Good nuclear deal more important than meeting deadline: Zarif

Press TV -(Mon Jun 22, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says reaching a good deal with the P5+1 group of countries on Tehran’s nuclear program has priority over meeting the self-imposed June 30 deadline, Press TV reports. “We have always tried to finish the job (resolving Iran’s nuclear issue) at the earliest possible opportunity. Of course, reaching a good and appropriate agreement […]

Iran, Syria urge firm fight against ISIL terrorists

Press TV -(Mon Jun 22, 2015) Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli says ISIL Takfiri terrorists are seeking to distort the image of Islam, urging serious fight against terrorism and extremism. “They (the ISIL terrorists) are tarnishing both the holy name of Islam and the objectives of Islam through extremist approaches, violence and by resorting to intimidation and […]

Differences somewhat reduced on Iran nuclear deal: Negotiator

Press TV -(Mon Jun 22, 2015) A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says gaps between Iran and six major world powers over the final text of a possible comprehensive deal on Tehran’s atomic case have partly narrowed, yet progress has not been made as expected. “Differences of opinion on the text of a comprehensive agreement have been reduced to some extent, but not […]

Iran MPs endorse bill on nuclear rights

Press TV -(Sun Jun 21, 2015)Iranian lawmakers have unanimously approved the broad lines of a bill requiring the government to safeguard Iran’s nuclear rights as an end-of-month deadline draws closer for Iran and six world powers to reach a final nuclear deal. During an open session of the Iranian parliament (Majlis) on Sunday, 199 lawmakers voted […]

Nuclear talks may continue beyond June 30 deadline: Zarif

Press TV -(Sat Jun 20, 2015) Iran’s foreign minister says Tehran is not pressed for time in reaching a nuclear agreement with the P5+1 group, adding that the talks are very likely to continue beyond the self-imposed June 30 deadline. “We believe that a good agreement should be reached so it means that we do not feel pressed […]

Iran censures US double standards on terrorism

Press TV -(Sat Jun 20, 2015) Tehran has rejected the anti-Iran accusations in the annual global terrorism report by the US Department of State, censuring Washington for adopting a double-standard approach in dealing with the issue of terrorism. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Saturday described the content of the US report as repetitive and said […]

Terrorism not benefiting any Mideast nation: Rouhani

Press TV -(Fri Jun 19, 2015) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned against growing terrorist activities in the Middle East, saying terrorism will benefit no country in the region. “All regional countries are suffering from terrorism because terrorist acts benefit none of the regional countries and is a big obstacle to the development of the region and promotion […]

Iran commander rules out inspections of military sites

Press TV -(Fri Jun 19, 2015) A senior Iranian commander has reaffirmed that the Islamic Republic will not allow access to or inspections of its military sites under a potential nuclear agreement with six world powers. On Friday, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said any visits to […]

Iran VP warns against growing threat of extremism

Press TV -(Fri Jun 19, 2015) An Iranian vice president has warned against the growing extremism, saying the menace could pose serious challenges to the entire world. “Extremism will not be confined to the Middle East, and failure to stem it can result in serious problems for the global community,” Masoumeh Ebtekar said in a meeting with Norwegian […]

Terrorism to backfire on supporters: Official

Press TV -(Thu Jun 18, 2015) A senior Iranian official has criticized certain governments for backing the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group in the region, saying the terrorists will eventually come back to hunt their supporters. “Breeding terrorism is a fire that will engulf its breeders,” Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said in meeting with visiting Iraqi […]