• Lavrov Today 10:13

    Lavrov: Russia, Iran, Turkey to prepare document on de-escalation zones in Syria

    TEHRAN – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Moscow, Tehran and Ankara as initiators of the intra-Syria dialogue in Astana, will cooperate on preparing an agreement to create de-escalation zones in Syria.

  • An undated photo depicts a Mahan Air passenger jet taking off from Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport over the city skyline. 2017-06-24 18:16

    Iranian airlines expand intl. flights to spur tourism growth

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Mahan Air and Zagros Airlines have recently launched new direct flights to Spain and Russia respectively in a bid to accelerate the pace of tourism growth in the country.

  • Syria 2017-06-23 20:18

    Iran, Russia, Turkey to deploy personnel in Syria to monitor de-escalation zones 

    TEHRAN - Iranian, Russian and Turkish personnel will be deployed in parts of Syria as part of a de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month, Turkish broadcasters quoted President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman as saying on Thursday.

  • Russai Sanctions 2017-06-21 04:26

    by Leonid Bershidsky

    The U.S. sanctions Russia, Europe says 'Ouch!'

    The U.S. sanctions Russia, Europe says 'Ouch

  • Iran’s tourism chief Zahra Ahmadipour (C) addresses a travel meeting on Russia in Tehran on June 17, 2017. 2017-06-20 09:41

    Iran seeks balanced tourism ties with Russia

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief on Saturday urged the need to achieve a balance between the inbound and outbound tourist flows that currently exist between the country and Russia.

  • Trump 2017-06-19 09:59

    Jacob Heilbrunn

    Is America headed toward a constitutional crisis?

    It may depend on which way the political winds are blowing

  • دیدار تیم های ملی والیبال روسیه و ایران 2017-06-19 04:56

    Russia defeat Iran to progress to final six of FIVB World League

    Russia booked their place in the final six of the International Volleyball Federation World League as they cruised to a straight-sets victory over Iran in Lodz in Poland.

  • Statue of Nader Shah and his soldiers at the Naderi Museum, Mashhad, northeast Iran. 2017-06-14 20:09

    Nader Shah’s sword stolen from Russian museum

    TEHRAN – A sword attributed to Nader Shah, one of the most powerful Iranian rulers in the history of the nation, along with tens of other valuable objects, was stolen from a local museum in Kubachi, Russia, on June 10, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • qassemi 2017-06-12 18:47

    Iran, Turkey getting closer on Syria: spokesman

    TEHRAN – Backing opposing sides in the Syrian conflict, Iran and Turkey are now in a “better position” vis-à-vis the creation of de-escalation zones in the embattled country, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday. 

  • A view of Vladivostok, a Russian city located at the head of the Golden Horn Bay, adjacent to China and North Korea. 2017-06-11 10:02

    Russian Far East e-visa available for Iranians as of Aug.

    TEHRAN - Electronic permissions for visiting the free port of Vladivostok in Russian Far East will be issued form Aug. 1 for Iranians and travelers from 17 other countries, IRNA reported on Thursday.

  • shamkhani 2017-06-06 20:21

    Iran-Russia co-op has changed political equations: Shamkhani

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani has said that strategic cooperation between Iran and Russia in Syria has changed political equations.

  • سازمان همکاری های شانگهای 2017-06-05 14:46

    China backs Iran's membership in Shanghai security bloc

    China supports Iran's membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) security bloc, jointly led by China and Russia, and the subject will be discussed at the group's summit this week, a senior diplomat said on Monday.

  • iran russia turkey 2017-06-02 18:18

    Talks on de-escalation zones ongoing, but more time needed: Russia

    TEHRAN – Russian, Iranian, and Turkish military experts are still working out details of the de-escalation zones they agreed to create in Syria on May 4, a Russian foreign ministry official said on Friday.

  • Vladimir Yevsiyev 2017-05-31 10:54

    Tehran-Moscow ties a proper response to Trump: CIS official 

    TEHRAN – The deputy chief of the Institute of the Commonwealth of Independent States believes a strong relationship between Tehran and Moscow would be the most proper response to U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • Harun Yahya 2017-05-30 13:04

    By Harun Yahya

    The Road to peace in Syria 

    Truly the only way to end the civil war in Syria is cooperation between regional countries including Turkey, Russia and Iran. The involvement of other foreign powers would not be able to offer a permanent solution. Therefore, it is great to see that new developments reflect this sentiment and a regional cooperation is being built. The meeting that took place on December 20, 2016 in Moscow between the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran, which resulted in a joint declaration, marked the beginning of such cooperation. 

  • astana 2017-05-29 19:34

    By Ali Kushki 

    Iran prepared to deploy troops in Syria

    TEHRAN – Iran is ready to dispatch troops to Syria, as the case maybe, to monitor compliance with the May 4 agreement with Russia and Turkey to create four “de-escalation zones” in the embattled territory, its Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday. 

  • iran russia afghanistan 2017-05-25 15:35

    Iranian, Russian, Afghan security chiefs to meet soon

    TEHRAN – Iran, Russia and Afghanistan have agreed to hold a trilateral summit headed by their respective secretaries of national security in Kabul in the near future, the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council announced on Wednesday.

  • علی شمخانی 2017-05-24 09:00

    Iran’s senior official heads to Russia for security meeting 

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani left Tehran for Moscow on Tuesday to participate in the International Meeting of High Representatives for Security Issues.

  • Fakhrieh 2017-05-21 20:30

    No negotiations with Russia, China over purchasing airplanes

    TEHRAN- Iranian Deputy Transport Minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan announced on Sunday that Iran has held no talks with Russia and China over buying aircrafts from them, IRNA reported.

  • Russia Golden Knight festival 2017-05-21 18:13

    Iranian films line up for Russia Golden Knight festival

    TEHRAN – Six Iranian films and documentaries will compete in the various sections of the 24th edition of the Golden Knight, an international film festival, which will start tomorrow in Sevastopol, Russia.

  • Sean Spicer 2017-05-16 20:52

    By Ali Kushki

    White House ‘open’ to working with Russia, Iran on Syria 

    TEHRAN – Indicating a possible shift in U.S. policy on the war in Syria, the White House announced on Monday it is “open” to team up with Russia and Iran on a solution to end the crisis in Syria. 

  • سرگئی لاوروف 2017-05-13 10:21

    Iran, Russia, Turkey to discuss Syria de-escalation zones, Lavrov says

    TEHRAN - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday that Russian, Turkish and Iranian experts plan to meet in a week or two to discuss parameters of de-escalation zones in Syria.

  • Trump-Erdogan 2017-05-12 05:11

    By Semih Idiz

    dds appear stacked against success of Erdogan-Trump meeting

    Omens for the long-awaited meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Donald Trump at the White House on May 16 do not bode well. Despite the smiles both leaders will no doubt have for the cameras, all the signs are that their talks will be tough.

  • James Comey 2017-05-11 03:03

    By Sabrina Siddiqui & Ben Jacobs

    How Comey became tangled in the U.S. election – and why it led to his downfall

    Tasked with overseeing an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, the now-fired FBI director earned the chagrin of both parties

  • WWII 2017-05-09 02:55

    WWII Weapons that wait: clear them now

    The evacuation of 50,000 people from Hannover this weekend, following the discovery of five unexploded second world war bombs, reminds us that conflicts can have a deadly impact long after the fighting ends.

  • Turkey 2017-05-06 15:54

    By Semih Idiz

    Post-referendum, what’s next for Turkey’s EU bid?

    Turkish-EU ties appeared set on a collision course before the April 16 referendum that aimed to increase the powers of the Turkish presidency by switching Turkey to a presidential system of government and, by extension, increasing the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • Joschka Fischer 2017-05-02 09:13

    By Joschka Fischer

    The French election and Europe’s future

    A lot can happen between now and the second round of the French presidential election on May 7, so it is still too early to celebrate.

  • Advisor calls for dialogue to resolve regional disputes 2017-04-30 21:20

    Advisor calls for dialogue to resolve regional disputes

    TEHRAN – Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the parliament speaker, has called for dialogue among regional countries in order to reach a political solution to the crises in the Middle East.

  • Namira 2017-04-30 18:54

    “Namira” named best film at Russia’s DetectiveFEST 

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Mohammad Kermanshahi’s “Namira” was picked as best feature film at the 19th edition of DetectiveFEST, a Russian international festival of detective films and television programs on law-enforcement themes, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Sunday.

  • دیدار علی شمخانی با نماینده ویژه رئیس جمهور روسیه 2017-04-29 11:16

    Iran, Russia review recent development in Syria

    TEHRAN – Top Iranian and Russian officials met each other on Thursday in Tehran to discuss the latest developments in the region particularly in Syria, which came under an air airstrike by the Israeli regime on the same day.