Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 11-01-2017

Iran Daily

Millions of mourners turned out in the capital Tehran on Tuesday to bid a final farewell to former president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Iran ready to hold talks with Saudi Arabia on Hajj
An Iranian official said the country is ready to hold talks with Saudi officials on the participation of Iranian nationals in 2017 Hajj pilgrimage as it received an official invitation from Saudi Arabia.

Diplomats: Iran to get natural uranium batch
Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats said, in a move approved by the outgoing US administration and other governments seeking to keep Tehran committed to a landmark nuclear pact.

Trump son-in-law Kushner to take senior White House role
US President-elect Donald Trump has appointed his influential son-in-law Jared Kushner as a White House senior adviser, putting the young real estate executive in position to exert broad sway over both domestic and foreign policy, particularly Middle East issues and trade negotiations.

Twin Taliban blasts near Afghan Parliament kill 23
Twin Taliban blasts struck near the Afghan Parliament in Kabul Tuesday, killing at least 23 people and wounding 45 others in the rush-hour attack that shattered a relative lull in violence in the capital.

Iraq troops reach bank of Tigris in Mosul
Iraqi troops in Mosul have battled their way to the Tigris river running through the center of town, marking a milestone in the nearly three-month-old offensive aimed at reclaiming the northern city from Daesh terrorists.

Drought hits Kenyan hydroelectric output, prices set to rise
Drought in Kenya means the African country will have to generate more of its electricity using diesel due to a fall in hydroelectric power, with the energy ministry predicting a rise in prices between now and March.

Tehran Times

Iran, 5+1 discuss Washington’s anti-Iran sanctions
Delegates from Iran and 5+1 group gathered in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday to discuss the implementation of the nuclear deal and address the extension of the anti-Iran sanctions by Washington, IRNA reported.

Daewoo to set up joint shipbuilding company in Iran this month
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) is to establish a shipbuilding company with three Iranian state-run companies by the end of January.

Iranian engineer invents world’s first hysteroscopic myolysis instrument
Mankind has always been obsessed by coming up with new ideas to make life easier. Not all inventions have been practical or appreciated in their own times but they have certainly changed the way we live now one way or another.

Army to fight on to liberate every inch of Syria: Assad
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the armed forces will fight until the liberation of “every inch” of the homeland from militant and extremist presence.

Rafsanjani, pillar of Revolution, laid to rest
Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was laid to rest on Tuesday, capping three days of mourning as millions of Iranians said farewell to the “pillar of the Revolution” with a mix of tears and choruses of “Hashemi Is Alive.”

JCPOA permits Iran to import natural uranium: State Department
John Kirby, the U.S. State Department spokesman, said on Monday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action permits Iran to import natural uranium.

Russian diplomat: JCPOA has proved ‘efficient’
Russia’s permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna has said that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the official name for the nuclear deal, has been proved to be very “efficient”, Tass reported.