Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 05-11-2014

Iran Daily


Ashura commemorated worldwide

Millions of Muslims in Iran and around the world on Tuesday held mourning ceremonies to mark Ashura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia imam.


German exports to Iran soar

German exports to Iran jumped by about 33 percent in the first eight months of the year, lifted by the easing of Western sanctions against the Islamic Republic after an interim deal on its nuclear work.

Iran marks US embassy takeover

Iranians have held massive rallies across the country to mark the 35th anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in the capital, Tehran.

Leader of Ukrainian protesters sworn in after eastern vote

The leader of Pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine was sworn in Tuesday as head of a self-declared secessionist territory following an election that was condemned by the West as illegal and destabilizing.

Nasrallah vows Syria victory in Ashura address

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah pledged ‘victory’ for his movement against terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria as tens of thousands of Shia Muslims gathered Tuesday in Beirut to commemorate Ashura, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam.

Americans vote in midterm election

Voters across the United States cast their ballots in a pivotal election that will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control Congress during President Barack Obama’s final two years in office.

IAEA: Iran implements most of practical measures

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano said on Monday Iran has implemented most of the practical measures agreed upon under the “Framework for Cooperation” with the UN body.


Iran rejects reports of uranium shipment to Russia

Iran rejected a Western media report claiming that the Islamic Republic has agreed to send a part of its enriched uranium stockpile to Russia once it signs a comprehensive nuclear deal with the P5+1 group of world powers.

Iraq seeks closer security cooperation with Iran

Iraq’s Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi praised Iran’s key role in supporting Baghdad in the fight against terror groups while calling for closer security cooperation between the two neighbors.

Iran defense might not negotiable

Iran’s envoy to the UN says Tehran will continue to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), but issues pertaining to the country’s defense programs are not negotiable.

Tehran Times
Iran allocates $230m to start Lake Urmia restoration program

The administration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has approved the allocation of 7.295 trillion rials (about $230 million) as the first part of a $5 billion plan to restore Lake Urmia, which is drying up.

Iran, 5+1 to meet in Oman soon after Zarif-Kerry-Ashton talk

Negotia- tors from Iran and the 5+1 group – the U.S., Britain, Russia, China, France and Germany – will meet in Muscat,
Oman, for nuclear talks on November 11, Abbas Araqchi, the Iranian deputy foreign minister and a leading nuclear negotiator, announced on Sunday.

Biden denies report he apologized to Erdogan over ISIL remarks

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden denied a report by the White House that he had apologized to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for saying that Ankara had been funding the ISIL terrorists.

Hezbollah secretary general: ISIL militants to face defeat in Syria

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said Takfiri ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) militants, who are currently wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, have no future and will definitely be defeated. Nasrallah added the resistance had the upper hand against the ISIL in Syria and the terrorist group will never be able to take control of the country.

Israel ex-officers urge PM to make peace with Palestinians

Over 100 former high-ranking Israeli army members, police officers and spy chiefs have called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to pursue peace with the Palestinians, media reported on Monday.


U.S.: Israel settlement plans unfortunate

The United States has described as “unfortunate” plans by the Israeli government to build 500 new illegal settler homes in East Jerusa- lem (al-Quds).

Iran calls report of transfer of uranium to Russia media speculation

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has dismissed a report by the New York Times that Tehran has agreed to transfer a “huge stockpile” of its enriched uranium to Russia tentatively, calling it media speculation.

Three anti-regime activists imprisoned in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi court has handed down relatively long jail terms to three an- ti-regime activists as the kingdom continues its crackdown on dissent.

‘Two edged sword of extremism’ is dangerous to all, Norwegian FM says

Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende has said that promoting extremism is a “two edged sword” that can be dangerous for all countries.


Iranians mark anniversary of U.S. embassy takeover

Iranians held massive demonstrations across the country on Tuesday to mark the 35th anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. embassy, known as “the den of espionage”, in 1979 in Tehran.


Prevailing situation entails more interaction between Tehran and Oslo, Rouhani says

President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that an expansion of relations between Iran and Norway will benefit the two nations and reiterated Tehran’s position that there is no alter- native other than cooperation and constructive interaction between countries in order to achieve progress.

Ashura commemorated across Iran

The anniversary of the martyrdom of the third Imam of Shia Muslims, Imam Hossein ibn Ali (AS), was held across Iran on Tuesday with millions of mourners taking to the streets and mosques to mark the tragic event.

Iran defense capability is non-negotiable, Iran’s UN envoy says

Iran’s envoy to the UN says Tehran will continue to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency, but issues related to the country’s defense programs are non-negotiable, Press TV reports.