Failure of Iran nuclear talks won’t be end of world: Zarif

Press TV -(Tue Jun 23, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says it will not be “the end of the world” if the Islamic Republic and six world powers fail to reach a final comprehensive nuclear deal, stressing that the Iranian nation is ready to make sacrifices for the sake of its own rights and dignity. […]

Extremism in Afghanistan threat to regional security: Iran

Press TV -(Tue Jun 23, 2015) Deputy Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Gholam Hossein Dehqani has warned against a spike in violence in Afghanistan, saying the activities of extremist elements in the war-torn state pose a security threat to Iran and the entire region. In a speech at a Monday UN Security Council meeting on […]

Iran, Syria on united front against terrorism: Syrian minister

Press TV -(Tue Jun 23, 2015) The Syrian interior minister has hailed Iran’s support for his country in the face of terror threats, saying both the Islamic Republic and Syria are on a united front against terrorism in the Middle East. In a Tuesday meeting with Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic […]

Iran urges dialogue to resolve Yemen crisis

  Press TV -(Tue Jun 23, 2015) A senior Iranian diplomat says the ongoing crisis in Yemen can be resolved solely through political means. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, made the remarks during a telephone conversation with Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the United Nations special envoy to Yemen, on Monday. “The […]

Iran-P5+1 nuclear talks at sensitive stage: Rouhani

Press TV -(Mon Jun 22, 2015) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries over Tehran’s nuclear program have reached a sensitive stage. “The issue of negotiations relates to the whole country and we hope that we will be able to reach an acceptable and promising result while preserving the nation’s […]

Intense days ahead as Iran nuclear deadline draws closer: Zarif

Press TV -(Mon Jun 22, 2015) The Iranian foreign minister says Iran-P5+1 talks on Tehran’s nuclear program are entering very intensive days, saying political will remains the key to reaching a final agreement by the self-imposed June 30 deadline.   “We discussed how we can expedite the discussions in Vienna for the next few difficult days that we have […]

Good nuclear deal more important than meeting deadline: Zarif

Press TV -(Mon Jun 22, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says reaching a good deal with the P5+1 group of countries on Tehran’s nuclear program has priority over meeting the self-imposed June 30 deadline, Press TV reports. “We have always tried to finish the job (resolving Iran’s nuclear issue) at the earliest possible opportunity. Of course, reaching a good and appropriate agreement […]

Iran, Syria urge firm fight against ISIL terrorists

Press TV -(Mon Jun 22, 2015) Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli says ISIL Takfiri terrorists are seeking to distort the image of Islam, urging serious fight against terrorism and extremism. “They (the ISIL terrorists) are tarnishing both the holy name of Islam and the objectives of Islam through extremist approaches, violence and by resorting to intimidation and […]

Differences somewhat reduced on Iran nuclear deal: Negotiator

Press TV -(Mon Jun 22, 2015) A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says gaps between Iran and six major world powers over the final text of a possible comprehensive deal on Tehran’s atomic case have partly narrowed, yet progress has not been made as expected. “Differences of opinion on the text of a comprehensive agreement have been reduced to some extent, but not […]

Iran MPs endorse bill on nuclear rights

Press TV -(Sun Jun 21, 2015)Iranian lawmakers have unanimously approved the broad lines of a bill requiring the government to safeguard Iran’s nuclear rights as an end-of-month deadline draws closer for Iran and six world powers to reach a final nuclear deal. During an open session of the Iranian parliament (Majlis) on Sunday, 199 lawmakers voted […]