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31-Oct-2018 Tehran

US retreats step-by-step on oil sanctions : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said that the US officials have retreated from their earlier stance to cut down Iran's oil exports to zero."At the beginning, they said they will bring Iran's oil exports to zero; later they said that it is impossible...

24-Oct-2018 Tehran

US aided Jamal Khashoggi's murder: Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said that Saudi Arabia wouldn't have dared to kill dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi without the support of the US, a close Riyadh ally.Rouhani's comments came after US President Donald Trump on Tuesday called...

29-Sep-2018 Tehran

13 dead in Iran after drinking poisonous alcohol

At least 13 people died in Iran after drinking poisonous alcohol over the past 48 hours, Iran's Emergency Department said on Saturday.Pir Hossein Kolivand, the department head, said nine of the victims were from Hormuzgan province, two from Alborz province...

22-Sep-2018 Tehran

24 killed as gunmen open fire on Iranian military parade

At least 24 people, including civilians were killed and over 50 injured when gunmen disguised as soldiers opened fire on an elite military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday.The dead and wounded were both military personnel and civilians, including...

22-Sep-2018 Tehran

10 killed in attack on Iranian military parade

At least 10 people were killed and 21 ,including a child and a woman, were injured in an attack on a military parade in Iran's Khuzestan province on Saturday, the media reported.The parade was part of nationwide celebrations in Iran to mark the 30th anniversary...

05-Sep-2018 Tehran

6 killed in Tehran crane crash

Six construction workers were killed in a crane crash accident in Iran's capital Tehran on Tuesday evening, official IRNA news agency reported.The crane had been installed in a construction site in the Chitgar district to the west of Tehran where the workers...

19-Aug-2018 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani urges boost ties with Pakistan under Imran Khan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday congratulated Imran Khan on his election as Pakistan's new Prime Minister, state TV reported.In his message, Rouhani said that Iran was ready to expand cooperation with Pakistan, expressing hope that the two countries...

07-Aug-2018 Tehran

US to regret for re-imposing sanctions : Hassan Rouhani

Iran President Hassan Rouhani has said that the Iranians would make the US regret for re-imposing sanctions against the Islamic republic."Through unity and solidarity, the Iranians will weather away the return of sanctions," Rouhani said on Monday, Xinhua...

03-Apr-2018 Tehran

11 killed in arson attack on Iranian teahouse

At least 11 people were killed in an arson attack on a teahouse in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Tuesday, police said.According to a police official, some people set the teahouse in Khuzestan province on fire deliberately, Xinhua news agency reported.Firefighters...

27-Mar-2018 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani kicks off trip to Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday left Tehran for Turkmenistan for talks on bilateral and regional issues.Rouhani's visit came at the official invitation of Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow. Before heading for Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat,...

11-Mar-2018 Tehran

11 dead in Turkish plane crash in Iran

All 11 people on board the Turkish plane crashed in Iran on Sunday are dead, media reports said.The locals reached the wreckage of crashed plane late evening on Sunday and encountered the corps which are not identifiable and need DNA examination, the spokesman...

18-Feb-2018 Tehran

Iranian plane with 66 aboard crashes

A passenger plane with 66 people on board crashed in central Iran on Sunday, authorities said but declined to give any definite information about the fate of the passengers.The ATR 72, a twin-engine turboprop operated by Aseman Airlines, crashed due to...

06-Feb-2018 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani says Iran not to renegotiate nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Tehran will never renegotiate nuclear deal which it signed with the world powers in 2015."The JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is non-negotiable and cannot be rewritten," Rouhani said in a press...

27-Jan-2018 Tehran

Five IS militants killed by Iranian forces

Iranian security forces killed five Islamic State (IS) militants in Iran on Saturday, official said.The clash followed the incursion of a 21-member team of the IS into the country through the western borders. In the day-long clash, 16 other IS militants were...

02-Jan-2018 Tehran

Iran protests : Khamenei blames 'enemies' as toll hits 22

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday blamed Iran's "enemies" for stirring up unrest in the country, as the death toll from days of anti-government protests climbed to 22.In his first remarks since the demonstrations erupted on last Thursday...

02-Jan-2018 Tehran

11 Dead in Iran protests, president blames foreign powers

At least 11 people have died in Iran during five days of anti-government street protests that President Hassan Rouhani blamed on interference by foreign powers, media reported on Tuesday.A policeman was killed in a shootout at one of the protests in the...

31-Dec-2017 Tehran

Citizens have right to criticise, not destroy : Hassan Rouhani

Iranians are free to protest against the government but must not jeopardise security, President Hassan Rouhani has said after four days of demonstrations.Speaking at a cabinet session, he acknowledged that there were problems that needed to be solved but warned...

10-Dec-2017 Tehran

Iran ready to restore ties with Saudi : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Iran could restore its relations with Saudi Arabia should the kingdom end its "friendship" with Israel.Tehran would "have no problem" with Riyadh if it stops "bowing to Israel" and relies on itself, Rouhani...

01-Dec-2017 Tehran

6.0-magnitude quake hits Iran

 An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Iran on Friday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.It occurred at around 6 a.m., and was centred 58 km north-northeast of Kerman city, reports Xinhua news agency.The epicentre, with a depth...

18-Nov-2017 Tehran

Magnitude-4.4 quake hits Iran-Iraq border

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale on Saturday struck Iran's Kermanshah province near the Iraqi border, the same area which is still recovering from a powerful tremor last week that killed over 400 people.The quake occurred at 7.42 a.m. near...

15-Nov-2017 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani accuses Saudi Arabia of urging Israel to attack Lebanon

 Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday blasted Saudi Arabia for appealing to Israel to launch a military attack on Lebanon, Press TV reported.It is "shameful" that Saudi Arabia has urged Israel to carry out military strikes against Lebanon, Rouhani said,...

14-Nov-2017 Tehran/Baghdad

Iran quake toll reaches 540, survivors plead for help

The death toll in the devastating 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq has reached 540, with thousands of Iranians struggling to cope without basic necessities and making desperate pleas for help.Rescuers used heavy equipment...

13-Nov-2017 Tehran/Baghdad

Over 400 killed in Iran earthquake near Iraqi border

Over 400 people were killed and thousands injured when a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq, damaging hundreds of buildings and causing massive destruction. The death toll could rise, officials warned on Monday.Iran's...

12-Nov-2017 Tehran/Baghdad

7.3-magnitude quake near Iran-Iraq border kills 147

At least 147 people were killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck near the Iran-Iraq border, media reports said on Monday.he quake hit 30 km southwest of Iraqi town of Halabja at 9.20 p.m., on Sunday, near the northeastern...

01-Nov-2017 Tehran

Vladimir Putin hails Iran nuclear deal as good pact

 Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers in 2015 is a "good pact in line with expansion of peace and stability in the region".Putin, who made the remarks on Wednesday, was on a visit to Iran to attend...

29-Oct-2017 TEHRAN

Nuclear deal won't stop Iran from producing missiles : Hassan Rouhani

Iran has not stopped building missiles and has no intention of doing so, said President Hassan Rouhani.Rouhani's remarks came on Sunday, three days after the US House of Representatives approved legislation that would impose new sanctions on Tehran for pursuing...

29-Oct-2017 TEHRAN

4 killed in Iran oil field blaze

Four persons have been killed in a fire in Rag Sefid oil field in Iranian province of Bushehr, the media reported.The fire, which broke out on Sunday, was very huge and Iran's Red Crescent Society dispatched helicopters to extinguish it, Xinhua reported citing...

13-Oct-2017 TEHRAN

US cannot decertify nuclear deal 'unilaterally': Hassan Rouhani

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday that US President Donald Trump cannot decertify Iran's international nuclear deal "unilaterally"."Iran's nuclear deal is a multilateral deal and cannot be removed by the president of one country," Rouhani said...

07-Oct-2017 Tehran

Iran entitled to benefit from nuclear deal : Hassan Rouhani

Iran is entitled to gain benefits from the 2015 nuclear deal and no one can roll back the positive results of the accord, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Saturday."In the nuclear negotiations and the deal, we gained advantages that are irreversible....

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