The Iran Project

Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 24-05-2014

Iran Daily
Rouhani: Goodwill requisite for clinching deal with P5+1

President Hassan Rouhani said he is optimistic about an agreement with the six world powers by the end of July, if they have goodwill.

Army Ground Forces begin major drills

The Army Ground Forces have started the first phase of major military drills in the central province of Isfahan.


IAEA, Iran agree on new transparency measures

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced that Tehran has promised to comply with five new transparency measures concerning its nuclear program, following this week’s negotiations.


Official: Iran to lead war on terror in Asia

A senior presidential aide said Iran will lead the fight against violence, extremism and terrorism in Asia after the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia known as CICA.

Thai military detains former PM after coup

Thailand’s military government detained on Friday former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and members of her family after summoning her and other ministers for talks a day after the military seized power from her caretaker government.

Source: Russia plans to build several nuclear reactors in Iran

Moscow plans to sign an agreement with Iran this year to construct up to eight new nuclear reactors in the country, an informed source said.

Defense minister meets Russian counterpart

Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan in a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu in Moscow on Friday invited the latter to visit Tehran.


Beirut for further ties with Iran

Lebanese President Michel Sleiman said Beirut seeks to further promote cooperation between the Arab country and the Islamic Republic.


President: Iran ready to aid flood-hit Balkan states

President Hassan Rouhani has expressed Tehran’s preparedness to dispatch humanitarian aid to the three flood-hit Balkan countries.


Meshaal: Iran’s role in Syria ‘constructive’

A senior Palestinian official has underlined Iran’s constructive role in the settlement of the ongoing conflict in Syria.


Zebari: Final nuclear deal in Iraq interests

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has said a final settlement of the West’s decade-old nuclear dispute with Iran will serve the interests of his country.


Tehran Times


Final nuclear accord will bewin-win game: Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani has said that clinchinga final nuclear deal will serve theinterests of both Iran and the sixmajor powers, noting that it will be a win-win game.

Iran complying with nuclear deal: diplomats

Diplomatic sources say an immi- nent UN nuclear agency report would confirm that Iran is scaling back its nuclear activities as agreed with world powers in a landmark accord last year, Reuters reported on Thursday.

Iran nuclear deal will be welcomed by intl. community: UN General Assembly president

UN General Assembly President John Ashe says he hopes that those who have caused the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria will be brought to justice one day.


Two killed, 10 injured in crackdown on Istanbul protest

Two men died and about 10 oth- ers were injured in Istanbul dur- ing violent clashes between police and protesters Thursday, officials said, in the latest eruption of anger against the Turkish government.


Terrorists kill 21 Assad supporters at Daraa election rally: source

Terrorists in Syria bombarded a cam- paign rally in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s re-election in a June 3 poll, killing at least 21 people.

Ukraine in full-scale civil war: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he believes Ukraine has descended into civil war.


Egypt puts prominent journalist on no-fly list

Security officials say a prominent Egyptian columnist has been barred from boarding an interna- tional flight at Cairo airport.

Renegade Libyan general vows to hand over Brotherhood leaders to Egypt

Renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar, who is leading armed clashes against the Libyan army, said that his country would coop- erate with Egypt on the security front to fight extremists in both countries, adding that Libya has the right to build a strong army to support the Egyptian army, ac- cording to Egypt’s Al-Mesryoon newspaper.


Leader pardons, commutes sentences of 72 military cadets

Supreme Leader of the Is- lamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned and commuted the sentences of 72 military cadets, the Judiciary announced on Thursday.

Zarif on Iran’s nuclear negotiations

I first met Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign min- ister, in the nineteen-eighties, when he was a junior mem- ber of the Iranian delegation at the United Nations. This week’s issue of The New Yorker includes a profile based on twenty-five years of conversations with him, including four in Tehran and New York since last September. Zarif is now the pivotal broker in nuclear talks between his government and six world powers — Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States. After eight months of diplo- macy, the serious drafting of terms for a long-term deal (on Iran’s nuclear program) began last week, in Vienna. The deadline for reaching an agreement is July 20th.

Rouhani, Xi discuss expansion of ties in Shanghai

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a meeting in Shanghai on Thursday, during which they dis- cussed ways to expand political, cul- tural, and economic ties.


Iranian Army stages missile exercise

The Iranian Army on Friday started a two-day missile exercise in the central province of Is- fahan.


Russia plans to build up to eight new nuclear reactors in Iran

Russia plans to sign a contract with Iran this year to build two more nuclear reactors at its Bushehr pow- er plant as part of a broader deal for up to eight reac- tors in Iran, a source close to the negotiations told Reuters on Thursday.

France’s Iran negotiator switches roles at delicate stage in talks

France’s main negotiator in talks be- tween six world powers and Iran is leaving his post at a crucial moment, less than two months before the dead- line for a final agreement over Tehran’s nuclear program, Reuters reported on Thursday.

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