Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 12-07-2016

Iran Daily

Rouhani: Bulgaria a bridge linking Iran to Europe

Iran and Bulgaria on Monday signed three memoranda of understanding (MoUs) to further promote bilateral relations in various fields, including agriculture, transport and nuclear energy.

Portugal crowned champion after Ronaldo goes off injured

Portugal gatecrashed France’s Euro 2016 party to win the European Championship for the first time in its history — and all this without leading star Cristiano Ronaldo.

HRW: Saudi Arabia hits factories to cause Yemen economy lasting damage

Human Rights Watch said on Monday that Saudi-led bombing raids against civilian factories in Yemen, which have killed scores, appear aimed at inflicting lasting economic damage to the war-ravaged country.

Boeing CEO sees “significant opportunity” in selling aircraft to Iran

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg told CNBC on Monday that he sees “significant opportunity” in selling aircraft to Iran and noted that the company must follow the US government’s lead.

NATO claims on Iran missile work dismissed

The Foreign Ministry rejected a recent NATO communiqué concerning Iran’s missile program as “a repetition of past baseless allegations”.

Israel okays millions to West Bank settlements

Israeli cabinet approved nearly $13 million in financing for the West Bank settlements of Kiryat Arba and within Al-Khalil.

Tehran determined to boost Bucharest ties

Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs Majid Takht-Ravanchi in a meeting with Romanian Foreign Minister Lazar Comanescu underlined Iran’s determination to broaden Tehran-Bucharest relations in all areas, including energy, transportation as well as banking transactions.

President reaffirms Tehran’s support for Iraqi gov’t, nation

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed Tehran’s support for Iraqi government and nation in fight against terrorism as well as defending the holy Shia sites in the country.

Zarif heads to Astana to attend meeting on Caspian Sea

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, heading a delegation comprising directors and the legal and political experts, left Tehran for Kazakhstan’s capital Astana on Monday to take part in Wednesday meeting of the Caspian Sea littoral states.

Judiciary chief deplores US double standards on terrorism

Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani lashed out at the US government for its double standards when it comes to terrorism, saying Washington’s sponsorship of the notorious MKO terrorist group is a damning indictment of the US counterterrorism advocacy.

Four dual citizens indicted

Prosecutor general of Tehran Abbas Ja’fari Dowlatabadi said four individuals with dual citizenship have been indicted in the country, noting that the cases of seven other defendants accused of involvement in Iran’s 2009 post-election unrest have been also sent to the court.


Tehran Times

Iran rejects NATO concerns over missile program as ‘baseless’

Responding to concerns raised over “Iran’s ballistic missile programme” in the NATO summit in Warsaw, the Iranian Foreign Ministry has rejected them as “baseless” and “repetitive.”

Officials point finger at PJAK over assassination attempt on MP

Iran has pointed an accusing finger at the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) over the recent assassination attempt on an MP, saying the assault is being investigated by security and judicial bodies.

Tehran, Sofia ink 3 cooperation MOUs

Iran and Bulgaria signed three memorandums of understanding in Tehran on Monday to boost bilateral relations in various fields.

Noori Pictures purchases “Zemnako”

Noori Pictures, a Paris-based studio and motion picture distributor, has obtained the rights for the worldwide marketing of the documentary “Zemnako”, Persian media announced on Monday.

India’s GoAir to launch flight to Iran

GoAir, which is about to become the fourth private airline from India to operate overseas flights, has chosen to start with Iran, Kuwait, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkey, countries to which no Indian carrier flies.

Tehran seeking close cooperation with France on ITER

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Monday that Tehran will expand cooperation with France on the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER).

Iran on track to curb non-communicable diseases

The director for non-communicable diseases research center of Iran has said that the center is aiming at controlling and preventing non-communicable diseases in the country.

Bulgaria can serve as bride between Iran and Europe: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani told the visiting Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Monday that Tehran is ready to open a new chapter in its relations with Sofia, noting that Bulgaria can act as a bridge between Iran and Europe.

Rouhani insists Iran will stand beside Iraq

Reaffirming Iran’s support for Iraq, President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Iran will stand beside the Iraqi people and government in fighting terrorism and defending the holy shrines.

Iran leaves no trace of Saudis on earth in a fit of pique: IRGC founder

A key founder of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has warned Saudis of an unimaginable elimination by Iran if Riyadh presses on with its hostile approach.