Rouhani invites Indian PM to visit Iran for talks

Press TV -(Fri Sep 12, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to travel to Iran for talks on the expansion of bilateral ties. Rouhani’s invitation was announced during his Friday meeting with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of a summit of the Shangahi Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Tajik […]


Iran, Russia foreign ministers meet in Dushanbe

Press TV -(Fri Sep 12, 2014) The foreign ministers of Iran and Russia have met to discuss bilateral and regional issues as well as the process of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear energy program. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, on Friday on the sidelines […]


Hard path ahead of Iran, Sextet for N-deal: Iran diplomat

Press TV -(Thu Sep 11, 2014) A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says Iran and the P5+1 group have a difficult path to tread as the two sides try to reach a long-term deal on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program. “We are always optimistic…, but we have a difficult road to go,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for […]


Iran, Uzbekistan determined to expand relations

Press TV -(Thu Sep 11, 2014) Iran and Uzbekistan have emphasized their determination to promote Tehran-Tashkent relations in different areas, especially in various economic sectors. In a Thursday meeting with the Uzbek President, Islam Karimov, in Tajikistan’s capital city of Dushanbe, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran and Tashkent should tap into their “numerous economic potentials” in […]


Iran’s president meets SCO secretary general

Press TV -(Thu Sep 11, 2014) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has met with Dmitry Fyodorovich Mezentsev, the secretary general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). During the meeting held in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, on Thursday, the two sides discussed regional and international issues. The Iranian president termed terrorism and extremism a pressing problem for the world […]


Iran questions sincerity of US-led coalition against ISIL

Press TV -(Thu Sep 11, 2014) Iran has questioned the sincerity of a so-called US-led international coalition formed to battle the ISIL terrorist group. “The so-called international coalition to fight the ISIL group, which came into existence following a NATO summit in Wales and is taking shape, is shrouded in serious ambiguities and there are severe misgivings about its determination to […]


Anti-Iran hype smashed, sanctions cracked: Official

Press TV -(Thu Sep 11, 2014) A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator has expressed optimism about the prospects of negotiations between Iran and six world powers over Tehran’s nuclear energy program. “If the opposite sides show goodwill and abandon certain illogical demands, the negotiations will bear fruit,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas […]


US policies behind emergence of Takfiri militants: Iran deputy FM

Press TV -(Thu Sep 11, 2014) Wrong policies adopted by the United States and some of its European allies are the main reason behind the emergence of Takfiri militant groups in the region, a senior Iranian official says. In a Thursday meeting with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in Harare, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African […]


Tehran summons Saudi charge d’affaires over beheading of Iranian

Press TV -(Thu Sep 11, 2014) Iran has summoned the Saudi charge d’affaires in Tehran to hear the Islamic Republic’s protest against the recent beheading of an Iranian man in Saudi Arabia on a charge of drug trafficking. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Expatriates’ Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said on Thursday that the execution […]


Iran inaugurates hydropower plant in Tajikistan

Press TV -(Wed Sep 10, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has inaugurated the second generating unit of an Iranian-financed hydroelectric power plant in Tajikistan. Rouhani and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon led the inauguration of the second turbine at Sangtuda-2 hydropower plant via videoconference in the Tajik capital city of Dushanbe on Wednesday. “We are delighted to announce […]