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Iran, EU Discuss Afghanistan Peace in Tehran

The European Union’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, who is on an official visit to Tehran for political consultations, has met a number of officials at the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

Iraq Seriously Trying to Mediate between Iran, Saudi: MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker says Iraqis have been trying to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia and this is a good chance for the Iranian foreign ministry to play a key role.

Iran, Turkey to Establish INSTEX-Like Mechanism: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and Turkey have agreed to establish a new financial mechanism in a number of areas similar to that of Europe's long-awaited financial initiative known as the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchange (INSTEX).

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on April 18

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday, April 18, 2019, and picked headlines from 14 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

US Blacklisting of IRGC Insult to Iranian Nation: Rouhani

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the United States designation of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as a terrorist organisation is an insult to Iran.

Iran, Turkey Reiterate Opposition to US Policies in Ankara

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in Turkey for dialogue and consultation with the country’s officials, has discussed a range of issues with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Iran FM Warns about Repercussions of US’ IRGC Blacklisting

Iran has warned about the dangerous legal and political repercussions of the US regime’s latest “heresy” to blacklist part of the official military force of an independent state in the world, which is a member of the UN and international human rights conventions (those applicable in armed conflicts).

Iran Condemns Bahrain for Levelling ‘Unfounded’ Accusations

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has denounced the latest anti-Iran accusations raised in a sentence issued by a Bahraini court against 139 citizens of the kingdom, saying Tehran dismisses as unfounded and baseless any accusations levelled against the Islamic Republic in the sentences.

FM Zarif, Turkish President Stress Closer Cooperation

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed expansion of ties in a meeting in Ankara.

Giant Insects Park Launched in Tehran

The Iranian capital is now home to a park in which giant samples of insects are put on show with the aim of giving the visitors a chance to have some fun and at the same time making them familiar with the most important species of insects