Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 21-07-2014

Iran Daily
Ratification of 6th development plan for gas industry

National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) will seriously follow policies of resistance economy through defining six principles, the director of the Dispatching Department of NIGC said.

Iraqi PM condemns ISIL’s targeting of Christians

Iraq’s prime minister on Sunday condemned the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the terrorists pose to the minority community’s “centuries-old heritage.’’


Bloody Sunday in Gaza as Israel kills scores of Palestinians

A total of 87 Palestinians were killed across Gaza on Sunday as Israel stepped up a major offensive, in the bloodiest single day in the battered enclave in five years.


President lauds negotiating team’s efforts

President Hassan Rouhani appreciated efforts made by Iran’s nuclear negotiating team and said they are supported by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah and the whole nation.

MP urges Iraq to protect Iranians

A parliamentarian on Sunday called on Iraq to take responsibility for security of the Iranian drivers and citizens on its soil.

Envoy criticizes Malaysian judicial system

Iran has blasted Malaysia’s judicial system for not swiftly following up cases of the Iranians in prisons of the southeast Asian country.


Tehran to host PUIC troika meeting on Gaza

Tehran will host meeting of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation Member States’ (PUIC) Presidential Troika on Tuesday to discuss the Gaza crisis, a parliamentary official said on Sunday.


Diplomat: Ashton to‘complete’ Iran talks despite EU job change

European Union’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, will remain the chief nuclear negotiator of six world powers in the course of nuclear talks with Iran after her tenure expires in the European Union.

Germany, Russia welcome extension of nuclear talks

Germany and Russia, two members of P5+1 group negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program, have welcomed the extension of nuclear talks until November 24.


Tehran Times
Iranian govt. aiming for single-digit inflation: fin min

The Iranian government will implement anti-reces- sion programs until a single-digit inflation rate is achieved, Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Ali Tayyebnia said on Sunday.

Ukraine accuses rebels of hiding plane crash evidence

Ukraine accused separatist rebels on Sunday of hiding evidence that a Russian missile was used to shoot down a Malaysian airliner, while Britain said Moscow faced “pariah” status and the threat of further economic sanctions.


Israel kills over 60 in Shujayeh massacre

Over 60 Palestinians were killed on Sunday by Israeli shelling in a Gaza neighborhood, where bodies were strewn in the street and thousands fled for shelter to a hospital packed with wounded, witnesses and health officials said.


IAEA report confirms Iran’s commitment to Geneva deal: official

The International Atomic Energy Agency report on Iran’s nuclear program, which was due on Sunday, was expected to confirm that Tehran has fulfilled its commitments under the Geneva ac- cord, according to the Iranian ambassador to the IAEA.

Rouhani asks academics to help administration resolve domestic issues

President Hassan Rouhani has asked academics to help his administration resolve the issues facing the country.

Top Muslim parliamentarians to meet in Tehran to discuss Gaza

The Islamic Inter- Parliamentary Union troika is scheduled to hold a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday to discuss Israel’s relentless attacks on the Gaza Strip, Iranian MP Kazem Jalali said in a press conference on Sunday.


Gaps in positions over Iran nuclear deal not unbridgeable: diplomat

A Western diplomat has said there had been some progress during nearly three weeks of nuclear talks between Tehran and the major powers in Vienna and that gaps in positions were not “unbridgeable”, Reuters reported on Sunday.


Iraqi troops, people will end terrorism: Iranian diplomat

A senior Iranian diplomat says Iraqi armed and volunteer forces will decisively bring an end to all forms of terrorism in the Arab country.

‘Extension of nuclear talks shows parties’ will to reach deal’

A senior Iranian lawmaker says the agreement on the rollover of talks between Iran and the Sextet of world powers is proof of the parties’ determination to reach a final nuclear deal.