EU extends freeze on Iran sanctions

Press TV -(Fri Jan 15, 2016) The European Union has extended a freeze it has placed on some of its nuclear-related sanctions against Iran by two weeks. The bloc had originally suspended the bans to facilitate talks between the Islamic Republic and world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program. The suspension was meant to expire six months after […]

Iran denounces deadly terror attacks in Indonesian capital

Press TV– (Thu Jan 14, 2016) Iran has strongly condemned the recent string of deadly explosions that rocked the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, saying the perpetrators of the “inhumane” act must be brought to justice. On Thursday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari voiced sympathy with the families of the victims as well as the Indonesian government and nation […]

US sailors drifting into Iran waters not hostile: Spokesman

Press TV -(Wed Jan 13, 2016) Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says the drifting of the US vessels into Iran’s territorial waters was no “hostile” act. “It was established that their presence in [Iran’s] sector was due to technical problems with the navigation systems” of the US vessels, Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Wednesday. He added that the US […]

JCPOA implementation expected at weekend: Iran

Press TV -(Wed Jan 13, 2016) A senior Iranian official says implementation day for Tehran’s historic nuclear deal with six world powers will not go beyond this weekend.  “The affairs are under way at a high pace and the latest details are being finalized today or tomorrow and it (implementation) will not be later than Saturday […]

Saudi Arabia actively sponsors terrorism, Zarif says

Press TV -(Mon Jan 11, 2016 ) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says some in Saudi Arabia are determined to drag the entire Middle East into confrontation. In an OP-ED for the New York Times published on Sunday, Zarif said that Riyadh’s “active sponsorship of violent extremism” is a global threat. Zarif noted that many acts […]

Saudi seeks to impose own will on other nations: Iran

Press TV -(Mon Jan 11, 2016) Following the recent Arab League statement against the Islamic Republic, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari says Saudi Arabia seeks to impose its own will on other nations to give the impression that Riyadh is not isolated and alone in its policies. “Saudi Arabia’s policy is based on imposing […]

Iran censures ‘deliberate’ Saudi raid on mission in Sana’a

Press TV -(Thu Jan 7, 2016) Iran has roundly condemned a “deliberate” air raid by Saudi warplanes on its embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, which injured a number of security forces guarding the diplomatic mission. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said Thursday the Saudi attack on Tehran’s embassy is a “violation of […]

Iran denies reports of Kuwait downgrading ties

Press TV -(Tue Jan 5, 2016) The Islamic Republic dismisses media reports that there has been a downgrade in the diplomatic relations between Iran and Kuwait after Saudi Arabia and Bahrain severed relations with Tehran. “The Kuwaiti ambassador traveled to his country only for consultation,” an informed source at Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. He added that such reports are […]

Iran, Denmark express willingness to expand ties

Press TV -(Mon Jan 4, 2016) Iran and Denmark have expressed their willingness to enhance bilateral relations in various fields, particularly in economy. Speaking at a Monday joint press conference with his Danish counterpart Kristian Jensen in Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the two sides can expand ties through diplomatic efforts. Referring to the ongoing crises […]

Iran advises Saudi to stop ‘hasty’ and ‘irrational’ moves

Press TV -(Mon Jan 4, 2016) Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has called on Saudi officials to stop taking “hasty” and “irrational” measures, in the wake of Riyadh’s decision to sever diplomatic ties with Tehran. Speaking in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Monday, Jahangiri said Saudi Arabia, not Iran, will be the one to suffer […]