Iran slams abduction of UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Press TV -(Fri Aug 29, 2014) Iran has condemned a recent move by Takfiri terrorist groups to abduct UN peacekeepers near the Quneitra border crossing in the occupied Golan Heights. Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Friday called for the immediate release of the abductees without any conditions. “Undoubtedly, terrorist groups and their supporters are responsible […]

Iran nuclear deal hinges on Sextet’s goodwill: Top negotiator

Press TV -(Fri Aug 29, 2014) A senior member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team says Tehran and the P5+1 can reach a comprehensive final deal by a late November deadline if the opposite side demonstrates goodwill. “If the opposite side continues nuclear negotiations with seriousness and goodwill and does not make excessive demands, it is possible to […]

Iran diplomat abducted in Yemen in good health: Deputy FM

Press TV -(Fri Aug 29, 2014) The Iranian diplomat abducted in Yemen last year is in good health, says the Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs. Reports received from Yemeni officials confirm that Nour Ahmad Nikbakht is in good health, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Thursday night. He praised attempts by an investigative committee to […]

US airstrikes will not eradicate terrorism in region: Iran Majlis speaker

Press TV -(Thu Aug 28, 2014) Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says the US military air campaign against ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the region are futile as airstrikes cannot eradicate terrorism that has taken refuge in homes. “The hullabaloo caused now by the West over fighting the ISIL group is wrong as airstrikes cannot eradicate terrorism hidden in houses,” Larijani […]

Iran helping promote peace, unity in Iraq: Analyst

Press TV -(Thu Aug 28, 2014) A political analyst has highlighted the significance of a recent visit to Iraq by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, saying it would contribute to the promotion of unity and peace in the Arab country.  “…such visits by the Iranian foreign minister would definitely assist and help” ease “tension and would […]

Leader urges firm, clear stances by administration on world issues

Press TV -(Wed Aug 27, 2014) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on the President Hassan Rouhani’s administration to take clear and firm stances on regional and international issues. “Taking a clear and resolute stance vis-à-vis such issues as Palestine, the Zionist regime, Gaza, Syria, Iraq, Takfiris and the US acts of […]

Iran supports consensus among Iraqi groups: Zarif

Press TV -(Wed Aug 27, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has stressed that Tehran supports “consensus” among all political groups in Iraq. Speaking at the end of his three-day visit to Iraq on Tuesday, Zarif expressed hope that all the Iraqi local groups could manage to form an inclusive, cohesive, healthy and efficient government in […]

Iran develops new generation of centrifuges: AEOI chief

Press TV -(Wed Aug 27, 2014) Iran’s nuclear chief says the Islamic Republic has tested a new generation of centrifuges under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). “We have declared our latest generation of centrifuges, i.e. IR-8, whose SWU (Separative Work Unit) is 24, to the Agency,” Ali Akbar Salehi, the director of the […]

Barzani hails Iran’s support for Iraqi Kurds in fighting ISIL

Press TV -(Tue Aug 26, 2014) President of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masoud Barzani has praised Iran for supporting Iraqi Kurds in their fight against the Takfiri ISIL militants. Speaking in a joint press conference with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday, Barzani added that Iran was the first country that supplied the Kurdish […]

Iran foreign minister arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan region

Press TV -(Tue Aug 26, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region for the second leg of his two-day visit to the Arab country. On Tuesday, Zarif held talks with top officials of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), including President Masoud Barzani, in Erbil, to discuss threat from Takfiri ISIL militants […]