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‘Damavand 2018 Symposium’ in Tehran

‘Damavand 2018 Symposium’ in Tehran

The ceremony commemorating the 175th anniversary of Austrian mountain climber ascending Damavand mountain is being held in ‘Damavand 2018 Symposium’ in Tehran on July 20, 2018.

‘Damavand 2018 Symposium’ in Tehran

‘Damavand 2018 Symposium’ in Tehran

The ceremony commemorating the 175th anniversary of Austrian mountain climber ascending Damavand mountain is being held in ‘Damavand 2018 Symposium’ in Tehran on July 20, 2018.

Girl children, youth rock climbing competitions in southern Iran

Girl children, youth rock climbing competitions in southern Iran

This picture shows the girl children and youth rock climbing competitions which is underway in Shiraz in southern Province of Fars on July 20, 2018.

Girl children, youth rock climbing competitions in southern Iran

Girl children, youth rock climbing competitions in southern Iran

This picture shows the girl children and youth rock climbing competitions which is underway in Shiraz in southern Province of Fars on July 20, 2018.

Old & classic cars attending a parade in Tehran

Old & classic cars attending a parade in Tehran

Owners of old and classic cars are taking part in a parade in Tehran on July 20, 2018.

Politics

US resilience towards North Korea's nuclear program

US resilience towards North Korea's nuclear program

Tehran, July 21, IRNA – US current treatment of North Korea's nuclear issue and its alleged bid to denuclearize the southeast Asia nation shows very clearly that President Donald Trump has opted to withdraw from his previous hard line stance.

Supreme Leader rules out any talks with US

Supreme Leader rules out any talks with US

Tehran, July 21, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday said assuming any talks or establishment of relations with the US is a blatant mistake as the US is fundamentally at odds with the principles of the Islamic system.

Pjak admits responsibility for terrorist attack west Iran

Pjak admits responsibility for terrorist attack west Iran

Sanandaj, Kordestan Prov, July 21, IRNA -- The terrorist and hostile Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) has undertaken the responsibility for terrorist attack near Dari village in Marivan border region in the wee hours of Monday.

US kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan

US kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan

Kabul, July 21, IRNA – US aircraft bombarded a village in Kunduz Province, northern Afghanistan, and killed 14 civilians, including women and children, and injured two others.

Minorities to be city council members in Iran

Minorities to be city council members in Iran

Tehran, July 21, IRNA – According to the law that passed today religious minorities can become nominated and become city council members in Iran, said Majid Ansari, a member of the Expediency Discernment Council of the System on Saturday.

Iran joins two world countries odorizing natural gas

Iran joins two world countries odorizing natural gas

Tehran, July 21, IRNA – Iran has recently achieved a technology to odorize natural gas.

Beijing eager to enhance cultural ties with Tehran in new era: Chinese official

Beijing eager to enhance cultural ties with Tehran in new era: Chinese official

Beijing, July 21, IRNA – China is keen on fostering cultural relations with Iran concurrent with political and economic cooperation, a Chinese cultural official said on Saturday.

Turkish company to continue Iran oil imports

Turkish company to continue Iran oil imports

Tehran, July 21, IRNA - Turkey's Tupras Company is likely to continue import of Iranian crude oil, Reuters quoted a Turkish industry source as saying.

Vienna flights to Isfahan, Shiraz suspended for economic reasons: envoy

Vienna flights to Isfahan, Shiraz suspended for economic reasons: envoy

Tehran, July 20, IRNA – Austrian Ambassador to Iran Stefan Scholz said on Friday that Vienna flights to Isfahan and Shiraz were suspended for economic reasons, but flights to Tehran are still in place.

Iran exports up 16%: Deputy Min.

Iran exports up 16%: Deputy Min.

Yazd, July 20, IRNA – Iran's exports in the first quarter of this Persian year (March 21-June 21) have increased by 16 percent on average, a ministerial official said on Friday.

Art & Culture

Iran-China relations unnoticeable in terms of history

Iran-China relations unnoticeable in terms of history

Tehran, July 21, IRNA - Head of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) Seyyed Mohammad Beheshti, in a meeting with a Chinese delegation, expressed his regret over the unnoticeable status of Iran-China relations in terms of history due to the reduction of communication through land and noted that expansion of cooperation in the field of cultural heritage would provide more stable conditions for cooperation in other fields.

Private house identified in Khosrow mansion explorations

Private house identified in Khosrow mansion explorations

Tehran, July 21, IRNA - The fifth archeological exploration season in the Khosrow Mansion of Qasre Shirin in Kermanshah led to the identification of one of the private houses of the palace.

Iranian police seize over 265 tons of narcotics in 4 months

Iranian police seize over 265 tons of narcotics in 4 months

Tehran, July 21, IRNA – Over 265.370 tons of narcotics and hallucinating drugs have been seized in different parts of Iran since the start of current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2018), an official said on Saturday.

Damavand Mountain up for global registration

Damavand Mountain up for global registration

Tehran, July 21, IRNA – An official with Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization on Friday announced plans to register Mount Damavand on global heritage list.

Austria to run specialized tourism course in Iran

Austria to run specialized tourism course in Iran

Tehran, July 20, IRNA – Austrian Ambassador to Iran Stefan Scholz said on Friday that a joint specialized course on tourism and ecotourism will be held by one of the Austrian universities in Tehran.

Mahdavikia to train Hamburg U-21

Mahdavikia to train Hamburg U-21

Tehran, July 21, IRNA – Iranian soccer star and former player of Hamburg SV is to train Hamburg U-21.

Iranian referee to officiate in Asian Champions League

Iranian referee to officiate in Asian Champions League

Tehran, July 21, IRNA – The Asian Soccer Federation announced that Iranian referee Ali-Reza Faghani is to judge the match between Korean Jeonbuk Motors and Suwon Samsung in the round of eight of the Asian Cup on September 19.

Iranian runners top in track and field event in Belarus

Iranian runners top in track and field event in Belarus

Tehran, July 21, IRNA – Three Iranian runners came first in three sections of a track and field event in Minsk, Belarus, while another athlete came second.

Iran junior Greco-Roman team crowned champion of Asia

Iran junior Greco-Roman team crowned champion of Asia

Tehran, July 19, IRNA - Iran's national junior Greco-Roman wrestling team ranked first in Asia by grabbing six gold, three silver and one bronze medals.

Iran taekwondoka bags silver at S.Korea Int’l Champs

Iran taekwondoka bags silver at S.Korea Int’l Champs

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Iranian taekwondo fighter Maryam Malakouti Khah received a silver medal at 2018 Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships which is underway in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Exclusive

Indian expert expects positive outcomes out of Iran's JCPOA visits

Indian expert expects positive outcomes out of Iran's JCPOA visits

New Delhi, July 20, IRNA - An Indian expert of international nuclear issues believes that the recent visits of the Iranian senior officials to various world countries to ensure their support for the Iranian nuclear deal are promising, as Europe as well as India plus China see a vast opportunity in the Iranian economy.

China to continue cooperation with Iran on JCPOA: Envoy

China to continue cooperation with Iran on JCPOA: Envoy

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – It is China's clear policy to continue cooperation with Iran within the nuclear deal framework, the Chinese envoy to Tehran said.

UK committed to do business with Iran: Trade official

UK committed to do business with Iran: Trade official

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Despite the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, UK remains committed to build trade relations with Iran, a senior British official said.

Austrian envoy: US exit opportunity to form new Iran ties

Austrian envoy: US exit opportunity to form new Iran ties

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Austrian envoy to Tehran said that the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal provided opportunities for his country to develop new modes of cooperation with Iran.

Iran top general visit to Pakistan to expand ties: Ex-envoy

Iran top general visit to Pakistan to expand ties: Ex-envoy

Islamabad, July 18, IRNA - A former Pakistani ambassador said visit of Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri to Pakistan will pave the way for future engagements between the two countries in all areas, especially the defense sector.

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‘Damavand 2018 Symposium’ in Tehran

‘Damavand 2018 Symposium’ in Tehran

The ceremony commemorating the 175th anniversary of Austrian mountain climber ascending Damavand mountain is being held in ‘Damavand 2018 Symposium’ in Tehran on July 20, 2018.

‘Damavand 2018 Symposium’ in Tehran

‘Damavand 2018 Symposium’ in Tehran

The ceremony commemorating the 175th anniversary of Austrian mountain climber ascending Damavand mountain is being held in ‘Damavand 2018 Symposium’ in Tehran on July 20, 2018.

Girl children, youth rock climbing competitions in southern Iran

Girl children, youth rock climbing competitions in southern Iran

This picture shows the girl children and youth rock climbing competitions which is underway in Shiraz in southern Province of Fars on July 20, 2018.

Girl children, youth rock climbing competitions in southern Iran

Girl children, youth rock climbing competitions in southern Iran

This picture shows the girl children and youth rock climbing competitions which is underway in Shiraz in southern Province of Fars on July 20, 2018.

Old & classic cars attending a parade in Tehran

Old & classic cars attending a parade in Tehran

Owners of old and classic cars are taking part in a parade in Tehran on July 20, 2018.

Old & classic cars attending a parade in Tehran

Old & classic cars attending a parade in Tehran

Owners of old and classic cars are taking part in a parade in Tehran on July 20, 2018.

Video mapping over Azadi Tower by French artist

Video mapping over Azadi Tower by French artist

The iconic Azadi Tower in southwest Tehran is being screened for a projection mapping created by French composer, conductor, multimedia artist and researcher Stéphane de Gérando on July 19, 2018.

Video mapping over Azadi Tower by French artist

Video mapping over Azadi Tower by French artist

The iconic Azadi Tower in southwest Tehran is being screened for a projection mapping created by French composer, conductor, multimedia artist and researcher Stéphane de Gérando on July 19, 2018.

London-based musician  conducts Tehran Symphony Orchestra

London-based musician conducts Tehran Symphony Orchestra

Babak Kazemi, the music director and chief conductor of the Light of Music Symphony Orchestra in London, is conducting Tehran Symphony Orchestra at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on July 20, 2018.

London-based musician  conducts Tehran Symphony Orchestra

London-based musician conducts Tehran Symphony Orchestra

Babak Kazemi, the music director and chief conductor of the Light of Music Symphony Orchestra in London, is conducting Tehran Symphony Orchestra at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on July 20, 2018.

Should Iran exit the nuclear deal and take the Pyongyang option?

News analysis by Mohammad Marandi*

Should Iran exit the nuclear deal and take the Pyongyang option?

Tehran, June 30, IRNA - After US President Donald Trump’s amusing news conference in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Yong-un and the subsequent fallout, I recalled how the malicious, libellous and anonymous author Junius, depicting another unsavoury character in 1771, wrote: 'As for Mr Wedderburne, there is something about him, which even treachery cannot trust.'

What’s the reason for all the blind hatred against Iran?

Saber al-Daghamseh*

What’s the reason for all the blind hatred against Iran?

Tehran, June 18, IRNA - Every morning, after having each meal and before falling asleep at night, they swear at Iran and insult the country, labeling it as an evil, adding they are afraid of an imaginary demon called ‘Shia’.

Iran will retaliate. Get over it

By: Mohammad Marandi*

Iran will retaliate. Get over it

Tehran, April 27, IRNA - Any further restraint in responding to Israeli aggression will only encourage more violations against Iran and Iranians

The future of Chabahar Port

By Harsh V. Pant *

The future of Chabahar Port

Tehran, Dec 13, IRNA – Last week saw the inauguration of the first phase of the strategic Chabahar port by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the presence of officials from 17 countries.

S. Arabia, UAE military aggression root cause of Yemen’s afflictions

S. Arabia, UAE military aggression root cause of Yemen’s afflictions

Madrid, Dec 7, IRNA - A senior Iranian expert on international relations said on Wednesday that Military aggression of the Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the major cause of Yemen’s current crisis and afflictions.

FICCI SG: India-Iran ties free from influence of third state

FICCI SG: India-Iran ties free from influence of third state

Tehran, Nov 20, IRNA - India has been very clear that its relations with Iran should be independent of its relations with other states, said the secretary general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Iran’s stall warmly welcomed in Dublin's charity fair

Iran’s stall warmly welcomed in Dublin's charity fair

London, Nov 20, IRNA – Iran's stall was warmly welcomed by senior foreign diplomats in the International Charity Bazaar (ICB) held in Dublin, Ireland.

Viewpoint

US resilience towards North Korea's nuclear program

US resilience towards North Korea's nuclear program

Tehran, July 21, IRNA – US current treatment of North Korea's nuclear issue and its alleged bid to denuclearize the southeast Asia nation shows very clearly that President Donald Trump has opted to withdraw from his previous hard line stance.

A strong Iran, necessary for the region

By Mohammad Ali Heydarihaee*

A strong Iran, necessary for the region

Tehran, July 21, IRNA - Many of the regional countries, particularly those threatened by US meddlesome and hypocritical policies as well as terrorism, now, more than ever, have concluded how significant and important is the existence of a powerful Iran in the region.

History proves US thinks itself above others

History proves US thinks itself above others

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – The new US government has taken some unilateral actions, like quitting the international deals, and shocked world, but it is not the first and most probably will not be the last time that the US arrogance ignores others to implement what it wants.

Shiny day of Iranian cinema in Yerevan Int'l Film Festival

By Maryam Azish

Shiny day of Iranian cinema in Yerevan Int'l Film Festival

Tehran, July 16, IRNA - The closing ceremony of the 15th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival was held on July 15 and “Yeva”, a co-production between Iran and Armenia and “Sunset Truck”, a co-production between Iran and Germany, managed to won three awards at this prestigious cinematic event.