Any nuclear deal much better than no deal: Zarif

Press TV -(Thu Sep 18, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says any deal between Iran and the P5+1 on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program is much better than no agreement at all. “I still believe that’s (a final deal) a possibility. The only problem is how this could be presented to some domestic constituencies — primarily […]

Iran hits out at US policies toward ISIL

Press TV -(Thu Sep 18, 2014) A senior Iranian official has lashed out at the US policies toward the ISIL Takfiri group, saying Washington has adopted double standards vis-a-vis the terrorist group. “The new US policy on the ground toward the ISIL is still duplicitous,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on […]

NAM hails Iran’s implementation of IAEA transparency measures

Press TV -(Thu Sep 18, 2014) The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has praised Iran’s implementation of three out of five nuclear transparency measures agreed with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in May. In a statement issued on Thursday, NAM welcomed the implementation of the transparency measures by the August 25 deadline and said Iran and the IAEA […]

President Rouhani slams US-led coalition against ISIL

Press TV -(Wed Sep 17, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called the US-led coalition against the ISIL terrorists “ridiculous”. Rouhani made the remarks in an exclusive interview with NBC News in Tehran on Wednesday, saying the coalition members include those who provided the ISIL with weapons and training. President Rouhani reiterated that Iran will not allow […]

Final N-deal needs tough work, hard decisions: Zarif

Press TV -(Wed Sep 17, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says any final agreement between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 over Tehran’s nuclear energy program requires hard decisions. Zarif on Wednesday expressed optimism over the clinching of a final nuclear deal with the six world powers, but stressed that it would require a lot […]

Anti-ISIL coalition aimed at protecting Israel: Iran official

Press TV -(Wed Sep 17, 2014) The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council says the US-led so-called international coalition against the Takfiri ISIL group is aimed at protecting the Israeli regime. “The alliance of the ISIL creators for confronting this terrorist group is an effort to forge safe borders for the Zionist regime rather than bring […]

Anti-ISIL coalition mere joke, says Iran president

Press TV -(Tue Sep 16, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has cast doubt on the sincerity of the so-called coalition to fight terrorism, saying it is a “joke” that the countries which have supported and financed militant groups now seek to fight terrorism.    “It is a joke that the countries which trained, equipped and financed terrorist […]

West pursues its own interests in fighting terrorism: Rafsanjani

Press TV -(Tue Sep 16, 2014) A senior Iranian official has criticized the West for its double standards on terrorism, arguing that certain Western states support terrorist groups at the same time that they claim to be fighting others. “Unfortunately, West divides terrorism into two groups of good and bad and supports some while fighting others according […]

Iran urges more EU role in nuclear talks: Zarif

Press TV -(Tue Sep 16, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the European Union (EU) to play a more active role for the conclusion of a final deal over Tehran’s nuclear energy program. Iran expects the EU to play a more active role in the talks between Tehran and the P5+1 so that […]

Iran FM criticizes Norway’s expulsion of Iranian students

Press TV -(Tue Sep 16, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized Norway for cancelling residence permits of a dozen post-graduate science students from Iran, saying the move will be detrimental to Oslo. “The expulsion of Iranian students has had adverse consequences on our public opinion and academic circles and this is detrimental to Norway,” […]