Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 31-08-2015



Iran Daily


Britain’s biggest oil, gas company returning to Iran

Britain’s largest oil and gas engineering company, Amec Foster Wheeler, has indicated its readiness to return to Iranian market as the outlook for the lifting of anti-Iran sanctions seems more promising.


‘Teimareh Petroglyphs’ up for global registration

In 2008, a researcher came across 23,000 ancient pieces of ‘rock arts’ in 31 historical sites in Markazi province — a majority of which were discovered in mountains near Robat Morad Village, Teimareh Township. They represented  images of humans and animals.


Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate

Oregon’s Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.


Tokyo huge protest against PM’s security bills

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered near Japan’s parliament building on Sunday to oppose legislation allowing the military to fight overseas, the latest sign of public mistrust in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s security policy.


Anti-racist protest in US

Several hundred protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement marched to the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday to bring attention to race issues ranging from policing to underrepresentation of minorities at one of the nation’s biggest state fairs.


President: Nuclear deal prelude to Iran’s enhanced international ties

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday the nuclear agreement with the P5+1 group of countries has paved the way for the expansion of Iran’s relations with other countries.


Defense Minister: Iran needs no foreign permission for its security

Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Sunday that the Iranian nation does not need to get permission from any body for guaranteeing its security.


FM to launch North African tour today

During his third tour after the conclusion of nuclear talks in the Austrian capital of Vienna on July 14, Zarif leaves Tehran for official visits to Tunisia and Algeria, Tasnim News Agency reported.


Deputy FM: LatAm high on Iran’s foreign policy agenda

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi on Sunday expressed the country’s resolve to expand its ties with Latin American countries, Bolivia in particular.


Tehran Times


S. Africa keen to expand oil, petchem trade with Iran

South African Deputy Energy Minister Thembisile Majola says her country is keen to expand relations with Iran in oil and petrochemical industries once sanctions against the Islamic Republic are lifted, according to the Shana News Agency. Majola made the statement in a meeting with Mansour Mo’azzami, the Iranian deputy oil minister for planning and supervision affairs, in Tehran on Sunday.


U.S. considered nuking Afghanistan after 9/11

A nuclear strike against Afghanistan was on the table in Washington in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, a senior German diplomat told Spiegel magazine.


The 5 Democrats Obama needs most on Iran

Iran deal opponents need only four of 14 undecided Democratic senators to put President Barack Obama in the awkward spot of vetoing an attempt to scuttle a crowning foreign policy achievement.


N. Korea seeking to boost trade with Iran: envoy

North Korea is seeking to expand cooperation with Iran in oil, agriculture, and fishery sectors, North Korean ambassador to Iran Kang Sam Hyon said on Sunday.


ISIL executes fighters trying to flee, nabs 200 civilians in Iraq’s Anbar Province

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group has reportedly executed at least 91 people across Syria within a period of one month, including 39 people from its own ranks.


Saudi-led coalition air strike kills 36 Yemeni civilians: residents

An air strike by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah on Sunday, residents said.


Salehi: 5+1 accepts single-stage sanctions relief

Chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says world powers have agreed to immediately lift all sanctions on Iran as part of the deal on the country’s nuclear program.


Rouhani hopes ties with Ireland would expand after sanctions lift

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has expressed hope that relations between Iran and Ireland would be expanded after the removal of “illegal” sanctions.


Diplomat says Iran prioritizes ties with Latin Americans

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht-Ravanchi has said that Tehran prioritizes relations with Latin American countries in various areas.


Iran needs no one’s permission to promote its security: defense chief

Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan has said that Iran needs no one’s permission to promote its security and will seriously seek what is needed for the country’s development.


A rejection of the nuclear deal could lead to radicalism in Iran

With the ongoing domestic in- fighting in the United States and Iran over the nuclear deal — which has already become legally binding by way of a UN Security Council resolution — it has become clear that Congress poses the biggest risk for the deal falling through. Congress’s ability to play a spoiler role comes not only from the power it has to scuttle the deal altogether but also from its efforts at fostering an uncertain atmosphere regarding the removal of sanctions on Iran.