No one should dictate own decisions, views to Syrian people: Zarif

Press TV -(Fri Oct 30, 2015) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says no one should “dictate” its own decisions and views to Syrian people, who have been suffering from a foreign-backed militancy for over four years, Press TV reports. Zarif made the remark on Friday after the conclusion of the international negotiations aimed at resolving the ongoing […]

Iran strongly rejects reports on agreement on Assad removal

Press TV -(Fri Oct 30, 2015) A senior Iranian official has strongly rejected reports that the Islamic Republic has agreed to a plan for the removal from power of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in six months. According to Iranian media outlets, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, on Friday dismissed as false […]

Iran FM urges ‘non-interference’ in Syria’s internal affairs

Press TV -(Thu Oct 29, 2015) Iran has called for an end to meddling in Syria’s domestic affairs, saying the issue of foreign interference will be raised in the upcoming peace summit in Vienna, Press TV reports. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks upon his arrival in the Austrian capital city of Vienna on Thursday. Respecting the territorial integrity […]

Iran’s policy of supporting Syria unchanged: Amir-Abdollahian

Press TV -(Thu Oct 29, 2015) A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic has not changed its policy in Syria as a fresh round of international talks is set to start to find a solution to the Syria crisis.  “There has been no change in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s supportive policies on Syria,” Hossein […]

Iran, Pakistan urge joint action against terrorism

Press TV- (Thu  Oct 29, 2015) Iran and Pakistan have underlined the need for concerted efforts between the two Muslim countries to fight terrorism and extremism. Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani and Pakistan Prime Minister Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz made the remarks during a meeting in […]

Iran slams human rights report as baseless

Press TV -(Wed Oct 28, 2015) The Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani has blasted a report by a UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights situation in Iran.  “Ahmed Shaheed’s reports are collection of baseless accusations, which have been gathered from a group of terrorism-related references,” IRIB quoted Larijani as saying on […]

Iran, Russia want all key regional players to promote intra-Syrian dialog

Press TV -(Wed Oct 28, 2015) Iran and Russia have underlined the need to take all key regional players on board to promote an intra-Syrian dialog to settle the four-and-a-half-year crisis gripping the Arab country. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, stressed this point while discussing ways of resolving the Syria conflict in a telephone conversation on Tuesday, said […]

Iran’s Zarif to attend Syria peace talks in Austrian capital

Press TV -(Wed Oct 28, 2015) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is set to take part in an upcoming conference in Vienna, Austria, aimed at exploring ways to end over four years of deadly violence in Syria. “Based on invitation for the Islamic Republic of Iran to participate in this summit, the foreign minister will […]

Iran condemns Saudi airstrikes on MSF hospital in Yemen’s Sa’ada

Press TV -(Wed Oct 28, 2015) Iran has in the strongest terms condemned Saudi Arabia’s recent airstrikes on a hospital run by the medical aid group, Doctors Without Borders, also known as MSF, in Yemen. Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Wednesday said the military campaign against Yemen is aimed at full destruction of the country, adding that […]

Iran urges int’l action to avert humanitarian crisis in Yemen

Press TV -(Tue Oct 27, 2015) A senior Iranian official has warned about the escalating humanitarian situation in Yemen, which has been under Saudi military strikes for over eight months now. Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi, the Iranian deputy foreign minister for European and American affairs, on Tuesday described the situation in Yemen as “grave,” urging the international […]