Zarif reacts to US nuclear plan in Saudi Arabia

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reacted to the US nuclear plan in Saudi Arabia, which has raised concerns among security analysts over the transfer of sensitive nuclear power technology to the kingdom. “Day by day it becomes clearer to the world what was always clear to us: neither human rights nor a nuclear program have been the real concern of the US.

The top 10 unexpected experiences for travelers in Iran

Forget about Persepolis and Isfahan’s blue mosques! These places are must-see in Iran, however, the country is far from being limited to these famous monuments. Few people know how diverse and surprising the country is. Some developing tourism companies in Iran, such as TasteIran, try to change this by introducing visitors to unexpected experiences in Iran.

Operation of 3 phases of Persian Gulf Star Refinery ‘great achievement’

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the operation of three phases within two years is a great achievement and the symbol of Iranian nation’s capabilities and progress. Pointing to the inauguration of third phase of the gas condensate plant, known as the Persian Gulf Star Refinery in the southern city of Bandar Abbas, Rouhani said in a cabinet session on Wednesday that the operation of three phases within two years is a great achievement and the symbol of Iranian nation’s capabilities and progress

UN Envoy Says Yemen Ports Deal Chance for Peace Talks

The expected pullout of forces from three key ports in Yemen provides an opportunity to move to the major goal of ending Saudi Arabia’s four-year aggression that has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the UN envoy for the war-battered country said. Martin Griffiths told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and forces loyal to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi demonstrated that they are able to deliver on commitments they made in December in Stockholm by agreeing on the first phase of redeployment from the ports, AP reported.

Iran exports over $219mn worth of products to Russia in 10 months

Islamic Republic of Iran exported $219.258 million worth of products to Russian Federation in the 10 months of the current year (March 21 – Jan. 21), showing a significant 8.56 percent growth as compared to the last year’s corresponding period. Studies of Iran’s foreign trade statistics with 100 countries in the world during 10 months of the current year (March 21 – Jan.