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All Iranian People Should Be Treated Equally: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that all Iranians should be treated equally under Islamic teachings and the country’s Constitution, calling for concerted efforts to prevent any harm to the national unity and dignity.

Iran Should Pick More Female Ambassadors: MP

An Iranian parliamentarian has urged the Foreign Ministry to designate more women and Sunni ambassadors to other countries.

Minorities Free to Perform Religious Rites in Iran: Christian MP

An Iranian Assyrian Christian lawmaker has rejected as baseless a recent US report on religious freedom violations in Iran, saying despite the US claims all religious minorities in the Islamic Republic enjoy absolute freedom to perform their rites.

Iranian Charity Supporting Thousands of Christians

Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation (IKRF), an Iranian charitable organization, is providing support for thousands of Christians living in the country.

Iran’s Yazd, Home to Three Monotheistic Religions

The representative of Zoroastrians in Iran’s Parliament has pointed to the inscription of the central city of Yazd as a world heritage, and hailed the peaceful coexistence of the three monotheistic religions of Islam, Judaism and Zoroastrianism in this city.

Sabian Mandaeans Perform New Year Rituals in Iran

On the anniversary of the Mandaean New Year, the Sabians in southwestern Iran performed their baptism rite by immersing themselves in Karun River.

Zoroastrians Flock to Sacred Temple for Annual Pilgrimage

Each year from June 14–18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other countries flock to an ancient fire temple at Pir-e Sabz or Chak Chak village in central Iran.

Killing Innocent Civilians against Int’l Humanitarian Law: MP

An Iranian lawmaker representing religious minorities in the parliament has slammed the recent terrorist attacks in Tehran.

Jews Live Better Lives in Iran than in Europe: Jewish...

A Jewish lawmaker at the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) says Jews can freely practice their religion in Iran and have always enjoyed better living conditions in the Islamic Republic than in Europe.

Armenians in Iran Hold Protest Rally to Mark 1915 Genocide

Hundreds of Iranian-Armenians marked the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by the Ottoman Empire at Saint Sarkis Cathedral and then the Turkish embassy in Tehran.