Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 16-06-2015

Iran Daily


South Korea’s Iran crude imports nearly double

South Korean imports of Iranian crude nearly doubled in May from a year ago, but its shipments from the OPEC country in the first five months of 2015 fell 2 percent year-on-year.


Israel blocks UN envoy entry to Gaza

As the prospect of a UN report on Israel’s 2014 bloodletting in Gaza draws nearer, the world body’s point man on human rights situation in the occupied territories is kept outside the Palestinian territory by Israel.


Greece, creditors dig in after debt talks collapse

Greece and its creditors stuck to their positions on Monday after the collapse of talks aimed at preventing a default and possible euro exit, while Germany’s EU commissioner said it was time to prepare for a “state of emergency.


Bomb blasts kill 27 in attacks on Chad capital

Chad’s information minister said at least 27 people were killed following two simultaneous bomb attacks in the capital.


Deputy FM in Saudi Arabia to attend OIC meeting

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian traveled to Saudi Arabia on Monday to attend the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation’s emergency meeting on Yemen.


UN chief urges two-week Yemen truce

The head of the United Nations opened peace talks on Yemen with a call for a humanitarian ceasefire while unabated Saudi airstrikes killed more in the Arab country.


Iran, P5+1 to resume nuclear talks Wednesday

Iran and the P5+1 group of countries are set to resume another round of expert-level nuclear talks in the Austrian capital of Vienna as a self-imposed June 30 deadline approaches.


Iraq PM due in Tehran for talks

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will travel to Tehran to meet and confer with senior Iranian officials.


Speaker highlights parliaments’ role in promoting Iran-Mexico ties

The parliaments of Iran and Mexico are playing a major role in deepening the relations between the two countries, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said.


Tehran Times


Tehran says will never sacrifice good nuclear deal for meeting deadline

Iran’s security chief says a good nuclear deal with six major powers is more important than meeting the June 30 deadline, IRNA reported on Monday. “


Iranian wrestlers dedicate Asian medals to 175 martyr divers

Iranian freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers, who won the titles in the 2015 Asian Cadet Championship, dedicated their medals to the 175 martyr divers who were reportedly buried alive with their hands tied during Iraq imposed War on Iran.


Three China-funded steel projects to come on stream

Three steel projects, which have been financed by China Metallurgical Group Corp (MCC), will come on stream in Iran in the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, said Mehdi Karbasian, the managing director of the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).


IRGC chief says nature of military threats constantly changing

— The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said on Monday that nature of the military threats are constantly changing and therefore the IRGC must “update” its capabilities to counter against threats.


Iran’s economy to grow with or without sanctions

Critics of the nuclear negotiations with Tehran have been warning for months of the dire consequences of lifting economic sanctions, but many predict that Iran’s economy is poised for a significant growth spurt no matter what the outcome of the talks.


Iran determined to reach a good agreement with 5+1: Boroujerdi

Alaeddin Boroujerdi has said that Iran is determined to reach a “good agreement” with the 5+1 group which would safeguard the Iranian people’s right to a peaceful use of nuclear technology.


Amir-Abdollahian to discuss Yemen at OIC talks in Saudi Arabia

The Iranian deputy foreign minister for Middle East affairs will discuss the Yemeni conflict at a meeting of a pan-Islamic body hosted by Saudi Arabia, the Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday.


No group or party has right to threaten rivals: Tehran election official

The head of the Tehran election headquarters says no group or party has the right to make election campaign without a banner or license and threaten its rivals.


Zarif urges regional countries to end war in Yemen

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged the countries in the Mideast region to boost unity and make efforts to end war in Yemen through unity.


WANO evaluating Bushehr power plant

The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) is evaluating the performance of Iran’s nuclear power plant in Bushehr.


KRG prime minister praises Iran’s support in fight against ISIL

Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, has praised Iran’s support in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.


Mashhad Saudi pilgrims out of hospital

An Iranian official says Saudi pilgrims who had been hospitalized in Mashhad due to poisoning have been released.