Iran vows response to Saudi blocking of aid plane to Yemen

Press TV -(Sun Apr 26, 2015) A senior Iranian official says Saudi Arabia’s blockade of Yemen and its prevention of the delivery of the Islamic Republic’s humanitarian aid to the war-wracked country will not go unanswered. “We consider all options for helping the Yemeni people and immediate dispatch of humanitarian aid and transfer of the injured,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister […]

President Rouhani extends condolences to Nepal after quake

Press TV -(Sat Apr 25, 2015) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has offered condolences to the Nepali people for a devastating earthquake which has killed over 1,800 so far. The Iranian president offered his “sympathy and condolences” to the people of Nepal and President Ram Baran Yadav over the deadly earthquake on Saturday. Rouhani wished swift recovery of the injured, and patience […]

Iran’s dependence on oil hitting record low: Rouhani

Press TV -(Sat Apr 25, 2015) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the country’s dependence on oil revenues will drop to its lowest level ever in the current Iranian year (which began on March 21). Addressing military top brass in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Saturday, Rouhani added that his administration succeeded in fulfilling its commitments over the past two years despite financial problems […]

Iran offers condolences to Nepal over deadly quake

Press TV -(Sat Apr 25, 2015) Iran has offered condolences to Nepal over a devastating earthquake that has so far left over 1,400 people dead in the South Asian country.    Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Saturday expressed deep sorrow over the deadly earthquake and offered Iran’s sympathy to the Nepalese government and nation as well […]

‘Asia-Africa cooperation runs counter to unilateralism’

Press TV -(Fri Apr 24, 2015) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has highlighted the importance of Asia-Africa ties, saying the South-South cooperation flies in the face of unilateralism. “Cooperation between the countries of these two continents against unilateralism is a great and very important move in the international arena,” Rouhani told reporters upon his arrival in Tehran on Friday after wrapping up […]

Iranian president urges world Muslims to condemn terrorism

Press TV -(Thu Apr 23, 2015) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on Muslims all over the world to speak out against the terrorist groups twisting the image of Islam. “All Muslims should break their silence against terrorist groups, which have caused the greatest harm to Islam,” said President Rouhani in a meeting with intellectuals and Muslim […]

Syria paying price for anti-Israel resistance: Iran speaker

Press TV -(Fri Apr 24, 2015) The Iranian Parliament (Majlis) speaker says Syria is paying the price for its resistance against the Israeli regime.   “Syria is a significant country in the resistance front and in restoring the rights of the oppressed Palestinian people, and it is paying the price for resistance against the Zionist regime,” Ali Larijani […]

Tehran calls in Saudi envoy over aid plane interception

Press TV -(Fri Apr 24, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned Saudi Arabia’s chargé d’affaires in Tehran to express its protest over Riyadh’s interception of an Iranian aid flight to war-wracked Yemen. Saudi Arabia’s most senior diplomat in Tehran was summoned on Friday after Saudi fighter jets prevented an Iranian plane, which was carrying medical aid, from entering the Yemeni airspace. This is while the […]

Iran, P5+1 start drafting on sanctions removal: Araqchi

Press TV -(Fri Apr 24, 2015) A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says Iran and the P5+1 group have started drafting the text of mechanisms related to the removal of sanctions imposed on Tehran over its peaceful nuclear program. Speaking to Press TV following meetings with representatives of the P5+1 group in the Austrian capital city of Vienna […]

Good clarifications made on removal of anti-Iran bans: Araqchi

Press TV -(Fri Apr 24, 2015) A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says certain clarifications have been made on the removal of anti-Tehran sanctions during the latest round of talks over Tehran’s nuclear program. “The US and European sides have made good clarifications on the lifting of sanctions,” Abbas Araqchi, the deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs, […]