‘Inter-Syrian dialogue helps security prevail in Syria: Iran official

Press TV -(Wed Dec 17, 2014) Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani says dialogue among parties involved in the almost four-year-long Syria’s conflict will help the establishment of security and calm in the militancy-stricken Arab country. During a meeting with Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi in Tehran on Wednesday, Larijani reiterated Iran’s unwavering support for the […]

Iran FM blasts ME countries on falling oil prices

Press TV -(Wed Dec 17, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized the oil-producing countries of the Middle East for failing to control plummeting crude prices. “It is regrettable that regional [oil-producing] countries are not cooperating on the falling oil prices and its negative implications,” Zarif said in a meeting with Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim […]

Iran, Turkey coming closer in anti-terror fight: Zarif

Press TV -(Wed Dec 17, 2014) The Iranian foreign minister says the Islamic Republic and Turkey have common views on various issues and the two neighboring countries will move to further cooperate in the fight against terrorism. Speaking during a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Tehran on Wednesday, Mohammad Javad Zarif stated […]

US not serious in fighting ISIL: Iran official

Press TV -(Wed Dec 17, 2014) A senior Iranian official says the United States is not serious in fighting the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group. Amid continued US-led airstrikes against the group in Syria, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said, “Syria’s political future pertains to the people of this country.” Speaking on […]

Israel attack on Syria to support terrorists: Iran official

Press TV -(Tue Dec 16, 2014) A senior Iranian official says the recent Israeli airstrikes on Syria were conducted in support of foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists operating against the Syrian government. “The recent intrusions by the [aircraft] of the Zionist regime [of Israel] into Syria’s airspace were an act against the national sovereignty and security of this country,” […]

Iran urges world to take firm action against terrorism

Press TV -(Tue Dec 16, 2014) Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Hossein Dehqani has called on the international community to adopt firm and urgent measures to counter violence and extremism amid growing terrorist activities across the world. “The Islamic Republic of Iran attaches special importance to any attempt to promote peace, tolerance, dialog and understanding […]

Iran-US talks satisfactory: Iranian negotiator

Press TV -(Tue Dec 16, 2014) A top Iranian nuclear negotiator has expressed satisfaction with the general atmosphere of the ongoing negotiations between representatives of the Islamic Republic and the United States over Iran’s nuclear program. Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, who is also Iran’s deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs, made the remarks after the two […]

Canberra ignored Iran’s warning on hostage taker: Iranian official

Press TV -(Tue Dec 16, 2014) A senior Iranian diplomat says the Australian government had ignored Iran’s repeated warnings about the criminal record of the man involved in the recent hostage-taking incident in Australia. Ebrahim Rahimpour, who serves as Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Asia and Oceania, said Iran had repeatedly informed the Australian government about the […]

West has no choice but to remove sanctions: Iran

Press TV -(Mon Dec 15, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that the West has no other choice but to lift the “cruel” sanctions against the Islamic Republic. President Rouhani made the remarks on Monday, saying that the P5+1 group of world powers must remove anti-Iran sanctions through interaction with Tehran. “They (the West) have no other […]

Iran’s missile capabilities not negotiable at all: Velayati

Press TV -(Mon Dec 15, 2014) A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has ruled out any negotiations whatsoever over the Islamic Republic’s defensive missile capabilities. “Iran’s missile issue is not up for any type of negotiation,” Ali Akbar Velayati told reporters on Monday. The senior Iranian official added that the […]