Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 22-08-2017

Iran Daily


Zarif: Iran will work to sustain nuclear deal
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said his top priority is to ensure that a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six other countries will stand.

Foreign funds for Iran’s oil sector top priority: Zanganeh
Drawing foreign investment for Iran’s oil sector will continue to be a top priority during President Hassan Rouhani’s second term in office, said Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh on Sunday.

Russian airstrikes kill over 200 Daesh terrorists in Syria
The Russian Air Force killed a large number of Daesh terrorists and destroyed their vehicles and large caliber weapons as they were heading to the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Barcelona terror attack driver ‘arrested’
The main suspect in the Barcelona terror attack has been arrested, Spanish media said on Monday.

US suspends issuing nonimmigrant visas for Russians
The US Embassy in Russia said Monday it would suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff.

Leader highlights role of new generation in revolution
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Monday highlighted the role of new generation in defending Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution.

Baqeri warns against Iraq political geography change
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri warned that any change in the political geography of the region would create tensions across the Middle East.

Iran’s new minister says missile program will continue unabated
Iran’s new Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the missile program of the Islamic Republic will push ahead relentlessly, vowing to continue activities of the country’s defense industry.

Qassemi: US attempts to sway IAEA reporting on Iran futile
The United States’ potential attempts to sway the reporting of the United Nations’ nuclear agency with regards to Iran will get nowhere, said the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

Leader’s top aide: Tehran welcomes Riyadh’s change of behavior
Iranian Leader’s top aide for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati underlined that Tehran welcomes Riyadh’s change of approach and behavior towards the regional issues and Iran.


Tehran Times


It’s Saudi turn to take steps, Iran says
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that Iran has taken the necessary actions to mend ties with Saudi Arabia and now it is Riyadh’s turn to take steps in this regard.

Abdolrahim Mousavi appointed Army chief
In separate decrees on Monday, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Major General
Ataollah Salehi as deputy chief of the Iranian Armed Forces and Brigadier General Abdolrahim Mousavi as commander of the Army after promoting him to the rank of major general.

Most don’t understand the relationship between Judaism, Christianity and Islam: anthropologist
Head of the anthropology department at the State University of Minnesota is of the view that a majority of non-Muslims are not aware of the relationship between divine religions.

Environment matters: Couple tie the knot, pledge to plant thousand-plus trees
In a symbolic gesture to safeguard the environment a young bride from the western province of Ilam made the groom to pledge to plant 1372 trees as her “mahr”- a mandatory payment paid or promised to pay by the groom under Islamic law.

Harvesting paddy fields in Gilan
Farmers are harvesting paddy fields in the northern province of Gilan.

Over 200 terrorists killed in airstrike in Dayr al-Zawr: Russia
Russia’s Defense Ministry says its aircraft have eliminated more than 200 ISIL (Daesh) terrorists on their way to the eastern Syrian city of Dayr al-Zawr.

Protection of nuclear deal will be a priority, Zarif says
Fresh from an endorsement by the Majlis Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that one of his foreign policy priorities will be to protect the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Leader calls martyr Hojaji example of revolution’s outgrowth
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Monday that martyr Mohsen Hojaji is a clear example of the Islamic and revolutionary outgrowth.

IRGC: Hatami’s leadership promises increasing deterrence power
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has offered congratulations to Brigadier General Amir Hatami as new defense minister, saying his leadership of the ministry heralds promoting “national defense power” and “deepening deterrence power”.

Ex-deputy CIA director: Trump process is ‘very disconcerting’ on Iran deal
Tensions between the United States and Iran have been red hot in recent weeks — and they might be about to get even hotter.