Saeed Khatibzadeh


  • Ambassador Yesterday 18:18

    Iran ambassador to UK warns of escalation over Israeli ship

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to the UK Mohsen Baharvand has reacted to accusations by London and its allies against Iran over last week's attack on an Israeli-operated oil tanker off the coast of Oman.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-08-02 21:54

    Iran summons British chargé d'affaires

    TEHRAN — The British chargé d'affaires in Tehran was summoned to the Foreign Ministry in the absence of the British ambassador to protest the accusations of the British foreign secretary against Iran on Monday.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-08-01 21:36

    Iran: JCPOA is not over

    TEHRAN — At his press briefing which was held online, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman presented a timeline of the ministry’s activities and developments in the field of foreign policy over the past two weeks. Saeed Khatibzadeh then answered questions from domestic and foreign journalists.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-08-01 21:35

    Iran vehemently rejects Bahraini claims, says judicial process is flawed

    TEHRAN — In a statement on Saturday afternoon Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh strongly condemned baseless accusations of a Bahraini court against the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), saying that the judicial process was flawed.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-07-30 21:46

    Iran says ready to aid Turkey to contain forest fires

    TEHRAN— Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Friday lamented widespread forest fires in parts of Turkey's southern provinces, which have caused extensive property damage and left at least three citizens dead.

  • Spox 2021-07-30 19:00

    Iran voices concern over Armenia-Azerbaijan border clashes

    TEHRAN – For the second time in a week, Iran expressed concern over continued border clashes between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, which claimed lives on both sides and aroused concerns in neighboring countries in the South Caucasus region. 

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-07-27 21:43

    Iran reacts to developments in Tunisia

    TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh reacted on Tuesday to developments in Tunisia, calling on both sides of the conflict to maintain empathy.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-07-25 21:47

    Iran condemns interventionist remarks over Khuzestan events

    TEHRAN— Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has reacted to the interventionist and politicized statement of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the recent events in Khuzestan on Saturday evening.

  • Spox 2021-07-25 19:49

    Iran slams U.S. stance on Khuzestan protests as 'shameful'

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has castigated the United States for its comments on the Khuzestan water protests, saying Iran will not let anyone meddle in its internal affairs.

  • Spox 2021-07-24 17:30

    Iran urges restraint amid Armenia-Azerbaijan border clashes

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Saturday expressed regret over the casualties resulting from sporadic border clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia, urging the two neighbors to exercise restraint. 

  • Spox 2021-07-19 20:26

    U.S. linking prisoner swap to political goals: Iran

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has once again accused the United States of using a deal on prisoner swap to score political goals.

  • Palestine 2021-07-19 20:25

    Iran condemns Israel aggression against Al-Aqsa Mosque

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has reacted to an Israeli attack on worshipers at Al-Aqsa Mosque, condemning the attack in the strongest terms. 

  • khatibzadeh 2021-07-14 21:41

    Iran: U.S. must stop interfering in Cuba

    TEHRAN — In a statement late on Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh called for an immediate end to U.S. unilateral sanctions against other countries, including Cuba.

  • khatibzadeh 2021-07-12 21:55

    JCPOA close to revival, says Iran

    TEHRAN — For the second time in a row, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh responded to questions from reporters in an offline interview.

  • Meeting 2021-07-11 21:23

    The West is accustomed to supporting terrorism

    TEHRAN – In the latest sign of Western double standards in dealing with the issue of terrorism, a slate of former and current Western officials participated in a gathering held by a widely detested Iranian opposition group that is known for its role in carrying out thousands of targeted assassinations inside Iran in the 1980s.

  • Spox 2021-07-10 18:17

    No insecurity along Iran's border with Afghanistan, Tehran says 

    TEHRAN - Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has offered assurances about the security of the Iran-Afghanistan border amid ongoing clashes between the Taliban and the Afghan government along the border. 

  • Spox 2021-07-09 21:02

    Production of advanced uranium fuel is for peaceful purposes: Iran

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has reacted to a statement by the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany about Iran's decision to produce silicide fuel using 20-percent enriched uranium, saying the fuel was produced for peaceful purposes.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-07-06 22:23

    Iran: U.S. must know that bullying won’t serve its interests

    TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Tuesday that the United States must understand that bullying will worsen its situation in the region.

  • spox 2021-07-06 18:58

    Iran insists ‘tough decisions’ needed to revive JCPOA as Vienna talks stumble

    TEHRAN – Iran has once again underlined the need for the negotiating parties in Vienna, particularly the United States, to make difficult decisions regarding the revival of a 2015 nuclear deal. 

  • Taherian-Atmar 2021-06-29 21:32

    Iran continues efforts to broker peace in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN — The Iranian officials have repeatedly emphasized that the Afghanistan crisis must be settled through intra-Afghan talks. The Tehran Times examines efforts by the Iranian diplomats to broker dialogue between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

  • Vienna talks 2021-06-28 18:53

    JCPOA alive because of Iran: spokesman

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has credited the Islamic Republic with keeping the 2015 nuclear deal alive despite continued U.S. violation of its commitments.

  • Spox 2021-06-28 18:36

    U.S. destabilizes region by attacking Iraqi, Syrian groups: Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has reacted to U.S. attacks against Resistance groups in Iraq and Syria, calling the attacks a step in the wrong direction. 

  • Spox 2021-06-27 20:18

    Iran says ‘will not negotiate forever’ 

    TEHRAN – In what appeared to be a response to remarks by U.S. diplomats threatening to halt negotiations in Vienna if Iran failed to give concessions, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said late on Saturday that “Iran will not negotiate forever.”

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-06-22 21:29

    Iran congratulates Armenia on successful parliamentary elections

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman congratulated the people of the Republic of Armenia, and those elected in the country’s snap parliamentary vote, on holding the elections successfully, according to a statement issued by the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-06-12 08:25

    Foreign Ministry: Iran to boost cultural ties with Iraq

    TEHRAN — Following a visit to Baghdad, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday Iran plans to strengthen civilizational and cultural contacts with Iraq, according to Tasnim.

  • spox 2021-06-07 16:17

    Iran condemns terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has expressed Iran's deep regret and sorrow over the deaths of more than 100 Burkinabes in a terrorist attack along the country's border with Mali and Niger, the Iranian foreign ministry said in a statement.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-06-07 16:17

    Iran slams outgoing Netanyahu’s crimes

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has condemned the outgoing Israeli prime minister’s crimes against the Palestinian people. 

  • Mass grave of indigenous people in Canada 2021-05-31 20:12

    Genocidal tragedy in the self-proclaimed bastion of human rights

    Praising humanity, Canadian style!

    TEHRAN - The heart-wrenching discovery of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation children’s remains has sparked a heated debate over the gross violation of human rights in the recent history of Canada and how to heal the wounds of history that continue to fester even as Canada brags about its track record in respecting human dignity.

  • Spox 2021-05-31 19:08

    Good progress made but key issues remain unresolved in Vienna talks, Iran says

    TEHRAN – Spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry Saeed Khatibzadeh has echoed the assessment of Iran’s top nuclear negotiator that the Vienna nuclear talks are moving forward but key issues remain unresolved. 

  • Spox 2021-05-28 21:30

    Iran warns U.S., UK against appeasing Israel on JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Iran has responded to comments by the American and British top diplomats on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal during their visits to Israel, warning them against appeasing Israel.