Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 27-01-2014

Iran Daily


Ex-leaders in Tehran to promote dialogu

A group of former global leaders known as the Elders, tasked with encouraging dialogue between Iran and the international community, arrived in Tehran Sunday.


Iran eyes South Pars revival

Iran is working to speed of development of South Pars natural gas field, the world’s largest, amid hopes of sanctions relief and the return of western oil majors.


Clashes continue in Ukraine despite president concessions

Police clashed with protesters who blockaded a building in central Kiev on Sunday and the fate of Ukraine’s government was up in theair after President Viktor Yanukovich offered opposition leaders key posts.


Thai protesters block advance voting

Anti-government demonstrators blocked polling stations in Bangkok and several southern provinces on Sunday, preventing voters from casting advance ballots ahead of a general election set for February 2.


Sanctions on Iranian oil tankers suspended

Obstacles preventing the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) from providing insurance services to tankers exporting Iranian oil have been suspended.


Restrictions on peaceful N-tech not acceptable

President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic will not accept any limitations in its peaceful nuclear technology.


Swiss MP urges lifting of all unilateral Iran sanctions

A Swiss lawmaker of the Swiss Peoples Party (SVP) called on his country to remove all unilateral sanctions against Iran.


Iran sanctions threat ties US hands

For all the problems with the new push for sanctions against Iran in the US Senate, one is hardly new: the growing efforts to place limits on the president’s authority to lift sanctions.


MP: Iran ready to reopen UK embassy

Head of the Britain-Iran parliamentary friendship group in Iran said the Islamic Republic is ready for the reopening of embassies in Tehran and London.


Egyptian revolution commemorated

Egyptian Ambassador to Tehran Khaled Amara commemorated the third anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution in a ceremony athis residence in Tehran on Saturday.



Tehran Times


‘Nuclear negotiators should be given time to do their work’

Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Supreme Leader, said on Sunday that the Iranian nuclear negotiators should be given time to do their job which he called “complicated and sensitive”.


110 French companies to visit Iran as sanctions ease

A delegation of  110 biggest French companies will visit Iran next month to seek business as relations thaw with western powers, ISNA reported on Sunday.


Protests continue in Ukraine despite PM’s offer to opposition

Ukrainian opposition leaders called for an early presidential election following a Saturday meeting with the government, where top government posts were offered to
protest leaders and a review of the constitution was promised.


India’s Republic Day celebrated in Tehran

A function was held at the Indian Embassy in Tehran on Sunday to commemorate the 65th Republic Day of India.


Bahraini activist dies of injuries sustained in demo: report

A young protester has died of injuries sustained during a protest in Bahrain’s northern village of Markh, a report says.


Iran calls U.S. military option rhetoric ‘undiplomatic’

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says the United States’ rhetoric about a military option against Iran are “undiplomatic” and in violation of international law and the UN charter.


‘Syria would be a haven for terrorists if Assad goes’

The Iranian deputy foreign minister said if Syria’s president was forced to stand down, the country would be left as a “haven for terrorists.”


South Korean parliament speaker meets Iran’s Larijani

The South Korean National Assembly Speaker, Kang Changhee, arrived in Tehran on Sunday to hold talks with senior Iranian officials.


U.S. seeking to cover repeated failures in Middle East: MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker has dismissed warmongering rhetoric by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry against Tehran, saying Washington is after covering up its Middle East


Iran ready to reopen UK embassy in Tehran: MP

The head of the Britain-Iran parliamentary friendship group says the Islamic Republic is ready for the reopening of embassies in Tehran and London.