Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 13-05-2015

Iran Daily
Jahangiri vows inflation will drop to single digit soon

Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Tuesday that the government has scored good achievements by bringing the inflation down, pledging it will drop to single digit in the near future.


Another major earthquake kills dozens in Nepal

A major earthquake hit a remote mountain region of Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 37 people while triggering landslides and toppling buildings less than three weeks after the Himalayan nation was ravaged by its worst quake in decades.


Kerry in Russia to normalize ties

US Secretary of State John Kerry began high-stakes talks in the Russian resort of Sochi Tuesday aimed at mending ties between Washington and Moscow, which have deteriorated in recent years over crisis in Ukraine.


Official: Iran, P5+1 could strike deal ahead of deadline
 Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said it is possible for Tehran and the P5+1 to secure a final nuclear deal even before the July 1 deadline.
Peugeot, IKCO to form joint venture

Giant French automaker Peugeot will enter into joint venture with the Iran’s leading car manufacturer Iran Khodro Company (IKCO).

Syrian army gains ground against terrorists

The Syrian army carried out a series of military operations against terrorists’ strongholds in different parts of the Arab country, including the mountainous Qalamoun region near the border with Lebanon.

President receives new foreign ambassadors

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday there is no obstacle to the way of expansion of Iran-Armenia ties.


Iraq president arrives in Tehran

Iraqi President Fuad Masum heading a high-ranking delegation arrived in Tehran on Tuesday and was received by Minister of Industries, Mines and Trade Mohammadreza Ne’matzadeh.

Iranian MPs due in Cuba

Cuban Ambassador to Tehran Vladimir Gonzalez announced on Tuesday that a high-ranking delegation of Iranian lawmakers will pay an official visit to the Caribbean country in the near future.


Tehran Times
Iran’s mining sector in high demand for foreign investment

There is a high demand for foreign investment in Iran’s mining projects, so that many multinational companies have put in their investment requests, according to Iranian Deputy Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister Mehdi Karbasian.

Syrian army makes gains across country, recaptures key points in Qalamoun

The Syrian army carried out a series of military operations against terrorists’ strongholds in different parts of the Arab country, including the mountainous Qalamoun region near the border with Lebanon.


Talks should be based on Lausanne statement: Araqchi

A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator has said that nuclear talks should be within the framework of the Lausanne statement.

Nuclear chief Salehi undergoes intestine surgery

Ali Akbar Salehi, who serves as head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, underwent a surgical operation late on Monday.

Iran nuclear deal could mean 1 million more barrels of oil a day

The nuclear framework agreement reached with Iran in Lausanne, Switzerland, was an important milestone.


Air strikes hit Yemen capital, UN envoy arrives hours before truce

Saudi-led air strikes pounded Yemeni capital Sana’a on Tuesday and the new United Nations envoy to the country arrived there hours before a five-day ceasefire after over six weeks of war was set to begin.

U.S. plan to split Iraq will finally spread to Saudi Arabia: ex-diplomat

The former Iranian ambassador to Iraq says Saudis may not be aware of the repercussions of the U.S. government’s scenario to split Iraq into three smaller states, but if the plot proceeds, it would engulf Saudis as well.

Regional instability has roots in ‘foreign interference’: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Aham said on Tuesday that instability in the Mideast region has roots in “foreign interference”.


Supporting Syria is Iran’s strategic decision: diplomat

A top Iranian diplomat has said that the policy to continue supporting Syria in the fight against terrorism is a “strategic decision” by Tehran.

Armenian and Bulgarian ambassadors meet Rouhani

In separate meetings on Tuesday President Hassan Rouhani received the credentials of the new Armenian and Bulgarian ambassadors to Tehran.

‘Nuclear talks must be track-laid anew’

The head of Iran’s Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences has said that the ongoing nuclear talks must be “track-laid” afresh.


U.S. Senate passes resolution for release of Americans in Iran

The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously passed a resolution calling on Iranian officials to immediately release three Americans held in Iran and help locate a fourth.