Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 16-10-2017

Iran Daily


Despite Trump’s plea, IMF will not change Iran policy
Barely 24 hours after President Donald Trump called on the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to stop lending to Iran, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde firmly said no.

Zarif: Trump speech violated nuclear deal
US President Donald Trump’s speech outlining a new strategy against Iran violated the 2015 nuclear agreement, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

Zarif: Trump speech violated nuclear deal
US President Donald Trump’s speech outlining a new strategy against Iran violated the 2015 nuclear agreement, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

South Korea’s Sept. Iranian oil imports at six-month high
South Korea’s imports of Iranian crude oil hit the highest level in six months in September amid Iran’s push to regain its lost market share during years it was under sanctions over its nuclear program.

Death toll from blast in Somalia’s capital rises to 231
The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to 231 with more than 275 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation, a senator said Sunday.

Iran-Russia cooperation important for settlement of Syrian crisis
The cooperation between Russia and Iran is most important for the settlement in Syria and for improvement of the situation in the Middle East, Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani told TASS on Sunday.

Soleimani visits Iraq’s Kurdish region for talks
Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, arrived in Iraq’s Kurdistan region for talks about the escalating crisis between the Kurdish authorities and the Iraqi government following the Kurdish referendum, a Kurdish official said on Sunday.

Over 1.2 tons of illicit drugs seized in southern Iran
Iran’s anti-narcotics police forces seized more than 1,200 kilograms of various types of narcotics in the southern province of Hormozgan within 48 hours, the provincial police chief announced.

Iran Interests Section office in Washington attacked
The office of the Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran was attacked in Washington hours after US President Donald Trump’s vicious speech against the country.


Tehran Times


Tehran hosting Iran-Iraq business forum
The two day Iran-Iraq business forum kicked off at the Tehran’s Summit Conference Hall on Sunday, IRNA reported.

U.S. Congress will not reinstate sanctions: professor
Hossein Askari, a professor of international business at George Washington University, is of the view
that “I do not believe that the Congress will reinstate sanctions.

Weakening IRGC allows U.S. to pursue its regional geopolitical agenda: expert
Referring to the main reasons behind the U.S. hostility toward the IRGC, Bankok- based geopolitical
researcher Anthony Cartalucci says weakening the IRGC would allow the U.S. to successfully pursue its agenda regionally.

Germany, EU have realized they must rely on themselves for security: SWP chief
Volker Perthes, director of the Berlin-based Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik – SWP), says Germany and other European Union members have realized that they must be more self-reliant to protect their security.

U.S. diplomacy with N. Korea to continue until ‘first bomb drops’: Tillerson
The United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday that President Donald Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising tensions with North Korea, saying “those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops.

Daily life of women in Margoon, southwest Iran
A photo depicts a girl who is native of the Margoon region in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province, southwestern Iran.

Zarif: U.S. in no position to certify Iran’s nuclear compliance
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said late on Saturday that the U.S. is not in the position to certify Iran’s compliance to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive
Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Nuclear chief: Iran to halt Additional Protocol if nuclear deal ditched
Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on Sunday the Islamic Republic will stop implementing the Additional Protocol to NPT if the nuclear agreement is ditched.

Tillerson: Staying in the Iran deal in best interest of U.S.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday he believes staying in the Iran nuclear deal is in the best interest of the U.S.

May, Merkel say they will remain committed to nuclear deal
British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a phone conversation on Sunday that they will remain committed to the 2015 nuclear deal after a U.S. decision
to decertify the agreement.

Larijani calls Trump’s nuclear argument ‘childish’
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani on Sunday described Donald Trump’s rhetoric about the nuclear
agreement as “childish”.