Foreign Policy
  • Iran, Ukraine Discuss Results of Talks on Crashed Plane
    18:31 - Aug 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba in a phone conversation conferred on the latest developments and talks held between the two sides to pursue the incident for an airliner over the Iranian airspace.
  • Iran’s Speaker Stresses All-Out Help for Lebanon amid Blast Tragedy
    17:39 - Aug 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said that his country stands by the Lebanese nation and government to overcome the critical conditions caused by the huge blast in Beirut.
  • Iran’s Judiciary Confirms Australian Envoy’s Meeting with Moore-Gilbert
    17:15 - Aug 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Judiciary Spokesman Gholamhossein Esmayeeli said on Wednesday that Australia’s ambassador to Tehran has held a meeting with the Australian-British prisoner, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who has been sentenced for harming Iran’s security and espionage, and has confirmed that she is in fully good health conditions.
  • FM Zarif Reiterates Dispatching Assistance to Beirut
    16:45 - Aug 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined his country’s solidarity with Lebanon, adding that Tehran keeps sending aids to Beirut to help the people who are reeling from a devastating blast.
  • Iran to Set Extraordinary Flight to Return Expatriates after Beirut Blast
    15:10 - Aug 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian airliner 'Iran Air' will make a second extraordinary flight to bring back expatriates from Beirut on August 12.
  • President: Iran Ready to Send Medical Aid, Treat Injured People in Lebanon
    15:03 - Aug 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extended his condolences to the Lebanese government and nation over death of tens of people in Beirut explosion, stressing Tehran’s preparedness to dispatch medical aid and help treat the injured people.
  • Lebanon to Receive Iran’s Food, Medical Aids after Catastrophic Blast
    14:55 - Aug 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Spokesman of Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Mohammad Nasiri said on Wednesday that 2,000 food packages, weighing nine tons, along with medicine and medical equipment will be sent to Lebanon, adding that Tehran is ready to provide all sorts of humanitarian aid to Beirut, which has been shocked by a huge blast.
  • FM: Iran Ready to Send Lebanon Relief Aids
    14:52 - Aug 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said to his Lebanese counterpart Charbel Wehbe that Tehran is ready to provide Lebanon with emergency supplies needed after the deadly blast in Beirut.
  • Iran Not to Allow Third Party to Politicize Ukraine Plane Crash
    14:44 - Aug 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand said that no country will be allowed to politicize the issue of Ukrainian Airliner, and expressed optimism over the first round of Iran-Ukraine talks.
  • Iran’s Envoy to Paris Sympathizes with Lebanese over Massive Blast
    14:41 - Aug 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Entire world stands with Lebanese people in these difficult and sad conditions, Iranian Ambassador to France Bahram Qassemi said, and expressed hope for the recovery of the wounded of deadly explosion in Beirut.
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Lebanese Rescue Workers Hunt for Survivors after Deadly Beirut Blast

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lebanese rescue workers dug through the rubble looking for survivors of a powerful warehouse explosion that shook the capital Beirut, killing 100 people and injuring nearly 5,000 in a toll that officials expected to rise. [PHOTOS]
GRAPHIC: Treatment, Observation to Victims of Deadly Beirut Explosion

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lebanese rescue workers dug through the rubble looking for survivors of a powerful warehouse explosion that shook the capital Beirut, killing 100 people and injuring nearly 5,000 in a toll that officials expected to rise and hospitals are now struggling to treat thousands of people who were injured in the blast. [VIDEO]
Aftermath of Beirut Deadly Blast: Damage, Explosive Remnants

TEHRAN (FNA)- Beirut awoke on Wednesday morning to the aftermath of two enormous explosions that ripped through Beirut's port, killing at least 100 people and injuring thousands. [VIDEO]
Iran, Ukraine Discuss Results of Talks on Crashed Plane

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba in a phone conversation conferred on the latest developments and talks held between the two sides to pursue the incident for an airliner over the Iranian airspace.
IRGC Commander Voices Readiness to Help Lebanese Gov’t, Injured People

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Hossein Salami underlined the IRGC’s readiness to help the Lebanese government and nation after the huge explosion in Beirut which left thousands of people killed and injured.
Analyst: US, Israel Beneficiaries of Beirut Explosion

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US and Israel gain the most benefits from the Tuesday explosion and devastation in Beirut, a prominent analyst said, adding that Tel Aviv and Washington have always been after economic and security pressures on Lebanon.
Scientists Fear Trump Could Rush Out Coronavirus Vaccine Before It's Ready

TEHRAN (FNA)- Reports indicated that some American scientists involved in the US government’s pursuit of a coronavirus vaccine are worried the project may be proceeding too hastily – and even that it might be becoming politicized.
Supreme Leader Pardons, Commutes Sentences of over 2,000 Prisoners

TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon or commute the sentences of 2,135 prisoners upon a request by Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Rayeesi, on the occasion of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Ghadir.
Iran’s Speaker Stresses All-Out Help for Lebanon amid Blast Tragedy

TEHRAN (FNA)- Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said that his country stands by the Lebanese nation and government to overcome the critical conditions caused by the huge blast in Beirut.
Iran’s Judiciary Confirms Australian Envoy’s Meeting with Moore-Gilbert

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Judiciary Spokesman Gholamhossein Esmayeeli said on Wednesday that Australia’s ambassador to Tehran has held a meeting with the Australian-British prisoner, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who has been sentenced for harming Iran’s security and espionage, and has confirmed that she is in fully good health conditions.
Press Freedom Watchdog Says More Assaults on US Journalists in 2020 Than in Previous 3 Years Combined

TEHRAN (FNA)- The number of violent incidents directed at journalists has skyrocketed, according to the US Press Freedom Tracker, which announced heavy-handed police tactics during BLM protests have made 2020 a uniquely dangerous year for reporters.
Death Toll in Beirut Blast Tops 100, Number of Victims Expected to Rise as Hospitals Overflowed with Wounded

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Lebanese Red Cross George Kettaneh stated Wednesday at least 100 people were killed and several thousand more wounded in the massive explosion in Beirut on Tuesday afternoon, while medical assistance to injured people has been disrupted due to the large number of patients and damaged or destroyed hospitals.
FM Zarif Reiterates Dispatching Assistance to Beirut

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined his country’s solidarity with Lebanon, adding that Tehran keeps sending aids to Beirut to help the people who are reeling from a devastating blast.
UK: Women’s Charities, Unions Call on Parliament to Suspend ‘Rape MP’ After Tories Refuse

TEHRAN (FNA)- Women’s charities and unions representing parliamentary staff called on parliament to bypass the Conservatives’ disciplinary procedures and suspend the Tory MP arrested on suspicion of rape.
US Announces Highest-Level Visit to Taiwan in Decades, Risking China Anger

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior US official is to lead a delegation to Taiwan in the highest-level visit since 1979 to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and to “celebrate the shared values” of the two democracies – prompting China to urge the US not to “send the wrong signals to Taiwan secessionists”.