Iran final nuclear deal to serve world economy: Rouhani

Press TV -(Thu Aug 21, 2014) Iran’s president says achievement of a permanent nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany will benefit the entire world economy. “Iran is seriously determined to reach agreement and entente and we hope that the opposite party will also have serious […]

Zionists’ Iranophobia campaign foiled: Zarif

Press TV -(Thu Aug 21, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic has foiled plots by the Israeli regime and its supporters to portray the country as a global threat. Zarif told the Iranian state television on Wednesday that through the process of nuclear negotiations with the West, Tehran has thwarted the anti-Iran […]

Iran’s Zarif urges closer ties with African countries

Press TV -(Thu Aug 21, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has underscored the need to forge closer ties between the Islamic Republic and African countries. “We should try to have a kind of relationship with Africa which is deep, logical, based on mutual interests and far from superficiality,” said Zarif in Tehran in a meeting with […]

Failure to reach P5+1 nuclear deal no catastrophe: Iran

Press TV -(Thu Aug 21, 2014) A top Iranian official says no “catastrophe” will happen if Tehran and six world powers fail to reach a final agreement over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program. “The Geneva deal has provided an opportunity for us to reach a final deal; however, even if we don’t reach an agreement … […]

Iran helping Iraqis, Kurds in ISIL fight: Deputy FM

Press TV -(Wed Aug 20, 2014) Iran has advised Iraq in its fight against ISIL Takfiri terrorists and has provided the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region with similar help, says a senior Iranian official. Tehran has not sent any weapons or dispatched any troops to the neighboring country for this purpose, said Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and […]

Iranian president slams ‘murderous’ Israeli regime

Press TV -(Wed Aug 20, 2014) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at Israel after the Zionist regime resumed pounding the besieged Gaza Strip, saying Tel Aviv is a murderous regime. The Israeli regime renewed its merciless onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip on Tuesday ahead of the expiration of a recently-agreed truce at 2100 GMT. […]

Iran defense prowess thwarts enemy bids for aggression: Zarif

Press TV -(Wed Aug 20, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic will not allow enemies to launch an act of aggression against the country’s territory. Visiting different sectors of the Iranian defense industries on Wednesday, Zarif praised various achievements made by the Islamic Republic in the defense sector over the past few years. “[Our] […]

US policy on terrorism paradoxical: Iran

Press TV -(Wed Aug 20, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has censured the United States for its double standards on terrorism, saying there are paradoxes in Washington’s behavior on this ominous phenomenon. “The behavior of US officials in confronting terrorism is not…genuine, and unfortunately is full of contradiction,” Marzieh Afkham said at her weekly press conference on […]

Iran nuclear deal tied to Sextet goodwill: FM spokeswoman

Press TV -(Wed Aug 20, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has expressed optimism about the achievement of a final nuclear deal should the Sextet of world powers show goodwill. “I believe that if the P5+1 group (permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) shows goodwill, the talks can reach a result. Achievement of an agreement […]

Egypt delay on Iran Gaza aid delivery unjustifiable: Diplomat

Press TV -(Wed Aug 20, 2014) A senior Iranian diplomat has criticized Cairo’s “unjustifiable” foot-dragging in giving permission to Iran’s aid flights bound for the Gaza Strip via Egypt. “Although a long time has passed since Iran’s request, no flight permit has been issued yet for delivering this [food and medical] aid to Gaza via Egypt,” Iran’s […]