Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 29-06-2016

Iran Daily
Iran-Turkmenistan $2.5b deal finalized
Iran-Turkmenistan 2.5-billion-dollar agreement was finalized, said Oil Ministry’s special envoy of for export of technical and engineering goods and services.

EU lawmakers tell UK to get moving out after Brexit vote
Indignant European Union lawmakers pressed Britain to end the uncertainty that has gripped European and global markets, saying Tuesday that if it intends to leave, it should start the process immediately.

Bombing kills over a dozen west of Baghdad
At least 14 people were killed and 32 wounded early on Tuesday when a suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with explosives attacked a mosque in Abu Ghraib, about 25km (15 miles) west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police and medics said.

Lebanese PM fearful of new terrorism wave as army arrests scores
Lebanon’s prime minister said on Tuesday he feared a multiple bomb attack in the Christian village of Al-Qaa marked the start of a new wave of terrorism in the country.

Saudi-led airstrike kills 25 Yemenis
A Saudi-led airstrike early on Tuesday killed 25 people in Yemen’s southern province of Taiz, security officials said.

Rouhani: Security a must for investment
President Hassan Rouhani called for firming up investment security in order to lure foreign investors to enter Iran.

Leader appoints Baqeri as Iran Armed Forces’ chief of staff
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday appointed Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri as the new Iranian Armed Forces’ Chief of Staff, replacing Major General Hassan Firouzabadi.

Jaberi Ansari, Nasrallah review regional developments
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in a meeting in Lebanon capital, reviewed the latest developments in the region on Tuesday, IRNA reported.

Iran, Russia discuss Syria crisis, ties
Iran and Russia, as Syria’s main allies in fight against terrorists, have stepped up their efforts to help put an end to the ongoing crisis in the Arab country, which has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent people  there.

French National Assembly president to visit Iran
President of French National Assembly Claude Bartolone will pay an official visit to Iran to discuss ways of bolstering bilateral cooperation, months after the implementation of the nuclear agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries started. Bartolone will lead a delegation into Tehran on July 15 at the invitation of Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, Press TV reported.

OPCW sympathizes with Iran on Sardasht chemical attack anniversary
Director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), in a statement, expressed its condolences on the chemical attack by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in the Iranian northwestern city of Sardasht during the Iraqi-imposed war on Iran.

Tehran Times

Rouhani praises Judiciary for maintaining security
President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the efforts being made by the Judiciary to maintain security in the country is praiseworthy.

Iran’s quarterly exports of gas condensate up 57% yr/yr
Iran’s Pars Especial Economic Energy Zone (PSEEZ) exported $1.687 billion of gas condensate in the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-June 20, 2016), showing a 57 percent growth compared to the same time last year,” the CEO of the PSEEZ organization Mehdi Yousefi told Shana news agency on Tuesday.

Academic lauds Imam Khomeini’s Quds Day initiative
A Lebanese academic has hailed the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini for declaring the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as International Quds Day, saying the initiative stymied plans by some countries for normalization of relations with Israel.

Iran condemns suicide attacks in Lebanon
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Tuesday strongly condemned suicide attacks by the Takfiri terrorist groups in Lebanon.

Audio version of Parvin Etesami’s divan released in Armenian
An audio version of the divan of Iranian poet Parvin Etesami (1907-1940) has recently been released in Armenia.

Natiq Nouri asks Rouhani to appear tough on inflated salaries
Head of the Supreme Leader’s Special Inspection Office has asked President Hassan Rouhani to appear tough on the case of inflated salaries.

Tycoon’s death would mean loss of black box: oil minister
The Iranian oil minister has made an analogy between death of oil tycoon Babak Zanjani and a missing airplane black box.

India’s Essar May oil imports from Iran jump 50% y/y
India’s Essar Oil, the top Indian buyer of Iranian crude, imported 49.7 percent more Iranian oil in May compared with a year ago, according to tanker arrival data obtained from trade sources and ship-tracking services on the Thomson Reuters terminal.

Iran, Russia security officials discuss Syria, bilateral ties
A senior Iranian security official has met with high-ranking Russian authorities in Moscow, discussing developments in Syria and the Middle East as well as bilateral cooperation.

Jaberi Ansari meets Hezbollah chief in Beirut
Hossein Jaberi Ansari met on Tuesday in Beirut with Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the first by the Iranian official in his capacity as deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs.

Velayati defends post-deal negotiations between Iran and 5+1
Ali Akbar Velayati, the senior foreign policy advisor to the Leader, has defended post-nuclear deal negotiations between Iran and the 5+1 group, highlighting that Tehran will remain committed to the pact.

IRGC smashes terrorist group in western Iran
A top IRGC commander said on Tuesday that an anti-revolutionary group has been smashed in Sarvabad County in the Western province of Kurdistan.