Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 21-06-2016

Iran Daily



All banking restrictions removal on agenda
The Iranian government has been making round-the-clock efforts to weather economic woes inflicted on the country in the wake of US-led sanctions.
UNHCR: More displaced now than after WWII
The UN refugee agency reported on Monday that the number of displaced people is at its highest ever – surpassing even post-World War II numbers.
Trump: US should mull more racial profiling after Orlando shooting
Republican Donald Trump said the United States should consider more racial profiling, in response to a question about whether he supported greater law enforcement scrutiny of Muslim Americans after the Orlando mass shooting.
Germany urges EU to prevent integration reversal in case of Brexit
The European Union must prevent a reversal of integration if Britain votes to leave the 28-member bloc in its referendum this week, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was quoted as saying on Monday.
Iran LPG exports soar
An official announced that exports volume of Iranian Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) hit 80 thousand tons in the first two months of the current Iranian year (began March 20).
Iran thwarts bomb attacks in several cities
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry, in a statement on Monday, said that security forces had recently foiled several bombing plots by Takfiri-Wahhabi groups in Tehran and several other provinces.
President: Iran’s athletes can help counter Iranophobia
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that victories in professional sporting events bring glory to the country and can thwart attempts at fomenting Iranophobia in the world as well.
Iranian MPs propose motion to tackle dust pollution
A group of Iranian lawmakers put forward a motion to oblige President Hassan Rouhani’s administration to address the issue of dust pollution in the country’s western provinces, a parliamentarian said.
Zarif to represent Iran at SCO summit in Tashkent
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will represent his country at the forthcoming summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Uzbekistan’s capital city Tashkent on June 23-24.
Cmdr.: Navy to stage 20 drills by March 2017
Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that his forces will hold 20 military drills in the year to March 20, 2017.
Tehran Times
Iran foils ‘biggest terrorist plot’ in Tehran, some other cities
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry issued a statement on Monday, announcing it has foiled one of the “biggest terrorist plots of Takfiri-Wahhabi groups” in Tehran and some other cities.
Muslim children introduce their native countries at Tehran Quran exhibit
Children from Muslim countries introduce their countries in the poster exhibit “I Am a Muslim” in the 24th International Holy Quran Exhibition now underway at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Mosalla.
‘First section of Tehran-Shomal Freeway to be completed by March’
The first section of the long-awaited Tehran-Shomal Freeway will be completed by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2017), First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri announced during his visit to the project site on Monday.
Iran to place ‘professional satellite’ at GSO by 2025
Iran says it will place “professional satellites” at the geosynchronous orbit by 2025.
Bangladeshi festival honors Iran’s “Valad”
“Valad”, Iranian filmmaker Amir-Abbas Rabiei’s short film about the savage Israeli bombardment of Gaza, has won the jury special award at the International Open Film Festival (IOFF), which was held in the Mirpur neighborhood of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Iranian MPs propose motion to fight dust pollution
A group of Iranian lawmakers put forward a motion to oblige President Hassan Rouhani’s administration to address the issue of dust pollution in the country’s western provinces, a parliamentarian said.
Iran, China resume talks on Arak reactor modernization
Tehran and Beijing have started brainstorming sessions on the re-designing of Arak reactor under the terms of the nuclear deal Tehran and the 5+1 group of countries forged in July 2015.
Zarif calls Iran-Pakistan ties ‘strategic’
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Iran-Pakistan relations are “strategic,” describing ties “growing.”
Tehran sees reconsidering PMD issue politically motivated
Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said on Monday that reconsidering the issue of Possible Military Dimension of Iran’s nuclear program is politically motivated.
Are changes under way in Tehran’s Syrian policy without Amir-Abdollahian?
Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reshuffled his team on Saturday, appointing Hossein Jaberi Ansari, who was serving as spokesman as of November 2015, to lead deputy foreign minister for Arab and African Affairs.