Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 24-06-2014

Iran Daily
Iranian nation united to overcome problems

The Iranian nation will stand united to overcome all problems facing the country, President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.

Terrorism surge in Iraq fans regional fears

An Al-Qaeda breakaway group’s seizure of territory in Iraq and Syria has sent tremors across the Middle East, jolting neighboring countries into action over fears that the terrorists may set their sights on them next.

MPs support process of nuclear talks

The economic situation has been improving, though at a modest pace, over the past year. But a positive atmosphere at nuclear talks between Iran and five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, known as P5+1, has caused the process.


Majlis has final say on Additional Protocol

A senior Iranian nuclear energy official says Majlis is the ultimate decision-maker on joining the Additional Protocol as part of the nation’s comprehensive nuclear energy program.


Lavrov: Iran, Turkey should contribute to solving Mideast disputes

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Iran and Turkey should contribute to settling problems in the Middle East region.

Qom theological school backs Ayatollah Sistani verdict on ISIL

Qom Theological School backed the firm stance of the Iraqi Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani against the terrorist group of ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant).


President receives new ambassadors

President Hassan Rouhani received the new ambassadors from China, Croatia, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, and Brunei in Tehran on Monday.


Iran concerned about Egypt death sentences

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the mass death sentences handed down in Egypt.



Tehran Times


Foreign tourist visits to Iran up 215% in spring 2014

Visits to Iran by foreign tourists rose 215 percent in spring 2014 compared to spring 2013, the deputy director of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization said on Monday.

Problems can be overcome by pursuing Leader’s policies: Rouhani

Iranian Presi- dent Hassan Rouhani has said that problems in the country can be overcome by pursuing the policies set by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Kerry holds “good” meeting with Maliki

U.S. Secretary of State John Ker- ry met Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad on Monday to push him to make his govern- ment more inclusive.

Iraqi official says Iran has returned 130 jet fighters to Iraq: ISNA

Iraqi mili- tary spokesman Gen. Qasem Atta has announced that Iran has given back 130 Iraqi jet fighters which had been stored in Iran since the Iraq- Kuwait war in 1990, the ISNA news agency reported on Monday.


EU imposes travel ban, assets freeze on 12 Syrian officials

European Union foreign min- isters agreed on Monday to impose an asset freeze and travel ban on 12 Syrian govern- ment ministers, accusing them of “responsibility for serious human rights violations.”

Iran may consider signing Additional Protocol if certain conditions met: official

A senior Iranian nuclear official said on Monday that Tehran could consider signing the Additional Protocol if certain condi- tions are met.


U.S., Saudi Arabia main supporters of ISIL in Iraq: MP

The United States and Saudi Arabia are the main support- ers of the terrorists belonging to the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a senior Iranian law- maker says.


Iran highlights expansion of ties with China

President Hassan Rou- hani said on Monday that Iran at- taches great importance to expansion of ties with China, pointing to the important status of China in the world.


Iran’s borders are safe: IRGC chief

Major General Moham- mad Ali Jafari, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, said on Monday that Iran’s borders are safe.

UNHCR hails Iran for hosting refugees

The head of the UNHCR sub office in Kerman has praised Iran for its generous hosting to one of the larg- est refugee populations of the world.

Iran, Russia to finalize deal on building new nuclear plants

Iran and Russia have agreed to finalize a deal to build two nuclear power plants in the south- ern Iranian city of Bushehr, a senior Iranian nu- clear official said on Monday.