Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 20-06-2015

Iran Daily


NIGEC: Talks held with 170 foreign firms to export gas

National Iranian Gas Export Company is in talks with 170 foreign companies to export gas during a year to March 20, 2016, said the company’s managing director on Friday.


Russia hopeful of final Iran deal by June 30

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday that it is possible for Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers to secure a final deal over Tehran’s nuclear program before June 30.


Death penalty called in church shooting case

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said on Friday the suspect in the deadly church shooting in Charleston should face the death penalty if convicted.


Zarif: Leader message set up anti-extremism discourse

The Iranian foreign minister referred to a January message by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to European and North American youths as an exemplary endeavor to fighting extremism.


Nearly 60m worldwide displaced in 2014

Almost 60 million people worldwide were forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution at the end of last year, the highest ever recorded number, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.


Houthi: Saudi Arabia committing genocide in Yemen

Head of Yemen’s Ansarullah delegation Hamza al-Houthi shows an issue of a magazine showing a bomb exploding in a Yemeni city during a press conference on Yemen consultations in Geneva on June 18, 2015.


Terrorism not benefiting any Mideast nation

President Hassan Rouhani warned against growing terrorist activities in the Middle East, saying terrorism will benefit no country in the region.


VP warns against growing threat of extremism

An Iranian vice president warned against the growing extremism, saying the menace could pose serious challenges to the entire world.


Iran condemns deadly ISIL bombings in Sana’a

Iran on Thursday condemned the latest deadly terrorist attacks in Yemen, saying the impoverished nation is being struck by the double predicament of terrorism inside the country and a foreign military aggression.


Leader: West targeting Iraq unity

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the West seeks to undermine the unity of Iraq.



Tehran Times


Cooperation needed to stop bloodshed, Rouhani tells Qatari emir

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that countries in the Mideast region should cooperate in stopping “clashes” and “bloodshed”.


Yemen peace talks in Geneva collapse
The Yemen peace talks in the Swiss city of Geneva have collapsed, with the foreign minister of the fugitive government blaming the Ansarullah (Houthi) movement representati
ves of refusing to meet with them.


Middle East’s longest truss arch bridge inaugurated in southwestern Iran

The Karoun-4 Bridge, which is the longest truss arch bridge in the Middle East, was inaugurated on Thursday. The bridge has been built across the Karoun River in the southwestern Chaharmahl-Bakhtiari Province.


Rouhani says Ramadan bears message of ‘peace and friendship’

In separate congratulation messages to the heads of the Islamic countries on the onset of the auspicious fasting month of Ramadan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that Ramadan bears message of “mercy, peace, brotherhood and friendship”.


The imperative of a comprehensive strategy to fight violent extremism

Violent extremism is probably the most critical challenge that is not only menacing our region, but in fact the entire world, where threats recognize no borders. It is a grave threat that has already ravaged Iraq and Syria and cast gloom over the region’s horizons.


Ramsey Clark leads lawsuit against U.S. Iraq War officials

A lawsuit against members of the Bush administration for their role in the invasion of Iraq recently received noteworthy support from an internationally prominent group of lawyers — including a former U.S. attorney general.


Despite obstacles, chances grow for final Iran nuclear deal

The French are sticking to their tough line and U.S. President Barack Obama faces a battle to sell any deal to a skeptical Congress.


Russia hopeful about final Iran deal by June 30

It is possible for Iran and the 5+1 group of world powers to secure a final deal over Tehran’s nuclear program before June 30, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says.


Extremism can cause ‘serious problems’ across the world, Iran says

Masoumeh Ebtekar, head of Iran’s Department of Environment, has said that extremism will not be restricted to the Mideast region and it can cause “serious problems” across the world.


Iran insists no access to military sites under nuclear deal

Any access to or inspection of the country’s military sites under the pretext of a final nuclear deal is forbidden, Commander of Iran’s General Staff of Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said on Friday.