Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 30-07-2015


Iran Daily


Nuclear deal should promote Iran-EU ties

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers should pave the way for further promotion of ties between Tehran and Europe.


Oman, Iran close in on $60b gas plan

An Omani delegation is in Tehran for the finalization of the operational plan for transfer of the Iranian gas to the sultanate via a pipeline across the Persian Gulf, head of Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) said on Wednesday.

MP urges US to change approach for rapprochement

A senior lawmaker said Wednesday that the United States should review its stance on Iran for rapprochement.


Fresco probably originated in Iran

The historical city of Jiroft in the southern province of Kerman has always been in the spotlight. Excavations have been conducted in numerous archeological sites in Jiroft, which has been identified as the world’s oldest civilization — dating back to the fifth millennium BCE.


Pakistan police kill militant leader

Pakistani police gunned down one of the country’s most-feared militant leaders and 13 followers in a mysterious predawn shootout Wednesday, killing a man believed to behind the slaughter of hundreds of the nation’s Shias.


Netanyahu approves 300 settler units in West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday approved the “immediate” construction of 300 settler units in the occupied West Bank.


Obama courts Democratic lawmakers over Iran accord

US President Barack Obama hosted congressional Democrats from the House of Representatives at a White House reception as he seeks to build support for the Iran nuclear accord.


Firouzabadi warns Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar of ISIL alliance

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi cautioned Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia against supporting the ISIL terrorists, saying that the terrorists will take action against their own supporters sooner or later.


Iran censures terror attack in Bahrain

Iran denounced a deadly terror attack in the southern part of the Bahraini capital of Manama, stressing the necessity to fight terrorism and extremism in the region.


Tehran Times


Rouhani: Nuclear deal should help expand Iran-EU ties

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said that the recent nuclear agreement reached between Iran and major world powers should pave the way for Tehran and the European countries to expand cooperation.


Taliban leader Mullah Omar died in 2013

Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s security services says.


Total, French petchem firms to come back to Iran

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh says France’s energy giant Total, as well as French petrochemical firms have expressed willingness to come back to the Iranian market.


Turkey launches heaviest air strikes yet on PKK, stoking Kurdish ire

Turkish jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq since air strikes began last week, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan said a peace process had become impossible.


Saudi Arabia targets areas in Yemen with airstrikes, rockets

Saudi Arabia has conducted several airstrikes and rocket attacks against areas in Yemen, where the United Nations (UN) says the humanitarian situation is dire.


Iran calls nuclear pact ‘model’ for settling disputes

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that a recent agreement reached between Iran and world powers proved the power of diplomacy in resolving international issues, expressing hope that it would serve as a model for the settlement of other regional and international disputes.


Kerry warns Congress: Back Iran deal or face dire consequences

The United States risks a collapse in its future negotiating credibility if it walks away from the Iranian nuclear deal, according to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who argues Congress now has little choice but to back the plan.