Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 19-05-2016

Iran Daily
Leader: Some regional governments betraying Muslims

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said certain Muslim governments have been betraying their people by helping the US implement its policies in the region.

US Senate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

The US Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia’s government for damages, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto.


Croatia fully supports Iran-EU ties

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović said her country completely supports strengthening of ties between Iran and the European Union.


MP: Resistance economy sole solution to economic woes

An Iranian lawmaker has commended the visits by scores of foreign delegations to Iran following the conclusion of a nuclear deal with major world powers.


French police protest “anti-cop hatred

French police took to the streets in about 60 cities Wednesday to denounce the hatred and violence they say has been repeatedly directed at them during protests against the government’s labor reforms. In some places they faced counter-protesters, who said the police themselves were instigating the violence.


HRW: Spy trial in Saudi Arabia “mockery of justice

A trial in Saudi Arabia of 32 men, almost all Shias, for allegedly spying on behalf of Iran makes a mockery of justice in the Middle East kingdom, Human Rights Watch charged.


Tehran Times
Leader: Some Muslim nations betray their nations

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that certain Muslim governments have been betraying their nations by helping the U.S. to actualize its policies in the region.


Tehran, Algiers ink 19 economic MOUs

Iran and Algeria signed 19 memoranda of understanding (MOUs) in various economic fields, most of which were in auto industry sphere, IRNA reported on Tuesday.


EU polyethylene imports from Iran up 254% yr/yr

EU imports of polyethylene from Iran in the first quarter rose 254 percent year on year to 42,494 metric tons, Eurostat data showed Tuesday.

Park voices hope that Iran MOUs yield concrete results

President Park Geun-hye voiced hope Wednesday that a series of memorandums of understanding (MOUs) over bilateral cooperation with Iran would yield “concrete results” to benefit the people of both countries.


No ceasefire in Syria as long as terrorists are backed, Iran says

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Tuesday that it is not possible to reach a long-lasting ceasefire in Syria as long as terrorists’ acts are backed.

Actor Parviz Parastui launches campaign against U.S seizure of Iranian assets

Actor Parviz Parastui has launched a campaign against the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on April 20 that families of victims of a 1983 terrorist attack in Beirut are allowed access to $2 billion of funds belonging to Iran in a New York bank.


Rosatom to start engineering of Bushehr-2 by end of 2016: source

Russia’s Rosatom intends to start engineering of the Bushehr-2 nuclear power plant in Iran by 2016 year-end after endorsement of site parameters by the customer, a source at the Russian state-owned nuclear corporation said on Tuesday.


Rouhani: Croatia can be Iran’s gateway to Europe

President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday highlighted the importance of relations with Zagreb, saying Croatia can serve as Iran’s gateway to European countries.


Schmid, Araqchi discuss ways to speed up implementation of JCPOA

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and Helga Schmid, the EU deputy foreign policy chief, held a meeting on Tuesday discussing ways to expedite fulfillment of Iran and 5+1 group’s commitments under the JCPOA.

Tehran says helping Iraq, Syria in tackling terrorism benefits global security

Supporting Syria and Iraq in tackling terrorism helps global security, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, reacting to the recent terrorist blasts in Baghdad.