West’s sanctions on Iran ‘self-punishment,’ says envoy

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Iran seeks better relations with west, says envoy

Ten months after President Hassan Rouhani took office, Iran is emerging from the isolation that followed the repression of the 2009 “green movement”. During the same period, the US, UN and EU imposed the most crippling sanctions ever against the Islamic Republic.

Zarif says Iran presidency over NAM, a shining period

Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that the Iranian presidency over Non-Aligned Movement has seen good and acceptable performance.

IRGC comdr: Syrian elections indicates terrorists in decline

Iran’s IRGC deputy Commander has said Syrian elections would indicate the decline of terrorists’ power.


VP due in Spain for UNWTO meeting

Vice-President and Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran Masood Soltanifar will travel to Spain on Monday.


Iran’s IRGC seizes Somali fuel-smuggling tanker

Naval forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have intercepted and impounded a Somali tanker smuggling 500,000 liters of diesel fuel to a Persian Gulf Arab state.


Iran, Pakistan to increase trade exchange to dlrs 5b

Deputy Economy Minister Behrouz Alishiri and visiting Governor of State Bank of Pakistan Mahmood Wathra in a meeting on Wednesday called for increase in trade exchange up to dlrs 5 billion.


Iran, Russia call for enhanced customs relations

Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan and head of Iranˈs Customs Administration Masoud Karbasian on Wednesday held talks on ways to develop customs cooperation between the two countries.