Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 16-12-2015

Iran Daily


IAEA passes resolution on closure of Iran’s PMD case

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Board of Governors unanimously approved a draft resolution which closes a case on the so-called possible military dimensions (PMD) in Tehran’s nuclear program.


Iranian MPs urge action on violence against Nigeria Shias

Three Iranian lawmakers called for action amid the deadly violence against the Shia community in Nigeria at the hands of the African country’s military.


Yemen cease-fire takes effect as peace talks begin in Switzerland

A cease-fire took effect Tuesday in conflict-ravaged Yemen as warring sides began UN-brokered peace talks in Switzerland, according to the United Nations.


Trump: Israel funds Daesh

US Republican frontrunner Donald Trump implied that Israel is supporting Daesh by “sending massive amounts of money” to the Takfiri terrorists in Syria and Iraq.


Los Angeles schools shut over ‘threat’

Los Angeles schools have been closed as an unspecified threat is investigated, police have said.


Kerry in Moscow to narrow divisions on Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry sought in a visit to Moscow on Tuesday to make progress in narrowing differences with Russian leader Vladimir Putin over how to end the conflict in Syria.



Iran: Addressing terrorism a must for ending Syria crisis

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs Majid Takht-Ravanchi underlined that Syria’s nearly five-year conflict will not be resolved if the issue of terrorism is not tackled.


Iran to ship over 8.5 tons of uranium materials to Russia before yearend

Transportation of more than 8.5 tons of Iranian uranium to Russia is planned to be completed by the end of the year, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Tuesday.


Iran, Russia fulfill obligations for S-300 delivery

Russia reaffirmed its determination to honor all its obligations with regard to the timely delivery of S-300 air defense systems to Iran.


Iran set to expand modern sciences to develop arms industry

Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said his ministry is moving along the strategy of rapid growth and hi-tech advancement in a bid to develop the country’s defense industries.


IRNA ready for cooperation with Yonhap

Chief of the Islamic Republic News Agency, Mohammad Khoddadi, underlined expansion of cooperation between IRNA and Yonhap news agency of South Korea given the fact that media exchanges are a requisite for expansion of relations among countries.


Tehran Times


PMD becomes history at ‘historic’ moment

Leading nations of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Tuesday approved a resolution that ends a decade-long probe of allegations that Iran worked on atomic arms.


Iranian MPs condemn imprudent killing of Nigerian Shias

Iranian MPs issued a statement on Tuesday condemning the imprudent killing of Muslim Shias in Nigeria.


Iran played active role in COP21 agreement: Ebtekar

Masoumeh Ebtekar, chief of Iran’s Department of Environment, has highlighted the country’s “active role” in the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP21, which was held in Paris from November 30 to December 12.


Iran laments Egypt’s ban on its top two Quran reciters

The Dar ul-Quran ul-Karim Organization, which is affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization, has criticized Egypt’s decision to impose a ban on its top two Quran reciters over their recent visit to Iran.


EU diplomats warn U.S. over visa threat

Diplomats from the 28-member European Union warned they could respond in kind if the United States makes good on plans to end visa-free entry for some EU nationals.


Isfahan to host Intl. Tourism Brand Conference

Isfahan will host the first edition of the International Tourism Brand Conference on January 3-4.


Raul Lozano to come to Iran on December 20

Raul Lozano will travel to Tehran on December 20 to finalize his contract with the Iranian Volleyball Federation.


Mehdi Mahdavikia voted Iran’s best right midfielder

Former Hamburg SV player Mehdi Mahdavikia has been voted the best Iranian right midfielder of all time in a poll conducted by 90 TV program.