Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 15-02-2017

Iran Daily

Iran, Luxembourg stress compliance with nuclear deal
Iran and Luxembourg laid emphasis on the need for all the parties to a multilateral nuclear deal between Iran and six other countries to comply with their contractual obligations.

Top Trump aide Flynn resigns over ‘Russia contacts’
Donald Trump’s national security advisor Michael Flynn resigned amid controversy over his contacts with the Russian government, a first stunning departure from the president’s inner circle less than a month after his inauguration.

N. Korea rejects UN statement, says missile tests defensive
North Korea on Tuesday rejected the UN Security Council’s statement on its weekend missile launch and declared that all of its tests were “self-defense measures” designed to protect its people.

IAEA: Iran continuing commitment to nuclear deal
Iran is implementing the deal on its nuclear program agreed with world powers, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Tuesday, amid concerns the United States will try to alter the terms.

Protests, clashes as Bahrain marks uprising anniversary
Police clashed with anti-government protesters in Bahrain as they marked the sixth anniversary of the tiny island kingdom’s popular uprising.

Iranian sailors imprisoned in Tanzania released
Eight Iranian sailors who were mistakenly arrested by Seychelles Coastguard and anti-drug officials in the Indian Ocean in 2016 have been released, Iran’s Deputy Governor General of Sistan-Baluchestan Province, Ali Asghar Mirshekari, said on Tuesday.

Iran calls for protecting critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks
Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo urged the international community to provide mechanisms for protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks.

Persian Gulf states told to ‘seize opportunity’ of Rouhani visit
Iranian president’s deputy chief of staff called on the Persian Gulf Arab states on Tuesday to seize the opportunity of a visit by President Hassan Rouhani to Oman and Kuwait to improve ties, saying that a chance like this would “pass like a cloud”.

Bernama chairman tours ICPI
The chairman of Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) toured Iran Cultural and Press Institute (ICPI) on Tuesday and held talks with its staff and officials.

Minister calls for using nuclear technology in naval industry
Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan called for using nuclear technology to improve the country’s naval industry.

Tehran Times

Europe is well advised to care for its own security: expert
A leading scholar believes that NATO is “outdated” and suggests that Europe should care about its own security, especially as Donald Trump, whom he described as “unreliable”, has taken the helm at the White House.

Iranian submarines to use nuclearfuelled propellers
Iran’s defense minister said on Tuesday that there is need for the country to develop technology to use nuclear-propulsion systems for its submarines and heavy ships.

PSA “very keen” for Iran regional export post-sanctions
PSA Group says it is “very, very keen” to use its burgeoning relationships with Iranian automakers as a springboard for exports to the Middle East.

Russian scientists find massive extraterrestrial material in Iranian desert
A team of Russian geologists from Ural Federal University recently returned from an expedition in the Lut Ddesert in the east of Iran.

Iran’s first research vessel set afloat
The first Iranian-made research vessel was launched in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, IRIB reported.

Rouhani heads to Kuwait, Oman in reconciliation push
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will make formal trips to Kuwait and Oman on Wednesday, what is expected to be his first reconciliation push to fill a diplomatic gap between Iran and the Arab world.

Defense capability backed by common sense: VP
Iran’s first vice president, Is’haq Jahangiri, launched a strong defense of the country’s missile program, saying sanctions cannot thwart Iran from boosting its defense capabilities.

Rouhani: Iran can meet European energy needs
President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that there is an abundant opportunity for investment in the Iranian energy sector, noting Iran can fulfill a part of Europe’s energy needs.

Iran condemns suicide blast in Pakistan
Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned on Tuesday suicide blast in Lahore, Pakistan, which left at least 13 people killed.

Eight Iranian sailors in pirate captivity freed
Iran confirmed on Tuesday the freeing of eight Iranian sailors, in captivity since May 2016 by Somalian pirates amid continuing effort to release the remaining captives.

Sweden defends officials wearing headscarves in Iran
Sweden Trade Minister Ann Linde responded to criticism by female rights activists in her country on wearing hijab during her recent visit Iran, saying she was didn’t want to break the Iranian law.