Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 15-06-2014

Iran Daily


China to finance Iranian projects

China plans to finance seven under-construction methanol projects, while a Chinese firm has started mine exploration activities in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province.


Rouhani: Terrorists will turn their guns against their backers

President Hassan Rouhani has warned that backers of terrorist groups should know that “terrorists, one day, will turn their gun towards them.”.


Dozens killed as military plane downed in eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian protesters shot down a Ukrainian army transport plane with an anti-aircraft missile as it came in to land early on Saturday in the eastern city of Luhansk, killing all 49 military personnel on board.

Afghans vote for Karzai’s successor in runoff

Afghanistan hailed another successful election Saturday when Taliban militants failed to launch a major attack and millions of voters turned out to choose a new president as US-led troops withdraw.

Official: Iraqis will soon wipe out terrorists

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi Saturday condemned terrorist attacks by the so-called.

Final deal likely in 5 weeks

President Hassan Rouhani has said reaching a final nuclear deal with the P5+1 group is likely within the next five weeks if the other side proves goodwill.


Zarif, Ashton to meet in Vienna

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will meet in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Monday ahead of the new round of nuclear talks between Tehran and the six world powers.


VP: Parliamentary ties with Bolivia key to bolstering ties

Tehran welcomes parliamentary cooperation with Bolivia, First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Saturday.

Velayati: Iran never to forgo nuclear rights under pressure

Iran will never relinquish its peaceful nuclear rights under pressure, a top aide to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said.


Tehran Times


South African economic delegation seeking business opportunities in Iran

A 40-member eco- nomic delegation from the South African private sector arrived in Tehran on Saturday to explore ways to boost bilateral economic ties.


Syrian rebel officers quit over mismanagement of military aid

Nine top officers from the moder- ate Free Syrian Army resigned Sat- urday over shortages and misman- agement of military aid from donor countries to their rebellion against President Bashar Assad.


Iran ready to help Iraq: Rouhani

Iranian Presi- dent Hassan Rouhani says Iran is ready to help the Iraqi gov- ernment and nation, within the framework of international law, if Baghdad asks for help.


Turkish threats against ISIL more bark than bite: Mideast expert

An expert on the Middle East believes that Turkey’s threats against the terrorist group ISIL, which has now captured a large swathe of northeastern Syria and north- western Iraq, are just a “show”.


ISCI leader puts on combat fatigues for battle against terrorists

The leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), Seyyed Ammar Hakim, has put on combat fatigues and reported to one of the centers for registering army volunteers, in response to a religious decree issued by the country’s most important Shia author- ity, Grand Ayatollah Sistani, for Iraqis to take up arms against takfiri terrorists.


Millions of Afghan voters ignore Taliban threats

Millions of Afghans voted in a mostly peaceful run-off to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai on Saturday, a decisive test of the country’s ambitions to transfer power democratically for the first time in its tumultuous his- tory.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” such were the words uttered by Martin Luther King in 1963 from Birming- ham prison. Across borders and time, those words will ring forever true as they carry within the very essence of what justice is – a yearn- ing for equity and vindication.


Iran is committed to a peaceful nuclear program

The nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 powers have reached a critical stage. I am reasonably confi- dent that by next month’s deadline, we can reach a com- prehensive agreement that will assure the world that Iran’s nuclear program will remain exclusively peaceful. All that is required is a sober appreciation of the realities faced and a serious calculation of alternatives. Illusions have in the past led to missed opportunities and should not be allowed to ruin the real prospect of the historic deal before us.

‘Science and technology can bring Iran, Bolivia closer’

Iranian First Vice Presi- dent Es’haq Jahangiri says parlia- mentary cooperation between Iran and Bolivia can help the two countries bolster their ties.

Talks with Iran focused on nuclear issue: U.S.

The United States is not in talks with Iran about the current insurgency facing Iraq and is instead focused on resolving issues over Iran’s nuclear program, the State Department said on Friday, according to Reu- ters.


Iran made detailed proposal on uranium enrichment in last nuclear talks: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mo- hammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran made a detailed proposal in the latest round of nuclear talks with the major powers last month in Vienna that would provide assurances that Tehran’s nucle- ar program will remain peaceful.