Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday,23-01-2016

Iran Daily


Iran emerges as market of the future

After years of tough United Nations sanctions on Iran, on areas such as banking, steel, shipping and aviation, global companies are hoping to cash in on the expected trade boom.


President: Mass disqualifications make polls pointless
 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani  criticized the mass disqualification of candidates in next month’s parliamentary elections, suggesting that “parliament is the house of the nation, not the house of one faction”.
Israel confirms plan to seize West Bank land

Israel confirmed it was planning to appropriate a large tract of fertile land in the occupied West Bank, close to Jordan, a move likely to exacerbate tensions with Western allies and already drawing international condemnation.


OIC criticized for inaction on Israeli atrocities

Iran on Friday criticized the poor performance of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the face of major challenges of the Muslim World.


Rouhani: JCPOA to pave way for closer Tehran-Baku ties

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the lifting of anti-Iran sanctions as part of the nuclear agreement with world powers will pave the way for the promotion of Tehran-Baku relations.


New US visa rules will have some Iran exceptions, irking GOP

The US announced Thursday that it has begun applying controversial new visa restrictions on foreigners who have traveled to or are dual nationals of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Sudan.


Tehran Times


Tehran criticizes OIC for silence over Islamic world’s problem

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has criticized the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for silence over problems such as extremism and terrorism in the world of Islam.


Iran to export 10bcm of gas to Oman per annum

Iran will export 10 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas per year to Oman upon the complementation of Iran-Oman gas pipeline project, IRIB news agency reported.


Spotlight: China, Iran to expect more robust cooperation in post-sanctions era

When we mention Iran, people tend to think of the exquisite Persian carpets and brilliant colorful miniatures.


Rouhani calls Feb. elections ‘divine test’

On Thursday, President Hassan Rouhani called the February parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections a “divine test” to all in charge, noting that his administration is tasked to manage the elections properly.


Kerry seeks Zarif’s help in finding Americans kidnapped in Iraq

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he has spoken to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif about the three American contract workers who were abducted in Baghdad last week.


Oman stood with Iran through thick and thin: ambassador

The Iranian ambassador to Muscat has said that Iran will repay Oman for its efforts at bringing together the Islamic Republic and world powers to sign a nuclear deal by forming an economic bloc with the sultanate and route its trade with the region through it.


Khatami: Those willing to establish ties with U.S. are extremists

Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami said on Friday that those who are willing to establish relations between Iran and the U.S. are “extremists”.


“China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative has received much attention in Iran”

All sectors of Iran are looking forward to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Iran, hoping that it will create more cooperative opportunities with China, said Ahad Mohammadi, President of the Iran-China Friendship Association.