Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 30-11-2013

Iran Daily



Rouhani moves to consolidate ties with neighbors

President Hassan Rouhani has hailed brotherly Tehran-Abu Dhabi ties, stressing that ‘external factors’ cannot harm the ‘friendship’ between Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).


Deadly temblor hits Borazjan

At least 8 people were killed and dozens others wounded in an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale which struck the southern city of Borazjan in Bushehr province.


IAEA’s Arak visit not part of Geneva deal

Iran says the upcoming visit to the Arak heavy-water production plant by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is not part of a recent nuclear deal between Tehran and six major world powers.


Iran condemns attack on Russian Embassy in Syria

The Islamic Republic of Iran has denounced a mortar attack on the Russian Embassy in the Syrian capital, Damascus.


France pessimistic on economy

France is pessimistic about the state of its economy than fellow eurozone countries, a European Commission survey has found.


Iran top in Asia

In the latest world football rankings, released by FIFA, Iran gained 650 points to stand 1st among Asian teams.


Obama to visit Iran?

US President Barak Obama will visit Iran next year, an American diplomatic source said.


FM, senior clerics discuss key issues

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met senior religious figures to discuss key domestic issues as well as developments in the Muslim world.


NAM backs Iran-IAEA cooperation

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) welcomed the ongoing cooperation between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).


Sweden welcomes nuclear accord

Swedish Parliament Speaker Per Westerberg said his country supports the recent agreement between Iran and six major world powers over Tehran’s civilian nuclear work.



Tehran Times


European firms size up Iran’s post-deal potential

The phone hasn’t stopped ringing at the German- Iranian Chamber of Commerce since six world powers reached a deal with Tehran on its nuclear program, opening the prospect that Iran can begin to shake off its economic isolation.


Eight people killed by quake in southern Iran

Eight people were killed in an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale in the southern Iranian province of Bushehr on Thursday night.


UN calls detention of Bahraini activist capricious, arbitrary

The United Nations Working Group  on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) says the detention of Nabeel Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), is  capricious andarbitrary.


AC Milan legends give Iranian soccer fans a boost

As Iran’s relations with the Western world seem to be thawing following a historic U.S. agreement over its nuclear production, sport is also doing its part to bring Tehran in from the cold.


Syrian forces retake town in Qalamoun region

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have recaptured a Christian town on the main highway north of the capital, the army said, putting them back on the offensive in the strategic region near the Lebanese border, Reuters reported.


Iran, Turkey to resume gold trade

Gold trade between Turkey and Iran will resume, albeit at lower levels than last year, once sanctions on Iran are eased, Iran’s ambassador to Turkey said on Friday.


Syria PM in Tehran ahead of Geneva meeting

Syria’s prime minister arrived in Tehran on Friday for talks with the Iranian leaders ahead of a peace conference aimed at ending the conflict in the Arab country.


Majlis to decide on additional protocol: Zarif

Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that any decision on whether Iran  joins the additional protocol, which allows for more intrusive inspection of the country’s nuclear facilities by the
International Atomic Energy Agency, rests with the parliament (Majlis).


Recent developments have created good opportunity for closer Iran-UAE ties: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that recent developments have created an ideal opportunity for the expansion of political and economic relations between Tehran and Abu Dhabi.


Iranian Navy rescues foreign ship from pirate attack

The Iranian Navy’s 28th fleet on Thursday thwarted an attempt by pirates to hijack a foreign ship in the North Indian Ocean, according to commander of the Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari as saying on Friday.


Iran invites IAEA to visit Arak heavy water plant

Iran has invited the International Atomic Energy Agency to visit the Arak heavy water production plant on December 8, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said on Thursday.


Iran to begin implementation of nuclear deal by January: ambassador

The implementation of a landmark nuclear agreement  between Iran and six world powers is expected to begin in late December or early January, Iran’s envoy to the UN nuclear agency said on Friday, Reuters reported.


U.S. urges Iran to implement Additional Protocol

The United States Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency has called on Iran to implement fully the Additional Protocol to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).