Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 24-11-2016

Iran Daily

Leader warns of reaction if US renews sanctions
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that Iran would respond if the US proceeded to renew the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) which expires at the end of 2016.

More Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh as violence spreads in Myanmar
More Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar poured into neighboring Bangladesh this week, with some feared drowned after a boat sank in a river during a bid to flee escalating violence that has killed at least 86 and displaced about 30,000 people.

Iran to hold tender for Azadegan oilfield development
The deputy head of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) said on Wednesday  the development of the South Azadegan oilfield will be out to tender, dismissing reports that the project will be awarded to France’s oil giant Total without its participation in the bid.

Tunisian MPs on strike over austerity budget
Tunisian lawyers went on their second strike in a month on Wednesday to protest against new taxes and tighter fiscal controls in the government’s proposed budget for next year.

Brexit slams brakes on British growth
Britain’s economic growth will slow sharply next year, finance minister Philip Hammond told Parliament Wednesday in the government’s first budget statement since the nation voted to exit the European Union.

US grants second Airbus license to sell planes to Iran
The United States said on Tuesday it had issued a second license to France’s Airbus (AIR.PA) to sell commercial planes to Iran Air, bringing Iran’s flag carrier a step closer to receiving new jets under last year’s deal to ease sanctions.

Rouhani urges Armed Forces’ support for economic development
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday urged the country’s Armed Forces to support economic development.

Iran dismisses Israeli accusations as ‘baseless’
Iran responded to an Israeli letter to the United Nations, which accused the Islamic Republic of flouting UN Security Council resolutions and sponsoring terrorism.

Slovenian Embassy reopens in Tehran
Slovenian Embassy reopened in Tehran on Wednesday after it was closed in 2013 due to financial problems.

Senior cleric Ayatollah Mousavi Ardabili passes away
Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Abdolkarim Mousavi Ardabili passed away at a Tehran hospital on Wednesday after falling into a coma as a result of a heart attack on Monday.


Tehran Times

Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili passes away
Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Abdul Karim Mousavi Ardebili passed away on Wednesday, days after he was hospitalized in Laleh Hospital in Tehran.

Lawmakers approve motion to limit drug-related executions
Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favor of a motion under which minor drug offenders would face imprisonment instead of execution, IRNA reported.

‘Israeli accusations against Iran intended to hide crimes against Palestinians’
Iran’s deputy permanent representative to the UN has said claims by the Israeli regime that Iran has been violating “numerous Security Council resolutions” are baseless and a typical attempt by Tel Aviv to smoke screen its criminal acts against the Palestinian nation.

U.S. Treasury encourages Brazilian banks to finance trade with Iran: official
The U.S. Treasury has reassured Brazilian banks they can finance trade with Iran without fear of sanctions, opening the way to billions of dollars in potential exports of jet planes, buses and equipment, a senior Brazilian official said on Wednesday.

Iraq cuts ISIL’s last supply route to Mosul
Iraqi security sources say volunteer fighters have managed to complete the isolation of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) terrorist group-held Mosul by cutting off the Takfiri terrorist group’s only remaining supply line between the northern Iraqi city and Syria.

OPEC to debate oil output cut next week but Iraq, Iran hesitate
OPEC will debate an oil output cut of 4.0-4.5 percent for all of its members except Libya and Nigeria next week but the deal’s success hinges on an agreement from Iraq and Iran, which are far from certain to give full backing.

Slovenian president hails Iran visit
The Slovenian president has hailed his formal visit to Iran, saying he will do his best to bring Slovenia and Iran closer to each other.

Slovenia reopens embassy in Tehran
In a ceremony on Wednesday Slovenia reopened its embassy in Tehran.

Leader vows response if U.S. renews sanctions push
The Supreme Leader warned on Wednesday that if Washington renews a 10-year extension of existing sanctions against Iran before disbanding for the year, Iran will “definitely” react as it breaches the terms of the nuclear deal.

Rouhani: Government tasked to back Basij
President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the government is duty bound to support Basij.

Iran acts with dignity in face of U.S. hostility: Rafsanjani
Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Tuesday that Iran acts based on “dignity”, “wisdom” and “expediency” in the face of the U.S. sanctions and hostile stances.