Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 07-12-2016

Iran Daily

Iran will not allow Trump to tear nuclear deal
President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran will not allow US President-elect Donald Trump to rip up a global nuclear deal signed last year, warning of unspecified repercussions if Washington reneges on the agreement.

Merkel seeks new party term amid Germany’s migrant crisis
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday stressed her determination to prevent a repeat of last year’s huge migrant influx as she seeks a new two-year term in charge of her conservative party.

Syrian Army closes in on key Aleppo district after UNSC veto
Syrian forces were on the verge Tuesday of seizing a major terrorist district of Aleppo after Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for a seven-day cease-fire in the embattled Syrian city.

South Pars’ platform 18B begins operation
South Pars gas field’s platform 18B, with a capacity to recover 500 million cubic feet (around 14.5 million cubic meters) of gas per day officially began operation on Tuesday, an official said.

Over 20,000 Muslims flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar
More than 20,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks to escape a bloody crackdown by the army in neighboring Myanmar, humanitarian officials said on Tuesday.

Kerry stresses commitment to Iran deal
US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the “absolute urgency” of remaining committed to a nuclear deal with Iran.

Zarif urges cultural war on terrorism
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there is a need to wage a cultural war on terror instead of merely taking a military approach to the scourge.

Commander: Iran Army effectively primed by indigenous know-how
Commander of the Iranian Army, Major General Ataollah Salehi, said the Iranian Armed Forces have been equipped effectively in the face of all threats, thanks to inclusive, indigenous know-how.

IAEA chief willing to visit Iran by yearend
Japanese Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano is willing to visit Iran in 2016, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said.

Tehran Times

Rouhani to review measures against Senate act
President Hassan Rouhani has said he will sit down on December 7 with other members of a committee to come up with commensurate, firm responses to a recent anti-Iran act passed by the U.S. Senate.

‘China fits for playing stronger role in Iranian economy’
Iran has called on China to step up its economic relations with the country in the post-sanction era.

Iran offers incentives for foreign investment
Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Ali Tayyebnia said Iran welcomes foreign investment and offers investors with a variety of incentives, IRNA reported.

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi: Takfiri terrorism threatening the entire world
A senior Iranian cleric on Tuesday termed Takfiri terrorism as a great danger for the entire world.

133% budget jump for Iran’s Department of Environment
The national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year (March 2017-March 2018) has proposed a 133 percent rise for the environment protection sector.

Russia, China block UNSC resolution on Aleppo truce
Russia and China have vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution which would have mandated a seven-day ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo.

International hand-woven carpet exhibition feasts eyes
The city of Isfahan is hosting the 19th edition of an international hand-woven carpet exhibition where visitors feast their eyes on unique pieces.

Zarif says no limit for cooperation with China
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that there are no limits for Iran-China cooperation, urging both sides to take measures to further improve ties.

International nuclear deal cannot be unilaterally killed, Larijani says
A senior Iranian lawmaker asserted on Tuesday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – the official name for nuclear deal between Iran and great powers – is an international accord which has been approved by the UN Security Council and it cannot be violated by one side

Iran-Russia cooperation thwarts spread of terrorism: Velayati
Ali Akbar Velayati, the senior foreign policy advisor to the Leader, said on Tuesday that cooperation between Iran and Russia has prevented a further spread of terrorism in West Asia.

Iran boosting ballistic missile arsenal: commander
The commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force said on Tuesday that Iran has increased production of ballistic missiles along with improving their precision and quality.