• Iran's Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization Deputy Director Morteza Rahmani-Movahed gestures as he addresses the media in an undated photo. 2017-04-19 21:13

    Visa-free agreement valid for all Russian cities, Iran says

    TEHRAN – The recently secured visa-free treaty between Tehran and Moscow is valid for the entire Russia, an Iranian tourism official said in reaction to some reports that assume the privilege for the Russian Far East.

  • interview 2017-04-14 20:20

    By Negar Asadi

    U.S. lacks enough power to intervene in Syria: scholar

    TEHRAN - A prominent scholar says that the U.S. does not have the “tools”, “capacities” and “might” to militarily intervene in the Syrian crisis.

  • بهرام قاسمی سخنگوی وزارت امور خارجه 2017-04-14 15:55

    By Ali Kushki

    Iran, Russia, Turkey to press ahead with Syria talks despite U.S. strike 

    TEHRAN – The recent U.S. military intervention in Syria will have no impact on the Astana talks and Iran, Russia, and Turkey carry on with their agenda to find a political solution to the Syrian war, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said. 

  • dehqan 2017-04-12 14:24

    Iran, Russia’s defense chiefs discuss U.S. air strike on Syria

    TEHRAN - General Hossein Dehqan and Sergei Shoigu, the Iranian and Russian defense ministers, held a phone conversation on Tuesday to discuss the U.S. air strike against Syria.

  • Egypt 2017-04-12 08:44

    Terrorism will never prevail over tolerance

    The suicide-bomb attacks on two Coptic churches in Egypt that killed at least 47 people must be viewed as assaults on civilized and tolerant society.

  • May- Merkel 2017-04-10 23:40

    By Martin Kettle

    Forget the waffle of ‘global’ Britain – and learn to hug Germany close

    At the end of last week I sat in the spacious and splendidly restored country home of a former prime minister of Prussia, some 50 kilometers from the German-Polish border, and listened to two speeches in English. The first was given by Philip Hammond. The second, a couple of hours later, was given by Boris Johnson. Both professed undying friendship, respect and regard for Germany. Johnson even paraded a hitherto concealed family connection with the city of Stuttgart.

  • Trump 2017-04-10 16:40

    By Masood Akhtar

    Low approval will drive Trump to resign before impeaching

    Based on what I have seen so far, I don’t see how Trump would make it through a full-term. People of his own party disagree with him on a number of issues already.  During his campaign he waged war against the establishment, and now the establishment is waging war against him. Some of them are speaking out publicly, whereas others acknowledge their disagreement privately.  

  • Erdogan 2017-04-10 02:39

    By Patrick Cockburn

    Turkish referendum could end what little democracy is left in the country

    In the final days before Turks vote in a referendum on 16 April on whether or not to give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dictatorial powers and effectively end parliamentary government, the mood in Turkey is prone to conspiracy theories and suspicion of foreign plots

  • A view of St. Basil’s Cathedral, a major tourist destination in Moscow 2017-04-08 21:04

    Iranian tourist visits to Russia up by 72% in 2016

    TEHRAN - Roughly 67,000 Iranians visited Russia in 2016, a solid growth of 72 percent compared to a year earlier, Russia Beyond the Headlines reported on April 5.

  • U.S.  missile attack on Syria 2017-04-07 12:41

    By Ali Kushki

    U.S. draws Iran rebuke over missile attack on Syrian airfield  

    TEHRAN – Iran has strongly condemned the U.S. for its missile attack on an airfield in Syria on Friday morning, warning that such unilateral measures will “strengthen failing terrorists” in the Syrian battlefield.

  • world war i 2017-04-06 04:02

    By Richard W. Rahn

    Thoughtless actions that provoke terrible consequences

    April 6 marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I — a war that claimed the lives of about 38 million people.

  • Erik Prince 2017-04-04 19:42

    UAE resorted to back-channel line to mar Russia- Iran ties: Washington Post 

    The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., European and Arab officials, the Washington Post reported on April 3.

  • Russia, Iran agree on purchase of 12 planes 2017-04-02 20:29

    Russia, Iran agree on purchase of 12 planes

    TEHRAN – Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has said that there is already a “concrete agreement” between Russia and Iran for purchase of 12 planes.

  • دیدار تیم های ملی فوتبال ایران و چین 2017-03-28 19:33

    Iran take another step toward 2018 World Cup

    TEHRAN - Iran national football team defeated China 1-0 to take another step towards confirming their participation in the finals of the FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018.

  • rouhani 2017-03-25 15:14

    Rouhani to visit Russia on Monday, details announced

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to pay a formal visit to Russia on Monday, the presidential office said on Friday.

  • Trump wings 2017-03-19 21:18

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    Trump's ISIS challenge

    During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump declared that destroying ISIS would be his top foreign policy priority. He signaled his seriousness about meeting this campaign promise shortly after inauguration day, ordering the Pentagon to develop a plan to more aggressively confront the group.

  • Iran Foreign ministry central building 2017-03-18 17:01

    Iran: Israeli aggression against Syria boosts Takfiri-Zionist terrorists

    TEHRAN – Iran called on Saturday the recent Israeli airstrike against targets in the Syrian territory an indication that the “bloodsucking” regime shares interests with “Takfiri-Zionist terrorists” in the Syrian battlefield.

  • Mehdi Sanaie 2017-03-16 11:29

    Iranian-Russian trade may reach $10b in 3 years

    The volume of bilateral trade between Iran and Russia may reach $10 billion in three years, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei said Tuesday.

  • nojeh airbase 2017-03-15 10:07

    Iran, Russia not divided over use of Hamadan airbase: envoy

    TEHRAN – The Iranian ambassador to Moscow has said there is no disagreement between the two countries on the use of the Iranian Hamadan airbase and they continue to closely cooperate in fighting terrorists in Syria.

  • Nikolai Nikiforov 2017-03-15 10:06

    Russia keen on cyber cooperation with Iran

    TEHRAN – Russian Telecom and Mass Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov said on Monday that his country is interested in launching cooperation with Iran in cyber security fields such as electronic trade and software, IRNA reported. 

  • مذاکرات آستانه 2017-03-14 10:55

    Russia, Turkey, Iran to go ahead with Syria talks: Kazakhstan

    TEHRAN – Russia, Turkey and Iran are pressing ahead with the third round of the Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said on Monday, despite a request from the Syrian opposition to postpone the meeting.

  • Syria 2017-03-13 10:21

    France calls on Russia, Iran to ensure Syrian ceasefire

    TEHRAN - The French foreign ministry condemned the deadly Damascus attack on Saturday and called on truce guarantors, especially Russia and Iran, to ensure that the ceasefire in Syria is fully respected. 

  • 02br5 flotilla.jpg 2017-03-12 09:50

    Russian, Iranian navy officers meet in Makhachkala

    TEHRAN – Commander of an Iranian naval flotilla that has docked at Russia’s port city of Makhachkala on a friendly visit met with the commander of the Russian Navy’s Caspian Flotilla on Saturday.

  • 02br2 warships80.jpg 2017-03-11 08:27

    Iranian flotilla docks at Russia’s Makhachkala

    TEHRAN – An Iranian naval flotilla, comprised of a homegrown destroyer and a missile-launching vessel, berthed at Russia’s coastal city of Makhachkala, the capital the Republic of Dagestan, on Friday, Tasnim reported.

  • Russia 2017-03-09 20:41

    Russia considering annual purchase of 5mt of Iranian crude

    TEHRAN –Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday that Russia is considering the purchase of up to five million tons (mt) of Iranian crude oil on an annual basis, IRNA reported.

  • Corridor 2017-03-09 17:14

    Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan cut 50% of common rail transit tariffs

    TEHRAN- Railway delegations from Iran, Russia and Republic of Azerbaijan signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) on reducing common rail transit tariffs by 50 percent, in a trilateral meeting in Moscow on Tuesday.

  • 02br1 flotilla.jpg 2017-03-08 10:13

    Iranian navy sends fleet of warships to Russia

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Navy on Tuesday dispatched a flotilla of warships to Russia's Makhachkala, the capital of the Republic of Dagestan.

  • Europe 2017-03-07 01:46


    Fearing U.S. withdrawal, Europe considers its own nuclear deterrent

    An idea, once unthinkable, is gaining attention in European policy circles: a European Union nuclear weapons program.

  • Sweden 2017-03-06 01:56

    By Janet Street Porter

    Sweden has introduced military conscription

    At the moment, too many working-class boys are underperforming, lacking in motivation, technical and social skills. In short, many are unemployable. It may be time for a radical solution

  • zarif 2017-03-05 21:12

    Zarif says Iran sees no ‘positive behavior’ by Saudis

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran is not seeing any “positive behavior” from Saudi officials.