The latest news and views about Bahram Qassemi, the Iranian Ambassador to France and a former foreign ministry spokesman.
Iran Welcomes UNSC Resolution against Illegal Israeli Settlements
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman hailed a UN Security Council resolution demanding the halt of settlement activity by Israel on occupied Palestinian territories, saying Iran welcomes any initiative that protects the rights of the Palestinian nation.
Iran, Russia, Turkey to Hold Trilateral Meeting on Syria
Tehran, Moscow and Ankara plan to hold a trilateral meeting on the Syrian crisis at the initiative of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the Russian capital, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced.
Iran Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Somalia
Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly denounced a recent terrorist attack in Somalia, which claimed dozens of lives, and called for concerted global efforts to uproot terrorism and extremism.
Saudi, UK Anti-Iran Claims, Smokescreen for Terror Support: Iran
Iran says Saudi Arabia and Britain are making comments against the Islamic Republic in a bid to cover up their destructive role in supporting Takfiri terrorism.
Iranian Spokesman Condemns Twin Blasts in Turkey
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman strongly denounced the recent blasts in Turkey’s Istanbul, which claimed the lives of 38 people on Saturday, and called for a coordinated response by all countries in the world to such acts of terrorism.
Israeli Settlement Expansion Blatant Violation of International Law: Iran
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned a recent Israeli bill to legalize some 4,000 settler units in the occupied West Bank, saying the Tel Aviv regime’s settlements are a “mass and blatant violation” of international law.
Iran Condoles with Pakistan over Plane Crash
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi offered condolences to Pakistan over a plane crash that killed all 48 people on board on Wednesday.
US Not Empowered to Violate Nuclear Deal: Iran
Iran says the United States is not empowered to violate the nuclear agreement reached between the Islamic Republic and six world countries last year.
Iran Urges Immediate Release of Lawyers in Kenya
Iran has urged Kenya to immediately release two of its lawyers arrested in the African country upon "intervention by a third party."
US Extension of Iran Sanctions Is a Violation of JCPOA: Iran
Iranian officials slammed the US Senate for passing a 10-year extension of sanctions against the Islamic Republic, saying the move is a breach of the JCPOA, a July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
Iran More Resolved to Combat Terrorism after ISIS Attack in Hilla: Spokesman
The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry renewed condemnation of a recent terrorist attack near the Iraqi city of Hilla that killed many people, including dozens of Iranians, saying the Islamic Republic is more resolved to fight Takfiri terrorists after the attack.
Iran-Russia Visa-Free Deal Not Signed Yet: Spokesman
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi described reports that Iran and Russia have cancelled visa requirements between the two countries as untrue, saying a deal on visa-free package tours is yet to be signed.
UN Human Rights Bill on Iran Politically Motivated: Foreign Ministry
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned a UN resolution on the state of human rights in Iran as unacceptable and baseless.
Saudi Abuse of Sanctities Very Dangerous: Iran
Iran says Saudi Arabia is spreading lies and exploiting Islamic sanctities for its own political goals after Riyadh claimed, in an allegation later dismissed, that a ballistic missile by the Yemeni army forces and allied fighters had targeted the holy Saudi city of Mecca.
Iranian FM to Start Visits to Lebanon, Eastern Europe Today
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will embark on a visit to Lebanon on Monday, which will later take him to three countries in the Eastern Europe.
Iran Congratulates Lebanon on Election of New President
Iranian Foreign Ministry in a message welcomed the election of a new president in Lebanon and congratulated Michel Aoun on his new post.
Spokesman Rejects ‘False’ Claims about Iran’s Support for Taliban
Iran has dismissed the claims made by a Taliban official about Tehran’s support for the Afghan militant group.
Iran Condemns Attacks against Ashura Mourners in Nigeria and Afghanistan
Iran has denounced the recent attacks on Nigerian and Afghan mourners commemorating Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shiite imam.
Iran Ready to Send Humanitarian Aid to Yemen: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has voiced his "shock and disgust" over a Saudi Arabian airstrike on a Yemeni funeral.
Iran Condemns Saudis’ Deadly Attack on Civilians in Yemen
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi in a statement strongly condemned Saturday’s deadly airstrikes by Saudi warplanes against civilians in Yemeni capital of Sana’a.
Iran: EU Document Positive but Partly Unrealistic
Iran has cautiously welcomed an EU resolution on the future of the bloc's relations with Tehran but said the documents also contains some "unrealistic points" about the country.
Iran Warns Regional States against Following Warmongers
Iran has dismissed the claims by the United Arab Emirates that the Islamic Republic is arming Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters, urging regional states to remain vigilant against warmongering policies.
Iran Denies Diplomat’s Visit to Yemen
Iran’s Foreign Ministry denied a Saudi daily’s report that an Iranian deputy minister has made a short trip to Yemen’s capital of Sana’a earlier this week.
Iran Rejects UN Chief’s Human Rights Report as Fundamentally Flawed
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman slammed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s recent report on human rights situation in Iran as baseless, saying there are fundamental flaws in the report, which has been drafted on the basis of unfair resolutions with political purposes.
Iran Rejects US Claim over Houthi Missile
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman denied the claims made by a US official that a missile used by Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters to destroy an Emirati military vessel was made by Iran.