Iran commiserates with Malaysia on jetliner crash

Press TV -(Fri Jul 18, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has offered condolences to the Malaysian nation and government over a Malaysian airliner crash in east Ukraine which killed all 295 people aboard. In a message to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, the president said that he was deeply saddened by the tragic incident. In his message, President […]


Iran may agree to nuclear talks extension: Rouhani

Press TV -(Fri Jul 18, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic may agree to an extension of the ongoing nuclear talks with the P5+1 beyond the July 20 deadline.  Rouhani said at a meeting on Thursday night that Tehran will agree to the extension of the talks provided that the other side proves that […]


Iran best protected against Takfiri terror: Zarif

Press TV -(Fri Jul 18, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has described the Islamic Republic as the “best protected” Middle Eastern state against the fresh wave of extremism fueled by Takfiri terrorists. In an interview with the CNN published on Thursday, the top Iranian diplomat warned that the acts of violence perpetrated by extremist militants […]


Secretary of Iran SNSC meets with Iraqi PM in Baghdad

Press TV -(Fri Jul 18, 2014) Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani has met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad to discuss the ongoing developments in Iraq. During the Friday meeting in the Iraqi capital, Maliki hailed recent victories of the Iraqi armed forces against Takfiri terrorists and extended his gratitude […]


Iran, P5+1 should reach balanced nuclear deal: Zarif

Press TV -(Fri Jul 18, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran and the P5+1 group need to reach a “balanced” nuclear deal to make sure it will remain a “lasting” agreement. In an interview with the CNN published on Thursday, Zarif said the six states – the US, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany […]


Rouhani sends message to Bahrain king on Gaza: Iran

Press TV -(Thu Jul 17, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has sent a message to Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on the ongoing crisis in Gaza and the Israeli atrocities against Palestinians, says Iran’s Foreign Ministry. “The president’s message to Bahrain’s king is about the condemnation of the Zionist regime [of Israel]’s crimes against the […]


Qatar speaker invited for Gaza meeting in Tehran

Press TV -(Thu Jul 17, 2014) Iran’s Majlis speaker has invited his Qatari counterpart to attend a meeting of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation Member States’ (PUIC) Presidential Troika in Tehran next week. Ali Larijani’s invitation for Chairman of Qatar Advisory Council Mohamed bin Mubarak Al-Khulaifi was submitted by Iran’s chargé d’affaires […]


Mutual understanding needed in N-talks: Zarif

Press TV -(Thu Jul 17, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says “common understanding” is needed for the nuclear negotiations to bear fruit. On Thursday, Zarif said Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council– the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China – plus Germany may need to extend the July 20 deadline […]


No decision yet on suspension of nuclear talks: Zarif

Press TV -(Thu Jul 17, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed reports about an agreement on the suspension of the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group. “No decision has been made and what has been said is speculation,” Zarif said on Wednesday. Zarif made the remarks in reaction to media speculations that […]


Syria ballots forged national unity, foiled enemy plots: Iran

Press TV -(Thu Jul 17, 2014) Tehran says Syria will be able to thwart enemy plots and tread the path of progress through the national unity achieved as a result of the high turnout in the Arab country’s recent presidential election.  Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham in a message on Wednesday congratulated Bashar al-Assad on his inauguration […]