Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 23-11-2015



Iran Daily


Iran, Turkmenistan sign several MoUs ahead of GECF summit

Iran and Turkmenistan signed nine memorandums of understanding for the expansion of cooperation in different fields.


Assad: Terrorists empowered after US-led strikes

Syria complains that terrorists harrying the country have grew in power after the United States and its allies started aerial strikes against purported Daesh hideouts.


Dozens killed in Myanmar landslide

A landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed about 100 people, most of them villagers digging for green stones in a mountain of displaced earth, a witness and a community leader said Sunday. Many other people were missing.


Belgium widens hunt with Brussels on maximum alert

Belgium widened its search on Sunday for armed Daesh terrorists whose presence has put Brussels on maximum alert, with officials saying more than one terrorist was at large in the city.


Israeli forces kill three Palestinians

Israel said its forces killed three more Palestinians, including a teen, in the West Bank on Sunday, the latest in a nearly two-month wave of violence against Palestinians.


IRGC: Iran keeping close watch on terrorists

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari highlighted the country’s full intelligence control over the activities of terrorist groups, one day after two terror cells were smashed in Iran.


Iran official urges end to promotion of Wahhabism

A senior Iranian official called for an end to the promotion of Wahhabism in the West and the support some regional countries provide for terrorist groups.


Commander: Iran Navy to hold several drills in coming months

Iran’s Navy commander on Sunday unveiled plans for a number of naval maneuvers within the next few months, one of which will be a joint exercise with Oman.


Tehran Times


Leader: Moderate and rational Islam is bulwark against barbaric Daesh

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution on Sunday suggested a promotion of “moderate and rational” Islam to counter “barbaric” terrorist activities by Daesh and other terrorist groups.


ISIL founded with Saudi money: Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says you cannot take any concrete political step before defeating terrorism, because this is the biggest obstacle, and this is the prime concern to every Syrian.


GECF drafts global model of gas market

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) has drafted a model of the global gas market which gives a prospect for price and demand over short- and long term.


Thai trade mission due in Iran today

A 75-member trade delegation from Thailand, led by the country’s deputy commerce minister, will arrive in Iran today.


High-speed rail line proposed connecting China to Iran

China’s railway authority has proposed a Silk Road high-speed railway connecting the country’s northwest region to West Asia via Central Asia, a plan it said would overcome the cross-border connectivity problem of different rail standards.


IRGC chief: Attempts by Daesh to create insecurity in Iran have been foiled

The commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said on Sunday that it has been a “long time” that Daesh has been seeking to undermine security in Iran, but its efforts have been foiled.


Redesigning Arak reactor not an ordinary document: diplomat

Hamid Baeedinejad, director of the Political and International Affairs Department at the Foreign Ministry, has said that the document on redesigning the Arak heavy water reactor is not an “ordinary” issue.


Berdimuhamedow says Turkmenistan, Iran firm in terrorism fight

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow has said that his country and Iran are determined to fight terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking and organized crimes.


Iran to hold naval drills in coming months: admiral

Iran’s Navy commander on Sunday unveiled plans for carrying out a number of naval maneuvers within the next few months, one of which will be a joint exercise with Oman.


Saudi obsession with Iran has diverted attention from other problems: NY Times

It doesn’t take long in Saudi Arabia to see evidence of an obsession with Iran, but Riyadh’s single-minded focus has diverted the kingdom’s attention from other pressing issues, some of which are much closer to home, the New York Times said in an editorial on Saturday.