Iran welcomes nomination of new Yemeni premier

Press TV -(Tue Oct 14, 2014) Iran has welcomed the nomination of Khaled Mahafoudh Bahah as Yemen’s new prime minister to form the national unity government in the Arab country. Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Tuesday expressed hope that the establishment of the unity government would help restore stability, security and peace to Yemen. Yemen’s […]

Governments can’t be toppled through terrorism: Iran official

Press TV -(Tue Oct 14, 2014) A senior Iranian diplomat has voiced Tehran’s opposition to the instigation of militancy in Syria, saying sponsors of terrorism have launched a military campaign in the region to serve their own interests.  “No one can use terrorism to topple governments, and people should decide for their own in this regard,” Deputy […]

US efforts against ISIL not real: Leader

Press TV -(Mon Oct 13, 2014) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei says efforts by the US and its allies against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists are not genuine. “If anyone fuels the fire in this regard, he or she will definitely be helping sinister America and Britain which are the creators of the ISIL […]

World recognizes Iran’s nuclear rights, deal is certain: Rouhani

Press TV -(Mon Oct 13, 2014) President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran and the Sextet of world powers will “certainly” reach a deal on Iran’s nuclear power as the group has come to recognize the country’s nuclear rights. The Iranian president made the remarks during a TV interview aired on Iran’s IRIB on Monday night. “Anyway, we will […]

Joint effort needed against Mideast terrorism: Larijani

Press TV -(Mon Oct 13, 2014) Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has underscored the need for a comprehensive campaign against terrorist groups across the Middle East. At a Monday meeting with Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri on the sidelines of the 131st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, Larijani called for Tehran-Baghdad cooperation to counter […]

Lebanon welcomes Iran’s military aid: Larijani

Press TV -(Mon Oct 13, 2014) Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says his Lebanese counterpart, Nabih Berri, supports the Islamic Republic’s provision of military aid for the Lebanese army. Speaking to reporters in Geneva on Monday, Larijani added that order and security in the region will increase with the strengthening of the defensive power of the Lebanese […]

Saudis’ stance on Iran conflicts with diplomatic talks: Amir-Abdollahian

Press TV -(Mon Oct 13, 2014) Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has strongly responded to remarks by Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal, saying they are “at odds with the atmosphere of the diplomatic negotiations between the two countries.” On Monday, the high-ranking Foreign Ministry official called on Riyadh to watch out […]

Big powers created terrorist groups to achieve objectives: Larijani

Press TV -(Sun Oct 12, 2014) Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says big powers created terrorist groups in the Middle East to achieve their own objectives. Addressing a gathering in Iran’s central city of Isfahan on Saturday, Larijani said that the Islamic Republic is strongly opposed to extremism and terrorism in the region. Referring to the heinous […]

Iran’s Larijani to attend IPU confab in Geneva

Press TV -(Sun Oct 12, 2014) Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani is scheduled to visit Switzerland to partake in a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly. Larijani, who will leave Tehran for Geneva on Sunday afternoon along with a parliamentary delegation, will deliver a speech at the 131st IPU assembly on Tuesday. Over 700 lawmakers from […]

Iran backs countries truly fighting ISIL: Velayati

Press TV -(Sun Oct 12, 2014) A senior Iranian official has cast doubt on the efficiency of the so-called coalition led by the US against the ISIL militants, expressing Tehran’s support for countries sincerely battling the terrorist group. “The Islamic Republic of Iran supports friendly countries, which are fighting terrorism and countering the ISIL,” Ali Akbar Velayati, […]