Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 22-09-2014

Iran Daily


New proposal discussed in Iran nuclear talks

Tehran and P5+1, which have launched new round of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear energy program, are reportedly discussing a new proposal.


Iran, China prepare for joint naval drill

Iran and China are preparing to launch a joint naval drill, commander of Iran’s First Naval Zone announced on Saturday.

Iran has always helped Iraq against terrorists

Iran’s Ambassador to Switzerland Gholamali Khoshro has said in an interview with Der Bund, a Swiss German-language daily newspaper, that Tehran has always backed the Iraqi government in the fight against terrorism.

Ahmadzai wins Afghan presidential election

Afghan election board said on Sunday ex-finance minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai won presidential vote three months after a disputed runoff was held, while keeping vote tally secret.

Iran successful in reducing greenhouse gases

Iran says it has succeeded in reducing the emission of greenhouse gases years after it joined the Montreal Protocol, a treaty to curb the emissions known to damage the atmosphere.

SEC chief, Palestinian envoy discuss Gaza victory

Chairman of State Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in a meeting on Sunday with Palestinian envoy in Tehran, Salah al-Zawawi discussed the recent victory against the Israeli regime in Gaza.

AEOI spokesman off to Vienna

Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi left Tehran on Sunday for Vienna to attend then annual meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

FM, UN envoy discuss Iraq crisis in New York

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the issue of Takfiri terror in Iraq with the UN special representative for the Arab country.

Tehran Times


Diplomats: U.S. makes new proposal on enrichment to Iran

With Iran refusing to relinquish its rights to nuclear technology and rebuffing U.S. demands that it slow down its uranium enrich- ment capacity, the two sides are now discussing a new proposal that would leave much of Tehran’s enriching ma- chines in place but disconnected from feeds of uranium, the Associated Press quoted diplomats as saying on Saturday.


Yemen clashes continue despite peace deal

Houthi opposition and government forces have clashed for a fourth straight day in the Yemeni capital, residents said, despite the announcement of a UN-brokered agreement due to be signed later on Sunday.

Afghan candidates strike deal, Iran welcomes move

Iran’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Sunday welcoming a unity deal between Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates and voiced the Islamic Republic’s preparedness to co- operate with the new Afghan government.

Iraqi forces foil ISIL gas attack in east

Iraqi forces foiled a poison gas attack by the ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) terrorists in residential areas of the eastern Diyala province, an Iraqi law- maker said.

Russia, Ukraine try to maintain shaky truce

Heavy gunfire erupted around the eastern Ukrainian separatists’ stronghold of Donetsk on Sunday.

Majlis lifts export tax on non-oil, agricultural products

The Iranian Majlis has approved a bill, according to which exporters of non-oil and agricultural products will be exempted from paying taxes.


Iran will not accept restrictions on nuclear program: Larijani

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that Iran will not accept restrictions on its nuclear program which go beyond international law.

‘Foreign intervention can complicate Iraqi situation’

The UN envoy to Iraq, Nikolay Mladenov, has pointed to tough and complicated situation in Iraq and said that foreign intervention could further complicate the volatile situation in the country.

President Rouhani meets Leader ahead of New York visit

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday, one day before Rouhani was scheduled to travel to New York to attend the 69th annual Session of the United Nations General Assembly.


Iran says U.S. purpose of forming anti-ISIL coalition is “deceptive”

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Sunday described the U.S. purpose of forming anti-ISIL coalition as “deceptive”.