Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 07-06-2014

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Syria election a warning to West

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said voter participation in presidential elections this week where he secured a third term had sent a message to western nations that Syrians would insist on determining their own future.


Leader, officials visit Assembly of Experts chief in hospital

Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei visited Chairman of the Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani at hospital.


Afghan candidate escapes assassination attempt

Two blasts struck the convoy of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullahas it left a campaign event at a wedding hall in the capital Kabul on Friday, killing four civilians but leaving the candidate himself unharmed, theInterior Ministry said.


Iran’s democratic profile high in region

Leader of the Islamic Revo-lution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran has high profile experience of democracy in the region.

Europeans irked by US-Iran trade as companies suffer

Europeans are complaining about rising American trade with Iran as their companies bear the brunt of the sanctions that the US government pushed through against the Islamic Republic.

Iran, US experts call for mending ties

A number of US and Iranian experts have discussed promotion of Iran-US relations, calling for joint efforts by the two sides to bury the hatchet and help mend bilateral ties.The call was made in a meeting held recently in the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based non-partisan thinktank, IRNA reported.


Syria election to bring change in region

Syria’s President-elect Bashar al-Assad told Iranian lawmakers that the recent presidential vote in the Arab country will definitely change the condition in the region.


Floods kill 3 in Mazandaran

At least three people were killed and several others wounded in floods that hit the northern province of Mazandaran.

One killed, dozens wounded in train accident

A train accident in northern Iran has killed at least one person and injured dozens more.

Rouhani to visit Turkey on Monday

President Hassan Rouhani is expected to visit Turkey on Monday for the first time since being elected last year, a Turkish official said.


Iran, P5+1 hold expert-level talks

Representatives from Iran and the six world powers have ended their second day of expert-level talks on Tehran’s nuclear energy program.


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Iranians’ awareness foiled U.S. plots: Leader

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the United States’ plots against Iran have failed due to the Iranian eople’s awareness.


U.S.-Iran trade irks Europeans as companies suffer

Europeans are complaining about rising American trade with Iran as their companies bear the brunt of the sanctions that the U.S. government pushed through against the Islamic Republic.


Hezbollah could take future battles into Israel: report

Hezbollah has changed its strategy and could take any future battle into Israel, an Israeli report claimedhursday, citing a senior intelligence official.


World leaders maneuver over Ukraine in D-Day tribute

World leaders and veterans paid tribute on the 70th anniversary of the World war Two D-Day landings to soldiers who fell in the liberation of Europerom Nazi German rule, as host France sought to use the even to achieve a thaw in the Ukrainecrisis.

World threatens Israel with sanctions over new settlements

The European Union threatened to impose economic sanctions against Israel and called on it to cancel its settlement projects which were announced yesterday.


Assad wins election with 88.7 percent of vote

Bashar al-Assad won 88.7 percent of the vote in Syria’s presidential election, parliament speaker Mohammad al-Laham said on Wednesday, securing a third term in office despite a raging armed rebellion against him.


Why Syria’s people want Assad

Since the start of the armed conflictin Syria in 2011, voices fromWestern and Persian Gulf capitals have maintained a common narrative:that the Assad government lacks popular legitimacy and staysin power by systematically killing its own people.


Leader visits Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani in hospital

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei visited Assembly of Experts Chairman Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani in Tehran’s BahmanHospital on Thursday.


Iran steps up war on drugs as neighboring Afghanistan’s opium trade booms

In the face of Afghanistan’s unprecedented boom in opium production, neighboring Iran is trying to baton down its border to slowown smuggling, building moats, walls and other large-scale projects.

There has been steady progress in Iran’s cooperation with IAEA: official

The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency has said that there has been “steadyand constant progress” in Tehran’s cooperation withthe IAEA, Reuters reported on Thursday.


Trains collide in northern Iran, one dead, 31 injured

One person was killed and 31 injured when a passenger train collided with a freight train near the city of Damghan in northern Iran on Thursday.


U.S. says committed to Iran nuclear deal

The United States is committed to an interim nuclear deal with Iran as negotiations on a final settlement of a dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program are underway, the White House press secretary announcedon Wednesday.

Egypt invites Rouhani to Sisi’s inauguration

Egypt has invited Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to the inauguration ceremony of newly elected President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a trip that would make him only the second Iranian leader to visit Egypt since the countries severed ties in 1980, Reuters reportedon Tuesday.


Iran, major powers unlikely to meet July deadline for nuclear deal: diplomats

It is increasingly unlikely that Iran and the six major powers will meet their July 20 deadline to negotiate a long-term deal to help resolve adecade-old dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program, Reuters on Wednesday quoted diplomatsand analysts as saying.