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Claude Bartolone

President of France’s National Assembly Due in Iran in Sept.

Claude Bartolone, the president of French National Assembly, is scheduled to pay a four-day visit to Tehran in early September to hold talks with senior Iranian officials.
Hassan Qashqavi

Foreign Ministry to Allocate Budget to Release of Iranian Prisoners Abroad

Hassan Qashqavi, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister, highlighted the considerable increase in the country’s services given to the Iranians living abroad including those incarcerated.
Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi

Senior Shiite Cleric Thanks Pope for His Stance on Islam

In a recent letter, senior Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi thanked Pope Francis for his remarks in defence of Islam.
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Turquoise Mine in Neyshabur, Northeastern Iran

For at least 2,000 years, Iran has remained an important source of turquoise, which was named by Iranians initially "Pirouzeh" meaning "victory" and later after Arab invasion "Firouzeh". In Iranian architecture, the blue turquoise was...
Kimia Alizadeh

Kimia Alizadeh, First Iranian Woman to Win Olympic Medal

Kimia Alizadeh, the 18-year-old Iranian taekwondo player, won a Bronze medal in Rio Olympics and made history by becoming the first Iranian female athlete winning a medal in Olympic Games.

Hegemonic Powers Not Opposed to Secular Islam: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that enemies of Muslim nations have no hostility towards a “secular” version of Islam, based on which religion has no role in socio-political affairs.
Bahram Ghasemi

Iran Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Turkey

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi slammed a recent deadly terrorist attack in Western Turkey which left at least 50 people dead and nearly 100 others wounded.
Masoumeh Ebtekar

Environmental Education to Be Provided in 108,000 Schools: Ebtekar

Masoumeh Ebtekar, the Head of Iran’s Department of Environment (DoE), announced that 108,000 schools across the country will receive environmental education as per the MoUs the DoE has signed with the Ministry of Education.
Iran Newspaper front pages

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on August 21

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday and picked headlines from 20 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Ali Shamkhani

Iran Urges Involvement of Sunnis in Iraq’s Political Structure

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani stressed the need for engagement of moderate Sunni activists in the political and administrative structure of Iraq.

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