Iran slams Israel’s attack on Palestinians in al-Aqsa

Press TV -(Mon Apr 14, 2014) Iran has strongly condemned the Israeli regime’s despicable attack on Palestinians at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in al-Quds (Jerusalem). “Al-Aqsa mosque is in the hearts of Muslims and evil efforts by the Zionist regime [of Israel] to violate the sanctity of this divine sanctuary will bear no fruit,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry […]


Iran can take envoy case to UN: Deputy FM

Press TV -(Mon Apr 14, 2014) Tehran says it can pursue through the UN the issue of the United States’ visa denial to Iran’s newly-appointed envoy to the UN, Hamid Aboutalebi.   “We can follow up on the issue through the UN Secretariat and contact UN Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon],” said Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and […]


Iran determined to resolve nuclear issue: Rafsanjani

Press TV -(Sun Apr 13, 2014) Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has underscored the Islamic Republic’s determination to help resolve the dispute over its nuclear energy program. At a Saturday meeting of the Expediency Council, Ayatollah Rafsanjani pointed to Iran’s nuclear negotiations with six world powers and noted, “The world should know that […]


Iran to litigate US over UN pick decision

Press TV -(Sun Apr 13, 2014) A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic will file a lawsuit against the United States over its decision to deny visa to Tehran’s newly-appointed ambassador to the United Nations, Hamid Aboutalebi. “The official mechanisms for following up the case have been activated, and are underway,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh […]


Iran-UAE FMs to chair 2nd joint commission

Press TV -(Sun Apr 13, 2014) Iran and the United Arab Emirates are set to hold their 2nd high joint commission in Abu Dhabi, a senior Iranian diplomat says. “The second high joint commission between Iran and the [United Arab] Emirates will be held in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday with the presence of the two countries’ foreign […]


Iran presents Wind Towers file to UNESCO World Heritage

Press TV -(Sun Apr 13, 2014) Iran has presented the historical structure of Wind Towers file to the UNESCO for a possible inscription on the World Heritage list of the organization. The historical records of the structure were compiled in a file by cultural heritage experts and delivered to UNESCO last week, the deputy director of the […]


US visa denial to Iran’s UN pick unwise: Iranian mission

Press TV -(Sat Apr 12, 2014) The Iranian mission to the United Nations has condemned Washington’s ‘unwise’ decision to deny visa to Tehran’s newly-appointed UN envoy. In a Saturday statement, the Iranian mission said Washington’s decision to not issue a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi is in breach of international treaties.“This unwise decision is a clear violation of […]


Sensitivity to Iran-Russia ties illogical: Tehran

Press TV -(Fri Apr 11, 2014) Iran has dismissed as “illogical” certain countries’ sensitivity toward Tehran’s cooperation with Russia, saying Tehran-Moscow relations are “running their normal course.” “Iran and Russia enjoy great potential for cooperation and expansion of economic and trade relations,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Saturday.Officials from both countries pay due regard […]


Iran seeking no alternative for its UN pick: Diplomat

Press TV -(Sat Apr 12, 2014) Iran is not considering any replacement for its newly-appointed ambassador to the United Nations Hamid Aboutalebi who has been denied a visa by the US, a top Iranian diplomat says. “We are considering no alternative to replace Mr. Aboutalebi and are pursuing the issue through legal mechanisms,” said Iranian Deputy Foreign […]


Iran rejects UK Foreign Office human rights report

Press TV -(Fri Apr 11, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry has denounced a recent report by the UK Foreign Ministry on human rights situation in Iran as biased. Criticizing the report on Friday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said Iran has a good cooperation on improving human rights across the world, and stresses on respect for other […]