US position on Iran’s UN pick unacceptable: Afkham

Press TV -(Wed Apr 9, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry has dismissed the US position on Tehran’s appointee for the post of ambassador to the United Nations as unacceptable. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, made the remarks on Wednesday in response to earlier comments by the White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who said Washington has informed […]


Iran’s missiles never on nuclear talks agenda: Araqchi

Press TV -(Wed Apr 9, 2014) A top Iranian nuclear negotiator says Tehran will never hold talks about its defense system and ballistic missiles with the P5+1 group. “We will not negotiate about the country’s ballistic missiles and defense system and will not put them to debate,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, who is also a […]


Iran MPs condemn European Parliament resolution

Press TV -(Tue Apr 8, 2014) Iranian lawmakers have issued a statement in condemnation of the recent European Parliament (EP) resolution about the human rights situation in Iran, saying it is a blatant interference in Iran’s internal affairs. “The European Parliament has recently moved to issue a statement in connection with Iran that despite positive points, its […]


Iran, P5+1 begin nuclear talks in Vienna

Press TV -(Tue Apr 8, 2014) Iran and the P5+1 group have begun a new round of nuclear talks in the Austrian capital of Vienna in a series of negotiations aimed at fully resolving the decade-old dispute over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program. The high-level talks were presided over by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif […]


Iran says drafting final tough deal ‘tough process’

Press TV -(Tue Apr 8, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says drafting a final nuclear deal with the six world powers will be a tough and slow process. Zarif, who is in Vienna, made the remarks on his Facebook page on Tuesday after holding talks with representatives from the world powers – the United States, […]


Iran, P5+1 not drafting final deal yet: Zarif

Press TV -(Tue Apr 8, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and the P5+1 group have not drafted the text of a final agreement over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program yet. Following a meeting with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Vienna on Monday, Zarif described drafting the final agreement as “one […]


Iran views China ties as strategic: Official

Press TV -(Tue Apr 8, 2014) A senior Iranian official has hailed the relations between Iran and China, saying that Tehran views its ties with Beijing as “strategic and long-term.” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi made the remark in a Monday meeting with outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Yu Hongyang.The Iranian official pointed to a meeting […]


Iran’s appointed UN envoy competent for post: Afkham

Press TV -(Tue Apr 8, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham says the country’s appointee for the post of ambassador to the United Nations, Hamid Abutalebi, is qualified for the position. “In our viewpoint, the ambassador who has been introduced is qualified for the position and has had important diplomatic posts in European countries and Australia […]


Nuclear talks covered Geneva topics: Iran

Press TV -(Tue Apr 8, 2014) A top Iranian negotiator says Tehran and the P5+1 group have discussed all the topics included in the interim Geneva nuclear deal signed between the two sides back in November. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi made the remarks at the end of the first day […]


EP resolution has no value to Iran: Velayati

Press TV -(Mon Apr 7, 2014) A senior Iranian official has slammed a recent anti-Iran resolution by the European Parliament (EP), stressing that the Islamic Republic sees no value in such “baseless judgments.” The recent EP resolution is merely aimed at exerting political pressure on Iran, said Ali Akbar Velayati, who is a top advisor to Leader […]