Anti-ISIL coalition mere joke, says Iran president

Press TV -(Tue Sep 16, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has cast doubt on the sincerity of the so-called coalition to fight terrorism, saying it is a “joke” that the countries which have supported and financed militant groups now seek to fight terrorism.    “It is a joke that the countries which trained, equipped and financed terrorist […]

West pursues its own interests in fighting terrorism: Rafsanjani

Press TV -(Tue Sep 16, 2014) A senior Iranian official has criticized the West for its double standards on terrorism, arguing that certain Western states support terrorist groups at the same time that they claim to be fighting others. “Unfortunately, West divides terrorism into two groups of good and bad and supports some while fighting others according […]

Iran urges more EU role in nuclear talks: Zarif

Press TV -(Tue Sep 16, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the European Union (EU) to play a more active role for the conclusion of a final deal over Tehran’s nuclear energy program. Iran expects the EU to play a more active role in the talks between Tehran and the P5+1 so that […]

Iran FM criticizes Norway’s expulsion of Iranian students

Press TV -(Tue Sep 16, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized Norway for cancelling residence permits of a dozen post-graduate science students from Iran, saying the move will be detrimental to Oslo. “The expulsion of Iranian students has had adverse consequences on our public opinion and academic circles and this is detrimental to Norway,” […]

Syria, Iraq can solve crisis on own: Iran diplomat

Press TV -(Tue Sep 16, 2014) An Iranian Foreign Ministry official says conflict-stricken Syria and Iraq are able to resolve their own crises without any foreign interference as Takfiri ISIL militants continue to wreak havoc on both countries. “The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that the wise and courageous nations of Syria and Iraq, along with their […]

US seeks military presence in Mideast: Ayatollah Khamenei

Press TV -(Mon Sep 15, 2014) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US seeks to expand its military presence in the Middle East region by declaring war on the Takfiri ISIL terrorists. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks on Monday after he was discharged from hospital following a successful surgery. He was hospitalized […]

Iran will never trust US anti-ISIL coalition: Interior min.

Press TV -(Mon Sep 15, 2014) Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli says the Islamic Republic will never trust the US-led so-called international coalition to tackle the Takfiri ISIL militants. Addressing reporters on Monday, Rahmani-Fazli said Iran would never trust the Americans in the fight against ISIL terrorists and other issues because they have shown double standards on […]

West must lift all sanctions against Iran: Deputy FM

Press TV -(Mon Sep 15, 2014) A senior Iranian diplomat says the Western countries must lift all sanctions against Iran after Tehran and the P5+1 reach a comprehensive agreement over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program. “The Islamic Republic of Iran expects Western countries involved in these [nuclear] negotiations to lift all sanctions against Iran based on […]

Mideast issues need intl. cooperation: Iran official

Press TV -(Mon Sep 15, 2014) A senior Iranian official has underlined the significance of close consultation between regional and international governments for the resolution of problems in the Middle East region.  Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with Czech Republic’s Deputy Foreign Minister Martin Tlapa […]

Iran committed to fighting terrorism: Deputy FM

Press TV -(Mon Sep 15, 2014) A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic is committed to fighting terrorism within the framework of international regulations.  “For fighting terrorism, the Islamic Republic of Iran will not wait for any international coalition and it will act based on its international responsibility and within the framework of international regulations,” Iran’s […]