Riyadh should accept responsibility for Hajj crush

Press TV- (Sat Sep 26, 2015) A senior Iranian official says Saudi authorities’ shirking their responsibility toward a deadly crush during the Hajj pilgrimage rituals in Mina, outside the Saudi holy city of Mecca, is unacceptable, urging Riyadh to fulfill its duties regarding the incident. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Saturday […]

Press Statement

Sep 25, 2015- The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, met in the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on 25thSeptember. They reconfirmed their commitment to implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]

Iran’s President Rouhani orders task force to address Mina disaster

Press TV- (Fri Sep 25, 2015 ) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the formation of a special task force to address the recent incident outside the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia during which overcrowding led to the deaths of hundreds of pilgrims. In a message, Rouhani asked the country’s First Vice President Es’haq […]

Saudi government responsible for Mina tragedy: Ayat. Rafsanjani

Press TV- (Fri Sep 25, 2015 ) Senior Iranian official Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has held the Saudi government accountable for a recent deadly crush during Hajj rituals near the holy city of Mecca, which led to the deaths of several hundred people. “The officials in the Saudi government in charge of [maintaining] order in this […]

Iran urges West to take necessary measures to support JCPOA

Press TV- (Wed Sep 23, 2015) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic expects Western countries to take proper measures to support the recently reached agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group over Tehran’s nuclear program.     Zarif made the remark upon arrival in New York on Tuesday evening local time to […]

Iran president condemns raid on diplomatic missions in Yemen

Press TV- (Tue Sep 22, 2015) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has strongly condemned airstrikes against civilians, infrastructure and specifically diplomatic missions in Yemen. “We are concerned about the aggressive forces’ disregard of international regulations and norms, and these actions, particularly attacks on diplomatic sites, should be strongly condemned as an incorrect and inhuman act,” Rouhani said in a phone […]

Iran Armed Forces biggest anti-terror force: President Rouhani

Press TV- (Tue Sep 22, 2015) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran are the biggest anti-terrorism force. “We tell the world today [that] the biggest anti-terrorism force is the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic,” President Rouhani said. He made the remark in a Tuesday ceremony marking Shahrivar […]

Iran warns Israel on Syria crisis exploitation

Press TV- (Tue Sep 22, 2015) A senior Iranian diplomat has warned Israel against taking advantage of the ongoing crisis in Syria and its continued support for terrorist groups operating against the Damascus government. “The Zionist regime’s links with terrorists [fighting in Syria] through Golan Heights have been laid bare to everyone, and this issue poses a security threat […]

Tehran, Moscow call for diplomatic solution to Syria crisis

Press TV- (Tue Sep 22, 2015)  Iran and Russia have called for further efforts to end regional crises, particularly the conflict in Syria, through diplomatic means and solutions based on combating terrorism. In a Monday meeting in the Russian capital, Moscow, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Russian […]

Iran’s Rouhani scheduled to address UN General Assembly in New York

Press TV- (Mon Sep 21, 2015) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will set off for New York this week to address the 70th annual session of the UN General Assembly. President Rouhani will leave Tehran on September 24 to attend the world’s largest diplomatic gathering, where he is scheduled to deliver a speech. The 70th United Nations […]