Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 21-11-2016

Iran Daily

Iran: Oil may rise to $55 if all producers cooperate
Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh expressed optimism on Saturday about an upcoming OPEC meeting and said crude prices could jump to $55 a barrel if an agreement is reached and non-OPEC producers cooperate.

Syria rejects UN idea for autonomy in east Aleppo
Syria will not accept a UN proposal to recognize an autonomous administration of foreign-backed forces in east Aleppo as part of a truce deal, the country’s foreign minister said Sunday.

President accomplice in corruption
South Korean prosecutors said on Sunday that they believed President Park Geun-hye was an accomplice in a corruption scandal that has rocked her administration, in a heavy blow to her fight for political survival.

Lloyd’s to open branches in Iran
World’s leading insurance market, Lloyd’s of London has announced plans to launch offices in Iran — a move that could help the country’s efforts to open its economy to post-sanctions investments.

At least 120 dead in India train crash
At least 120 people were killed and more than 150 injured when an Indian express train derailed in northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, with the toll set to rise amid a scramble to locate survivors.

Arbaeen commemoration
Iranians of all ages and social strata took to the streets and religious commemoration centers across the country, unified by one cause, honoring the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam.

Leader appoints new Iranian Army second-in-command
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan as the second-in-command of the Iranian Army.

Iran urges ICC to address reasons behind member states’ withdrawal
Iran’s representative at a meeting of the International Criminal Court (ICC) called on the tribunal to address the concerns of a number of African nations that have decided to withdraw from the court, describing it as a sign of discontent with the organization’s conduct.

Jahangiri: Iran on the side of Iraqi nation, govt. in anti-terror fight
Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said that Iran has always been on the side of Iraqi nation and government in its fight against terrorism.

Tehran Times

Iran optimistic on OPEC production cuts after Barkindo visit
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said he’s optimistic that OPEC members will agree to proposed production cuts at a meeting in Vienna later this month.

Iran water polo team finishes fourth at Asian championship
Iran wrapped up the Asian Water Polo Championship in fourth place on Sunday.

Fidel Castro DiazBalart concludes successful visit to Iran
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, the scientific adviser of the Council of State and Vice-President of the Cuban Academy of Sciences, concluded his successful visit to Iran, responding to an invitation from the Vice-President for Science and Technology of the Persian nation, Sorena Sattari.

Trump will soon realize he cannot reverse all previous policies: Georgetown professor
Like all his predecessors President-elect Donald Trump will soon find out that it is impossible to undo all policies followed by the previous administrations, a professor of political science from Georgetown University says.

Golden Eagle arrives in Mashhad, starts Iran tour
The Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, a prestigious European operator of exclusive, long-distance rail tours, arrived in the northeastern city of Mashhad as the first destination in Iran.

Iranians mark Arabeen
Millions of Iranians across the country commemorated Arbaeen, a religious observance that occurs 40 days after the Day of Ashura.

Leader taps new army commander
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed on Saturday Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari as the new commander of the Iranian army’s ground forces.

Iran’s Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri joins Arbaeen marchers in Iraq
Iran’s Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri Visited Najaf on Sunday to participate in what has been hailed as the Arbaeen Trekking among the Iranians.

French FM to visit Iran in January: IRIB
French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault has told IRIB he will visit Iran in January to attend Iran-France joint economic committee meeting.

Tehran expresses support for Afghan-led peace process
Gholam Hossein Dehghani, Iran’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, said on Friday that Tehran backs any Afghan-led peace process and welcomes peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.