Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 06-08-2016

Iran Daily

Russia mulls stronger ties to Iran’s energy sector
Trade relations between Russia and Iran, seen by the Kremlin as a strategic partner, may be bolstered in the energy sphere, the Russian president said.

MP: Syria gains in Aleppo ‘turning point’ in resolving crisis
A senior Iranian lawmaker said the recent advances of the Syrian Army and its allies in the northwestern city of Aleppo are a “turning point” in the settlement of the crisis in the Arab country.

South Africa’s ruling party suffers worst election losses since apartheid
South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) suffered its worst electoral setback since apartheid ended in 1994.

Iran study shows soy milk could help women with polycystic ovaries
Drinking soy milk may protect women with polycystic ovary syndrome from heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a study has found.

UN: Daesh captures up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqis
Daesh terrorists may have captured up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqi villagers on Thursday and subsequently executed 12 of them, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said in a daily report on events in Iraq.

Russia backs Iran’s pursuit of full SCO membership
Moscow will maintain its support of Tehran’s aspirations to become a full-fledged member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview.

Iran envoy: Iraq to expel remaining MKO terrorists in 45 days
Iraq is set to expel the remaining members of the terrorist anti-Iran Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) from its soil in the near future, Iran’s ambassador to Baghdad said.

Tehran Times

Putin: Russia-Iran co-op has become strategic
Establishing a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Iran can give a strong impetus to expanding bilateral trade and investment, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Azerbaijani state news agency AZERTAC. “

Velayati: Our hands not tied if JCPOA breached
As Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump insists he will “rip up” or “police” the nuclear deal in his stump speeches, senior Iranian politician Ali Akbar Velayati says Tehran has a number of options at disposal to react.

3 Iranian shipping firms taken off UK Treasury sanctions list
The UK Treasury deleted names of three Iranian companies active in maritime transportation from its list of entities entitled to financial sanctions.

Moscow fair to display Russian versions of Persian books
Russian version of a collection of ten books by Iranian authors are scheduled to be on display at the 29th Moscow International Book Fair, which will be held from September 7 to 11.

Iran tanker collides with container ship in Singapore Strait, no spill
An Iranian supertanker collided with a container ship in the Singapore Strait with no loss of life or pollution despite damage to both vessels, shipping officials said on Thursday.

German FM: Trump is one of world’s hate preachers
Germany’s foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that U.S. presidential candidate from Republicans Donald Trump is one of the world’s “hate preachers”, the New York Times reported.

Tehran’s policy in ‘jelly’ Middle East is rational: Larijani
The Iranian has characterized performance of some regional countries as “zigzag and conspiratorial,” saying his country has acted judiciously in the mercurial region of the Middle East.

Syrians should determine their destiny, senior MP says
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Thursday that the Syrian people should determine the destiny of their country.

Saudis twisted hajj negotiations on purpose: Ohadi
The head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said they had done their utmost to reach a consensus with Saudis over the hajj impasse.