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  • Today 20:43

    By: Ali Hamed Haghdoust

    Amazing Urmia lake

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – Urmia Lake, the biggest salt lake in the Middle East and the sixth largest saltwater is still beautiful despite draining. The following photos show Rahmanlu and Danalu wharves in south-east part of the lake which were expected to be the most beautiful wharves among others around the lake.

  • Today 19:22

    Araghchi in Germany for talks on bilateral relations

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – The newly elected Iran’s deputy foreign minister for political affairs arrived in Germany on Thursday for talks on bilateral relations between Iran and Germany and regional developments.

  • Today 19:17

    Iran after its blocked billions from German stock exchange

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – German stock market operator Deutsche Boerse said yesterday that Iran’s central bank had levelled claims for billions of dollars against its Luxembourg subsidiary Clearstream, which blocked the funds after the US accused Tehran of funding terrorism.

  • Today 18:25

    Failure of US, ISIL plots made possible by martyrs' sacrifice

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah delivered a speech in commemoration of Quneitra martyrs, denouncing US presence in the region.

  • Today 17:32

    Turkey shells Syria's Afrin Region, minister says operation has begun

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – Turkish artillery fired into Syria's Afrin region on Friday in what Ankara said was the start of a military campaign against the Kurdish-controlled area, Reuters reported.

  • Today 17:23

    Jaberi Ansari:

    Regional, Arab world developments require Tehran, Moscow close consultations

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – In a meeting with Mikhail Baghdanov in Moscow this afternoon, Iran’s foreign minister's special assistant said Iran will continue cooperation on the developments in the Middle East with Russia and Turkey.

  • Today 16:54

    Russia starts withdrawing troops from Syria's Afrin

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) –Russia on Friday started withdrawing its military assets ahead of Turkey’s expected operation in Syria’s northwestern city of Afrin.

  • Today 16:36

    Turkey seeks Russian approval for air campaign against Afrin

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – Turkey dispatched its military chief to Moscow on Thursday, seeking approval for an air campaign in Syria’s Kurdish-controlled Afrin region, although Damascus warned it could shoot down any Turkish planes in its skies, Reuters reported.

  • Today 16:35

    Iranian, Chinese officials discuss developing tourism relations

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – At the 1st conference on developing tourism and trade relations between Iran and China' in Tehran on Thursday, Chinese and Iranian officials and investors discussed expanding tourism cooperation.

  • 2018/01/19

    By: Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    Killing Iran nuclear deal to harm US

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – Iranian former nuclear diplomacy team in nuclear negotiations has written an article published on Reuters, warning the US government of the consequences of withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran.

  • Today 14:26

    Senior cleric:

    Time to break silence on Palestine, Yemen

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – This week’s Tehran Friday prayers Imam slammed Islamic world’s silence over the situation of Palestinian and Yemeni people, saying the Muslim world needs more courage to speak out against their enemies.

  • Today 13:42

    Turkey to carry out military operation in Syria’s Afrin

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – Turkey will carry out a military operation into Afrin in northern Syria, Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli vowed in an interview with broadcaster A Haber on the morning of Jan. 19,Hurriyet Daily News reported.

  • Today 12:54

    Sanchi sailors remembered in Minsk

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – Ambassadors, foreign diplomats and Iranian political figures in Belarus commemorated Iranian sailors who recently lost their lives in Sanchi oil tanker incident.

  • Today 12:45


    Iran opposes US presence in Syria

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – On a visit to Syria, Kamal Kharrazi stressed Iran’s opposition to the US troops’ presence in Syria, praising Syria’s reconciliatory efforts.

  • Today 11:49

    Jaberi Ansari leaves for Moscow to meet Russian, Turkish officials

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Minister's Special Assistant in Political Affairs and senior negotiator at Astana talks Hossein Jaberi Ansari, left Tehran this morning leading a delegation for Moscow to attend talks on Syria in Sochi.

  • Today 11:00

    Participants at UNSC meeting on NPT back JCPOA

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – Participants at a Thursday meeting of UN Security Council on WMDs and NPT vow their support for the Iran’s nuclear deal, with different high ranking officials vowing their support for the JCPOA.

  • Yesterday 21:47

    JCPOA failure "alarming message for international security architecture"

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said here on Thursday that preserving the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program was important, as failure of the deal would send "an alarming message for the entire international security architecture."

  • Yesterday 21:37

    UAE violating human rights: HRW

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Human Rights Watch (HRW) has blasted the United Arab Emirates for violating human rights by suppressing dissent and discriminating against citizens at home while committing war crimes in Yemen.

  • Yesterday 17:36

    Iranian writer shortlisted for HCAA 2018

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Farhad Hassanzadeh has been shortlisted for 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award along with four other writers from around the globe.

  • Yesterday 17:35

    Iran not intimidated by Trump's threats

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian addressed Donald Trump in a tweet saying that Iran will not allow the US to target its national security, defensive power or constructive regional influence.

  • Yesterday 16:21

    Intifada to foil plots against Palestine

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Leader of the political bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement Ismail Haniyeh wrote a letter to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution saying that with the rise of Intifada, the plots masterminded by US and its allied rulers will be foiled.

  • Yesterday 16:00

    Turkish military chief to discuss Syria in Moscow

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Gen. Hulusi Akar also set to discuss regional security issues with his Russian counterpart on Thursday.

  • Yesterday 15:48

    Turkey not satisfied by US remarks about YPG army

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Jan. 18 that Turkey was not satisfied by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statement that the US had no intention to build a Syria-Turkey border force, who said the issue was “misportrayed and misdescribed.”

  • Yesterday 15:31

    Syrian air defense ready to destroy Turkish jets: Deputy FM

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Syrian Foreign Ministry has warned Turkey against taking hostile action in Afrin, saying that Damascus will consider it an act of aggression and undermine the country's sovereignty.

  • Yesterday 15:06

    US invests in creating unrest in Iran to its geopolitical interests: expert

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Commenting on recent turbulence in Iran Anthony Cartalucci says the US still believes investing in the protests can create some sort of positive geopolitical return for their policy of undermining and coercing Iran domestically, regionally and internationally.

  • Yesterday 15:05

    Photo: Mohsen Norouzi Fard

    Closing ceremony of 13th PUIC Conf.

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – The closing ceremony of the 13th PUIC Conference was held on Wednesday (January 17) with the Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani heading the session.

  • Yesterday 15:03

    ‘Blockage’ to go on screen at 2018 IFFR

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – ‘Blockage’ will make its third international appearance in the 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam.

  • Yesterday 14:57

    Photo: Behnam Tofighi

    8th day of Fajr Intl. Musicfest.

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – The 8th day of Fajr International Music Festival was held in Tehran with several musicians giving memorable performances.

  • Yesterday 14:55

    ‘Immortality’ opens Sofia MENAR filmfest.

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – ‘Immortality’ directed by Mehdi Fard Ghaderi and produced by Javad Norouzbeigi was screened at the opening ceremony of MENAR Film Festival.

  • Yesterday 14:54

    Exhibition of Iranian athlete portraits, Tehran

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Portraits of 100 Iranian athletes are on exhibit until January 26, 2018 in Sa’dabad Compled, Tehran.