Iraq, Syria can contain terror on their own: Iran top diplomat

Press TV -(Tue Oct 28, 2014) A senior Iranian official has hailed a recent victory by the Iraqi army against the ISIL Takfiri militants, saying the triumph proves that Iraq and Syria can contain the terrorist group on their own. The Iraqi military, supported by volunteer forces, succeeded in mopping up the last of ISIL Takfiri militants […]

Final nuclear deal possible in one month: Rouhani

Press TV -(Mon Oct 27, 2014) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says a final nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1 group is possible by the upcoming deadline for the talks between the two sides, if the six world powers show the necessary political resolve in this regard. In a meeting with Norwegian Ambassador to Tehran Odyssey Norheim […]

Middle East states should join hands in fighting terrorism: Iran FM

Press TV -(Sun Oct 26, 2014) Iran has called on Middle Eastern countries to strengthen collective efforts made to fight terrorist groups, particularly ISIL Takfiri militants, under the present complicated circumstances in the region. “Currently, regional countries are facing numerous challenges, which they will be able to overcome only through cooperation and consultation,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad […]

Iran’s Hashemi calls on Riyadh to overturn Nimr’s death ruling

Press TV -(Sat Oct 25, 2014) A senior Iranian official has called on Saudi Arabia to overturn the death penalty handed down to prominent Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. In a Saturday message to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz, Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said that a repeal of the verdict […]

Iran to emerge winner in nuclear talks: Velayati

Press TV -(Sat Oct 25, 2014) A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran will emerge winner in the negotiations with the P5+1 group of world powers over its nuclear energy program. “We are confident that in the end, even if Iran-P+1 negotiations last for a long time, the Islamic […]

Iran not to shut down any nuclear facilities: Top negotiator

Press TV -(Sat Oct 25, 2014) A senior Iranian negotiator says the Islamic Republic will not accept to shut down or even suspend the activities of any of its nuclear facilities in its talks with six world powers. “All nuclear capabilities of Iran will be preserved and no facility will be shut down or even suspended and […]

Tel Aviv takes advantage from Egypt insecurity: Iran

Press TV -(Fri Oct 24, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry has strongly denounced a bomb attack at a military checkpoint in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, saying Israel benefits from insecurity in the North African country. On Friday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham sympathized with the families of the victims of the terrorist act, stressing that the Israeli regime […]

Iran urges regional cooperation to tackle terrorism

Press TV -(Fri Oct 24, 2014) A senior Iranian official has expressed the Islamic Republic’s readiness to cooperate with Muslim countries, including Turkey and Saudi Arabia, to counter the growing threat of terrorism in the Middle East region. “Iran welcomes any bilateral and regional cooperation with Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Muslim countries in the region […]

Lebanon defense minister: Iran visit came off well

Press TV -(Thu Oct 23, 2014) Lebanon’s defense minister has said that his recent three-day visit to the Islamic Republic came off well. Samir Moqbel said on Thursday that he held positive negotiations with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani among other Iranian political and military officials during the visit to the Iranian capital, Tehran, last week. The Lebanese […]

Iran not to regress to state before nuclear talks: Rouhani

Press TV -(Thu Oct 23, 2014) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has envisaged a successful ending to the ongoing nuclear talks between Tehran and six major world powers, saying the Islamic Republic will not regress to the state before the negotiations. “I just want to restate that we will not go back to the situation in the past; […]