Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 11-03-2015

NewspaperIran Daily

 

Trade with EU countries topped €7.5b in 2014

Trade between Iran and EU member states reached €7.56 billion in 2014 showing a 21-percent growth compared to 2103 when the figure was €6.22 billion.

 

Obama, Zarif slam Republican letter

The White House accused Republican senators of forming an “unusual coalition”, while Tehran expressed surprise at the senators’ tactics.

 

Iraqi army, volunteers enter Tikrit

Iraqi security troops, backed by Shia, Sunni volunteers and tribal forces, have reportedly entered the strategic city of Tikrit from multiple directions, reports say.

 

White US officer fatally shoots another unarmed black man

A white US police officer has fatally shot an unarmed African American man in Atlanta, Georgia, who appeared to be mentally ill, authorities said.

 

Larijani urges broader Iran-Kuwait ties

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said Iran and Kuwait should improve their relations in different fields, given their long cultural and historical ties.

 

Iran, IAEA exchange technical data
Iran and the United Nations atomic agency exchanged additional information about Tehran’s past nuclear work and will meet again next month, the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Tuesday.

 

Germany: Nuclear talks nearing endgame

The German ambassador to Washington described talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries over Tehran’s nuclear energy program as one of the most important foreign policy issues in the world, which are now “nearing an endgame.

 

Deputy FM: Yemen’s security a regional issue
A senior Iranian official said Iran considers the security of Yemen to be a regional issue.

 

Tehran Times

 

Iraqi army, volunteer forces enter Tikrit from multiple directions

Iraqi security troops, backed by Shia, Sunni volunteers and tribal forces, have reportedly entered the strategic city of Tikrit from multiple directions, reports said.

 

Ayatollah Yazdi elected Assembly of Experts chairman

Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi was elected as chairman of Iran’s Assembly of Experts on Tuesday.

 

Iran will be winner whether nuclear talks reach result or not: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran will be the winner whether the nuclear talks reach a result or not.

 

Obama denounces Republican letter on Iran nuclear talks

The Obama administration has reacted furiously to an open letter to Iran from Republican senators aimed at derailing nuclear negotiations. The White House accused them of seeking to circumvent the constitution and trigger a “rush to war”.

 

U.S. police kill another unarmed black man

A white U.S. police officer has fa- tally shot an unarmed African American man in Atlanta, Georgia, who appeared to be mentally ill, authorities said.

 

Dozens escape ISIL-run jail in Syria

Around 95 captives have escaped an ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) terrorist group-run prison in northern Syria, an activist group said on Tuesday, adding that the escapees included about 30 Kurdish fighters.

 

Persian Gulf states seek to host Yemen talks in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia has said the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) had agreed to host talks in THE Saudi capital Riyadh to end the Yemen crisis, according to the state news agency SPA.

 

Zarif to U.S. senators: You are ignorant of international law

The Iranian foreign minister on Monday reacted to an open letter to Iran’s leaders by 47 U.S. Republican senators who had warned Tehran that any nuclear deal that the Islamic Republic signs with President Barack Obama’s administration won’t last after Obama leaves office.

 

Iran says nuclear talks are on ‘right’ path

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht-Ravanchi has said that nuclear talks are proceeding on a “right” path.

 

Iran, IAEA exchange further information, to meet again in mid-April

Iran and the United Nations atom- ic agency exchanged additional information about Tehran’s past nuclear work on Monday and will meet again next month, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement on Tuesday.

 

Iranian parliament speaker meets Kuwaiti emir, calls for closer ties

The speaker of the Iranian parliament met with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in Kuwait City on Tuesday, calling on the two states to improve their relations in different areas, given their “enormous” cultural and historical bonds.

 

Iraq tells U.S.: We are ‘comfortable’ with Iran’s help against terrorists

Iraq’s Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi has praised Iran’s role in the fight against the ISIL group in Iraq.