Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 10-10-2016

Iran Daily

Iran, Thailand set for ‘new page’ in ties
Iran and Thailand expressed their readiness to open a new chapter in Tehran-Bangkok relations in different fields.

Iranian, American mobile phone companies agree to partnership
US mobile phone company AT&T and Iranian mobile phone company RighTel agreed to a partnership that will allow voice calls, text messaging and data service between the US and Iran, the New York Times reported.

Yemen ex-president urges attack on Saudi Arabia
Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country’s dominant Houthi movement, called for an escalation of attacks against their common enemy, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday.

Asia soaks up Iran’s post-sanctions oil
Asian nations are stepping up their purchases of Iranian oil, underscoring Tehran’s deepening energy ties with the region amid a slow rapprochement with European crude buyers.

More top Republicans drop support for Trump
More senior Republicans withdrew support for US presidential candidate Donald Trump after his obscene remarks about women became public. At least a dozen Republicans said they will not be voting for him, since the comments emerged on Friday.

Norway opens $1b credit line to facilitate exports to Iran
Norway’s Foreign Minister Borge Brende announced that his country has opened a one-billion-dollar credit line for Norwegian companies’ exports to Iran.

Shamkhani raps US role in deadly Saudi airstrikes in Yemen
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani denounced Washington’s role in Saudi airstrikes on Yemen on Saturday that killed scores of civilians in a funeral ceremony in Sana’a, saying US weapons were used in the attack.

Tehran Times

Iran: Saudi rulers must stand trial for war crime in Yemen
The Saudi airstrikes on Yemen which left hundreds dead or injured on Saturday have drawn strong criticism from the Islamic Republic.

Tehran, Bangkok could double trade soon: Rouhani
President Hassan Rouhani has said Iran and Thailand could double bilateral trade in the near future by implementing agreements and joint projects.

Norway opens $1b credit line for Iran
Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende, in a meeting with Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Ali Tayyebnia in Washington, announced that his country has opened a one-billion-dollar credit line to facilitate cooperation between Norwegian companies and their Iranian partners, Fars news agency reported on Sunday.

NPC, Shell ink first LOI on petchem cooperation
Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) and the Anglo-Dutch energy giant Royal Dutch Shell signed a letter of intent (LOI) for starting studies to carry out petrochemical projects in Iran.

Iran futsal team invited to Brazil
Following a series of good performances at the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia in September, the Iranian futsal team has been invited to Brazil.

Iran’s stand at Frankfurt Book Fair to host discussions by intl. literati
Iran’s pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair will host discussions by a number of foreign literati during the world’s largest trade fair for books that will be held from October 19 to 23.

‘Leader does not allow discrimination against minorities’
The “political will” of the Supreme Leader and the government is that there should be no discrimination between the minority and the majority in Iran, a presidential advisor said on Oct. 5.

Rouhani seeks stronger China ties after nuclear deal
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Iran is willing to use the opportunities created after the nuclear deal to expand ties with China.

Sanctions removal owing to nation’s patience: Rafsanjani
Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the chairman of the Expediency Council, said on Sunday that the process of the lifting of sanctions is being completed as the people are showing “patience” and “wisdom”.