Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 17-03-2014

Iran Daily



Expansion of Iran-EU ties beneficial for world

President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday expansion of ties between Iran and the EU would be beneficial for the world.


Crimea holds referendum to split from Ukraine’

Crimeans voted on Sunday in a unique referendum on breaking away from Ukraine to join Russia that has precipitated a Cold War-style security crisis on Europe’s eastern frontier.


Syrian army in control of Yabroud

Syrian forces took full control of the town of Yabroud on Sunday after driving out terrorists and secured the land route linking the capital Damascus to Aleppo and the Mediterranean coast.


MPs insist on nuclear rights

Two hundred Iranian lawmakers have reemphasized the need for upholding the Iranian nation’s nuclear rights during the ongoing nuclear negotiations with six world powers.


Iran, Qatar hold political consultation session

Iranian and Qatari officials co-chaired the first meeting of Tehran-Doha Joint Political Committee in Tehran on Saturday.


UN-Arab League envoy, SNSC secretary confer

UN-Arab League Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Tehran on Sunday to discuss the Syria crisis with senior Iranian officials.


Respecting democratic rules, only way to solve Syria, Ukraine crises

A top Iranian official said commitment to democratic principles and respect for public will are the only solutions to the ongoing crises in Ukraine and Syria.


Iran for enhanced ties with Tajikistan

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic sees no limit to the enhancement of ties with Tajikistan.


Tehran, Baku call for further cooperation

President Hassan Rouhani has called for closer ties with neighboring Azerbaijan in a meeting with Baku’s special envoy.



Tehran Times



Iran-EU ties will benefit world, Rouhani says

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says an expansion of relations between the Islamic Republic and the European Union will be beneficial for the whole world.


A final nuclear agreement will be a win-win situation: Belgian FM

The Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders was one of the first European politicians who traveled to Iran following the election of Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s president in the June 2013 presidential elections. He traveled to Iran in late February to explore ways for expanding political, economic and cultural relations with Iran as the
European Union member states become more willing and enthusiastic to reconstruct and improve their relations with Tehran.


Syrian army in full control of Yabroud

Syria said Sunday its military has seized a key town on the Lebanese border that was the target of a months-long army offensive.


Israel to allow fuel into Gaza

Israel was to allow the resumption of diesel deliveries into Gaza on Sunday, a day after the territory’s sole power plant stopped working due to a lack of fuel, officials said.


Zarif calls for dialogue to resolve Ukraine crisis

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the Islamic Republic is hopeful that the Ukraine crisis will be resolved through dialogue.


Parliamentary delegation attends IPU assembly

An Iranian parliamentary delegation has left Tehran for the Swiss city of Geneva to attend the 130th assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which was scheduled tobe held on March 16 to 20.


Tajik FM stresses Iran’s right to nuclear energy

Tajik Foreign Minister Sirodjidin Aslov congratulates Iran for its diplomatic success in striking an initial nuclear agreement with major powers, reiterating Dushanbe’s  position that Iran has right to peaceful nuclear activities.


Iran’s defense and missile capabilities should not be part of nuclear talks: MPs

A number of Iranian MPs issued a statement on Sunday saying that Iran’s nuclear rights must be maintained in the negotiations between Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany).


Tehran sends humanitarian aid to Central African Republic

Iran has sent a shipment of humanitarian aid to the displaced people of the Central African Republic, where sectarian conflicts have forced many Muslims flee their  homeland.