Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 11-5-2017

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Leader: Elections bring honor to Iran if law observed

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the upcoming elections would certainly be a source of honor and national dignity for the Islamic Establishment if the people attend the elections with “order, morality and observance of Islamic limits and law.”


EU urges all sides’ compliance with Iran nuclear deal

The European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, called on all parties to the Iran nuclear deal to comply with the accord.
In her annual briefing to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Mogherini hailed the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal with Iran as a “milestone,” which could set a precedent for resolving global issues through diplomacy.


Trump rejects criticism over FBI director dismissal

President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, fighting a storm of criticism that the ouster was aimed at blunting an agency probe into his presidential campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election.


Pall Corp. first US tech firm to invest in Iran

A top American technology leader plans to invest in an Iranian oil equipment production project in what could be the first direct investment by a US oil company in Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, announced an Iranian company.


New South Korean president willing to visit North for peace

The new South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, said as he took office on Wednesday that he was open to visiting rival North Korea under the right conditions to ease military tension on the Korean Peninsula.


President: Election fosters national confidence

President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that elections would foster hope and national confidence in the country.


Police seize four tons of narcotics in southeast

Iran’s anti-narcotics police forces seized four tons of narcotics and killed a wanted criminal who had martyred several law enforcement officers in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, the provincial police chief announced on Wednesday.


Zarif: No procedures yet in place for Iranians’ voting in Canada

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that necessary measures have not been made by Canadian officials to allow Iranian nationals residing in the North American country to cast their ballots in the forthcoming presidential elections.


Election campaign heats up as presidential poll nears

Iran’s election campaign heats up with the six presidential hopefuls vying for the position of the country’s chief executive.



 Tehran Times


PÔLE AVENIA considers Iran ‘a market for future’

French governmental cluster PÔLE AVENIA considers Iran a market for the future of its companies, its general manager Jérôme Porfirio told the Tehran Times in the 22nd International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition of Iran (Iran Oil Show 2017).


Iran’s Zarif says Riyadh ‘dangerously’ seeking tension

Days after the Saudi deputy crown prince ruled out dialogue with Tehran, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Saudi Arabia is pursuing a “dangerous policy” in seeking tension with Iran.


Pakistan summons Iran’s ambassador over commander comments

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry has summoned Tehran’s ambassador to Islamabad over remarks made by the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri.


NATO assessing request for more troops to Afghanistan

NATO is assessing a request from the alliance’s military authorities to send more troops to Afghanistan and will make a decision on the scale and scope of the mission within weeks, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday.


European Central Bank’s Draghi cautiously upbeat on eurozone

The head of the European Central Bank says that risks to the strengthening economy of the 19-country eurozone have fallen — but insists it’s too early to declare victory and start withdrawing stimulus measures.


In celebration of Migratory Birds Day

A couple of flamingos are gracefully posing in front of the camera in a wetland located in Qom, central Iran.


Bahrain bars HRW staffer from FIFA congress amid crackdown on dissent

The Bahraini regime has refused entry visa to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) activist scheduled to attend the annual FIFA congress in Bahrain, as the Persian Gulf Kingdom’s brutal crackdown on dissent persists.


Leader vows crushing response to enemy

In comments on Wednesday, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei read the riot act for enemies of the Islamic establishment, vowing to harshly retaliate any possible invasion.


EU backs full implementation of nuclear deal: Mogherini

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said that the EU will stand by the Iran nuclear agreement, describing the deal as a “milestone” belonging to the entire international community.


Iranians cannot vote in Canada in upcoming election

According to the federal Canadian government, no polling stations will be set up for Iranian citizens in Canada to participate in Iran’s upcoming presidential election.