Iran urges UN to help provide direct aid flights to Yemen

Press TV -(Fri May 15, 2015) A senior Iranian official has called on the UN and world countries to help send relief aid to Yemen through direct flights to the war-hit Arab country.   Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, made the request during a telephone conversation with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister […]


Iran, Iraq urge political solution to Yemen crisis

Press TV -(Thu May 14, 2015) Iran and Iraq have called for the cessation of the Saudi aggression against the Yemeni people, stressing the need for a peaceful solution to the crisis in the Arab country. In a joint statement by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Masum in Tehran on Thursday, the two sides urged collective […]


Iranian foreign minister rejects Obama’s anti-Iran remarks

Press TV -(Thu May 14, 2015) Iran’s top diplomat has dismissed US President Barack Obama’s recent anti-Iran remarks, saying the comments aim to please Washington’s Arab allies. Reacting to remarks by Obama, who called Iran a “state sponsor of terrorism” in an interview with Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the comments […]


Training, arming militants show West, allies insincerity: Iran

Press TV -(Thu May 14, 2015) A senior Iranian official says training and arming terrorists indicate the insincerity of western countries and their regional allies in the fight against terrorism. Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani (SNSC) made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Iraqi President Fuad Masum in the capital, Tehran, on Wednesday. During the meeting, […]


Iran complains to UNSC of Riyadh siege on Yemen

Press TV -(Thu May 14, 2015) Iran has lodged a complaint with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over Riyadh’s blockade on Yemen and Saudi Arabia’s blocking of aid deliveries to its neighboring country. In the letter of complaint, Iran’s envoy to the United Nations Golam Ali Khoshroo said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran has tried all means to alleviate the sufferings of the affected […]


Iran slams Israeli crimes on Nakba Day occasion

Press TV -(Thu May 14, 2015) Iran has condemned Israel’s crimes against Palestinians over the past decades on the occasion of Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe), when Israeli forces displaced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their land in 1948. The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Thursday, renewing its call for an end to the occupation of Palestinian territories. The ministry […]


Iran Foreign Ministry denounces deadly attack in Pakistan

Press TV -(Wed May 13, 2015) Iran denounces a terrorist attack in Pakistan’s seaport city of Karachi, which left more than 40 people dead. On Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham called the move “non-Islamic”. Up to 45 people were killed and some 13 injured after six gunmen entered a bus carrying Shia pilgrims and opened […]


IAEA access to non-nuclear sites to be based on Additional Protocol: Araqchi

Press TV -(Thu May 14, 2015) A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) inspections of Iran’s non-nuclear sites would merely be within the framework of the Additional Protocol to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), should the Islamic Republic approve to implement it. In a Thursday interview with Press TV, Abbas Araqchi, the Iranian deputy […]


Iran aid ship mission for Yemen coordinated with UN: Official

Press TV -(Thu May 14, 2015) Iran says the mission of an Iranian ship carrying humanitarian aid to Yemen has been coordinated with the United Nations (UN). Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Thursday that Iran has coordinated with the UN to prepare the ground for the ship to dock […]


Iran N-case must be brought back to IAEA: Official

Press TV -(Thu May 14, 2015) The case over Tehran’s nuclear program must referred back to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or a final nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers cannot be implemented, says an Iranian official. “Iran’s issue must be raised at the IAEA as an ordinary case or else it would be impossible to implement an agreement,” Iran’s Ambassador […]