Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 04-10-2016

Iran Daily

German firms sign trade contracts in Iran
German firms signed a range of business deals with Iranian partners as part of two-day visit with Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel aimed at rebuilding trade ties, the ministry said on Monday.

Iran sells fuel condensate to BP
Iran has sold fuel condensate to BP and another firm for the first time since last year’s landmark nuclear deal.

Colombia in unchartered territory with deal’s defeat
A stunning referendum defeat for a peace deal with leftist rebels left Colombians with no Plan B to save an accord that sought to bring an end to a half century of hostilities.

Far-right critics denounce Merkel on unification day
Hundreds of far-right protesters shouted abuse at Chancellor Angela Merkel as German leaders gathered in the eastern city of Dresden on Monday to celebrate the anniversary of the country’s reunification 26 years ago.

Oil breaks above $50 as investors warm to OPEC deal
Oil rose to its highest price since August, above $50 per barrel on Monday, supported by a planned production cut by exporter club OPEC, although analysts cautioned that the stubbornness of the existing supply overhang could temper a longer-lasting rally.

Zarif, European officials discuss Tehran-EU ties
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and visiting co-chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations Carl Bildt held talks on many issues including relations between Tehran and the European Union and the Iran nuclear deal on Monday.

Iran warns US against targeting Syrian Army
A senior Iranian official and veteran diplomat has warned the United States against direct military intervention against the Syrian Army, saying that would amount to “suicide” for the American forces.

Japan urges using scientific capacities for cooperation with Iran
Minister of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology of Japan Hirokazu Matsuno, in a meeting with Iran’s Minister of Sciences, Research and Technology Mohammad Farhadi, called for using scientific and technological capacities for cooperation between the two countries.


Tehran Times

Tehran, Berlin set to broaden economic ties

Iran and Germany signed 10 Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) at the end of their 5th Joint Economic Committee meeting in Tehran on Monday.

Iranian officials to get secure telephone lines

Iranian officials are going to receive secure telephone lines in the near future, according to the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee chairman.

Killing of African-Americans not a new phenomenon: activist

Kristine Mattis, a social activist who holds a Ph.D. in environment and resources, says ‘the unjust targeting and killing of African-Americans is not a new phenomenon.”

Can Zarif, Kerry win Nobel Peace Prize?

With the date of announcement of names nominated for Nobel Prize on October 6 approaching, different media outlets are speculating what names would appear on the list of peace prize.

Zinat Daryaee, a great entrepreneur of Qeshm Island

Walking at a pavilion near Goftegoo Park in western Tehran the music of natives from southern Iran attracts all the visitors.

“The Scent of Lemon at Dawn” named best doc at Australian festival

Iranian director Azadeh Bizargiti’s “The Scent of Lemon at Dawn” won the best documentary award at the 3rd Women Media Arts and Film Festival in Sydney, Australia, the organizers announced on Sunday.

Tax exemption to incentivize tourism investment in Iran

Iran will grant years of tax exemption to both domestic and foreign businesses and individuals as an incentive for ramping up investments in its tourism sector, Deputy Economy Minister Mohammad Khazaei said on Sunday.

Iranian cabinet ratifies Chabahar Treaty

As Shana news agency reported on Monday, the Iranian cabinet approved Iran, India, Afghanistan trilateral transit pact (Known as Chabahar Treaty) in its Sunday meeting.

Tehran-Cairo consultation can ease regional tension: official

A senior advisor to the Iranian parliament said on Sunday that closer consultation between Iran and Egypt will make the Middle East region a more peaceful place to live in.

Iranian lawmaker says terrorism threatens entire world

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Monday that terrorism is a threat against all countries’ security and stability, especially the Europeans.

Rouhani congratulates Republic of Korea’s National Day

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated the Republic of Korea’s President Park Geun-hye on the anniversary of the country’s National Foundation Day.