Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 18-11-2015



Iran Daily


Rouhani, Hollande discuss anti-terrorism cooperation

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a Tuesday phone conversation with his French counterpart Francois Hollande reaffirmed Tehran’s preparedness to join hands with the international community, particularly France, in the global fight against terrorism.


Massive ground force drills staged in east

The Iranian Ground Force staged massive drills codenamed ‘Muhammad Rasoulallah (PBUH) 3’ in the eastern parts of the country on Tuesday morning.


Tunisia: ‘New plot to attack Sousse’ foiled

Police in Tunisia have foiled a new plot to attack the beach resort of Sousse, where 38 people were killed in June, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.


Russia confirms bomb brought down plane in Egypt

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin vowed vengeance after Moscow on Tuesday confirmed that a bomb attack brought down a passenger jet over Egypt last month, killing all 224 people on board.


EU backs France’s unprecedented request for security aid

European Union defense ministers on Tuesday unanimously backed France’s request for help with military missions in the wake of the Paris attacks, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.


Leader sets general environmental policies

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei set general environmental policies, issuing them to the heads of the executive, judiciary, and legislative branches of the Iranian government.


Najafi: JCPOA execution hinges on PMD closure

Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the issue of the so-called possible military dimensions (PMD) raised by the agency regarding Iran’s nuclear program must be closed before an agreement between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 will take effect.


Tehran Times


Leader declares environmental policies

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei sent a letter to the heads of three branches of government on Tuesday declaring the general guidelines on environmental issues.


Rouhani offers to share intelligence with France in terror fight

It is of vital importance to fight Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with “all our might”, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday over the telephone, a day after Paris called for a grand coalition to destroy the group.


Iran targets 10% share of global gas trade

Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has said Iran plans to boost its share of the global gas trade from currently one percent by tenfold to reach ten percent.


Drama section of 34th Fajr Intl. Theater Festival kicks off

The drama section of the 34th edition of Fajr International Theater Festival was inaugurated at Tehran’s City Theater Complex on Monday.


Ebtekar wishes next parliament to be environment-friendly

Chief of the Department of Environment has called on the people to vote for candidates who are truly concerned about the environment in the coming parliamentary election, according to IRNA news agency.


Talks on timely implementation of JCPOA going well: Iran’s negotiator

A top Iranian diplomat said the ongoing expert negotiations over the timely implementation of the recent nuclear deal with six world powers, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), are progressing well.


Rezaee: Syrian war to spread to Persian Gulf if unchecked

The secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council has warned against latency in meeting terrorist movements, saying the movements are likely to spread out to the Persian Gulf region.


Two more silver medals for Iran Wushu

Zahra Kiani in the Women’s Changquan Taolu Competition and Iran Men’s Duilian claimed two silver medals in the 2015 World Wushu Championships.


Iran negotiating to take stake in refineries abroad

Iran has started negotiations to buy shares in oil refineries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, said Abbas Kazemi, head of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company.


Shamkhani: Iran follows Leader’s guidelines on PMD

Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani has said that Iran will follow the guidelines set by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on the PMD and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.


Iran to continue supporting Syria, defense minister says

Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan has said that Iran is ready to continue to support the Syrian government and people.


Iranian commander: We will hunt Daesh if it comes with within 40 km of our borders with Iraq and Afghanistan

A top Iranian army commander said Monday that his troops would take “decisive” action if Daesh militants come within 40 kilometers of its borders with Iraq and Afghanistan, AFP reported.