Iran develops new generation of centrifuges: AEOI chief

Press TV -(Wed Aug 27, 2014) Iran’s nuclear chief says the Islamic Republic has tested a new generation of centrifuges under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). “We have declared our latest generation of centrifuges, i.e. IR-8, whose SWU (Separative Work Unit) is 24, to the Agency,” Ali Akbar Salehi, the director of the […]


Barzani hails Iran’s support for Iraqi Kurds in fighting ISIL

Press TV -(Tue Aug 26, 2014) President of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masoud Barzani has praised Iran for supporting Iraqi Kurds in their fight against the Takfiri ISIL militants. Speaking in a joint press conference with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday, Barzani added that Iran was the first country that supplied the Kurdish […]


Iran foreign minister arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan region

Press TV -(Tue Aug 26, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region for the second leg of his two-day visit to the Arab country. On Tuesday, Zarif held talks with top officials of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), including President Masoud Barzani, in Erbil, to discuss threat from Takfiri ISIL militants […]


Iran foreign minister meets Iraq’s senior cleric

Press TV -(Tue Aug 26, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met and held talks with Iraq’s senior Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. The meeting was held in the Iraqi city of Najaf on Monday. The Iranian foreign minister also met with other senior Shia clerics in Iraq, including Ayatollah Mohammad Saeed al-Hakim, Ayatollah […]


Iran helped Iraqi Kurds in fighting ISIL: Minister

Press TV -(Tue Aug 26, 2014) Iran’s interior minister says the Islamic Republic recently helped Kurdish fighters in Iraq in their battle against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the Kurdistan region. Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on Monday that officials of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) requested Iran’s assistance, which included consultations and organizing Kurdish forces. The Iranian minister […]


Iran warns of humanitarian crisis in Iraq’s Amerli

Press TV -(Tue Aug 26, 2014) Iran has warned against a humanitarian catastrophe in the northern Iraqi town of Amerli and the killing of civilians by terrorists, urging swift international action to help people in the area besieged by the Takfiri ISIL militants. Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Tuesday commended two-month resistance of people in […]


Iran rejects foreign intervention, use of force in Libya

Press TV -(Tue Aug 26, 2014) Iran has voiced its opposition to any foreign intervention and the use of force in Libya, stressing that Libyan people should determine their country’s fate. Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Tuesday expressed concern over the intensification of violence and heavy clashes which have endangered the lives of civilians in […]


Iran, Saudi Arabia urge regional security

Press TV -(Tue Aug 26, 2014) Tehran and Riyadh have called for stability in the Middle East following a visit by a senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official to the kingdom. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in the western city of Jeddah […]


Military means not enough to eradicate terrorism: Iran foreign minister

Press TV -(Mon Aug 25, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has underlined the need for non-military initiatives in countering extremism and terrorism. “Fighting threats and extremism is not possible merely through military option, and Iran is prepared with seriousness to cooperate in countering terror and intimidation,” Zarif said at a Sunday meeting with the head of National Iraqi […]


Iran FM stresses Iraq stability against terror

Press TV -(Mon Aug 25, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif describes extremism as a potential threat to all countries, including the United States, underlining the necessity to promote Iraq’s stability to fight terror. “Strengthening political stability in Iraq is a need to counter terrorists,” Zarif said in a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari, […]