Iran president holds talks with IAEA’s Amano in Tehran

Press TV -(Thu Jul 2, 2015) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has met with the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Tehran, amid parallel diplomatic efforts in Vienna aimed at reaching a final deal on the Iranian nuclear issue. The two met in Tehran on Thursday. According to a statement by the IAEA on Wednesday, […]


Iran nuclear deal should be fair, balanced: Official tells Amano

Press TV -(Thu Jul 2, 2015) A senior Iranian official has reiterated the country’s determination to reach a fair and balanced agreement with the P5+1 group of world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program. In a meeting with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano in Tehran on Thursday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani […]


Iran slams US for 1988 missile attack on Iranian passenger jet

Press TV -(Thu Jul 2, 2015) Iran has decried the 1988 missile attack by the US military on an Iranian passenger jet flying over the Persian Gulf, saying the heinous crime will be etched in memories forever. The Iranian Foreign Ministry made the comments in a statement issued on Thursday to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the […]


Iran condemns Israeli attack on Gaza-bound Marianne of Gothenburg

Press TV -(Thu Jul 2, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Ministry has severely condemned Israel’s recent attack on a Swedish-flagged ship heading to the Gaza Strip as part of an aid flotilla to break the regime’s long-time blockade on the coastal sliver. The seizure of the Marianne of Gothenburg by the Israeli navy in international waters, the inhumane blockade […]


Sanctions must be lifted, not suspended: Iran negotiator

Press TV -(Thu Jul 2, 2015) A top Iranian negotiator says sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program must be lifted, “not suspended,” from the day Tehran begins to meet its commitment under a final deal, Press TV reports. Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi told Press TV in Vienna on Thursday that the sanctions against Iran are “unjust and illegitimate.” […]


Iran must boost defense, deterrence power: Leader

Press TV -(Wed Jul 1, 2015) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has instructed the Iranian president to boost the country’s defense and deterrence capabilities. The directives were part of the Leader’s letter to President Hassan Rouhani in which Ayatollah Khamenei announced the general policies of the Sixth National Development Plan. In the letter, […]


Issues of disagreement remain in Iran nuclear talks: Senior negotiator

Press TV -(Wed Jul 1, 2015) Sticking points still remain between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in drafting the text of a final deal over Tehran’s nuclear program, says senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi.  “There remain issues of difference on which no agreement has been reached yet, and there are certain texts which have not been written down yet. […]


Iran calls for end to Saudi aggression against Yemen

  Press TV -(Wed Jul 1, 2015) The Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs has called for the cessation of Saudi Arabia’s devastating aggression against Yemen. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in the sultanate’s capital Muscat on Wednesday. Referring to Saudi Arabia’s ongoing attacks against the […]


Iran warns against violation of any nuclear deal

Press TV -(Tue Jun 30, 2015) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the country will return to the previous level of its nuclear activities, if the P5+1 group of world countries violate the terms of a potential nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. “If a [final] nuclear agreement is reached, we will be committed to implementing it. However, […]


Iran, US hold nuclear talks on deadline day

Press TV -(Tue Jun 30, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry resume crucial talks on Tehran’s nuclear program in Vienna as a self-imposed deadline for a deal is to expire in hours. The top Iranian and US diplomats held closed-door talks at Palais Coburg Hotel in the Austrian capital on […]