Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 19-10-2017

Iran Daily


Leader: Iran will shred nuclear deal if other party tears it up
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei warned that Iran will cut the nuclear deal with six world powers into shreds if the other party chooses to tear it up.

Iran ready to meet Uzbekistan’s energy needs
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that his country is ready to enhance relations with Uzbekistan and meet Uzbekistan’s energy needs.

Europeans eager to push ahead with Iran projects
European companies are interested in pushing ahead with Iran contracts despite the decertification of the landmark Iran nuclear deal by US President Donald Trump.

Trump’s third travel ban faces second setback
A second US federal judge has blocked parts of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on people entering the United States from eight countries, dealing another legal blow to the administration’s third bid to impose travel restrictions.

Iraq: Kurdish forces withdraw to June 2014 lines
Kurdish Peshmerga forces retreated to positions they held in northern Iraq in June 2014 in response to an Iraqi Army advance into the region after a Kurdish secession referendum rejected by Baghdad, a senior Iraqi commander said on Wednesday.

Spain threatens to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy
Spain said on Wednesday that it would take the unprecedented step of seeking to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy if the region’s leader does not abandon his independence bid ahead of his deadline to give a final answer.

Iran security chief labels Trump a liar
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani described US President Donald Trump as a “liar,” saying that Washington continues to support terrorism in Iraq and Syria and then Trump calls Iran a “terrorist nation.”

Iran’s Navy commander holds talks in Italy
Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari met top foreign naval officials on the sidelines of a symposium in Italy’s Venice to discuss military cooperation and exchange of experiences in the fight against piracy.

Baqeri: Israel cannot be allowed to target Syria at will
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said Israel cannot be allowed to violate Syrian territory at will.


Tehran Times


Norway inks €2.5b deal to build solar farm in Iran
A Norwegian company called Saga Energy has signed a €2.5 billion ($2.94 billion) deal with Iran’s state-owned Amin Energy Developers to build solar power plants in Iran, Reuters reported citing the company’s directors.

Syrian Army chief: Syria-Iran ties are strategic
Syrian army chief of staff Lieutenant General Ali Abdullah Ayoub said on Wednesday that Tehran and Damascus have “strategic” relations.

Russia: U.S. violating nuclear deal, Tehran ‘fully compliant’
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Tuesday that the United States has failed to comply with its obligations under the Iran nuclear deal, while Tehran has been “completely compliant”.

Warmongers worried about Iran’s compliance to nuclear deal: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that warmongers are more worried about Iran’s compliance to the 2015 nuclear deal than a violation of it.

Biden: World leaders call me to interpret Trump
U.S. former Vice President Joe Biden said that 14 world leaders have sought him out for insight into President Trump.

Mazari, a profession dating to 700 years
Mazari, or henna rubbing, is an old profession peculiar to Yazd Province. Its history goes to 700 years back.

Iranian security chief calls Trump a liar
In an interview with Euronews on Wednesday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani described U.S. President Donald Trump as a liar, denouncing the U.S. president for calling Iran “the terrorist nation”.

U.S. allies have sided with Iran, nuclear deal: Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States’ “traditional allies” and other countries have sided with Iran and the 2015 nuclear deal.

Leader: Answering foulmouthed Trump waste of time
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Wednesday that it is a “waste of time” to respond to the insults against Iran by U.S. President Donald Trump.