Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 26-4-2017

Iran Daily


Leader: Unity key to progress of Muslim world

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that unity and resistance against bullying powers is the key to the progress of the Muslim world.


UN seeks to avert famine in Yemen, says a child dies every 10 minutes

The United Nations needs massive funds to avert famine in Yemen and warring parties there must ensure humanitarian aid can be delivered, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday as he opened a donor conference in Geneva.


EU delegations due in Tehran to discuss banking cooperation

An Iranian official said that two major economic delegations from the European Union are scheduled to visit Tehran on Saturday to discuss the prospects for post-sanction banking activities as well as investment in the country’s energy sector.


Anti-Le Pen rally held in France

France’s defeated political establishment has begun to rally against far-right leader Marine Le Pen as she goes head-to-head against political novice Emmanuel Macron in the final race for the French presidency.


Zarif urges efforts by civilizations to address challenges

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for collective efforts by all civilizations to address the daunting challenges we face.


German distributor: Fajr film market important to our European clients

Fajr International Film Festival 2017 unveiled high profile acquisitions of Iranian films at its opening ceremony on Friday. The main activity is in sales for films screening in the sidebar Film Market. It may take time to assess this run. But so far all signs indicate a strong return to the robust activity and old time glamor of past events.


Official: Talks for yellowcake purchase not over

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said talks are underway for purchase of 950 tons of yellowcake from Kazakhstan.


Salehi: US will be violating Iran deal if it does not extend sanctions relief

A senior Iranian official said the United States will be “explicitly” violating the nuclear deal with Iran and five other countries if it refuses to extend the suspension of American nuclear-related sanctions against the Islamic Republic on the due date.


Official: Iran-Turkey anti-terror campaign ‘necessary’

Deputy General Director of Foreign Ministry’s Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) described the Iran-Turkey cooperation in combating terrorism and extremism as ‘necessary’.


Iranian defense minister in Russia to participate in MCIS

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan is in the Russian capital to take part in the VI Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS).


Tehran Times


Human society needs to embrace diversity: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that human society is in desperate need of embracing the enriching diversity within and between civilizations.


U.S. review of nuclear deal contrary to its spirit, words: Iran

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that Washington’s policy of reevaluating the nuclear agreement is creating an atmosphere of distrust and confusion among world countries, noting this is contrary to the text and spirit of the agreement.


Iraqi forces liberate largest neighborhood in western Mosul

Iraqi security forces have pushed deeper into western Mosul, liberating the largest neighborhood in the area in a major blow to the ISIL (Daesh) terror group.


Turkey targets Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria

Turkish military jets have carried out air strikes against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters in northern Iraq and northeast Syria, killing at least 24 people, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency said.


Broken politics and a fragile world economy

The global economy is gathering momentum, the International Monetary Fund has declared. That’s probably correct and undeniably encouraging, but there’s an ominous discord between this economic expansion and what’s euphemistically called “political uncertainty” — that is, the stresses caused by surging anti-trade, anti-market, anti-immigrant populism.


Prophet’s first revelation celebrated

Thousands of Iranians gathered in the religious city of Mashhad in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS) on Monday to celebrate Eid al-Mab’ath, the anniversary of the day Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) received his first revelation and was chosen as Allah’s final messenger.


Leader: Candidates should not look abroad

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the presidential candidates should set sights on the people and not pin hopes on outsiders.


Iran-Turkey co-op needed to defeat terrorism: official

An Iranian Foreign Ministry official underlined on Tuesday the necessity of cooperation between Iran and Turkey in order to defeat terrorist groups and extremist ideologies in the Middle East.