Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuseday,02-02-2016

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Iran attracts billions of dollars of foreign investment

Iran’s economy has already benefitted from the recent nuclear agreement as the deal has paved the way for new investments by foreign companies in the country.


Iran Air signs contract to buy 20 planes from ATR

Iran’s national flag carrier, Iran Air, signed a contract with ATR to buy 20 light passenger planes from the France-based company.


Cuba’s Castro in France for historic visit

Cuba’s President Raul Castro began an official state visit to France on Monday, his first ever to Europe, which is being seen as a key step in rebuilding his island nation’s ties with the West. The Cuban leader was welcomed under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris before being driven down a virtually deserted Champs-Elysees avenue, decked out in Cuban flags, AFP reported.


Velayati in Moscow for talks

A top adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is in Moscow to hold talks with senior Russian officials.


Iran: Watch out for terrorists at Syria talks

An Iranian official cautioned the UN over terrorists trying to take advantage of Syria peace talks underway in Switzerland.


UN’s Ban: Saudi Arabia, Iran should compromise

Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran should reconcile and help resolve tensions in the Middle East, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday.


IRNA chief, Morocco attaché discuss media ties

Head of the Islamic Republic News Agency Mohammad Khoddadi and Morocco’s Charge de Affairs in Tehran Mohammed Echrigui have called for expansion of media cooperation.


Tehran Times


Larijani calls for due attention to Imam Khomeini’s high goals

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has called for due attention to the high goals of the architect of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini, citing unity as the main axis of the Revolution.


Linde, Mitsui offer $4b investment in Iran petchem projects

German-based company, Linde AG, in collaboration with Japanese company, Mitsui & Co., are planning to invest $4 billion in a number of Iran’s petrochemical projects, said Marzieh Shahdaie, the director for projects at the National Petrochemical Company (NPC).


Govt.: Iran’s $100 billion ‘fully released’

The government says Iran can now access more than $100 billion in frozen assets after the implementation of a nuclear agreement last month.


European markets to make room for Iranian handicraft

Iran plans to set up handicraft markets in seven European countries, the deputy director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization (CHTHO) said.


Discriminatory new visa law keeps German-Iranian professor out of U.S.

On January 29, Dr. Amin Shokrollahi was planning to do something he had done many times before: take a flight from his home in Switzerland to the United States.


Japan lists support for projects in Iran through UN agencies

The government of Japan has decided to donate $10.13 million through the following four UN agencies considering recent summit and ministry level meetings upon which the Japanese government expressed willingness to provide up to around $3 billion of assistance to Afghanistan in about 5 years from 2012 as confirmed during the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan and bilateral relations between Japan and Iran.


Rouhani calls for more coordination among three branches of govt.

President Hassan Rouhani has said that progress can be made through close coordination among the country’s three branches of government as he called for more cooperation to use the situation created with the implementation of the nuclear accord.


Iran to pursue strategy of ‘look to the East’ in Moscow: Velayati

Senior politician Ali Akbar Velayati has said in his talks with top Russian officials in Moscow the strategy of “look to the East”, which was adopted by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, will be studied.


Iran is serious rival to Western liberal system: Judiciary chief

Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said on Monday that the Islamic Republic system is a “serious rival” to the liberal systems of the West.


JCPOA springboard for Iran progress: Salehi

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has hailed the implementation of the historic nuclear agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries as a “springboard” for the further development of the Islamic Republic.