Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 25-05-2015

Iran Daily
Europeans keen on Chabahar investment

Managing director of Chabahar Trade-Industrial Free Zone said European investors have announced willingness to invest in the zone with the aim of gaining access to markets in the Persian Gulf region, Central Asia and the Far East.

Rouhani says committed to liberate economy from foreign pressure

President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that he is committed to liberate Iran’s economy from occupation of world powers.

Iraqi forces regain ground from ISIL near Ramadi

Iraqi forces regained ground from ISIL in western Iraq on Sunday, advancing towards the city of Ramadi one week after it fell to the terrorist group.

Protests erupt after US police acquittal

American protesters took to Cleveland streets after a police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012.

ISIL murders hundreds in Syria’s Palmyra

ISIL terrorists murders at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city, the state media said on Sunday.

Saudi fighter jet shot down in Yemen

Yemeni air defense forces shot down a Saudi fighter jet in the northwestern province of Sana’a in Yemen as it was conducting airstrikes.

Japanese protest new US base plan

Thousands of demonstrators formed a human chain around Japan’s parliament in Tokyo on Sunday, protesting the planned construction of a new US airbase on the southern island of Okinawa.

Iran: Obama remarks meant to foment tension

Iran dismissed recent allegations by US President Barack Obama that the Islamic Republic seeks to take advantage of instability in the Middle East.

Leader pardons, commutes sentences of 102 inmates

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei pardoned or commuted the sentences of a number of Iranian prisoners.

Zarif, Araqchi brief MPs on nuclear talks

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his deputy Abbas Araqchi briefed Iranian lawmakers on the process of nuclear negotiations between Tehran and P5+1 countries – the US, Russia, Britain, China, France plus Germany.

Dehqan: Yemen war will end with aggressors’ defeat

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan expressed confidence about the defeat of those who have launched a military aggression against Yemen.

Int’l law does not allow US to ground Iran’s new planes

Deputy head of Civil Aviation Organization for international affairs said on Sunday that the International Humanitarian Law does not allow the United States to ground new airplanes Iran bought to refurbish its aging fleet.


Tehran Times
Additional Protocol requires Majlis approval: Larijani

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has emphasized that the implementation of the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty entails the parliament’s authorization.


Zanganeh says will negotiate with Saudi oil minister in OPEC meeting

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Sunday that he will negotiate with his Saudi Arabian counterpart in the upcoming OPEC meeting, as Iran is not in a sulk with any of the group’s members.

‘Political commanders’ will liberate ‘new Khorramshahrs’: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday draw an analogy between the Iranian nuclear negotiators and fighters who liberated the city of Khorramshahr in 1982, saying there are “new Khorramshahrs” to be liberated by the Iranian “political commanders”.


Iran downs Guatemala in FINA World Water Polo Development

Iran was too strong for Guatemala in the 5th FINA World Men’s Water Polo Development on Sunday.

Anti-ISIL intl. cartoon exhibitions open in Tehran

Anti-ISIL exhibitions displaying submissions to the DAESH International Cartoon and Caricature Contest opened at several of Tehran’s cultural centers on Sunday.

Iran’s response to any aggression won’t be limited to borders: official

Any wrong move against the Iranian territories will be followed by an unforgettable lesson for invaders, Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaee said, noting that such response will not be confined to the country’s borders.

Leader pardons, commutes sentences of 102 prisoners

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei approved pardoning and commuting the sentences of 102 prisoners.

Iranophobia is a plot to fuel regional crisis, Iran says

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Aham said on Sunday that Iranophobia is a plot to fuel crises and increase differences in the Mideast region.

War on Yemen will end in aggressors’ defeat: defense minister

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan on Sunday expressed confidence about the resounding defeat of those who have launched a military aggression against Yemen, particularly the Al-Saud regime.

Iran voices concern over spread of terrorism, vows to help promote regional security

Iran reiterated the call for the reinvigoration of international efforts to confront the threats posed by the Takfiri terrorists in the region, and said his country has always been one of the forerunners of the promotion of peace and stability in Asia.