Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 19-06-2014

Iran Daily
UK committed to ‘rebuilding’relations with Iran

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said he is committed to “rebuilding diplomatic relations” with Iran.

Twofold rise in saffron predicted

Iran’s saffron output will double in the current Iranian year (started March 21) due to sufficient rainfall in spring, predicted secretary of National Saffron Council.


BP: Iran tops world gas reserves

In its latest annual report, British Petroleum (BP) announced that Iran’s gas reserves have grown by 200 billion cubic meters (bcm).

Iran vows to protect holy shrines in Iraq

President Hassan Rouhani said the Muslim Iraqi nation will push back terrorists and their supporters, stressing the Islamic Republic will spare no effort to protect holy shrines in Iraq.

Israel rearrests former Palestinian prisoners

Israel rearrested 51 Palestinians freed in a 2011 prisoner swap deal, the army said on Wednesday, in the sixth day of a hunt for three missing teenagers believed abducted in the occupied West Bank.


Iran rights recognition will materialize nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani has said if the international community recognizes Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear energy, the negotiating sides will reach a final deal.


Nuclear talks enter 3rd day

Representatives from Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany held the third day of the latest round of talks over Tehran’s nuclear energy program in the Austrian capital of Vienna..


Abducted diplomat in Yemen to be freed soon

A Foreign Ministry official has said that the abducted Iranian diplomat in Yemen, Nour Ahmad Nikbakht, is in good health and will be released soon.


Commander: No threat can target Iran

A senior Iranian commander said Iran’s Armed Forces are fully prepared and constantly monitoring all enemy moves, stressing no threat can target the Islamic Republic.


VP: US must fight terrorism in practice

First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said the United States must fight against terrorism in practice, stressing that violence and terrorism should be eliminated from the region.



Tehran Times


Iran will make every effort to protect Iraq’s holy shrines: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that the Ira- nian people will make every effort to protect the holy shrines of Iraq and to “put terrorists back in their place.” He made the remarks at a gath- ering of people in Khorramabad, Lorestan Province on Wednesday.


Iran, Russia sign customs cooperation agreement

Iran and Russia have signed an agreement for the enhancement of customs cooperation. The director of the Iran Customs Ad- ministration, Masoud Karbasian, and the deputy director of the Federal Customs of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Malinin, signed the agreement in Moscow on Tues- day.


Grand Ayatollah: Brutal acts in Iraq violate humanitarian principles

Grand Ayatol- lah Mousa Shobeiri Zanjani issued a statement on Wednesday con- demning the terrorist acts of the ISIL group in Iraq.


Road fatalities decline 7% in first two months of current year: police official

E s k a n d a r Momeni, the traffic police chief, announced on Wednes- day that road fatalities have decreased by about 7 percent in the first two months of the current Iranian year in compar- ison to the corresponding time last year.


Abdullah calls on election officials to halt Afghan vote count

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah said on Wednesday that he had sus- pended work with the coun- try’s electoral bodies and asked them to stop counting votes be- cause of widespread fraud.


Larijani says West’s wrong strategy has empowered terrorists

Ira- nian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says extrem- ists and warmongers have created a crisis in the region, adding that the wrong strategies adopted by the West in dealing with terrorists have not only failed but have actu- ally empowered terrorists in some cases.


Terrorists attack Iraqi oil refinery as Maliki sacks military commanders

Terrorists pressing a major offensive in Iraq attacked the country’s big- gest oil refinery Wednesday, as the prime minister scrambled to regain the initiative by sacking security commanders and reaching out to political rivals.


Iran will never cooperate with U.S. in fight against ISIL: top commander

Hassan Firouzabadi, the chief of the general staff of Iran’s armed forces, told reporters on Wednesday that Iran will never cooperate with the U.S. in fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).


‘Army regularly monitors possible military threats’

The Iranian Army command- er said on Wednesday that the forces under his command are constantly monitoring possible military threats against the country.

From July cash subsidy should be paid only to low-income people: MP

The head of the Majlis Budget and Planning Committee says from the next Iranian calendar month of Tir (June 22-July 22) the government should pay cash subsidy only to peo- ple will less income.


Chinese envoy urges compromise on Iran’s nuclear talks

The Chinese envoy to the Iranian nuclear talks said on Tuesday that a compromise is crucial for a final deal by the July 20 deadline.


Calm, positive atmosphere prevails in Iran nuclear talks

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi says he is hopeful that Iran and the major powers will be able to prepare the initial draft of a comprehensive nuclear deal in the current round of talks in Vienna, which is being held in a calm and positive atmosphere.

‘Azerbaijan has important status in Iran’s foreign policy’

Iranian First Vice Pres- ident Es’haq Jahangiri has said that Tehran attaches great importance to relations with neighboring countries and Azerbaijan has an im- portant status in this respect.

British PM says committed to rebuilding relations with Iran

British Prime Minister Da- vid Cameron has said he is committed to rebuilding diplomatic relations with Iran but will proceed with a “clear eye and hard head”, BBC reported.