Yemen disintegration to benefit no side in Mideast: Iran official

Press TV -(Fri Feb 27, 2015) An Iranian deputy foreign minister has warned against foreign interference in Yemen, saying the disintegration of the Arab country would benefit “no side” in the Middle East region. “Moving towards Yemen’s disintegration will be to the benefit of no side in the region,” Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and […]

Considerable progress made in Geneva nuclear talks: Iran official

Press TV -(Thu Feb 26, 2015) A senior Iranian negotiator has expressed satisfaction with the “considerable” progress in the process of the recent Geneva talks over Tehran’s nuclear energy program. Representatives from Iran and the United States held nuclear talks in the Swiss city of Geneva earlier this week. They held three rounds of negotiations in an attempt to […]

Iran brooks no sanctions in nuclear talks: Rouhani

Press TV -(Wed Feb 25, 2015) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic will not accept humiliation or the continuation of sanctions during negotiations over its nuclear program. “Sanctions are in contravention of human rights, and Iran will not accept imposition [of ideas], humiliation or the continuation of sanctions in negotiations [over its nuclear program],” Rouhani […]

Good progress was made in Geneva talks: Zarif

Press TV -(Wed Feb 25, 2015) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says “good progress was made on certain topics” during bilateral negotiations with the US delegate in Geneva. Zarif made the remarks at a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Baghdad on Tuesday, a day after the two-day high-level talks between Iranian […]

Iran pledges support for Iraq in anti-terrorism fight

Press TV -(Wed Feb 25, 2015) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the country will not leave Iraq alone in the fight against terrorism. The Iranian official made the remark in a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad on Tuesday. The Iraqi premier, for his part, highlighted Iran’s role in the campaign against terrorism and […]

Iran dismisses Kerry’s remarks over intervention in Yemen

Press TV -(Wed Feb 25, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Ministry has rejected as a blame game recent remarks made by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who accused the Islamic Republic of intervening in Yemen. Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said on Wednesday that Kerry’s recent comments accusing Iran of aiding the collapse of the Yemeni government […]

Preemptive military action runs against UN Charter: Iran

Press TV -(Tue Feb 24, 2015) The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations says preemptive military action against sovereign countries contravenes the world body’s Charter.  The UN Charter has either rejected or restricted the use of force to maintain international peace and security, Gholamali Khoshrou said at a Security Council meeting on Monday, adding that any military action as […]

Iran, IAEA to expedite cooperation: Iranian official

Press TV -(Tue Feb 24, 2015) A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have decided to enhance their cooperation within the framework of the nuclear talks between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1. “Today, I had a very good discussion with [IAEA Director Genera Yukiya] Amano,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister […]

Iran, UN nuclear agency to settle outstanding issues: Araqchi

Press TV -(Tue Feb 24, 2015) A member of the Iranian nuclear negotiating team says Tehran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seek to resolve the outstanding issues in their cooperation. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi told the IRIB that he plans to hold a meeting with the IAEA Director General, […]

Iran supports stability, unity in Lebanon: Senior official

Press TV -(Tue Feb 24, 2015) A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic attaches importance to stability and tranquility in Lebanon, reiterating Tehran’s support for unity and solidarity among the Lebanese factions for the election of a new president in the Arab country. “The Islamic Republic of Iran supports the election of a Lebanese president in […]