Iran urges KSA to reverse cleric’s death ruling

Press TV -(Thu Oct 16, 2014) A senior Iranian official has called on Riyadh to overturn the death ruling handed down to prominent Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and not fuel tensions in the Muslim world any further. “Relevant Saudi [judicial] officials are expected to adopt a realistic approach and prevent the execution of the [death] sentence […]

Human rights political tool in West hands: Iran VP

Press TV -(Wed Oct 15, 2014) Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has criticized the West for using the issue of human rights as a political tool for its own gains. The Iranian official made the remarks in a meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Tehran on Tuesday. Jahangiri also called on independent […]

Differences linger in N-talks but can be solved: Iran FM

Press TV -(Wed Oct 15, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says “considerable” differences linger on in the ongoing talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group, but stressed they could be resolved. “In this round of talks, we are discussing a solution to put an end to the differences. There are, indeed, considerable differences, but that […]

NAM seriously concerned about Security Council bans: Iran

Press TV -(Wed Oct 15, 2014) A top Iranian diplomat says the sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council on independent countries are one of the most important issues of concern among the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries. Iranian Deputy Ambassador to the UN Gholam-Hossein Dehqani said on Tuesday that the NAM member states are worried about […]

Iran blasts deadly bomb attack in Iraq

Press TV -(Wed Oct 15, 2014) Iran has strongly condemned Tuesday’s bomb attack in a Shia neighborhood of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, which killed at least 21 people, including a lawmaker. Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Wednesday denounced the terrorist attack and offered Iran’s condolences to the Iraqi government, nation and parliament. The Iranian official also […]

Iran highlights Pakistan’s role in fighting terrorism

Press TV -(Tue Oct 14, 2014) Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says Pakistan plays an important role in combating terrorism, stressing that Tehran and Islamabad must work together to fight terrorist acts. In a Tuesday meeting with Chairman of Pakistan’s Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari in Geneva, Larijani said recent incidents in the Iranian border city of […]

West misdeeds root cause of ISIL terrorism: Larijani

Press TV -(Tue Oct 14, 2014) Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has warned against increasing terrorism in the Middle East, saying acts of terror by the ISIL militants are the outcome of misdeeds by the West and certain regional countries. “Regional issues are very complicated, though some issues have been made clear. Therefore, what is going on […]

Iran to keep enrichment within int’l law

Press TV -(Mon Oct 13, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic will keep on exercising its nuclear enrichment right. “The Islamic Republic of Iran will continue its nuclear enrichment within the framework of international regulations,” the Iranian foreign minister said in a meeting with Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in […]

Iran will make utmost efforts to resolve nuclear issue: FM

Press TV -(Tue Oct 14, 2014) Iran’s foreign minister says the new round of talks with six world powers in Vienna can further pave the way for a final deal to be reached on Tehran’s nuclear energy program, vowing all-out efforts to resolve existing problems. “We will make our utmost effort to make the best use of […]

Iran UN envoy urges global anti-drugs campaign

Press TV -(Tue Oct 14, 2014) A top Iranian diplomat has called for a global campaign against narcotics trafficking, describing drug trade as the world’s most lucrative and widespread organized crime. Iran’s Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Gholam Hossein Dehqani made the remarks in a session of the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee on Tuesday. […]