Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 06-10-2016

Iran Daily

Rouhani: 21st century belongs to Asia
After a tour to Latin America, Iranian president embarked a two-day visit to three South Asian countries, which is aimed at strengthening relations with them, for as he said 21st century belongs to Asian continent.

Hurricane Matthew kills several
Hurricane Matthew killed four people, including three children, when it slammed into the Dominican Republic, officials said Tuesday, bringing the total death toll from the storm to at least seven.

Siemens, MAPNA sign deal to upgrade Iran railway network
Germany’s Siemens signed a contract to upgrade Iran’s railway network, one of several deals agreed by German firms during a two-day visit to Tehran by Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel.

Two Russian missile corvettes head to Mediterranean
Two missile corvettes of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet have left their base in Sevastopol for the Mediterranean as the country also deployed the S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system to Syria in a bid to defend Russia’s naval base and vessels.

Baghdad warns of ‘regional war’ over Turkish military presence
Iraq’s prime minister warned Turkey on Wednesday it risked triggering a regional war by keeping troops in his territory, as the neighboring states summoned each other’s ambassadors in a mounting diplomatic standoff.

IRGC warns Saudi Navy to keep off Iran waters
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has issued a stern warning to all military vessels partaking in Saudi Arabia’s ongoing war games in the Persian Gulf, the Sea of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz, noting that any act of transgression into Iran’s territorial waters shall be met with an immediate and befitting response.

Iran denies US claims over Houthis’ weapons
Qassemi: US arming those killing Yemeni civilians.


Tehran Times

Iran calls Ban’s human rights report ‘invalid’

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s report on human rights situation in Iran is “invalid”.

Baghdad bridles at Turkey’s military presence, warns of ‘regional war’

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has renewed the call for the withdrawal of Turkish soldiers from his country, warning that Ankara’s military adventurism could trigger another war in the Middle East region.

Iran to become Peugeot’s top supplier in region: chairman

“Iran will become Peugeot’s top supplier in the Middle East and North Africa,” the chairman of the managing board of PSA Peugeot Citroën, Carlos Tavares, said during his visit to Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) on Wednesday, IRNA reported.

Czech trade delegation due in Tehran on Oct. 8

A Czech trade delegation headed by the country’s deputy minister for trade and industry will visit Tehran on October 8 to attend a joint economic forum, Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) announced.

Still congressional support for strategic co-op with S. Arabia: ex-CIA official

A former CIA official says though Congress on September 28 voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabian officials there is still a strong support in Congress for “strategic cooperation” with the Saudi kingdom.

Antonio Guterres to be new UN secretary-general

Antonio Guterres will be the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, following a vote by the Security Council to choose the organization’s new leader.

Iran, Malaysia to sign extradition deal soon: official

The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates’ Affairs has said Tehran and Kuala Lumpur will sign an extradition agreement following an upcoming visit to Malaysia by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Tehran seeking to eradicate Takfiri terrorism, Larijani says

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Wednesday that Iran seeks to uproot Takfiri terrorism in the Middle East.

‘Turks have priority to invest in Iran’s health sector’

Iran gives priority to Turkish companies when it comes to attracting foreign investment in the health sector, such as in construction of hospitals, Iran’s Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi said.

China named special guest of 2018 Tehran Intl. Book Fair

The Policymaking Council of the Tehran Intl. Book Fair has selected China as the special guest of the 31st edition of the event for May 2018.

Saudi war game draws sharp rebuke from IRGC, announcement issued

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy issued an announcement on Wednesday vowing prompt response to any movement by the Saudi military and other fleets near the Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.

Rouhani: 21st century is ‘Asian century’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday described the 21st century as the “Asian century”, urging expansion of relations with countries in the largest continent.

35 dual nationals banned from serving in government

Iran has barred 35 dual nationals, out of a 79 total, from serving in an official capacity presumably for security concerns, an MP quoted Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi as having said, IRIB news agency reported on October 5.

Instrumental use of terrorism ‘strategic mistake’

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Wednesday that an instrumental use of terrorists is harmful and a “big strategic mistake”.

‘Political independence is vital for Iran’

A senior adviser to the Iranian parliament speaker said on Tuesday that protecting the country’s “principled position” and “political independence” is “vitally important”.