Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 03-08-2014

Iran Daily


Gaza death toll tops 1,650

Israeli bombardments of the southern Gaza town of Rafah killed at least 35 Palestinians on Saturday, bringing the death toll to over 1,665.


Obama admits CIA tortured suspects after 9/11

US President Barack Obama has acknowledged that American officials “tortured some folks” in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, but urged they not be judged too harshly.


Syrian army kills 50 terrorists near Lebanon

Syrian troops have killed at least 50 ISIL terrorists near the border with Lebanon, a monitor said on Saturday.


Ballistic missiles not on Iran-P5+1 talks agenda

Senior Iranian parliamentary officials have affirmed that the country would not allow its ballistic missile program to become an agenda of the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany.


Iran hits out at UN inaction over Gaza crisis

A top Iranian diplomat has hit out at the UN Security Council’s inaction on the ongoing crisis in the Gaza Strip, saying the Israeli regime has a covert green light to commit crimes in the besieged enclave.

Vietnamese parliamentary team to visit Iran

A delegation of Vietnamese lawmakers is scheduled to visit to Iran in the next few weeks, head of Iran-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group said.

No Iranian forces in Iraq’s Kurdistan

An informed source at Iran’s Foreign Ministry dismissed a report by an Arab newspaper that Iranian special forces have entered Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.

President to visit Chaharamahal-Bakhtiari

President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet will visit the southwestern province of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari on August 6-7, it was reported on Saturday.

Tehran Times
Gaza death toll hits 1669, Hamas denies it captured soldier

Israeli war jets on Saturday bombed a mosque in the northern Gaza town of Jabalia, a major university in Gaza City and flattened houses in a beach side neighborhood, bringing the Palestinian death toll to 1,669 as Hamas denied it kidnapped an Israeli soldier.


Iranians took 62 million trips during Eid al-Fitr holidays

Iranian Traffic Police Chief Eskandar Momeni announced on Saturday that Iranians took 62,162,000 trips during the Eid al-Fitr holidays on Tuesday and Wednesday. More trips were taken than during the Noruz (Iranian New Year) holidays, Momeni told reporters.


U.S. realizing Iran holds many keys to regional problems: professor

Arshin Adib- Moghaddam, a professor of global thought and comparative philosophies at the University of London, says the United States is coming to the realization that Iran “holds many keys to the region’s problems.”


Scores flee Libya as fighting rages on in Tripoli

Tunisia briefly reopened its main border crossing with Libya Saturday, allowing some 200 people fleeing unrest to enter its territo- ry, a day after violence prompted its closure.


An overview of Iran’s new economic policy package

On July 26, the administration of President Hassan Rouhani released its new economic policy package for the country to emerge from stagflation.


Terrorists kill dozens as Iraq fighting rages on

Islamic State takfiris killed 16 Kurdish troops in attacks in northern Iraq, while 30 pro-government forces died battling the terrorists on other front- lines, officials said Saturday.

Iranian MP asks Muslim nations to quit UN rights committee over Gaza

Iranian MP Alaeddin Boroujerdi has appealed to Muslim countries to suspend their membership in the United Nations Human Rights Committee in pro- test at the committee’s silence on Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip.

U.S., Israel fear pickup in Iranian support of Hamas: WSJ

In an article published on the web- site of the Wall Street Journal on July 30, the writer says the United States and Israel fear that Iran may increase its support for the Islamic resistance movement Hamas.

Iran sanctions fears have hurt humanitarian trade: Reuters

The fines imposed by the United States on some banks for dealing with sanctioned countries have made many banks cautious about financing trade with Iran in humanitarian goods, which is not banned by sanctions against the country, Reuters wrote in an article published on Friday.


Ayatollah Nouri-Hamedani: Real face of ruthless Zionists unmasked

Ayatollah Nour-Hamedani issued a statement on Saturday to condemn the crimes and atrocities of the Zionist regime in Gaza which he said truly depicted the real face of the ruthless regime.