Iran urges regional cooperation to tackle terrorism

Press TV -(Fri Oct 24, 2014) A senior Iranian official has expressed the Islamic Republic’s readiness to cooperate with Muslim countries, including Turkey and Saudi Arabia, to counter the growing threat of terrorism in the Middle East region. “Iran welcomes any bilateral and regional cooperation with Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Muslim countries in the region […]

Lebanon defense minister: Iran visit came off well

Press TV -(Thu Oct 23, 2014) Lebanon’s defense minister has said that his recent three-day visit to the Islamic Republic came off well. Samir Moqbel said on Thursday that he held positive negotiations with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani among other Iranian political and military officials during the visit to the Iranian capital, Tehran, last week. The Lebanese […]

Iran not to regress to state before nuclear talks: Rouhani

Press TV -(Thu Oct 23, 2014) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has envisaged a successful ending to the ongoing nuclear talks between Tehran and six major world powers, saying the Islamic Republic will not regress to the state before the negotiations. “I just want to restate that we will not go back to the situation in the past; […]

Iran fully backs Iraq against terrorists

Press TV -(Thu Oct 23, 2014) Iran has reiterated its full support for the Iraqi government and nation in the face of threats posed by terrorist groups. According to a joint press statement by Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, released at the end of the latter’s visit to Tehran, “The […]

US anti-terrorism campaign suspicious: Iran official

Press TV -(Thu Oct 23, 2014) A senior Iranian official has questioned the United States’ honesty in claiming that it intends to combat terrorism, citing Washington’s record of supporting terrorist groups. In a meeting with Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mehdi in Tehran on Wednesday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani pointed to the US’s […]

Expert-level nuclear talks useful: Iran official

Press TV -(Thu Oct 23, 2014) Head of Iran’s delegation at expert-level nuclear talks in Vienna says representatives of the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group conducted two days of useful, explicit negotiations. Hamid Ba’eedinejad, who also serves as the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s director general for political and international affairs, said the two sides held intensive talks […]

Unity, political requisite for region: Rafsanjani

Press TV -(Wed Oct 22, 2014)  Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has underscored the need for unity among Islamic countries under current circumstances in the Islamic world. In a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Tehran on Wednesday, Hashemi Rafsanjani said enemies of Islam always use “division and rifts” in […]

Iran categorically rejects Reuters compromise report

Press TV -(Wed Oct 22, 2014) Iran has categorically rejected a report by Reuters alleging that the Islamic Republic has sought partial removal of the sanctions imposed on the country over its nuclear energy program. “This issue is not right at all,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afkham said, referring to the Tuesday report, which had alleged […]

Coalition should cut off financial aid for ISIL: Afkham

Press TV -(Wed Oct 22, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry says the US-led coalition purporting to fight the Takfiri ISIL terrorists should cut off the financial lifeline of the militants. “The anti-ISIL coalition should take its first step by preventing financial support for the ISIL and this is the expectation of the public opinion in the region and […]

Cut financial aid to terrorists, Iran president tells West

Press TV -(Tue Oct 21, 2014) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran has no trust in the sincerity of governments claiming to be fighting the ISIL Takfiri militants. “We have no trust and confidence in the honesty of those making these remarks (against ISIL) and believe that the issue of ISIL and […]