Iran, Oman sign maritime demarcation agreement

Press TV -(Tue May 26, 2015) Iran and Oman have signed an agreement to demarcate their maritime borders in the Sea of Oman. The agreement will “institutionalize and promote Tehran-Muscat relations,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters in the Omani capital on Tuesday. Zarif also hailed the deal which would complete the border line between the two countries. He […]


Iran summons Saudi envoy over attack near embassy in Yemen

Press TV -(Tue May 26, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned Saudi Arabia’s envoy in Tehran to protest against a rocket attack near the Iranian embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a. The ministry on Monday conveyed to the Saudi chargé d’affaires, currently Riyadh’s most senior diplomat in Tehran, Iran’s strong protest over the landing of two Saudi missiles near the Iranian […]


Iranian nuclear negotiators to comply with red lines: Araqchi

Press TV -(Tue May 26, 2015) A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the Iranian negotiating delegation is committed to observing the country’s red lines in the nuclear talks with the P5+1 group of countries. “Diplomats and negotiators are obliged to comply with the guidelines and red lines set for them,” Abbas Araqchi said in a televised interview with the […]


National unity govt. needed in Yemen: Iranian diplomat

Press TV -(Tue May 26, 2015) A senior Iranian diplomat has reaffirmed the Islamic Republic’s support for the Yemeni people, saying an inclusive national unity government should be formed in the war-ravaged Arab state. “Based on Article 3 of Iran’s proposed plan to the United Nations Secretary General [Ban Ki-moon], a national unity government should be formed in Yemen […]


Iran FM rules out interviewing nuclear scientists

Press TV -(Mon May 25, 2015) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic will not allow any foreign interviews with its nuclear scientists as part of a potential final deal with the P5+1 group of countries. On Monday, Zarif pointed to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s opposition to inspections of Iran’s military […]


Iran FM slams UNSC’s unprincipled approach to Mideast

Press TV -(Mon May 25, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized the UN Security Council for pursuing discriminatory and unprincipled approaches to conflicts in the Middle East, particularly in Yemen, Syria and Iraq. “The situation in the region is very sensitive and complicated and the West Asian and Central Asian countries are faced with […]


Iran to intervene if ISIL nears borders: Minister

Press TV -(Mon May 25, 2015) Iran’s interior minister says the Islamic Republic will step in if the ISIL Takfiri terrorists advance to within 40 kilometers of the country’s borders. “We have previously announced that if Daesh (ISIL) advances to around 40 kilometers of our borders and intends to commit an act of sabotage, Iran will definitely intervene,” Abdolreza Rahmani Fazil  told reporters […]


Nuclear deal should ensure Iran’s rights: Official

Press TV -(Mon May 25, 2015) A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the Islamic Republic seeks an agreement with the P5+1 group that respects all rights of the Iranian nation. Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi made the remarks in a meeting with Michael Linhart, the secretary general of Austria’s Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and […]


Iran backing Iraq anti-terror bid with all might: Official

Press TV -(Mon May 25, 2015) A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic supports Iraq in its battle against terrorism with “all might.” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Secretary General of Iraq’s Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party (KSDP) Muhammad Haji Mahmoud on Sunday, […]


Iran pursuing removal of sanctions through diplomacy: Rouhani

Press TV -(Sun May 24, 2015) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reaffirmed the Islamic Republic’s resolve to pursue, through diplomacy, the removal of the unfair restrictions imposed on its economic sector over its peaceful nuclear activities. On Sunday, President Rouhani criticized the illegal economic sanctions placed on Iran by the Western states and the UN Security Council […]