Iran needs no relations with US: Leader’s aide

Press TV -(Wed Oct 7, 2015) A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic feels no need for relations with the United States as Iran is a powerful and independent country. “We have no need for relations with America as the Iranian nation is independent, great and powerful,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to […]

Talks with US banned because of disadvantages: Leader

Press TV -(Wed Oct 7, 2015) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says holding negotiations with the US is banned as it has countless disadvantages and no benefits. The Leader made the remarks in a meeting with commanders and staff members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Navy as well as their […]

Good-faith JCPOA implementation to determine next on US-Iran agenda: Zarif

Press TV -(Wed Oct 7, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the good-faith implementation of the agreement recently reached between Iran and the P5+1 countries over Tehran’s nuclear program will pave the way for Iran to address other issues with the US. “We took a firm step; we did not confuse the nuclear issue with other issues” […]

Scale of Saudi imprudence in Mina unacceptable: President Rouhani

Press TV-(Mon Oct 5, 2015) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the scale of imprudence on the part of Saudi authorities in dealing with the recent crush that occurred in Mina near the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca is unacceptable. “There are so many cameras in Mina, and their monitoring rooms are keeping an eye on all […]

Kunduz hospital airstrike irresponsible, unjustifiable: Iran

Press TV-(Mon Oct 5, 2015) Iran has strongly condemned as “irresponsible and unjustifiable” the recent deadly US airstrike on a hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz which killed 22 people. Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Sunday offered her condolences to the Afghan government and nation, particularly the bereaved families of the victims, over […]

Iran collecting evidence on Mina incident: Intelligence minister

Press TV-(Mon Oct 5, 2015) Iran’s Intelligence Ministry says it is collecting hard evidence to determine whether or not the recent deadly crush in Mina near the holy Saudi city of Mecca occurred with malice aforethought. “The Intelligence Ministry has begun its work in this regard,” said Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi at a funeral service held […]

Iran lawmakers pass single-urgency JCPOA motion

Press TV- (Sun Oct 4, 2015) Iranian lawmakers have passed a single-urgency motion that allows the administration to voluntarily implement the July 14 nuclear agreement under certain conditions. According to the motion, signed by 75 lawmakers, the Iranian administration has to actively pursue the policy of global nuclear disarmament and participate in all international, legal and diplomatic efforts […]

Statement by: H.E. Dr. Javad Zarif Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Economic Cooperation Organization

Statement by: H.E. Dr. Javad Zarif Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Economic Cooperation Organization New York, 2nd October 2015 In the name of God, the most Compassionate, the most Merciful Mr. Secretary General, Distinguished Fellow Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   […]

Iran calls for Saudi transparency over Mina tragedy

Press TV -(Fri Oct 2, 2015) Iran has demanded transparency from Saudi Arabia with regards to the recent deadly crush in Mina near the Saudi city of Mecca, which claimed the lives of hundreds of pilgrims, including many Iranians. “The Islamic Republic is not after politicizing the Mina disaster; rather, it calls for the acceptance of […]

Iran calls for ‘collective response’ towards global terrorism

  Press TV -(Thu Oct 1, 2015 ) Iran has called for a “collective response” towards extremism, terrorism, and Takfiri ideology, which are all threatening the whole world. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the comments during a UN Security Council meeting held in New York on Wednesday. Zarif said all of the global community […]