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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 18-12-2014

Iran Daily

 

Good steps’ taken at nuclear talks

As the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany resumed nuclear talks with Iran on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the talks on Tehran’s nuclear program “are being conducted in a good atmosphere.”

 

Regional officials in Tehran to boost ties, discuss Middle East issues

Tehran has turned into a hub of regional consultation over the past few days as officials from some regional countries were in Iran to discuss recent developments in the region and ties between their countries and the Islamic Republic.

 

Rouhani: Iran ready to work with Pakistan in anti-terror bid

President Hassan Rouhani sympathized with Pakistan over a deadly attack on a school in the country, saying Tehran is ready to work with Islamabad in the fight against terrorism.

 

EU court rules to take Hamas off terror list

The Palestinian group Hamas should be removed from the European Union’s terrorist list, an EU court ruled on Wednesday, saying the decision to include it was based on media reports not considered analysis.

 

Erdogan: EU cannot give democracy lesson to Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday launched a new attack on the European Union over its condemnation of raids on opposition media, saying that Brussels had no right to give Ankara a “democracy lesson”.

 

Cmdr.: ISIL terrorists backed by Saudi petrodollars

A high-ranking Iranian military commander said Saudi Arabia used its petrodollars to finance the rise of terrorist and Takfiri militant groups, including ISIL, in the Middle East.

 

Tehran Times

 

Tehran center stage of anti-terrorism negotiations

Iran has became the center-stage of negotiations on an anti-terrorism campaign drive, hosting the Syrian prime and Iraqi Parliament speaker, whose countries are caught in a serious fight with terrorist groups, as well as the Turkish foreign minister whose country’s policy toward the developments in Syria and Iraq are very important.

 

Pakistan mourns after school massacre

The Pakistani city of Peshawar is burying its dead after a Taliban attack at a school killed at least 132 children and nine staff.

 

Iran, Armenia sign MOU to enhance economic cooperation

Iran and Armenia have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance cooperation in the fields of energy, finance, telecommunications, transportation, and agriculture.

Zarif says ‘good steps’ have been taken in nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minis- ter Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that “good steps” have been taken to reach an agreement in nuclear talks.

 

European Parliament votes to recognize Palestine statehood ‘in principle’

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution recog- nizing Palestinian statehood in principle. A total of 498 mem- bers of the European Parliament voted in favor of the resolution, while 88 MEPs voted against it.

 

Iran’s FM criticizes regional countries on oil price decline

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized the countries in the Mideast region for lack of cooperation regarding the repercussions of a sharp decline in oil price.

 

ISIL sponsored by Saudi petrodollars: Iran’s top commander

Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia has financed the rise of terrorist groups including ISIL in the Middle East through its petrodollars.

 

Rouhani offers condolences to Pakistan over school attack

Ira- nian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday sent condolences to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, government, and nation over the loss of many lives in a terrorist attack on Tuesday.