Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 28-06-2014

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Iran monthly inflation down 2.2%

Government Spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said the inflation rate declined by 2.2 percent in the month ending June 21 compared with the previous month’s figure.


NAM slams fresh Israeli aggression against Palestinians

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has strongly condemned Israel’s recent wave of aggression against Palestinians.

HRW: ISIL staged mass executions in Tikrit

Photograph and satellite imagery indicate that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists carried out mass executions in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, Human Rights Watch reported on Friday.

UNHCR raps US-led sanctions against Iran

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has criticized the US-led sanctions against Iran, saying the bans have hindered the country’s humanitarian efforts to support the large number of refugees it is hosting.


Turkish envoy laudsRouhani trip

President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Turkey was quite perfect and satisfactory, said the Turkish ambassador to Iran.


Tehran museumexhibits print works not displayed before

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) is hosting an exhibition of print works by renowned artists.


Russia warns UN not to sabotage nuclear talks

Russia’s UN envoy has said the next round of talks between Iran and six world powers will be a two-week marathon session, while warning a panel of UN sanctions experts not to sabotage the final phase of the delicate negotiations.


Iran, Cuba stress expansion of relations

Iran and Cuba have underlined the determination to further strengthen relations in various areas, especially in the economic sphere.

Meshaal: Israel abduction claim, a plot against Palestinians

Palestinian resistance movement Hamas said Israel’s claim of the abduction of three settlers in occupied West Bank is a plot to step up its crackdown on the Palestinians.

Deputy FM: Iran to dispatch weapons to Iraq upon request

A high-ranking Iranian official said the Islamic Republic will dispatch munitions and military hardware to Iraq to help it battle the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants.

Egyptian National Day marked

The head of Egypt’s Interest Section in Iran, Khaled Amareh, held a ceremony at his residence on June 26 to mark the Egyptian National Day.


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NAM condemns Zionist regime’s acts in Palestine

The Non – Aligned Movement issued a statement on Thursday condemning the Zionist regime’s recent actions in the occu- pied territories.

Six injured in Israeli shelling of Gaza

Six Palestinians, including a preg- nant woman and an 11-year-old boy, were injured Friday morning after Israeli tanks fired on homes and mosques in the southern Gaza Strip.

Iran has offered reasonable proposals to solve nuclear issue: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says that Iran has made reasonable proposals to the major powers to help resolve the dispute over its nuclear program.

Obama seeking $500 million to train, arm Syrian terrorists

U.S. President Barack Obama moved to ratchet up U.S. efforts to strengthen more moderate Syrian rebels on Thursday.

Ukraine signs trade pact with EU, Russia warns of “grave consequences”

On Friday, Ukraine signed a free-trade agree- ment with the European Union that has been at the heart of months of violence and upheaval in the country, but Russia immediately warned that there would be “grave consequences”.


Grand Ayatollah Sistani warns about Israeli plot to break up Iraq

Iraq’s most re- spected Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, warned about the Israeli plot to break up Iraq on Friday.


Russia says next Iran nuclear talks to be marathon

Russia’s UN envoy on Wednesday said the next round of talks between Iran and six world powers will be a two-week marathon session, while warning a panel of UN sanctions experts not to sabotage the final phase of the delicate negotiations.

Major powers plan strategy to rescue Iran nuclear deal

Senior diplomats from the six major powers met in Brussels on Thursday to search for ways to resuscitate negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program, with less than four weeks left until a late-July deadline to strike an accord, Reuters reported.


Arms inflow to Syria wrecks regional security prospects: Iran

An Ira- nian Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday as long as there is an inflow of arms to Syria, there cannot be a promising future for regional secu- rity.

Iraq has not asked Iran for arms: official

An Iranian Foreign Min- istry official says that Iraq has not requested Iran to supply the Arab country with military equipment.

Final nuclear deal within reach if 5+1 distances itself from ‘illusions’: diplomat

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht- Ravanchi has said that a final and comprehensive nu- clear agreement is within reach if the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) distances itself from ‘maximalist’ de- mands and ‘illusions’.

U.S. says Iran could help promote an Iraqi inclusive government

U.S. Deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said on Thursday that Iran could play a constructive role in helping promote an Iraqi inclusive government.

Rouhani warns of attempts to cause sectarian strife in region

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned against increased attempts by enemies of Islam to cause division among Muslims.


‘Israel detained Palestin- ian officials due to fear of Palestinian unity’

The speaker of the Ira- nian parliament issued a statement on Thursday stating that the main reason for the detention of the Palestinian par- liament speaker and some other Pales- tinian MPs and officials is Israel’s fear of unity among Palestinian groups.