Iran favors secure, stable Afghanistan: Envoy

Press TV -(Fri Nov 21, 2014) Iran says it favors a secure, stable and progressing Afghanistan, urging all Afghan political groups to work toward a better future for the country.   Addressing a session of the UN General Assembly on Thursday, Iranian Deputy Ambassador to the UN Gholam-Hossein Dehqani hailed the participation of the Afghan people in […]

Vienna talks based on Iran’s plans, initiatives: Afkham

Press TV -(Fri Nov 21, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry says no new proposals have been offered by the P5+1 group during nuclear talks in Vienna and Iran was the sole party putting new initiatives on the table. “During past three days, intense and numerous bilateral and multilateral talks have been carried out based on multiple plans and […]

NAM reaffirms countries’ right to nuclear energy

Press TV -(Fri Nov 21, 2014) The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has reaffirmed the “undeniable right” of all countries to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. “The NAM stresses the basic and undeniable right of all countries to developing, doing research on, producing and using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without any form of discrimination and in accordance with […]

P5+1 should grab Iran nuclear talks chance: Larijani

Press TV -(Thu Nov 20, 2014) Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani says it is in the interest of the P5+1 group of world powers to reach a final agreement with Tehran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program before a November 24 deadline. “The P5+1 group [should] seize the opportunity of nuclear negotiations with Iran,” Larijani said, […]

Iran calls UN human rights resolution ‘biased’

Press TV -(Thu Nov 20, 2014) Iran has slammed a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly’s rights committee on alleged human rights violations in the country. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Wednesday that the UN’s legal mechanisms had turned into a tool in the hands of the West. “It is unfortunate that human […]

Iran to allow IAEA inspectors into Marivan site

Press TV -(Thu Nov 20, 2014) A high-ranking Iranian nuclear official says the Islamic Republic is prepared for further cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), allowing the UN nuclear agency access to one of its sites west of the country. On Thursday, Iran’s Ambassador to the IAEA, Reza Najafi said his country will on a […]

Iran nuclear deal possible if excessive demands not pressed: Rouhani

Press TV -(Wed Nov 19, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says a comprehensive deal over Tehran’s nuclear energy program is possible should six world powers not put forward excessive demands. “If the opposite party in the negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran has the political will for a deal and avoids excessive demands, the conditions are […]

Iran: UN human rights resolution hostile, politically-motivated

Press TV -(Wed Nov 19, 2014) Iran has rejected as “hostile” and “politically-motivated” a Canada-drafted UN resolution on alleged human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic, saying Ottawa follows double standards on the issue of human rights. Iranian Acting Ambassador to the UN Gholam-Hossein Dehqani on Tuesday described the Canada-proposed resolution on Iran as unbalanced and biased, […]

Groundwork laid for Third Intifada: Iran

Press TV -(Wed Nov 19, 2014) Iran says the Israeli regime, through its impudent actions, has caused the groundwork for the Third Palestinian Intifada (uprising) to be laid. “The Zionist regime [of Israel]’s impudent actions of continuing settlement construction in Palestinian lands and Judaization of the al-Aqsa Mosque have caused the groundwork for the third Intifada to […]

Final nuclear deal must lift anti-Iran bans: Official

Press TV -(Tue Nov 18, 2014) A senior Iranian official says the ongoing talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers should annul all the “cruel sanctions” imposed on Tehran over its peaceful nuclear energy program. “Unilateral sanctions or sanctions [passed] by the UN Security Council [against Iran] have no legal basis and they should […]