Sensitivity to Iran-Russia ties illogical: Tehran

Press TV -(Fri Apr 11, 2014) Iran has dismissed as “illogical” certain countries’ sensitivity toward Tehran’s cooperation with Russia, saying Tehran-Moscow relations are “running their normal course.” “Iran and Russia enjoy great potential for cooperation and expansion of economic and trade relations,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Saturday.Officials from both countries pay due regard […]


Iran seeking no alternative for its UN pick: Diplomat

Press TV -(Sat Apr 12, 2014) Iran is not considering any replacement for its newly-appointed ambassador to the United Nations Hamid Aboutalebi who has been denied a visa by the US, a top Iranian diplomat says. “We are considering no alternative to replace Mr. Aboutalebi and are pursuing the issue through legal mechanisms,” said Iranian Deputy Foreign […]


Iran rejects UK Foreign Office human rights report

Press TV -(Fri Apr 11, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry has denounced a recent report by the UK Foreign Ministry on human rights situation in Iran as biased. Criticizing the report on Friday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said Iran has a good cooperation on improving human rights across the world, and stresses on respect for other […]


Iran to receive 5th installment of frozen funds

Press TV -(Fri Apr 11, 2014) A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the Islamic Republic will next week receive the fifth installment of the $4.2-billion blocked funds it was promised as part of an interim nuclear deal with six world powers. “As of today, four out of the eight installments of our country’s frozen assets have been […]


Iran clears up ambiguities over Arak reactor: AEOI

Press TV -(Thu Apr 10, 2014) Iran has offered a scientific and logical proposal to clear up any ambiguities over the country’s Arak heavy-water reactor, a senior Iranian official says. After the signing of the Geneva deal dubbed the Joint Plan of Action between Iran and six world powers, Tehran put forward a scientific plan to resolve […]


US visa denial to Iran UN envoy unacceptable: Zarif

Press TV -(Thu Apr 10, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has condemned a US decision to deny visa to Tehran’s newly-appointed ambassador to the United Nations. Briefing Iranian reporters in the Austrian capital Vienna on Wednesday, Zarif denounced the measure as unacceptable and said Tehran will follow up the issue through diplomatic channels at the […]


Final nuclear deal possible in three months: Zarif

Press TV -(Thu Apr 10, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a comprehensive agreement between Iran and six major world powers on Tehran’s nuclear energy program can be reached within three months. Iran and the P5+1 group sealed an interim deal in Geneva on November 24, 2013 to pave the way for the full resolution […]


West’s approach to women issues ‘profoundly deviant’: Leader

Press TV -(Sat Apr 19, 2014) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the West’s approach to women and their issues is profoundly deviant. Addressing hundreds of Iranian women on Saturday, the Leader noted that the West’s materialistic approach to universe and the world is the root cause of “profound deviation” in Western ideas […]


Leader calls for stronger Iran-Azerbaijan ties

Press TV -(Wed Apr 9, 2014) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called for the expansion of bilateral ties between Iran and Azerbaijan. “Relations between the two nations and the governments must be strengthened day by day,” Ayatollah Khamenei stated during a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Tehran on Wednesday.“Of course, […]


Iran nuclear activities unstoppable: Leader

Press TV -(Wed Apr 9, 2014) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran’s nuclear research and development activities will never stop. “Everybody should know that although negotiations [between Iran and world powers] are going on, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s activities in the field of nuclear research and development will never stop and […]