Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 23-08-2014

Iran Daily
Italian FM calls Iran’s role in settling Iraq crisis significant

Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini described Iran’s role in solving ongoing crisis in Iraq crisis as important.

Tens of thousands of Houthis protest against Yemeni gov’t

Tens of thousands of Yemenis demonstrated in the capital Sana’a on Friday in a protest called for by the Shia Houthi movement, which wants the government to resign and reverse a decision on cutting fuel subsidies.

UNSC criticized for ineffectiveness on conflicts

More than 191,000 people have died in Syria, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said on Friday, lashing out at ‘international paralysis’ on the nearly three-and-a-half year conflict.


Pentagon: Iran military doctrine defensive

A Pentagon assessment says Iran’s military achievements pursue defensive purposes, putting the seal of approval on Iran’s military doctrine.

Iran denies linking Iraq role to sanctions

Western media have twisted Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s remarks about Tehran-P5+1 nuclear talks, suggesting he has conditioned Tehran’s cooperation against ISIL terrorists in Iraq on the lifting of anti-Iran bans.


Egypt okays Iran aid cargo for Gaza

Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Egypt has agreed to the shipment of aid from Tehran to Cairo in order to be sent to Gaza Strip.

Final nuclear deal to serve world economy

President Hassan Rouhani said a permanent nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany will benefit the entire world economy.


Iran stresses int’l efforts to avert wars

An Iranian envoy to the UN has called on the global community to step up efforts to prevent the outbreak of wars and armed conflicts across the globe.

Advanced batteries for missiles mass-produced

Defense Ministry launched production lines for energy density batteries used in the electronic systems of its sea-, ground- and air-based missiles.


Photojournalist released on bail

An Iranian-American photojournalist arrested in Iran on July 22 was released on bail Wednesday.

Tehran Times
ISIL funding ‘beyond anything’ ever seen: Hagel

Iraqi forces battled terrorists northeast of Baghdad Friday, as Washington said a powerful rebels group was being funding “beyond anything” ever seen, adding that operations in Syria may also be needed.


One dead in shooting at mosque in Switzerland: police

One person was killed Friday in a shooting in the prayer hall of a Swiss mosque, police said.


Iran’s military strategy is defensive: Pentagon

An unclassi- fied summary of a con- gressionally mandated Pentagon report obtained by Bloomberg News says Iran’s
military strategy is defensive.

Western media coverage of Gaza war is biased for no good reason: academic

As Israel continues its massive military aggression against the Gaza Strip, which has already cost the lives of more than 2,000 Palestinians, the international condemnation of the atrocities committed by the Tel Aviv regime and its cruel massacre of the unarmed citizens of the besieged Gaza grows steadily.

561 Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria since 2013

At least 561 Hezbollah fighters have been killed in Syria since it began openly fighting on the side of the government early last year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition-aligned group that documents causalities in the conflict, report- ed on Thursday.

Yemenis hold demo in Sanaa in support of Shia fighters

Thousands of supporters of Shia fighters pressing the government to step down gathered in the Yemeni capital Friday as a presidential team was in the northern Houthi stronghold for crisis talks.

Hamas executes 18 suspected of spying for Israel

Hamas resistance fighters in Gaza executed 18 spies accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israel tracked down and killed three top Hamas commanders, the highest-ranking militants to be killed in the six-week war.

Iran’s nuclear approach foils Israeli plots, Zarif says

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the plots by the Zionist regime and its allies’ to portray Iran as a “security threat” has been foiled by Iran’s approach in nuclear talks.

Iran taking action to meet commitments under extended nuclear deal: IAEA

Iran has started taking action to comply with the terms of an extended agreement with the major powers over its nuclear program, according to a UN nuclear agency report obtained by Reuters.

Tehran says ‘consultation’ important to resolve regional issues

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, has highlighted the importance of holding talks and consultations with regional and extra-regional countries to resolve problems facing the Middle East

France wants Arabs, Iran, Security Council members to tackle ISIL

France said on Wednesday it wanted the permanent members of the UN Security Council and regional countries, including Arab states and Iran, to coordinate action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the insurgents who control parts of Iraq and Syria.

Egypt agrees to allow Iran’s aid into Gaza: source

An informed source at the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Egypt has agreed to let Iran to send food and medicine to Gaza, the Mehr
news agency reported.


Arms depot, possibly dating to WWII, found in Tehran

Tehran Police Chief Hossein Sajedinia has said that an arms depot, which possibly belongs to Second World War, has been found in Tehran, ISNA reported.

Minister highlights Defense Ministry’s share in national development

The Defense Ministry has an important share in national development, Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said on Friday.