West’s racist approaches regrettable: Iran diplomat

Press TV -(Mon Aug 18, 2014) An Iranian deputy foreign minister describes as “regrettable” the persistence of racist policies in Western countries that claim to be the advocates of human rights. “Racism is an ominous phenomenon in the world and having to speak about racism in the 21st century is not so pleasant,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister […]


Iran FM urges unity government in Afghanistan

Press TV -(Sun Aug 17, 2014) Iran’s foreign minister has underscored the need for the establishment of an inclusive national unity government in Afghanistan. In a Sunday meeting in Tehran with the United Nations Special Representative for Afghanistan Ján Kubiš, Mohammad Javad Zarif called for the formation of a unity government based on a true partnership involving the […]


Iran urges cooperation for aid to crisis-hit people in region

Press TV -(Sun Aug 17, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has emphasized the necessity of synergy among countries in the Middle East to help those affected by violence and extremism across the region. Zarif made the remarks in a meeting with UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos in Tehran on Sunday. […]


Iran resolved to cooperate with IAEA: Zarif

Press TV -(Sun Aug 17, 2014) Iran’s foreign minister says Tehran is determined to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks during a Sunday meeting with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano in the Iranian capital, Tehran. Amano, for his part, underlined the IAEA’s resolve to fulfill its obligations as an […]


Iraq forms unity govt. amid disintegration bids: Iran

Press TV -(Sat Aug 16, 2014) A top Iranian official says a united government has been established in Iraq despite enemies’ plot to disintegrate the country. “Despite the intention of Iraq’s enemies to prevent the holding of elections and break up the country, all Sunni, Shia and Kurdish groups opposed this issue and finally elected a Sunni […]


Iran backs Iraq’s unity, territorial integrity: Afkham

Press TV -(Sat Aug 16, 2014) Iran has welcomed the transition of power in Iraq as a good opportunity for its western neighbor, saying Tehran supports unity and territorial integrity in the Arab country. “The Islamic Republic of Iran’s basic position is all-out support for Iraq’s unity, cohesion and territorial integrity,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham […]


Iran welcomes peaceful power transition in Iraq

Press TV -(Sat Aug 16, 2014) The Islamic Republic of Iran has hailed recent political developments in Iraq, saying it would back “unity, integrity, and sovereignty,” in the crisis-hit country. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Saturday that the peaceful power transition indicated “establishment of solid legal frameworks in Iraq, [and] development of the democratic […]


Early Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal unlikely: Iranian FM

Press TV -(Fri Aug 15, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says it is unlikely that Tehran and the P5+1 will reach a final nuclear deal before the four-month extension period for talks between the two sides expires. “If a general agreement is reached on different issues in the nuclear talks, we still need more time […]


Iran resolved to support Iraq’s security: Official

Press TV -(Fri Aug 15, 2014) A senior Iranian official has hailed the ongoing democratic transition in Iraq and reaffirmed Iran’s support for the establishment of sustainable security in the Arab country. “The people and government of the Islamic Republic of Iran will utilize every potential to support the establishment of security, the fight against terrorism, and […]


Iran extols Maliki for efforts to bolster unity in Iraq

Press TV -(Fri Aug 15, 2014) Iran has praised Iraq’s outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for his efforts to restore unity to war-stricken Iraq. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Friday that over the past eight years, Maliki made all efforts to establish a united, secure, developed and free Iraq […]