Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 17-01-2017

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EU to stand by Iran nuclear deal
EU Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini on Monday insisted the bloc will stand by the Iran nuclear deal.

Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan
A cargo plane attempting to land in thick fog crashed Monday into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport and killed at least 37 people, with authorities blaming “pilot error”.

Iran oil exports highest since 1979
First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said that the exports of Iran’s oil and gas condensates have reached the highest levels since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Egypt court rules against transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia
An Egyptian court on Monday ruled against the government’s attempt to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, an embarrassment for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi that could deepen tensions with his onetime Persian Gulf patron.

Iran to support Syria as long as Damascus deems it necessary
The secretary of Supreme National Security Council said that Iran will continue to back Syria as long as the Syrian government deems it necessary.

Trump worries NATO with ‘obsolete’ comment
A statement by US President-elect Donald Trump that NATO is “obsolete” has caused “worry” in the alliance, Germany’s foreign minister said.

IAEA: Iran sticks to deadline of nuclear deal
Iran has complied with a deadline set by its landmark nuclear deal with world powers by removing hundreds of centrifuges, machines that enrich uranium, from a nuclear site, the UN atomic agency said on Monday on the first anniversary of the implementation of the agreement.

Swedish PM to visit Iran in February
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, at the head of a trade delegation, will pay an official visit to Iran on February 11-12.

Shots fired at drone in Tehran
Iran’s antiaircraft forces fired shots at a drone on Monday that had entered the no-fly zone in the capital Tehran, the governor of Tehran announced.

IRNA, AIP sign agreement on news cooperation
The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) and Ivory Coast News Agency (AIP) on Monday signed a cooperation agreement.

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Top Egypt court rejects islands transfer to Saudi Arabia
Egypt’s top administrative court upheld on Monday a ruling voiding a government agreement to hand over two Red Sea islands to the House of Saud regime in a deal that sparked rare protests.

Annual oil income projected to hit $41b: Zanganeh
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has estimated the country’s oil revenues to reach $41 billion by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2017).

Can Iran and India Turn the page?
Iran and India have long had historical, cultural, and commercial ties. Tracing back a millennium, both countries have framed their shared roots as a “civilizational relationship.”

Turkish lawmakers pass first reading of constitutional amendments
The first reading of controversial legislation aimed at boosting Turkey’s president has been passed by the country’s parliament.

Obama warns against revoking nuclear deal on anniversary
President Obama marked the one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal Monday by warning Americans — chief among them President-elect Donald Trump — that unraveling the agreement would bring “much worse” consequences, The Washington Times reported.

Qeshm a major tourist destination
Dolphins are seen before a motorboat carrying tourists near the Qeshm Island, southern Iran.

Well-disposed to Riyadh, Iran willing to prevent its fall
Despite Riyadh’s mounting skepticism about Tehran over the past years, a top Iranian security official has said Iran is well-disposed to the Arab, Islamic country, and is trying even to prevent efforts to overthrow the House of Saud.

Expediency Council session awaiting new chief
The Expediency Council said on Monday it will not hold meetings until the Supreme Leader appoints someone to replace the late Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani as chairman of the council.

EU will stand by nuclear deal, Mogherini says
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday that the EU will stand by the Iran nuclear accord.

Jahangiri: Tehran will guard nuclear deal
On Monday, First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri called the nuclear deal, officially named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a “historic” agreement which Iran will guard it.

Bullet fired at drone in central Tehran
Rounds of bullets were fired on Monday by an anti-aircraft machine gun, in central Tehran, at a drone which had entered the no-fly zone.

UN: Iran removes sensitive nuclear equipment from site
The chief of the UN atomic agency says Iran has complied with a key commitment of its nuclear deal with six world powers by removing sensitive equipment from a strategic underground site, AP reported.