Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 17-06-2015

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Zarif: Terrorism in region rooted in US, Israel policies

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in Tehran on Tuesday that the root cause of extremism and terrorism in the Middle East is the policy of occupying by the US and Israel.


Kurds take Syria border town from ISIL

Kurdish fighters seized control of a key border town on Tuesday from the ISIL terrorist group, cutting a major supply line in the biggest setback yet for the terrorists in Syria.


Morsi sentenced to life for spying as death sentence upheld

Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to life imprisonment for espionage, and has had a separate death sentence upheld by a court.


Bahrain jails opposition chief Salman for four years

A Bahrain court jailed opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman for four years on Tuesday after convicting him of inciting disobedience and hatred in the Persian Gulf tiny kingdom, a judicial source said.


Funeral held for 270 Iranian martyrs

A huge crowd of people lined the streets of Tehran on Tuesday to attend the funeral procession for 270 martyrs, whose bodies have been repatriated some 30 years after the end of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran.


Iran criticizes continuing destruction of Yemen infrastructure

The Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs criticized continuing destruction of Yemen infrastructure by Saudi airstrikes.


VP: Sanctions fail to halt Iran’s progress

Iran’s First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri on Tuesday referred to anti-Iran sanctions as irritating, but at the same time noted that they have not succeeded in hindering Tehran’s progress.


Iranian students to sue Norway over nuclear claims

Iranian students plan to take the Norwegian government to court after Oslo blocked university access under the pretext that they might be learning nuke-related technology.


Tehran Times


Iran won’t leave nuclear talks until it gets its rights: Nobakht

Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, the government spokesman, has said that Iran is “serious” in nuclear talks with great powers and will not leave the negotiating table until it get its rights.


Bahraini court sentences Salman to four years in jail

The Bahraini regime has sentenced prominent Shia cleric and opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, to four years in jail.


Iran pays tribute to 175 martyred divers

On Tuesday Iran held a passionate funeral for 175 divers who had been buried alive 29 years ago during Iraq’s war against Iran in the 1980s. The 175 were part of a caravan of 270 martyrs found in areas at the Iran-Iraq border in the river Arvand a few weeks ago.


Delegation including Ansarullah arrives for Yemen talks

Yemen’s Ansarullah (Houthi) movement arrived in Geneva for UN-brokered peace talks on Tuesday after a delay in Djibouti, while new UN figures showed the civilian death toll in the country continuing to mount amid little sign of compromise from the warring factions.


The great game folio: Iran opportunity

As the NDA government devotes some attention to high-level political engagement with the Middle East, Iran offers one of the greatest strategic possibilities.


“The Comprehensive History of Iran” unveiled in Tehran

“The Comprehensive History of Iran” was introduced during a ceremony at the Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia on Tuesday.


Taliban warn ISIL leader not to interfere in Afghanistan

The Taliban on Tuesday warned the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group against waging a parallel insurgency in Afghanistan, after a string of defections and reported clashes with terrorists loyal to ISIL.


Govt. makes efforts to preserve nuclear achievements: Jahangiri

Iran’s First Vice-President said on Tuesday that the “government of prudence and hope” makes efforts to preserve the country’s achievements in nuclear achievements.


No deal will stop Iran’s peaceful nuclear program: Shamkhani

Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said on Tuesday that a nuclear deal with great powers will not stop Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.


Extremism is rooted in Israel’s policies: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that extremism and terrorism in the Mideast region have roots in the U.S. and Israel’s policies.


The draft nuclear deal has taken ‘organized shape’, Iranian negotiator says

A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator said on Tuesday the draft nuclear deal which Iran and its negotiating partners in the 5+1 group have been working on it “has taken an organized shape”.


UN likely to wait for U.S. Congress before moving on Iran deal: envoys

If Iran and world powers reach a nuclear deal, the United Nations Security Council will likely delay for at least a month action to lift UN nuclear sanctions on Tehran so the U.S. Congress can review the agreement, officials said.


Alleged U.S. Iran documents forgery could prolong negotiations: experts

The forgery of documents regarding Iran’s nuclear program, which the country’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) accused the U.S. of, could break the deal before its deadline, Iranian experts told Sputnik.