Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 18-10-2017

Iran Daily


Zanganeh: Iran ready to negotiate with US companies on oil, gas

Iran’s oil minister said US President Donald Trump should allow American oil firms to do business in the Islamic Republic.


Madrid, Catalonia clash over jailed pro-independence leaders

Authorities in Madrid and Barcelona locked horns over whether two jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders were political prisoners.


Terrorist attacks kill over 70 people in Afghanistan

Two separate suicide and gun attacks on police and soldiers in Afghanistan left at least 71 dead and nearly 170 wounded Tuesday in the latest devastating assaults on beleaguered security forces.


Iraqi forces make fresh gains against Kurds

The Baghdad government recaptured territory across the breadth of northern Iraq from Kurds on Tuesday, making startlingly rapid gains in a sudden campaign that has shifted the balance of power in the country almost overnight.


Japan supports Iran nuclear deal

Japan has become the latest country to announce its support for a landmark nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six other countries in 2015, amid almost singular opposition by the United States administration.


Iran, Uzbekistan sign MoU on cooperation

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on future cooperation was signed between Iran and Uzbekistan foreign ministers on Tuesday.


Iran, France to cooperate in helping solve Syria crisis

Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs met with France’s special envoy for Syria, discussing the conflict in the Arab country.


Iranian websites come under cyberattacks

A number of Iranian websites came under cyberattack on Monday night, Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi confirmed.


Tehran Times


Non-oil GDP growth at 7% in 6 months

Iranian government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said on Tuesday that the country’s non-oil gross domestic product grew by seven percent during the first half of the present Iranian calendar year (March 21-September 22, 2017), IRIB news reported.


No country can terminate nuclear deal unilaterally: Mogherini

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said that the 2015 nuclear agreement is a deal that no country can “terminate” unilaterally.


Macron recent stance toward JCPOA is a misreading: Professor

Professor Farhang Jahanpour, a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University says President Trump’s recent speech on Iran was the most belligerent speech by any US president about Iran since the Iranian revolution.


Imam Musa al-Sadr launched vocational school in Lebanon to fight poverty

On anniversary of Imam Musa al-Sadr’s abduction of, Tehran Times got the opportunity to republish an interview conducted with the Imam by a Lebanese TV back in 1969.


U.S. role in Saudi war on Yemen unconstitutional: Congressman

The U.S. government’s support for Saudi Arabia in its brutal war against Yemen is “unconstitutional,” says freshman House Representative Ro Khanna, who is  working on a legislation to end the U.S. military’s involvement in the deadly aggression.


Nuclear deal cannot be renegotiated or altered, Iran tells UN

Gholamali Khoshroo, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, has said that the 2015 nuclear deal is an international agreement and cannot be renegotiated or altered.


Iran had no role in Kirkuk operation: Velayati

“The Guards has had no role in the Kirkuk operation. Majority of the Kurds are against the move taken by Mr. Barzani [president of the Iraqi Kurdistan] and the  Baghdad government took control of that region without almost any clash,” Velayati told reporters after his meeting with French special envoy for Syria Franck Gellet.


Tehran, Moscow pioneer in terror fight: Larijani

Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that Tehran and Moscow play an important role in establishing security and fighting terrorism in the region.


Ambassador says Iran seeking to promote peace despite accusations

Mehdi Sanaei, Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow, said on Tuesday that Iran is making efforts in line with promoting peace in the world in spite of all accusations  and impediments.