Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 25-10-2017

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China’s September oil imports from Iran up 59%
China’s shipments of crude oil from Iran were up 59 percent last month from a year earlier to 3.22 million tons, or 784,060 bpd, according to a detailed breakdown of commodity trade data released by the General Administration of Customs of China.

Panetta: Countries won’t trust US if Iran deal broken
Former US secretary of defense Leon Panetta on Monday said he is concerned that countries will not trust the word of the United States following President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would not re-certify the multilateral Iran nuclear deal.

EU’s Tusk says ‘up to London’ how Brexit ends
EU President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday that the outcome of fraught Brexit talks was “up to London” and that abandoning the EU divorce remained an option for the UK.

China enshrines ‘Xi Jinping Thought’
China’s ruling Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping’s political thought into its Constitution on Tuesday, putting him in the same company as the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, and cementing his power ahead of a second five-year term.

Benefits of JCPOA coming
Hungarian Ambassador to Iran Janos Kovacs said he is absolutely positively sure that the benefits of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed between Iran and the P5+1 in July 2015, are coming, adding a delegation of the largest Hungarian commercial bank will visit Iran in near future.

Iraqi PM due in Tehran today
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is to arrive in Tehran today as part of a regional tour, two days after meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Baghdad.

Zarif, Zuma discuss bilateral, international issues
On the first leg of his African tour, Iran’s foreign minister arrived in South Africa on Saturday and held talks with the country’s high-ranking officials, including President Jacob Zuma.

Iran, Azerbaijan hold first joint defense commission
High-ranking military officials from Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan exchanged views about a range of issues, including ways to promote cooperation between the two neighbors in the defense sector.

Prosecutor: Mossad agent given death sentence
Tehran’s prosecutor announced that an agent of the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, charged with providing Tel Aviv with information to assassinate several Iranian nuclear scientists, has been sentenced to death.


Tehran Times


Iraq’s al-Abadi heading to Tehran
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is visiting Tehran on Wednesday as part of a regional tour.

Popular Mobilization Units calls for U.S. exit from Iraq
A top commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU/Hashd al-Sha’abi) has called for the immediate withdrawal of the United States troops from Iraq after the elimination of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) Takfiri terrorists.

Bahraini prisoners in critical condition: Al-Wefaq member
A Member of Bahrain’s Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society Sheikh Mohammad Khojasteh pointed to the critical situation of Bahrain’s political prisoners, captured by Al-Khalifa regime, and urged the international community to take immediate action to stop the suffering of these people.

European firms pour money into Iranian renewable energy projects
When it comes to energy sources the Middle East may be synonymous with oil, but these days governments across the region are trying to develop other, greener sources of energy.

MEPs demand external probe into parliament sex abuse
A group of MEPs (Member of the European Parliament) are demanding an external probe into allegations of sexual harassment at the European Parliament following a report of abuse of young female staffers in the Sunday Times newspaper.

Exquisite art of carpet weaving in Kashan
A woman in the central Iranian city of Kashan weaves a handmade carpet.

Zarif meets South African president
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met on Monday with South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria.

Russian senators urge U.S. Congress to stick to Iran deal
The upper house of Russia’s parliament has prepared a statement urging the U.S. Congress to save the Iran nuclear deal from President Donald Trump, RIA Novosti reported on Monday.

World will not trust U.S. if it quits nuclear deal: Panetta
Former secretary of defense Leon Panetta said on Monday that the world will not trust the word of the U.S. if it quits the 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran’s missile program not negotiable: UN envoy
Iran’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations said on Monday that Iran’s missile program has a purely defensive and deterrent character and is not negotiable.