Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 25-02-2017

Iran Daily

Iran calls for regional cooperation on environmental problems
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday urged regional cooperation for resolution of environmental problems, in particular dust particle pollution.

Daesh car bomb kills 60 in Syria’s Al-Bab
Turkey’s news agency said on Friday that a car bombing killed 60 people near a town just captured from Daesh terrorists by Turkish forces and Syrian militants.

New Zealand, Indonesia ministers due in Tehran today
Iran is to host ministers from Indonesia and New Zealand today and hold talks on cooperation in the economic sector.

Iraqi forces push into first districts of western Mosul
Iraqi security forces advanced deeper into the western half of Mosul on Friday one day after launching attacks on several fronts toward Daesh’s last main stronghold in the city.

Syria gov’t negotiator says to study UN paper
The chief government negotiator at Syria peace talks in Geneva said on Friday he had received a paper from the UN mediator Staffan de Mistura and would now study it, but a first meeting had covered nothing but the format of talks.

Leader cautions against efforts in West to change Islamic lifestyle
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said there are centers in Europe and the US that are planning to change lifestyle of people in non-Western countries, particularly in the Islamic Iran.

Iranian, Saudi officials discuss Hajj pilgrimage
Iran and Saudi Arabia held their first round of negotiations about conditions for the dispatch of Iranian nationals to Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage later this year.

Minister: Iran enhances accuracy, durability of missiles
Iranian military experts have managed to increase the accuracy of long-range missiles as well their projectile’s storage life, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said.

World stood alongside JCPOA against US
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said that the world has stood alongside the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) against the US.

Tehran Times

Dust storms take Rouhani to southern province
Recent dust storms took President Rouhani to southern Iran where repeated electricity and water outages threw normal life out of gear in 11 cities of Khuzestan province, including provincial capital Ahvaz.

Exports of oil products hit unprecedented 450,000 bpd
Iran has exported 450,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil products for the first time on average during the current Iranian calendar year, ending March 20, 2017, IRNA quoted an oil official as saying.

136 Turkish diplomats, relatives seek asylum in Germany
More than 130 Turkish diplomats, soldiers and their family members have sought refuge in Germany since last July’s failed coup, according to German government data in documents seen by AFP on Friday.

Syria peace talks end in Geneva following Astana progress
The UN-brokered peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition forces resumed in Geneva on Thursday February 23, following a 10-month break caused by the escalation of violence in the country.

Suicide bombers kill scores near Al Bab
Two suicide car bombings have gone off near Al Bab, killing scores of people, just a day after the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) terrorists were pushed out of the northern Syrian town.

Can you make money in a collapse of the euro?
As Europe is roiled by fears of a breakup of its currency, investors and lawyers have begun digging through bond documentation in the hope of finding ways to protect themselves against the possible return of the franc, lire and Deutschemark.

Samanoo festival celebrated in northeastern Iran
Samanoo festival, a joyous occasion where people cook Samanoo – a traditional Iranian sweet paste made entirely from mashed germinated wheat – was celebrated in Daraq, North Khorasan Province, on Thursday.

Zarif urges regional co-op on environment
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for collective efforts on Monday to be made by all neighboring countries to tackle environmental challenges.

Iran says it has increased precision of its long-range ballistic missiles
Iran now has long-range ballistic missiles with greater precision, its defense minister said on Thursday, rejecting reports that Tehran has halted its missile program after a recent missile launch that drew a response from Washington.

Post-JCPOA Iran bolstered against enemies: deputy FM
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has said that the nuclear deal has bolstered Islamic Republic’s confidence in defying its enemies and the hegemonic powers, ISNA reported on Friday.

Nuclear chief: We should not let Trumpism into domestic policy
Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said on Thursday that Iran should not let “Trumpism” infiltrate into its domestic policy. “