Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday , 19-02-2014

Iran Daily 


Iran urges Muslim unity against threats

President Hassan Rouhani has called on Muslim nations to remain united and counter the unprecedented threats they face.

Iran, P5+1 satisfied with 1st round of nuclear talks

Iran’s nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that he was satisfied with the first round of talks between Iran and P5+1 group of world powers in Vienna, giving rise to a prospect of complicated and lengthy talks.


Iran-China trade to exceed $40b in 2014

Iran’s transactions with China are expected to exceed $40 billion in 2014, said the head of Iran-China Chamber of Commerce and Industries.


European stocks fall on German data

European stocks markets mostly fell on Tuesday as investors reacted to regional economic data, including weaker business sentiment in Germany and lower British inflation.


Fresh clashes leave four dead in Thailand

Thailand’s embattled premier will be charged with neglect of duty, anti-graft officials said Tuesday, as clashes between police andopposition protesters left four dead and dozens wounded in central Bangkok.


Bomb attacks in Iraq kill dozens

Bombs exploded in predominantly Shia Muslim districts of the Iraqi capital and in the southern city of Hilla on Tuesday, killing at least 49 people, police and hospital sources said.


President receives Muslim parliamentary speakers

President Hassan Rouhani held separate meetings with speakers of Turkey, Azerbaijan Republic, Oman, Kuwait, Malaysia, Uganda and Bangladesh in Tehran on Tuesday.


Bus crash kills 20

At least 20 people were killed and 23 others injured when a passenger bus plummeted off a cliff in the north of the country.


China urges dialogue to resolve Iran nuclear issue

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has once again reaffirmed her country’s stance on the importance of settling the Iranian nuclear issue appropriately through dialogue and negotiations.


Foreign Ministry: Military issues have no place in talks

Iranian Foreign Ministry has stressed that military issues have ‘no place’ on the agenda of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear negotiations with six major world powers rejecting  earlier claims by senior US officials in this respect.


Tehran Times 


Iran nuclear talks off to a good start

Iran and the major powers started talks on Tuesday in pursuit of a final deal on Tehran’s nuclear program.


Islamic world must attain its rightful position: Rouhani

The ninth session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (PUIC) kicked off in Tehran on Tuesday, with the attendance of representatives from 47 OIC member states.


Deadly blasts kill 49 in Iraq

Ten car bombs in central Iraq, including five in Baghdad, killed at least 49 people Tuesday, officials said, after another series of blasts the day before, according to AFP.


Rouhani meets parliament speakers of OIC countries

Parliamentary speakers of several countries held separate talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (PUIC) meeting, which opened in Tehran on Tuesday.


Iran says will not discuss military issues during nuclear talks

Iran says it will not discuss military issues, including its ballistic missile programs, during the nuclear talks with the world powers.


Lebanon looks to Kuwait for Saudi-Iranian rapprochement

Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri urged Kuwait to keep trying to build bridges between Iran and Saudi Arabia to encourage a rapprochement between two regional heavyweights backing opposite sides in Syria’s conflict, Reuters reported.


Iran has kept commitments under nuclear deal: Sherman

Iran has so far kept its commitments under an interim nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and major  powers, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman said in an interview with CNN on Monday.


Pakistan asks Iran not to send in troops after guards kidnapped

Pakistan said on Tuesday that Iran should not send troops across the two countries’ shared border to retrieve five kidnapped Iranian border guards, according to Reuters.


Bus plunges into valley in northern Iran, killing at least 18

At least 18 people were killed on Tuesday when a bus plunged into a valley near the village of Polur in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran Province.


Enemy fearful of extensive ground attack on Iran: IRGC chief

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Tuesday that the enemy is “fearful of extensive and longterm ground attack” on Iran.