Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 12-07-2014

Iran Daily
EU FMs, Kerry to attend Vienna talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry and  EU foreign ministers from the group of six powers, known as the P5+1, will attend the nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna.

Iran president warns of catastrophe in Gaza

Top Iranian officials have slammed the Israeli regime’s brutal aggression against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, urging swift international action to stop the raids.

US urges Afghanistan to resolve disputed vote

US Secretary of State John Kerry told Afghanistan on Friday its transition to a self-reliant state hung in the balance after a contested presidential election, urging officials to focus on investigating all fraud allegations to prove its legitimacy.

SP gas output to hit 25 mcm

Gas output from South Pars Gas Field’s Phase 12 will reach 25 million cubic meters (mcm) by July 22.


ICJ rules in favor of Iran against US

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has ruled in favor of Iran after a 30-year legal battle with the US.

Diplomat: US politicians bribed to back MKO

An Iranian diplomat has slammed the US for backing the anti-Iran Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), saying the terrorist group has bribed American politicians into showing public support for it.

Iran, Turkey ink border security pact

Iran and Turkey have agreed to boost security along their common border.

US lawmakers seek Congress role on nuclear deal

A large group of bipartisan US lawmakers have urged President Barack Obama to involve the Congress in any decision to provide Iran with sanctions relief as part of a possible P5+1 nuclear deal with Tehran.


Iran urges regional cooperation on Iraq

An Iranian deputy foreign minister has called for cooperation among regional countries to help Iraq fight against terrorism.


Tehran Times


Shahristani replaces Zebari as Iraq’s FM

Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani replaced Hoshiyar Zebari as the country’s foreign minister on Friday after Zebari and other Kurdish ministers in the cabinet pulled out of the central govern- ment.

Manama charges opposition leader over meeting with U.S. diplomat

Bahrain charged the country’s most senior opposition leader and one of his aides with holding an illegal meeting with a U.S. diplomat, the public prosecutor’s office said on Thursday.


Rouhani calls on Islamic states to help Palestinians

Iranian Presi- dent Hassan Rouhani has called on the Islamic countries to rush to the help of the Palestinian people and help put an immediate end to the siege of the Gaza Strip by the Zionist regime of Israel.

100 killed in ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza

Israel con- tinued its bombing campaign of Gaza for a fourth day Friday, killing a total of 100 people, mostly civilians, and injuring nearly 700, the Gaza health ministry said.


De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as UN envoy for Syria

Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura was named UN mediator for Syria on Thursday, taking on the Herculean task of find- ing a political solution to the dragging civil war.


Kerry, 3 European FMs confirmed at Iran nuclear talks

Three European powers and the U.S. have confirmed that their foreign ministers will join Iran nuclear talks this weekend in an effort to advance the stalled negotiations, the ABC News reported on Friday.

344 U.S. lawmakers write to Obama seeking role in Iran nuclear talks

On Wednesday, more than three- quarters of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter sent to President Barack Obama, insisting that lawmakers play a role in any decision to offer Iran long-term sanctions relief in connection with negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program.

Iranian military official warns of Mongol-type invasion by terrorists

A top Iranian military commander has warned that the world should be prepared for possible invasion by terrorists like what Mongols did in the 13th century.


President says principlists and reformists are loyal to the system

Both principlists and reformists are loyal to the system and seek the country’s progress and dignity, a reformist activist said on Thursday, quoting President Hassan Rouhani.


Iran wants return to Kurdish-Shiite alliance, says KRG’s Tehran envoy

Teh- ran would like to see Iraq’s Kurds and Sunnis return to their alliance with the ruling Shiite majority, the Kurdistan Region representative in Iran said, adding that Erbil should “not be in a rush to declare independence.”

The next steps after an Iranian nuclear deal

After a decade of failed nuclear negotiations, Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany) signed an interim nuclear deal, the Joint Plan of Action (JPA), in Geneva on November 24, 2013. This hopeful effort put in motion talks to reach a mutually agreed, long- term, comprehensive solution that ensures Iran’s nu- clear program will be exclusively peaceful.