Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 31-10-2017

Iran Daily


Iran seeks to strengthen JCPOA
Iran is currently seeking ways to strengthen the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed between Tehran and the P5+1 group in July 2015, to remove obstacles to the execution of the deal and guarantee its successful implementation.

Inspectors doing their job in Iran ‘without problem’
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano said on Monday Iran is fulfilling its commitments under the nuclear deal with world powers and UN inspectors are facing no problems in their verification efforts.

Bahrain suggests freezing Qatar’s PGCC membership
Bahrain’s foreign minister on Monday suggested suspending Qatar’s Persian Gulf Cooperation Council membership until it accepts the demands of its Arab adversaries in the region’s worst diplomatic crisis in years.

Spanish prosecutors go after Catalonia’s axed leaders
Spanish prosecutors on Monday demanded that Catalonia’s dismissed leaders be charged with rebellion after the regional parliament declared independence last week and the central government in Madrid moved to take control of the region.

Qassemi: World united in backing Iran deal against US threats
Iran says the world community is standing united against the threats posed by the administration of US President Donald Trump to Tehran’s nuclear agreement with world powers.

Iran to lift border curbs with Iraq’s Kurdish region in coming days
Iran will reopen all its border crossings with Iraq’s Kurdistan region in the coming days, lifting restrictions imposed after last month’s Kurdish vote in favor of independence, its chief of staff said on Monday.

Iran Air Force to stage large-scale drills
Iran Air Force is to stage maneuvers recruiting the service of all the bases under its command throughout the country.


Tehran Times


Majlis endorses proposed science, energy ministers
Majlis on Sunday voted for the two remaining ministers of President Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet.

Barzani won’t extend term beyond Nov. 1
President of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan Regional Government/KRG) Massoud Barzani will not extend his presidential term beyond November 1, says a Kurdish government official.

India launches trade route to Afghanistan via Iran
India launched a trade route to Afghanistan via Iran through shipping its first consignment of wheat
to Afghanistan on Sunday, bypassing longtime rival Pakistan.

‘Absurd’ to negotiate with disloyal Washington: Rouhani
President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday rejected negotiations with Washington, saying it is “absurd” to hold talks with a country that violates previous agreements.

Australia warns Trump against JCPOA withdrawal
The Australian foreign affairs minister has said there is a “powerful argument” that U.S. President
Donald Trump’s threat to scrap the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers could imperil efforts to negotiate a peaceful outcome with North Korea.

UN ratifies Iranproposed nuclear disarmament resolution
Despite obstruction by the U.S. and its allies, the United Nations on Saturday approved a non-binding resolution proposed by Iran for nuclear disarmament.

Korean ambassador: home ready to host Iranian art exhibits
South Korean Ambassador Kim Seung-ho said on Sunday that he would eagerly welcome any offer from Iranian artists to showcase their works in exhibitions at his residence in Tehran.

Amano: Commitment by all sides crucial to JCPOA survival
Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said on Sunday that if the only nuclear deal – formally called the JCPOA – is to survive it is “crucial” that all sides abide by their commitments.