Iran urges Tehran-Beijing cooperation on regional crises

  Press TV -(Tue Sep 29, 2015) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called for the expansion of cooperation between the Islamic Republic and China in the battle against terrorism in the Middle East and East Asia. Speaking in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the 70th Session of the United Nations […]

Iran demands fact-finding committee on Hajj crush

Press TV- (Mon Sep 28, 2015) Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani calls for the formation of a fact-finding committee to investigate the recent deadly incident during the Hajj rituals in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca. “Iran’s Majlis regards as necessary the formation of a fact-finding committee by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) […]

Iran diplomat urges consular access to bodies of Mina victims

Press TV- (Mon Sep 28, 2015) A senior Iranian diplomat urges Saudi Arabia to fulfill its responsibility and seriously cooperate with Iran to identify those who are still missing following the recent deadly incident during the Hajj rituals in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca. Iran expects Saudi officials to “heed their responsibility” and cooperate […]

US firms can invest in post-sanctions Iran: Rouhani

Press TV- (Sat Sep 26, 2015) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says American companies can seize the opportunity after the lifting of sanctions against Tehran to make investment in and transfer technology to the Islamic Republic. In a meeting with managers of American trade, economic and industrial enterprises in New York on Friday, Rouhani added that Tehran sees […]

Riyadh should accept responsibility for Hajj crush

Press TV- (Sat Sep 26, 2015) A senior Iranian official says Saudi authorities’ shirking their responsibility toward a deadly crush during the Hajj pilgrimage rituals in Mina, outside the Saudi holy city of Mecca, is unacceptable, urging Riyadh to fulfill its duties regarding the incident. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Saturday […]

Press Statement

Sep 25, 2015- The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, met in the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on 25thSeptember. They reconfirmed their commitment to implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]

Iran’s President Rouhani orders task force to address Mina disaster

Press TV- (Fri Sep 25, 2015 ) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the formation of a special task force to address the recent incident outside the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia during which overcrowding led to the deaths of hundreds of pilgrims. In a message, Rouhani asked the country’s First Vice President Es’haq […]

Saudi government responsible for Mina tragedy: Ayat. Rafsanjani

Press TV- (Fri Sep 25, 2015 ) Senior Iranian official Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has held the Saudi government accountable for a recent deadly crush during Hajj rituals near the holy city of Mecca, which led to the deaths of several hundred people. “The officials in the Saudi government in charge of [maintaining] order in this […]

Iran urges West to take necessary measures to support JCPOA

Press TV- (Wed Sep 23, 2015) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic expects Western countries to take proper measures to support the recently reached agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group over Tehran’s nuclear program.     Zarif made the remark upon arrival in New York on Tuesday evening local time to […]

Iran president condemns raid on diplomatic missions in Yemen

Press TV- (Tue Sep 22, 2015) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has strongly condemned airstrikes against civilians, infrastructure and specifically diplomatic missions in Yemen. “We are concerned about the aggressive forces’ disregard of international regulations and norms, and these actions, particularly attacks on diplomatic sites, should be strongly condemned as an incorrect and inhuman act,” Rouhani said in a phone […]