Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 24-08-2015



Iran Daily


Iran, UK reopen embassies

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond reopened the UK embassy in Tehran in a symbolic ceremony while Iran has also reopened its embassy in London.


Key Jewish NY lawmaker backs Iran nuclear deal

US President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran gained momentum in Congress as a key Jewish Democrat from New York bucked home-state opposition to back the deal.


Iran to earn over $6b annually from two South Pars refineries

Refineries of the 15th and 16th phases of the giant South Pars Gas Field in southern Iran will provide the country with $6 billion of annual revenue once completed.


ISIL kills up to 50 Iraqi forces

ISIL terrorists killed up to 50 soldiers in two separate ambushes in Iraq’s turbulent Anbar province west of the capital, Baghdad, a top provincial official said.


Seoul: Pyongyang mobilized dozens of subs, doubled artillery units

North Korea has mobilized dozens of submarines and doubled its artillery units along the border, South Korea said Sunday, accusing Pyongyang of undermining top-level talks aimed at averting a military confrontation.


Thousands of migrants cross Macedonia

Thousands of migrants, most of them Syrian refugees, were marching through Macedonia and Serbia on Sunday in a bid to reach the EU after being stranded for days on the Greek border.


Yemeni fighters shot down UAE chopper, kill Saudi soldier

Yemeni armed forces, backed by members of Popular Committees, launched retaliatory attacks against Saudi forces, killing a Saudi soldier and shooting down an Emirati helicopter.


Speaker highlights Iran’s gains in nuclear agreement

Iran’s parliament speaker on Sunday hailed the finalized text of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers as a “useful document”, defending the country’s good achievements in the nuclear issue.


Deputy FM: Silence on crimes against Yemen promotes terrorism

A senior Iranian diplomat slammed the existing silence on crimes which are being perpetrated against the Yemeni nation, saying that such inaction will merely promote terrorism.


Tehran Times


Seoul seeks to restore pre-sanction trade with Iran

South Korean Land, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Yoo Il-ho says his country is seeking to restore once booming trade ties with Iran before sanctions were imposed on the Islamic Republic.


India in talks with Iran to revive $22 billion LNG deal

Indian staterun gas utility, GAIL India, has begun talks with Iran to revive a decade-old $22 billion LNG supply contract.


Zarif: Britain itself had closed embassy in Tehran

On Sunday, a few hours before Britain officially reopened its embassy in Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said it was Britain that closed its embassy in Tehran.


Energy Ministry sets new plans for water consumption

The Iranian Energy Ministry on Sunday unveiled plans on how to allocate ground water for agriculture, drinking, green spaces, protection of environment, and industrial uses to different provinces and plains.


Hammond, Zanganeh hold oil talks

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh met in Tehran on Sunday, discussing ways to resume cooperation in the oil sector.


Iran sees 40% jump in exports of oil, petchem products

Exports of Iran’s oil and petrochemical products is forecast to rise by 40 percent in the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21), said Farzan Golchin, the chairman of the Iranian Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Products Exporters Association.


ISIL kills scores of Iraqi soldiers in Anbar ambushes

Armed Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists have killed up to 50 soldiers and allied Shia fighters in two separate ambushes in Iraq’s Anbar province, according to a top provincial official.


Tehran will receive S300 missiles by end of 2015

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan has said that Iran clinched a new agreement with Russia and the previous one will be completed and Iran will receive S300 missile system by the end of the current year of 2015.


Zarif says Iran could become regional power by making ‘wise decisions’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran could turn into a regional power in the Middle East by taking “wise decisions” on the regional developments.


Guardian lists twelve moments in a troubled history of Iran-Britain relations

The relationship between the Islamic republic and Britain has been fraught, encompassing an invasion, a coup, an embassy siege, economic sanctions, a fatwa and the breakdown of diplomatic ties on multiple occasions, the Guardian wrote in an article on Sunday.


Iran used Islamic revolution discourse in nuclear talks: negotiator

A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the discourse of the Islamic Revolution helped Iranian negotiators succeed in the talks with the 5+1 group of world powers.