Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 01-05-2017

Iran Daily

Iran self-sufficient in gasoline production, aims to export
Iran said on Sunday it was now self-sufficient in gasoline production as President Hassan Rouhani opened a refinery in the southern city of Bandar Abbas, Hormuzgan Province.

British PM braces for difficult Brexit talks
British Prime Minister Theresa May expects divorce talks with the European Union to be difficult, she said on Sunday in response to the tough stance taken by EU leaders over the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.

Leader: Iranian people removed ‘shadow of war’
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Iranian people have removed the specter of war, dismissing claims that it was the achievement of certain officials.

Tens of thousands across US protest Trump’s climate policies
Tens of thousands of people across the US marched in rain, snow and blistering heat to demand action on climate change in mass protests that fell on President Trump’s 100th day in office and blasted his administration for rolling back environmental protections.

Iraq vows to complete Mosul’s liberation in May
A top Iraqi commander expects to dislodge Daesh from Mosul in May despite resistance from terrorists in the densely populated Old City district.

MP: Terrorists behind attack on Iranian border guards
The vice chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said the country’s security forces have identified some of those behind a recent deadly terrorist attack near the Pakistani border that killed 10 Iranian border guards.

Zarif: Iran calls for dialogue to resolve regional crisis
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif echoed the Islamic Republic’s stance on resolving conflicts with its neighbors through dialogue.

Pakistan parliamentary delegation due in Iran
Members of the Pakistani Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission are scheduled to visit Iran in the coming days, an Iranian MP said.

Iran condoles with Cuba over deadly plane crash
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi conveyed Iran’s condolences to Cuba on a plane crash in the Latin American country that claimed the lives of eight people on board.

Tehran Times

Mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners enters 2nd week
An open-ended mass hunger strike by Palestinians to draw the world’s attention to harsh conditions at Israeli prisons has entered its second week, with some of those refusing food experiencing health decline.

The people removed shadow of war: Leader
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that the people’s active presence in different scenes removed the shadow of war and aggression on Iran.

Zarif marks Persian Gulf National Day, urges co-op between littoral states
Marking the Persian Gulf National Day on Sunday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the sea’s littoral states to cooperate with each other to address regional challenges.

Israel resumes building ‘apartheid wall’ in West Bank
Israel has resumed constructing its controversial separation wall northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Beit Lahm (Bethlehem) that is viewed as an embodiment of Tel Aviv’s oppression against the Palestinians.

Advisor calls for dialogue to resolve regional disputes
Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the parliament speaker, has called for dialogue among regional countries in order to reach a political solution to the crises in the Middle East.

U.S. suffers weakest firstquarter growth in 3 years
The U.S. economy expanded at its weakest pace in three years during the opening months of the year, underlining the daunting task facing Donald Trump’s administration as it seeks to attain ambitious growth targets.

Advisor calls for dialogue to resolve regional disputes
The European Union is courting Tehran by underlining its firm commitment to the Iran nuclear deal, intending to bolster moderates ahead of presidential elections, Reuters reported.

Khalid Nabi shrine where faith and beauty meet
A cluster of pilgrims walk in a scenic mountainous route that leads to the shrine of Khalid Nabi in Golestan province near the border with Turkmenistan, April 29, 2017.