Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 20-08-2017

Iran Daily


Zarif: Terrorism in name of Islam doesn’t represent Islam
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized US President Donald Trump for hastily “insulting” Islam following terrorist attacks in Spain, saying that acts of terror committed in the name of Islam do not represent the holy religion.

Indonesian company seeks to expedite oilfield exploration in Iran
Indonesia’s state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina asked Iran to allow the company to accelerate exploration of two major oilfields in the southwestern province of Khuzestan.

Trump dumps chief strategist Bannon in latest upheaval
US President Donald Trump on Friday fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon in the latest White House shake-up, removing a far-right architect of his 2016 election victory and a driving force behind his nationalist and anti-globalization agenda.

Lebanese Army, Hezbollah declare offensives on Daesh at Syrian border
The Lebanese Army launched an offensive on Saturday against a Daesh enclave on the northeast border with Syria as the Lebanese movement Hezbollah announced an assault on the terrorists from the Syrian side of the frontier.

Spain hunts suspect over Barcelona carnage
Spanish police expanded a manhunt Saturday for a Moroccan man believed to be one of the perpetrators of twin terror attacks in Barcelona and another seaside resort that killed 14 and wounded around 100.

1953coup in Iran revealed to be by CIA and MI6
On August 19, 1953, the US and Britain’s intelligence agencies, CIA and MI6, helped overthrow the former Iranian prime minister, Mohammad Mosaddeq, paving the way for the return of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi.

UN ambassador: US provocations aimed at creating Iranophobia
Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo condemned Washington’s latest accusations against Tehran regarding its nuclear deal as provocative measures aimed at creating Iranophobia.

Parliament holds fourth session of debates on Rouhani cabinet
Iranian lawmakers held a fourth day of debates on President Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet picks.

Rafsanjani’s son elected head of Tehran City Council
Members of Tehran’s City Council elected Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani as head of the council in an unofficial session on Saturday.

Iranian police seize 170kg opium in western province
Iran’s anti-narcotics police forces have managed to capture 170 kilograms of opium from a major drug ring in the western province of Kermanshah, the provincial police chief announced.


Tehran Times


Rouhani’s cabinet awaiting approval
President Hassan Rouhani will be speaking to the parliament today in a last-ditch effort to persuade 290-seat parliament into casting a vote of confidence for his 17-memebr cabinet roster.

Zanganeh: Development of joint fields is main priority
Attraction of investment for development of the oil and gas fields that Iran shares with its neighbors will be the main priority of the Oil Ministry, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, the proposed oil minister, told the parliament on Saturday.

CHP member: Iran and Turkey won’t allow division of Iraq
Calling the Kurdish independence referendum as the eye of the next hurricane in the region, a senior member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (CHP) says Turkey and Iran won’t allow any efforts to divide Iraq.

Digging deep into human-carnivore conflicts in Iran
Human-carnivore conflicts is rapidly increasing in Iran.

Bodies of fallen soldiers returned to country
Hundreds of Iranians participated in a procession held in Mashhad, north eastern Iran, for 19 Iranian servicemen killed during the Iraqi invasion of Iran in the 1980s.

Iran: U.S. threats, acts contravene paragraph 28 of JCPOA
Gholamali Khoshroo, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, said on Friday that threats and irresponsible actions from some senior officials of the U.S. administration are against paragraph 28 of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the official name for the July 2015 nuclear deal.

Russian ambassador: Iran in full compliance with nuclear deal
Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan has said that Iran has acted fully in
compliance with its commitments under the nuclear agreement, noting that the U.S. should not complain in this regard.

Terror has nothing to do with race or religion, Zarif says
In an indirect criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said terrorism in the name of race and religion has nothing to do with neither of them.