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US Sanctions on Iran Form of Economic Terrorism: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in his address to the annual UN General Assembly, strongly blasted the US administration for its unilateral sanctions against the Iranian nation, describing it as a form of economic terrorism which must be ended.

Rouhani Urges Trump to Show Honesty before Calling for Talks

The Iranian president has rejected his US counterpart’s tweet that he may someday hold talks with the “absolutely lovely” Hassan Rouhani, suggesting current conditions are not right for Iran and the US to engage in talks.

Iran to Host Third Silk Road Ultra-Marathon

The 3rd International Ultra-marathon competition is planned to be held in the Shahdad area of Lut desert from September 29 to October 6, an Iranian official said.

Helsinki Hosts Art Exhibition Marking Ashura

The Finnish capital of Helsinki recently hosted an art exhibition with the main theme of mourning for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam.

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on September 25

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, and picked headlines from 15 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Iraqi Speaker Thanks Iran for Supporting Its Territorial Integrity

Iraq’s new Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi has expressed his country’s gratitude to Iran over its support for Iraq’s territorial integrity and unity.

What Happened to Iranian Dinosaur Tooth Fossil in Brazil?

A fire at Brazil’s 200-year-old national museum in early September resulted in incalculable losses and caused damages to thousands of invaluable ancient objects including the fossil of a dinosaur’s tooth discovered in Iran.
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Iran Parliament Passes FATF Bills; Expediency Council to Make Final Call

Iran’s Parliament speaker says two parliamentary bills required for Iran’s accession to the global anti-money laundering body FATF have been unanimously ratified by the Parliament after being rejected by the Guardian Council, and will soon be put to vote at the country’s Expediency Council.

Quince & Walnut Broth: A Yummy Traditional Iranian Food

The quince and walnut broth is a local Iranian food cooked in central Markazi province and highly recommended for autumn.

China Vows to Continue Normal Business Ties with Iran

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says his country will continue its normal economic cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran despite the US’ sanctions on Tehran.

Rouhani, Erdogan Discuss Fight against Terror, US Sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, exchanged views about a range of issues, including the latest developments in the Middle East and the world.

Iran, Cuba Condemn US’ Unilateralism, Violation of Int’l Treaties

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and his Cuban counterpart Miguel Díaz-Canel have blasted the administration of US President Donald Trump for violating international treaties and adopting a unilateral approach towards the international community.
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Foreign Ministry Explains Why Iran Needs to Adopt FATF Standards

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has released a statement to answer a number of frequently asked questions and concerns regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s engagement with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

EU Vows to Create Payment Channels to Maintain Trade with Iran

Remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal have promised to establish a ‘special purpose vehicle’ to facilitate payments related to Iran’s exports as part of efforts to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action after the US’ withdrawal.

Iran Sues London-Based Channel for Terror Promotion

The Iranian embassy in London has filed a lawsuit against the London-based TV channel Iran International at the UK’s communications regulator Ofcom over the channel’s support for a terrorist group involved in the Saturday attack on a military parade in Iran’s Ahvaz.

Iran Makes 22 Arrests in Connection with Ahvaz Terror Attack

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry has announced in a statement that it has made 22 arrests after its agents found a hideout belonging to the terrorists behind the Saturday attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, south-west of Iran.

UN Security Council Strongly Condemns Ahvaz Terror Attack

The UN Security Council has in the strongest terms condemned the “heinous and cowardly” terrorist attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, south-west of Iran, which killed 25 and wounded 60 others.

EU Finalising Offers to Meet Iran’s Demands: Mogherini

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini says Europe is finalising its offers to meet the Islamic Republic’s demands in a bid to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

No Hope for Change in Trump’s Behaviour: Iran’s Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has ruled out the possibility of meeting his American counterpart in New York, saying that Tehran has no hope that US President Donald Trump would change his behaviour.

Those behind Ahvaz Attack Funded by Saudi, UAE, Iran Leader Says

Iran says the recent deadly attack in Ahvaz was carried out by “coward” terrorists who get support from the US in Iraq and Syria and get their money from Saudi Arabia and the UAE.