Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 07-07-2014

Iran Daily
EU court rules against sanctions on Iran tanker company

The General Court of the European Union (EU) has scrapped sanctions imposed by the 28-nation bloc on the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) for its alleged role in Iran’s nuclear energy program.

Burns joins drafting final nuclear agreement

The fifth day of the last round of the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group was held in Vienna on Sunday.


ISIL expels thousands in east Syria

The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has expelled more than 30,000 people from their homes in the eastern Syrian town of Shuheil, an opposition group said on Sunday.

Japanese team in Iran to explore investment prospects

A Japanese politico-economic delegation is in Iran to explore investment opportunities.


Rafsanjani urges Iran-Saudi cooperation in fighting extremism

Chairman of the State Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has said the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia should jointly strive to counter extremism in Islamic countries.

Exports to Europe to grow by 40%

Iran’s exports to European countries are expected to grow by 40 percent, said the deputy head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPO).


Europe slammed for not refueling Iranian planes

Civil Aviation Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CAOIRI) has blasted certain Western countries for blocking the supply of jet fuel to Iranian airliners under the guise of unilateral sanctions.

Iran nuclear program no threat to Israel

Iran’s nuclear activities do not pose an existential threat to Tel Aviv, says head of Israeli spy agency, Mossad.

Diplomat: Saudi Arabia visit not on FM’s agenda

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has no plans to visit Saudi Arabia, a senior Iranian diplomat said.


MP slams IAEA for leaking nuclear information

A senior Iranian parliamentarian has slammed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for disclosing Iran’s nuclear information.


Tehran Times
‘Iran to sign preferential trade agreements with 5 more countries’

Iran is planning to sign preferential trade agreements with five more countries, the director of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran said on Sunday.

Qaradawi says declaration of caliphate ‘void under sharia’

Egyptian Sheikh Yusuf al-Qarad- awi has said that the declaration of a so-called Islamic caliphate by extremists operating in Syria and Iraq violates the sharia (Is- lamic law).

‘Al-Baghdadi created by Western spy agencies’

According to a report published by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Sunday, former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden recently said that British intelligence and Israel’s Mossad prepared the ground for the creation of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

U.S. scholar blames neocons for emergence of extremists in Iraq

A U.S. scholar believes the neo-conservatives who pushed for the invasion of Iraq in 2003 are responsible for the emergence of extremist groups like ISIS (ISIL) in Iraq.

Protests for slain teen spread to Palestinian-Israeli towns

Clashes sparked by the abduction and murder of a Palestin- ian teenager spread from East Jerusalem to Palestinian-Israeli towns, as autopsy reports showed he was burned alive.

Politicians sending wrong message to terrorists: Hezbollah

A Hezbollah official says Lebanon’s failure to select a new president and the country’s other political troubles are seen by terrorist groups as signs of Lebanon’s weakness.


No plan for Iranian FM to visit Saudi Arabia in near future

Ira- nian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has no plan to visit Saudi Arabia in the near future, an Iranian For- eign Ministry official told IRNA on Sunday.

Administration is duty bound to serve people: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani has said that his administration is duty bound to serve people and it should pave the way for involvement.


Leader makes donation to help free needy prisoners

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday donated 1.5 billion rials (about 49,000 dollars) to help free needy prisoners.

‘Attracting foreign investment should be given priority’

A member of the Iranian chamber of commerce has written a commentary on Fahikhtegan newspaper suggesting that attracting foreign investment should be a high priority.

Iran says no dialogue with Saudi Arabia on Iraq

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has said that Iran has held no dialogue with Saudi Arabian officials about the recent developments in Iraq.

Iran will take the path to successful nuclear talks: Larijani

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has said that Tehran will take the path that will lead to the success of its talks with the major powers over Tehran’s nuclear program.

Rafsanjani urges Iran-Saudi cooperation in fighting extremism

A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia should make joint efforts to counter extremism in the Muslim world.


U.S. choreographs ISIL terror in region: Iranian commander

A senior Iranian commander says the United States is orchestrating the on- going terrorist war by Takfiri ISIL mili- tants in Iraq.