Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 25-01-2017

Iran Daily

Iran, Russia, Turkey agree to boost Syria truce
Iran, Russia and Turkey – sponsors of talks in Kazakhstan between Syria and militant factions – pledged Tuesday to consolidate the country’s nearly month-old cease-fire and set up a three-way mechanism to ensure compliance of all sides.

TPP nations try to save trade deal after US exit
Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian countries to join the trade pact after US President Donald Trump kept a promise to abandon the accord.

UK must get parliamentary approval for Brexit
Britain’s government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to trigger negotiations by the end of March.

Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ nominated for Best Foreign Language Oscar
The Iranian film ‘The Salesman’ was among the five official nominees for the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film, which were announced on Tuesday.

Zarif: JCPOA snapback mechanism more beneficial to Iran
Should the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actions (JCPOA) decide to withdraw from the nuclear deal one day, Iran will have more options with an easier way to go than the other side, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif explained.

VP: Iran-world interaction growing following JCPOA
Iran’s vice president said interaction between Iran and the world, specially in the tourism field, is on the rise following the 2015 nuclear deal clinched between Tehran and P5+1 group of countries.

Velayati: Astana talks show Syrian gov’t legitimacy
Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran’s Leader, said the Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan bolstered the legitimacy of the Arab country’s government.

Tehran Times

No serious threat to nuclear deal: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that there is no “serious threat” to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action if efforts are made to protect it.

Iran, Russia, Turkey agree on mechanism to ensure Syria truce
Syrian peace talks have wrapped up in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana, with Iran, Russia and Turkey agreeing on the establishment of a trilateral mechanism to support the ceasefire in the country and monitor possible violations.

Palestinians bring EDITORIAL anti-settlements rally to Knesset
Palestinian citizens of Israel have gathered outside the Knesset in West al-Quds (Jerusalem) to protest against the demolition of Palestinian homes.

Top Iranian handicraft exporters, associates honored
Top Iranian handicraft exporters and associates, including managers of exemplary online crafts stores, were honored in a ceremony held in Tehran on Tuesday.

Zarif talks sense on sluggish banking
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif launched a strong defense of the 2015 international nuclear deal with world powers, blaming long parting from the global banking system as one cause for the sluggish opening in international banking ties after the accord.

Astana talks show legitimacy of Syrian govt.: Velayati
Ali Akbar Velayati, the senior foreign policy advisor to the Leader, said on Tuesday that Astana talks show that all sides have acknowledged the legitimacy of the Syrian government.

Iran, Russia, Turkey release joint statement on Syria Astana talks
Iran, Russia, and Turkey – the three sponsors of the Syria talks in Astana–– issued a joint statement on Tuesday to set up a trilateral commission to cement and monitor the ceasefire that came into effect in Syria last month.

Reformists would endorse Rouhani in upcoming election: Aref
Mohammad Reza Aref, head of the Hope parliamentary group, has said that the reformists would support President Hassan Rouhani in the upcoming presidential election, ISNA reported.