Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 22-01-2014

Iran Daily


Int’l investors rushing to Iran

President Hassan Rouhani will travel to Davos, a Swiss resort, on Wednesday to participate in the World Economic Forum, slated for January 22-25, as international investors are rushing to Iran to strike lucrative contract after the launch of the nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers last year.


Withdrawal of UN invitation regrettable

Iran has described as ‘regrettable’, the United Nations secretary general’s decision to rescind an invitation to the Islamic Republic to participate in the upcoming international conference on the Syrian crisis.


US officially approves waiver to partially ease Iran bans

The United States approved a waiver Monday to lift some sanctions on Iran, saying that the Islamic Republic has taken measures to curb its nuclear program.


OIC shuns WMD conference to protest Israel presidency

Organization of Islamic Cooperation has boycotted a UN conference on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) over Israel’s presidency of the forum.


Fresh bomb attack kills four in Lebanon

At least four people were killed and at least 20 others were wounded in new bomb attack in Lebanon’s capital Beirut, security sources said.


Thailand declares state of emergency

Thailand’s government on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas to cope with protests that have stirred up violent attacks.

Tehran to sue Riyadh over terrors

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Tehran aims to sue Saudi Arabia in international organizations following the recent terrorist attacks against Iranian targets in the region.


AEOI: Enrichment Iran red line

Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) described uranium enrichment as the Islamic Republic’s red line.



Tehran Times


Iran censures UN decision to withdraw Syria conference invitation

Iran has criticized the UN secretary general’s decision to withdraw his invitation to Tehran to attend the Syria conference, which is scheduled to open today.


Japan resumes private insurance for Iran oil imports

Japan’s main private ship insurer, the Japan P&I Club, said it has resumed normal coverage for tankers carrying Iranian oil, a step in easing imports in line with U.S. and EU moves as relations
with Tehran thaw.


Suicide attack kills four in south Beirut

A suspected suicide bombing killed at least four people including a teenage girl and wounded 46 others in a southern suburb of Beirut Tuesday, a security source said, in the latest attack claimed by an anti-Hezbollah Al-Qaeda-linked group.


Syria talks in disarray before they begin

Syria peace talks were in disarray on Tuesday before they began, buffeted by a botched UN invitation to Iran and an explosion in Beirut.


Bomb hits Pakistani bus full of Shia pilgrims, 22 dead

A bomb ripped through a bus full of Shia pilgrims in western Pakistan and killed at least 22 people on Tuesday, police said, extending a spate of sectarian attacks that have shaken the South Asian nation.


Zionist PM intensifies hawkish remarks about Hamas

The Zionist regime of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday threatened to teach Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement a lesson “very soon” following a surge in rocket attacks on the Zionist entity.


Iraq executes 26 people for ‘terrorism’ offenses

Iraq has hanged 26 people convicted of “terrorism” offenses, the Justice Ministry announced on Tuesday.


Iran sends warships to Atlantic Ocean

The Iranian Navy’s 29th fleet of warships, comprised of the Khark logistic helicopter carrier and the Sabalan destroyer, set sail on Tuesday from the southern port city of Bandar Abbas for the  Atlantic Ocean on a three-month voyage.


Iran’s priority is normalizing ties with neighbors: Zarif

Iran’s priority is normalizing relations with its neighbors, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told RT’s Nadezhda Kevorkova in an interview published on Monday.


Canada says will maintain sanctions on Iran

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he is “deeply skeptical” of the newly brokered nuclear deal with Iran and says Canada’s sanctions will remain in “full force” against the country, CBC reported.


Iran keen to strengthen ties with Bolivia

The Iranian deputy foreign minister for European and American affairs has said that the Islamic Republic is keen to strengthen its relations with Bolivia.