Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 30-01-2016

Iran Daily


Tehran, Paris sign multibillion-dollar deals

Iran and France on Thursday signed a series of basic trade deals worth billions of dollars during a historic visit to Paris by the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.


UN: More than half of Yemen’s population face hunger

In Yemen, nearly half of the country’s 22 provinces are ranked as one step away from famine conditions, the United Nation said.


US president says will counter Daesh in Libya

President Barack Obama said the United States would tackle the ISIL terror group beyond Iraq and Syria if necessary, as he signaled an increased focus on Libya.


C.A.R. children ‘abused by EU troops’: UN

The UN said it has new allegations of child sex abuse by European troops in the Central African Republic (C.A.R).


Navy successfully tests L-band radar at drills

Iran’s Navy said it has successfully tested a new radar system during large-scale military drills south of the country.


President: Mideast crises can be solved through diplomatic approach

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the issues in the region can be solved through a diplomatic and logical approach.


Iran urges stronger ties with Qatar

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a congratulatory message to his new Qatari counterpart called for the expansion of relations between Tehran and Doha.


Tehran Times


Hollande hails ‘new chapter’ in Iran-France relations

Iran and France share a responsibility in the fight against terrorism, French President François Hollande said Thursday, speaking during a landmark visit to Paris President Hassan Rouhani that was dominated by trade and business deals.


Oil expert says Saudis behind oil glut to thwart Iran and Russia

The current oil glut in the world is no accident and is not just a function of supply and demand, an oil expert has said.


Tehran, Paris sign 20 deals worth €30 billion

Iran and France have signed a total of 20 agreements, including nine commercial deals, following the meeting between the presidents of the two countries, Hassan Rouhani and Francois Hollande.


Indonesia to study possible energy cooperation with Iran

Indonesia will study possible expansion of cooperation with Iran after the lifting of economic sanction on the country.


First container train links China to Iran

Hangzhou (Xinhua) — A container train linking China and Iran departed from Yiwu City in east China’s Zhejiang Province loaded with Chinese small commodities on Thursday morning.


Leader personally set conditions for nuclear deal: Salehi

Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, has said that Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei was involved at every step of the way in the secret so-called “second track” of nuclear talks with Washington.


Japan, Iran to sign investment act next week

Japan and Iran are expected to sign a bilateral investment treaty next week, sources said Thursday.


Zarif: Rouhani’s Paris visit shows power of diplomacy

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the visit paid by President Hassan Rouhani to France indicates “power of diplomacy”.


Iran tests coast-to-sea Noor cruise missile

Iran’s Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a coast-to-sea cruise missile named Noor (light).


Iran says ‘terrorists in a new mask’ must be barred from Syria talks

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has strongly opposed moves by Saudi Arabia to allow “terrorists in a new mask” to sit down for talks between the Syrian government and the opposition.


Saudis should ‘take initiative’ to defuse tensions with Iran, Rouhani tells FRANCE 24 and Le Monde

In an interview Thursday with FRANCE 24, Le Monde and France Culture, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said restoring diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia was a priority, but that it was up to Riyadh to take the initiative.