Iran’s Rouhani congratulates Rousseff on re-election

Press TV -(Fri Oct 31, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Dilma Rousseff on her victory in Brazil’s presidential election to secure a second term in office. In his message on Thursday, President Rouhani congratulated Rousseff on her re-election, expressing hope that Tehran-Brasilia ties will further expand. “I would like to express my sincere congratulations on […]

Cutting aid to terrorists 1st step to restore peace: Iran official

Press TV -(Fri Oct 31, 2014) A senior Iranian official says cutting financial and military support for the ISIL Takfiri militants and other terrorist groups is the first step to restore stability to the Middle East. The head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, Kamal Kharrazi, made the remarks in a meeting with UN Deputy Secretary […]

Mideast extremism rooted in foreign meddling: Iran

Press TV -(Fri Oct 31, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the rising threats of terrorism, extremism and narcotics across the Middle East are rooted in trans-regional interference.   Addressing the 4th Ministerial Conference of Istanbul Process on Afghanistan in the Chinese capital city of Beijing on Friday, Zarif pointed to the escalating threats of extremism […]

Iran says wrong policies spread extremism in region

Press TV -(Thu Oct 30, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized the wrong policies adopted by certain countries in the region, blaming those policies for spread of extremism. “Unfortunately, adopting wrong policies in the region in the past has caused the spread of a wave of extremism…which must stop,” the Iranian foreign minister said […]

Meddlesome policies pose challenge to Iran rights efforts: Official

Press TV -(Fri Oct 31, 2014) Iran’s extensive efforts to improve the country’s human rights situation have faced serious challenges, including politically-motivated meddlesome policies, says an Iranian official. The Islamic Republic has made significant achievements with regard to human rights situation in the recent years, said Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani during an address […]

Tehran-Ankara ties to result in secure Mideast region: Rouhani

Press TV -(Thu Oct 30, 2014) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the promotion of relations between Tehran and Ankara will help establish security in the Middle East region. “I’m confident that through joint efforts by the officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey, friendly relations between the two countries will further expand at bilateral and […]

Iran nuclear deal time running out for powers: Official

Press TV -(Thu Oct 30, 2014) A senior Iranian official describes the time remaining for the conclusion of a final nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers as the best opportunity for the latter to resolve its differences with the Islamic Republic. “The pressure of sanctions and excessive demands cannot solve the problem in [the ongoing] […]

Iran slams West double standards on nuclear disarmament

Press TV -(Wed Oct 29, 2014) A high-ranking Iranian official has slammed Western double standards on nuclear disarmament, saying such an approach has been behind the failure of efforts to curb the proliferation of nuclear weapons. “Unfortunately, the West’s double-standard approach to disarmament has not helped” efforts to promote nuclear non-proliferation, said Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National […]

Iran negotiators never overstep red lines in nuclear talks: Velayati

Press TV -(Thu Oct 30, 2014) A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic’s nuclear negotiating team has not overstepped the red lines set by the Islamic Republic in their talks with six world powers over Iran’s nuclear energy program. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his colleagues have not crossed Tehran’s red lines in any […]

Iran FM urges joint efforts to fight terrorism, extremism

Press TV -(Thu Oct 30, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has highlighted the significance of concerted efforts by all countries, especially those in the Persian Gulf region, in fighting terrorism and extremism.  Zarif made the remarks in a Wednesday meeting with UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson in Tehran, where the top Iranian diplomat called […]