US should abandon failed policy of sanctions: NAM

Press TV -(Wed Oct 29, 2014) Iran’s envoy to the UN, speaking on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), has condemned the US economic embargo against Cuba, saying Washington must rethink its “failed policies” towards other countries. During a United Nations General Assembly session on Tuesday, Iranian deputy ambassador to the world body Gholam-Hossein Dehqani expressed solidarity […]

UN rights report on Iran ‘biased, politically-tainted’

Press TV -(Wed Oct 29, 2014) Iran says a recent report by the UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic is biased and politically-motivated. A member of the Iranian Permanent Mission to the UN on Tuesday dismissed the investigator’s allegations about human rights abuses in Iran, describing the claims as […]

Ayatollah Khamenei stresses unity among Muslim states

Press TV -(Tue Oct 28, 2014) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has underscored the need for unity among all Muslim countries amid enemy plots to create rift in the Islamic Ummah. Addressing a group of Iranian Hajj officials in Tehran on Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei described Islamic unity as “the Islamic Republic’s fundamental slogan”, […]

Terrorism, extremism more dangerous than Ebola: Rouhani

Press TV -(Tue Oct 28, 2014) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani describes terrorism as a “disease” more dangerous than the Ebola virus, expressing Tehran’s readiness to help contain the threatening phenomenon. “The diseases of terrorism and extremism are much more dangerous that the Ebola disease,” President Rouhani said at a meeting with the Belgian Ambassador to Iran Francois […]

‘Some P5+1 states seek to pressure Iran’

Press TV -(Tue Oct 28, 2014) A senior Iranian official says certain members of the P5+1 group of world powers are trying to ramp up pressure on Tehran through talks over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program. “The behavior of some countries in the P5+1 group is completely contradictory and they are set to exert pressure on […]

Any nuclear deal must respect Iran’s red lines: Afkham

Press TV -(Tue Oct 28, 2014) Any agreement with six world powers on Tehran’s nuclear energy program must conform to Iran’s red lines, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says. “The [Iranian] negotiating team clearly knows more than others that any agreement not respecting the [Islamic] Establishment’s red lines would be invalid,” Afkham said on Tuesday. She […]

Iran supports Tunisia’s stability, unity: Afkham

Press TV -(Tue Oct 28, 2014) Iran has congratulated Tunisia on its recent successful parliamentary elections, expressing support for the African country’s stability and unity. “The Islamic Republic of Iran has been supporting stability, peace, unity, territorial integrity and independence of Tunisia and other countries in the [North African] region and will continue to do so,” Iran’s […]

N-talks should see removal of sanctions all at once: Iran negotiator

Press TV -(Tue Oct 28, 2014) A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group should lead to the removal of sanctions against the Islamic Republic all at once, adding that Tehran is opposed to any gradual lifting of the bans. “The Islamic Republic of Iran will not agree to the […]

Iraq, Syria can contain terror on their own: Iran top diplomat

Press TV -(Tue Oct 28, 2014) A senior Iranian official has hailed a recent victory by the Iraqi army against the ISIL Takfiri militants, saying the triumph proves that Iraq and Syria can contain the terrorist group on their own. The Iraqi military, supported by volunteer forces, succeeded in mopping up the last of ISIL Takfiri militants […]

Final nuclear deal possible in one month: Rouhani

Press TV -(Mon Oct 27, 2014) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says a final nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1 group is possible by the upcoming deadline for the talks between the two sides, if the six world powers show the necessary political resolve in this regard. In a meeting with Norwegian Ambassador to Tehran Odyssey Norheim […]