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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 27-09-2016

Iran Daily

Leader urges Iranian political figures to avert polarity in society
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on Iranian political figures to avoid taking actions that could provoke polarity within the society, warning that the enemies are waiting to take advantage of disagreements among Iran’s political forces.

Rouhani: Governments encouraging citizens to visit ‘safe’ Iran
Iran’s huge investment in security has borne fruit which include drawing foreign investment and tourists, said President Hassan Rouhani.

Australian trade minister heading business group to Iran
Australian Trade Minister Steve Ciobo will arrive in Iran today at the head of a business delegation as the Canberra seeks to rebuild business ties.

Russia raps US, UK for ‘unacceptable’ UN statements on Syria
Russia on Monday slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of “barbarism” and war crimes in Syria as Russian and Syrian jets continued to bomb terrorist-held areas of Aleppo.

Hollande vows to raze Calais migrant camp by yearend
French President Francois Hollande said Monday the sprawling “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais would be dismantled by the end of this year under a plan to spread asylum seekers around the country.

Azerbaijan holds referendum on presidency
Azerbaijanis went to the polls Monday in a referendum on handing extra powers to long-serving President Ilham Aliyev, with opposition and rights groups criticizing the proposed constitutional changes as undemocratic.

Iran: Saudi would eventually have to answer for terror support
Iran said Saudi Arabia has incurred disrepute across the international community for sponsoring terrorism and will eventually be held accountable for giving patronage to terror groups.

Leader urges Iranian political figures to avert polarity in society
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on Iranian political figures to avoid taking actions that could provoke polarity within the society, warning that the enemies are waiting to take advantage of disagreements among Iran’s political forces.

Iran frees Iranian-Canadian academic on humanitarian grounds
Iran said it has released an Iranian-Canadian academic, who had been imprisoned in Tehran since June for seeking to undermine security in the Islamic Republic, on humanitarian grounds.

Attack on Syrian forces proved US assisting terror groups
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani criticized the United States for bombing a Syrian military air base in the eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr, stating that the attack provided ample proof that Washington is taking sides with the terrorist groups.

Salehi says other party has failed to fulfill commitments as expected
Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on Monday that the other party has not fulfilled its commitments as expected under the nuclear deal reached between Tehran and the P5+1 group in 2015.

Russia: Iran has delivered 38 tons of heavy water to Russia this month
Iran has delivered 38 metric tons of heavy water, a material used in nuclear reactors, to Russia this month, Russia’s Rosatom Nuclear Agency CEO Sergei Kirienko said Monday.

Tehran Times

Leader confirms advising Ahmadinejad not to run for president
In comments on Monday, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei implicitly confirmed that he had advised former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stay out of the 2017 presidential race, citing concerns over “polarization” of the Iranian society.

Larijani: U.S.-backed truce in Syria just a ruse
Iranian Parliament speaker Ali Larijani stressed on Monday that the U.S.-backed ceasefire in Syria has proven to be an “American ruse” as it benefits terrorist groups in the country.

Oman launches new shipping routes to Iran
The Omani minister of commerce and industry, Ali bin Masud Al Sunaidy, and the governor general of Iran’s Hormozgan province, Jasem Jaderi, on Sunday officially inaugurated new direct shipping routes from two Omani ports to the Iranian port of Shahid Bahonar.

Japan’s Marubeni to finance €320m petchem projects in Iran
Japan’s integrated trading and investment business conglomerate, Marubeni, has signed a €320 million short-term (usance) agreement on financing petrochemical projects in Iran, IRNA reported on Sunday.

“Being Born” to compete in Tokyo festival
Iranian director Mohsen Abdolvahab’s drama “Being Born” will go on screen at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), which will be held in the Japanese capital from October 25 to November 3.

Iran insists will back Syria until final victory
A top advisor to the Supreme Leader said on Monday that Iran’s support for Syrian government will continue until a final victory is achieved, IRNA reported.

Zarif: U.S. vows not to punish banks that engage Iran
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the U.S. has promised not to punish European banks that facilitate transactions with Iran.

Facebook ‘blocks accounts’ of Palestinian journalists
Editors from two Palestinian news publications based in the occupied West Bank say their Facebook accounts were suspended last week and that no reason was provided, alleging their pages may have been censored because of a recent agreement between the United States social media giant and the Israeli government aimed at tackling “incitement”.

No agreement on Syria without Iran: Qassemi
The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Monday that no agreement on Syria will succeed without Tehran’s partnership, insisting that there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict.

Top commander praises Rouhani, Zarif for their stand in New York
Commander of Khatam-olAnbia Air Defense Base has praised President Rouhani and his Foreign Minister Zarif for their courageous stance in New York.