Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 13-09-2017

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Iran’s Leader urges action against Myanmar over Rohingya
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on Islamic governments to exert political and economic pressure on Myanmar’s “cruel” government to make it stop a deadly crackdown on minority Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian country.

Iraq MPs reject Kurdish independence referendum
The Iraqi Parliament voted on Tuesday to oppose an independence referendum planned by Iraqi Kurdish leaders for later this month, prompting a walkout by Kurdish lawmakers.

North Korea says will make US suffer over ‘vicious’ UN sanctions
North Korea Tuesday condemned “vicious” new UN sanctions imposed over its sixth and largest nuclear test, warning it would make the US “suffer the greatest pain” it has ever experienced.

Iranian oil flows gain further ground in China, Europe
Iran’s crude and condensate exports rose slightly in August as lower deliveries from key competitors like Saudi Arabia and Iraq meant there was more demand for crude from some of Iran’s main buyers.

Brexit bill passes first vote in British Parliament
British MPs voted in favor of a bill on Tuesday to end Britain’s EU membership, a key moment for the government’s Brexit strategy despite opposition accusations of an unprecedented power grab.

Velayati: Iran will never allow foreigners to inspect military sites
An Iranian official underlined that foreigners would never be given access to the country’s military bases, deriding the notion that the UN nuclear watchdog sees no distinction between civilian and military sites in its inspections as a figment of Yukiya Amano’s imagination.

Iran’s FM due in Russia today
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to travel to the Russian city of Sochi today.

Iran bus crash kills 11
A bus plunged into a ravine on a road northeast of capital Tehran on Tuesday morning, killing 11 passengers and injuring 27 others.

Masum hails Iran for helping Iraq fight terrorism
Iraq’s President Fuad Masum acknowledged Iran’s support for his country, particularly in ‘fight against terrorism’, a statement by his office read on Tuesday.

Turkish deputy PM: Tehran-Ankara trade relations legal
Turkey Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said that trade relations between Turkey and Iran are legal according to both international and Turkish law.


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HRW: Saudi-led air raids in Yemen are ‘war crimes’
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has denounced the air raids conducted by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen as “war crimes,” calling on the United Nations to launch an investigation into the fatal strikes.

Iraqi parliament votes against Kurdish independence referendum
The Iraqi parliament has voted to oppose a referendum on the independence of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.

Iran opposed to pressure, threats against neighbors: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that the Islamic Republic is opposed to the application of any form of pressure and threat against its neighbors.

Shamkhani: U.S. seeking to manage, not eradicate Daesh
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani has dismissed U.S. claims that it is fighting Daesh, saying Washington is only seeking to manipulate the terrorist group to serve its own interests in the region.

‘Trump to weigh more aggressive U.S. strategy on Iran’
President Donald Trump is weighing a strategy that could allow more aggressive U.S. responses to Iran’s forces, according to six current and former U.S. officials.

Iran signs deals to reconstruct power lines in Syria
Iran has signed a number of agreements with Syria to reconstruct power plants and electricity transmission lines in the wartorn neighboring country, the caretaker of the Iranian energy ministry Sattar Mahmoodi said on Tuesday.

Royal stamps in limelight at National Museum of Iran
A collection of governmental and royal rubber stamps, dating back to Qajar dynasty (1785-1925), are on show at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran.

Hariri calls on Russia to support Lebanese Army
During an official visit to Russia, Prime Minister Saad Hariri called for greater economic
and military cooperation with Moscow.

Guarding nuclear deal a litmus test for EU, Kharrazi says
The nuclear deal is a litmus test for the European Union to show its real stance toward the U.S., the head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations said on Tuesday.

Ayatollah Khamenei calls Aung San Suu Kyi a ‘cruel’ woman
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace prize winner, a “cruel woman” in which crimes against Rohingya Muslims are taking place with her approval.

Iran: Safety issues should not affect peaceful use of nuclear technology
The Group of 77 (G-77) believes that the states member to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have the main responsibility of ensuring nuclear safety but it should not affect efforts for peaceful uses of nuclear technology, Iran’s ambassador to the Vienna-based IAEA said on Monday.

Washington will be isolated if it quits nuclear deal: Iran
Government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht on Tuesday warned the U.S. government of the consequences of quitting the nuclear deal, saying by doing so, Washington would isolate itself.

Ex-U.S. diplomat: Trump administration’s approach to Iran is dangerous
Thomas Countryman, a career diplomat who served as United States assistant secretary
of state for international security and nonproliferation from 2011-2017, in a commentary published on the CNN website on Sept. 11 said Donald Trump is taking a “dangerous approach” toward Iran.