Iranian FM rejects any link between religion, Yemen war

Press TV -(Tue Apr 21, 2015)  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed regret over some countries’ attempts to depict the Yemeni crisis as a religious conflict, saying Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen has nothing to do with religion. “In Yemen, popular groups are being attacked and these assaults do not pertain to their faith,” Zarif said in a Monday meeting with […]

Iran welcomes halt to Saudi airstrikes on Yemen

Press TV -(Tue Apr 21, 2015) The Iranian Foreign Ministry has welcomed Saudi Arabia’s halt to its aerial campaign against Yemen, expressing hope that all parties to the conflict would try to resolve the crisis in the impoverish Arab country through diplomatic means. “Undoubtedly… a halt to the killing of innocent and defenseless people is a step […]

Saudi war on Yemen worse than Israel’s on Gaza: Iran official

Press TV -(Tue Apr 21, 2015) A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official has described the Saudi crimes in Yemen as worse than those committed by Israel during its 2014 war on the Gaza Strip, saying the Riyadh regime even refuses to allow humanitarian aid delivery to the people. Saudi Arabia has committed “unprecedented crimes” in Yemen and refused to allow humanitarian aid by […]

‘Iran optimistic Yemen war will end soon’

Press TV -(Tue Apr 21, 2015) Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says hopes are high that the Saudi military strikes against Yemen will end within hours following diplomatic efforts by the Islamic Republic. “We are optimistic that we will, within the next hours, witness various Yemeni factions coming together at the negotiating table and making efforts […]

Muslims must take action to end Yemen war: Larijani

Press TV -(Mon Apr 20, 2015) Iran’s parliament (Majlis) speaker, Ali Larijani, says Muslim countries shoulder a heavy responsibility towards the ongoing crisis in Yemen, calling on them to work for putting and end to the war in the impoverished Arab country. In a telephone conversation with Iraqi parliament speaker, Salim al-Jabouri, on Monday, Larijani expressed regret over the ongoing […]

Zarif urges dialog to stem regional crises

Press TV -(Mon Apr 20, 2015) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for a “regional dialog” to uproot the ongoing acts of terrorism in the region, stressing that “manufactured” issues surrounding Iran’s nuclear program should be resolved so that “more important” undertakings may be focused upon. Zarif made the remarks in an article entitled “A […]

Iran will do its best to end bloodshed in Yemen: Zarif

Press TV -(Mon Apr 20, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic will do its utmost to end the bloodshed in Yemen as Saudi Arabia continues its brutal military campaign against the impoverished Arab country. “We are deeply concerned over the killing of defenseless and innocent people in Yemen and the destruction of […]

Iran summons Saudi envoy over attack on embassy in Yemen

Press TV -(Mon Apr 20, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned Saudi Arabia’s chargé d’affaires in Tehran to protest against a rocket attack near the Iranian embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, said Monday that Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the Saudi diplomat, […]

Iran supporting Iraq’s unity, territorial integrity: Official

Press TV -(Mon Apr 20, 2015) A senior Iranian official has reaffirmed Tehran’s support for national solidarity in, and the territorial integrity of Iraq as the Arab country is grappling with deadly violence fueled by ISIL Takfir terrorists. “Iran’s fundamental policy toward Iraq is to support the unity and territorial integrity of that country as well as good-neighborliness and to help […]

US, allies oppose Iran-Afghanistan cooperation: Leader

Press TV -(Sun Apr 19, 2015) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US and certain regional countries oppose cooperation between Iran and Afghanistan. “Of course, the Americans and some countries in the region are not familiar with Afghanistan’s potentialities and do not favor empathy and cooperation between the two countries, but Iran […]