Iran to sign 3 oil contracts very soon

Iran will sign three oil deals before the end of the current Persian year this month which will include operation of the fields for 20 years, managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) said on Saturday

Iran FM calls for removal of banking barriers in Iran-Brazil Ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Brazilian President Michel Temer at the end of his official schedule in Brasilia.

During the meeting, Mr. Zarif pointed out to the current volume of bilateral economic relations and called for deepening economic ties and creating trade balance.

Iran jails 16 women for joining Daesh

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Tehran’s prosecutor announced that 16 women who joined Daesh terrorist group in Syria have been sentenced to jail.

“The women were also ordered to pay back any money that they had received from the terrorist group,” Tehran’s prosecutor Abbas Ja’afari Dolatabadi said.

Trump, UAE attempting to get Russia to break away with Iran

The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting earlier this year between a representative of then-President-elect Donald Trump and a confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin to facilitate backdoor diplomacy between the two sides, a report says

China main customer of Iranian goods

China was the main customer of Iranian goods,Iran's foreign trade record from March 21, 2016 to March 20, 2017 showed.

 

Iran’s crude oil exports hit a record

A Reuter’s survey estimates that Iran’s crude oil production rose by 10,000 bpd (barrels per day) to 3.77 MMbpd (million barrels per day) in March 2017—compared to the previous month

Iran, Latvia to increase scientific and technological cooperation

Iranian deputy minister of science stressed on interest and readiness of Iran and Latvia for developing scientific and technological cooperation during a meeting with the country deputy foreign minister Andrejs Pildegovics

US lawmakers urge caution after Trump orders strikes on Syria

Several members of Congress urged caution after US President Donald Trump ordered a massive missile strike against a Syrian government airbase, saying he needs congressional authority for military action

US military on same side as al-Qaeda, Daesh in Yemen, Syria

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has censured the recent US airstrikes against Syria, saying the United States is fighting on the same side as al-Qaeda and Daesh terrorist groups in Yemen and Syria

US pre-planned strikes aim to impede Syria progress: Iran, Russia

The military brass of Iran and Russia say the pre-planned US missile strikes against a Syrian airfield were a blatant attack on an independent country with the purpose of hindering its recent military gains and boosting the morale of terrorists and their allies.

Iran lobbying world for Syria ‘gas attack’ probe

Through a flurry of contacts with world authorities, the Iranian Foreign Ministry has been promoting a proposal by President Hassan Rouhani for an international, impartial investigation into accusations of a chemical attack in northwestern Syria.

Iran says supports extending oil output cuts

Iran has indicated its support for extending a crucial oil output agreement by world’s biggest producers that helped stabilize prices in markets since its implementation early this year. 

Iran warns neighbors against 'irresponsible policies'

Iran has warned countries behind the ongoing crises in the Middle East, saying the plights they have created could one day bedevil themselves.

Defense Minister Brigadier-General Hossein Dehqan made the remarks in Tehran on Saturday after meeting his Azerbaijani counterpart Colonel General Zakir Hasanov.

Zarif in Central Asia as Iran seeks to fire up economy

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has started touring Central Asia and the Caucasus to boost Iran’s ties with three major countries in the region, especially in the field of economy.

France to tighten security on election day

France has announced plans to further beef up security measures to ensure that no terrorist activities occur on the day of its presidential election later this month.

Boeing to cut more jobs amid faltering profits

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced new involuntary layoffs to reduce costs, one of the company’s many such arrangements this year to save its faltering profits.

Iran’s defense capabilities are not negotiable, not to be bargained

Joint graduation, inauguration, and epaulet granting ceremony for cadets of Islamic Republic of Iran's Army Academies, was held at Imam Ali Officers' Academy with Ayatollah Khamenei, the Commander-in-Chief of armed forces in attendance

Iran warns about Saudi Arabia’s “divisive” policies

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has warned about the destructive consequences of Saudi Arabia’s “divisive and half-baked” policies for the entire region.In reaction to the anti-Iran comments made by Saudi foreign minister in a recent TV interview, Qassemi slammed the “cheap and insulting” remarks, and described them as a continuation of the earlier “baseless and illogical” allegations.

Zarif to address Munich Security Conference on Sunday

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 Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to leave for Germany late Saturday, February 17, to attend and address a security conference due to be held in Munich

Zarif calls Israeli PM’s claim a “cartoonish circus”

 Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that the U.S. and its local clients in the region were suffering from the natural consequences of their own wrong choices.

Zarif on Sunday called remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which brandished what he said was a piece of an Iranian drone shot down by Israel, a "cartoonish circus."

Iranian passenger plane crashes near Isfahan/ all 66 people on board died

The Aseman Airline’s Tehran- Yasuj flight crashed near the city of Semirom, southern Isfahan province on Sunday and all the 66 people on board died as the result of the crash.

According to the spokesman of Iran’s emergency organization Mojtaba Khaledi, Iran Aseman Flight 3704 with at least 65 passengers and crews on board crashed today.

Zarif says Iran has no military bases in Syria

Iranian foreign minister announced that the Islamic Republic of Iran has no military bases in Syria, stressing that US presence in Syria is too dangerous.

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks on Monday during addressing the Middle-East Valdai conference in Moscow.

IAEA once again conferms Iran's compliance with nuclear deal

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again confirmed that Iran is complying with its commitments under the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement.

The UN nuclear agency said in a report, cited by French news agency AFP, that the Islamic Republic is sticking to the deal's key parameters such as the number of uranium centrifuges and stockpiles.

FATF extends suspension countermeasures against Iran

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has recognized measures taken by Iran in line with addressing its deficiencies, deciding to extend the suspension of active countermeasures until its next meeting.

Fees case may enable U.S. Supreme Court to curb union power

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider for the second time in two years whether to choke off a critical funding stream for public-employee unions, potentially reducing organized labor’s influence in the workplace and at the ballot box.

Statement of Iran’ mission to UN on Yemen

Mission of Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN in a statement emphasized that the US and the UK are trying to distract the international community away from Saudi Arabia's war crimes in Yemen by drafting such resolutions.

Here is the full text of Iran’s statement:

US not to ignore Russia-Turkey-Iran efforts on Syria

The United States should take into account the tireless efforts made by Russia, Turkey and Iran to reconcile the Syrians, the Russian Embassy in the US said in a statement dedicated to remarks by State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert about "the failure of the Astana process" in connection with the situation in Eastern Ghouta.

Iran FM, Bulgarian President meet in Sofia

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sat down for talks with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on Wednesday in his first meeting after entering the country Tuesday night as part of his tour of Eastern Europe.