Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 19-01-2017

Iran Daily

EU lifts sanctions on Iranian firms
The European Union (EU) removed sanctions on four major Iranian oil companies on the occasion of the first anniversary of the implementation day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Tehran-Riyadh cooperation will help end regional conflicts
Iran and Saudi Arabia should be able to work together to help end conflicts in Syria and Yemen, after successfully cooperating over Lebanon last year, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

Iran-China trade can reach $100b
A senior Chinese commerce official said that the annual trade turnover transactions between Beijing and Tehran, which currently stands at $50 billion, can reach $100 billion in the future.

OIC urges UN action to avoid genocide of Myanmar Muslims
The United Nations should intervene in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to stop further escalation of violence against Rohingya Muslims and avoid another genocide like in Cambodia and Rwanda, said the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) special envoy to Myanmar.

EU’s Juncker vows ‘balanced’ Brexit deal
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker promised Wednesday to seek a “balanced” deal for Britain’s exit from the EU, after Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit plan.

Iraq commander: East Mosul liberated
Iraqi forces have fully retaken east Mosul from Daesh, a top commander said on Wednesday, three months after a huge offensive against the terror group’s bastion was launched.

Zarif discusses ties, regional developments with foreign officials
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday held separate meetings with a number of foreign officials on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum underway in the Swiss city of Davos.

Rouhani: Aleppo liberation, truce, major steps toward peace
President Hassan Rouhani hailed the liberation of Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo as a major step towards peace and stability in the Arab state, saying the gain prevented the Middle East from having to face an uncertain future.

Iran against US participation in Astana talks
Iranian officials emphasized that Tehran opposed presence of the United States in the upcoming Syria talks in Kazakhstan, saying that Iran, Russia and Turkey have not sent any joint invitation to the US.

Rouhani test-drives homegrown electric car
President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday got behind the wheel of a domestically-made electric car in Tehran and test-drove it.

Tehran Times

Rouhani test drives homegrown electric car
President Hassan Rouhani tested an electric car developed domestically by a knowledge-based company concurrent with the national clean air day on Wednesday.

EU lifts ban on 3 Iranian companies, bank branch
In an amendment to its previous decisions, the council of the European Union removed its restrictive measures against three Iranian companies as well as a branch of an Iranian bank.

OIC to UN: Stop potential genocide in Myanmar
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on the United Nations (UN) to intervene in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where it says the escalation of violence against Rohingya Muslims could lead to “genocide.”

IEA sees significant gains in U.S. shale oil as prices rise
Oil-price gains will trigger a “significant” increase in U.S. shale output as OPEC and other producers rein in supply, according to the head of the International Energy Agency.

Iran wins World Para Alpine Skiing
Iranian skiers won the title of the World Para Alpine Skiing, winning three gold, three silver and two bronze medals.

Syria talks without U.S. due to Iran’s objection
Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Wednesday that Washington will not attend the Syrian peace talks due to an objection by Iran, ISNA reported.

FM urges cooperation with Riyadh over regional conflicts
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said Iran and Saudi Arabia should be able to cooperate to help end conflicts in Syria and Yemen.

Terrorism is product of foreign military intervention, Iran says
Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the parliament speaker, said on Tuesday that the emergence of terrorism in the region is due to military interventions in regional countries.

Zarif: Trump ‘will be surprised’ if he tries to renegotiate the nuclear deal
Iran’s foreign minister says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump “will be surprised” if he tries to renegotiate the hard-won nuclear deal reached by the Obama administration and other world powers with the Islamic Republic.

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