Ayatollah Khamenei Appoints General Salami New IRGC Chief

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Major General Hossein Salami as the new Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

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Devastating Floods Reinforced Shiite-Sunni Unity in Iran

A Sunni clergyman says the devastating floods that hit much of Iran recently was also a blessing as it strengthened unity between Shiites and Sunnis.

Big Names to Attend Iranian Film Festival despite US Bans

A number of renowned cinema professionals, including American screenwriter and filmmaker Paul Joseph Schrader, are going to attend the 37th International Fajr Festival in Tehran despite the discouraging impact of Trump’s sanctions.

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on April 24

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, and picked headlines from 10 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Zarif Says Iran’s Military to Decide on Closing Strait of Hormuz

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the country’s military will make the final decision on the option of closing the Strait of Hormuz, a highly important strategic location for global energy trade, in reaction to the US’ ban on the country’s oil exports.

World Wood Day Event Praises Iranian Artist’s Work

The World Wood Day event recently held in Austria rewarded a magnificent work of art by Alireza Bavandpour, a prominent wood artist from Kermanshah in Western Iran.

‘Bakers Battalion’ Making Bread for Flood-Hit Iranians

A group of Iranian female bakers from the city of Khanuk in Kerman Province, southern Iran, have baked 3,000 local breads to send to flood-stricken areas of the country.

Iran Says Its Oil Exports Will Never Plummet to Less than 1m Barrels

A senior Iranian lawmaker says despite the US decision to tighten its sanctions on Iran’s oil sector, the country’s oil exports will never decrease to less than one million barrels per day.

‘EU’s €1.5m Cash Aid Insult to Flood-Hit Iranians’

Head of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation (IKRF), the main relief organization of Iran, says the country’s government should have rejected the European Union’s offer to send €1.5 million in cash aid to Iranian flood-stricken people, as the amount was extremely small.
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Iran to Punish Sides Supporting US’ Blacklisting of IRGC

Iranian lawmakers have passed a law based on which any state, individual or body which puts its weight behind the US move to blacklist Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization will face Iran’s tit-for-tat measure.

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on April 23

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, and picked headlines from 13 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Iran to Sue US over Prevention of Aid Flow to Flood Victims

Iranian Vice President for Legal Affairs says the country is legally pursuing the United States’ move to block the flow of cash aid to flood victims in the Islamic Republic.

32nd Tehran International Book Fair Kicks Off

The 32nd edition of Tehran International Book Fair kicked on Tuesday in a ceremony attended by the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance.

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