Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 13-4-2017

Iran Daily


CEO: ATR ready to sell more passenger planes to Iran

French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR is ready to supply passenger planes in various classes to Iran, said the company’s CEO.


United Airlines faces mounting pressure over passenger

United Airlines and its chief executive faced mounting pressure on from a worldwide backlash over its treatment of a passenger who was dragged from his seat on a plane on Sunday to make room for four employees on the overbooked flight.


Xi urges resolution of N.Korea tension in Trump call

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a peaceful resolution of rising tension on the Korean Peninsula in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, as a US aircraft carrier strike group steamed toward the region.


More candidates register for presidential vote

Dozens more viable candidates turned up at Iran’s Interior Ministry in Tehran to register for the upcoming presidential elections.


Putin: Russia-US ties have ‘worsened’ under Trump

President Vladimir Putin said ties between Russia and the United States appear to have deteriorated under Donald Trump in an interview released Wednesday as the countries’ top diplomats met in Moscow.


Iran: EU extension of sanctions ‘failed, unproductive policy’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry said extension of the European Union sanctions against Iran on the pretext of violation of human rights is a “failed and unproductive policy.


Police end hostage-taking in NE Iran

Iranian police forces ended a hostage-taking in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province, on Wednesday, storming a dwelling where a gunman had held a mother and two children for hours.


Iran, Italy FMs review global developments

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano reviewed the latest regional and global developments in a telephone conversation on Wednesday.


Iran, Russia, Syria underline closer cooperation against terrorists

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan in separate phone calls with his Russian and Syrian counterparts underlined closer coordination against terrorist groups in Syria.


Iran, Oman launch search, rescue drills in Strait of Hormuz

The naval forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Oman have launched joint search and rescue (SAR) drills in the eastern parts of the Strait of Hormuz and the northern parts of the Indian Ocean.


Tehran Times


Iran moves up in travel and tourism competitiveness rankings

Iran ranked 93rd out of 136 countries in the 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index, jumping four positions in the biennial report released by the World Economic Forum. Published on April 5, the report reveals that Iran has preserved its topmost global rank in the “price competitiveness” category, which shows how costly it is to travel or invest in a country.


Putin: Trust erodes under Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump, as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria.


Iran backs talks between Venezuelan govt. and opponents

Iran’s Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that Tehran supports talks between the Venezuelan government and the opponents to settle the differences.


IMF’s Lagarde upbeat on growth, worried about protectionism

The recovery of the world’s economy is gaining momentum according to the head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde. But – in what could be seen as a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ trade agenda – she warned that that recovery could be cut off by protectionism.


Syria, militants set to evacuate 4 towns as part of deal

The Syrian government and militants are reportedly set to begin the evacuation of four towns in Idlib and Rif Dimashq as part of a deal they reached late last month.


Zarif, Lavrov, Muallem to meet in Moscow

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will head to Moscow on Friday to hold talks with Russian and Syrian counterparts on the latest developments in the Syrian battlefield after the recent U.S. missile attack.


Tehran denounces extension of EU human rights sanctions

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has condemned a recent decision by the European Union (EU) to extend its antiTehran sanctions that were in place over human rights situation in the Islamic Republic.


Iran to launch production line for new defense equipment

Commander of Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari announced on Wednesday that the army plans to launch four production lines of necessary defense equipment and arms.


Iran, Russia’s defense chiefs discuss U.S. air strike on Syria

General Hossein Dehqan and Sergei Shoigu, the Iranian and Russian defense ministers, held a phone conversation on Tuesday to discuss the U.S. air strike against Syria.


Former president registers for May presidential election

Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad submitted his name for registration for the May 19 presidential election on Wednesday in an apparent reversal of earlier promises not to run.