Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 13-08-2017

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Zarif says JCPOA fetches billions of dollars, vows to activate economic diplomacy
Mohammad Javad Zarif, who has been nominated to continue to serve as foreign minister in President Hassan Rouhani’s second term, said on Saturday economic diplomacy and the boosting of ties with neighboring countries will be the Foreign Ministry’s top two priorities in the next four years.

Europe’s tainted egg scare reaches Spain
Liquid egg products tainted by fipronil were discovered at a food company in northern Spain, authorities said Saturday, the first time the chemical that has caused a Europe-wide crisis has been detected in the country.

China’s Xi urges Trump to avoid exacerbating N. Korea tensions
Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump on Saturday to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions with North Korea as an escalating war of words raised global alarm.

Myanmar ramps up troops, curfews in violence-wracked Rakhine
Myanmar has moved hundreds of troops into northern Rakhine state as it ramps up counterinsurgency efforts there, officers said Saturday, after the UN voiced alarm over reports of a military buildup in the region.

Three killed in protests against disputed Kenya vote
Three people, including a child, were shot dead in Kenya during opposition protests which flared for a second day Saturday after the hotly disputed election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Hopton: Britain will soon take measures to boost Iran ties
Britain’s Ambassador to Tehran Nicholas Hopton said on Saturday that London will soon take many measures aimed at expanding relations with Tehran.

Iran, UN call for end to human tragedy in Yemen
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed called for steps to bring the human tragedy in the Arab country to an end.

Rouhani due in Parliament Tuesday to defend new cabinet
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani plans to attend an open session of Parliament on Tuesday to defend his nominees for cabinet posts, the spokesman for the Presiding Board of the Parliament said.

Death toll rises to 11 as floods hit Iran
Heavy downpours have caused flooding in northeastern and western Iran, killing 11 people and leaving two others missing.


Tehran Times


Nuclear company tasked to develop research reactors
Nuclear Power Production and Development (NPPD) Company of Iran is now tasked to design, construct and utilize research reactors in line with the goals and missions of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).

Panetta: Biggest crisis facing U.S. since Cuban Missile Crisis
Former United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned of the gravity of the situation between the U.S. and North Korea, saying, “we’re dealing with probably the most serious crisis involving a potential nuclear war since the Cuban Missile Crisis.”

Nuclear deal to promote Iran-Britain ties: envoy
The international nuclear deal between Iran and world powers has paved the way for ties between Britain and Iran to flourish, London’s ambassador to Tehran Nicholas Hopton said on Saturday.

Nobel laureates in mercy plea to Saudi king over young protesters’ executions
Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners, including Northern Ireland activist Mairead Maguire, are appealing to the House of Saud regime’s king and crown prince to show mercy and halt the executions of 14 young people for participating in protests in 2012.

U.S. dollar falling steadily. One reason? Donald Trump
The value of the dollar index, which tracks the dollar against six major global currencies, has fallen about 10% since January.

Impressive dressage event mesmerizes spectators
A dressage rider is seen galloping with his horse in a dressage event in Isfahan, August 11, 2017.

Zarif outlines policy priorities in parliamentary hearing
Economic growth and better relations with neighbors will form the core of Iran’s foreign policy over the next four years, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a parliamentary hearing on Saturday.

Iran renews call to end Yemen crisis
On Saturday, Iran renewed its call for steps to end the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Tehran, Baghdad set to ink MOU on Arbaeen pilgrimage
Tehran and Iraq will soon sign a memorandum of understanding during the visit to Tehran of Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji.