Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 17-09-2014

Iran Daily


European firms vie for Iranian gas project

Several European states have entered into negotiations with Iran to invest in a pipeline construction project to import gas from the energy-rich country, a senior energy official announced on Tuesday.


Rouhani: Anti-ISIL coalition mere ‘farce

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani cast doubt on the sincerity of the so-called coalition to fight terrorism, saying it is a ‘farce’ that the countries which have supported and financed militant groups now seek to fight terrorism.

Protesters: Breakaway east no longer part of Ukraine

An opposition leader fighting against Ukrainian forces on Tuesday dismissed Kiev giving the separatist east limited self-rule, saying Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region was no longer part of the ex-Soviet country.


Iran urges greater EU role in nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the European Union to play a more active role to conclude a final deal over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.

Iraqi MPs reject picks for interior, defense ministers

The Iraqi parliament rejected the prime minister’s nominees for defense and interior ministers, leaving the two crucial posts unfilled as a US-led coalition prepares to intensify airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group that controls vast parts of the country.


Turkmen president for all-out ties with Iran

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow has called for expansion of all-out ties with Iran.

Norway warned of negative impacts of expelling Iranian students

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with Norwegian Ambassador to Iran Odyssey Norheim cautioned Oslo about the negative consequences of expelling Iranian university students from Norway.

US base in northern Iraq no threat to Iran

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari downplayed enemies’ war rhetoric against Tehran, and said the US military base in northern Iraq is not considered a threat to Iran.