Bahrain attempting regional disruption with claims: Afkham

Press TV -(Sun Jul 26, 2015) Bahrain is using repetitive “baseless accusations” to create tensions in the region,  Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says. Afkham made the remarks in reaction to Manama’s claims that Iran is meddling in its internal affairs, IRNA reported on Sunday. “Such unconstructive methods will not disrupt Iran’s serious will and determination for continuity […]

Iran condemns Saudi bombing of Yemen’s Ta’izz

Press TV -(Sun Jul 26, 2015) Iran has condemned the Saudi airstrikes against the Yemeni province of Ta’izz, saying Riyadh is violating international human rights in the impoverished war-hit country. “Saudi attacks on residential areas and civilian targets as well as the killing and wounding of civilians are in contradiction to international principles and norms of human […]

Bahrain not after severing ties with Iran: Diplomat

Press TV -(Sun Jul 26, 2015) A senior Iranian diplomat says Manama has recalled its ambassador to Tehran for consultation but the move does not mean that it seeks to “sever or downgrade” ties with the Islamic Republic. There are always such issues in the diplomatic arena, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Hassan Qashqavi told […]

Zarif dismisses Kerry’s remarks at Senate hearing

Press TV -(Sat Jul 25, 2015) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed recent remarks made by his US counterpart John Kerry as “incomplete hints” about some issues raised at the latest nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries. In a statement, Zarif responded to some of Kerry’s claims he made on Thursday at a hearing […]

Iran blasts UNSC lack of political will on Palestine

Press TV -(Sat Jul 25, 2015) The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations has blasted the UN Security Council for failing to show the necessary “political will” to defend the Palestinian people’s rights. “The Security Council, due to a lack of political will, is not capable of fulfilling its duties within the framework of the organization’s Charter […]

Terror fight must respect sovereignty of nations: Iran

Press TV -(Sat Jul 25, 2015) Iran has underlined the need for respecting the sovereignty of nations in the fight against terrorism. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Saturday reaffirmed Iran’s opposition to all forms of terrorism and extremism, saying any acts of tolerance toward terrorism and Takfiri violence will further encourage terrorists to commit inhumane crimes. […]

Support for terrorists dangerous initiative: Iran diplomat

Press TV -(Sat Jul 25, 2015) A senior Iranian diplomat says financial and military support for terrorist groups is a dangerous initiative, posing a threat to regional and international countries. “Pressure [exerted] by certain countries to overthrow the legitimate Syrian government in addition to financial and military support for terrorist groups was a dangerous initiative which strengthened terrorist […]

Time ripe for Iran, France to bolster cooperation: Rouhani

Press TV – (Thu Jul 23) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says time is ripe for Tehran and Paris to bolster their cooperation in different fields especially in the area of fighting terrorism in the region. Rouhani made the remarks in a telephone conversation with his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, on Thursday, underscoring the enormous potential that Iran and France have for […]

Parchin visit only within Iran-IAEA roadmap: Salehi

Press TV – (Fri Jul 24, 2015) A senior Iranian nuclear official says any visit to the Parchin military site near the capital, Tehran, will be carried out only based on a roadmap agreed upon by Tehran and the UN nuclear body aimed at sorting out outstanding issues regarding the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. “There is no separate […]

Iran’s IAEA envoy rejects reports of ‘secret annexes to JCPOA’

Press TV -(Fri Jul 24, 2015) Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has rejected foreign media reports claiming that Iran and the agency have signed secret agreements as annexes to the text of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) concluded by Iran and the P5+1. On Friday, Reza Najafi explained that Iran and […]