Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 27-02-2017

Iran Daily

Rouhani to run for second term
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has decided to run for re-election in May, the vice-president for parliamentary affairs said on Sunday.

Syrian Army advances against Daesh near Aleppo
The Syrian Army made a sudden advance on Saturday and Sunday into areas held by Daesh terrorist group in northwest Syria, a war monitor said, as the terrorists retreated after losing the city of Al-Bab to Turkish troops and their allied militants on Thursday.

Bushehr nuclear plant generates 6.2b kWh electricity in three years
Officials in the Bushehr nuclear power plant announced on Sunday that the plant has injected 6.2b kWh of electricity into the national grid.

Sources: US considers quitting UN Human Rights Council
The US administration is considering pulling the United States out of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which the new US administration accuses of being biased against Israel, according to two sources in regular contact with former and current US officials.

Indonesia planning oil purchase from Iran
Indonesia is looking into the purchase of crude oil from Iran on the basis of long-term supply agreements, announced visiting Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution.

UNEP: UN, Iran to do their best to solve environmental problems
A UN official assured people from Khuzestan that the UN and Iranian government will do their best to solve the environmental problems in the southwestern province.

Rouhani to visit Pakistan for ECO Summit
President Hassan Rouhani will visit Pakistan on Tuesday to attend an ECO summit, an official of presidential office said.

Navy launches military drills in south
Iran’s Navy has begun annual drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in southern country.

Zarif urges int’l community action over human tragedy in Yemen
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed concern over the ongoing humanitarian tragedy in Yemen caused by a Saudi onslaught on civilians in the Arabian Peninsula country, calling on the international community to end the protracted war.

Iranian wins W. Va. Vanguard Agriculture award
This year’s West Virginia Vanguard Agriculture Design award winner traces his fascination with science to his childhood in Tehran, Iran.

Teharn Times

State, defense departments want to preserve JCPOA: ex-WH official
Frank N. von Hippel, a former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology says U.S. State Department and Pentagon as well as the American people want to “preserve” the Iran nuclear agreement, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran-Indonesia trade expected to rise 25% in 2017
Iran’s Communications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi has predicted that trade between Iran and Indonesia will witness a 25-percent increase in 2017 to surpass $1.2 billion.

Combating terrorism tops Geneva talks agenda: Syria
Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations and head of the Syrian delegation to the intra-Syrian peace talks in Geneva says fighting terrorism should top the agenda of the ongoing negotiations, shortly after bomb attacks killed dozens of people in the country’s western city of Homs.

Euro zone economy: real recovery or another Sirens’ song?
Over the years, euro zone economic growth has been a bit like the Sirens in Homer’s Odyssey: singing a song of promise, only to end up pulling you onto the rocks.

Migrating birds flocking to southern Iran
Various animals namely flamingos, herons, ducks, cranes, and pelicans have migrated to a wetland located in Fars province, southern Iran, for mating and breeding.

Iran to launch advanced destroyer soon
Iran’s navy will soon launch its most advanced destroyer, Sahand, as the third home-grown watercraft, its commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Saturday.

Rouhani boasts low costs of healthcare in his administration
President Rouhani has hailed the low prices of medicine and medical treatment in his administration compared to those of previous administrations, describing the measures taken by his Health Ministry as a “source of pride”, ISNA reported.

Russia Duma: Enmity with Iran will harm Persian Gulf Arab states
Vice Speaker of the Russian State Duma Sergey Nikolayevich Baburin has said that hostility against Tehran will be harmful to the Persian Gulf Arab states.

Iran expresses empathy with Syrians
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Sunday that Iran considers the Syrian people’s pain and suffering as its own.

Iran asks int’l community to show reaction to humanitarian tragedy in Yemen
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned of the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, and called on the international bodies to end the crisis in the poor Arab country.