Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 29-04-2015

Iran Daily


Kerry: World closer to Iran nuclear deal
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry held another meeting to bridge the gap over Tehran’s nuclear program in New York, where Kerry said the world is “closer than ever” to reaching a comprehensive deal with Iran.


Baltimore burns; state of emergency issued
Riot police stood guard on the smoldering streets of the US city of Baltimore Tuesday after protesters incensed by the death of a young black man in police custody went on the rampage, torching cars and buildings and looting stores.


Nepal quake death toll crosses 5,000
Hungry and desperate villagers rushed towards relief helicopters in remote areas of Nepal on Tuesday, begging to be airlifted to safety, four days after a monster earthquake killed more than 5,000 people.


President: Anti-Iran sanctions regime collapsing
President Hassan Rouhani said the sanctions regime put in place against the Islamic Republic is collapsing.


Zarif meets Amano, foreign counterparts
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano and some of his counterparts on the sidelines of the 2015 Review Conference of Parties to Non-Proliferation Treaty in New York.


Bavar-373 air defense system ready next March
Iran’s domestically-built Bavar-373 air defense system would be ready for deployment by the end of the current Iranian year (March 19, 2016).


Syrian defense minister in Tehran
Syria’s Defense Minister Lieutenant General Fahd Jasim al-Furayj, heading a high-ranking defense delegation, arrived in Tehran on Tuesday.


Tehran Times


Baltimore descends into chaos, violence, looting

Violent confrontations broke out in the U.S. city of Baltimore hours af- ter the funeral of a young black man who died after suffering a severe spinal injury while in police custody.


No time limit to draft final nuclear deal: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that it takes time to write text of a final nuclear deal and it has been agreed to give any amount of time needed to the issue.


Saudi warplanes bomb Sana’a International Airport

Riyadh continues its fatal military aggression against Yemen as Saudi warplanes once again bomb the Sana’a International Airport in the impoverished Arab country.


UN blames Israel for attacks on schools during Gaza War

A UN inquiry has found that Israeli security forces conducted seven deadly attacks on United Nations schools that were being used as shelters during last year’s Gaza offensive. Attacks to these schools killed 44 Palestinians and injured 227.


Indian, Afghan leaders pledge to fight militants, build trade

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called on Tuesday for regional cooperation to defeat violent extremist groups, saying after meeting the Indian prime minister that he wants to “make Afghanistan a graveyard of terror” but needs help from India, Pakistan and other neighbors.


‘Structure of sanctions’ is completely collapsing: Rouhani

Zarif went on to say that Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) have agreed to start drafting the final deal on Wednesday as political directors from the 5+1 group will arrive in New York. The foreign minister added that work on drafting the final deal will continue next week.


World ‘closer than ever’ to Iran nuclear deal: Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that the world is “closer than ever” to reaching a comprehensive nu- clear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, AP reported on Tuesday.


House of Saud committing serious crimes against Yemenis: general

The chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said on Tuesday that the House of Saud has committed serious crimes against the Yemeni people and deserves a “heavy punishment”.


Amano optimistic about Iran nuclear deal: CBS News

Despite progress toward an agreement between Iran and world powers on the Islamic Republic’s nu- clear program, the UN nuclear watchdog said it was still awaiting full cooperation from Tehran.


U.S. presidential candidate tells Jewish leaders: I do not support war with Iran

U.S. presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul told a Jewish audience that he did not support a war with Iran over its nuclear program, and that it was the wrong decision to oust Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein since he had served as a bulwark against Iran.


Iran most successful country in containing terrorism: security chief

A senior Iranian security official says the Islamic Republic holds the most successful record among world states in containing terrorism.