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Iran sabre fencing team stands on world 4th ranking

Iran sabre fencing team stands on world 4th ranking

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – According to International Fencing Federation (FIE), Iranian sabre fencing team for the first times stood on the 4th place in world.

Envoy: Seven Italian energy companies to visit Tehran on July

Envoy: Seven Italian energy companies to visit Tehran on July

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Italian Ambassador to Iran Mauro Conchatori said here on Tuesday that Italy is interested to continue its long term cooperation with Iran, and added that in this July seven Italian companies active in renewable energies are to visit Tehran.

Iran govt, parliament tasked to decide on anti terrorism convention

Iran govt, parliament tasked to decide on anti terrorism convention

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has given the green light to Iran's adherence to the Terrorist Financing Convention, tasking the Government and Majlis (Parliament) to take final decision on the issue, said the Parliament speaker on Tuesday.

Saving JCPOA big test for Europe: Senior MP

Saving JCPOA big test for Europe: Senior MP

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Saving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a big test for the European sides of the nuclear deal reached between Iran and Group 5+1 (the US, the UK, Russia, China and France plus Germany) in 2015, a senior Iranian lawmaker said.

Aftab International Circus is performing in northern Iran

Aftab International Circus is performing in northern Iran

Aftab International Circus is performing in northern province of Zanjan on May 22, 2018.

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Iran govt, parliament tasked to decide on anti terrorism convention

Iran govt, parliament tasked to decide on anti terrorism convention

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has given the green light to Iran's adherence to the Terrorist Financing Convention, tasking the Government and Majlis (Parliament) to take final decision on the issue, said the Parliament speaker on Tuesday.

Saving JCPOA big test for Europe: Senior MP

Saving JCPOA big test for Europe: Senior MP

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Saving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a big test for the European sides of the nuclear deal reached between Iran and Group 5+1 (the US, the UK, Russia, China and France plus Germany) in 2015, a senior Iranian lawmaker said.

Canadian lawyer: Iran Deal not a political agreement

Canadian lawyer: Iran Deal not a political agreement

New York, May 22, IRNA – Iran nuclear deal is not merely a political agreement, Canadian Lawyer Ryan Alford said, adding that the US unilateral walkaway from the deal is in contrast with its internal laws, Vienna Convention and UNSC commitments.

NIAC denounces US policy approach in ME, Iran

NIAC denounces US policy approach in ME, Iran

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) in a statement on Tuesday reacted to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s address on Iran, saying the policy adopted by Washington will further exacerbate situation in the Middle East.

Envoy: Iran not to leave JCPOA if its rights guaranteed

Envoy: Iran not to leave JCPOA if its rights guaranteed

Beijing, May 22, IRNA – Iran will stay in the nuclear deal if its rights and benefits are guaranteed, Iran envoy to China Ali Asghar Khaji said.

Envoy: Seven Italian energy companies to visit Tehran on July

Envoy: Seven Italian energy companies to visit Tehran on July

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Italian Ambassador to Iran Mauro Conchatori said here on Tuesday that Italy is interested to continue its long term cooperation with Iran, and added that in this July seven Italian companies active in renewable energies are to visit Tehran.

Russia: Railway project in Iran no subject to US sanctions

Russia: Railway project in Iran no subject to US sanctions

Moscow, May 22, IRNA/Sputnik – The state railroad monopoly Russian Railways considers its project on the electrification of the railway in Iran completely civilian and not subject to the US sanctions, the company's CEO Oleg Belozerov said on Tuesday.

Indonesia seen set to struggle to procure Australia condensate

Indonesia seen set to struggle to procure Australia condensate

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Indonesia’s Trans-Pacific Petrochemical Indotama refinery may struggle to procure a regular supply of Australian condensate in coming months as competition among regional buyers for the ultra-light crude oil intensifies due to the US’ efforts to limit Iran’s crude and condensate exports.

Russia sees good prospect for Iran's energy

Russia sees good prospect for Iran's energy

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Iran due to its large gas resources will have a bright future in the gas market, but such success needs Tehran's efforts, secretary general of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) said here on Tuesday.

European firms after joining Iran mine sector

European firms after joining Iran mine sector

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - The European companies are eying to participate in Iran mine industry sector and are trying to bypass US unilateral sanctions, senior Iranian expert in mine and steel field said.

Art & Culture

Iranian dates most preferred food item in Pakistan’s Ramadan

Iranian dates most preferred food item in Pakistan’s Ramadan

Islamabad, May 22, IRNA - The dates are the most selling food items as compared to any other fruit in the holy month of Ramadan in Pakistan and due to its rich taste and quality people prefer Iranian dates which are easily available across Pakistan.

Pakistan's special foods for holy Ramadan

Pakistan's special foods for holy Ramadan

Islamabad, May 22, IRNA -- Like other Muslim countries of the world, Ramadan in Pakistan is in full swing and people along with fasting and prayers also prepare special foods during the holy month.

Cultural heritage, historical memory of a nation

Seyed Amin Saneey Mehri*

Cultural heritage, historical memory of a nation

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - Cultural heritage of a country helps it have a better understanding of its political and social history. Cultural and documented heritage can be considered as the national memory (collective memory) of a nation. In fact, the identity and originality of modern-day cities stems from their heritages. Nowadays, the concept of cultural heritage is beyond the historic elements and monuments and is associated with all human past and present achievements.

Light tremor jolts western Iran

Light tremor jolts western Iran

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale jolted Ezgeleh in western Province of Kermanshah on Tuesday.

Army announces establishing control over al-Hajar al-Aswad

Army announces establishing control over al-Hajar al-Aswad

Tehran, May 22, IRNA /SANA- Units of the Syrian Arab army have announced establishing control over al-Hajar al-Aswad area in southern Damascus.

Iran sabre fencing team stands on world 4th ranking

Iran sabre fencing team stands on world 4th ranking

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – According to International Fencing Federation (FIE), Iranian sabre fencing team for the first times stood on the 4th place in world.

Iranian teenagers runner-ups in China soccer tourney

Iranian teenagers runner-ups in China soccer tourney

Tehran, May 21, IRNA – Teenage soccer team of Iranian came second in a soccer tournament that was held in Jiangyin, eastern China.

Iran finishes runner up in FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

Iran finishes runner up in FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

Tehran, May 21, IRNA - Iranian men's national beach volleyball team ranked second in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour held in Aydin, Turkey.

Iran finishes runner up in world military wresting champ

Iran finishes runner up in world military wresting champ

Tehran, May 18, IRNA – Iran's wrestling team ranked second on Friday in the 33rd World Military Wrestling Championship in Moscow.

Iran wins title in WAKO ASIA Championship 2018

Iran wins title in WAKO ASIA Championship 2018

Tehran, May 14, IRNA – Iran won the first title in WAKO ASIA Championship 2018 in Kyrgyzstan.

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Canadian lawyer: Iran Deal not a political agreement

Canadian lawyer: Iran Deal not a political agreement

New York, May 22, IRNA – Iran nuclear deal is not merely a political agreement, Canadian Lawyer Ryan Alford said, adding that the US unilateral walkaway from the deal is in contrast with its internal laws, Vienna Convention and UNSC commitments.

Trump responsible for consequences of withdrawal from Iran Deal: UK ex-envoy to Iran

Trump responsible for consequences of withdrawal from Iran Deal: UK ex-envoy to Iran

London, May 22, IRNA – The US President Donald Trump is squarely responsible for the consequences of his country's withdrawal front Iran Deal, said the former ambassador of the United Kingdom in Tehran.

China ex-diplomat warns against Trump's uncalculated moves

China ex-diplomat warns against Trump's uncalculated moves

Beijing, May 20, IRNA – World countries should be careful about uncalculated moves by US President Donald Trump and his administration, warned a former Chinese ambassador to Iran.

Malaysian scholar calls for immediate halt to atrocities in Gaza

Malaysian scholar calls for immediate halt to atrocities in Gaza

Kuala Lumpur, May 19, IRNA – President of the Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organization (MAPIM) called for the killing of defenseless Palestinian people by forces of the Zionist regime of Israel to be stopped immediately.

Iraqi FM says US exit from JCPOA, `sheer folly`

Iraqi FM says US exit from JCPOA, 'sheer folly'

Baghdad, May 16, IRNA – The US unilateral withdrawal from the Iran Deal and its move to relocate American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Holy Quds were 'sheer folly' which practically led to damaging Washington's prestige, Iraqi foreign minister said here on Wednesday.

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Iran sabre fencing team stands on world 4th ranking

Iran sabre fencing team stands on world 4th ranking

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – According to International Fencing Federation (FIE), Iranian sabre fencing team for the first times stood on the 4th place in world.

Envoy: Seven Italian energy companies to visit Tehran on July

Envoy: Seven Italian energy companies to visit Tehran on July

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Italian Ambassador to Iran Mauro Conchatori said here on Tuesday that Italy is interested to continue its long term cooperation with Iran, and added that in this July seven Italian companies active in renewable energies are to visit Tehran.

Iran govt, parliament tasked to decide on anti terrorism convention

Iran govt, parliament tasked to decide on anti terrorism convention

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has given the green light to Iran's adherence to the Terrorist Financing Convention, tasking the Government and Majlis (Parliament) to take final decision on the issue, said the Parliament speaker on Tuesday.

Saving JCPOA big test for Europe: Senior MP

Saving JCPOA big test for Europe: Senior MP

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Saving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a big test for the European sides of the nuclear deal reached between Iran and Group 5+1 (the US, the UK, Russia, China and France plus Germany) in 2015, a senior Iranian lawmaker said.

Aftab International Circus is performing in northern Iran

Aftab International Circus is performing in northern Iran

Aftab International Circus is performing in northern province of Zanjan on May 22, 2018.

Aftab International Circus is performing in northern Iran

Aftab International Circus is performing in northern Iran

Aftab International Circus is performing in northern province of Zanjan on May 22, 2018.

Russia: Railway project in Iran no subject to US sanctions

Russia: Railway project in Iran no subject to US sanctions

Moscow, May 22, IRNA/Sputnik – The state railroad monopoly Russian Railways considers its project on the electrification of the railway in Iran completely civilian and not subject to the US sanctions, the company's CEO Oleg Belozerov said on Tuesday.

Canadian lawyer: Iran Deal not a political agreement

Canadian lawyer: Iran Deal not a political agreement

New York, May 22, IRNA – Iran nuclear deal is not merely a political agreement, Canadian Lawyer Ryan Alford said, adding that the US unilateral walkaway from the deal is in contrast with its internal laws, Vienna Convention and UNSC commitments.

NIAC denounces US policy approach in ME, Iran

NIAC denounces US policy approach in ME, Iran

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) in a statement on Tuesday reacted to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s address on Iran, saying the policy adopted by Washington will further exacerbate situation in the Middle East.

Envoy: Iran not to leave JCPOA if its rights guaranteed

Envoy: Iran not to leave JCPOA if its rights guaranteed

Beijing, May 22, IRNA – Iran will stay in the nuclear deal if its rights and benefits are guaranteed, Iran envoy to China Ali Asghar Khaji said.

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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Indonesia seen set to struggle to procure Australia condensate

Indonesia seen set to struggle to procure Australia condensate

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Indonesia’s Trans-Pacific Petrochemical Indotama refinery may struggle to procure a regular supply of Australian condensate in coming months as competition among regional buyers for the ultra-light crude oil intensifies due to the US’ efforts to limit Iran’s crude and condensate exports.

Iraq elections and Saudi Arabia’s failure

By Hassan Hanizadeh*

Iraq elections and Saudi Arabia’s failure

Tehran, May 21, IRNA – Iraq’s electoral commission ultimately announced the final results of the country’s parliamentary elections. The results suggested that a political coalition led by influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr won 54 seats — the most seats.

New atmosphere prevailing Iran-Europe economic relations in post-JCPOA era

New atmosphere prevailing Iran-Europe economic relations in post-JCPOA era

Tehran, May 20, IRNA – The US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on May 8, four days ahead of the deadline (May 12) set by the country’s president, Donald J. Trump, who, later, signed an executive memorandum to unilaterally reinstate nuclear sanctions against Iran.

Trump president of 'Nakba'

By Reza Bahar*

Trump president of 'Nakba'

Tehran, May 16, IRNA - “Our greatest hope is for peace,” said US President Donald Trump at the opening ceremony of the US embassy in al Quds (Jerusalem) on a day described by many as the deadliest day for Palestinians in Gaza border gathered in a show of protest against relocation of American embassy.