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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.

‘Jews in Iran Freely Perform Rituals as First-Class Citizens’

Homayoun Sameyah, the head of Tehran’s Jewish community, says Jews in Iran enjoy complete freedom and great facilities, as the Iranian government believes they are separated from Israel and its extremist ideology.

Zoroastrians in Iran Mark Mehregan Thanksgiving Festival

Mehregan or Mehr Festival is one of the most glorious Iranian festivals annually held from October 8 to 14. Mehregan is the biggest Iranian festival after the Persian New Year or Nowruz.

Iran FM Wishes Happy New Year for Jews

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has congratulated Jewish people across the world, particularly those living in Iran, on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Christians Blast US’ Meddlesome Claims about Religious Freedom in Iran

Iran’s Assyro-Chaldean churches have censured US officials’ “interventionist” claims about the situation of religious minorities in the Islamic Republic, calling on Washington to be concerned about its own poor human rights record at home and abroad instead of shedding “crocodile tears” for others.

Iran Slams Final Statement of US’ Religious Freedom Summit

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned an anti-Iran statement released by foreign ministers participating in the US’ Religious Freedom Summit.

Zoroastrian Cleric Rejects Pompeo’s Claims about Minorities in Iran

A top Zoroastrian cleric in Iran’s Isfahan province has dismissed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claims that religious minorities in Iran do not have freedom, saying that such statements are futile and groundless.

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