Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 04-05-2017

Iran Daily

Sharif wants Pakistan-Iran trade to reach $5b
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday underlined the need for concerted efforts from Pakistan and Iran to achieve the target of $5 billion in bilateral trade at the earliest.

Dozens trapped in Iran coal mine explosion
Dozens of miners were trapped after a huge explosion in a coal mine in northeastern Iran on Wednesday.

Powerful blast targets NATO convoy in Kabul
A powerful blast targeting an armored NATO convoy in Kabul killed at least eight people and wounded 28 on Wednesday, including three coalition troops, officials said in an attack claimed by the Daesh terror group.

EU Brexit chief: Britain must settle account before departure
The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator insisted Wednesday that Britain’s accounts must be settled before any talks on its future trade relationship with the EU can take place, as he warned that time is running out to seal a deal by 2019.

Food imports to war-torn Yemen at ‘all-time low’
Yemen’s commercial food imports are at a record low, driving up the cost of staples in what is now the world’s largest food security crisis, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Wednesday.

Larijani: Iran, Indonesia enjoy great potentials for cooperation
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Wednesday that Iran and Indonesia have great potentials for cooperation which should be used for development of economic ties.

ICRC praises Iran’s demining efforts
Head of mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iran praised the Islamic Republic’s demining activities and programs, saying other countries contaminated by landmines could tap into Iran’s experiences.

Velayati urges appropriate European policy on Middle East
Head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran’s Expediency Council, Ali Akbar Velayati, called on European governments to gain a “more logical understanding” of Middle Eastern developments and adopt appropriate policies in order to contribute to “sustainable peace and stability in the region” and to “world peace and calm”.

Presidential candidates explain plans
Candidates in the upcoming presidential election in Iran explain their future plans if they are elected as president as they have recently started their campaigns for May 19 polls.

Tehran Times

No job discrimination for Iranian Jews: Jewish lawmaker
The Jewish community representative in Iran’s Majlis (Parliament) has rejected claims that Jews face job discrimination in Iran, citing that more than 25 Jews are teaching at Iranian universities.

Coal mine blast leaves two dead, dozens trapped
An explosion in a coal mine in the northeastern province of Golestan has left at least two dead and 25 injured, while officials fear up to 50 remain trapped underground.

Agricultural exports fetch Iran $5.7 billion
Iran exported 5.81 million tons of agricultural products worth $5.686 billion in the past Iranian calendar year 1395 (March 2016-March 2017, Deputy Agriculture Minister Abdolmahdi Bakhshandeh said on Wednesday.

Is Saudi crown prince in his own senses?
Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, on Tuesday claimed that Iran is following an “extremist ideology” and seeking to take over the Muslim world.

Food imports to war-torn Yemen at all-time low: NGO
Yemen’s commercial food imports are at a record low, driving up the cost of staples in what is now the world’s largest food security crisis, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Wednesday.

We cannot afford to waste wastewater: UNESCO representative to Iran
“At the time when demand is growing and limited resources are increasingly stressed by over extraction, pollution and climate change, we simply cannot neglect the opportunities from improved wastewater management; we cannot afford to waste wastewater,” said UNESCO representative to Iran on Tuesday.

Iran calls on international community to force Israel to join NPT
A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official says the international community must mount pressure on Israel to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) unconditionally and put its nuclear activities under the surveillance of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Pakistan, Iran to revive hotline between border forces
Pakistan and Iran reached an agreement Wednesday to strengthen security along their shared border after terrorists killed nine Iranian border guards last week.

Iran, Indonesia have capacities to potentioal expand ties: Larijani
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that Iran and Indonesia have many capacities to expand ties, especially in economic area.