• Pinning Hope on Europe Will Not Solve Problems

    Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Saturday Iran should continue talks with Europe over the nuclear deal but must first draw on domestic potential to solve economic problems instead of waiting for the Europeans to help. 
    "Negotiations with the Europeans should not discontinue,But we should not wait for a European proposal…Instead pursue the many actions that need to be taken inside the country," he told Foreign Ministry officials and Iranian ambassadors in Tehran, his official website reported.  
    The country's untapped potential should be effectively utilized, he said, adding that it is an "obvious mistake" to think that rapprochement or relations with the United States could help resolve domestic problems. 
    "Neither the word nor the signature of the Americans can be trusted. Negotiations with the United States are of no avail."  

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  • Nuclear Issue Can Be Resolved
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  • Caspian  Littoral States  Cooperation Stressed
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    The defense minister has called for increased cooperation between the Caspian Sea littoral states to ...
  • IT Advances Cannot Be Stopped
    09/16/2014
    Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has said it is not possible to stop advancements in information technology.
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    09/16/2014
    Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has said it is impossible to cut relations with other countries in the today’s world.
  • UN Appeal for Iran’s Help in Lebanon
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    In a message to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the UN secretary general appealed to...
  •  Rouhani to Attend UNGA
    09/15/2014
    President Hassan Rouhani is due in New York on September 22 to take part in the annual UN General Assembly meeting.
  • No Wish to Attend Paris Meeting
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    Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Sunday Iran had no wish to attend the ...
  • UN Rights Report unacceptable
    09/14/2014
    Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-Ravanchi has dismissed a new UN report on human rights in...
  • N. Korea FM's Visit
    09/14/2014
    North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong is scheduled to hold a meeting with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif today in Tehran.
  • French Delegation in Iran
    09/14/2014
    A French parliamentary delegation has travelled to Iran to hold meetings with lawmakers and ...
  • Policy on IS Hailed
    09/14/2014
    Bahrain has welcomed Iran’s willingness to join forces with the international community against the Islamic State...
  • America’s Unilateralist  Policies Criticized
    09/14/2014
    The security chief has described the US efforts to form a coalition against the Islamic State (IS) as ...
  • President Hopes SCO Summit Will Benefit Members
    09/14/2014
    President Hassan Rouhani has said the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are...
  • No Cooperation With US
    09/14/2014
    The deputy chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces has ruled out any military cooperation between...
  • Pledge to Help Improve Iraq Security
    09/14/2014
    Ambassador to Baghdad Hassan Danaeifar says Iran has not yet been invited to a conference in...
  • Resolve to Expand Latam Ties
    09/14/2014
    Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht Ravanchi said Iran is resolved to expand ties with the Latin American...
  • Rouhani Visits Leader
    09/14/2014
    President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday visited Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei who is in hospital recovering from a successful prostate operation.
  • China Calls for Strategic  Ties With Iran
    09/13/2014
    Chinese President Xi Jinping has said Beijing is seeking to establish strategic ties with Iran.
  • Support for Iraq
    09/13/2014
    Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani on Friday sent a message to his Iraqi counterpart Salim al-Jabouri congratulating him  ...
  • Lifting Sanctions
    09/13/2014
    South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has said Pretoria defends Tehran’s right to ...
  • Mugabe Seeking Closer Ties
    09/13/2014
    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has described Iran as a reliable country, saying Harare is seeking to  ...

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