scandals in the East

Iran condemns desecration of Quran in Sweden

Iran condemns desecration of Quran in Sweden

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Sunday that Iran condemns desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden and expects immediate reaction from the Swedish government, according to IRNA. The Islamic Republic of …

Erdogan backs down on threat to expel Western envoys - report

Erdogan backs down on threat to expel Western envoys - report

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan backed down from his threat to expel 10 Western ambassadors over their joint statement of support for a jailed civil society leader, Al Jazeera reported. Erdogan said during the weekend he had …

Turkey expels ambassadors of US, Germany, France and 7 more states

Turkey expels ambassadors of US, Germany, France and 7 more states

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, addressing the citizens of Eskisehir, said today that he ordered to organize the expulsion of ambassadors from ten Western states at once for signing a call to release human rights activist Osman Kavala, …

Iran says won’t accept new nuclear demands of West

Iran says won’t accept new nuclear demands of West

Press TV has learned that Iran will not accept the new demands put forward by the United States and the Europeans in the course of the diplomatic process underway on potential revival of the 2015 nuclear agreement. Press TV …

Robert Macaire leaves Tehran

Robert Macaire leaves Tehran

The UK's ambassador to Iran, Robert Macaire, is returning to London for talks following his arrest by the Tehran authorities. However, the Foreign Office has said Macaire's visit "has been planned for …

Tehran claims interference in country's internal affairs

Tehran claims interference in country's internal affairs

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that foreign countries' support for protests was the interference in the country's internal affairs. "I recommend they (foreign countries) look at the …

"Mass protests in city center - always provocation from outside"

"Mass protests in city center - always provocation from outside"

Modern large-scale demonstrations are never the result of a spontaneous protest of the population - they are always organized from the outside and are the result of planned provocations of external forces. Details may vary, but the goal is always …

Is 'tanker war' with Iran over?

Is 'tanker war' with Iran over?

The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero seized by Iran in July has started to move out of the port of Bandar Abbas where it has been held, the Swedish owner of the tanker Erik Hanell said. “The ship …

Iran releases UK-flagged oil tanker

Iran releases UK-flagged oil tanker

Iran’s authorities have freed the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in the Strait of Hormuz, Sky News Arabia reported. The Iranian government's spokesman …

London blames Iran for Saudi Arabia oil attacks

London blames Iran for Saudi Arabia oil attacks

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has blamed Iran for attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities ahead of a meeting with the country's president Hassan Rouhani. Johnson said there was a …

Iranian Foreign Ministry responds to Saudi accusations

Iranian Foreign Ministry responds to Saudi accusations

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi responded to Rhyad’s official accusations in organizing an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure. “Instead of baseless accusations against others, the Saudi government should put …

London sends letter to UN about its tanker seized by Iran

London sends letter to UN about its tanker seized by Iran

The UK Permanent Mission to the United Nations has submitted a letter to the UN Secretary-General and Security Council President with a "factual update" on the incident with the UK-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero seized by Iran in the …