Turkey’s intervention in Syria unjustified: Iran official

Press TV -(Sun Feb 22, 2015) A senior Iranian official says there is no justification for Turkey’s military operation inside the Syrian territory. “Military action by a neighboring country on Syria’s soil is by no means justified,”  Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told Fars news agency on Sunday. “Military intervention in Syria by […]

Either full deal or no deal: Iran

Press TV -(Sat Feb 21, 2015) Iran’s foreign minister says the country will accept either an overarching nuclear agreement or no agreement at all. Speaking in the Swiss city of Geneva on Saturday, Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran would not approve of an “incomplete and vague” nuclear accord, but rather a “complete agreement.” “No other deal will be reached before a complete agreement is […]

Iran, US pursuing nuclear talks closely, intensively: Araqchi

Press TV -(Sat Feb 21, 2015) Iran and the United States are pursuing negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program “closely and intensely,” a senior member of the Iranian negotiating team says. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi told IRIB that he held “positive and serious” discussions with US Under Secretary of State for […]

Iran to never back down from nuclear rights: Speaker

Press TV -(Fri Feb 20, 2015) Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) speaker says the Iranian government and nation will never retreat from their rights as the Islamic Republic continues its talks with the P5+1 group of countries in a bid to seal a comprehensive and final deal over its nuclear program. Ali Larijani said Thursday that superpowers seek to hamper Iran’s progress in the nuclear science […]

EU move to re-impose bans defies logic: Iran FM

Press TV -(Fri Feb 20, 2015) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the European Union (EU)’s move to put the country’s biggest tanker firm back on its sanctions list defies logic. “Their move is against logic because the West has not yet realized that sanctions are a kind of cost rather than an asset for them, [with] which they […]

Terrorism has no place in Syria’s future: Iran official

Press TV -(Fri Feb 20, 2015) An top Iranian diplomat has hailed Syria’s recent gains against militants, saying terrorism has no place in the Arab country’s future. Only a political approach can settle the Syria crisis and the Syrian government pays attention to opposition groups which favor a political solution, said Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian deputy foreign minister for […]

IAEA report verifies Iran transparency: IAEA envoy

Press TV -(Fri Feb 20, 2015) Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says the agency’s leaked report verifies Tehran’s “full transparency” in its nuclear program. “Iran has cooperated completely and indeed made the possibility for the IAEA to verify all aspects of Iran’s peaceful nuclear program and … the technical details of the report […]

IAEA asserts transparency of Iran nuclear program: IAEA envoy

Press TV -(Fri Feb 20, 2015) Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says the latest report by the agency confirms the “transparency” of Iran’s nuclear program. The detailed report of the IAEA indicates “the complete transparency of Iran’s peaceful nuclear program,” IRNA quoted Reza Najafi as saying on Thursday after the IAEA confirmed earlier in […]

Iran, US to begin fresh nuclear talks Feb. 20: Iran negotiator

Press TV -(Thu Feb 19, 2015) A senior Iranian negotiator says Iran and the United States will kick off a fresh round of talks on Tehran’s nuclear program in the Swiss city of Geneva on February 20. The negotiations will begin on Friday when deputy foreign ministers from Iran and the US will hold talks on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear […]

Iran should resist sanctions

Press TV -(Wed Feb 18, 2015) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran can stand up to sanctions against the country and foil enemy’s plots. “Serious work should be done. We can resist sanctions and keep the enemy from achieving its objectives,” Ayatollah Khamenei said during an address to thousands of people in […]