Israel benefiting from Muslims silence on Gaza: Leader

Press TV -(Tue Jul 15, 2014) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Israel is taking advantage of the Islamic world’s negligence to commit crimes against Palestinians. Speaking in a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members in Tehran on Monday, Ayatollah Khamenei said what is happening in Gaza is “truly catastrophic.” […]


Muslims must stand united against Israel: Larijani

Press TV -(Tue Jul 15, 2014) Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has called on Muslim countries to stand united in the face of Israeli atrocities as the Tel Aviv regime intensifies fatal air raids on the blockaded Gaza Strip. “The brutal assaults by the Zionist regime [of Israel] on the oppressed Palestinian nation require Muslims… to have […]


Iran Majlis speaker slams silence on Gaza crimes

Press TV -(Tue Jul 15, 2014) Iran Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has condemned the silence of international organizations on the Israeli regime’s ruthless massacre of Palestinians. In separate telephone conversations with his Emirati, Pakistani and Syrian counterparts on Tuesday, Larijani highlighted the Muslim leaders’ responsibility in preventing the criminal Zionist regime’s ruthless actions and the carnage of […]


Iran seeking release of Saudi-held cleric

Press TV -(Tue Jul 15, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry is making diplomatic efforts to secure the release of an Iranian cleric held in detention in Saudi Arabia, the ministry spokeswoman says.   “The Islamic Republic of Iran’s mission in Jeddah is…following up on the issue…and is making efforts to secure his complete release from Saudi Arabia’s judicial […]


Iran welcomes designation of new UN envoy to Syria

Press TV -(Tue Jul 15, 2014) Iran has welcomed the appointment of Staffan de Mistura as the new United Nations special envoy to Syria, vowing to help the veteran diplomat achieve success in his mission. Iran reaffirms its readiness to assist de Mistura in his task in view of the realities in Syria, particularly after the country’s […]


Iran says ‘no’ to partial removal of sanctions

Press TV -(Tue Jul 15, 2014) Iran has rejected a proposal by the six major world powers for partial suspension of sanctions as a preliminary step before their full removal, a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says. “If they expect irreversible measures from Iran, they should do irreversible measures too, and sanctions should be removed all together,” Iran’s […]


PUIC Troika must urgently meet on Gaza: Larijani

Press TV -(Mon Jul 14, 2014) Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has called for an emergency meeting of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation Member States’ (PUIC) Presidential Troika over the Israeli regime’s airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. Larijani, who is the current president of the PUIC conference, held telephone conversations with Speaker […]


Iran’s Zarif says ‘headway’ made in nuclear talks

Press TV -(Mon Jul 14, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says “important headway” has been made in the talks on Iran’s nuclear energy program, stressing, however, that the negotiations have yet to bear fruit. On Sunday, Zarif said he had held about five hours of discussions with all representatives of the P5+1 group – the […]


Israel must be punished for war crimes against Gaza: Iran

Press TV -(Mon Jul 14, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry says the Israeli regime must be punished as a “war criminal” for its airstrikes against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In a statement on Monday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said the Israeli regime’s use of the most lethal weapons against the defenseless Palestinians in Gaza amounts to “war […]


Iran, China call for int’l campaign against terrorism

Press TV -(Mon Jul 14, 2014) Iran and China say terrorist moves in Iraq would be dangerous for the whole region and the world, urging a concerted international effort to counter terrorism. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and China’s Middle East envoy Wu Sike held a meeting in Tehran On Sunday […]