Iran, P5+1 not drafting final deal yet: Zarif

Press TV -(Tue Apr 8, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and the P5+1 group have not drafted the text of a final agreement over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program yet. Following a meeting with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Vienna on Monday, Zarif described drafting the final agreement as “one […]

Iran views China ties as strategic: Official

Press TV -(Tue Apr 8, 2014) A senior Iranian official has hailed the relations between Iran and China, saying that Tehran views its ties with Beijing as “strategic and long-term.” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi made the remark in a Monday meeting with outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Yu Hongyang.The Iranian official pointed to a meeting […]

Iran’s appointed UN envoy competent for post: Afkham

Press TV -(Tue Apr 8, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham says the country’s appointee for the post of ambassador to the United Nations, Hamid Abutalebi, is qualified for the position. “In our viewpoint, the ambassador who has been introduced is qualified for the position and has had important diplomatic posts in European countries and Australia […]

Nuclear talks covered Geneva topics: Iran

Press TV -(Tue Apr 8, 2014) A top Iranian negotiator says Tehran and the P5+1 group have discussed all the topics included in the interim Geneva nuclear deal signed between the two sides back in November. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi made the remarks at the end of the first day […]

EP resolution has no value to Iran: Velayati

Press TV -(Mon Apr 7, 2014) A senior Iranian official has slammed a recent anti-Iran resolution by the European Parliament (EP), stressing that the Islamic Republic sees no value in such “baseless judgments.” The recent EP resolution is merely aimed at exerting political pressure on Iran, said Ali Akbar Velayati, who is a top advisor to Leader […]

Iran urges closer ties with New Zealand

Press TV -(Mon Apr 7, 2014) President of Center for Strategic Research of Iran’s Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati has called for closer cooperation between the research centers of Iran and New Zealand. In a Sunday meeting with visiting New Zealand’s Deputy Secretary for the Multilateral and Legal Affairs Group Gerard van Bohemen, Velayati said the research […]

EP resolution not to affect nuclear talks: Zarif

Press TV -(Mon Apr 7, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a recent European Parliament resolution against Tehran will not affect negotiations with the six world powers over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program. “In our opinion, statements made by the European Parliament have no credibility, carry no political weight and will have no impact […]

Final deal on Iran N-issue benefits all sides: Zarif

Press TV -(Mon Apr 7, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a final settlement to the decade-old dispute over Iran’s nuclear energy program will serve the interests of both Iran and the involved negotiating partners. “We believe that the continuation of the process of ongoing talks and reaching a final agreement are heavy and collective […]

Zarif calls for closer Iran-Georgia relations

Press TV -(Mon Apr 7, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has praised the Islamic Republic’s relations with Georgia, calling for further promotion of ties between the two countries. During a meeting with new Georgian Ambassador to Iran Ioseb Chakhvashvili in Tehran on Sunday, Zarif said Iran and Georgia enjoy historical and friendly relations.The Iranian foreign […]

Iran MPs condemn European Parliament resolution

Press TV -(Sun Apr 6, 2014) Over 200 Iranian lawmakers have issued a statement in condemnation of the recent European Parliament (EP) resolution about the human rights situation in Iran, warning of its potential adverse consequences on nuclear talks. “Such measures by the European Union can have negative impacts on the trend of nuclear negotiations,” Mohammad Hassan […]