Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 03-12-2014

Iran Daily


Over 70 foreign investors enter Iran’s bourse

More than 70 foreign investors have entered the Iranian capital market since mid-March 2014, which is unprecedented, the directorate of Central Securities Depository of Iran announced.

OIC chief: Tehran confab aims to confront Islamophobia, extremism

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani said on Tuesday that the ongoing Conference of OIC Information Ministers intends to confront extremism and Islamophobia.


Iran wins FAO award for hunger fighting

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) honored Iran for its successful efforts in overcoming hunger.


Baghdad reaches major oil deal with Kurds

The Iraqi government on Tuesday reached a deal with the Kurdish local authorities in the country’s north to exchange oil from the autonomous region for a nearly 20-percent share of the national budget, officials said.

FM: Recognition of Iran rights way to reach nuclear deal

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said recognizing the Iranian nation’s rights is the way to reach a final agreement with the P5+1.


AEOI: UN documents on nuclear program full of mistakes

The Islamic Republic has provided evidence to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) showing that documents on claimed nuclear bomb research by the country were forged and riddled with errors.


Velayati, Italian official confer on bilateral ties, nuclear talks

A senior advisor to Iran’s Leader in a meeting with visiting Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli discussed bilateral ties as well as Tehran’s nuclear program.


Deputy FM stresses promoting Oman ties

A senior Iranian official has underlined the need for further cooperation and consultation between Iran and Oman to promote security and stability in the Middle East.


Tehran Times


We are very close to nuclear pact: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamamd Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Iran and the major powers are now closer than ever to striking a final accord on the Iranian nuclear program.


Islamic countries’ propaganda against each other must be countered: OIC chief

Or- ganization of Islamic Cooperation Secretary General Iyad bin Amin Madani has said that tension among Islamic countries and the propaganda they disseminate against each other have increased, and this tendency should be countered.


Iran plans to increase development budget by almost $1.5 billion

Ira- nian President Hassan Rouhani has announced that the cabinet plans to increase the development budget by 50 trillion rials (about $1.47 billion) in the national budget bill for the
next Iranian calendar year com- pared to the current year’s na- tional budget.


Tahrir Square closed ahead of Egypt protests

Cairo’s Tahrir Square has been closed for the second time after the announcement of a court verdict dropping charges against former President Hosni Mubarak for killing protesters, state media has reported.


Lebanon detains ‘wife and son’ of ISIL leader Al-Baghdadi

The Lebanese army has detained a wife and a son of Abu Bakr al-Bagh- dadi, the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group, as they crossed from Syria in recent days, security officials have said.

Saudi ISIL supporters claim they shot Danish man

Supporters of the ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) terrorist group have released a video claim- ing responsibility for the shooting of a Danish citizen in the Saudi capital Riyadh last month.


Palestinian UN envoy: UNSC to discuss Palestine resolution soon

A draft resolution on the creation of the state of Palestine will be presented to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over the next few days, a Palestinian offi- cial says.


Nuclear technology and lifting of sanctions are Iran’s right: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that development of nuclear technology and removal of sanctions are Iran’s inalienable rights.


Iran to turn uranium into reactor fuel under extended deal: source

Iran will convert more of its higher-grade en- riched uranium into reactor fuel under an extend- ed nuclear deal with world powers, a diplomatic source and a U.S. think-tank said on Monday, ac- cording to the Reuters.


Iran insists on closer cooperation with Oman in fight against terrorism

The Ira- nian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs has insisted that it is necessary that Iran and Oman to establish closer co- operation in fight against extremism and terrorism.


No reason to have negative view toward nuclear talks, Larijani says

The differences be- tween Tehran and the six major world powers have been narrowed down and the at- tainment of a final nuclear deal is now possible, Ira- nian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said.


Grand ayatollah says certain states have dual approach towards ISIL

Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi has voiced concern over the bloody campaigns by the extremist ISIL group in Iraq, criticiz- ing certain countries’ hypocritical ap- proach toward the group.


UN lauds Iran for helping to promote women’s status

Iran has had a “suitable and helpful cooperation” with the international bodies to promote the status of women in various social, educational, and economic areas in the recent years, the resident representative of the UN Development Program in Iran says.