Iran’s SCO membership law sent to president for final approval

In this handout photo released by Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev (right) and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi hold signed documents during their meeting at the Samarkand Congress Center on the eve of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on Sept […]

Iran warns European Parliament over blacklisting elite military

This file handout picture provided by the office of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on October 13, 2019, shows Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) cadets during a graduation ceremony at Imam Hussein University in Tehran. (STRINGER / KHAMENEI.IR / AFP) TEHRAN – The Iranian military on Thursday warned the European Parliament of the […]

Iran: UK’s reactions to Akbari’s execution prove ‘malice’

This undated handout file picture provided by Khabar Online news agency shows former Iranian deputy of defense minister Alireza Akbari, a British-Iranian national, during an interview in Tehran. (KHABAR ONLINE / AFP) TEHRAN – An Iranian judiciary spokesman said on Wednesday that Britain's "hasty" reactions to the execution of one of its "prominent spies" is […]

Iranian, Russian presidents discuss expanding economic ties

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (right) greets Russian President Vladimir Putin prior to their talks at the Saadabad palace, in Tehran, Iran, July 19, 2022. (SERGEI SAVOSTYANOV/SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL PHOTO VIA AP) TEHRAN – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday discussed the expansion of economic cooperation, particularly in the […]

Iran condemns Australia’s sanctions as meddling in internal affairs

In this photo released on Aug 11, 2022 by the Iranian foreign ministry, ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani speaks in Tehran, Iran. (IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY VIA AP) TEHRAN – Iran on Saturday condemned Australia's sanctions on Iranian individuals and institutions, saying they represent the country's interference in Iran's internal affairs. The Australian government "has for years […]

Iran says not to cooperate with UN fact-finding mission

In this photo released on Aug 11, 2022 by the Iranian foreign ministry, ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani speaks in Tehran, Iran. (IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY VIA AP) TEHRAN — The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday that Tehran will not cooperate with the "political" fact-finding mission proposed by a recent United Nations Human Rights Council […]

Separatist threat: Iran boosts military presence at borders

This video grab taken from footage provided by the Iranian military to Fars news agency social media on Sept 29, 2022, reportedly shows a missile launch from the Iranian Kurdistan (Komalah) region directed towards Sulaimaniyah in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region. (FARS NEWS AGENCY / AFP) TEHRAN – Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has stepped […]

Report: Iran’s IRGC strikes ‘separatist’ bases in Iraq’s Kurdistan region

This video grab taken from footage provided by the Iranian military to Farsnews agency social media on 29 Sept 29 2022, reportedly shows a missile launch from the Iranian Kurdistan (Komalah) region directed towards Sulaimaniyah in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region. (FARS NEWS AGENCY / AFP) TEHRAN – Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched fresh […]

Iran condemns latest EU, UK sanctions as ‘baseless, illegal’

In this photo released on Aug 11, 2022 by the Iranian foreign ministry, ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani speaks in Tehran, Iran. (IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY VIA AP) TEHRAN / BRUSSELS – The Iranian foreign ministry on Tuesday strongly condemned the latest EU and British sanctions against Iranian individuals and organizations. Nasser Kanaani, the ministry spokesman, said […]

Iran admits sending drones to Russia before Ukraine conflict

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian speaks to the media during a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov following their talks in Moscow, Russia, Aug 31, 2022. (MAXIM SHEMETOV / POOL / AP) TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Saturday that Iran had given "a limited number" of drones to […]

Iran: Ready to talk with Ukraine on claims of arming Russia

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian speaks to the media during a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov following their talks in Moscow, Russia, Aug 31, 2022. (MAXIM SHEMETOV / POOL / AP) TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Wednesday rejected "baseless" claims of Iran's supplies of drones to Russia, expressing […]

‘Iran unfazed by foreign pressures in its pursuit of progress’

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian speaks during a press conference with his Syrian counterpart in the Iranian capital Tehran on Dec 6, 2021. (ATTA KENARE / AFP) TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Sunday that foreign pressures and propaganda will not disrupt the determination of the Iranian nation and government in treading […]

Iran confirms release of Iranian crew of Venezuelan plane by Argentina

A Venezuelan-owned Boeing 747, operated by Venezuela's state-owned Emtrasur cargo line, taxis on the runway after landing in the Ambrosio Taravella airport in Cordoba, Argentina, June 6, 2022. (SEBASTIAN BORSERO / FILE / AP) TEHRAN – Iran's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday confirmed the release of the Iranian crew members of the Venezuelan plane seized by […]