Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 13-02-2014

Iran Daily 


President urges examining contents of nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday highlighted the significant achievement of the first stage of Geneva talks and invited lawyers to closely examine the contents of nuclear deal and make the findings public.


IMF: Iran’s economy improving

Experts of International Monetary Fund have recently reported that Iran’s economy is improving and the country is heading towards a promising future.


US military threats against Iran ‘political bluff’

Iran’s Armed Forces chief of staff has dismissed US officials’ threats of military action against Iran as ‘political bluff’, saying the Islamic Republic is ready for the ‘decisive’ battle against the US and Israel.


Lebanon arrests terrorist chief, defuses bomb

Lebanon’s army on Wednesday arrested a commander of a group loyal to Al-Qaeda that in November claimed a twin attack against the Iranian embassy in Beirut, killing 25 people.


Iran team due in Pakistan over abductions

Iran will dispatch a delegation to Pakistan to pursue the case of five Iranian border guards abducted and transferred across the eastern borders.


Russia’s Iran, Syria policies successful

Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised his government’s policies toward Iran and Syria.


Lavrov, Zarif discuss nuclear issue

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif in a telephone conversation discussed the first results of Tehran’s nuclear deal with a group of six international mediators.


Commander: Missile, radar systems to be unveiled

Iran will unveil a missile defense system as well as a radar system in the near future.


Envoy: Iran, Russia in talks on boosting nuclear cooperation

The Russian ambassador to Tehran said the Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia are discussing ways to expand nuclear cooperation.


Tehran-Ankara ties vital for Mideast stability

Turkish Minister of Development Cevdet Yilmaz said relations between Ankara and Tehran are strategically important for peace and stability in the Middle East.


Tehran Times 


South Korea set to make oil payment to Iran: source

South Korea is set to become the second Asian nation to make a payment to Iran for crude imports under an interim nuclear deal that has provided limited sanctions relief, a banking source told Reuters on Wednesday.


“Hussein, Who Said No”, “Che” scoop up awards at Fajr filmfest

“ Hussein , Who Said No” and “Che” were the big winners in the national competition section of the 32nd Fajr International Film Festival, the organizers announced on Tuesday evening.


Bahrainis call for massive demosto mark anniversary of uprising

Bahrain’s opposition has called for two demonstrations and a strike to mark the third anniversary of an Arab Spring revolt that has faced a brutal crackdown by the Saudibacked monarchy.


Lebanon arrests leader of terrorist Abdullah Azzam Brigades

The Lebanese Army on Wednesday arrested one of the leaders of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Abdullah Azzam Brigades in Beirut, according to media reports.


Obama admits Contd. on P. 16 ‘frustration’ over Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama has acknowledging that Syrian peace talks were far from reaching their goal.


U.S. threats are like roars of an old lion: Iranian Majlis speaker

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the United States’ threats of military action against Iran are “like the roars of an old lion that does not dare to attack.”


Iraqi FM to visit Iran next week

Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari will visit Iran next week, the Iranian ambassador to Iraq told ISNA on Wednesday.


Rouhani urges legal experts to analyze nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on legal experts to precisely analyze the details of the interim nuclear deal signed between Iran and the six major powers in Geneva last November.


Iran prepared for ‘decisive war’ with U.S., Israel: general

The chief of the General Staff of Iran’s armed forces has said that the Islamic Republic is prepared for the “decisive war” with the United States and Israel.


Russia says U.S. measures hinder progress on Iran nuclear talks

Russia said on Tuesday new U.S. measures targeting businesses for evading sanctions against Iran would hinder progress on ending the standoff over Iranian nuclear activity following a landmark interim deal between Tehran and six world powers, Reuters reported.


‘Rouhani govt. has been successful in promoting national unity’

Former intelligence minister Mohammad Mohammadi Reyshahri says the Rouhani administration has been successful in creating an atmosphere of unity in the Iranian society and expressed hope that this policy would continue under the guidelines of the Supreme Leader.


U.S. will deal with violators of Iran sanctions: Obama

President Barack Obama issued a warning on Tuesday to companies eyeing business deals with Iran, saying the United States would come down like a “ton of bricks” on those that violated sanctions against Tehran, Reuters reported.