Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 02-02-2017

Iran Daily

Iran unveils two satellites
Iran on Wednesday put on display its latest achievements in the area of space technology during a ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani and other senior officials.

Israel okays 3,000 settler units in defiance of UN
Israel announced plans for 3,000 new settler units in the occupied West Bank, the fourth such announcement in the less than two weeks since US President Donald Trump took office.

Iran: Missile test not violation of nuclear deal
Iran confirmed on Wednesday that it had test-fired a missile, but added the test did not breach Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers or a UN Security Council resolution endorsing the pact.

Trump picks conservative for US Supreme Court
US President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for a lifetime job on the US Supreme Court, picking the 49-year-old federal appeals court judge to restore the court’s conservative majority and help shape rulings on divisive issues such as abortion, gun control, the death penalty and religious rights.

Leader pays tribute to late Imam Khomeini, martyrs
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei paid tribute to the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini at his mausoleum south of Tehran.

Iranian MPs to take Saudi war crimes to UN
The Iranian Parliament’s Human Rights Faction plans to send a letter to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to warn him of the human catastrophe in Yemen caused by a Saudi-led war on the Arabian Peninsula country.

US-Britain-France drill will go nowhere
Iran’s defense minister said it was natural for the US, Britain and France to decide to hold a joint naval war game in the Persian Gulf in the current situation, noting that such moves will go nowhere.

Shamkhani: Iran free to develop its defensive power
Iran’s to security official said Iran will not wait for other countries’ permission to proceed with its conventional defensive power, stressing that Tehran will fiercely counter any foreign interventions in this regard, including development of its missile power.

Tehran Times

Tehran confirms missile launch, says it doesn’t breach UN resolution
Iran confirmed on Wednesday it had carried out a fresh missile launch, saying the firing fits into its conventional defense doctrine and does not contravene the UN Security Council resolution that endorsed a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Iran’s oil output up 20,000 bpd after OPEC deal: survey
According to a new survey by Reuters published on Tuesday, Iran has increased its oil output by 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) in January after the country was exempted from the OPEC cuts. A deal reached on December 10 between the members of OPEC and nonOPEC producers marked the first such pact since 2001.

Trump’s first 11 days in office
It has been just thirteen days since Donald John Trump took office as the 45th president of the United States. The following is a chronology of executive orders issued by him in January:

Leader pays homage to martyred firefighters
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei pays homage to one of the martyrs of the Plasco building collapse on February 1, 2017.

New satellites unveiled
On Wednesday Iran unveiled its latest achievements in the field of space technology during a ceremony marking the ninth National Space Technology Day.

Ayrault: ‘New chapter’ has opened in France-Iran ties
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said in a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday that a “new chapter” in ties have been with Iran.

Trump’s ban excludes true sponsors of terrorism: Larijani
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s entry ban, saying it does not include the true sponsors of terrorism, Fars news agency reported.