iran take effect, Indian media reported on Thursday.

Iraq prioritizes water issue in talks with Iran, Turkey

Iraq prioritizes water issue in talks with Iran, Turkey

Tehran, Sept 19, IRNA – Iraqi Parliament speaker Muhammad al-Halbusi stressed solving water crisis in Iraq and especially in Basra saying, water issue is the most important priority in the upcoming talks with Iran and Turkey.

Afghanistan’s Pres. to discuss Chabahar with Indian PM

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Afghanistan’s Pres. to discuss Chabahar with Indian PM

New Delhi, Sept 19, IRNA – Indian Media report that the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will discuss Iran’s Chabahar port with Indian Prime Minister Naredra Modi during a meeting here on Wednesday.

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Iran participates in Pyongyang Intl. Film Festival

Iran participates in Pyongyang Intl. Film Festival

Beijing, Sept 21, IRNA – Iran and several other countries have taken part in the 16th Pyongyang International Film Festival (September 19-28), which kicked off in Pyongyang, the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday.

17-truck convoy of food aid delivered to 2 towns in Daraa

17-truck convoy of food aid delivered to 2 towns in Daraa

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA - Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), Daraa Branch, delivered 17 trucks laden with food to the towns of Sayda and al-Noeima in the eastern countryside of Daraa southern province.

Millions of Muslims mark Ashura worldwide

Millions of Muslims mark Ashura worldwide

Tehran, Sept 20, IRNA – Millions of Muslims in Iran and other Islamic countries commemorate the tenth day of Muharram which marks the anniversary of martyrdom of Imam Hossein (AS), the third Imam of Shia Muslims.

Strong blast jolts Kirkuk in Iraq

Strong blast jolts Kirkuk in Iraq

Tehran, Sept 20, IRNA – News sources reported that a strong explosion caused by a bombed vehicle rocked the city of Kirkuk, in north of Iraq, late on Wednesday evening.

4.5-magnitude quake shakes western Iran

4.5-magnitude quake shakes western Iran

Tehran, Sept 20, IRNA - A quake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit western areas bordering Iraq, Kermanshah and Ilam. The quake took place around the western Iranian city of Sumar at 23:59 hours local time (19:29 GMT) Wednesday.

Iranian female volleyball team stuns Australia in AVC Cup

Iranian female volleyball team stuns Australia in AVC Cup

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – Iran's Women National Volleyball Team won over Australia in the Asian Volleyball Confederation's Challenge Cup at the Korat Chathai Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand on Friday.

Iran Greco-Roman team crowned world champion

Iran Greco-Roman team crowned world champion

Tehran, Sept 20, IRNA - Iran's national junior Greco-Roman wrestling team won four gold and two bronze medals to rank first in the 2018 Junior World Championships in Trnava, Slovakia.

Iranian wrestlers win 3 gold medals in world championships

Iranian wrestlers win 3 gold medals in world championships

Tehran, Sept 19, IRNA - Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers won three gold medals in the 2018 Junior World Championships underway in Trnava, Slovakia from September 17-22.

Iran female volleyball team beats Australia in Asian champs

Iran female volleyball team beats Australia in Asian champs

Tehran, Sept 18, IRNA – Iranian women’s volleyball team defeated Australia 3-0 on Tuesday in Asian Women's Volleyball Cup and advanced to quarter-finals.

Iran looking for hosting 2020 futsal World Cup

Iran looking for hosting 2020 futsal World Cup

Tehran, Sept 18, IRNA- The first vice president of Iran's football federation and chairman of futsal committee, Ali Kafashian, said that Iran intends to submit a request for 2020 futsal World Cup to provide the basis for the further development of the Iranian futsal in Asia and the world.

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US encouraging protest inside Iran but not accepting it inside own land

US encouraging protest inside Iran but not accepting it inside own land

New York, Sept 20, IRNA – The US peace activist Medea Benjamin said it is 'quite hypocritical' that Washington encourages protests inside Iran but does not accept it inside its own land.

Presence of armed thugs in Iraqi Kurdistan illegal

Presence of armed thugs in Iraqi Kurdistan illegal

Baghdad, Sept 18, IRNA – Presence of anti-Iranian terrorist groups and ruffians is a heritage from Saddam's time whose continuation is by no means legal; and describing them as refugees and social activists is totally wrong, said consulate-general of Iran in Erbil on Tuesday.

Pak PM Saudi visit not to harm Pak-Iran ties: Analysts

Pak PM Saudi visit not to harm Pak-Iran ties: Analysts

Islamabad, Sept 18, IRNA - Senior Pakistani analysts strongly believe that the upcoming visit to Saudi Arbia of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will have no impact on Iran-Pakistan ties.

Iran's capacities to participate in new Silk Road abundant

Iran's capacities to participate in new Silk Road abundant

Beijing, Sept 17, IRNA- A member of China-Iran Friendship Association, believes that Tehran has plenty of potentials for contributing to the new Silk Road, but still has not fully utilized these capacities to enter the 'One Belt of -One Road' project.

Trump trying to consign Zionists crimes to oblivion: US activist

Trump trying to consign Zionists crimes to oblivion: US activist

New York, Sept 16, IRNA – US President Donald Trump raises issues like Iran in the United Nations Security Council to stop the process of dealing with the Zionist regime's crimes, said an Iranian-American human rights activist.

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UN Chief calls for human rights promotion

UN Chief calls for human rights promotion

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has in a message called for all people to defend human rights.

No call for meeting Trump on UNGA sidelines: Spox

No call for meeting Trump on UNGA sidelines: Spox

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi has ruled out reports that Iran had called for a meeting with the US President Donal Trump, saying such reports are 'media hype following specific goals.'

President: Assyrians never hesitating on helping Iran development

President: Assyrians never hesitating on helping Iran development

Beirut, Sept 21, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani says the community of Assyrians have never hesitated making endeavors to promote the country.

Iran attends 2018 Beijing Forum on Human Rights

Iran attends 2018 Beijing Forum on Human Rights

Beijing, Sept 21, IRNA – Hundreds of officials and scholars from 50 countries, including Iran, and regional and international organizations attended the 2018 Beijing Forum on Human Rights in Beijing, which ended on Wednesday after a two-day work.

Cement production exceeds 24m tons in 5 months

Cement production exceeds 24m tons in 5 months

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – Some 24,085,446 tons of cement was produced in the first five months of this Iranian calendar year of 1397 (started on March 21, 2018), showing more than 244,100 tons of increase compared to the figure in the same period the year before.

Iranian female volleyball team stuns Australia in AVC Cup

Iranian female volleyball team stuns Australia in AVC Cup

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – Iran's Women National Volleyball Team won over Australia in the Asian Volleyball Confederation's Challenge Cup at the Korat Chathai Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand on Friday.

Iran exports to US up 37.8% in 5 months

Iran exports to US up 37.8% in 5 months

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – Iran's Custom Administration says in the first five months of this Iranian year (started on March 21) the value of Iran's exports to the US rose by 37.8 percent to $45.11 million.

Iran participates in Pyongyang Intl. Film Festival

Iran participates in Pyongyang Intl. Film Festival

Beijing, Sept 21, IRNA – Iran and several other countries have taken part in the 16th Pyongyang International Film Festival (September 19-28), which kicked off in Pyongyang, the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday.

2019, an important year for Tehran-Tokyo ties: Japanese official

2019, an important year for Tehran-Tokyo ties: Japanese official

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – Head of the Parliamentary Friendship Group of Iran-Japan, Kinichi Komano, says the year 2019 will mark an influential year for Tehran-Tokyo relations.

Army, IRGC launch joint air maneuver South Iran

Army, IRGC launch joint air maneuver South Iran

Bandar Abbas, Sept 21, IRNA - The Islamic Republic of Iran Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) jointly started a maneuver in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman waters on Friday.

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.

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Trump administration vouches for its Saudi friends as civilians die in Yemen

Trump administration vouches for its Saudi friends as civilians die in Yemen

Tehran, Sept 17, IRNA - On September 9, forces backed by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia launched a new offensive around Yemen’s port of Hodeida, through which flows 70 percent of the supplies for eight million people in danger of starvation.

The Iran-Saudi/Arab Conflict and the Path to Peace

By: Hossein Mousavian

The Iran-Saudi/Arab Conflict and the Path to Peace

Tehran, Sept 15, IRNA - Iranian ex-diplomat and former nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian has reviewed the path to maintain peace with Saudi Arabia and Arab countries.

Future of Pak-US relations

Future of Pak-US relations

Islamabad, Aug 11, IRNA – A Pakistani independent political analyst says that future of Pakistan-US ties is difficult to predict as trust deficit is a great impediment in the bilateral ties.

2+2 talks in India: Futile in terms of US' anti-Iran sanctio

by: Vahideh Dindari

2+2 talks in India: Futile in terms of US' anti-Iran sanctio

New Delhi, Sept 9, IRNA - The recent meeting of the US Secretary of Defense James Mattis and its Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with their Indian counterparts Nirmala Sitharaman and Sushm Swaraj concluded with no concrete achievements about Iran sanctions, Indian news sources said.