Iran rejects extension of UN human rights rapporteur mission

Iran rejects extension of UN human rights rapporteur mission

Tehran, March 24, IRNA - Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi has rejected as politically-motivated recent move by the UN Human Rights Council to extend the mission of its special human rights rapporteur in Iran.

08:52 - 2017/03/24
President Rouhani due in Moscow on Monday

President Rouhani due in Moscow on Monday

Tehran, March 24, IRNA - President Hassan Rouhani plans to set off for Russia next week to discuss ways to improve mutual relations and the latest regional and international developments, an official said on Friday.

06:02 - 2017/03/24
Senior cleric describes massive turnout in next election as vital

Senior cleric describes massive turnout in next election as vital

Tehran, March 24, IRNA – A senior Iranian cleric said that massive turnout in Iran’s next presidential election is determining and indicates that the Islamic establishment is governed by people.

05:53 - 2017/03/24
Iran gives visas at airports to 180 countries: Deputy FM

Iran gives visas at airports to 180 countries: Deputy FM

Tehran, March 24, IRNA - Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates' Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said on Friday that Iranian visas will be issued for tourists from 180 countries upon their arrival at the Iranian airports.

11:10 - 2017/03/24
Iran, Russia diplomats review President Rouhani’s upcoming visit to Moscow

Iran, Russia diplomats review President Rouhani’s upcoming visit to Moscow

Moscow, March 24, IRNA - Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour and his Russian counterpart Igor Margulov discussed the upcoming visit to Moscow by President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting here on Thursday evening.

10:16 - 2017/03/24
Iranian embassy strongly condemns attack on British parliament

Iranian embassy strongly condemns attack on British parliament

London, March 24, IRNA – Iranian Embassy in London on Thursday evening strongly condemned recent terrorist attack outside the British Parliament which killed five people and wounded 40 others.

09:30 - 2017/03/24
Amnesty International condemns US, UK over Yemen arms

Amnesty International condemns US, UK over Yemen arms

Tehran, March 23, IRNA – Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the United States and Britain for transferring arms to Saudi Arabia to use in its war in Yemen, Western media reported.

05:23 - 2017/03/23
President Rouhani: Creating job for youth top priority of gov’t

President Rouhani: Creating job for youth top priority of gov’t

Birjand, South Khorasan prov., IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday evening that creating more job opportunities for the Iranian youth is a top priority for the government.

01:51 - 2017/03/23
Iran strongly condemns attack on British parliament

Iran strongly condemns attack on British parliament

Tehran, March 23, IRNA – Spokesman of Foreign Ministry Bahram Qasemi on Thursday condemned recent terrorist attack outside the British Parliament in London.

01:36 - 2017/03/23
FM invites all to join WAVE idea

FM invites all to join WAVE idea

Tehran, March 23, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged “all” to join President Hassan Rouhani’s proposal for the World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE).

10:33 - 2017/03/23
Economy Minister in message to Leader: Resistance Economy highly promising

Economy Minister in message to Leader: Resistance Economy highly promising

Tehran, March 22, IRNA – The government has successfully carried out policies of the Economy of Resistance, says Economy Minister Ali Tayyebnia.

09:37 - 2017/03/22
Iraqi PM snubs US pressure to move away from Tehran: Lawmaker

Iraqi PM snubs US pressure to move away from Tehran: Lawmaker

Baghdad, March 22, IRNA – An Iraqi lawmaker said here on Wednesday that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has refused to distance himself from Iran under pressure excreted on him from Washington.

04:15 - 2017/03/22
Norouz message to crisis-ridden world is more relevant than ever: Iran envoy

Norouz message to crisis-ridden world is more relevant than ever: Iran envoy

Tehran, March 22, IRNA - Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Gholamali Khoshroo said that Norouz message to our crisis-ridden world is more relevant than ever, running counter to forces of extremism, hostility, darkness and destruction.

03:38 - 2017/03/22
Navy commander attends LIMA 2017 in Malaysia

Navy commander attends LIMA 2017 in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, March 22, IRNA - Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari attended the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017 in Malaysia on Tuesday evening (March 21).

09:12 - 2017/03/22
President Rouhani: Government on right path

President Rouhani: Government on right path

Tehran, March 20, IRNA – The path taken by the government is the right one and we remain to be proud of it, says President Hassan Rouhani.

09:16 - 2017/03/20
IRNA chief: Media bridge between religions

IRNA chief: Media bridge between religions

Beirut, March 20, IRNA - The media can adopt role of 'information bridge' to find and publish the common grounds among people of different faiths and religions, says Managing Director of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

07:43 - 2017/03/20
President: New Year, year of further progress, employment

President: New Year, year of further progress, employment

Tehran, March 20, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Iranians across the globe on the arrival of Norouz, the Iranian New Year, 1396, on Monday.

02:19 - 2017/03/20
President congratulates counterparts on Norouz

President congratulates counterparts on Norouz

Tehran, March 20, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani, in separate messages to his counterparts in a number of countries, congratulated the arrival of Norouz, the New Day festival, commencing at the beginning of the spring.

01:00 - 2017/03/20
FM congratulates Iranians on Norouz

FM congratulates Iranians on Norouz

Tehran, March 20, IRNA - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated Iranians across the globe on the arrival of Norouz, the Iranian New Year, 1396, on Monday.

11:28 - 2017/03/20
Iraqi PM: No coalition, Iranian forces present in war on Daesh

Iraqi PM: No coalition, Iranian forces present in war on Daesh

Baghdad, March 20, IRNA – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has brushed off claims that tens of thousand international coalition and Iranian forces are involved in war against Daesh.

09:32 - 2017/03/20
Happy Norouz, Happy New Iranian Year 1396

Happy Norouz, Happy New Iranian Year 1396

Tehran, March 20, IRNA - The staff and management of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) wish all Iranians and other nations that celebrate Norouz worldwide a very Happy New Year.

09:14 - 2017/03/20
Afghan FM stress importance to trilateral agreement on Chabahar development

Afghan FM stress importance to trilateral agreement on Chabahar development

Kabul, March 19, IRNA – Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani by explaining about his country’s achievements in the fields of regional and international diplomacy in 2016 said that signing international agreements and winning the positive viewpoint of the international community to support Afghanistan shows the success of such diplomacy.

07:49 - 2017/03/19
South Pars’ Phase 20 comes to stream

South Pars’ Phase 20 comes to stream

Tehran, March 19, IRNA -- Phase 20 of South Pars gas field came to stream on Sunday.

07:17 - 2017/03/19
Muslims celebrate birth anniversary of role-model for pious women

Birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh (AS)

Muslims celebrate birth anniversary of role-model for pious women

Tehran, March 19, IRNA – March 19 marks the birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh, the revered daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

06:17 - 2017/03/19
Envoy: Iran welcomes holding talks with PGCC member-states

Envoy: Iran welcomes holding talks with PGCC member-states

Tehran, March 19, IRNA – Iranian Ambassador to Kuwait Alireza Enayati underlined that his country welcomes holding joint talks with the member-states of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC).

05:48 - 2017/03/19
Body of Dayyer seiche incident retrieved

Body of Dayyer seiche incident retrieved

Bushehr, March 19, IRNA – Governor of Dayyer port in Bushehr province declared that the dead body of one of victims of seiche incident in Dayyer has been retrieved from the sea.

04:28 - 2017/03/19
Official: Afghanistan expanding trade relations with Iran

Official: Afghanistan expanding trade relations with Iran

Kabul, March 19, IRNA – Afghanistan’s Deputy Trade Minister Mohammad Qorban Haqjou on Sunday underlined that his country is broadening its trade relations with Iran.

04:07 - 2017/03/19
Navy commander in Malaysia for LIMA '17

Navy commander in Malaysia for LIMA '17

Kuala Lumpur, March 19, IRNA – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari arrived here on Sunday at the invitation of his Malaysian counterpart.

02:59 - 2017/03/19
Iran calls on UN Security Council to register its statement on Syria as official document

Iran calls on UN Security Council to register its statement on Syria as official document

Tehran, March 19, IRNA - Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Gholamali Khoshroo called on the United Nations (UN) Security Council to register Tehran’s statement on peaceful solution to Syria as the Council’s official document.

02:57 - 2017/03/19
Leader: West pursuing biased approach by raising gender equality

Leader: West pursuing biased approach by raising gender equality

Tehran, March 19, IRNA - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting with a number of religious eulogists (Maddahan) here on Sunday blasted the western countries for their approach towards the women in their societies, saying that the West is seeking to weaken the females rather than upholding their status.

02:53 - 2017/03/19
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