Iranian Foreign Ministry

Lavrov: Iran ready to become SCO member

Lavrov: Iran ready to become SCO member

Iran now fully matches the criteria of Shanghai Cooperation Organization membership, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following a meeting of the SCO foreign ministers. "Iran is next in line (for SCO …

Iranian Foreign Minister: we respect Turkish nation#039s decision on referendum

Iranian Foreign Minister: we respect Turkish nation's decision on referendum

Iran respects the Turkish people's decision on constitutional referendum, which was held yesterday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said.‎ "The referendum is Turkey's domestic …

Moscow, Tehran and Damascus condemn US actions

Moscow, Tehran and Damascus condemn US actions

Moscow, Damascus and Tehran agree that the US strike on Syria was an act of aggression, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks with his Syrian and Iranian counterparts. "We held important …

Lavrov and Zarif discuss situation in Syria after US strike

Lavrov and Zarif discuss situation in Syria after US strike

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif hold a phone conversation today to discuss the situation in Syria after the US strike on Homs. "Lavrov …

Iran condemns Sweden terrorist attack

Iran condemns Sweden terrorist attack

Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned a Friday terrorist attack in Sweden in which a truck plowed into pedestrians in Stockholm killing at least four people and injuring a dozen more. In a statement on Saturday, Foreign Ministry …

 Iranian, Russian FMs discuss expansion of bilateral ties

Iranian, Russian FMs discuss expansion of bilateral ties

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed a range of issues in a telephone conversation, including expansion of bilateral ties between Tehran …

 Iran condemns St. Petersburg metro blast

Iran condemns St. Petersburg metro blast

Tehran condemns the train blast at the Saint Petersburg metro system, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said. "Creating insecurity and the killing of innocent people is the most humiliating act for achieving …

 Is Iran planning to terminate nuclear deal?

Is Iran planning to terminate nuclear deal?

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warns that Tehran is ready to restore its nuclear activities to the level it was before the 2015 nuclear deal with the P5+1 states, should Washington fail to honor its side …

Iran condemns Israel’s violation of Syrian airspace

Iran condemns Israel’s violation of Syrian airspace

Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the Zionist regime of Israel for violating the Syrian airspace by carrying out airstrikes inside the Arab country, Tansim News Agency reports. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram …

Iran#039s foreign minister visits Qatar, meets ruler

Iran's foreign minister visits Qatar, meets ruler

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Qatar on Wednesday for talks with his Qatari counterpart and the Gulf Arab country's ruler, Reuters reported citing Tasnim news agency. Iranian President …

Ahmadinejad joins Twitter despite ban

Ahmadinejad joins Twitter despite ban

Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has joined Twitter, despite having been instrumental in getting it banned in the country. One of Ahmadinejad’s first tweets from his personal account was a video …

Iranian Foreign Ministry has no plans to establish contacts with US

Iranian Foreign Ministry has no plans to establish contacts with US

Iranian Foreign Ministry has no plans to establish bilateral contacts with the United States, the country's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said. "No, we have not established any contacts yet, but …

No to US troops in Syria, nuclear deal to stay, Iran#039s foreign minister says

No to US troops in Syria, nuclear deal to stay, Iran's foreign minister says

Sending US ground troops to Syria to fight ISIS will fan flames of extremism in the region that will impact the security of the whole world, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said yesterday, CNN reports. …

Zarif, UN envoy discuss Syrian issue

Zarif, UN envoy discuss Syrian issue

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and discussed with UN's Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura in Munich on Friday, Mehr news agency reports. Zarif and his accompanying delegation who …

Third round of intra-Syrian talks in Astana to be held in March

Third round of intra-Syrian talks in Astana to be held in March

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, who headed Iran’s diplomatic team at the talks on intra-Syrian settlement in Astana, announced that the next round of negotiations is …

Iranian foreign ministry: foreign troops increase tension in region

Iranian foreign ministry: foreign troops increase tension in region

Foreign military intervention is the main cause of tension in the Middle East, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said. "The regional stability has to be provided and fortified by the countries …

Russia and Iran discuss Tehran’s nuclear program

Russia and Iran discuss Tehran’s nuclear program

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and his Iranian counterpart Abbas Araghchi discussed different aspects of implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of action (JCPOA) over the past year in …

Zarif: Iran unmoved by threats

Zarif: Iran unmoved by threats

“Iran unmoved by threats as we derive security from our people. We'll never initiate war, but we can only rely on our own means of defense,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted back in response …

Iranian Foreign Ministry slams US new sanctions

Iranian Foreign Ministry slams US new sanctions

Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that inclusion of new Iranian and non-Iranian people and institutes to the list of illegitimate sanctions by the US under the excuse of missile tests is inconsistent with the country’s …

Tehran bans travel of US wrestlers to Iran due to Trump#039s order

Tehran bans travel of US wrestlers to Iran due to Trump's order

Iran banned US wrestlers from participating in the Freestyle World Cup competition in response to President Donald Trump's executive order forbidding visas for Iranians, IRNA news agency reports.  Iranian …

Iran#039s Deputy Foreign Minister to visit Moscow for nuclear deal consultations

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister to visit Moscow for nuclear deal consultations

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi will arrive in Moscow on February 8 for consultations on a range of issues including the implementation of the Iranian nuclear program, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey …

Yerevan and Tehran to expand security cooperation

Yerevan and Tehran to expand security cooperation

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the Armenian Minister of Defense Vigen Sargsyan discussed cooperation in the security field, the press service of the Armenian Defence Ministry said. …

Conference on Iranian-Russian ties opens in Tehran

Conference on Iranian-Russian ties opens in Tehran

A conference marking 515 years of ties between Iran and Russia, which is being held in Tehran, is an important factor of enhancement of relations between the two countries, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, …

Iran to ban American citizens in response to Trump#039s immigration order

Iran to ban American citizens in response to Trump's immigration order

Iran says it will ban all US citizens from entering the country in response to President Donald Trump's executive order limiting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, according to an Iranian Foreign Ministry statement published on …

Azerbaijan and Iran discuss issues of bilateral cooperation

Azerbaijan and Iran discuss issues of bilateral cooperation

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour yesterday. The sides praised the current level of Azerbaijani-Iranian bilateral relations …

Zarif says Iran can immediately go back on JCPOA - media

Zarif says Iran can immediately go back on JCPOA - media

If the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actions (JCPOA) decide to withdraw from the nuclear deal one day, Iran will have more options with an easier way to go than the other side, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif …

Iran dismisses rumors about talks with Donald Trump#039s team

Iran dismisses rumors about talks with Donald Trump's team

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi dismissed the rumors that Iran is holding any talks with the new US government. “There has never been any communication with the new US …

Russian, Iranian, Turkish delegations hold joint dinner in Astana

Russian, Iranian, Turkish delegations hold joint dinner in Astana

Delegations of Russia, Iran and Turkey took part part in a joint dinner in the hotel Rixos President Astana in the Kazakhstan's capital before the start of intra-Syrian negotiations, Russian Foreign …

Zarif: Trump to be surprised if ditches Iran nuclear deal

Zarif: Trump to be surprised if ditches Iran nuclear deal

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran will have its “own options” in response to any violations of the 2015 nuclear deal, adding that the Islamic Republic will “surprise” US …

Iranian delegation to Astana to be headed by country#039s Deputy Foreign Minister

Iranian delegation to Astana to be headed by country's Deputy Foreign Minister

The Iranian delegation at the Syrian talks in Astana will be headed by the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, the Iranian Foreign ministry said. Tehran believes the forthcoming …