Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 10-07-2016

Iran Daily

US gov’t to oppose anti-JCPOA bills
Alan Eyre, the US State Department’s Persian-language spokesman, said Saturday that the White House will reject any measure by Congress that could interrupt the implementation of last year’s nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.

Gov’t forces liberate town east of Damascus
Syrian government and allied forces took control of a terrorist-held town east of Damascus on Saturday after a 12-day battle, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, compromising a supply route into opposition territory.

Nuclear deal violation to harm all
The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on Saturday warned about the consequences of violating the last year’s nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers, saying any such move could affect all parties.

Thousands protest US police shootings of blacks
Thousands took to the streets in cities across the United States to denounce the fatal shooting by police of two black men this week, marching the day after a gunman killed five police officers during a similar demonstration in Dallas.

NATO leaders keep pressure on Russia over Ukraine
NATO leaders on Saturday kept up the pressure on Russia over Ukraine, stressing the need for unity and a no-nonsense dialogue in dealing with Moscow.

Iran says missile program congruent with national security needs
Iran will press on with its missile program “with full force” based on national security needs, a Foreign Ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Saturday, adding that critical comments by Germany’s leader were unhelpful.

Minister: Mahshahr site to restart operation within 2-3 weeks
Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Saturday that the damaged phase of Mahshahr petrochemical site in southwestern Iran will restart operation within the next two or three weeks after firefighters managed to extinguish a raging fire in the complex after three days.

Navy: Iran to hold major drills next year
Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said his forces will stage large-scale drills to boost and put on display the country’s military prowess.

Iran hopes to join int’l project to produce nuclear fusion power
Iran hopes to join an international project in southern France that aims to build the first machine to generate significant amounts of energy using nuclear fusion, which is considered a clean, safe and virtually limitless form of nuclear power.

US says has no information indicating Iran obtained nuclear materials
The United States said it has no information that indicates Iran has procured any materials in violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Tehran Times

Fire-hit petchem plant to resume operation within weeks
Iran expects most units at its Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical Complex (BSPC) to restart operation within three weeks after a blaze which had been broken out at the complex on Wednesday was extinguished, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh announced on Saturday.

Thousands take to U.S. streets to protest police violence
Thousands took to the streets of the United States cities to denounce the fatal shooting by police of two black men this week, marching the day after a gunman killed five police officers watching over a similar demonstration in Dallas.

Remarks by Merkel, Ban show a ‘new plot’ being hatched against Iran: Salehi
The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s claims on the Iranian missile program are “counter-constructive” and nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said he thinks that the remarks by the German leader and the UN chief in short intervals show that a “new plot” is being hatched against the Islamic Republic.

Mashhad, Lalejin named world crafts cities
The Iranian cities of Mashhad and Lalejin have been listed among the craft cities of the World Crafts Council – Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR), the deputy director of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization, Bahman Namvar-Motlaq, announced on Saturday.

Iranian movies on screen at Australian festival
A lineup of Iranian movies are currently on screen at the 19th Revelation Perth Film Festival, which opened in the Australian city on July 7.

Global market re-engagement fuelling Iran’s cards, payments industry
Banks in Iran may once again conduct cross-border transactions with international counterparts, thanks to the withdrawal of international sanctions in February 2016.

Senior MP: Merkel’s remarks are ‘politically motivated’
Responding to recent remarks by German Chancellor Angela Merkel missile remarks, the head of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has rejected the statement as “unacceptable” as they are “politically motivated.”

Govt. sees no redline in implementing law: VP
Vice President for Parliamentary Affairs Majid Ansari said on Saturday that President Hassan Rouhani and his government have no redline in implementing the law equally for all.

Nothing indicates violation of JCPOA by Iran: State Department
John Kirby, the spokesman of the U.S. State Department, said on Thursday that there is no information that indicates Iran has violated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly called the nuclear deal.

Majlis committee members, security figures to study bioterrorism
The Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee will be hearing explanations of senior security figures on Tuesday over bioterrorism queries.