Iran MPs rap UN removal of Saudi Arabia from child abuse list

Press TV- (Tue Jun 21, 2016) Over 200 Iranian lawmakers have condemned the United Nations for removing Saudi Arabia from a blacklist for overwhelmingly violating children’s rights in Yemen, a member of the Parliament’s Presiding Board says. “In his recent move, the United Nations Secretary General [Ban Ki-moon] dropped the name of the Al Saud […]

Iran’s Foreign Ministry appoints new spokesman

Press TV- (Sun Jun 19, 2016) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has appointed the Foreign Ministry’s new spokesman, who will also head the ministry’s Center for Public and Media Diplomacy. In a decree on Sunday, Zarif appointed Bahram Qasemi as the new Foreign Ministry spokesman. Qasemi replaces Hossein Jaberi Ansari, who held the position since November […]

Anti-terror fight requires common global strategy: Iran

Press TV- (Tue Jun 14, 2016) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the fight against extremism and terrorism requires a common global strategy. “All must understand that this (terrorism) is an international problem and needs an international solution,” Zarif said in an address to the 2016 Oslo Forum on Tuesday. He added that using terrorism […]

‘Iran, Russia, Syria resolute in fighting terror’

Press TV- (Fri Jun 10, 2016) Iran’s top security chief says a trilateral meeting of defense ministers in Tehran indicates that Russia, Syria and Iran are determined in countering Takfiri terrorists.  Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani met separately with Russian and Syrian Defense Ministers Sergei Shoigu and Fahad Jassem Freij in Tehran on […]

Iran renews call for rationality over Mideast crises

Press TV- (Tue Jun 7, 2016) A senior Iranian diplomat has reiterated the Islamic Republic’s stance on the necessity of solving conflicts in the Middle East through rationality and diplomacy. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks during a meeting with Tsukasa Uemura, director-general of Middle Eastern and African Affairs […]

Iran sole country in Middle East with free elections: Zarif

Press TV- (Wed Jun 1, 2016) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is the sole country in the Middle East region with free elections. The top Iranian diplomat made the remark during a joint press conference with his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallstrom at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday. Answering a question […]

Iran FM urges US to take more steps over nuclear deal

Press TV- (Tue May 31, 2016) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the US should take more steps toward   guaranteeing trade and banking relations with Iran under last year’s nuclear agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries.   “Certain measures have been carried out by the US to guarantee that banks […]

UN official stresses Iran’s role in Syria peace process

Press TV- (Thu May 26, 2016) A senior UN official has emphasized Iran’s role in efforts to resolve the deadly crisis in Syria, saying Tehran’s initiatives could facilitate the peace process. Ramzi Ezzedine Ramzi, deputy to UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura, made the remarks in a Wednesday meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister […]

Iran, India, Afghanistan sign Chabahar transit agreement

Press TV– (Mon May 23, 2016 ) Iran, India and Afghanistan sign a key trilateral deal, known as the Chabahar agreement, to establish a strategic transit and transport route connecting the three countries. The agreement was signed in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the […]

Iran condemns Daesh terror attacks in Baghdad

Press TV– (Wed May 18, 2016 ) Iran has condemned an intensified wave of terror attacks affecting the Iraqi capital and its surroundings, urging more international support for the violence-torn Arab country in its drive against Takfiri militants. In a statement on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, said the recent “criminal acts” by […]