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Iran, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey Hold Quadrilateral Talks

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his counterparts from Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan Republic have held a quadripartite meeting in Baku.
Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Iran Leader Says People’s Economic Woes Resolvable

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution says he is well aware of the country’s economic conundrums and believes they can be overcome in the near future.

Iran, Turkey Call for Closer Defence Cooperation

High-ranking Iranian and Turkish officials have stressed the need for developing defence cooperation between Tehran and Ankara.

“Iran Needs Closer Alignment with Europe for Countering Trump Animosity”

A prominent political analyst has urged the Iranian government to expend efforts to draw closer to big powers, particularly Europeans, in the face of a US government he said is turning to be “the most anti-Iran” one in decades.

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on March 15

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday, March 15, and picked headlines from 18 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Street Gymnastics Contest Held in Iranian Capital

The first edition of a gymnastics competition was recently held in the middle of the iconic Azadi Tower in central Tehran.

Iran’s Economic Partners Must Get Ready for End of JCPOA

A senior Iranian official has advised other countries, particularly the business partners of Tehran, to be prepared for an economy without the Iran nuclear deal.

Tehran Hosts Exhibition of Rural, Nomadic Lifestyles

The third exhibition of “Achievements and Capabilities of Iranian Villagers and Nomads” was recently held in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

“Tillerson Instrumental in Preventing US from Pulling out of JCPOA”

A former Iranian diplomat says sacked US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson played a key role in keeping Washington from pulling out of the JCPOA over the past 15 months.

Iran FM Leaves Tehran for Baku

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday departed for the Azeri capital of Baku.

UK Appoints New Ambassador to Tehran

The British government has decided to replace its ambassador to Iran Nicholas Hopton with Rob Macaire.

Spoon-Banging; Persian Ancestor of Trick-or-Treating

An integral part of the ancient Persian festival Charshanbe Soori (Fireworks Wednesday) is a spoon-banging ritual, which seems to be an ancestor of the trick-or-treating in modern Halloween celebrations.

Europe to Lose Iran If It Leans towards US: Araqchi

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi has warned the European Union of the consequences of taking the US’ side in the ongoing conflict over the Iran nuclear deal.

“More Efforts Needed to Introduce Nowruz to Younger Generations”

A senior culture heritage official has called for greater efforts to raise awareness among Iranian youth about the Persian New Year festival Nowruz, an ancient tradition that has become the symbol of Iranian culture.

Tehran Mayor Resigns Due to “Health Issue”

Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the chairman of Tehran City Council, has confirmed receiving the resignation of Tehran’s reformist mayor, Mohammad-Ali Najafi, amid conflicting reports over the reason behind his decision.

Tehran Hosts Ecotourism, Handicraft Exhibition

The first edition of Iran ecotourism and handicrafts exhibition was kicked off in Tehran’s Milad Tower on Monday, introducing Iran’s beauties to domestic and international visitors.

“JCPOA Has Specified ‘Forbidden Scientific Area’ for Iran”

An Iranian official says the key disadvantage of the Iran nuclear deal is that it allows for “a scientific area that is off limits.”

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on March 14

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, March 14, and picked headlines from 22 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Tehran Downplays Impact of Tillerson’s Replacement on Iran-US Ties

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says the replacement of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a continuation of shakeups in Trump’s Cabinet, playing down its impact on Washington’s Iran policy and the fate of the 2015 nuclear deal.

4 Killed, 1,800 Injured in “Fireworks Wednesday” Incidents

Firecracker-related incidents left 4 people dead and over 1,799 others injured in Chaharshanbe Soori, a fire festival held on the eve of the last Wednesday of the Iranian calendar year, the head of Iran’s Center for Emergency Medical Services said.