‘Iran, S Arabia can improve ties between Muslims’

Press TV -(Mon Apr 21, 2014) Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has underlined the need for the expansion of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia as key to improvement of ties among other Muslim nations. At a Monday meeting with new Saudi Ambassador to Iran Abdulrahman bin Gharman al-Shihri in Tehran, Rafsanjani stressed […]

Iran deputy FM due in Yemen over abducted diplomat

Press TV -(Mon Apr 21, 2014) A senior Iranian official says he will soon travel to Yemen to pursue the case of an Iranian diplomat abducted in the Arab country last July. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told Fars news agency on Monday that kidnapped Nour Ahmad Nikbakht is in good […]

Iran’s Majlis condemns UK renewed sanctions

Press TV -(Sun Apr 20, 2014) Iranian lawmakers have issued a statement in condemnation of Britain’s recent move to renew sanctions against a number of the country’s individuals. “The British government, which has a history of colonial hostility toward Iran and whose uncalled-for interference in our country’s internal affairs has been exposed to all, in another move […]

Yemen identifies abductors of Iranian diplomat: Deputy FM

Press TV -(Sun Apr 20, 2014) An Iranian Foreign Ministry official says Yemeni authorities have identified the kidnappers of an Iranian diplomat who was abducted in Yemen last July. “Yemeni officials have announced that the people or groups behind abduction of [Nour Ahmad] Nikbakht have been identified, and that his whereabouts and other details are also being […]

Iran-Sextet dispute over Arak virtually resolved: Salehi

  Press TV -(Sat Apr 19, 2014) The dispute between Iran and six major world powers over Arak heavy-water reactor has been virtually resolved, says Ali Akbar Salehi, the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). Salehi said in an interview on Saturday that Tehran had proposed to the Sextet to redesign the Arak reactor […]

Next Iran-Sextet talks to be held in New York

Press TV -(Sat Apr 19, 2014) Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi says representatives from Iran and the six world powers will hold the next round of expert nuclear talks in New York in May. Araqchi said negotiations will be held from May 5-9 on the sidelines of a session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2015 […]

Iran will firmly stand up to any aggression: Rouhani

Press TV -(Fri Apr 18, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran’s Armed Forces will not allow any act of aggression against the country. During a speech at a ceremony marking the National Army Day on Friday, Rouhani said that Iran’s Armed Forces are seen as the anchor of stability in the region.“[Our] neighbors should know that […]

Iran receives 5th tranche of frozen assets: Deputy FM

Press TV -(Fri Apr 18, 2014) Iran’s deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs says the fifth tranche of Iran’s frozen oil revenues has been released. Abbas Araqchi said on Friday that another USD 450-million from Iran’s blocked oil revenues has been released and deposited to the account of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) in […]

All Iran nuclear activities fully transparent: IAEA envoy

Press TV -(Fri Apr 18, 2014) Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi says all dimensions of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program are fully transparent. Reacting to recent comments by IAEA chief Yukiya Amano on Iran’s nuclear work, Najafi said the remarks were “surprising” in light of “the current climate of cooperation” […]

Expansion of Iran, Turkey relations benefit region: Zarif

Press TV -(Thu Apr 17, 2014) The expansion of relations between Iran and Turkey is to the benefit of both countries and the region, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says. The top Iranian diplomat made the remarks on Thursday in a meeting in Tehran with Turkish Minister of Development Cevdet Yilmaz, who co-chairs the Iran-Turkey Joint […]