Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 03-05-2017

Iran Daily

Peugeot 2008 mass production begins in Iran
French auto giant Peugeot began mass production of its latest flagship crossover in Iran — a landmark move that could cement its presence in the Middle East’s biggest vehicle market.

Maduro calls for new constitution
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called for a new constitution as he fights to quell a crisis that has led to more than a month of protests against him and deadly street violence.

Flights push US, North Korea ‘to brink of war’
North Korea accused the United States on Tuesday of pushing the Korean Peninsula to the brink of nuclear war after a pair of strategic US bombers flew training drills with the South Korean and Japanese air forces.

Merkel calls Russia ‘important partner’
German Chancellor Angela Merkel promoted ties with Russia during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

Zarif: US will extend Iran sanctions relief
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he believes the United States will extend the suspension of its nuclear-related sanctions against the Islamic Republic on the due date as part of its commitments under a multilateral deal that involves Iran.

Rouhani: Constructive engagement with world great achievement
President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that the constructive engagement with the world was one of the outcomes of people’s vote in 2013.

Iran regrets deaths of German tourists in road accident
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi expressed sorrow over deaths of two German tourists in a road accident in southern Iran.

Those provided Saddam with mines denied Iran demining tech
President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that those countries that provided former Iraqi government with mines, avoided providing Iran with the technology to clean the mines after the Iraq’s imposed war on Iran.

Iranian delegation in Astana for Syria talks
Iranian delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari arrived in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, on Tuesday to attend the fourth round of talks between the Syrian government and armed groups.

Minister: Iran, Syria fighting on same front to defeat terrorism
Iran’s defense minister said the Iranian and Syrian peoples are fighting on the same front to defeat terrorism and return calm and security to the region.

Tehran Times

Iran says meddling complicates Syria crisis
Any foreign aggression will add more complexity into the Syrian crisis, widening war and bloodshed to the whole region, Iran’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said on Tuesday.

Iran expects Middle East railways integration
Iran expects an integrated railway transport system in the Middle East to be established in the near future.

Anthropologist says massive participation in elections shows political maturity
An anthropologist says people’s massive participation in an election show the political maturity of that society.

IMF releases Regional Economic Outlook for Middle East, Central Asia
The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East and Central Asia, published on Tuesday by the official website of IMF, emphasizes on countries’ need to continue with plans to diversify their economies and implement policies that support jobs and productivity, like education and infrastructure reforms.

UNESCO set to vote on anti-Israeli resolution
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is set to vote on a resolution that describes Israel as an “occupying power,” denying its sovereignty claims over all of Jerusalem al-Quds.

Hezbollah sides with resistance, seeking ‘full liberation’ of Palestine: official
A top Lebanese Hezbollah official said the movement stands by the resistance movement that sticks to the goal of liberating the entire Palestine unconditionally, according to Tasnim news agency.

IKCO launches new production lines
An assembly line worker installs the emblem of a Dena Plus, an all-Iranian sedan, at its production line which was launched at Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) on May 2, 2017.

Zarif believes Trump will extend sanctions removal
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in comments that the next Iranian government should honor the international 2015 nuclear deal to improve Iranians’ living standards, predicting that U.S. President Donald Trump will extend sanctions waivers as enshrined in the nuclear accord.

Iranian delegation enters Astana ahead of Syrian peace talks
An Iranian diplomatic delegation arrived in the Kazakh city of Astana on Tuesday morning ahead of the fourth round of negotiations in pursuit of peace in Syria.

Iran, Russia share common view on Syria
The Russian Ambassador to Iran, Levan Dzhagaryan, has said Tehran and Moscow have similar stance on Syria and are working together to help settle the crisis in the country.

Tehran hosts nuclear safety forum
Iran’s central city of Isfahan is hosting the 24th annual meeting of the Forum of the State Nuclear Safety Authorities of the Countries Operating WWER Type Reactors, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) reported.

Iran unveils minefield navigation simulator
Iran unveiled a homegrown minefield navigation simulator, mainly of use for training purposes.