Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 26-05-2015

Iran Daily
Iran says will take military action if ISIL nears borders

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli underlined if the ISIL terrorist group nears the Iranian territories, the country will militarily intervene.

Nasrallah urges int’l community to step up anti-ISIL fight

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called on the international community and especially the Lebanese authorities to step up fight against ISIL terrorist group.

UNICEF: 135 Yemeni children killed in Saudi aggression

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said the two-month Saudi aggression against Yemen has so far claimed the lives of 135 children.

More than 500 dead in India heat wave

At least 500 people were reported to have died in a heat wave sweeping India, with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas, officials said on Monday.

Shias hold mass funeral for Saudi bombing victims

Tens of thousands of Saudi Shias gathered Monday for a mass funeral for the victims of a mosque bombing claimed by ISIL terrorist group.

Zarif rules out foreign interview with nuclear scientists

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday the Islamic Republic will not allow any foreign interviews with its nuclear scientists as part of a potential final deal with the P5+1 group of countries.

Official: Nuclear deal must respect Iran’s rights

A senior nuclear negotiator said on Monday Tehran seeks an agreement with the P5+1 group that respects all rights of the Iranian people.

Final phase of drills starts

The final phase of Iran Army’s Beit-ul-Moqaddas 27 military drills began in the central province of Isfahan on Monday.


Tehran Times
Single-rate fuel price system launched in Iran

The Iranian administration on Sunday decided to scrap an eight-year-old program of allocating 60 liters of gasoline at a subsidized price for each car per month, officially launching a single-rate fuel price system.

Iran to build power plants in Indonesia

Iran and Indonesia have reached a final agreement on building 48 power plants in the Southeast Asian country.

Politicians, analysts back nuclear negotiators, warn of a bad deal

The Mehr news agency on Monday hosted a conference on the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the 5+1 group of countries, in which the participants focused on dos and don’ts in drafting a possible nuclear deal.

Nasrallah: Hezbollah to increase presence in Syria

The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah has said his fighters would expand their presence in Syria, saying the group was engaged in an existential battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group.

Syria army ‘launches 15 air raids around Palmyra’

Syrian government aircraft launched at least 15 strikes in and around the ancient city of Palymra (Tadmur) on Monday, following its fall to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group, a monitoring group said.

Iraq PM rebuts U.S. criticism of security forces

Iraq on Monday rejected accusations by the U.S. defense chief that its security forces dodged battle in Ramadi and lack the will to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group, AFP reported.

Ansarullah, allied forces attack Saudi military base

Fighters from Yemen’s Ansarullah (Houthi) movement together with members of allied Popular Committees have launched an attack against a Saudi military base as Riyadh presses ahead with its air campaign against its impoverished and conflict-ridden neighbor.

Only Iran is confronting ISIL, general says

The United States and other powers were failing to confront Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, and only Iran was committed to the task, the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps says, according to the Reuters.


Iran slams UN discriminatory approaches to regional conflicts

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has slammed the UN Security Council’s discriminatory approaches to conflicts in the Mideast region.

Israel is the biggest threat in the Mideast not Iran: article

With its stockpile of nuclear warheads, Israel is the biggest threat in the Middle East region not Iran, the Al-Arabia wrote in an article.