Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 02-07-2014

Iran Daily


Israel bombs Gaza

Israel bombed Gaza Strip on Tuesday after finding the bodies of three missing teenagers whose abduction and killing were not claimed by any Palestinian group.

Acupuncture in modern medicine as auxiliary treatment

Acupuncture, which is renowned as Zhen Jiu in Chinese language, is the most important branch of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It has been applied for relieving pains and diseases for centuries.

Sarkozy held for questioning in Paris

Nicolas Sarkozy was detained Tuesday for questioning in a widening corruption probe, a judicial source said, in an unprecedented move against a former French president.


ISIL enforces harsh rules in Iraq

The terrorist group of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has enforced harsh laws in the areas it has taken over in recent months in Iraq.

Sanctions removal, Iran’s condition for Additional Protocol

Iranian lawmakers say the country’s readiness to conditionally accept the Additional Protocol of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) indicates the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities. The MPs have set out a series of conditions to implement the Additional Protocol. They include the removal of all sanctions imposed by the US and its European allies on Iran over its nuclear energy program and the continuation of atomic activities within the framework of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).


Quakes destroy houses in Khusf

At least eight houses were destroyed in two earthquakes that hit the city of Khusf in South Khorasan province, a provincial official said on Tuesday.

President urges neighbors to help boost regional security

President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday called on neighboring countries to help boost regional security.


Iran, Russia urge closer consultation

Iran and Russia have stressed the importance of continuing close consultation on ongoing regional and international developments.

Ababil-3 drone enjoys night-vision capability

Iran’s hi-tech drone, Ababil-3 (Swallow-3) enjoys a night vision capability, enabling it to take image and footage while flying over targets day and night.

Over two tons of drugs seized in Kerman

More than two tons of narcotics were confiscated in a police operation in the southeastern province of Kerman.

Tehran Times
Crack in sanctions cannot be repaired: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that the sanctions imposed on Iran have already been eased through actions taken by his government and the nuclear negotiating team.


Iran and Russia say countering terrorists in Iraq is essential

In a meeting in Moscow on Tuesday Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Bogdanov discussed tense situation in the Middle East region and insisted on the need to counter ISIL terrorist group in Iraq.


Grand ayatollah warns Saudi govt. over Shia crackdown, death penalty for Sheikh Nimr

Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi on Tuesday harshly criticized Saudi Arabia over a continued crackdown on the Shia population.

Israel bombs Gaza, intensifies crackdown

Israeli war jets bombed doz- ens of sites in the besieged Gaza strip as occupation forces shot dead a 16-year-old Palestinian in the West Bank early Tuesday.


Iraqi parliament session ends in chaos as turmoil deepens

The first session of Iraq’s newly elected parliament adjourned for a week without choosing a new speaker.


Iran prepares package of incentives to boost domestic production

The Iranian Industry, Mines, and Trade Ministry has pre- pared a special package of incen- tives to boost domestic production. The incentive program has been submitted to the administration to help bring the national economy out of recession, the IRNA news agency quoted Iranian Industry, Mines, and Trade Minister Mohammadreza Ne’matzadeh as saying on Tuesday.

Iranian negotiators will try to reach a reasonable nuclear solution: Araqchi

Deputy Foreign Minis- ter Abbas Araqchi has said that Ira- nian negotiators will try to reach a “fair” and “reasonable” solution to Iran’s nuclear issue in a new round of nuclear talks with the major powers, which starts on Wednes- day in Vienna.


Assembly of Experts to meet in Sept., Ayatollah Shahroudi to chair the meeting

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, a member of the Assem- bly of Experts’ presiding board, has said that the 16th summit of the Assembly of Experts is sched- uled to be held on September 2 and 3.


U.S. seeking to create a second Ukraine in Iraq: Iran

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has said that the United States is seeking to create a second Ukraine in Iraq, Reuters re- ported.


Iran nuclear deal still possible: Kerry

Writing an article in the Washington Post on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that Iran and the major powers can still reach a final nuclear deal by the July 20 deadline although time is running out.