Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 18-11-2017

Iran Daily


Iraq forces retake last Daesh-held town
Iraqi forces retook on Friday the last town in the country that was held by the Daesh terror group, more than three years after the terrorists stormed nearly a third of Iraq’s territory, the Defense Ministry said.

Mugabe makes defiant appearance after army takeover
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attended a university graduation ceremony Friday, making a first public appearance since the military takeover that appeared to signal the end of his 37-year reign.

Iran raps ‘one-sided, biased’ France views of regional crises
Iran said France and other Western nations need to adopt a “realistic” approach that helps soothe tensions in the region instead of taking “biased” stances that endanger peace and stability in the Middle East,

Chabahar development necessary for implementing INSTC
The development of Chabahar Port in southeast Iran is certainly going to be part and parcel of the implementation of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), a multi-model route to link India and the Middle East to the Caucasus, Central Asia and Europe, said the director of India’s National Maritime Organization (NMF).

UN call for end to Myanmar military operations
A United Nations General Assembly committee on Thursday called on Myanmar to end military operations that have “led to the systematic violation and abuse of human rights” of Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state.

Criticism of US sanctions returns after Iran quake
With Iranian-Americans abroad unable to send money directly to Iran to aid those affected by this week’s powerful earthquake that killed over 430 people, criticism of US sanctions on Iran flared up anew on Thursday.

Envoy: UK to pay over £400m debt to Central Bank of Iran
Iran’s ambassador to Britain said an outstanding debt owed by the UK to Tehran will be transferred to the Central Bank of Iran soon, in what will mark an end to the decades-long legal dispute between the two sides.

Russia to host summit on Syria with Iran, Turkey presidents
Russia will host a Syrian summit on November 22 involving officials from Iran and Turkey, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.


Tehran Times


Saudis kill children more than terrorists do, Iran says
Iran’s deputy permanent representative to the UN has said that Saudi Arabia is killing more children in Yemen than “Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Nusrah put together around the globe”.

Hariri didn’t resign freely: Emil Lahoud
Émile Lahoud, the former Lebanese president, has said that Prime Minister Saad Hariri did not resign freely, Al-Maydeen reported on Wednesday.

Pakistan due to finalize FTA with Iran next week
A Pakistani trade delegation is scheduled to visit Tehran on November 21 and 22 for finalizing a free trade agreement (FTA) with Iran, according to the commercial counselor of Pakistan to Tehran.

Israel is unbridled regime: Islamic Jihad rep.
Representative of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Tehran says “the Zionist regime is formed on the basis of a violation of human rights backed by the world’s greatest powers.”

Iran calls UN human rights resolution ‘refutable’
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has denounced a recent UN human rights resolution against the Islamic Republic as “refutable and unacceptable”.

‘Earthquake is not dangerous if you are prepared’
Iranians all around the world spend bitter days receiving sad news about the aftermath of recent earthquake shacked the western Kermanshah Province, Iran.

‘Riyadh begged Tel Aviv to bomb Lebanon’
President Hassan Rouhani has slammed Riyadh’s interference in Lebanon, saying it is “shameful” for a Muslim country to “beg” the Israeli regime to carry out military strikes against the Lebanese nation.

Iran, U.S. have issued $60b rulings against each other: Zarif
Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, announced on Wednesday that Iran and the United States have each issued court rulings against the opposite party for a sum of $60 billion.

Closer Tehran-Moscow ties to benefit region, FM says
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday called for expansion of cooperation in different fields between Tehran and Moscow, saying closer ties would benefit security in the region,
Tasnim reported.

Amano: IAEA has access to all locations it needs in Iran
Yukiya Amano, chief of the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency, said on Tuesday that commitments undertaken by Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal are being implemented and the IAEA has so far had access to all locations it has needed to visit in the country.

Araqchi: JCPOA becoming part of non-proliferation regime
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday that the 2015 nuclear deal is the “only” experience to settle a “complicated crisis” through dialogue, noting it “has become part of the non-proliferation regime”.

Leader pushes for easing woes of quake-hit citizens in Kermanshah
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday appreciated officials for visiting the quake-hit regions in Kermanshah province, urging serious efforts to ease the sufferings of the affected people especially those who have lost loved ones.