US policy on terrorism paradoxical: Iran

Press TV -(Wed Aug 20, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has censured the United States for its double standards on terrorism, saying there are paradoxes in Washington’s behavior on this ominous phenomenon. “The behavior of US officials in confronting terrorism is not…genuine, and unfortunately is full of contradiction,” Marzieh Afkham said at her weekly press conference on […]


Iran nuclear deal tied to Sextet goodwill: FM spokeswoman

Press TV -(Wed Aug 20, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has expressed optimism about the achievement of a final nuclear deal should the Sextet of world powers show goodwill. “I believe that if the P5+1 group (permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) shows goodwill, the talks can reach a result. Achievement of an agreement […]


Egypt delay on Iran Gaza aid delivery unjustifiable: Diplomat

Press TV -(Wed Aug 20, 2014) A senior Iranian diplomat has criticized Cairo’s “unjustifiable” foot-dragging in giving permission to Iran’s aid flights bound for the Gaza Strip via Egypt. “Although a long time has passed since Iran’s request, no flight permit has been issued yet for delivering this [food and medical] aid to Gaza via Egypt,” Iran’s […]


Iran says terrorism threatens Mideast, entire world

Press TV -(Tue Aug 19, 2014) Iran has warned against spread of terrorism and extremism in the Middle East, saying it will have dangerous consequences for the whole world. In a meeting with Romanian Deputy Foreign Minister Carmen Burlaco in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Monday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said spread of extremism and […]


Iran to US: Stop racism against Afro-Americans

Press TV -(Tue Aug 19, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry has condemned the US’s “targeted discrimination” against African Americans after an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by the US police and protests over the killing were met with a heavy crackdown. “The targeted discrimination against the black in America by the US police and the judicial system […]


Tehran-Riyadh relations taking normal course: Iran

Press TV -(Tue Aug 19, 2014) Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia are on a natural course, expressing hope for the promotion of ties between the two Middle East powers. “In general, Iran’s relations with the regional countries including Saudi Arabia are taking their normal course,” Afkham said on Tuesday. She pointed to the […]


Israel’s attacks on Gaza need serious UN reaction: Iran official

Press TV -(Tue Aug 19, 2014) A senior Iranian official has condemned Israeli raids on the UN sites in the blockaded Gaza Strip, saying the world body must give a “more serious” response to the assaults. In a Monday meeting with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos in Tehran, Iranian Deputy Foreign […]


Iran’s missile program, red line: Official

Press TV -(Tue Aug 19, 2014) Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says the country’s missile program is among its red lines, saying Tehran will not negotiate over its missile capability. On Monday, Reza Najafi said Iran’s defense capability will not be on the agenda of any nuclear negotiations with the International Atomic Energy […]


No nuclear deal with Sextet unless UNSC bans lifted: Iran FM

Press TV -(Mon Aug 18, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says there will be no agreement with the six world powers over Tehran’s nuclear energy program unless the UN Security Council’s sanctions against Iran are repealed. “The P5+1 members should implement their commitment for the annulment of the UN Security Council’s sanctions,” Zarif told reporters […]


Put pressure on Israel to remove Gaza siege: Iran

Press TV -(Mon Aug 18, 2014) Iran has called on the international community, particularly humanitarian organizations, to put pressure on Israel to totally remove the blockade on the war-stricken Gaza Strip. “It is necessary that the international community put pressure on the Zionist regime to completely remove Gaze siege and end the aggression,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh […]