Israel attack on Syria to support terrorists: Iran official

Press TV -(Tue Dec 16, 2014) A senior Iranian official says the recent Israeli airstrikes on Syria were conducted in support of foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists operating against the Syrian government. “The recent intrusions by the [aircraft] of the Zionist regime [of Israel] into Syria’s airspace were an act against the national sovereignty and security of this country,” […]

Iran urges world to take firm action against terrorism

Press TV -(Tue Dec 16, 2014) Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Hossein Dehqani has called on the international community to adopt firm and urgent measures to counter violence and extremism amid growing terrorist activities across the world. “The Islamic Republic of Iran attaches special importance to any attempt to promote peace, tolerance, dialog and understanding […]

Iran-US talks satisfactory: Iranian negotiator

Press TV -(Tue Dec 16, 2014) A top Iranian nuclear negotiator has expressed satisfaction with the general atmosphere of the ongoing negotiations between representatives of the Islamic Republic and the United States over Iran’s nuclear program. Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, who is also Iran’s deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs, made the remarks after the two […]

Canberra ignored Iran’s warning on hostage taker: Iranian official

Press TV -(Tue Dec 16, 2014) A senior Iranian diplomat says the Australian government had ignored Iran’s repeated warnings about the criminal record of the man involved in the recent hostage-taking incident in Australia. Ebrahim Rahimpour, who serves as Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Asia and Oceania, said Iran had repeatedly informed the Australian government about the […]

West has no choice but to remove sanctions: Iran

Press TV -(Mon Dec 15, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that the West has no other choice but to lift the “cruel” sanctions against the Islamic Republic. President Rouhani made the remarks on Monday, saying that the P5+1 group of world powers must remove anti-Iran sanctions through interaction with Tehran. “They (the West) have no other […]

Iran’s missile capabilities not negotiable at all: Velayati

Press TV -(Mon Dec 15, 2014) A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has ruled out any negotiations whatsoever over the Islamic Republic’s defensive missile capabilities. “Iran’s missile issue is not up for any type of negotiation,” Ali Akbar Velayati told reporters on Monday. The senior Iranian official added that the […]

Iran strongly condemns hostage taking in Australia

Press TV -(Mon Dec 15, 2014) Iran has vehemently condemned hostage taking at a café in the Australia’s most populous city of Sydney. “Resorting to inhumane methods and creating terror and panic in the name of the divine religion of Islam is not justifiable under any circumstances,” Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Monday. She noted […]

Iran nuclear team leaves Tehran for Geneva

Press TV -(Mon Dec 15, 2014) The Iranian nuclear negotiating team has left Tehran for the Swiss city of Geneva for a fresh round of talks with the P5+1 group over Tehran’s nuclear program. The delegation led by Iran’s Deputy Foreign Ministers Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi left the Iranian capital for Geneva Monday morning. On Thursday, […]

Foreign meddling in Syria must stop: Iran official

Press TV -(Sun Dec 14, 2014) A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says foreign meddling in Syria must stop as a major step to the restoration of peace in the war-stricken country. “Foreign interference is the most significant reason behind the lack of stability and…sustainable peace in Syria,” Ali Akbar […]

No plan on Iran agenda to activate new centrifuges: Salehi

Press TV -(Sun Dec 14, 2014) Iran’s nuclear chief says nearly 9,000 centrifuges are presently operational in the country, stressing that Tehran will not activate more centrifuges as a sign of its goodwill during its talks with the P5+1. “We currently have nearly 20,000 installed centrifuges, some 9,000 of which are operating and another 9,000 centrifuges are […]