Iran not to rest until terror defeated: Zarif

Press TV- (Mon Jul 4, 2016) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran will not give up the fight against terrorism until terrorists and their ideology are defeated. “We should not and will not rest until those behind terror in Istanbul, Dhaka, and now Baghdad, and their ideology are defeated,” Zarif wrote in a […]


Iranian President Rouhani urges firm action over Saudi embassy raids

Press TV- (Tue Jun 28, 2016 ) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for firm judicial action against the individuals involved in raids on Saudi diplomatic perimeters in two Iranian cities back in January. Addressing a ceremony that marked the beginning of the Judiciary Week in Iran on Tuesday, President Rouhani emphasized the importance of […]


Jordan wants to boost diplomatic ties with Iran

Press TV- (Tue Jun 21, 2016) Jordan’s Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh says his country seeks to boost diplomatic relations with Iran. Judeh, who is also Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister, made the comments during talks with Iranian Ambassador to Amman Mojtaba Ferdosipour. He expressed hope that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would pay a visit to Amman […]


Iran MPs rap UN removal of Saudi Arabia from child abuse list

Press TV- (Tue Jun 21, 2016) Over 200 Iranian lawmakers have condemned the United Nations for removing Saudi Arabia from a blacklist for overwhelmingly violating children’s rights in Yemen, a member of the Parliament’s Presiding Board says. “In his recent move, the United Nations Secretary General [Ban Ki-moon] dropped the name of the Al Saud […]


Iran’s Foreign Ministry appoints new spokesman

Press TV- (Sun Jun 19, 2016) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has appointed the Foreign Ministry’s new spokesman, who will also head the ministry’s Center for Public and Media Diplomacy. In a decree on Sunday, Zarif appointed Bahram Qasemi as the new Foreign Ministry spokesman. Qasemi replaces Hossein Jaberi Ansari, who held the position since November […]


Anti-terror fight requires common global strategy: Iran

Press TV- (Tue Jun 14, 2016) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the fight against extremism and terrorism requires a common global strategy. “All must understand that this (terrorism) is an international problem and needs an international solution,” Zarif said in an address to the 2016 Oslo Forum on Tuesday. He added that using terrorism […]


‘Iran, Russia, Syria resolute in fighting terror’

Press TV- (Fri Jun 10, 2016) Iran’s top security chief says a trilateral meeting of defense ministers in Tehran indicates that Russia, Syria and Iran are determined in countering Takfiri terrorists.  Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani met separately with Russian and Syrian Defense Ministers Sergei Shoigu and Fahad Jassem Freij in Tehran on […]


Iran renews call for rationality over Mideast crises

Press TV- (Tue Jun 7, 2016) A senior Iranian diplomat has reiterated the Islamic Republic’s stance on the necessity of solving conflicts in the Middle East through rationality and diplomacy. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks during a meeting with Tsukasa Uemura, director-general of Middle Eastern and African Affairs […]


Iran sole country in Middle East with free elections: Zarif

Press TV- (Wed Jun 1, 2016) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is the sole country in the Middle East region with free elections. The top Iranian diplomat made the remark during a joint press conference with his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallstrom at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday. Answering a question […]


Iran FM urges US to take more steps over nuclear deal

Press TV- (Tue May 31, 2016) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the US should take more steps toward   guaranteeing trade and banking relations with Iran under last year’s nuclear agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries.   “Certain measures have been carried out by the US to guarantee that banks […]