Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday,04-02-2016

Iran Daily


FM: Berlin willing to boost Tehran ties

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that the precise and immediate implementation of the last year nuclear agreement serves the interests of both sides, while German Foreign Minister announced his country’s willingness to promote ties with Iran.


Israeli police kill three more Palestinians

Israeli forces shot and killed three Palestinians in Beit-ul-Moqaddas over an alleged attack on police officers, in the latest act of violence against Palestinian people.


Lavrov: Russia won’t stop strikes on terrorists in Syria

Russia will not stop its airstrikes on terrorists in Syria until armed groups, such as Al-Qaeda’s wing there, are defeated, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.


Iran rush continues with European, Asian delegations’ visits

As Iran started returning to the global economic stage after last month’s landmark nuclear deal, the Asian country has grabbed the limelight by hosting top officials pouring in from four corners of the world.


Moviegoers eagerly awaiting selfie-shot ‘Sometimes’

Iranian film ‘Sometimes’ by Mohammdreza Rahmani captured attention of selection committee of the 34th Fajr International Film Festival due to its new style in its filming.


Russia proposes licensed production of T-90S tanks in Iran

Russia’s Uralvagonzavod company is ready to organize in Iran licensed production of the T-90S gun launcher-armed tanks if restrictions on military-technical cooperation with that country are lifted, the corporation’s deputy director general Alexey Zharich said on Wednesday.


Egypt court overturns death sentences for 149

An Egyptian appeals court overturned on Wednesday death sentences for 149 protesters accused of killing policemen in a mob attack on their station, a judicial source said.


Leader urges action against hostile measures

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) to make decisions closely aligned with the basic tenets of the Islamic Revolution and counter new hostile tactics aimed at undermining security in the country.


Iran calls for closer ties with Russia, Iraq and Venezuela

Iran calls for closer ties with Russia, Iraq and Venezuela on energy issues, Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, SAID Wednesday.


SNSC decries US behavior after nuclear deal

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani deplored the US for its double-standard conduct in the course of implementing a comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers.


Tehran Times


Imam Khomeini’s statements are ‘geometry’ of the revolution: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the issues that have been repeated in the statements of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, form the “main principles of the Islamic Revolution”.


German MKM to invest €1b in Iran’s copper industry

Germany’s copper producing company Mansfelder Kupfer und Messing GmbH (MKM) signed a memorandum of understanding, worth €1 billion, to invest in a number of mineral projects including the ones in downstream copper industries in Iran.


Iran will build two satellites by 2025, unveils Friendship Satellite

Iran is planning to launch two national remote sensing and telecommunication satellites by 2025, Communications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Va’ezi announced on Wednesday.


Steinmeier tells Rouhani: Please visit Germany

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday that he had told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani he was welcome to visit Germany the next time he comes to Europe.


Iranian B&Bs and inns win TripAdvisor’s 2016 award

TripAdvisor has released its list of the top 25 bed and breakfast and inns in the Middle East, placing Iranian House, Saraye Ameriha Boutique Hotel, and Manouchehri House in the city of Kashan as among the winners of the Travelers’ Choice award in 2016.


Iranian, Austrian businesses to reinforce cooperation

The Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture (TTCIMA) and the Austrian Steiermark State signed a memorandum of understanding in Tehran on Tuesday to reinforce cooperation in the field of economy.


British Airways to relaunch direct London to Iran flights in July

British Airways has confirmed it is relaunching direct flights from London to Iran – the first British airline to offer the service in four years.


13 Iranian universities among world’s top universities

CWTS Leiden Ranking has placed 13 Iranian universities among 750 influential universities worldwide in 2015.


Greek prime minister to close energy agreement in Iran

The office of the Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, confirmed the upcoming official visit of the head of state to Iran, with the objective of reaching agreements on energy and establish business links between the two countries.


India’s KIOCL considers building iron ore plants in Iran

State-run Indian company KIOCL is considering building an iron ore pellet complex in Iran at a cost of about $59 million and is in talks to sell more than 2 million tons of the steelmaking raw material to the Persian Gulf country now free from trade sanctions.


Rouhani to Steinmeier: Arms and money to terrorist must be cut

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Germany’s chief diplomat Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Tehran on Wednesday that terrorism poses a serious threat to all countries especially the European ones.


Velayati: Iran, Russia should cooperate to defuse Western threats

Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Supreme Leader, said on Wednesday that close cooperation between Tehran and Moscow could help repel Western threats to the region.


Regional problems are outcome of Western colonial policies: MP

Parliament Foreign Policy and National Security Committee Chairman Alaeddin Boroujerdi has said that problems in the Middle East region have resulted from Western countries’ colonial policies.