Iran’s Zarif slams US-led sanctions against Tehran

Press TV -(Fri Sep 19, 2014) Iran’s foreign minister has slammed the US-led sanctions against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear energy program. Speaking at an event sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, a Washington-based think tank, in New York on Wednesday, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the United States is “infatuated” and “obsessed” with sanctions and […]


Iran holds bilateral N-talks with Russia, US in New York

Press TV -(Fri Sep 19, 2014) Senior Iranian nuclear negotiators have held separate bilateral meetings with representatives of Russia and the US to discuss the outstanding issues in Tehran’s nuclear talks with the P5+1 group. On Thursday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi and Deputy Foreign Minister for Europe and the Americas […]


Injustice cannot resolve crisis in Bahrain: Iran diplomat

Press TV -(Fri Sep 19, 2014) A senior Iranian diplomat has slammed the “injustice” in Bahraini courts, warning that Manama’s iron-fist policy will not help efforts made to resolve major issues in the country. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian emphasized that injustice in Bahraini courts and harsh verdicts handed down to anti-regime […]


ISIL product of foreign invasion in ME: Zarif

Press TV -(Thu Sep 18, 2014) The ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria are an outcome of foreign invasion in the Middle East, says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Zarif made the remarks during a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on Wednesday. He said the states that took part in a […]


Zarif discusses regional challenges, Iran’s nuclear program in New York

Press TV -(Thu Sep 18, 2014) A new paradigm and a new way to address the problems of the twenty first century. Those were the opening remarks made by Iran’s foreign Minister speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. The event was titled “A Conversation with Mohamad Javad Zarif” and was livestreamed on the […]


Sanctions make Iranians hate US more: Iran FM

Press TV -(Thu Sep 18, 2014) Iran’s foreign minister says the US government has gained nothing but the Iranian nation’s hatred by toughening sanctions against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear energy program. “The only thing that these sanctions have produced is the resentment of the Iranian people that the United States is putting pressure on them. […]


Iran’s Zarif, EU’s Ashton meet ahead of nuclear talks

Press TV -(Thu Sep 18, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton ahead of a new round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers. On Wednesday, the two officials attended a working lunch session in New York prior to the seventh round of talks between Iran […]


Any nuclear deal much better than no deal: Zarif

Press TV -(Thu Sep 18, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says any deal between Iran and the P5+1 on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program is much better than no agreement at all. “I still believe that’s (a final deal) a possibility. The only problem is how this could be presented to some domestic constituencies — primarily […]


Iran hits out at US policies toward ISIL

Press TV -(Thu Sep 18, 2014) A senior Iranian official has lashed out at the US policies toward the ISIL Takfiri group, saying Washington has adopted double standards vis-a-vis the terrorist group. “The new US policy on the ground toward the ISIL is still duplicitous,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on […]


NAM hails Iran’s implementation of IAEA transparency measures

Press TV -(Thu Sep 18, 2014) The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has praised Iran’s implementation of three out of five nuclear transparency measures agreed with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in May. In a statement issued on Thursday, NAM welcomed the implementation of the transparency measures by the August 25 deadline and said Iran and the IAEA […]