Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 8-5-2017

Iran Daily


Leader: Voter negligence would harm Iran

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said any dereliction on the part of voters in Iran’s elections this month would harm the country, urging a massive turnout to disappoint the enemies.


NIDC has drilled 725 wells since 2013

The National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) successfully spudded 725 oil and gas wells under the administration of President Hassan Rouhani which took office in 2013, said an NIDC official.


Iran, Afghanistan discuss terror threat

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to Afghanistan which is facing a resurgent Taliban and an emerging Daesh threat despite the presence of foreign troops.


President visits site of mine blast

President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday visited the site of a deadly incident in the northeastern Iranian province of Golestan where an explosion at a coal mine left at least 27 people dead.


Iraqi forces open new Mosul front

Iraqi forces faced stiff resistance from Daesh in northwest Mosul on Sunday after opening a new front against the terrorists there in a push to rout them from the city after seven months of fighting.


Over 80 Nigerian girls free in Boko Haram exchange
Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram have been freed in exchange for detained suspects with the terrorist group, Nigeria’s government announced early Sunday, in the largest release negotiated yet in the battle to save nearly 300 girls whose mass abduction exposed the mounting threat posed by the Daesh-linked terrorists.
Macron, Le Pen face off in watershed French election

French voters headed to the polls Sunday to pick a new president, choosing between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a crucial election for the future of the country and Europe.


Iran, Norway officials discuss cooperation, world crises

Head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran’s Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati said that Iran and Norway should prepare a roadmap aimed at expanding cooperation and removing obstacles.


Tehran Times


Zarif: Strategic roadmap with Afghanistan in the pipeline

Having met with senior Afghan officials in Kabul on Sunday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the two sides have agreed on working toward a “strategic” roadmap which addresses issues of mutual concern.


Iran buys gear to shield gas output from any new U.S. sanctions

Iran is buying equipment to avert a possible disruption in output at its share of the world’s biggest natural gas field, in the event the U.S. decides to impose additional sanctions on its economy, the head of state-run operator Pars Oil & Gas Co. said.


Iran, S. Korea bolster co-op in wetland conservation

Ramsar Mayor Nosratollah Kouzehgar and Suncheon Mayor Cho Choong-hoon inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance cooperation in sustainable development and conservation of wetlands, the Department of Environment official website reported on Saturday.


The art of basketry in central Iran

A rural women from the central province of Isfahan weaves baskets using fine wooden splints, locally called Morvar, on May 6, 2017.


Annual exports of fisheries, fish products hit $900m

More than $900 million of fisheries and fish products was exported from Iran during the past Iranian calendar year (which ended on March 20), according to Hassan Salehi, the head of Iran’s Fisheries Organization.


Bahrain: Sheikh Isa Qassim trial in absentia postponed to 21 May

The forth high criminal court on Sunday postponed the trial of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the most senior Shia cleric in the country, to 21 May.


Those guilty in mine incident should stand trial: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that those who are found guilty in a coal mine incident should face trial.


Leader: Huge turnout to secure Iran

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for a massive turnout in the upcoming presidential election, saying the presence of the people would strengthen the country against its enemies.


Foreign Ministry says not involved in election rivalry

The Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday that it is not involved in the presidential election campaigns against or in favor of any particular candidate.