Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 07-08-2014

Iran Daily


FM: Iran key to linking C. Asia to Persian Gulf

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Iran’s strategic position in the region as the key segment of the North-South corridor, linking the Persian Gulf to the Central Asian states.

UNSC: ISIL poses threat to regional peace, security

The UN Security Council on Tuesday condemned attacks by terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq and warned that those responsible for the violence could face trial for crimes against humanity.


Reporters’ Day marked

Reporters’ Day was marked in a ceremony at the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on August 6.

US drone strikes leave 30 dead in Afghanistan, Pakistan

A series of US-led assassination drone strikes left over 30 people dead in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan, local authorities said.

Iran to exercise heroic flexibility

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will exercise heroic, rather than humiliating, flexibility.

WHO: Ebola death toll tops 930

Authorities said on Wednesday as the death toll rose to at least 932 people in four West African countries.

Iran denounces all-out US support for Israel

Iran decried the unflinching support of the US for Israel, saying Washington has turned a blind eye to realities on the ground in the Middle East.

Ayatollah Araki underlines media role in war against enemy

Iranian journalists and media are at the forefront of the enemy’s soft war against Islam and the Islamic Revolution of 1979, said the director general of the Center of Proximity of Islamic Sects.

Iran, Bangladesh parliamentary delegations meet

Iranian parliamentarian delegation discussed issues of mutual interest with Bangladeshi counterparts in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Iran to unveil medium-, long-range missile defense systems

Iran plans to unveil its latest achievements in missile technology on September 22, Commander of Khatam ul-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili announced on Wednesday.


Tehran Times


Iran showing ‘heroic flexibility’: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran is showing ‘heroic flexibility’ and as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said ‘humiliating flexibility’ and surrendering to big powers is forbidden.


‘Iran seeking to boost commercial ties with Germany’

Companies across Germany are seeking to renew once-strong commercial ties with Iran, as Western governments have granted Iran some relief from sanctions over its nuclear program.

Deal reached: ISIL to leave Lebanon’s Arsal

Militant forces were set to withdraw from Lebanon’s Arsal and captured security personnel were set to be released as part of a new 24-hour cease- fire, which was reached through negotiations, a security source said.

The bitter realities of Gaza from the perspective of international law

The crimes being committed by the Zionist regime against the defenseless and oppressed people of the Gaza Strip are a re- flection of the hypocritical face of the world today.


Truce holding on in Gaza as talks start in Cairo

A Gaza truce was holding on Wednesday as Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israeli and Palestinian representatives on an enduring end to a war that has devastated the enclave.

Iran, Russia sign 5-year MOU to boost economic cooperation

Iranians Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak signed a five-year memorandum of understanding in Moscow on Tuesday to expand trade and economic cooperation.

Iran continues talks with Egypt to send aid to Gaza

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Aham has said that Iran continues holding talks with Egyptian officials to send aid to the Gaza Strip. She made the remarks in her press conference on Wednesday.

Iranian FM meets Omani, Turkmen and Uzbek counterparts

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the foreign ministers of Oman, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in Muscat on Wednesday.


11 inmates die in act of arson in southwestern Iran

Eleven inmates have lost their lives and 14 others have been injured in a fire that broke out in a prison in the city of Shahr-e Kord in southwestern Iran. Governor General of Shahr-e Kord Hamid Malekpour told IRNA that the prisoners died of suffocation by car-
bon monoxide on Monday.


Iran to unveil new air defense systems
Iran will unveil new domestically manufactured or up- graded medium-range and long- range air defense systems during the military parade that will be held on September 22 to mark Sacred Defense Week, the commander of the Khatam-ol-Anbiya
Air Defense Base announced on Wednesday.


Iran to help Iraqi Christians with humanitarian aid: envoy

Iran’s Ambassador to Baghdad Hassan Danay- eefar voiced Tehran’s readiness to dispatch humanitarian aid to Iraq’s Christian refugees who have been under the ISIL terrorists’ attacks in the past two months.

Nuclear program, rights accusations pretext for pressuring Iran: EC secretary

Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezayee warned that the at- tempts made by the U.S. and its western allies to impose further sanctions on Iran under the pretext of baseless human rights al- legations will endanger the nuclear talks between Tehran and the world powers.


Massacre of defenseless children, women in Gaza hurt sentiments of all human beings: Rafsanjani

Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Wednesday that massacre of innocent and defenseless Palestinian civilians in Gaza has hurt sentiments of all human beings.