Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 16-02-2017

Iran Daily

Leader hails massive rallies marking Islamic Revolution anniversary
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei lauded the Iranian people’s massive turnout in nationwide rallies that marked the 38th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Rouhani: Iran helps neighbors fight terrorism
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic has spared no efforts to assist regional countries against the threat of terrorism.

Russia tells White House it won’t return Crimea
Russia said on Wednesday it would not return Crimea to Ukraine or discuss the matter with foreign partners after the White House said US President Donald Trump expected the Black Sea peninsula to be returned.

Palestinians caution against US shift on two-state solution
Palestinians warned the United States on Wednesday against abandoning a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel after a White House official said peace did not necessarily have to entail Palestinian statehood.

Iran becomes third largest oil supplier for India
Iran has zipped past the likes of Venezuela and Nigeria to become India’s third largest oil supplier as easing Western sanctions enabled Indian companies to increase purchases from that country.

Tehran: Erdogan’s anti-Iran remarks made in emotional atmosphere
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Wednesday reacted to the recent remarks by the Turkish president over Iran’s role in Iraq, saying it seems that President Erdogan made the remarks in a special emotional atmosphere.

Velayati warns of plots to partition Iraq
Advisor to the Leader, Ali Akbar Velayati, warned against plots hatched by the enemies of the Iraqi people to partition the Arab country, saying that dividing the country into three parts for Shias, Sunnis and Kurds is contrary to Baghdad’s policies.

Iran, Russia, Syria discuss developments in Syria before Astana talks
Head of Iran’s delegation to Syrian talks held discussions with Russian and Syrian officials ahead of the talks in Kazakhstan capital, Astana.

Tehran Times

Iran says ATR deal finalized
Iranian flag carrier Iran Air has finalized a deal on the purchase of aircrafts from turboprop manufacturer ATR, Iran’s transport minister Abbas Akhoundi announced on Wednesday.

Rouhani on Persian Gulf tour, seeking better Arab ties
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took a one-day trip on Wednesday to Oman and Kuwait, seeking a détente with the Arab world, strained over the past few years.

Protectionism, political risk threaten euro zone economy revival: Reuters poll
Potential anti-establishment upsets in national elections in France, the Netherlands and Germany, alongside a global rise in protectionism pose the biggest threats to the euro zone economy, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters.

EU lawmakers urge action against Israel
Several members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have condemned Israel’s settlement activities on occupied Palestinian territories, calling on the European Union to take concrete measures against Tel Aviv’s actions.

Kuwaiti Amir welcomes President Hassan Rouhani
Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah receives Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday in Kuwait.

Leader dismisses inevitability of war without nuclear deal
Leader of the Islamic Revolution rejected on Wednesday as “sheer lies” claims that a military confrontation with Iran would have been imminent, had it not been for the nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers.

Tehran calls Erdogan remarks ‘sensationally charged’
Iran’s Foreign Ministry rejected on Wednesday the accusations by the Turkish President that it was meddling in Iraq, calling the remarks “sensationally charged”.

Navy commander reads riot act to enemies
Iran’s Navy Commander Habibollah Sayyari warned that any act of “aggression” against his country will be retaliated strongly.

Turkish, Iranian presidents to meet in spring
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are scheduled to hold their fourth meeting this spring, Iranian ambassador to Turkey announced on Tuesday.