Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 23-06-2015

Iran Daily


Good nuclear deal more important than meeting deadline

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said reaching a good deal with the P5+1 group of countries on Tehran’s nuclear program has priority over meeting the self-imposed June 30 deadline.


Russia blames anti-Russian ‘lobby’ for extension of EU sanctions

Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Monday expressed disappointment at the extension by the EU of biting sanctions, blaming the move on an anti-Russian “lobby.


Iran, Syria, Iraq to meet in Baghdad to fight terrorism

Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said a tripartite meeting among Iran, Syria and Iraq would be held in the Iraqi capital to promote cooperation between the countries.


Pakistan heatwave death toll nears 200

Nearly 200 people died in a heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said Monday, as the government called in the army to help tackle widespread heatstroke in the worst-hit city Karachi.


Taliban attack Afghan parliament

A Taliban bomber and six gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday as lawmakers met to consider a new defense minister, and another district in the volatile north fell to the terrorists as they intensified a summer offensive.


Rouhani: Iran-P5+1 nuclear talks at sensitive stage

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries over Tehran’s nuclear program have reached a sensitive stage.


Tehran backs UN efforts to resolve crisis in Yemen

Iran supports UN efforts for resolution of Yemen crisis, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amirabdollahian said on Monday.


Tehran Times


Negotiating sides should avoid excessive demands to reach a deal, Zarif suggests

The Iranian foreign minister has said that all the negotiating sides should avoid making “excessive demands” and “claims beyond international frameworks” to reach a fi- nal nuclear agreement. Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks upon his arrival in Luxembourg on Monday.


Paykan learns opponents in Asian Men’s Club Volleyball

Iran’s Paykan has been drawn in Pool B of the 2015 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship.


Nuclear talks moving based on Leader’s guidelines: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani has said that the Iranian nuclear team are advancing nuclear talks with great powers within the framework set by Leader of the Islamic Revolution.


‘Disruptors of Rouhani speech not affiliated to any group’

The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has investigated the disruption to President Hassan Rouhani’s speech at the Imam Khomeini mausoleum on June 3 and found out that disruptors were not affiliated to any political group, an Interior Ministry official said on Monday.


Iran, Syria sign security agreement

Iran and Syria signed a security agreement in Tehran on Monday.


Iran eyes over $1.2b foreign investment to build freeway

for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran (OIETAI) has approved a plan to attract $1.249b foreign investment for building a freeway in the northwest of the country.


Rouhani urges Europe to share burden of drug war

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on world countries, particularly the European states, to share the burden of fighting a costly war on drug trafficking.


Russia could offer Iran Antey-2500 instead of S-300: Sputnik

Russia and Iran may sign a deal for the delivery of the brand new Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile systems as soon as the talks on recalling Tehran’s $4 billion lawsuit against Russia regarding the non-delivery of S-300 air defense systems end successfully.


Yemenis, Bahrainis, Syrians, Lebanese look to IRGC for help: advisor

The cultural and media advisor to the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has underscored that people of Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Lebanon and other regional countries regard the IRGC as a popular and religious force and look up to it for help.