Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 19-05-2015

Iran Daily
Rouhani: Nobody benefits from terrorism

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said all countries should join forces to root out terrorism in the world, saying the scourge benefits nobody.

Saudi Arabia intensifies air raids after Yemen truce expiry

Saudi Arabia intensified its airstrikes on a number of civilian and military centers in Yemen’s provinces of Aden, Hajjah, and Sa’ada almost an hour after a five-day truce expired on Sunday.

Nine killed in Texas gun battle

Nine people were killed and 18 were injured on Sunday when a simmering feud among rival biker gangs boiled over at a sports bar in Waco, Texas, leading to a gun battle in the parking lot, police said.

Nigeria destroys Boko Haram camps

Nigeria’s military said it destroyed 10 Boko Haram camps, killed many terrorists and captured heavy weaponry in the northeastern Sambisa Forest.

Iran wins world taekwondo title

As Iran gained two glittering golds and Abolfazl Yaqoubi reached the last four, the country celebrated the 2015 World Taekwondo Championship in Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Sunday.

Shia forces move to liberate Iraq’s Ramadi

A column of Shia fighters arrived at a military base near Ramadi on Monday as Baghdad moved to retake the western Iraqi city that fell to ISIL terrorists.

Iran, Pakistan discuss solutions to regional issues

Iran and Pakistan underlined that problems in the region should be resolved by regional countries.

Leader warns of hostile plots to incite Shia-Sunni rift

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei cautioned against enemy’s plots that aim to incite discord among the Shia and Sunni Muslims inside Iran.

Dehqan in Iraq to discuss defense cooperation

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan arrived in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday to hold talks with the country’s senior officials on a host of issues.


Tehran Times co-founder Irfan Parviz dies at 85

Tehran Times co-founder Irfan Parviz Ansari Javid, who also was considered as one of the major pioneers of Iran’s English journalism, died at his home in Tehran on Thursday.


Tehran Times
Leader says U.S. using religion, ethnicity to create rift

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the U.S. is using “religion” and “ethnicity” to create frictions among people.

Additional Protocol doesn’t allow unrestrained access: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the Additional Protocol to the NPT will never allow unrestrained access to the countries’ infrastructures.

At least 6 injured in Turkey political party office explosion

At least six people injured in one of two separate explosions Monday in buildings housing the local headquarters of a pro-Kurdish political party in Turkey, the party said.

Iraqi Shia volunteers asked to fight ISIL in Ramadi

Iraq’s government has asked Shia-led volunteer forces to prepare to deploy and fight in the Anbar province, after the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group overran the provincial capital, Ramadi.

Saudi Arabia’s war machine takes on Yemen anew

Saudi Arabia resumed its offensives on the impoverished Arab country hours after the end of the ‘cease- fire’, which expired at 11:00 p.m. local time (2000 GMT) on Sunday, with Saudi warplanes pounding a number of civilian and military centers in the Aden, Hajjah, and Sa’ada provinces.

Iran not to let IAEA inspect military sites: official

A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will not be allowed to inspect Iran’s military sites.

Pressure and sanctions are fruitless and unacceptable: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that pressure and sanctions are “fruitless” and “unacceptable” and Iran condemned such approaches.

Velayati: Any meeting on Yemen must be held in a neutral country

The Supreme Leader’s advisor in international affairs has said that any prospective meeting on the Yemeni crisis must be held in a non-interested country, noting that Yemen’s affairs do not concern other countries, including Saudi Arabia.

Defense cooperation with Iraq is ‘unavoidable’: Iran

The Iranian defense minister says defense cooperation between Iran and Iraq is “unavoidable”.

‘Iran ready to help Iraq confront ISIL’

A senior Iranian official said on Monday that his country was ready to help confront Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants who have seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi, and that he was certain the city would be “liberated” from their grip.

Diplomat says Iran will support Yemeni talks

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has said that Tehran will support Yemeni-Yemeni dialogues with engagement of all the Yemeni groups or parties. He made the remarks in a phone conversation with Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the UN special envoy for Yemen, on Monday.