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 […]


Iran reliable partner for all neighbors: Official

Press TV -(Thu Apr 17, 2014) A high-ranking Iranian official says the Islamic Republic supports collective and all-out cooperation in the Persian Gulf region, describing Iran as a committed and dependable partner for all of its neighboring states. On Thursday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian described collective cooperation in the Persian […]


Iran stresses ties with African states

Press TV -(Thu Apr 17, 2014) The Islamic Republic of Iran has underlined the significance of relations between Tehran and African countries. In a Wednesday meeting with Burundian president’s special envoys Sharisf Majid Abdulrahman and Leonard Comana in Tehran, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian attached special importance to dialog and consultation between Tehran […]


Iran keen to boost defense ties with Azerbaijan: VP

Press TV -(Wed Apr 16, 2014) Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri says Iran is ready to further develop defense ties with the Republic of Azerbaijan. In a meeting with Azeri Defense Minister Colonel General Zakir Hasanov on Tuesday in Tehran, Jahangiri said that Iran is willing to share its experiences in building military equipment with Azerbaijan […]