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 […]

Iran nuclear negotiators due in Geneva on Monday

Press TV -(Sun Dec 14, 2014) Senior Iranian nuclear negotiators are scheduled to head to Geneva for a fresh round of talks with the P5+1 group of world powers over Tehran’s nuclear energy program. The Iranian delegation, which will be led by Deputy Foreign Ministers Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi, is slated to leave Tehran for the Swiss city […]

Terror acts running counter to true Islam: Iran official

Press TV -(Sat Dec 13, 2014) A senior Iranian official has condemned Friday’s terrorist attack near the Iraqi holy city of Karbala, stressing that acts of terror run counter to the spirit of true Islam. Terrorist acts have no place in any divine religion, said Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani on Friday. […]

UN must play real role in Syria crisis: Iran diplomat

Press TV -(Fri Dec 12, 2014) A senior Iranian diplomat has stressed the importance of adopting a realistic approach to the developments in Syria, saying the United Nations should play an actual role in settling the conflict in the war-torn country. “The Islamic Republic of Iran wants to see the United Nations [playing its] real role between […]

Iran raps Saudi Arabia for not stopping oil price fall

Press TV -(Fri Dec 12, 2014) A top Iranian diplomat has lashed out at Saudi Arabia for its lack of cooperation in preventing the fall in oil prices. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Friday that Riyadh’s lack of effort in preventing the price drop is “at odds with the […]

Iran criticizes IAEA unofficial rejection of offer over Marivan site

Press TV -(Fri Dec 12, 2014) Iran has criticized the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for its “unofficial” rejection of a proposal from the Islamic Republic to visit a site in the country, saying the UN nuclear body should act professionally and impartially. Iranian Ambassador to the IAEA Reza Najafi said Thursday night that the Agency has […]

West should win Iran trust in anti-terror fight: Zarif

Press TV -(Thu Dec 11, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the West should take trust-building measures in order to win the Islamic Republic’s cooperation in fighting violence in the Middle East region. “I think the Western [governments] should build trust; we are at the forefront of establishing stability and tranquility in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq,” […]