Strikes don’t make Israel more secure: Iran official

Press TV -(Wed Dec 10, 2014) A senior Iranian official says Israel’s recent airstrikes against Syria do not work in any way to make the Tel Aviv regime more secure. Such measures do not have any bearing on Israel’s growing insecurity, said Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani in reference to the aerial attacks […]

Iran, P5+1 to hold next round of talks at deputy level: Zarif

Press TV -(Wed Dec 10, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the next round of talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group will be held at the deputy level. We are working to determine a date in December for the resumption of talks over Iran’s nuclear program, Zarif said, adding that the next round of […]

Iran’s IAEA envoy renews call for nuke-free Middle East

Press TV -(Wed Dec 10, 2014) The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has renewed Tehran’s call for turning the Middle East into a zone free from nuclear weapons. Reza Najafi said that Iran welcomes any efforts aimed at dismantling nuclear weapons across the globe and strongly supports the creation of a nukes-free Middle […]

Persian Gulf states laud Iran’s role against the ISIL: Diplomat

Press TV -(Wed Dec 10, 2014) The Persian Gulf states praise Iran’s positive role in countering the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the Middle East despite foreign efforts to create rift between Tehran and the regional Arabs, a top Iranian diplomat says. In a Wednesday interview, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian pointed […]

State sponsors of terror must end aid to terrorist groups: Rouhani

Press TV -(Tue Dec 9, 2014) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says state sponsors of terrorism must cut off their direct and indirect financial aid to terrorists and cooperate with the victims of terrorism. “The countries that have helped the creation of terrorism by organizing and providing financial aid must explicitly renounce them and cut off their direct […]

Syria to emerge winner from war: Iran president

Press TV -(Tue Dec 9, 2014) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says he is assured that the Syrian nation will emerge winner from the ongoing battle against Takfiri terrorists. “We are certain that the Syrian nation will be the ultimate winner of this battle,” President Rouhani said in a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem in Tehran […]

Iraq can play key role in resolving regional issues: Rafsanjani

Press TV -(Tue Dec 9, 2014) Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has underlined Iraq’s potential key role in resolving regional issues, calling for concerted efforts among regional countries to help the Arab state in its fight against terrorist groups. “Everyone knows that Iraq can play a valuable role in the settlement of issues […]

Iraqi political, ethnic groups must reinforce unity: Iran’s Larijani

Press TV -(Tue Dec 9, 2014) Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani says political and ethnic groups in Iraq should strengthen their unity in the current “very sensitive” situation in the country. Larijani, who was speaking during a meeting with Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Tehran on Monday, also said that Iran is prepared to transfer […]

Iran hosts international confab against extremism, violence

Press TV -(Tue Dec 9, 2014) Iranian president Hassan Rouhani calls on the United Nations (UN) to play a more active role in the campaign against terrorism. President Rouhani made the remarks on Tuesday in his opening speech at an international conference on the World Against Extremism and Violence (WAVE) in the Iranian capital, Tehran with participants […]

Foreigners complicate security in Middle East: Iran’s Shamkhani

Press TV -(Tue Dec 9, 2014) A senior Iranian official has called terrorism the main threat to world peace and security, saying the presence of foreign troops in the Middle East has complicated the process of establishing security in the region. There is enough potential in the Middle East to establish lasting peace and stability in the […]