Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 09-07-2016

Iran Daily

Leader: Attacks in Muslim states aimed at consigning Palestine into oblivion
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said recent bombings in Muslim countries are the fruit of terrorism which US, UK and Israeli intelligence agencies have nurtured in order to consign Palestine into oblivion.

Obama urges NATO to stand firm against Russia despite Brexit

US President Barack Obama urged NATO leaders on Friday to stand firm against Russia over reintegration of Crimea, saying Britain’s vote to leave the European Union should not weaken the Western defense alliance.
Tehran denies sabotage in petrochemical plant blaze
Tehran denied that a raging blaze at a petrochemical plant in southwest Iran has been caused as a result of an act of sabotage as efforts were underway to contain the fire.

Britain to get second female PM and first since Thatcher
Conservative lawmakers chose Home Secretary Theresa May and Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom on Thursday to fight a runoff contest for leadership of Britain’s governing party. The winner will become the country’s second female prime minister.

Five US officers killed in anti-police brutality demos
Snipers shot dead five police officers and wounded seven others in Dallas during a protest against police brutality in the wake of two fatal shootings of black men in other US cities, the city’s mayor said Friday.

Daesh attack on Iraq shrine kills at least 37
An attack on a Shia shrine — claimed by the Daesh terrorist group — killed at least 37 people as Iraq’s prime minister reacted to mounting public anger over government security failings by firing Baghdad’s security chief.

Ban urged not to yield to ‘political pressure’ on nuclear deal report
An Iranian Foreign Ministry official urged the UN chief not to give in to “political pressure” in his report to the Security Council on the implementation of the country’s nuclear agreement with the group of six world countries.

UN envoy: Gov’t committed to recover Iran’s seized assets in US
Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations said the Islamic Republic will do anything at its disposal to recover its properties illegally seized by the US authorities.

Iranian forces kill two more outlaws in west
Forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) killed two more outlaws affiliated with counter-revolutionary groups in the country’s western province of Kurdestan.

Iran: Israel expansionist policies mockery of int’l law
Iran strongly condemned Israel’s decision to construct more illegal settler units in the occupied Palestinian lands, saying the regime’s expansionist policies make a mockery of international law.

Tehran Times

Leader: Inflated salaries is betrayal of revolution
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneni told worshippers attending Eid al-Fitr prayers that the payment of high salaries to some top managers constitute a sin and amount to treason against the ideals of the Islamic Revolution.

Zanganeh blames technical issues for blaze at petrochemical plant
Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Friday that there were only technical reasons for blaze at the Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical Plant in the southwestern port of Mahshahr.

Hammond: U.S. decision on Iraqi army led to rise of ISIL
The UK has stepped up its criticism of U.S. conduct of the Iraq war, with the foreign secretary saying the single most disastrous mistake was the mass removal of supporters of the Ba’ath party from the Iraqi army, which he claimed led directly to the formation of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group.

Rouhani issues statement on inflated salaries, vows to eradicate corruption
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani issued a statement on Monday saying that his government will counter corruption and nepotism at the administrative system until it is “eradicated”.

Friday prayer leader says Iranians are real owners of public purse
The interim Friday prayer leader has warned plunderers of the country’s public purse, saying that real owners of the public purse are the Iranian people.

Sohrab Purnazeri performs in Norwegian festival
Iranian composer and kamancheh virtuoso Sohrab Purnazeri performed a selection of Kurdish songs from his “Nishtman” album at the Forde Traditional and World Music Festival in Norway on July 7.

Pertamina prepares for cooperation with Iran
Pertamina CEO Dwi Soetjipto said that he is planning to fly to Iran to discuss cooperation on oil and gas processing.

Tehran warns Ban not to yield to pressure on nuclear deal
An unnamed official at the Iranian Foreign Ministry has recommended UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon issue a realistic report on Tehran’s commitment to the nuclear deal, saying he should not yield to political strains put on him.

Iran says it’s up to Washington to fix domestic row over jetliner deal
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has said it is important for Tehran that the other side fulfills its commitments, reacting to a recent congressional bill which prevents the aircraft deal between Iran and the U.S.

Rouhani says spread of terrorism is ‘disaster’ for Islamic world
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the spread of terrorism and violence is a “disaster” for the world of Islam.

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