Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 10-05-2017

Iran Daily

Foreign banks boosting ties with Iran following JCPOA
Several foreign banks have resumed activities and entered Iranian market following the implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran mine blast death toll rises to 42
Iranian rescue workers retrieved bodies of seven more workers trapped under the debris of a collapsed mine in northeastern province of Golestan, raising the number of confirmed fatalities to 42.

Iraqi forces chip away at last Daesh-held districts in Mosul
Fly-blown corpses of terrorists littered the streets of a district in Mosul on Tuesday as Iraqi forces chipped away at the last remaining handful of districts under the control of Daesh.

South Korea presidency ‘won by liberal Moon Jae-in’
Liberal politician Moon Jae-in won South Korea’s presidential election on Tuesday, exit polls showed, an expected victory that would end nearly a decade of conservative rule and bring a more conciliatory approach toward North Korea.

Canadian delegation in Tehran to thaw ties
Canadian government officials are in Tehran this week for the first time since the government of former prime minister Stephen Harper closed the Canadian Embassy here nearly five years ago.

US may send 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan
The US military and State Department recommended sending at least 3,000 more US troops to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban.

Zarif underlines people-oriented policy not slogan
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on presidential candidates in the country to always pursue a “people-oriented” policy instead of raising popular slogans just in the run-up to the polls.

Ministry: Over 56m Iranians eligible to vote in elections
Iran’s Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday that over 56 million Iranians are eligible to vote in the Iran’s 12th presidential election and fifth city and village councils elections on May 19.

Source: Tehran welcomes Ankara’s border wall plan
An informed source at the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Iran welcomes Turkey’s plan on construction of a wall along the two countries’ border, however, underlining that Ankara must keep Tehran updated on its plan before any move.

Iran reserves right to counter terrorists in Pakistan
A senior Iranian military commander said the country reserves the right to destroy the lairs of terrorists in Pakistan following a recent terrorist crime against Iranian border guards serving on the country’s southeastern frontier.

Najafi: Israel against peace in Mideast
Israel, being supported by the US, is the biggest barrier to a nuclear-weapon-free Middle East, said Iran’s Ambassador to the IAEA, Reza Najafi.

Tehran Times

‘You invited your child to your home, so be a perfect host!’
Parents invite their children to their home so they should spend time with them and be patient toward them, the Iranian renowned children author Mostafa Rahmandoost said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

Europeans see huge potential in Iran’s energy market
European exhibitors participating in the 22nd International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition of Iran (Iran Oil Show 2017) believe that there is huge potential for business in Iran’s oil, gas and petrochemical sectors.

Foreign novels more appealing to Iranian teens: publisher
A manager of Peydayesh, a major Tehran-based company active in children’s publications, has said that foreign novels are more appealing to Iranian young adults.

IMF singles out Asia’s top problems: aging population and productivity
Asia-Pacific’s long-term growth outlook remains the strongest in the world, but the medium-term picture is weighed down by an aging population and sluggish productivity, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned in a new report on Tuesday.

Foreign novels more appealing to Iranian teens: publisher
A manager of Peydayesh, a major Tehran-based company active in children’s publications, has said that foreign novels are more appealing to Iranian young adults.

In Benghazi offensive, 11 soldiers fall: report
Eleven soldiers were killed and 55 wounded on day one of an offensive against extremist groups in Benghazi, the news agency loyal to the authorities in eastern Libya said on Tuesday.

Rose harvest season in southern Iran
Harvesting Damask rose, known as Gol-e Mohammadi in Iran, is an annual practice in Meymand, a city in the southern province of Fars.

Zarif urges respect for national dignity
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that the people’s dignity should be respected in the political campaigns.

Canadian political delegation in Iran for talks
The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that a Canadian political delegation is in Tehran for talks on bilateral relations.

Iran ‘informed’ of Turkish decision to construct border wall
An official with the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Turkey has “informally informed” Tehran of a plan to construct an Iran-Turkey border wall.

950,000 jobs should be created annually: government spokesman
To bring the unemployment rate to single digit by the end of the six year development, which falls on 2021, it is needed to create 950,000 jobs per year, government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said on Tuesday.