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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  International

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After years of  reporting dramatic changes in the Iranian domestic arena, nuclear dossier and violation of human rights,   Iran Daily Brief comes to an end February 6 on the verge of the 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution  . Thanks to all our devoted readers. IDB…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  International

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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has denied comments attributed to him about the possibility of Iran recognizing Israel. “The position of the Islamic Republic of Iran on its refusal to recognize the Zionist regime (Israel) has not changed at all, and no part of my words can be taken to…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  International

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A biting satirical article on opposition website khodnevis by Obaid San-Khouzani: “Atonement for the man of understanding” I absolutely loved what Zarif said. He is right. You can’t ride a camel with a bent back. In all countries, all that the governments have is real and…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  International

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Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt met with his Iranian counterpart and tweeted from snowy Tehran. “Also had talks on extensive use of death penalty in Iran. In many cases heavy drug offenders. But death sentence is always unacceptable”; Human rights must be a key part of…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  International

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  Director General of Ministry of Culture for Foreign Press Mohammad Mansur Kushesh announced that that “107 non-resident correspondents from the US, Russia, France, Norway, Italy, Belgium, Tunisia, Japan, Spain, Tunisia and Qatar plan to cover the 35th  Islamic Revolution victory anniversary.” He added that  reporters…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  International

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During the Majlis session, memos written by Majlis members were read out for the executive head in the government. One Majlis representative submitted a memo to FM Mohammad Javad Zarif, criticizing his frequent meetings with US Secretary of State John Kerry, and “the nerve of the…

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  International

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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif categorically denied the remarks attributed to him about Israel, stressing that the Iran’s view about the Zionist regime (Israel) has not changed. Some Israeli media, including Ynetnews and German TV station Phoenix, misquoted the foreign minister as saying that “Holocaust should not happen…

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  /  International

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In an interview on the German morning show  MorgenMagazin, FM Javad Zarif answered questions about the nuclear talks and the Holocaust. Zarif answered questions in English and avoided giving any direct responses to the interviewer’s questions. He said that the massacre of the Jews cannot be…

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Monday, 3 February 2014  /  International

Ali Fadawi said that the enemies of the Islamic revolution are trying to instill in our young people an incorrect impression that Iran’s progress depends on direct ties with the US. Have those with a direct tie to the US have made more progress than Iran?…

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Monday, 3 February 2014  /  International

Ahmad Khatami called the Americans senseless and armed infidels, and demanded that Iran’s reaction to the “nonsense” of the US president and secretary of state be on the same level. He called the US government and Israel a danger to human society.  …

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  International

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CNN reporter Jim Sciutto met in Tehran with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to obtain his reaction to  Obama’s State of the Union address, in which the US president said that the American pressure diplomacy had halted Iranian nuclear progress. Zarif clarified that these types of statements…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  International

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Khamenei’s advisor on international affairs and head of the Expediency Council Strategic Research Center Ali Akbar Velayati said that “Iran is determined to continue nuclear talks to maintain the integrity of its nuclear rights for peaceful purposes.” Referring to President Obama’s SOTU address,  Velayati  said that “He…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  International

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The visit was agreed upon during a trip to Iran this month by a four-man delegation from the British parliament headed by former British  former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw , who met with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Labour parliamentarian and a delegation member Jeremy Corbyn said “We formally…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  International

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Secretary of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mohammad Hasan Asafari has announced “We are not ready to host the Canadian parliament members and will not allow them to travel to Iran due to their ugly and improper acts against our diplomats, the Iranian embassy,…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  International

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  International

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Before Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s arrival, Supreme Leader’s Deputy Representative in the IRGC Abdullah Haji Sadeqi said that “Erdogan had turned into a puppet in the hands of the Zionist regime but we have recently witnessed his awakening from sleep.” He said given Turkey’s failure…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  International

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Fifteen Majlis thanked IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari for his “crushing response” to US Secretary of State John Kerry recent remarks. A number of Majlis members criticized the government for its weak policies against statements by foreign officials. Head of Majlis Defense Committee Esmaeil Kowsari, Esmaeil…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  International

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014  /  International

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“With Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary General, visiting Iran as head of a group of former global leaders-the Elders“…

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014  /  International

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been received by  first vice president Eshaq Jahangiri. Iran’s ambassador to Turkey Alireza Bigdeli said that “the Turkish delegation includes the Turkish Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Economy Minister, Culture Minister and Development Minister who is also the Iran-Turkey Joint…

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