Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 06-04-2016

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CBI governor in Germany to expand Iran-Europe banking ties

Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seif is visiting Germany to discuss expansion of relations between Iran and European banks.


Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan sign MoUs

Iran has signed two memoranda of understanding with Turkey and Azerbaijan during a meeting attended by foreign ministers of three neighbors in northern Iran.


Azerbaijan confirms Nagorno-Karabakh cease-fire

Azerbaijan confirmed reaching a cease-fire agreement with Armenia-backed rebels over the volatile Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh following a new spate of violence between Yerevan and Baku over the disputed territory.


Panama Papers probes opened

Authorities across the globe have opened investigations into the activities of the world’s rich and powerful after a cache of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm showed possible wrongdoing using offshore company structures.


Iran, Japan mull closer consular relations

High-ranking diplomats from Iran and Japan discussed the ways to promote cooperation in the consular affairs with the termination of anti-Iran sanctions under a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.


Clashes erupt in France anti-labor reform protest

High school students throwing stones and eggs clashed with French police who responded with teargas in Paris on Tuesday in the latest round of protests against the government’s labor reform.


Takht-e Jamshid draws most tourists during Norouz

Takht-e Jamshid, or Persepolis, in the southern province of Fars was the most-visited tourist site during the Norouz (start of the new Iranian year) holidays ― March 20-April 1― attracting over 456,000 tourists, said a senior official of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO).


Russia: First S-300 shipment to head to Iran in coming days

Russia’s Foreign Ministry official said Moscow is to deliver the first shipment of its S-300 air defense systems to Iran in the coming days as part of a long-running contract between Tehran and Moscow.


Riyadh blocks Iran’s Mahan Air flights, oil Tankers

Saudi Arabia suspended Iran’s Mahan Air license to use its airspace, a report said.


Tehran Times


Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey convene to shore up security, energy co-op

During a trilateral meeting in the northern Iranian city of Ramsar, Iran, Turkey, and Azerbaijan signed two MoUs.


Art project spotlights children of war

Iranian graphic designer Majid Abbasi Farahani initiated an art project to draw world attention to children as the main victims of wars and regional conflicts.


German economic delegation due in Tehran on Sunday

An economic delegation including 20 top German officials headed by the country’s Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt is to arrive in Tehran on Sunday.


Iran, UNDP, Japan sign agreement on the third phase of restoring Lake Urmia

The third phase of Contribution to Lake Urmia Restoration document was signed on Tuesday in attendance of Masoumeh Ebtekar, chief of the Department of Environment, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Iran Gary Lewis and Japanese charge d’affaires.


IRGC chief: JCPOA no honorable document for Iranians

Brigadier General Jafari, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), has said the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is by no means an honorable document for the Iranian people, Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.


Ex-diplomat proposes establishment of new atomic organization

Being an adamant critique of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Mohammad Javad Larijani has proposed that Iran establish a new atomic organization, Tasnim news agency said on Tuesday.


Rafsanjani urges fair criticism

Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of the Expediency Council, said on Tuesday that the opponents should make “proper criticism” instead of “immoral slander”.


Russia to start deliveries of S-300 missiles to Iran in coming days: agency

Russia will begin the first shipment of its S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran in the coming days, Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian diplomat as saying on Tuesday.


205 MPs back missile program, thank IRGC for boosting country’s defense power

205 MPs from the 290-seat parliament issued a statement on Tuesday, supporting Iran’s missile program in line with strengthening the country’s defense capability.


Russia says tripartite ministerial session with Iran, Azerbaijan in place

There is no tweaking of a plan in the tripartite meeting slated for April 7 among foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan.


Efforts should be made to prevent another regional crisis, Zarif tells Azeri FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that all efforts should be made to prevent another crisis in the region.


No dialogue played out between Iran and Saudi Arabia: Iran

Iran has confirmed that no dialogue, whatsoever, has taken place between Iran and Saudi Arabia.