Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 17-05-2015

Iran Daily


Insecure Persian Gulf will be insecure for all

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that that the security in the Persian Gulf is beneficial to all and emphasized, “If [it] is insecure, it will be insecure for all.

Egyptian court seeks death penalty for Morsi

An Egyptian court on Saturday sought the death penalty for former president Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood in connection with a mass jail break in 2011.

Zinc project attracts $1b

Iran will soon get the first tranche of a $1-billion foreign investment line for a major zinc production plan in the central province of Yazd.

Iraq PM denies reports about ISIL’s full Ramadi seizure

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has denied reports that the ISIL Takfiri terrorists have completely taken control of the city of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.


Obama: No military solution to Syrian crisis

US President Barack Obama says there is no “military solution” to the years-long conflict in Syria, days after Washington announced plans to train anti-Damascus terrorists.


Salehi to be discharged from hospital Monday

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi is in good condition after undergoing a successful surgery, AEOI Behrouz Kamalvandi told IRNA on Saturday.

UN urged to help provide direct aid flights to Yemen

A senior Iranian official called on the UN and world countries to help send relief aid to Yemen through direct flights to the war-hit Arab country.

Insecure Persian Gulf Will be insecure for all

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that that the security in the Persian Gulf is beneficial to all and emphasized, “If [it] is insecure, it will be insecure for all.


Iran says $8.8b blocked in India

India owes Iran $8.8 billion which is blocked in a bank account under the US-led sanctions regime, government spokesman, Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said.

Iran asks UAE to seize Singapore-flagged vessel

An official called on Iran’s neighbors to seize a Singapore-flagged vessel and hand it over to the country for seriously damaging an Iranian oil rig and fleeing the scene.


Heads of government branches meet

The heads of three branches of government met in the Presidential Office on Saturday and discussed regional and domestic issues.


Tehran raps Camp David statement

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman denounced as “contradictory” a recent statement released by the United States and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David.


Tehran Times


Iran ‘strongly pursues’ policy to bring about sustained economic

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s economic team has started planning for a post-sanctions environment to revive the national economy.


An insecure Persian Gulf will be insecure for all: Leader

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says a secure Persian Gulf will serve the interests of all.


Iraqi army scrambles to wrest Ramadi from ISIL

An Iraqi military spokesman has said reinforcements have been dispatched to Ramadi ,Brigadier-General Saad Maan Ibrahim the spokesman of the Joint Operations Command, told Iraqi state television on Saturday that the U.S.-led coalition was supporting Iraqi troops with “painful” air strikes since .



Hezbollah detonates car rigged with 500kg of explosives in Qalamoun

Hezbollah detonated a car bomb rigged with half a ton of explosives on Saturday in an area of Syria’s Qalamoun region that it captured one day earlier, the party’s TV channel.


Afghan official says Taliban block roads, kidnap civilians

An Afghan police chief says Taliban militants blocked roads in an eastern province, forcing cars to stop and kidnapping.


Gunmen shoot dead three Egypt judges in Sinai

Gunmen shot dead three Egyptian judges on Saturday in the strife-torn Sinai Peninsula, where security forces are battling an extremist insurgency spearheaded by an (affiliate of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).


Syrian army kills ISIL’s ‘oil ‘minister

The Syrian army killed an Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group leader responsible for oil-related .affairs along with 40 other terrorists in an attack in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, Syrian state media reported A news flash on state TV identified ISIL’s “oil minister” as Abu al-Taym al-Saudi.


Negotiator says Iran prepared for all scenarios in nuclear talks

I ran is prepared for “all scenarios” in nuclear alks with world powers, its top nuclear negotiator said on Friday when asked what would happen if no final deal .was reached by July, Reuters reported Diplomats have been working in Vienna this week to iron out details of a deal without announcing any breakthrough .ahead of a self-imposed June 30 deadline.


U.S., China clash over disputed South China Sea

The United States and China clashed over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea on Saturday, as China’s foreign minister asserted its sovereignty to reclaim reefs saying its determination to protect its interests is“as hard as a rock”.

House defies Obama veto threat, passes defense policy bill

The House defied a veto threat from President Barack Obama and approved a $612 billion defense policy bill that Democrats complain busts budget limits on military spending and makes it harder for the president to close the U.S. prison for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.


Turkey shoots down Syrian jet: report

Turkey has shot down a Syrian aircraft after it violated air space, the NTV news channel, a Turkish media outlet, first reported on Saturday.