Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 22-02-2014

Iran Daily



Iran, P5+1 finalize framework for comprehensive talks

Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers have finalized a framework for comprehensive talks to reach a final agreement.


Iran, Britain officially resume diplomatic ties

Iran and the United Kingdom have officially resumed direct diplomatic relations that were severed in 2011.


Non-oil exports exceed $33b

Iran exported $33.77 billion worth of non-oil goods in the first 10 months of the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2013).


Riyadh ditches Bandar from Syria case

Reports suggest that the Saudi Arbia has relieved its spymaster, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, of his duties in spearheading the kingdom’s mission in the Syria crisis.


US policy on Syria aids terrorism

Moscow accused Washington of prolonging the Syrian conflict by supporting the opposition ahead of a UN Security Council vote Saturday that threatens to further deepen big power divisions.


Rouhani thanks Leader for economic directive

President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday thanked the Leader for guidelines about resistance economy and measures to thwart the unlawful sanctions.


Rafsanjani: Terrorism serves Israel interests

Chairman of the State Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Thursday that terrorism and extremism serve the interests of Israel.


Official: Pakistan-Iran cooperation to foil plots

A Pakistani official has described cooperation between Iran and Pakistan as the best mechanism to thwart the conspiracies seeking to undermine relations between the two neighboring countries.


Shamkhani: Iran to continue talks based on logic

A high-ranking Iranian official said the Islamic Republic will continue negotiations with the six world powers within the framework of logic to resolve the standoff over its nuclear energy program.


Commander: No country can encroach upon Iran waters

Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the country’s naval forces will never allow any country to violate Iranian territorial waters.

Official: Nukes have lost deterrence power

Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said nuclear weapons are no longer regarded as means of deterrence.


Tehran Times


Asia’s top two Iranian oil buyers boost imports

Iran’s top two oil customers China and India have boosted imports in January, taking in close to the total volume the Islamic republic is permitted to sell to all buyers  following the recent easing of sanctions.


Iran, 5+1 agree on nuclear talks framework

Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) made a “good start” in talks in Vienna towards reaching a final settlement in the decade-old stand-off over Tehran’s nuclear program.


Ukrainian president, opposition sign peace deal

Ukraine opposition leaders signed an EU-mediated peace deal with President Viktor Yanukovich on Friday, aiming to end a violent standoff that has left dozens dead and opening the way for an early presidential election this year, Reuters reported.


Bandar no longer in charge of Syrian dossier

Saudi Arabia has sidelined its intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, by transferring key aspects of the Syrian dossier to Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef,
diplomatic sources said.


Venezuelan president accuses Obama of inciting violence

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused U.S. President Barack Obama of promoting ongoing protests in the country, and of backing members of the opposition alleged to be behind violence.


West had no option but to choose negotiating table: Shamkhani

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary, Ali Shamkhani, said on Thursday that the West had no option but to choose the negotiating table to engage Iran on the dispute over the country’s nuclear program.


Iran, Britain resume direct diplomatic contacts

Iran and Britain have officially resumed direct diplomatic contacts through non-resident chargé d’affaires rather than via third-country intermediaries.


Tehran, Vienna eager to expand relations

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht- Ravanchi met with his Austrian counterpart Reinhold Lopatka on the sidelines of nuclear talks between Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) in Vienna on Thursday.


‘Foreign intervention to exacerbate situation in Ukraine’

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Aham voiced concern on Thursday over the crisis in Ukraine and said that foreign meddling could deepen the differences and worsen the crisis in the country.


Iran’s UN envoy denounces deadly attacks in Beirut

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations has strongly condemned the deadly bomb blasts near the Iranian Cultural Chancellery in the south of the Lebanese capital, Beirut.