Islamic Republic

Iran to boost defensive missile strength: Defense Minister

Iran to boost defensive missile strength: Defense Minister

The Islamic Republic will further boost its missile proficiency, said Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami on Monday.

Aug 29, 2017, 16:14 PM IST

Iran blogger flies in to Israel after deportation fears

An Iranian blogger for an Israeli news site arrived in Israel on Thursday from Turkey where she faced possible deportation back to the Islamic republic, the website said.

Aug 10, 2017, 16:24 PM IST

US envoy demands fair probe on cases against Afghanistan vice president

The US envoy said his country fully supports the Afghan legal and judicial institutions in their efforts for a transparent investigation into the charges against Dostum.

Jul 12, 2017, 18:45 PM IST

Iran begins sending gas to Iraq under major deal

Shiite-dominated Iran and Iraq, which fought a devastating war in the 1980s, have become close allies since the 2003 fall of Sunni strongman Saddam Hussein and the rise of a Shiite-led government in Baghdad.


Jun 22, 2017, 15:25 PM IST

Iran condemns new US missile sanctions

Iran denies ever seeking nuclear weapons.

May 18, 2017, 12:35 PM IST
Iran 'playing with fire,' says Donald Trump

Iran 'playing with fire,' says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump today accused Iran of "playing with fire" after the Islamic republic dismissed his warnings over its latest missile test as unfounded and provocative.

Feb 03, 2017, 20:14 PM IST
Iran welcomes EU's plan of enhanced diplomatic relations

Iran welcomes EU's plan of enhanced diplomatic relations

Iran's Foreign Ministry welcomed the European Parliament`s plan for increased diplomatic relations with the Islamic republic as a part of an ongoing strategy following Iran`s nuclear agreement in 2015.

Oct 26, 2016, 09:14 AM IST

Iran nuclear pact opponents lobby in U.S. against Boeing, Airbus deals

As the U.S. Treasury Department decides whether to licence sales of Boeing Co and Airbus commercial aircraft to Iran, opponents of last year`s nuclear pact with the Islamic republic have launched a lobbying campaign.

Aug 05, 2016, 03:04 AM IST

Khamenei says missiles, not talks, key to Iran's future

Iran`s top leader on Wednesday said missiles were key to the Islamic Republic`s future, offering support to the hardline Revolutionary Guards that have drawn criticism from the West for testing ballistic missiles.

Mar 30, 2016, 15:12 PM IST

It is wrong to think Iran's future lies in talks, not missiles: Khamenei

Those who say Iran`s future lies in negotiations rather than missiles are wrong, the Islamic Republic`s highest authority Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, according to his website.

Mar 30, 2016, 14:18 PM IST

Supreme leader says US using money, sex to infiltrate Iran

Iran's top leader says the US is using "money and sex" to try to infiltrate the Islamic Republic and warns Iranians not to fall into the "enemy's trap".

Nov 25, 2015, 21:16 PM IST

UN endorses Iran deal, paves way to lift sanctions

The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution that endorses the historic deal on Iran`s nuclear program and clears a path for international sanctions crippling its economy to be lifted.

Jul 20, 2015, 19:38 PM IST

Iran judiciary chief undercuts president over concerts

A cultural row in Iran over concerts being cancelled was reignited today when the country's judiciary chief appeared to criticise President Hassan Rouhani's liberal remarks on the subject.

Jun 28, 2015, 23:33 PM IST

Iran rejects US claim it `continues to sponsor global terror`

 Iran rejected Saturday US claims that it was a sponsor of global terror attacks, saying instead it is a victim of terrorism.

Jun 21, 2015, 01:16 AM IST

Iran resumes scribe's trial over spying charge

An Iranian court on Monday resumed the trial of a Washington Post reporter over spying and propaganda charges, media reported.

Jun 08, 2015, 18:39 PM IST

Iran says ''distrust'' overwhelming n-talks

 A sense of distrust is prevailing in the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers, Iran` s senior nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, said on Saturday.

Jun 06, 2015, 23:05 PM IST

India, Iran sign MoU on development of Chabahar Port

 India and Iran signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with regards to the development of the Chabahar Port in the Islamic Republic.

May 06, 2015, 22:21 PM IST

Iran bans magazine for encouraging cohabitation over wedlock: Report

  Iran`s hardline judiciary has banned a magazine for encouraging cohabitation, known as "white marriage" in the Islamic Republic where sex outside wedlock is a crime, the Shargh newspaper reported on Monday.

Apr 27, 2015, 16:35 PM IST
Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are a "myth"

Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are a "myth"

Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the concept of Iranian nuclear weapons was a fabrication and the United States was the real source of threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week.

Apr 19, 2015, 14:31 PM IST

Remain 'together' in lifting Iran sanctions: Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday asked world leaders to remain "together" in removing sanctions that they have imposed on Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, after Russia unilaterally lifted a ban on the sale of a sophisticated air-defence system to the Islamic Republic.

Apr 14, 2015, 21:12 PM IST