Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 30-12-2014

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Obama: Iran to be very successful regional power

US President Barack Obama acknowledges that Iran would become a “very successful regional power” if a long-term nuclear agreement is reached.


Iran test-fires latest indigenous torpedo

Iran’s latest indigenous torpedo successfully hit and destroyed the specified sub-surface target in the waters of the Sea of Oman, southern Iran, on the fifth day of military drills code-named Muhammad Rasoulallah (Muhammad, the Messenger of God).


Bahrain clerics, opposition protest leader’s arrest

Bahrain opposition groups and Shia clerics protested on Monday against the detention of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman by the authorities in the small but strategic Persian Gulf state.


Greece set for snap poll after failure to choose president

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced plans for an early general election next month after parliament rejected his candidate for president on Monday, throwing the country’s international bailout into doubt.


Seoul offers talks with Pyongyang over Koreas unification

South Korea on Monday proposed talks with North Korea to discuss what it calls a range of issues needed to prepare for the unification of the divided countries.


Funeral held for Iranian general martyred in Iraq

A funeral procession was held on Monday for a senior Iranian military officer who lost his life in Iraq while on a mission to provide consultation to Iraqi troops fighting the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.


Iran ready to strengthen Iraq’s Army

Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan on Monday voiced Iran’s readiness to help neighboring Iraq increase its military power.


Tehran voices readiness to develop China ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed Iran’s readiness to further develop relations with China in all fields.


Tehran Times
Iran ranks first in invention among Islamic states: ISESCO

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has announced that Iran holds the first rank in registering invention among the Islamic countries.


Obama says Iran has ‘legitimate defense concerns’

Iran could become a “very success- ful regional power” if Tehran agrees to a long-term deal to curb its nucle- ar program, U.S. President Barack Obama has said in an interview with NPR News.


Iran approves $15b plan to develop joint oilfields

Iran has approved a comprehensive plan to develop joint oilfields at a cost of $15 billion.

Iraqi Sunnis may seek Iran help against ISIL:  Al-Jazeera

Iraqi Sunni tribal sheikhs seek to resort to the Islamic Republic of Iran to get the need- ed military support in their fight against ISIL, if the United States did not respond to their demands, Iraqi legislators and tribal sheikhs have said.

‘ISIL executed nearly 2,000 people in Syria in 6 months’

In the past six months, the Is- lamic State in Iraq and the Le- vant (ISIL) terrorist group has killed 1,878 people in Syria, mostly civilians, a British-based Syrian monitoring organization revealed in its report, adding that the “real number killed by ISIL is higher.”


Taliban claim NATO ‘defeat’ in 13-year Afghan war

The Taliban responded scornfully on Monday to the formal end of NATO’s (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) war in Afghanistan, describing the U.S.-led mission as a “fire of barbarism and cruelty” that had drowned the country “in a pool of blood”.

Iran fires newest torpedo from helicopters

Iran has displayed the precision of its newest domestically manu- factured torpedo, fired from the naval forces’ anti-submarine SH-3D helicopters during the fifth stage of the large- scale military maneuvers.


Leader sends message to Army on military maneuvers

Lead- er of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Monday sent a mes- sage to the Iranian armed forces engaged in large-scale military maneuvers, underway in southern country.

Iran renews offer to help Lebanese army

Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, has said that Iran is ready to help the Lebanese army upon the country’s request.

Zarif praises China’s positive role in nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said Tehran is ready to lay the necessary groundwork for expansion of all-out ties with China.


Three IRGC personnel martyred in southeast Iran

Three members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have been martyred in an am- bush by terrorists in the border region of Saravan in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.


Navy chief says Iranian military drills display regional security

The large-scale military maneuvers by Iran, underway from the east of the Strait of Hor- muz to the southern parts of the Gulf of Aden, are aimed to show the world that the region is safe and se- cure, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says.

‘If people like Taqavi don’t resist terrorists, they will seek to create insecurity in Iran’

A funeral procession was held on Monday for an Iranian military advisor who had been martyred in Iraq. Brigadier General Hamid Taqavi was martyred while giving training to Iraqis in defending the Iraqi city of Samarra in Salahuddin province.