Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 17-07-2017

Iran Daily

Iran not after forming coalitions against others in region
Iran said on Sunday that it is not bound to set up coalitions against other countries but rather pursues a policy that would contribute to regional peace.

Israel reopens Al-Aqsa Mosque
Israel reopened the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Beit-ul-Moqaddas Sunday closed after a gunfight that killed two Israeli policemen and three Palestinians, but Muslim worshippers refused to enter due to new security measures including metal detectors and cameras.

President Rouhani’s brother detained
Iran’s judiciary said on Sunday that the younger brother of President Hassan Rouhani, Hossein Fereydoun, has been detained on financial crime charges.

Turkey marks coup defeat with rallies, Erdogan warning to ‘traitors’
Turkey marked one year since the defeat of the failed coup bid with mass nationwide rallies seeking to showcase national unity and a stern warning by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to “chop off the heads” of traitors.

Terrorists kill two Iranian workers at Iran-Pakistan border
Terrorists based in Pakistan fired projectiles at Iran’s border region of Saravan, killing two local workers, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said in a statement.

Iran mourns death of eminent mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani
Iranian media have hailed trailblazing Iran-born mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani following her death from cancer, with her image blazoned across newspaper front pages on Sunday.

Zarif: Use of WMDs against Iran’s ideology
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) including nuclear weapons is against Islamic Republic of Iran’s ideology.

Tehran Times

Shahnameh audiobook with introduction by Francis Ford Coppola released
An audio version of the Shahnameh, the epic masterpiece of Persian poet Ferdowsi, has been released in English with an introduction by U.S. filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola in the United States.

UN treaty puts ‘moral pressure’ on nuclear-armed states: ex-WH official
A former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology says a global treaty to ban nuclear bombs will put “moral pressure” on nuclear-armed states to disarm.

Tehraners to pay taxi fares electronically
People in the city of Tehran will be able to pay taxi fares electronically by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2018).

Iran blasts Israel’s closure of al-Aqsa Mosque
Iran has censured the Israeli regime’s recent move to shut down al-Aqsa Mosque and cancel Friday prayers at the holy site, warning against the “dangerous repercussions” of such measures.

Divided Kurds have conflicting agendas: SISU professor
A professor of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) says “Kurds are divided into many factions with overlapping territorial aspirations and conflicting social agendas.

Activists protest Israeli premier’s planned visit to France
French activists have launched a protest rally against the planned visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Paris, slamming Bibi’s human rights violations across the occupied Palestinian territories.

Iran Air first female CEO inaugurated
Farzaneh Sharafbafi was inaugurated on Sunday as the new CEO of the Iranian flag carrier, Iran Air.

Zarif: U.S. regional allies feed terror financially, ideologically
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that it is U.S. cronies in the Middle East rather than Iran who promote terrorism financially and ideologically, rapping Washington’s policy toward his country as “misplaced and misguided.”

Trump and a nuclear ball in his court
Holding a high head after some trailblazing accords with giant European and East Asian companies, Iran is now introducing the United States as the isolated party to the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, the country that has to make some move to put itself in a more synchronized pace with the rest of the world.

Oman, Iran enjoy ‘very close’ ties: top diplomat
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari has said that relations between Iran and Oman are “very close” and based on good neighborliness.

Majlis votes to limit death penalty for drug traffickers
The Iranian parliament approved a bill on Sunday to limit death penalty for drug offenders.

Iran denies shinning laser at U.S. aircraft
The Iranian navy “categorically” denied on Sunday that it had shined laser at a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter in the Persian Gulf back in June.

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