Tehran summons Saudi charge d’affaires over beheading of Iranian

Press TV -(Thu Sep 11, 2014) Iran has summoned the Saudi charge d’affaires in Tehran to hear the Islamic Republic’s protest against the recent beheading of an Iranian man in Saudi Arabia on a charge of drug trafficking. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Expatriates’ Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said on Thursday that the execution […]

Iran inaugurates hydropower plant in Tajikistan

Press TV -(Wed Sep 10, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has inaugurated the second generating unit of an Iranian-financed hydroelectric power plant in Tajikistan. Rouhani and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon led the inauguration of the second turbine at Sangtuda-2 hydropower plant via videoconference in the Tajik capital city of Dushanbe on Wednesday. “We are delighted to announce […]

Iran stresses Tajikistan’s role in regional stability

Press TV -(Wed Sep 10, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has emphasized that Tajikistan plays an important role in maintaining peace and stability in the region. “Peace and stability in Tajikistan, as an important country in the [Central Asia] region, can be significant for peace and stability in the entire region,” Rouhani said in a joint press […]

Iran resolute on enhanced ties with Kazakhstan: Rouhani

Press TV -(Wed Sep 10, 2014) The Iranian president says Iran is seriously determined to strengthen relations with neighboring and regional countries, particularly Kazakhstan. “The policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s government is [based on] close interaction and relations with regional countries and particularly with neighboring states. Kazakhstan has a special position among them,” Rouhani said […]

Iran urges restraint among Yemeni groups

Press TV -(Wed Sep 10, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the violent crackdown against peaceful protests in Yemen, calling on the government as well as political parties and groups in the Arab country to show restraint. “Settlement of disputes through dialog and a political and peaceful process with the participation of all political and […]

Iran, three EU states to hold meeting on nuclear issue

Press TV -(Wed Sep 10, 2014) Iran’s deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs is set to meet representatives of the three European countries in the Sextet of world powers over Tehran’s nuclear energy program at the UN headquarters in Vienna. The quartet meeting between senior Iranian nuclear negotiator, Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, and the representatives of […]

Raise nothing outside nuclear framework, Iran tells world powers

  Press TV -(Wed Sep 10, 2014) A senior Iranian diplomat has reiterated that six world powers engaged in talks with Iran should not bring up any issue outside the framework of the nuclear negotiations. “The opposite party should negotiate within the framework [of nuclear talks] and with goodwill and discuss [only] the issues included in that […]

Iran, South Africa must up anti-terror bids: Official

Press TV -(Wed Sep 10, 2014) Iran and South Africa must strengthen cooperation to counter terrorism and extremism, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says. “South Africa and Iran can have further convergence and cooperation to counter violence and extremism in the region,” Amir-Abdollahian said in a meeting with South Africa’s Deputy […]

Iran urges IAEA to condemn Israel drone incursion

Press TV -(Wed Sep 10, 2014) Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has called on the UN nuclear body to condemn the Israeli regime’s recent drone incursion into Iran’s airspace to spy over a nuclear facility. “The Islamic Republic of Iran…calls on the IAEA to condemn this [act of] aggression which violates the Agency’s […]

Iran, Kazakhstan poised to expand ties: Rouhani

Press TV -(Tue Sep 9, 2014) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic and Kazakhstan are determined to broaden bilateral ties on various fields, particularly in the economic sphere. Speaking at a Tuesday news conference with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in the Kazakh capital, Astana, President Rouhani said the visit by a high-ranking Iranian economic and […]