Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 22-11-2015

 

 

Iran Daily

 

Gas producers convene in Tehran

An extraordinary meeting of gas exporting countries began in Tehran ahead of a Monday summit which will gather several leaders to discuss issues related to gas production, exports and pricing.

 

Iran: No OPEC permission needed for output hike

Iran said on Saturday Tehran does not need to seek permission from OPEC to increase oil production.

 

US conglomerate sees opportunities in Iran

GE Oil and Gas, the US conglomerate General Electric’s oil division, said it sees opportunities in Iran as foreign firms are holding their breath for a lifting of sanctions to return to the country.

 

Terror threats shut Brussels metro

Belgium raised the alert status for its capital Brussels to the highest level on Saturday, shutting the metro and warning the public to avoid crowds because of a “serious and imminent” threat of an attack.

 

US think tank: Israel has 115 uclear weapons

Israel has amassed approximately 115 nuclear warheads since it developed its first nuclear weapon shortly before the Six Day War in 1967, a new report published this week by a US think tank said.

 

Putin calls for global anti-terrorism fight after Mali attacks

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday global cooperation was needed to confront terrorism in the wake of a terrorist attack targeting foreigners in a luxury hotel in Mali that killed 19 people.

 

FM calls UN human rights resolution as “dark humor”

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced regret over the United Nations resolution critical of Iran’s human rights record, describing it as “black humor”.

 

Larijani critical of Western double standards in region

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Saturday that the West’s double-standards in the Middle East have ruined nations’ confidence.

 

Iran, Switzerland discuss closer consular ties

Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Director General for Consular Affairs Ali Chegeni held talks with senior Swiss officials on ways to boost cooperation between the two countries in diverse areas, consular affairs in particular.

 

Tehran Times

 

Security of demand guarantees gas market, Iran says

Security of demand for gas is among the most essential factors guaranteeing investment, aimed at capacity building and gas production, particularly in the long term, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said.

 

Zarif labels fresh UN rights resolutions as ‘bitter jokes’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday labeled the two United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolutions on the status of human rights as a “joke”.

 

Brussels metro shut as Belgian capital put on maximum alert

Belgium raised the alert status for its capital Brussels to the highest level on Saturday, shutting the metro and warning the public to avoid crowds because of a “serious and imminent” threat of an attack.

 

Italian delegation to scope out trade with Iran

A 150-strong Italian trade delegation, headed by Italian Economic Development Minister Federica Guidi, will pay a visit to Iran on November 29, according to Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture official website.

 

Iran, Switzerland mull over easing visa procedure

Iran and Switzerland discussed easier procedure in issuing visas for students, businessmen, and investors.

 

“Fall Is the Last Season”, “Well-Behaved Girl” share Jalal literary award

“Fall Is the Last Season” by Nasim Marashi and “The Well-Behaved Girl” by Shahriar Abbasi shared the Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Award in the novel section, the organizer announced Saturday during a ceremony at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall.

 

Iran urges West to end double standards in terror fight

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Saturday that if the Western countries seek to fight terrorism, they should abandon adopting double standards.

 

Iran calls UN resolution against Syria ‘gift to terrorists’

Iranian Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN GholamHossein Dehqani said on Friday that the resolution issued by the UN General Assembly against Syria is a “gift to the terrorists and extremists”.

 

Iran to lead ‘dead’ Arab world: Arab analyst

The dearth of leadership inside the Arab world has created a sense of despair even among some of the best and the brightest of that region.

 

Opposition to Assad is synonymous with supporting Daesh: top Iranian general

A top Iranian military commander has said that opposition to the Beshar-al-Assad government by the United States and some other Western countries is synonymous with supporting the militants of the Islamic States in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as Daesh.

 

Document on modernization of Arak heavy water reactor released

The document for reconfiguring the Arak heavy water reactor, which is signed by the foreign ministers of the 5+1 group as well as the European Union foreign policy chief, was published on Saturday.