Europe can play more active role in final Iran deal: Zarif

Press TV -(Tue Jan 13, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Europe can play a more active role to facilitate a comprehensive nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1. The Iranian foreign minister made the remark in a Monday meeting with Greece’s new Ambassador to Tehran Georgios Ayfantis, who submitted his credentials to […]


No power can bring united Iraq to knees: Ayatollah Rafsanjani

Press TV -(Mon Jan 12, 2015) Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has praised the solidarity among all Iraqi groups in the face of the Takfiri violence plaguing the neighboring country, saying no power can bring such a nation to its knees. In a Monday meeting with visiting Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi al-Muntafiki in Tehran, the chairman of […]


Sponsors of terrorism facing backlash: Larijani

Press TV -(Sat Jan 10, 2015) Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani says those supporting terrorism in the Middle East have now been targeted with terrorist attacks in their own countries. Referring to the recent deadly terrorist attacks in France, Larijani said, “These incidents showed that the countries that were behind terrorism in the Middle East have […]


Dialog key to Korean Peninsula’s issues: Iran FM

Press TV -(Mon Jan 12, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has stressed the importance of dialog between the two Koreas to settle the peninsula’s issues. “We believe that issues of the Korean Peninsula should be settled through peaceful means,” Zarif said in a meeting with the new Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea […]


Russia must play more active role in nuclear talks: Iran FM

Press TV -(Mon Jan 12, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a more active Russian role will be crucial in accelerating a final deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries about Tehran’s nuclear program. In a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in Tehran on Monday, Zarif commended Moscow’s role in the process of […]


Iran denounces terrorist attack on Pakistani Shia mosque

Press TV -(Mon Jan 12, 2015) Iran has strongly condemned a recent deadly terrorist attack on a Shia mosque in the northeastern Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, warning that enemies would benefit from such moves. “The Islamic Republic of Iran denounces this terrorist act against innocent people and regards it as contravening the teachings of Islam and human […]


Violence, brutality deplorable anywhere: Rouhani

Press TV -(Sun Jan 11, 2015) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says violence and brutality are condemned in any country and against any nation regardless of race and religion. “For us, the massacre of the Iraqi, Pakistani, Afghan, Lebanese and Syrian people is as condemned as any act of terror in Paris, London, Berlin or Washington,” Rouhani said […]


Iran FM rejects Der Spiegel claims as ‘ridiculous’

Press TV -(Sun Jan 11, 2015) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rejected as “ridiculous” a report by the website of Germany’s Der Spiegel weekly claiming that Tehran is helping Syria build nuclear weapons. Speaking at a Sunday news conference with visiting Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides in Tehran, Zarif said such claims are part of […]


Mideast must focus on fight against terrorism, ISIL: Iran FM

Press TV -(Sun Jan 11, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged the countries in the Middle East to focus on the battle against terrorism, including the ISIL Takfiri extremism, as their main objective. “We should set the fight against terrorism and ISIL as the main objective in the region and some countries must change […]


Double standards in fight against terror must end, says Iran foreign minister

Press TV -(Sun Jan 11, 2015) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says there should be an end to the double-standard policies adopted by certain countries with regard to the issue of terrorism. Zarif made the remarks during a Sunday joint press conference with Foreign Minister of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides in the Iranian capital, Tehran. Referring to […]