Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 04-07-2016

Iran Daily

President:Nuclear deal ‘least costly way’ to safeguard interests
President Hassan Rouhani described the landmark nuclear deal with six world powers as “the fastest” and “least costly way” for Iran to attain its goals and safeguard its national interests.

Leader urges reforms in new oil contracts
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Saturday night that no new oil and gas contracts for international companies will be awarded without necessary reforms.

Belgian-Turkish company to build power plants in Iran
A Belgian-Turkish company will build a number of 5,000MW power plants in Iran, said Deputy Minister of Energy Hushang Falahatian adding that the number of plants is to be finalized in about two weeks.

Top candidates to lead Britain differ on how quickly to start Brexit talks
The two leading candidates to be the next British prime minister differed on Sunday on how urgent it was to trigger Article 50, the formal step that will start Britain’s negotiations with the European Union on the terms of its exit from the bloc.

At least 130 dead in Baghdad bombings
At least 125 people were killed and about 150 injured in an explosion claimed by the Daesh terror group in Baghdad, Iraqi police said Sunday.

Australian election cliff-hanger leaves nation in limbo
Australia’s political parties began horse-trading on Sunday to break an anticipated parliamentary deadlock after a dramatic election failed to produce a clear winner, raising the prospect of prolonged political and economic instability.

Judiciary: Nearly $300,000 of unconventional salaries taken back
Iranian Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said on Sunday that four members of the National Development Fund have returned nearly 300,000 dollars of money illegally received in recent years.

Iranian lawmakers to visit Syria
Members of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee plan to pay an official visit to war-stricken Syria in the near future, the spokesman for the committee said.

Tehran slams Riyadh for recurrence of Hajj-related incidents
Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi criticized Riyadh’s failure to ensure security for Hajj pilgrims, saying the recurrence of Hajj-related incidents in the kingdom is a warning to all Muslims.

Iran condemns Bangladesh terrorist attack
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Sunday condemned Friday’s terrorist attack in Bangladesh and sent condolences to the Bangladeshi nation and government and families of the victims.

Tehran Times

Leader rules out regional cooperation with U.S.
More than a thousand students including representatives of various students associations had a friendly and open meeting with Ayatollah Khamenei on Saturday evening, July 2, 2016.

Iran calls Iraqi terror attacks acts of desperation by Daesh
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Sunday censured the deadly terrorist attacks in Baghdad, calling them acts of desperation by Daesh and its supporters who have suffered repeated defeats.

Iranians to enjoy summer time with new concerts
Theaters in Tehran and several other Iranian cities will be brightened up over the coming days by concerts from many musicians, including Alireza Qorbani, Salar Aqili, Mohsen Yeganeh and Lily Afshar.

Iran to increase gas exports to Armenia threefold
Head of National Iranian Gas Exports Company (NIGEC) said an agreement was reached with Armenia over a threefold increase in Iran’s gas exports to the Caucasus country, Mehr news agency reported Saturday, July 2.

Rouhani calls JCPOA ‘least costly way’ to serve national interests
President Hassan Rouhani said late on Saturday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly called the nuclear deal, was the “least costly way” to meet its national interests and objectives.

Chinese studying Arak reactor modernization document
The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced on Sunday that it has prepared a draft on modernization of the Arak heavy water reactor, now under consideration by China.

Terror attack in Bangladesh proves ‘all countries’ must fight terrorism: Iran
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi condemned on Sunday a terrorist attack in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, urging the world to listen to Iran’s “peace-seeking voice in fighting terrorism”.