Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 12-10-2017

Iran Daily


Rouhani: Leaving JCPOA would be defeat for US

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Wednesday that the US possible withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal will be a “defeat” and “great loss” for the United States.


China urges all sides to avoid provocations on Korean peninsula

China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called on all sides to exercise restraint over the North Korea issue after the US military flew two Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force.


UN: Army in ‘systematic’ campaign to drive Rohingya from Myanmar

Myanmar’s “systematic” crackdown on the Rohingya is aimed at permanently expelling the minority Muslim community from their home in Rakhine state, the United Nations said Wednesday.


Iran oil exports register eight-month rise

Figures released by Bloomberg show that Iran shipped 2.28 million barrels a day (mbd) of crude oil to international markets in September.


Spain’s PM demands clarity from Catalonia on independence

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy demanded on Wednesday that the Catalan leader clarify whether he has declared independence, issuing a veiled threat that the central government could limit or rescind the region’s autonomy if he has.


May reaffirms commitment to Iran deal in call with Trump

British Prime Minister Theresa May has sided with her EU counterparts urging US President Donald Trump not to abandon the historic Iranian nuclear deal, as it is “vitally important for regional security.


Rouhani: Tanzania is Iran’s gateway to East African market

President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran welcomes development of relations between Iran and African countries, noting that “Tanzania is Iran’s gateway to the East African market.


Russia says ready to mediate between Iran, Saudi Arabia

Russia is ready and willing to mediate in establishing relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov stated.


Iran protests to Somalia over deadly boat shooting

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned Somalia for opening fire on an Iranian fishing boat and killing the captain of the vessel and injuring another sailor.


Tehran Times


IMF sees Iran’s GDP growth at 3.8% in 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest World Economic Outlook titled “Seeking Sustainable Growth: Short-Term Recovery, Long-Term Challenges”  predicted a 3.8 percent real GDP growth for Iran in 2018, rising from 3.5 percent in 2017.


Zarif, Majlis mull over possible responses to Trump

Iran will react strongly to any U.S. move against the nuclear deal with global powers, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Majlis on Wednesday,  according to a parliamentarian who attended the session.


Russia: Terrorists operating ‘under U.S. nose’ in Syria

Russia says the U.S. is allowing ISIL (Daesh) terrorist group to operate “under its nose” in Syria, calling on Washington to explain why terrorists enjoy freedom of  movement in a border area where the Americans have a military base.


Literati discuss Hafez poetry at Tehran meeting

The poetry of Hafez who is one of the finest lyric poets of Persian classical literature was discussed in a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday evening.


PM May reaffirms UK’s strong commitment to JCPOA

Prime Minister Theresa May has reaffirmed Britain’s commitment to a 2015 Iran nuclear deal in a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of a key U.S. decision on whether Tehran has stuck to the terms of the pact.


Caspian seal freed after rehab

A Caspian seal which was in rehab for a few days was released to the eastern shores of the Caspian Sea. The Caspian seal is now classified as endangered on the IUCN red list of species threatened with extinction.


U.S.-led coalition destroys everything in Syria except for ISIL: Syria FM

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem says the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the ISIL (Daesh) terrorist group is trying to destroy the Arab country and prolong the armed conflict there.


Iran, Tanzania say prepared to share anti-terror knowhow

Iran is eady to share its experiences in fighting terrorism with friendly countries, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.


Britain ‘fully committed’ to nuclear deal: diplomat

The British Ambassador to Iran, Nicholas Hopton, has said that his government is fully and strongly committed to the successful implementation of the 2015  nuclear deal.


Russia says ready to mediate between S. Arabia and Iran

Russia is ready and willing to mediate in establishing relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has stated.


Foreign forces not needed in the region: commander

The deputy chief of the Iranian Army on Wednesday dismissed any need for presence of foreign powers in the Middle East, saying regional countries can ensure  the security of the region.


Rouhani: U.S. angry because IRGC humiliated Daesh

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday any party that walks away from the multilateral 2015 nuclear agreement would be damaging its own   reputation, adding the U.S. is angry with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) because it has “humiliated” Daesh.