Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 07-05-2017

Iran Daily

Tourists flock to Iran’s ‘image of the world’
Sunlight spills across the turquoise and sapphire dome of the Imam Mosque in Isfahan’s Naqsh-e Jahan Square, and in its shadow, dozens of tourists hold cameras aloft to capture the memory.

EU: Scrapping Iran deal in no one’s interest
Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, said scrapping a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran would be in the interest of no one, something she stressed that the United States must have come to understand by now.

Relative calm in Syrian de-escalation zones after deal implemented
Relative calm prevailed Saturday in wide parts of war-ravaged Syria despite sporadic violations and clashes after a deal to set up “de-escalation zones” in mostly militant-held areas went into effect, government media outlets and opposition said.

France takes hard line over Macron hack attack
French authorities took a hard line Saturday on what presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron called a “massive” hacking attack on his campaign, warning on the eve of the vote that anyone spreading the information could be committing a crime.

Hamas elects Haniyeh as new political chief
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas on Saturday elected Ismail Haniyeh to lead its political office, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum told Reuters in Gaza.

Zarif due in Kabul today
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to visit Afghanistan today at the invitation of his Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani.

Velayati hails Germany’s role in shaping independent European policies
The head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran’s Expediency Council, Ali Akbar Velayati, said Germany’s decisive role in developing independent European policies is important for Iran.

Iran-Ireland ties on right track
Iran’s Ambassador to Ireland Javad Kachou’ian said that following the 2015 nuclear deal and removal of anti-Iran sanctions, relations between Iran and Ireland have been on the right track.

Heavy rains, flooding hit several cities in Iran
Heavy downpours once again hit many parts of Iran, a month after flooding and landslides claimed dozens of lives in the northwest of the country.

Museum for History of Muslim World Civilization to be set up
Chairman of World Assembly of Islamic Cities (WAIC) and Mayor of Qazvin City Masoud Nosrati said that the assembly is to set up Museum for History of Muslim World Civilization through the sustainable development program.

Iran-EU scientific office opens in Bonn
Iran and the European Union opened their scientific collaboration office in the German city of Bonn on Saturday.

Iran raps US nuclear stance as provocative
A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official has criticized the “provocative” nuclear stance adopted by the United States, saying the world is witnessing an arms race among nuclear powers.

Tehran Times

Publishers can work by contracts till Iran joins copyright pacts: Expert
Association of Italian Publishers (AIE) director Alfieri Lorenzon has proposed that Iranian and Italian publishing companies collaborate based on mutual agreements until Iran is admitted as a member of the international conventions on copyrights.

Iran Oil Show 2017 kicks off in Tehran
The 22nd Iran International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition (Iran Oil Show 2017) kicked off at Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Iran’s Qeshm Island becomes UNESCO Global Geopark
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has registered Iran’s southern Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf on its Global Geoparks list.

Iran’s Zarif heads to Afghanistan for senior talks
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for Kabul on Sunday morning for high-level talks with top Afghan of- ficials.

Trump mulling over major weapons deals, THAAD sale in Saudi visit
U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to sign multi-billion dollar weapons deals with Saudi Arabia during his upcoming visit to the country, including the possible sale of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system.

‘Traffic light’ labels to guide Iranians toward healthier food
Iranian manufactures are required to include ‘traffic light’ labels on food packaging to signify the fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt content of the food stuff by the end of summer.

Mine blast tragedy Day 4: 13 bodies still missing
Searches continued into the fourth day to find the remaining 13 bodies trapped after a blast hit a coal mine in the northeastern province of Golestan on Wednesday.

Changes to nuclear deal will cause new problems, Iran warns
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani warned the Donald Trump administration on Saturday that making changes to the nuclear agreement will cause new problems.

Rome fully endorses unclear deal: Italian deputy FM
Italy fully endorses the continuous implementation of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, its deputy foreign minister said in Tehran on Saturday.

Interior minister says presidential debates proceeding well
Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli on Saturday expressed satisfaction over the process of the presidential debates, saying they have been held in a good way with an observance of justice and equality.

Velayati says Iran-Germany ties are growing
Ali Akbar Velayati, the senior foreign policy advisor to the Leader, said on Saturday that ties between Iran and Germany are growing well and meetings between the two countries’ officials prove it.