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Iran determined to expand ties with China: Velayati

A senior Iranian official says Iran is determined to expand ties with China as the two countries are engaged in a strategic partnership. Ali Akbar Velayati, who serves as a top adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, made the remarks at a meeting with a visiting Chinese delegation, headed by Zhang Deguang, a senior member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, in Tehran ...

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Iran warned West about exploiting terrorism: Top diplomat

An Iranian deputy foreign minister says the Islamic Republic had warned the West about the repercussions of exploiting terrorism well before the occurrence of recent acts of terror in Europe. “From the very outset of the crisis in Syria, the Islamic Republic of Iran repeatedly warned the West and some regional countries not to exploit terrorism,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs ...

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Rafsanjani slams certain states for supporting ISIL

The chairman of Iran's Expediency Council says certain states’ support for the ISIL Takfiri terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria is politically imprudent. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said Monday that such a policy widens rifts between Muslims and strengthens the terrorist groups in various parts of the Islamic world. “The result of discord (among Muslims) strengthens groups like ISIL, Boko Haram, al-Nusra Fr ...

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Iran, US start new round of nuclear talks in Geneva

Senior officials from Iran and the United States have started a new round of talks in the Swiss city of Geneva over Tehran's nuclear program. The Iranian delegation is headed by Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi and Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht-e Ravanchi while Acting Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman leads the US team. T ...

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Ashura sculpture set up at Tehran’s square

A three-dimensional work of art in the form of a sculpture depicting the Ashura tragedy has been unveiled in the Iranian capital city of Tehran. The bronze sculpture was unveiled at Tehran’s Imam Hussein Square during a ceremony held on the Day of Tasua, November 3. Dubbed “The Evening of Ashura,” the sculpture has been created by the Iranian artist, Siavash Salimi, who spent one year on crafting the work. ...

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Iran slams methods of fighting terrorism in ME

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has denounced methods to fight terrorism in Iraq and Syria. “The countries in the region should act responsibly with regard to the current situation and do not contribute to the exacerbation of the situation in the region,” Zarif said in a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday. The Iranian foreign minister further referr ...

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Iran hosts Muslims Unity confab in Mecca

Iran’s Hajj mission has held an international conference on Muslims Unity during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Press TV has reported. Many Muslims from a variety of nationalities and Islamic studies scholars attended the gala. The lecturers and participants discussed several issues such as newly created Takfiri groups and their assaults under the flag of Islam. “The creati ...

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Iran FM criticizes Norway’s expulsion of Iranian students

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized Norway for cancelling residence permits of a dozen post-graduate science students from Iran, saying the move will be detrimental to Oslo. “The expulsion of Iranian students has had adverse consequences on our public opinion and academic circles and this is detrimental to Norway,” Zarif said in a Monday meeting with new Norwegian Ambassador to Tehra ...

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Iran, Uzbekistan determined to expand relations

Iran and Uzbekistan have emphasized their determination to promote Tehran-Tashkent relations in different areas, especially in various economic sectors. In a Thursday meeting with the Uzbek President, Islam Karimov, in Tajikistan’s capital city of Dushanbe, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran and Tashkent should tap into their “numerous economic potentials” in an effort to broaden bilateral ties. R ...

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Leader’s general condition very good after surgery: Marandi

Head of the medical team in charge of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s prostate surgery says the operation has been performed successfully and the Leader's general condition is very good. Alireza Marandi said on Monday that the surgery was carried out at a state-run hospital in Tehran. “During the operation, the Leader was fully conscious and was speaking and he is currently ...

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