Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 30-10-2017

Iran Daily


Iran committed to JCPOA as long as it enjoys benefits
President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will remain committed to its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers as long as the country benefits from the agreement.

Iraqi forces, Kurdish Peshmerga start new round of talks
Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters on Sunday started a second round of talks to resolve a conflict over control of the Kurdistan region’s border crossings, Iraqi state TV said.

Hundreds of thousands rally in Barcelona for Spanish unity
Hundreds of thousands who want Catalonia to remain part of Spain rallied in downtown Barcelona on Sunday, two days after a separatist majority in Catalonia’s parliament exacerbated a political crisis by voting for the wealthy region to secede.

Qatar’s emir warns against military action
Qatar’s emir warned against any military confrontation over the ongoing diplomatic dispute between his country and four other Arab nations, saying it would only plunge the region into chaos.

Parliament approves Rouhani’s picks to head science, energy ministries
Parliament gave its vote of confidence to President Hassan Rouhani’s nominees for the two remaining cabinet posts.

Zarif, Austrian diplomat discuss bilateral ties
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Austrian Secretary General for Foreign Affairs Michael Linhar discussed issues of mutual interest at a meeting in Tehran.

Labor backs Bishop’s call for US to continue Iran nuclear deal support
Australia’s Labor has backed Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s urgings to the Donald Trump administration not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal as both sides of Australian politics agree it could imperil negotiations with North Korea.

US Treasury dispels rumor over warning Turkey about sanctions
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin squashed speculation that he warned Turkish officials of possible sanctions targeting the nation.


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.

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.