Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 26-09-2016

Iran Daily
President: Iran, Kenya set to forge closer relations
Iran and Kenya emphasized their determination to enhance bilateral cooperation in different areas, the economy in particular.

Iran seals Futsal World Cup semis spot
Iran clinched a FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 semifinal place for the first time since 1992 as Ahmed Esmaeilpour struck deep into extra time to see off Paraguay 4-3 in an incredible climax during Bucaramanga’s final game of the tournament.

Afghan minister: Iran’s Chabahar port of vital importance for Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Mahmoud Balighi said Iran’s Chabahar port was of prime importance for his country.

Embattled Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces in video
The embattled leader of terrorist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, resurfaced in a video posted online Sunday, rejecting assertions by the Nigerian Army that he had been seriously wounded.

Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
Nearly a week of protests over the police killing of a black man in the US city of Charlotte, North Carolina showed no signs of abating on Sunday, after police released videos showing the victim being shot but did not answer the question of whether he had a gun.

Johnson refuses to repeat claim on Brexit timing
Britain should not let its EU exit talks “drag on”, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Sunday, though he refused to repeat his previous claim the government would trigger the formal leaving process in early 2017.

Zarif: Saudis see legitimacy tied to US support
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Al Saud regime is doing everything to keep the support of the United States as the kingdom sees its existence tied to such patronage.

Minister: Iran now capable of producing any kind of missile
Iran’s defense minister said on Sunday Iran is now capable of designing and producing missiles with any range as well as any level of precision and destructive power.

Iran rejects ‘baseless’ UAE claims about fueling insecurity
Iran dismissed “baseless” allegations leveled by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) about Tehran undermining regional security, calling on Abu Dhabi to accept the realities and stop rehashing unfounded claims.

Larijani: Wrong policies spread insecurity in region
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday wrong policies adopted by world powers and certain regional governments as well as their support of terrorist groups have spread insecurity and instability across the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.

Security forces foil terrorist attack in Semnan
Counterterrorism operations in Iran over the past few months have foiled planned attacks by the Daesh group in different parts of the country, including the central province of Semnan, the province’s governor announced.
Tehran Times

Europeans united with Iran against U.S.: Nahavandian
Presidential Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian has said that the European countries have joined Iran in its criticism against the United States for failing to respect its obligations under the nuclear deal, officially called the JCPOA, ISNA reported on Sunday.

Yemen air strike kills nine family members
A House of Saud regime’s air strike in Yemen killed nine members of the same family, including several children, on Sunday in the southwestern city of Ibb, witnesses and medics said.

Korean cultural festival bringing more pleasant autumn to Tehran
Tehran will have an exceptional opportunity to become acquainted with Korean art and culture at a festival that will span the entire season of autumn.

‘Clean caves day’ added to Iran’s environmental calendar
Iran has registered September 23 as the clean caves day on its national environmental calendar.

Saudis sees legitimacy tied to U.S. support: Zarif
Iran’s foreign minister says the Al Saud regime is doing everything to keep the support of the United States as the kingdom sees its existence tied to such patronage.

Iranian theater troupes line up for Armenia High Fest
Eight Iranian theater troupes will perform during the 14th High Fest International Performing Arts Festival, which will be held in Yerevan, Armenia from October 1 to 8.

Nature schools to double in Iran by March
Nature schools in Iran will be doubled by the end of the current Iranian calendar year, falling on March 20, an official with the Department of Environment has said.

Australian trade minister to lead a business delegation to Iran this week
Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo is leading a business delegation to Iran this week in a bid to secure an early advantage for Australian companies looking for deals as the market of 80 million people re-enters the global economy.

Rouhani calls Kenya a friend of Iran
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that expanding and deepening ties with the African countries, especially Kenya as a friendly country, is Iran’s principled policy.

Iran launches mass production of surface-to-surface missile with 700-km range
Iran on Sunday officially launched the production line of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 700 kilometers.

Regional states duty bound to fight terrorists: Larijani
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Saturday that all the countries in the Middle East region are duty bound to fight the terrorist groups.

Salehi visits Vienna to partake in IAEA conference
Ali Akbar Salehi, chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, arrived in Vienna on Sunday to participate in the 60th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), IRNA reported.

Repeating unfounded claims won’t change historical facts, Iran tells UAE
The Iranian Foreign Ministry cautioned the United Arab Emirates on Sunday that repeating unfounded claims against Iran will not change “historical facts”.

Iran computerizing trip to Arba’een, the biggest human gathering
Iran has devised a computerized procedure for those who would like to apply for a visa for the Arba’een pilgrimage.