Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 25-08-2016

Iran Daily

Turkey tanks enter Syria in anti-Daesh operation
Turkish tanks backed by fighter jets and special forces rolled into Syria Wednesday in an unprecedented operation the Syrian government condemned immediately.

Leader: Diplomatic capabilities should be used to develop economy
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that diplomatic capabilities should be used to develop the economy.

Zarif: Iran greatly values Latin America ties
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran greatly values its relationship with Latin American nations, including Nicaragua, where he visited on the second leg of a tour of the Central and Southern America.

UK Labour Party leadership candidate vows to prevent Brexit
A leadership candidate for Britain’s opposition Labour Party, Owen Smith, said on Wednesday he would try to get Parliament to block talks on leaving the European Union unless the government promises a second referendum or election.

Dozens dead as Italy struck by powerful quake
At least 73 people have died in an earthquake which devastated a string of small towns in central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, the Civil Protection Department said.

Iran, Belarus to boost ties
Belarus Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei called for more efforts to develop comprehensive cooperation with Iran in different fields of mutual interest.

Iran, Malaysia seeking better economic, political ties
Parliament speakers of Iran and Malaysia held talks on expansion of mutual parliamentary cooperation and economic and political relations.

NAM reiterates call for global nuclear disarmament
Iran renewed the call for the total elimination of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) across the world, saying the international community must work to prevent terror groups from obtaining such banned arms.

Billionaire’s assets to be given to Oil Ministry
The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Tehran has accepted to let the Oil Ministry take over assets of billionaire Babak Zanjani who has been sentenced to death for embezzlement.

Tehran Times

Leader receives cabinet, outlines 7 priorities
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received the cabinet on Wednesday on the occasion of the Government Week.

Nicaragua seeks Iranian investment in energy, industry projects
Nicaragua seeks to attract Iranian investment in its energy and industry projects, Laureano Ortega, the Nicaraguan presidential advisor for foreign investment, said on Tuesday.

Turkish tanks enter Syria, claim to clear ISIL from Jarablus
Turkish tank units have entered Syria as part of a military operation backed by Turkish and United States-led coalition warplanes to clear the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) terrorist group from the Syrian border town of Jarablus, according to Turkish state media.

Cinema Verite dedicates new section to docs on agriculture
Cinema Verite, the Iranian international festival for documentary films, has dedicated a new section to documentaries with the central theme of agriculture.

FM warns against putting actional goals before national interests
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday that the country’s national interests and security should not be sacrificed for factional objectives.

FAO: Iran to become self-sufficient in meat production if losses reduced
Based on research conducted under the FAO sub-regional project “Capacity Building for Food Loss Reduction in the Near East”, every year in Iran at least 100,000 tons of red meat is lost in the supply chain, which if reduced would lead to the country’s self-sufficiency in red meat production.

Khosrotaj appointed new TPO head
Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh appointed Mojtaba Khosrotaj as the new head of the Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), Mehr news agency reported on Wednesday.

Iran names Daesh leader killed in Kermanshah, says nothing is off the country’s radar
Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi revealed in a live TV program on Wednesday that Abu Aeshe Kurdi, commander of a Daesh brigade in Mosul, was one of those killed in recent clashes with a terrorist cell in Kermanshah province, western Iran.

Tehran chides Afghanistan, Pakistan for border insecurity, drug smuggling
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has censured insecurities across eastern borders albeit strong measures taken by Iran to ensure stability. “Across eastern borders we are facing instabilities.

Russia honors Iran Constitution, no airbase sought: ambassador
Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan has thanked Iran for allowing Russian bombers to use an airbase in its territory for launching airstrikes in Syria, nevertheless indicating that the world power recognizes its limits.