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Mandaean Children Baptized in Iran's Karun River

Mandaean Children Baptized in Iran’s Karun River

Seven Mandaean children were recently baptized in Karun River in Khuzestan province, south-western Iran.
Jews Enjoy Full Freedom, Safety in Iran

Jews Enjoy Full Freedom, Safety in Iran: Senior Rabbi

A senior rabbi says the safety of Jews living in Iran is excellent, and unlike in Europe, there is no need for security forces to protect Jewish schools and places of worship.

Sunni Iranians Host Largest Fast-Breaking Reception

The longest fast-breaking table in the holy month of Ramadan has been set in a Sunni-majority flood-stricken town in northern Iran.

State TV Channel Chief Sacked over Program Insulting to Sunnis

The manager of an Iranian state TV channel has been removed from his post following the broadcast of a program which was insulting to Sunni Muslims.

Easter Sunday Celebrated at Tehran’s Saint Gregory Church

The Saint Gregory the Illuminator (Surp Grigor Lusavoritch) Church in Tehran hosted hundreds of Iranian Christians on Sunday for the Easter celebrations.
Iranian Jewish MP Urges Fellow Jews to Rise Up against Zionism

Iranian Jewish MP Condemns US Blacklisting of IRGC

The representative of the Jewish minority in Iran’s parliament has strongly denounced the Trump administration’s designation of IRGC as a terrorist organization, saying such moves are aimed at weakening Iran as Washington cannot tolerate independent countries.

Iran Dismisses US VP’s ‘Nazi’ Comments

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has rejected the “hostile” and “hollow” remarks made by US Vice President Mike Pence likening Iran to the Nazi government.

‘Jews Living in Peace, Harmony with Other Iranians’

Siamak Morreh-Sedgh, the representative of the Jewish community at the Iranian Parliament, says Jewish Iranians have been peacefully living along with other Iranian people for around 3,000 years now.

Iranian Armenians Celebrate New Year with Persian Customs

New Year celebrations for Christians in Iran are different from those of Christians in other parts of the world. In Iran, the Christian culture has been mixed with the Iranian culture.

Iran Extends Condolences on Prophet Zoroaster’s Death Anniversary

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has expressed condolences on the demise anniversary of the ancient Iranian Prophet Zoroaster.