Iran calls Senate report on CIA torture ‘shocking’

Press TV -(Thu Dec 11, 2014) Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has called a US Senate report on the CIA’s torture program “shocking”. “The content of this shocking report shows violence, extremism, and secrecy as institutionalized in the US security system,” Afkham said in a statement on Wednesday. She voiced concerns that the “illegal processes and […]


Iran dismisses (P)GCC’s claims on Persian Gulf islands

Press TV -(Thu Dec 11, 2014) Iran has lambasted the interfering stance adopted by Persian Gulf Arab states regarding the country’s ownership of three Persian Gulf islands, reiterating that the islands are an inseparable part of the Islamic Republic of Iran. “Rehashing the same meddlesome position on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s sovereignty over the [three Persian […]


Iran condemns killing of Palestinian minister by Israelis

Press TV -(Thu Dec 11, 2014) Iran has condemned the killing of senior Palestinian official Ziad Abu Ein by Israeli troops during a protest rally near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. “This act is another clear piece of evidence proving that the Zionist regime [of Israel] is criminal,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham […]


Iran position on terrorism right: Top diplomat

Press TV -(Thu Dec 11, 2014) Recent developments in the Middle East prove that Iran adopted the right approach vis-à-vis terrorism, says a top Iranian official. The remark was made by Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a meeting with former Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour on the sidelines of the […]


Final nuclear deal possible if Iran bans removed: IAEA envoy

Press TV -(Thu Dec 11, 2014) Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says a “lasting” solution to Tehran’s nuclear issue can be found if all the sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic are removed. Speaking on the sidelines of a Thursday meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors, Reza Najafi said Tehran and the […]


10 Iranian strategies to combat terrorism and extremism in the region and world / President proposes Dec 18 as World Day against Violence and Extremism

Tue Dec 9, 2014 -President Hassan Rouhani stressed the importance of enhancing efforts by all governments and peace-loving movements to optimize coordination, interaction, understanding, cooperation and zeal worldwide to fight violence and extremism. He made the remarks here on Tuesday in his opening speech to the international conference on World against Violence and Extremism (WAVE). President […]


Global oil price fall political scenario: Rouhani

Press TV -(Wed Dec 10, 2014) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the current drop in global crude prices is not simply an economic issue, but rather a political plot by some countries. “The fall in crude price is not merely an economic issue. Rather, it is caused by a plot and political planning by certain […]


US-led coalition fighting ISIL fake, ineffective: Larijani

Press TV -(Wed Dec 10, 2014) Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani describes “fake” the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the ISIL Takfiri group in Iraq and Syria. “The current coalition against the ISIL is fabricated and ineffective,” Larijani said in a meeting with Muhammad Nasr, a political bureau member of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, and a […]


Strikes don’t make Israel more secure: Iran official

Press TV -(Wed Dec 10, 2014) A senior Iranian official says Israel’s recent airstrikes against Syria do not work in any way to make the Tel Aviv regime more secure. Such measures do not have any bearing on Israel’s growing insecurity, said Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani in reference to the aerial attacks […]


Iran, P5+1 to hold next round of talks at deputy level: Zarif

Press TV -(Wed Dec 10, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the next round of talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group will be held at the deputy level. We are working to determine a date in December for the resumption of talks over Iran’s nuclear program, Zarif said, adding that the next round of […]