Iran’s coverage: Iran’s ‘The Salesman’ wins Oscar for best foreign language film

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Iran’s Asghar Farhadi, absent at Oscars, pleads for empathy in win for ‘The Salesman’

A political context larger than that of films themselves swept Iran’s “The Salesman” into the limelight and effectively solidified its win in the best foreign language category at the Oscars on Sunday. Iranian astronaut Anousheh Ansari accepted the award on behalf of director Asghar Farhadi, who was absent from the ceremony in protest of Donald Trump’s travel ban.


Iran successfully launches latest cruise missile

Iran’s latest developed cruise missile ‘Nasir’ has been successfully test fired during massive naval drills on Mon., Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan announced today.

Iran’s Zarif to arrive in Pakistan today for ECO meeting

Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif will arrive in Pakistan on Monday evening to attend the 22nd meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization ‘Council of Ministers’ (COM) which will be held on February 28.


Hundreds of Iranian navy forces deployed in Makran coasts

Hundreds of the Iranian Navy’s Special Forces and commandos were stationed in the Makran region on Sunday as part of the ongoing naval exercises in southern parts of the country.


London mayor, US State Dept. congratulate Farhadi on Oscar

The US Department of State in a Farsi post in its Twitter account offered its congratulations to Farhadi, the cast and crew of ‘The Salesman’, and the Iranian people for winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film.


Iran’s top security official dismisses reports on meeting Saudi FM
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani rejected media reports claiming that he has met Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Baghdad.
Iranians welcome Farhadi’s Oscar for best foreign film

Iranians on Monday cheered the choice of one of their own for best foreign film Oscar, lauding director Asghar Farhadi’s boycott of the Hollywood ceremony for his film “The Salesman” as an act of defiance against the Trump administration’s executive order.


Daily purchases of 100,000 barrels of oil from Iran negotiated — Russia’s energy minister

Russia is negotiating the issue of daily purchases of 100,000 barrels of oil from Iran, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Monday.

Tehran hosting Int’l conference on illicit drugs, related organized crimes

The Iranian capital, Tehran, is playing host to an international conference on narcotics trafficking in an attempt to rally support for more global cooperation against illicit drugs.


President: Iran welcomes bolstering ties with Indonesia

President Hassan Rouhani on Monday said that Tehran welcomes expansion and deepening of ties with Jakarta.