Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 25-05-2014

Iran Daily


Improvement in Tehran-Riyadh ties, a major development

A former United Nations official said on Sunday melting the ice in Tehran-Riyadh relations is an indication to successful foreign policy of the Iranian government.


30 dead in Yemen militant attack

At least 30 people were killed in an overnight raid by gunmen on a city in southeastern Yemen, residents and a local official said on Saturday, as Al-Qaeda continues its fightback against a government offensive in the country.


Iran will certainly gain victory in nuclear issue

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will be victorious in resisting and ultimately removing the pressures over its nuclear energy program.


Iran complying with interim nuclear deal

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran has complied with its main pledges in last November’s interim nuclear deal reached with the P5+1 group.

Pakistan PM to attend Modi’s inauguration

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend Indian prime minister-elect Narendra Modi’s inauguration on Monday, his office.


Britain’s UKIP surges in local elections

Britain’s UK Independence Party surged to its best ever performance in local council elections on Friday, boosting the hopes.


Iran urges ECO to promote regional economic growth

Iran’s Minister of Economy Ali Tayyebnia urged the member-states of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) to confront the challenges facing economic growth and sustainable development in the region.


Demonstrators, police clash in Turkey

Demonstrators continued to clash with police in Istanbul on Friday following the funeral of a bystander who was shot dead the day before.


Araqchi acknowledges FM’s strong stand in nuclear talks

A senior member of Iran’s negotiating team, Abbas Araqchi on Saturday acknowledged Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif strong stand in the nuclear talks held in Vienna last week.


Nine Iranians killed, injured in terrorist attack in Iraq

Nine Iranian workers were killed or wounded in a terrorist attack at Baqubah of Iraq on Saturday.


Naval fleet back from Pakistan

Iranian naval fleet, on completion of its one-month goodwill mission, returned home from Pakistan, a top navy commander said in the southern province of Bushehr on Saturday.

US, allies policies endanger global peace

Iran’s defense minister says interference of the United States and its western allies in the internal affairs of other countries threatens global peace and security.


Military to unveil ICT achievements

Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base is set to unveil two new achievements in information and communications technology (ICT) on Sunday.


Main convict in biggest banking fraud hanged

The number-one convict in the biggest embezzlement case in the country’s banking history was executed.


Tehran Times
‘IAEA report confirms Iran’s nuclear activities are under supervision’

Iran’s ambas- sador to the International Atomic Energy Agency has said that the recent IAEA report on Tehran’s nuclear program confirms that the country’s nuclear activities are un- der the supervision of the UN nu- clear agency.


Oil won’t drop below $100 in 2014, Iran says

Oil prices will not drop below $100 per barrel in 2014, according to Mohsen Qamsari, the director for international affairs at the National Iranian Oil Company.


Separatists block preparations for Ukraine vote

Pro-Russian insurgents prevented at least half of the election districts in the embattled east of the country from preparing for Sunday’s presidential election, a Ukrainian official says.


7 dead in drive-by shooting near UC Santa Barbara

A gunman went on a drive- by shooting rampage in a Santa Barbara student enclave and at least seven people were killed, including the attacker, authori- ties said.

Pope begins Mideast tour

Pope Francis headed for Jor- dan Saturday at the start of a Middle East tour aimed at boosting ties with Muslims and Jews as well as easing an age-old rift within Christianity.


Egypt jails 19 Morsi supporters for five years

An Egyptian court jailed 19 sup- porters of ousted Islamist presi- dent Mohamed Morsi for five years Saturday for storming the offices of the head of the pres- tigious Al-Azhar Islamic institu- tion, judicial sources said.


Sleiman bids farewell as Lebanon heads for presidential vacuum

Lebanese outgoing President Michel Sleiman called Saturday for constitutional reforms that would expand the authority of the presi- dent as he bid farewell to the Leba- nese after six years in office.

Assad says Russia preserves global stability

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has described Russia as a country that plays a key role in preserv- ing global stability and challenging western attempts at dominating Middle East nations.


Four Iranians killed in terrorist attack in Iraq

A bomb explosion in Baqubah, the capital city of Diyala Governorate in Iraq, took the lives of four Iranians and wounded five Iraqis, reports said on Saturday.


U.S. may use secret team to cinch Iran nuclear deal: WSJ

The Obama administration may reopen a bilateral negotiating channel with Iran in an effort to cinch a final agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program by this summer, the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday quoted U.S. and European officials involved in the diplomacy as saying.


Iran hangs main convict in biggest banking fraud

Iran has executed the number-one convict in the biggest embezzlement case in the country’s banking history. According to Tehran’s Public Prosecutor’s Office, Mahafarid Amir-Khosravi was hanged at Evin detention center Saturday dawn.


Iranian FM stood strong in nuclear talks: negotiator

Iranian Deputy For- eign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Saturday that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stood strong against the Europeans in the nu- clear talks in Vienna.


Iran will not let superpowers ignore its nuclear rights: Rouhani

Iranian President Has- san Rouhani has said that Iran seeks peaceful nuclear technology and does not let superpowers to ignore its inal- ienable right to nuclear technology.


Seoul says attaches great importance to ties with Iran

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said on Sat- urday that his country attaches great importance to its relations with Iran.


U.S. sanctions Iranian official

The United States imposed sanctions on an Iranian official on Friday for allegedly putting limits on free speech in Iran, Reuters reported.