Monday, October 2, 2023


Iranian daily slams government’s ‘double standards’ in US policies

The administration of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi pursues double standards in dealing with the United States, an Iranian newspaper has claimed, citing the government’s handling of a recent agreement with Washington over frozen funds and release of detained nationals as evidence.

Death toll rises to 2 in Shiraz terror attack

The death toll from Sunday’s terrorist attack on the Shah Cheragh shrine in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz has risen to two, as a man who was critically injured during the raid has succumbed to his wounds.

Iran speaker: Fomenting insecurity and instability, enemies’ permanent plot

Iran's Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf has condemned the Sunday night terrorist attack on a holy shrine in Shiraz, saying fomenting insecurity and instability is the permanent project of the enemies.

Nearly 50k pre-register for Iran’s parliament vote

The spokesperson of the Election Headquarters, affiliated with the Iranian Interior Ministry, says 13,234 more people uploaded their documents to sign up for the upcoming parliamentary election in Iran on Sunday.

Iranian officials seek to allay concerns over “gasoline shortage, price hike”

While Iranian officials have rejected reports that the government is planning to increase gasoline prices at the pump, unofficial sources have not ruled out the price hike.

Ex-Iranian footballer’s restaurant shut down due to hijab violations

A restaurant owned and run by former Iranian professional soccer player Karim Bagheri has been shut down in northern Tehran.

President Raisi gets low approval in opinion polls

On the second anniversary of taking office, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has been given thumbs down by majority of voters in two opinion polls.

Iran’s reformist camp: Mass emigration contributor to foreign subversive activities

The head of Iran’s Reformist Camp has expressed misgivings over the recent wave of Iranians’ emigration.

Over 19k nominees complete initial registration for Iran legislative election

Iran’s interior minister says over 19,000 hopefuls have so far completed their initial registration for parliamentary elections.

Iran summons British ambassador to protest ‘imprudent’ remarks

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the UK envoy to Tehran, Simon Shercliff, to protest against the diplomat’s "interventionist remarks" on the occasion of the Iranian National Reporter Day.

Saudi embassy in Tehran resumes work after seven years

Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Tehran has resumed operations, IRNA reported Wednesday, following a thaw in ties seven years after the mission was closed.

Iran urges realities regarding Taliban killing of Iranian diplomats, journalist 25 years ago

The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called for shedding light on the circumstances surrounding the Taliban killing of Iranian diplomats and a journalist in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan 25 years ago.

Iran’s Raisi accepts sports minister’s resignation

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has accepted the resignation of the Minister of Sports and Youths Affairs Hamid Sajjadi.

Iranian daily attacks Raisi administration’s proposed hijab law

An Iranian daily has censured a motion prepared by the President Ebrahim Raisi administration to fine women who don’t wear their hijab properly or to close down businesses that offer goods and services to those women.

Student mourning groups gather outside Swedish embassy in Tehran

Representatives of student mourning groups hold a rally outside the Swedish embassy in Tehran to condemn the desecration of the Holy Quran in the European country.

Iranians rally in Tehran to protest Quran desecration

People have held a protest rally in Tehran to condemn the desecration of the holy Quran in Sweden. The rally happened after the Friday prayers in the Iranian capital.

Two policemen shot dead by drug traffickers in southwestern Iran

Two policemen have been killed during a clash with drug traffickers in the southwestern Iranian province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad.

Iranians welcome back home newly-found bodies of soldiers killed in 1980s war with Iraq

People have gathered in Iran’s border with Iraq in the city of Shalamcheh to welcome back home the bodies of soldiers from the 1980-1988 war with Iraq.

Spox: Raisi tasked police, Judiciary to address violations of hijab rules

The Iranian administration’s spokesman says President Ebrahim Raisi has tasked the Judiciary and law enforcement officials to address violations of Islamic dress code within the framework of the existing laws.

Iranian tourism minister criticizes court ruling against actress Azadeh Samadi 

Iran’s minister of tourism has criticized a court verdict that ruled Iranian actress Azadeh Samadi must attend psychotherapy sessions designated for socio-path personalities after she appeared in a mourning ceremony without the mandatory Islamic hijab.

Iran daily warns govt. about risk of new tensions over mandatory Hijab laws

An Iranian daily criticizes what it calls the return of “verbal and physical violence” to the society over the enforcement of Islamic dress code laws, warning of renewed unrest in the country over the matter.

Ex-diplomats warn Iran govt. against ‘radical anti-West, pro-East policy’

A group of former Iranian diplomats have warned the government of President Ebrahim Raisi against sticking to what they describe as a “one-sided” look-to-the-East policy and anti-West approach, saying an unbalanced foreign policy agenda will harm the interests of the country.

Iran VP lauds French court’s rejection of US anti-Tehran call

Iran’s Vice President for Legal Affairs Mohammad Dehqan has hailed the French supreme court’s decision to reject a US request to confiscate $247 million in Iranian assets. He has said it marked an important achievement for Tehran.

Iran Parliament chief warns Russia ‘not to promote West plot to destabilize Persian Gulf’

The Iranian Parliament Speaker cautions Russia not to promote a Western agenda to destabilize the Persian Gulf region, Moscow joined voice with the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council to question Iranian sovereignty over three islands in the region.

Iran’s Leader offers condolences to Hezbollah chief over demise of Muslim scholar

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has extended his condolences to the Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah over the passing of a religious authority and Shia scholar from Lebanon.

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