Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 05-09-2016

Iran Daily

Kyodo: Japan to boost Iran investment
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi and his Japanese counterpart Kentaro Sonoura agreed in Tehran to foster Japanese investment in Iran following the lifting of international sanctions in January.

PM May warns of ‘difficult times for UK economy
Prime Minister Theresa May warned of possible “difficult times ahead” for Britain’s economy in an interview screened Sunday as she sought to build post-Brexit trade ties at the G20 summit in China.

China’s Xi warns against ‘empty talk’ as G20 summit opens
Leaders of the world’s biggest powers met Sunday to try to revive the sluggish world economy, with their host Chinese President Xi Jinping urging them to avoid “empty talk”.

MP: Active gov’t foreign policy important achievement
As the Rouhani administration has given priority to foreign policy during the past three years, a lawmaker has called its active diplomacy as the administration’s important achievement.

Obama: US, Russia working to finalize Syria cease-fire deal
President Barack Obama said the United States and Russia worked on Sunday to try to finalize a cease-fire in Syria that would allow more deliveries of humanitarian aid in the war-torn country.

Syrian forces recapture areas in southwest Aleppo
Syrian government forces and their allies recaptured areas in southwestern Aleppo on Sunday which foreign-backed militants seized last month, after heavy bombardments and repeated attempts to drive them back, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Tehran calls for UN ‘active’ role in humanitarian crises
Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli urged the United Nations to play an active role in humanitarian crises in the region.

Constructive cooperation should replace illusion of rivalry
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that constructive cooperation should replace the illusion of rivalry in the region.

Tehran calls UN appointment of rapporteur on human rights in Iran ‘unjustified’
Iran’s top human rights official rejected the appointment of UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, saying that Tehran regards the move as “unjustified.”

Tehran Times

Iran asks UN to be active in dealing with humanitarian crises
The Iranian interior minister has called on the United Nations to be more active in helping the people in need of humanitarian aid.

U.S. and its Western allies know Saudi Arabia backs terrorists: Chomsky
Noam Chomsky, a renowned American political activist and philosopher, has accused the United States and its Western allies of knowing about but choosing to turn a blind eye to the House of Saud regime’s support for terrorist groups.

UNESCO honors legendary vocalist Shahram Nazeri
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization commemorated legendary Iranian vocalist Shahram Nazeri during a ceremony in Tehran on Saturday night.

Putin: A lot must be done before ties with Turkey fully normalized
Russian President Vladimir Putin says a lot of ground must be covered until relations between Moscow and Ankara are fully healed.

Vietnam shows rich culture at National Day event in Tehran
Representing the Tehran Times, I was among the invitees of the Vietnamese National Day ceremony at the Southeast Asian country’s embassy in Tehran on Saturday evening.

“The Orangish Tree” named best animation at Iran Cinema Celebration
Iranian director AmirHushang Moin’s “The Orangish Tree” won the award for best animation at the 18th Iran Cinema Celebration.

Sharif University to host ‘soot-free Tehran’ international workshop
Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology will host an international workshop called ‘soot-free Tehran’ on September 7, IRNA news agency reported.

Iran’s exclusive expo in Kazakhstan slated for Oct.
Kazakhstan’s city of Shymkent will host an exclusive exhibition of Iranian industries from October 3 to 6, according to the website of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO).

Illusion of rivalry should be replaced by constructive cooperation: Zarif
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Iran has no restriction to expand ties with Oman, noting that the good relationship is a result of the both countries’ will and determination.

Soft war against Iran more destructive than Iraqi war on Iran in 1980s: Hadad Adel
Gholam-Ali Hadad Adel, a senior principlist figure, said on Sunday that the soft war against Iran is more damaging than the Iraqi war against Iran in the 1980s.

Velayati: Implementation of FATF is completely wrong
Ali Akbar Velayati, the senior foreign policy advisor to the Leader, said on Sunday that implementation of the Financial Action Task Force (on Money Laundering) is completely wrong.

Senior MP calls for expansion of ties with Japan
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Saturday the Iranian and Japanese parliaments and governments have good relations which should be expanded.

Tehran mediating to settle differences among PUK politicians
A delegation from Tehran dispatched to Sulaymaniyah to mediate between rival factions within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has asked them to establish a presidency board to manage the party, Kurdish media sources reported on Sunday.