Iran’s Rouhani urges lasting ceasefire in Syria

Press TV (Mon Mar 28, 2016)- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called for the continuation of ceasefire in Syria and acceleration of political negotiations to end a foreign-backed war that has gripped the Arab country for over five years. “Concurrent with the ceasefire, political negotiations should speed up and it should be noted that this truce and political […]


21 March 2016- Statement by H.E. Gholamali Khoshroo Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations on the Occasion of Nowruz

Statement by H.E. Gholamali Khoshroo Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations on the Occasion of Nowruz (ECOSOC Chamber, 21 March 2016) Mr. President of the General Assembly, Mr. Secretary General, Distinguished Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Nowruz is a comprehensive cultural and social system which reflects joyfulness, togetherness, caring […]


The United Nations Secretary-General remarks at commemoration of the International Day of Nowruz

21 March 2016- Happy Nowruz, everyone!   This is a wonderful occasion to celebrate together. Today we join hundreds of millions of people around the world marking Nowruz. Everyone can take inspiration from this joyous holiday. It is part of our global cultural heritage. Nowruz is an ancient celebration that predates today’s borders and divisions. […]


Iran expects ‘practical’ Canada steps before ties reset

Press TV (Thu Mar 17, 2016 )- Iran welcomes Canada’s willingness to resume ties with the Islamic Republic, but expects Ottawa to take practical steps first. On March 9, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who took office in November 2015, reiterated his desire to see his country’s embassy reopen in Tehran, but said reestablishing relations with […]


Iran’s Guardian Council validates results for Experts Assembly elections

Press TV (Thu Mar 17, 2016 )- Iran’s Guardian Council, which oversees elections and legislation, has validated the results for last month’s Assembly of Experts elections. In a letter to the Interior Ministry on Thursday, Iran’s top supervisory and vetting body confirmed the results of the February Assembly of Experts elections for all constituencies across the […]


Press Release

Pursuant to a campaign of disinformation that followed the recent missile test-launches by the Iranian military forces, the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations would like to provide the following clarifications: 1-      Iran, as a country living in the most unstable and volatile region of the world, is fully […]


Zarif holds talks with Indonesian president

Press TV (Mon Mar 7, 2016)- Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo to discuss bilateral ties and regional issues of mutual interest. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 5th Extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Palestinian issues in the Indonesian capital, […]


GCC branding of Hezbollah as terrorist a new mistake: Iran

Press TV (Thu Mar 3, 2016)- Iran says a decision by Persian Gulf Arab states to brand Lebanon’s Hezbollah as a terrorist group is a “new mistake” that will undermine peace in the region and unity in Lebanon.  The Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Wednesday decided to implement the terrorist designation against Hezbollah because of what it described as hostile […]


Iranians to vote in parliament, Assembly of Experts elections

Press TV (Thu Feb 25, 2016 )- Iranians are going to the polls on Friday to vote in two crucial elections after a week of campaigning by candidates who largely got down to brass tacks. Voting for the 290-seat Parliament (Majlis) and the 88-member Assembly of Experts will be held simultaneously. Some 55 million Iranians are eligible to vote […]


Syria truce must cut aid to terrorists: Iran’s president

Press TV (Wed Feb 24, 2016 )- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for an effective supervision of the truce deal planned for Syria, saying the terrorists should not use the lull in the fighting for receiving more weapons and funds. “The way the truce is monitored should be clarified and strict border controls should […]