Iran not to succumb to excessive demands: Zarif

Press TV -(Fri May 22, 2015) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic will not give in to excessive demands in negotiations over the country’s nuclear program. “Time and again, members of the [Iranian] negotiating delegation and I have stressed that [we] will certainly not allow the Western side to make excessive demands in the nuclear […]

Tehran, Moscow call for end to Saudi attacks on Yemen

Press TV -(Fri May 22, 2015) The Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia have demanded an immediate cessation of the Saudi airstrikes against Yemen. On Friday, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov exchanged views on the latest developments in the Middle East during a telephone […]

Iran backs UN-brokered Yemen talks, warns of foreign meddling

Press TV -(Fri May 22, 2015) A senior Iranian official has pledged the Islamic Republic’s support for the UN-brokered talks on Yemen, but slammed any foreign interference in the negotiations aimed at ending the crisis in the Arab country. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, made the remarks after a meeting […]

Iran won’t sign on to deal allowing access to military sites: Rouhani

Press TV -(Thu May 21, 2015) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic will never sign a nuclear deal with the P5+1 countries that would allow foreign access to the country’s scientific and military secrets. Referring to the recent remarks by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei that Iran will never allow inspections […]

Iran FM calls for ‘active, independent’ UN role in Yemen

Press TV -(Thu May 21, 2015) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged the United Nations to intensify efforts to solve the crisis in Yemen, emphasizing the need for a halt to deadly Saudi air raids against the neighboring Arab state. The United Nations and its secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, should play an “active” and “independent” […]

Amos meets with Zarif over Saudi war on Yemen

Press TV -(Wed May 20, 2015) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held a meeting with visiting UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos over the war in Yemen. The Wednesday meeting in Tehran was also joined by other Foreign Ministry officials, including Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein […]

Iran’s 1st aid plane for Yemen to land in Djibouti: Official

Press TV -(Thu May 21, 2015) A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official says the country’s first cargo plane carrying humanitarian aid to crisis-hit Yemen is set to land in Djibouti. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the plane was expected to touch down in Djibouti airport on Thursday before being delivered to […]

Iran allows no foreign inspection of military sites: Leader

Press TV -(Wed May 20, 2015) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran will not allow any inspections by foreigners of its military sites. “They (P5+1 countries) are making new comments in the [nuclear] negotiations. Regarding the inspections, we have said that we will not allow foreigners to carry out inspections of any […]

Outcome of N-talks to be glory for Iran: President Rouhani

Press TV -(Wed May 20, 2015) The outcome of the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program will be “glory” for the Iranian nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says. President Rouhani made the remarks while addressing people in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz, the capital of East Azerbaijan Province, on […]

Israel implicitly admits having nukes: Iran’s UN envoy

Press TV -(Wed May 20, 2015) A recent suggestion by the Israeli minister of military affairs that Tel Aviv might drop a nuclear bomb on Iran exposes the regime’s possession of nuclear weapons, says the Iranian ambassador to the UN. “These remarks amount to the [Israeli] regime’s unwitting admission of possessing nukes,” said Gholam-Ali Khoshrou in a letter […]