Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 28-06-2015

Iran Daily


Tourists scramble to leave Tunisia after ISIL massacre

Thousands of scared foreign holidaymakers were being flown from Tunisia on Saturday after a terrorist killed 38 people, most of them British tourists, at a beach resort.


Hard work ahead in nuclear talks

Senior US and Iranian officials said hard work was still needed as they met in Vienna on Saturday for what could be their final negotiations to bridge significant differences on an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. However, they are hopeful of a successful outcome.


Iran raps minimal int’l cooperation in fighting drugs

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli expressed regret that the international cooperation with the Islamic Republic in the war against illicit drugs has remained at its minimal level.


ISIL ousted from Syria’s Kobani

Kurdish fighters said they fully secured the Syrian border town of Kobani on Saturday and killed more than 60 ISIL terrorists, two days after the group launched bomb attacks in the Syrian border city.


Record rise in foreign investments in Iran

Iran’s media reported on Saturday that foreign investments in the country had seen an unprecedented three-time rise in the second quarter of 2015.


Iran and Turkey: Partners or rivals?

As two main regional powers, Iran and Turkey have long been major economic rivals.


Velayati: Takfiri terrorists to plague their supporters

A senior Iranian official warned the countries supporting Takfiri terrorist groups, including ISIL, saying the terrorists will come back to haunt their sponsors.


Two Iranians among victims of Kuwait terrorist attack

Tehran confirmed that two of its nationals were killed in a terrorist bomb attack at a Shia Mosque in Kuwait City.


Tehran Times


‘Iran has paid a very heavy price in drug fight’

To mark “International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” Tehran Times took the opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview with Leik Boonwaat, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime representative in Iran


Turkey will ‘never allow’ Kurdish state in Syria warns Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey will never allow the establishment of a Kurdish state in Syria after major gains by Kurdish fighters.


Zarif says deal quite possible if 5+1 refrains from excessive demands

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that a final comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is definitely possible if the 5+1 group abides by its commitments and makes no “excessive demands.”


Iran’s petchem exports hit $3.623b in spring

Iran exported 6.263 million tons of petrochemical products worth $3.623 billion in the spring, which corresponds to the first quarter of the Iranian calendar year.


Iraqi airstrikes kill 61 ISIL terrorists Bomb blasts in Baghdad leave 10 dead

At least 61 ISIL Takfiri terrorists have been killed in separate operations by the Iraqi air force in the violence-plagued western province of Anbar and the northern province of Kirkuk.


MPs should avoid hard-line stances: Kazem Jalali

Principlist MP Kazem Jalali has said the approach of moderates in Majlis is “silence” toward extremism because even if they make practices for “100 years” they cannot make “loud voices” like extremist MPs.


Terrorism fight entails international determination: Rafsanjani

Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the chairman of the Expediency Council, has said that an international determination is required to counter against terrorism and root the phenomenon out.


Kurds secure Kobani after ISIL attack

The YPG previously described the latest attack on Kobani as “a suicide mission” rather than an attempt to capture the town.


Youths are ‘first victims’ of drug trafficking: Rouhani


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that youths are the “first victims” of drug trafficking.


Velayati says terror backers cannot escape terrorism

A senior Iranian politician has called on countries that have been backing the terrorist groups to stop their support for these groups because they themselves cannot escape the horrors of terrorism.


U.S. summoned to The Hague for imposing sanctions on Iran’s aviation

A lawyer to elite Iranian pilot Captain Hushang Shahbazi has announced that the U.S. government has been officially summoned to The Hague over Washington’s imposition of sanctions on Iran’s civilian aviation industry as well as banning sale of necessary airplane parts to Iran.


Nuclear talks may be extended for days, not months: Araqchi

Senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi says if necessary, Iran’s nuclear talks with the 5+1 group will be extended for days and not for months.


Austria promises full security for nuclear talks

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has underscored the importance of providing full security for the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the 5+1 group


Commander says Iran should be ready to face Saudi threats

The commander of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization says the threats against Iran by Saudi Arabia are finding new forms, suggesting that Iran has to work out new plans to counter security challenges by the Saudi kingdom.