Anti-Iran sanctions detrimental to Europe: Official

Press TV -(Wed Apr 23, 2014) A top Iranian official has brushed aside sanctions imposed on the country over its nuclear energy program, saying the bans have been detrimental to European countries. “Sanctions have had no negative impact on Iran; rather, they have brought adverse and irreversible effects upon European countries,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior […]


Caspian states agree to prevent foreign presence: Iran FM

Press TV -(Wed Apr 23, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the five littoral states of the Caspian Sea have agreed to prevent the presence of foreign powers in the body of water. Zarif made the remarks while speaking to reporters in the Russian capital of Moscow on Tuesday at the end of a ministerial […]


Iran UN envoy objects to nominee visa ban

Press TV -(Wed Apr 23, 2014) Tehran warns of the “serious negative” consequences of Washington’s refusal to issue a visa to Iran’s designated ambassador to the UN, saying the move is a flagrant breach of the provisions of the Headquarters Agreement. The UN Committee on Relations with the Host Country, which deals with the issues of states […]


Iran FM urges lasting peace in Caspian Sea

Press TV -(Tue Apr 22, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the legal regime of the Caspian Sea must ensure sustainable peace and stability in the region. “The legal regime of the Caspian Sea will be determined in a way that will meet the expectations and needs of the people of [its] littoral states, including […]


Israel, its US supporters seek to portray Iran as threat: Zarif

Press TV -(Tue Apr 22, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Israeli regime and its American supporters spearhead an “anti-Iran campaign” in an attempt to portray the Islamic Republic as a global “threat.” In an essay for the journal Foreign Affairs, Zarif said the administration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani seeks to “defeat the international […]


IAEA report proves Iran commitment to N-deal: Zarif

Press TV -(Tue Apr 22, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has underlined that a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about Iran’s nuclear energy program proves Tehran’s commitment to its interim agreement with the P5+1 group. “As IAEA has once again confirmed, we’re keeping our pledges — intend to continue doing so,” […]


Iran, Russia in constant consultations: Zarif

Press TV -(Tue Apr 22, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and Russia are in constant consultations on various matters, including bilateral, regional and international issues. “Tehran and Moscow have consultations on a regular basis regarding issues such as our country’s nuclear program, the current developments in the Middle East region and the situation […]


‘Iran, S Arabia can improve ties between Muslims’

Press TV -(Mon Apr 21, 2014) Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has underlined the need for the expansion of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia as key to improvement of ties among other Muslim nations. At a Monday meeting with new Saudi Ambassador to Iran Abdulrahman bin Gharman al-Shihri in Tehran, Rafsanjani stressed […]


Iran deputy FM due in Yemen over abducted diplomat

Press TV -(Mon Apr 21, 2014) A senior Iranian official says he will soon travel to Yemen to pursue the case of an Iranian diplomat abducted in the Arab country last July. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told Fars news agency on Monday that kidnapped Nour Ahmad Nikbakht is in good […]


Iran’s Majlis condemns UK renewed sanctions

Press TV -(Sun Apr 20, 2014) Iranian lawmakers have issued a statement in condemnation of Britain’s recent move to renew sanctions against a number of the country’s individuals. “The British government, which has a history of colonial hostility toward Iran and whose uncalled-for interference in our country’s internal affairs has been exposed to all, in another move […]