Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 08-06-2016

Iran Daily


Rouhani urges Muslim leaders to work to counter extremism

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani urged leaders of the Muslim countries to take the lead in creating a world free of violence and extremism.


Iran rebuilding economic relations with world

Despite remaining hurdles in financing some deals with Iran after the landmark nuclear deal, economic relations between Tehran and the world is gaining momentum.


11 killed in Istanbul bomb blast

A car bomb ripped through a police bus in central Istanbul during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, killing 11 people and wounding 36 near the main tourist district, a major university and the mayor’s office.


Assad says he would win back “every inch” of Syria

President Bashar al-Assad vowed on Tuesday to fight on in Syria’s war against terrorism, showing no sign of compromise in his first major address since peace talks broke down in April.


Hillary Clinton clinches ‘Democratic nomination

Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination for US president after reaching the required number of delegates, an AP tally suggested.


EU working to assure nuclear deal’s benefits reach Iranian people

The European Union is working to make sure that the benefits of the deal reach the Iranian people and improve regional cooperation, the European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said Monday and again hailed Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers.


Larijani deplores BBC’s report on Imam Khomeini

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani heaped scorn on the BBC for its recent baseless report on correspondence between Imam Khomeini and former US president Jimmy Carter, slamming the story as a crafty move to legitimize normal relations between Iran and the US. Speaking at an open session of the parliament on Tuesday, Larijani said the false story by the BBC was an attempt to throw doubt on the authenticity of Imam Khomeini’s struggle against the US, Tasnim News Agency reported.


Australia to review ending autonomous Iran sanctions

Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has invited members of the public to comment on a statutory review of the autonomous sanctions imposed on ten Iranian designations of individuals and entities.


Iraqi FM: Iranian commander in Iraq at Baghdad’s request

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Iranian commander Major General Qassem Soleimani is helping the Arab country’s forces in the fight against the Daesh terrorists at the request of the Baghdad government.


Tehran Times


Iranian oil, shipping companies set for $2.4b ship deals

Major Iranian shipping company Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and oil producer Iranian Offshore Oil Co. have reached preliminary deals with South Korean shipyards for orders worth around $2.4 billion, people involved in the talks said Tuesday.


General puts Iran among top five with precisionguided missiles

The former defense minister has placed Iran among the top five powers in the world that have the technology to launch precision-guided missiles.


Iran’s national library, China’s state archives sign MOU

The National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) and the State Archives Administration of China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU).


Reza Kianian to preside over Arroios Film Festival jury

Iranian actor Reza Kianian will preside over the jury of the Arroios Film Festival, which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal from July 1 to 8.


After Airbus, Iran edges towards historic Boeing deal

Iran air is discussing a historic aircraft purchase with Boeing, potentially matching an order for over 100 jets from Airbus, but obstacles to both deals need to be resolved so that last year’s accord to lift sanctions can be honored, its chairman said.


Rouhani calls on Muslim states to pioneer violencefree world

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent congratulatory messages to heads of Muslim countries on the advent of Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim calendar, calling for united action to portray the true image of Islam and establish a world free from violence and extremism.


Govt. pledges to provide 1,000 wagons for Tehran’s subway

The government has made a pledge to provide 1,000 wagons for Tehran’s subway, the managing director of Tehran Urban and Suburban Railway Operation Company, Habil Darvishi, said.


Tehran comes down on U.S. terrorism report, calls it ‘repetitive’

Again on Tuesday Tehran denounced the U.S. State Department’s annual report on global terrorist activity which put Iran on the list of countries supporting terrorism, saying it is “repetitive.”


West invents fake documents to normalize Iran-U.S. ties: Larijani

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that the West is seeking to normalize Iran’s relations with the U.S. by publishing “fake documents” pertaining to Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Revolution.


No solution other than dialogue for regional disputes, Iran insists

On Monday Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reiterated the position by Tehran there is no “military” solution to the crises in the Middle East region, especially in Syria and Yemen, solution.


Mogherini hails nuclear deal as success of ‘patient multilateral diplomacy’

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday that nuclear agreement between Iran and the 5+1 group was a major success of “patient multilateral diplomacy”.