Iran urges UN to take action on Syria crisis

Press TV -(Mon Oct 20, 2014) A senior Iranian official has called on the United Nations to help settle the ongoing crisis in Syria through diplomacy and political approaches. “The Islamic Republic of Iran and certain countries that believe in a political solution to Syria [crisis] expect the United Nations to take step towards settling the crisis […]

Iran, Russia to finalize N-plants deal soon: AEOI head

Press TV -(Mon Oct 20, 2014) Tehran and Moscow are set to finalize an agreement they have already reached on the construction of two nuclear power plants in the Islamic Republic, says an Iranian official. “The conclusion of an agreement with Russia on the construction of two power plants is in its final stages,” Head of the […]

Iran Foreign Ministry offers condolences over Shim death

Press TV -(Mon Oct 20, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry has expressed condolences over the death of Press TV’s correspondent in Turkey, Serena Shim. On Monday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham described Shim’s loss in a car accident a very sorrowful incident. Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, was killed on Sunday as she was in […]

Iran will cooperate with Iraq to eliminate terrorism: Afkham

Press TV -(Mon Oct 20, 2014) Iran supports Iraq’s unity, integrity, security and all-out development and will cooperate with the country for the elimination of terrorism, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says. “The Islamic Republic of Iran pursues the expansion of all-out strategic ties with Iraq based on the common interests and expediencies of the two […]

Final Iran nuclear accord possible before deadline: Araqchi

Press TV -(Mon Oct 20, 2014) A top Iranian negotiator says Tehran and the P5+1 group could still reach a final nuclear agreement before the November 24 deadline despite their differences over certain issues. “If the other side shows goodwill and pays more attention to the initiatives and options [offered] by the Islamic Republic of Iran, we […]

Political mistakes must end over Syria: Iran official

Press TV -(Mon Oct 20, 2014) A senior Iranian official says the existing realities in Syria must be accepted and past political mistakes avoided for a successful resolution of the crisis in the Arab country. In a meeting with UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura in Tehran on Monday, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab […]

United front needed for anti-terror fight: Rouhani

Press TV -(Sun Oct 19, 2014) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says sustainable security and stability must be restored to the Middle East, calling on regional countries to consolidate their unity to put an end to terrorism. “Terrorist groups must be driven out of the region and their criminal acts must be stopped and it is therefore necessary […]

Iran nuclear talks extension not envisaged: Diplomat

Press TV -(Sun Oct 19, 2014) A senior Iranian negotiator says extension of Iran’s nuclear talks with six world powers beyond the November deadline is not on the agenda of either negotiating side. “Neither of the negotiating parties is interested in the extension of the talks. All sides are determined to achieve an agreement prior to the […]

Iran ready to help Lebanon fight terrorists: Shamkhani

Press TV -(Sun Oct 19, 2014) A senior Iranian official has reaffirmed the Islamic Republic’s “all-out support” for the Lebanese political movements and groups, expressing Tehran’s preparedness to help Lebanon fight terrorist groups. “In addition to [its] readiness to [provide] the Lebanese army with weaponry assistance, the Islamic Republic of Iran is prepared to share its experiences […]

Iran summons Pakistan envoy over border guard deaths

Press TV -(Sun Oct 19, 2014) Iran has summoned the Pakistani ambassador to Tehran over a series of terrorist incidents that killed several Iranian guards at the Pakistani border. On Saturday night, Foreign Ministry Director General for West Asia Affairs Rasoul Eslami protested against the fact that the Pakistani territory is being used by terrorist groups and […]