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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday,16-02-2016

Iran Daily

 

South Korea’s Iran crude imports triple

South Korea’s imports of Iranian crude oil tripled in January from a year earlier after lifting of sanctions on Tehran, customs data showed on Monday.

 

Silk Road train arrives in Tehran

The first train to connect China and Iran arrived in Tehran on Monday loaded with Chinese goods, reviving the ancient Silk Road, the managing director of Iranian Railways said.

 

Iran, EU ready for comprehensive cooperation

Iran and the European Union (EU) will begin “all-out cooperation” in different arenas, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said before talks with the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels.

 

Russia: Saudi Arabia thinking about nuclear weapons

Some countries are thinking about creating nuclear bombs after what has happened in North Africa and the Middle East, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

Turkey defies calls for halt to bombing Syria

Turkey defied international calls and shelled parts of northern Syria for a third day on Monday, insisting it would not allow Kurdish-led forces to seize key areas along the border.

 

Iran: Foreign boots will complicate Syria crisis

Iran once again warned that any foreign ground incursion into Syria without the approval of Damascus would only intensify the crisis in the country.

 

Deputy FM to discuss ties in Norway
 Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs Majid Takht-Ravanchi left Tehran for Oslo on Monday for talks with Norwegian political and economic officials.
Official: Iran to adopt new strategies to counter threats

Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali warned against a shift in the nature of threats against the country saying that appropriate strategies are needed to counter threats.

 

Russia: Iran shows interest in buying S-400 missile systems

A Russian Foreign Ministry official said Iran has shown interest in buying advanced S-400 missile systems.

 

Cmdr.: IRGC to conduct missile drills soon

A senior Iranian military commander said the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is preparing to conduct a missile maneuver in the near future.

 

Tehran Times

 

Zarif says Iran to broaden ties with EU

The Iranian foreign minister has said Tehran is seeking to broaden its ties with the European Union in the near future.

 

Tecnimont signs €1b petchem deal with Iran

Italy’s Maire Tecnimont inked a €1 billion deal with Iran’s Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) on petrochemical cooperation, according to the Shana news agency.

 

Ghana seeks to use Iran’s experience in countering terrorism

Ghana is seeking to use Iran’s experiences in the area of security to counter terrorism, Ghanaian National Security Coordinator Yaw Donkor said on Sunday.

 

Velayati: Iranian election is focus of international attention

Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Monday that participation in the Feb. 26 elections is a matter of utmost importance.

 

Intl. forum on internal combustion engines, oil opens

The 9th International Conference on Internal Combustion Engines and Oil (ICICE&O-9) starts today in Tehran and will close on February 18.

 

MOU signed to protect Central Zagros landscapes

The Department of Environment, the Management and Planning Organization, the Interior Ministry, and governor generals of the four provinces neighboring Central Zagros Mountain signed a memorandum of understanding on the Conservation of Biodiversity in Central Zagros Landscapes.

 

Iran denies reports about discount on crude price

A senior official at the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has rejected recent reports about Iran having considered a discount for foreign customers of its crude oil, noting that the Iranian crude is only sold at the official market price.

 

Velayati: Iranian election is focus of international attention

Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Monday that participation in the Feb. 26 elections is a matter of utmost importance.

 

Russia to deliver S-300 air defense systems to Iran soon

Russia will soon send S-300 air defense systems to Iran while the countries have not held any negotiations on the possibility of delivering S-400 systems.

 

Ceasefire is first step to end Syria war: Iran

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday that the Syria crisis has become very complicated and to end the war in the country the first step would be a “cease fire”.