Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 08-03-2017

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FM invites IORA to use Iran transportation facilities
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the littoral states of the Indian Ocean can benefit from its maritime transportation facilities to access regional as well as international shipment points.

Iran’s crude exports increase to level last seen in 1970s
Iran’s crude oil exports touched three million barrels a day for the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

N. Korea, Malaysia in tit-for-tat exit bans over Kim’s death
North Korea and Malaysia on Tuesday banned each other’s citizens from leaving their countries in a row over the death of Kim Jong-nam.

Iraqi forces retake Mosul gov’t HQ, museum
Iraqi government forces fighting to drive the Daesh terror group from western Mosul on Tuesday recaptured the main government building, the central bank branch and the museum where three years ago the terrorists had smashed statues and artifacts.

Rouhani: Iran holds ‘democratic’ elections
President Hassan Rouhani defended Iran’s electoral system, saying elections in the Islamic Republic are clean and democratic.

Hungary approves detention of all asylum seekers
Hungary’s parliament on Tuesday approved the automatic detention of all asylum seekers in container camps at the borders, sparking “deep concern” at the UN’s refugee agency.

Iran keeps ban on US visitors in response to Trump order
Iran said it would continue its retaliatory measure of barring US visitors in response to President Donald Trump’s updated travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, including Iran.

Iran unveils domestically-made helicopter
Iran unveiled a state-of-the-art helicopter capable of serving both military and civilian purposes.

Iran: IAEA must continue role in developing nuclear technology
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) must maintain its key role in developing sciences related to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, said the Iranian ambassador to the United Nations and the current chairman of the Vienna Chapter of Group of 77.

Iran welcomes Slovakian firms’ investments
Iran’s First Vice President Is’haq Jahangiri said on Tuesday that Tehran welcomes investment of Slovakian companies in Iran.

CBI: Americans can open bank accounts in Iran
Iran said it has been informed by Washington that US nationals can have bank accounts in the Islamic Republic.

Tehran Times

Iran countermeasure against visa ban still in place
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht-Ravanchi said on Tuesday that Iran’s counter-measure against the U.S. visa ban is still in place.

Iran, Slovakia join hands to boost economic ties
Attended by senior offi- cials and company representatives, an Iran-Slovakia business forum was held at Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) on Tuesday.

OECD sees lots to worry about in the global economic outlook
The global economy may not be strong enough to withstand risks from increased trade barriers, overblown stock markets or potential currency volatility, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

For Iran Caspian Sea means peace, friendship: Navy commander
Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari stressed the need for ensuring constant stability in the Caspian Sea, which he said Iran considers as a sea of peace and friendship.

Turkey, Russia, U.S. military chiefs meet in Turkish city, over Iraq
The Turkish army says its chief of the general staff has met with his Russian and American counterparts in Turkey, discussing the situation in Iraq and Syria among other things.

Tehran Times wins best prize at ‘Oil & Media Festival’
Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh confers the best prize on Mahnaz Abdi, the economics editor of the Tehran Times, at the fifth Oil & Media Festival which was held in Tehran on Monday.

Expert Assembly urges massive voter turnout
Massive turnout in elections and voting for the fittest are the top two priorities in the upcoming polls in Iran, Assembly of Experts chairman Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati underscored in comments on Tuesday.

Iraqi official hails Iran’s role in fighting terrorism
Iraqi prime minister’s military advisor has hailed Iran’s positive role in fighting terrorism in Iraq.

Zarif says banking ties with Indonesia growing
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that IranIndonesia cooperation is growing in various areas, especially in banking sphere.

Rouhani raps U.S. for anti-Iran election report
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has denounced as untrue a recent U.S. report accusing Iran of falling short of international standards for free elections, ISNA reported.

Trump, Netanyahu discuss Iran in phone call
U.S. President Donald Trump called Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to discuss the Iranian nuclear deal and Iran’s recent missile test, as well as the latest anti-Semitic threats and vandalism in the U.S.

Freeze on Iran assets in Luxembourg not new: diplomat
A judge’s ruling that has put a freeze on the Central Bank of Iran’s assets in Luxembourg dates back to the time before the onset of the nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers that resulted in the JCPOA, an Iranian deputy foreign minister said, Tasnim reported.