Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 23-07-2014

Iran Daily
PUIC Troika condemns Israeli massacre in Gaza

A meeting of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Member States’ (PUIC) Presidential Troika was held in Tehran to discuss the deadly Israeli offensive in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Palestinian death toll passes 600v

Israel continued attacks across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top US and UN diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 600 Palestinians’ lives.


China’s Iran crude imports hit record

China imported a record amount of crude oil from Iran in the first half of the year amid the easing of US sanctions.


Taliban attack kills five foreign guards in Kabul

A Taliban attacker riding a motorbike killed five foreign guards in Kabul on Tuesday, the latest blast to rock the Afghan capital during an impasse over presidential election results.

EU extends economic ban suspension until Nov

The European Union extended the suspension of sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program until November 24.

President receives new ambassadors

President Hassan Rouhani received credentials of the ambassador of Iceland and new Myanmar nonresident ambassador in Tehran Tuesday.

Rouhani calls for high turnout in Int’l Quds Day rallies

President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday called for high turnout in the International Quds Day rallies to be held on the last Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramdan.


Iran NGO wins Red Ribbon Award for efforts on AIDS

Ten exceptional community-based organizations, including one from the Islamic Republic of Iran under category two, have won the 2014 Red Ribbon Award for their inspiring work in reducing the impact of the AIDS epidemic.

Tehran Times
Israel is ‘real war criminal’, Iran tells Gaza meeting

Top parliamentarians from certain Muslim countries met in Tehran on Tuesday to unify their position against the Zionist regime which has launched an intensive and ruthless attack on the Gaza Strip.

ISIL worse than Genghis Khan, Iraq Catholic leader says

The head of Iraq’s largest church said on Sunday that the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who drove Christians out of Mosul were worse than Mongol leader Genghis Khan and his grandson Hulagu who ransacked medieval

Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

A train carrying the remains of many of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine arrived in Ukrainian government territory on Tuesday as a separatist leader handed over the plane’s black boxes to Malaysian experts.



27 Israelis soldiers killed by Hamas fighters

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, confirmed Tuesday that it had destroyed an Israeli armor personnel carrier in the Toufah neighborhood, killing the sol- diers inside. Since the ground offensive started by Israel in Gaza, Hamas said it had destroyed 36 Israeli military vehicles and its snipers had killed 11 Israeli soldiers, according to Al-Quds TV.

Saeedi-Kia appointed Mostazafan Foundation director

In a decree issued on Wednesday the Supreme Leader appointed Mohammad Saeedi-Kia as the chairman of the Mostazafan Foundation (Foundation of the Op- pressed) for a five-year term.



EU extends Iran sanctions hold-off until November

The European Union has agreed to keep holding off on some sanctions against Iran as negotiations continue on a comprehensive deal to resolve the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program, the Associated Press reported on Monday.

Rouhani calls for massive turnout on International Qods Day

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on the Iranian people to turn out in large numbers for the International Qods Day rallies, which will be held on Friday.


Iranian Navy to expand presence in open seas: admiral

The commander of the Iranian Navy said on Tuesday that Iran plans to expand its naval presence in the open seas.


Rouhani to visit Kazakhstan and Tajikistan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to make trips to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan in September.


Iran prioritizes interaction with UNHCR: Zarif

The Iranian foreign minister said on Tuesday that Tehran’s enrichment capacity, the Arak heavy- water reactor, and the sanctions against the country are the main sticking points in the talks between Iran and the major powers.

Iranian diplomat meets Syria’s UN envoy

A top Iranian diplomat says Tehran’s principled strategy is to counter terrorism, find political solution to conflicts and involve people in decision-making.


Zarif specifies sticking points in Iran nuclear talks

The Iranian foreign minister said on Tuesday that Tehran’s enrichment capacity, the Arak heavy- water reactor, and the sanctions against the country are the main sticking points in the talks between Iran and the major powers.