Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 26-10-2014

Iran Daily


Iran will never give up nuclear rights

A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator stressed Saturday that Tehran will under no circumstances give up even one iota of its legitimate nuclear rights.


Rafsanjani calls on Riyadh to overturn Nimr’s death verdict

Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani called on Saudi Arabia to overturn the death sentence handed down on the prominent Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.


Iran denounces Egypt attack

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has strongly denounced a bomb attack at a military checkpoint in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, saying Israel benefits from insecurity in the North African country.


Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday.


Deputy UN chief to visit Tehran

Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson is to visit Iran during October 28-30, a UN official in Tehran said.

Nuclear talks should end sanctions

A senior Iranian lawmaker says the nuclear talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group should lead to the lifting, and not the suspension of, sanctions against the Islamic Republic.


Tehran Times
Large Italian trade delegation to visit Iran in November

A large Italian trade delegation will travel to Iran in No- vember, according to Iran-Italy Joint Chamber of Commerce Chairman Ahmad Pourfallah.

Drone strike targets ‘al-Qaeda stronghold’ in Yemen

At least 10 suspected al-Qaeda fighters were killed in a U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen.

All sanctions must be lifted in final nuclear deal: negotiator

The lifting of all sanctions imposed on Iran is a precondition for clinching a comprehensive nuclear deal with the 5+1 group, according to Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi.

U.S. NGOs urge Congress not to sabotage Iran nuclear talks

Scores of non-governmental organizations in the U.S. have urged the Congress not to sabotage the nuclear talks with Iran.

Iran expresses condolences to families of victims of Sinai bombing

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned a suicide attack in northern Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and expressed sympathy with families of the victims.

Russian FM:  Situation in Syria can only be resolved through peaceful means

March 2011 leading to a civil war, which has been going on in the country for three years. According to UN estimates, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 190,000 people, forcing almost three million Syrians to flee the country.

U.S. will be to blame if nuclear talks fail: MP

The chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee says the United States will be first and foremost responsible should the ongoing nuclear talks be- tween Iran and the 5+1 group fail to produce a final deal.

Rafsanjani asks Saudi king to rescind death sentence on Shia cleric

Iran’s Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has sent a letter to Saudi King Abdullah, in which he told him to ensure that Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr is not executed.

Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai

Egypt has declared a state of emergency in the north and center of the Sinai Peninsula after terrorist attacks killed at least 31.


Iranian calls on UN Security Council to be impartial

Caretaker of the Iranian mission at the United Nations has asked the UN Security Council to act impartially without any discrimination.

Iran’s ties with world  are not tied to nuclear talks: parliamentarian

A top Iranian parliamentarian has underlined that Tehran has always sought expansion of ties with friendly states irrespective of the outcome of the ongoing nuclear negotiations with the 5+1 group.


Leader attends memorial procession for Ayatollah Mahdavi-Kani

A memorial procession was held on Saturday for Assem- bly of Experts Chairman Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi-Kani in Tehran in which the Leader of the Islamic Revolution and a number of other senior officials attended.