Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 29-10-2017

Iran Daily


Gov’t needs independent, courageous media
The government needs independent, sensitive, explicit, and courageous media, which is beneficial for both the government and the society, said Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri on Saturday.

British companies call for further economic ties
Iran’s Ambassador to London, Hamid Baeidinejad, said British companies are interested in doing business with Iran and are calling for expansion of economic ties.

Iraqi forces retake Kurdistan borders after deal
Federal Iraqi forces have peacefully taken control of all border crossings ringing the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) following an agreement with Kurdish authorities.

Spain takes over Catalonia
Spain took formal direct control of Catalonia on Saturday, on paper firing the region’s defiant separatist government a day after lawmakers passed a declaration of independence for the prosperous northeastern region.

Humanitarian conditions in Yemen ‘shocking’
UN aid chief, Mark Lowcock, on Saturday voiced alarm at the “shocking” humanitarian conditions in conflict-ridden Yemen, calling on warring parties to respect international law.

Australian FM criticizes Trump approach to Iran deal
Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop criticized US President Donald Trump’s Iran strategy, saying Trump’s threat to scrap the Iran nuclear deal could imperil negotiations with North Korea.

President meets new envoys, highlights grounds for investment in Iran
President Hassan Rouhani, highlighting the good grounds for investment in Iran, expressed Tehran’s readiness to expand trade and economic and political relations with Finland, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tanzania.

Iran seizes two trespassing boats in Persian Gulf
Iranian forces seized two foreign fishing boats in the Persian Gulf on Saturday for illegally entering the country’s territorial waters, near Kish Island, IRNA reported.


Tehran Times


Russia seeking to develop 10 oil, gas fields in Iran
Iranian and Russian companies are mulling over cooperation for development of 10 oil and gas fields in Iran, IRNA reported on Saturday, quoting a National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) official.

Sacked Catalonia leader calls for opposition to Madrid’s rule
Sacked Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont on Saturday called for peaceful “democratic opposition” to the central government’s takeover of the region following its unilateral declaration of independence from Spain.

Iran pioneer in marrow transplantation: health minister
Iran’s medical sector has extensive experiences in the field of marrow transplantation and is considered as a pioneer in the region, Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh-Hashemi announced.

Kashmir Black Day marked in Pakistan embassy in Tehran
The Pakistani embassy in Tehran observed Kashmir Day, otherwise called Black Day, on Saturday, October 28. It was held a day after the actual day.

Netanyahu sought to use Kurdistan referendum for his own plot: KRG rep.
Nazim Dabbagh, the representative of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Tehran, said on Saturday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed for the independence referendum in the KRG in order to achieve his own plot which is dividing up the regional countries.

Tennessee: Anti-fascists to confront white supremacists in U.S.
Anti-fascists (also known as Antifa) plan to rally against a coalition of white supremacists and neo-Nazis at a “White Lives Matter” rally in the United States state of Tennessee on Friday and Saturday.

Iran-Russia ties a necessity: Iran’s envoy to Moscow
Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Mahdi Sanaei emphasized the importance of Tehran-Moscow tie in
current situation, pointing to the increase in academic cooperation between two countries.

Iran’s MTB competition held in Alborz Province
Iran’s mountain bike racing was held in Alborz Province, west of Tehran on Friday.

Rouhani receives credentials of four ambassadors
In separate meetings on Saturday President Hassan Rouhani received the credentials of the new ambassadors of Finland, the Philippines, Tanzania, and Sri Lanka to Tehran.

Iran to restore nuclear program if JCPOA proves fruitless: lawmaker
Morteza Saffari Natanzi, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, on Saturday warned that Iran will resume its nuclear program with a normal speed if it does not benefit from the 2015 nuclear agreement, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA.

Iran, Russia to meet over installation of new Bushehr plant calandria
Iran is set to talk with Russia over installation of the calandria in the second Bushehr nuclear power plant, according to Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) spokesman Behrooz Kamalvandi.

Iran’s UN envoy calls women primary victims of terrorism
Gholamali Khoshroo, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, said on Friday that in many conflicts, especially in the Middle East region, women have been and continue to be the primary victims.

Inspection of Iran’s military sites is closed for ever, official says
Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, has said the dossier of inspecting Iran’s military sites has been closed forever.