Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 03-02-2015

Iran Daily


Non-oil exports growth over 24%

Iran’s non-oil exports grew by 24.1 percent during March 21, 2014-January 20, 2015, year-on-year.


Iran launches 4th satellite into space

Iran launched its fourth satellite into orbit on Monday with President Hassan Rouhani declaring it safely entered orbit and that he had personally ordered the mission.


Bill urges nuclear work acceleration for possible US sanctions

More than 220 Iranian lawmakers have prepared and signed a bill of a law necessitating the government to speed up the country’s nuclear activities if the US imposes fresh sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program.


Ukraine protesters vow to mobilize 100,000 men

Pro-Russian protesters vowed Monday to mobilize up to 100,000 fighters for their latest east Ukraine offensive as the US mulled sending weapons to Kiev’s out-gunned forces after the latest truce bid collapsed.


Zarif: Africa important in Iran diplomacy

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted the important status of Africa in Iran’s foreign policy.


French MP: US favors swift Iran-P5+1 deal

A senior French parliamentarian said the United States is willing to see a final deal reached quickly between Iran and the P5+1 group over Tehran’s nuclear program.


Iran, Germany to cooperate on water management

Iran is ready to use Germany’s experience on water management, said Deputy Energy Minister Rahim Meydani on Monday.


Tehran Times


Iran sends satellite into orbit

Iran on Monday sent its fourth domesti- cally manufactured satellite, Fajr (Dawn), into orbit to mark the second day of the national ceremonies marking the 36th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

Iran and Africa are friends, Zarif says

Irani- an Foreign Minis- ter Mohammad Javad Zarif has high- lighted the importance of boosting ties with African nations as a “top priority” of his ministry. In a joint press conference with his Kenyan counterpart Maite Nkoana-Mash- abane in Nairobi on Monday, Zarif also announced that Tehran is ready to help Nairobi in fight against ex- tremism and radicalism.


Iran could transfer Azerbaijani, Turkmen gas to Europe

Iran could transfer gas from Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan to Europe, the in- ternational affairs director of the National Iranian Gas Company said Sunday.

Yemen’s Ansarullah demand its militia join army, police

Yemen’s Ansarullah (Houthis) movement who overran the capital, Sanaa, are demanding their militia becomes part of the country’s army and police force as a precondition for talks on releasing the nation’s president and Cabinet members from house arrest, a senior politi- cian said on Monday.

Shells hit Donetsk, five more Ukrainian soldiers killed

Artillery attacks on the Ukrainian city of Donetsk killed at least one civilian on Monday while Kiev’s military reported that five more Ukrainian soldiers had been killed in clashes with separatists in the east in the past 24 hours.


A nuclear pact would allow Iran to help stabilize Mideast: French MP

The head of the French Parliament Foreign Affairs Com- mittee Elisabeth Guigou says the United States is willing to see a final deal be quickly clinched between Iran and the 5+1 group of major powers over Tehran’s nuclear program.


Iran unveils indigenized hovercrafts

On Monday Iran un- veiled two indigenized hovercrafts in its territorial waters in the Caspian Sea, the Fars news agency reported.


Iran dismisses report on receiving message from Israel on Golan strike

On Monday, the Ira- nian Foreign Ministry dismissed reports that Tehran had received a message from Israel that it did not intend to aggravate the situation pertaining to its assault on the Syr- ian Golan Heights on January 18 in which an Iranian military advisor and a number of Hezbollah fighters were martyred.


Prospect of Tehran-Riyadh relations in 2015

The 2015 might be a year of change in the region due to possible enhancement in Tehran-Riyadh relations, a senior political analyst at the Council of Foreign Re- lations has predicted.