Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 27-08-2016

Iran Daily


Distinguished Iranian actor Rashidi passes away

Veteran actor in Iranian cinema and theater Davoud Rashidi, went to his final resting place on Friday.


Zanganeh: Iran wants ‘pre-sanctions oil market share’, supports stability

Iran wants its pre-sanctions share of the crude market, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Friday.


Colombia, FARC conclude peace deal

Peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels have concluded successfully, the two sides said after nearly four years of contentious discussions to end a half century of conflict.


India, Iran to boost joint effort on terrorism

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep concerns over the spread of terrorism across the world and called for joint efforts between Tehran and New Delhi to fight against the inauspicious phenomenon.


11 Turkish police killed in bombing blamed on PKK

Eleven Turkish police officers were killed and 78 people injured Friday in a truck bombing by suspected Kurdish rebels, three days into a two-pronged Turkish offensive against terrorists and Kurdish militia in neighboring Syria.


Defense minister: Iran to confront any intruding vessel in Persian Gulf

Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said Iran will confront any vessel intruding in its territorial waters after Pentagon officials claimed that Iranian speedboats “harassed” US warships in the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran, Chile FMs discuss ties in rare meeting

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his Chilean counterpart Heraldo Munoz Valenzuela, with the two sides discussing reinforcing bilateral relations, especially in the economy sector.


Iran: Military operations in Syria must be coordinated with Damascus

The Iranian Foreign Ministry said any military action in Syria against terrorists must be coordinated with the Damascus government.

Zarif rejects US claim of Iran arms shipment to Yemen

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif categorically denied the US claim that Tehran ships arms to Yemen, saying Washington itself knows better which international parties spread terrorism throughout the world.


Tehran Times


Tehran dismisses allegations of arms shipment to Yemen

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed the U.S. claim that Iran ships arms to Yemen, rejecting the accusations as “unfounded.”


Enemies resorted to MKO: justice minister

The Iranian minister of justice has said the enemies of the Islamic Republic resorted to the MKO (Mojahedin Khalgh Organization) terrorist group in their fight on Iran.


Tehran to host Exhibition of Iranian Cultural Productions

of Iranian Cultural Productions will be held at Tehran’s Goft-o-Gu Park from October 25 to 28.


Iran calls for expansion of ties with India

Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani said on Friday that expansion of security, defense, and cyber cooperation between Iran and India can lay the ground for stronger all-out relations between the two countries.


Mashhad hosting iFood 2016 intl. exhibit

The 17th International Exhibition for Food, Food Processing and Packaging (iFood 2016) opened on Thursday in Mashhad, capital of the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi, IRNA reported.


Syria: Aid convoys enter Daraya after deal to end siege

Aid convoys arranged by the medical charity Red Crescent have entered the besieged Syrian town of Daraya as hundreds of rebel fighters prepared to lay down their arms after ceding control of the area to the Syrian government forces.


Iran to join OPEC talks to help stabilize oil market

Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh confirmed that he will attend the meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) which is to be held in Algeria in September, Shana reported on Friday.


Mina tragedy not to sink into oblivion: MP

A senior member of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) has stressed that the country will not appear lax on Mina Tragedy, holding Riyadh responsible for the disaster, Mehr reported on Friday.


Iran thwarts 1500 of its nationals planning to join Daesh: official

Iran has thwarted the plans of upwards of 1,500 of its nationals allegedly intending to join the Daesh militant group, once again underscoring the threats posed by terrorist groups in the region.


Shamkhani says Tehran open to talks with ‘irrational’ Saudis

Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani has said Tehran is ready to open talks with Riyadh though Saudis have been behaving “irrationally” all along.


Fighting terrorism in Syria requires coordination with Damascus: Tehran

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Thursday that coordination with Syrian government is required in order to fight terrorism in the country.


Tehran eyes enhanced politico-economic ties with Chile: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the Islamic Republic is keen to strengthen politico-economic relations with Chile.