Sanctions will fail to stop Iran nuclear energy program: Zarif

Press TV -(Fri Aug 29, 2014) Iranian foreign minister says Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program has not stopped in the face of unilateral sanctions and will never be halted. “We believe that sanctions can never yield results because sanctions are an illegal strategy to exert pressure and implement bullying policies, which contradict the international law,” Mohammad Javad Zarif […]

Talks with Lavrov to focus on Iran nuclear issue: Zarif

Press TV -(Fri Aug 29, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic’s nuclear issue will top the agenda of his talks during his day-long visit to Russia. Upon his arrival in the Russian capital of Moscow early Friday, Zarif said he would exchange views with his Russian opposite number Sergei Lavrov over a […]

No choice for enemy but to interact with Iran: Salehi

Press TV -(Fri Aug 29, 2014) Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the enemy has no choice but to interact with the Islamic Republic. Ali Akbar Salehi said on Friday that given the technological achievements of Iran’s nuclear scientists, “the enemy has no option but to interact with the Islamic Republic.” The Iranian […]

Iran warns against violation of territorial integrity

Press TV -(Fri Aug 29, 2014) Iran has warned of the consequences of a recent provocative act of incursion by an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) into its airspace, stressing that the Islamic Republic reserves every right to take whatever action necessary to defend its territory. In a letter addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UN Security Council […]

Iran slams abduction of UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Press TV -(Fri Aug 29, 2014) Iran has condemned a recent move by Takfiri terrorist groups to abduct UN peacekeepers near the Quneitra border crossing in the occupied Golan Heights. Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Friday called for the immediate release of the abductees without any conditions. “Undoubtedly, terrorist groups and their supporters are responsible […]

Iran nuclear deal hinges on Sextet’s goodwill: Top negotiator

Press TV -(Fri Aug 29, 2014) A senior member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team says Tehran and the P5+1 can reach a comprehensive final deal by a late November deadline if the opposite side demonstrates goodwill. “If the opposite side continues nuclear negotiations with seriousness and goodwill and does not make excessive demands, it is possible to […]

US airstrikes will not eradicate terrorism in region: Iran Majlis speaker

Press TV -(Thu Aug 28, 2014) Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says the US military air campaign against ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the region are futile as airstrikes cannot eradicate terrorism that has taken refuge in homes. “The hullabaloo caused now by the West over fighting the ISIL group is wrong as airstrikes cannot eradicate terrorism hidden in houses,” Larijani […]

Iran helping promote peace, unity in Iraq: Analyst

Press TV -(Thu Aug 28, 2014) A political analyst has highlighted the significance of a recent visit to Iraq by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, saying it would contribute to the promotion of unity and peace in the Arab country.  “…such visits by the Iranian foreign minister would definitely assist and help” ease “tension and would […]

Leader urges firm, clear stances by administration on world issues

Press TV -(Wed Aug 27, 2014) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on the President Hassan Rouhani’s administration to take clear and firm stances on regional and international issues. “Taking a clear and resolute stance vis-à-vis such issues as Palestine, the Zionist regime, Gaza, Syria, Iraq, Takfiris and the US acts of […]

Iran supports consensus among Iraqi groups: Zarif

Press TV -(Wed Aug 27, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has stressed that Tehran supports “consensus” among all political groups in Iraq. Speaking at the end of his three-day visit to Iraq on Tuesday, Zarif expressed hope that all the Iraqi local groups could manage to form an inclusive, cohesive, healthy and efficient government in […]