Tasnim News Agency

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Tasnim News Agency
TypeBroadcast newspaper online and mobile
FoundedNovember 11, 2012; 9 years ago (2012-11-11)
Headquarters12th Avenue, Mirzaye Shirazi Street, Tehran, Iran
Broadcast area
OwnerIslamic Ideology Dissemination Organization (IIDO)
Key people
Majid Gholizadeh
Official website
Tasnim News Agency
LanguagePersian, English, Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Hebrew

Tasnim News Agency (Persian: خبرگزاری تسنیم) is a private news agency in Iran launched in 2012. Its purpose is to cover a variety of political, social, economic and international subjects along with other fields.[2] All its content is licensed as Creative Commons.


Its stated aims are to "[defend] the Islamic Republic against negative media propaganda campaign and providing our readers with realities on the ground about Iran and Islam."[3]

As of 2014, Tasnim's main headquarters for news is based in Iran's capital Tehran, with reporters across the country and region sending in reports.

Tasnim has strong links with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). On 10 April 2013 the IRGC chief Mohammad Ali Jafari visited the Tasnim headquarters and was quoted by the news agency saying "The faithful and Revolutionary media have today a very heavy duty in confronting anti-islamic and anti-human plots of the oppressors".[4]

Tasnim English News[edit]

Tasnim News Agency maintains a department staffed with dual language speakers of both English and Persian which translates some of the agency's articles into English.[5]

Tasnim Hebrew News[edit]

Tasnim Hebrew News[6] officially started publishing news on 3 January 2022.[7]

COVID-19 pandemic[edit]

According to a report from the Anti-Defamation League, Tasnim has alleged in a series of articles that COVID-19 is part of "an American and Jewish plot at world domination through population control" hatched by Henry Kissinger, who is described as "the unique Jewish scholar and American strategist" and "a master controller of government and international finance."[8]


  1. ^ "خبرگزاری تسنیم - خبرگزاری تسنیم؛ چشمه‌ی جوشان آگاهی‌بخشی". Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Tasnim News Agency launched". Tehran Times. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  3. ^ "About us". Tasnim News Agency. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Visit of IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari". Tasnim News Agency. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Tasnim News Agency". Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  6. ^ "חדשות באיראן ובעולם | Tasnim News Agency".
  7. ^ "Tasnim News Agency Launches Website in Hebrew Language - Society/Culture news".
  8. ^ Lerner, Shaya; Weinberg, David Andrew (April 3, 2020). "Battling COVID, Iran Regime Makes Jews its Bogeyman". Anti-Defamation League. Retrieved March 16, 2020.

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