Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 11-01-2018

Iran Daily

Tackling economic woes high on agenda
President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday assured the Iranian nation that tackling economic problems and restoring the rights of the people were high on the agenda of his government.

Mossad acknowledges spying on Iran
The director of Israel’s Mossad spy agency acknowledged that the regime is spying on the Islamic Republic, once again voicing Tel Aviv’s support for violence in Iran.

US judge blocks Trump move rescinding immigrant program
A US judge in San Francisco blocked President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday from ending a program shielding young people brought to the United States illegally by their parents from deportation.

Zarif: US pursuing ‘destructive policy’
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday slammed the United States for failing to live up to its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal, saying Washington has been pursuing a “destructive policy”.

South Korea president willing to hold talks with North leader
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday he would be willing to sit down with the North’s leader Kim Jong-un, as the international community welcomed an agreement for Pyongyang to send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in the South.

Intelligence Ministry: Several more arrested over riots
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry in a statement on Wednesday announced its forces have arrested several more terrorist and counter-revolutionary elements following recent riots in the country.

World versus US, a few countries on JCPOA
Senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Majid Takht-Ravanchi on Wednesday said that on the issue of Iran nuclear agreement, “Today, the US and a few countries” are on one side, and the rest of the world is on the other side.

Iranian oil tanker partially explodes in East China Sea
Part of an oil tanker that has been ablaze for days off the coast of Shanghai exploded Wednesday, forcing rescue boats searching for 31 missing sailors to retreat, Chinese authorities said.

Iran slams US interventionist resolution
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman vehemently condemned the resolution approved by the US Congress supporting recent riots in the Middle Eastern state and said the interventionist enactment is a rejected issue and a heinous and unacceptable act.

Tehran Times

Iran, Italy to sign €5b investment agreement today
Italy and Iran will on Thursday sign a framework credit agreement worth €5 billion ($6 billion) whereby Rome will help Italian companies invest in Iran, a Treasury source said on Wednesday.

Khoy, city of colors and flowers
Encircled with vast sunflower farms and snowcapped towering mountains, khoy has long been a destination for those who are interested in its virgin nature, genuine culture and architecture.

Intelligence Ministry recounts measures against riots
The Iranian Intelligence Ministry issued a statement on Wednesday recounting some measures undertaken by the ministry in regards to the recent riots that hit some cities in the country.

Fajr Music Festival kicks off
The 33rd Fajr Music Festival opened with 10 different performances in several venues across the capital Tehran on Wednesday.

Iran firm says there may be survivors from tanker crash
The Iranian company whose oil tanker burst into flames after a collision in the East China Sea says there is still hope of finding survivors as 31 crew members remain missing and rescue efforts continued Wednesday.

Fajr Film Festival holds drawing to arrange schedule
Iranian filmmakers Manijeh Hekmat (L) and Sirus Alvand look at a slip they drew during the Fajr Film Festival drawing at Tehran’s Mellat Cineplex on January 10, 2018.

Zarif: Let’s preserve one of world’s few recent achievements
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged parties to the 2015 nuclear deal to join hands and prevent its annulment by the U.S. through its hostile policies.

Iran insists it is ready for worst case scenario
A top Iranian nuclear official has warned that if the nuclear agreement is ditched Tehran will increase its uranium enrichment activities with a speed far much higher than the conclusion of the nuclear deal.

Foreign forces behind recent Iran riots: American analyst
A senior American political analyst and author says the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah
Ali Khamenei is “correct” to say that the recent protests in Iran were directed from abroad, stressing that the rioters were sponsored by outside agitators.

Nuclear deal should be preserved: EU
Catherine Ray, the spokesperson for EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said on Tuesday that the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, should be “preserved”
and “maintained”.

UK envoy says Iran’s domestic affairs ‘none of our business’
The United Kingdom’s ambassador to Iran has said the Islamic Republic’s domestic affairs, including recent riots, are none of his country’s business and that the UK will stay out of Iranian internal affairs.

Tehran: U.S. House resolution is instance of interference
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday censured a recent U.S. House of Representatives resolution that expressed support for anti-government rallies in Iran.