Iran’s Larijani to visit Lebanon, Syria, Iraq

Press TV -(Fri Dec 19, 2014) Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani is to start a tour of regional counties this weekend. Larijani’s trip, which starts on December 21, will include visits to Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, Fars News Agency reported. According to Lebanese sources, Larijani is expected to hold meetings with high-profile Lebanese officials, including Prime Minister […]

Iran will tap all power to solve regional crises: Velayati

Press TV -(Fri Dec 19, 2014) A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Republic will employ all of its capabilities to solve regional crises. “Iran, while not interfering in the affairs of countries, will make use of its capacity and capability to settle regional problems and maintain unity in the […]

UN resolution political tool in West hands: Iran

Press TV -(Fri Dec 19, 2014) Iran has dismissed a UN resolution on alleged human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic, saying UN mechanisms have turned into a political tool in the hands of the West. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, on Friday condemned any use of resolutions for political gains. Iran dismisses the approval and […]

Iran supporting fight against terrorism across Iraq: Rouhani

Press TV -(Thu Dec 18, 2014) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran supports the fight against terrorism in all regions of Iraq. “The Islamic Republic of Iran has always stood by all Iraqi people” regardless of their religious, sectarian and tribal affiliations and “supports unity, integrity, security and stability across Iraq,” President Rouhani said in a meeting […]

Iran raps terrorist attack in Pakistan

Press TV -(Thu Dec 18, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has denounced the recent terrorist attack on a school in Pakistan, saying that the perpetrators of such crimes seek to harm Islam’s image. Zarif made the remarks in a Wednesday telephone conversation with Sartaj Aziz, a senior adviser to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on […]

Iran dismisses UN rights resolution as ‘political’

Press TV -(Thu Dec 18, 2014) Iran has criticized as “political” a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly on alleged human rights violations in the country. Iranian Deputy Ambassador to the UN Gholam-Hossein Dehqani dismissed the resolution as “political, prejudicial and unbalanced” on Thursday following its approval by the UN General Assembly. Dehqani also protested that […]

Iran nuclear talks to be held in January: Top negotiator

Press TV -(Thu Dec 18, 2014) A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the next round of nuclear talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group will be held at the deputy level in January. “The negotiations next month will also be held at the deputy foreign ministers level,” said Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, who doubles as Iran’s deputy foreign […]

World has realized Syria fighting terrorism: Rouhani

Press TV -(Tue Dec 16, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the world has now realized the fact that Syria is involved in a battle against terrorism. “Today, the world’s public opinion has realized the fact that the Syrian army and people are fighting against terrorist groups and foreign conspiracies,” Rouhani said during a meeting with Syrian […]

Iran, Turkey can bring about stability in ME: Rouhani

Press TV -(Wed Dec 17, 2014) President Hassan Rouhani says Iran and Turkey should seek common goals in regional issues in an effort to bring about stability. The Iranian president made the remarks at a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Tehran on Wednesday. “Tehran and Ankara should seek common and important goals in the […]

US-led coalition paying lip service to fighting ISIL: Iran’s Larijani

Press TV -(Wed Dec 17, 2014) Iranian Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani has cast doubt on the sincerity of the US-led coalition in fighting ISIL, saying those behind the campaign just talk the talk when it comes to fighting terror. “Certain ongoing campaigns against terrorism in Iraq are merely paying lip service [to fighting terror], among them […]