Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 26-02-2017

Iran Daily

Our duty is to encourage people to vote not through words but actions
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday urged officials to make efforts for massive turnout in the upcoming presidential election, saying that “our first duty is to encourage people to vote in the election not through words but in actions”.

Terrorist attacks in Syria’s Homs kill dozens
Terrorists stormed two Syrian security offices in Homs on Saturday, killing dozens with gunfire and explosions including a senior officer.

Zarif: World admits IRGC supports regional countries against terror
The Iranian foreign minister hailed Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for supporting regional countries in their fights against terrorism, saying that the entire world knows this issue.

Hollande fires back at Trump over Paris comments
French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday after the US president remarked in a speech that a friend thought “Paris is no longer Paris” after attacks by terrorists.

Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul
Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Saturday, advancing in several populated southern districts after punching through the defenses of Daesh terrorists’ last major urban stronghold in Iraq a day earlier.

Daesh terrorists kill 11 in Afghan mosque ambush
At least 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander were killed in an ambush by Daesh terrorist group in northern Zawzjan Province, a provincial official said.

Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium ore
Iran plans to buy 950 tons of uranium ore from Kazakhstan over three years and expects to get Russian help in producing nuclear fuel, its top nuclear official said in remarks published on Saturday.

FM hails ‘effectual’ cooperation with Russia, Turkey on Syria
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described joint efforts by Iran, Russia and Turkey for peace in Syria as a useful experience, hoping that it would lead to neighboring countries’ realization of the benefits of interaction.

Tehran Times

IRGC has been key in fighting terrorism: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has provided the neighboring countries with utmost support in countering terrorist groups.

Non-oil trade up 1.8%, hits $77 billion
The value of Iran’s non-oil trade with other countries during the first eleven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2016-February 18, 2017) stood at $76.907 billion, with 1.8 percent rise from the same period of time in the previous year, IRIB reported on Saturday citing Iran’s Customs Administration.

Global Economy: Two percent inflation. A call to action?
U.S. President Donald Trump’s address to Congress may make the most headlines, but inflation readings of 2 percent could prove more significant economic events next week – a call to action perhaps in America and an important milestone in Europe.

Missile tests fall within province of national council: IRGC official
A spokesman with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said in comments on Saturday that missile launches are approved by the Supreme National Security Council, reacting to news that the force acts independently.

Several Azerbaijani troops killed in Karabakh clashes
Deadly clashes have broken out between Azerbaijani troops and Armenian separatists over the breakaway Karabakh region, authorities on both sides say.

Ice Men Festival
Men pose for a photo while standing in the icy waters of Khiav-Chai, a river that runs amidst the northwestern city of Meshkinshahr, Ardebil Province, on February 24, 2017.

As elections approach Rouhani frets about bipolarity
In the run-up to the election period in May, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned against what he described as a “bipolar election” as it causes headaches for the country.

Iran to import 950 tons of yellow cake
Iran has placed a request to a joint commission of the international nuclear deal for yellow cake imports from Kazakhstan, its nuclear chief said on Saturday while lamenting that London is getting in the way.

Tehran insists regional cooperation needed to fight terrorism
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated Iran’s position on Saturday that cooperation among the countries in the Middle East region is required to fight terrorism.

Defense Ministry working with 95 universities
Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said on Saturday that his ministry is collaborating with 95 universities across the country and is planning to expand its cooperation with the Science Ministry.

UN atomic watchdog confirms Iran’s compliance to nuclear deal
The UN atomic watchdog issued a report on Friday confirming that Iran is complying with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the official name for the nuclear deal.

Trump’s anti-IRGC move stalled, sources say
A proposal by the Trump administration to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization has stalled over warnings from defense and intelligence officials.