Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 22-02-2017

Iran Daily

Leader urges all Muslims to back Palestinian resistance
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that all Muslim countries have a responsibility to support Palestinian resistance, which should be a source of unity in the Islamic world.

Iran reliable trading partner for Europe: Zarif
Iran will always be a reliable trading partner for all European countries, specifically Germany.

Iraqi troops consolidate gains south of Mosul
Iraqi forces were consolidating their gains south of Mosul on Tuesday ahead of moving into the city’s Daesh-held western half, a military spokesman said, as civilians fled along the frontline to government-controlled areas.

Thousands of demonstrators across US say ‘Not My President’
Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the US to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President’s Day.

Russian UN Ambassador Churkin dies at 64
Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country’s interests who could both spar and get along with his Western counterparts, died suddenly Monday after falling ill in his office at Russia’s UN mission.

Hezbollah hails Iran’s support for Palestine
The Lebanese Hezbollah movement hailed Iran’s support for Palestine at a time when other countries are siding with Israel.

China keen on cooperation with Iran in Syria
Chinese Special envoy on Syria, Xie Xiaoyan, stressed Beijing’s desire to cooperate with Tehran in Syria, praising Iran’s important role in the war-stricken Arab country.

Iran calls for boosting military cooperation with Pakistan
Iran’s defense minister said Tehran is interested in further military and intelligence cooperation with neighboring Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.

IRNA, ATA strike cooperation agreement
Iran and Albania official news agencies agreed to exchange news items.

Tehran Times

Ground broken for Russian- financed 1.4GW power plant
The construction of a 1,400-megawatt thermal power plant financed to the tune of €1.2 billion by Russia started on Monday in the city of Sirik, southern Iran.

China warns against ‘double standards’ in terror fight
China’s special envoy for the Syrian crisis has warned of “double standards” in the fight against terrorism, urging the international community to fight all designated terrorist groups without exception, IRNA reported.

Iran’s policy is based on deterrence: defense chief
Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan insisted on Tuesday that Tehran’s military strategy is built upon an “effective preemptive power” with a reliance on public support.

New settlements breaches human rights: Larijani
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that the Palestinian people are oppressed and should be supported, noting Israel is annexing more Palestinian lands in violation of human rights.

There is a silver lining for emerging markets
By seemingly voting against trade deficits, immigration, low-quality jobs and “low-flation,” western electorates may have unleashed a tectonic policy shift from globalism to national revivalism.

Automation key to economic transparency: new front
Iran’s economy will grow more transparent if “automation” replaces red tape, a spokesman with Popular Front of the Islamic Party highlighted on Tuesday.

Fajr Fashion Festival opens in Tehran
Mannequin torsos are on display during the 6th Fajr Fashion Festival at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on February 21, 2017. The festival, which will run until February 28, is also organizing exhibitions at Azadi Tower and Milad Tower.

Iran supports creation of free trade zone with EAEU
Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri expressed hope for a free trade zone between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Leader: Hands at work to undermine Palestine cause
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in an address to the Sixth International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada in Tehran on Tuesday, warned that regional conflicts in the region aim to undermine have caused the support for the issue of Palestine and the holy ideal of Quds’ freedom to be undermined.