Iran’s UN envoy warns of increasing terrorism in Afghanistan

Press TV -(Tue Mar 17, 2015) The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations has warned that the recent increase in armed attacks, acts of violence and terror in Afghanistan should be a matter of deep concern for all regional countries. “Insecurity, instability and poverty provide the most fertile grounds for the rapid growth and reemergence of violent […]

Iran, Indonesia paying price for fighting terrorism: Rouhani

Press TV -(Mon Mar 16, 2015) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran and Indonesia are two leading Islamic nations that have paid a huge price for their fight against extremism and terrorism. At a Sunday meeting with the Indonesian president’s special envoy to the Middle East, Alwi Shihab, Rouhani said that Tehran and Jakarta should play their role […]

Iran sanctions must be scrapped all at once: MPs

Press TV -(Mon Mar 16, 2015) Iranian lawmakers have overwhelmingly demanded the removal of all sanctions against the country as a prerequisite for the implementation of any comprehensive nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1. In a statement on Monday, 260 lawmakers said the lifting of all the sanctions and the closure of Iran’s nuclear dossier at the UN […]

Solutions to nuclear issues at hand: Iran FM

Press TV -(Mon Mar 16, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says solutions to outstanding nuclear issues with the P5+1 countries are at hand although differences still remain between the two sides. “We are closer to a solution in some cases and it can therefore be said that solutions are at hand, but in some cases solutions are still […]

Iran slams terrorist attacks in Pakistan’s Lahore

Press TV -(Mon Mar 16, 2015) Iran has condemned the twin bomb attacks in a Christian neighborhood of the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore by Pakistani militants. “The Islamic Republic of Iran has always stressed peaceful coexistence among followers of divine religions and believes that a flare-up of violence and radical groups getting stronger will have an unfavorable impact on peace, stability and […]

Dialogue to help solve problems in Yemen: Iran official

Press TV -(Mon Mar 16, 2015) Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says dialogue among all political parties will help resolve the crisis in Yemen. Amir-Abdollahian said in a meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in Oman’s capital, Muscat, on Monday, that continuation of dialogue among all political […]

Tehran welcomes Riyadh’s readiness to engage in talks

Press TV -(Mon Mar 16, 2015) A senior Iranian diplomat has welcomed Saudi Arabia’s decision to take part in security talks with the Islamic Republic. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, who serves as Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, on Monday described as a positive step Saudi Arabia’s declaration of its preparedness for the establishment of a Tehran-Riyadh security committee. […]

The Missing Ingredient in the Iran and P5+1 Negotiations

The World Post -(Mon Mar 16, 2015) By the Right Reverend John Bryson Chane, D.D. Washington, D.C. — A missing voice in negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 is that of the global interreligious community. It is astounding that this voice has either been intentionally muted by the American media or, even worse, discredited by our own […]

GOP’s Iran letter undermined US legal standing: Larijani

Press TV -(Sun Mar 15, 2015) Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani says the letter by the US Republican senators shows the influence of the Zionist lobby on the country’s political scene, saying the move undermined the US’s legal standing in the global community. The senators’ move in writing the letter explains the reason behind the international community’s growing […]

Iran urges cooperation with Turkey to counter Islamophobia

Press TV -(Sun Mar 15, 2015) Iran’s first vice president says cooperation between Iran and Turkey could effectively foil the Zionists’ plots aimed at promoting Islamophobia in the world as the two nations play a major role in resolving current disputes of the Muslim world. Es’haq Jahangiri said Sunday that Tehran and Ankara should expand their collaboration […]