Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 14-05-2017

Iran Daily

Rouhani urges huge turnout in ‘decisive’ presidential election
President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said the Iranian nation will decide between the path of “calm or tension” in the next presidential election, which he called “decisive”.

Philippines announces Iran oil purchase, LNG plans
The Philippines plans to buy 250,000 to 260,000 barrels per day of oil for a new refinery from Iran, said the president of state-own Philippines National Oil Co. (PNOC).

North Korea ready for dialogue with US under ‘right conditions’
A senior North Korean diplomat who handles relations with the United States said on Saturday Pyongyang would have dialogue with the US administration if conditions were right.

US nears $100b arms deal for Saudi Arabia
The United States is close to completing a series of arms deals for Saudi Arabia totaling more than $100 billion, a senior White House official said, a week ahead of President Donald Trump’s planned visit to Riyadh.

Iran, a land of culture and history
With a change in the political climate, Western visitors once more have a chance to sample the history and culture of Iran.

Nearly 100 countries targeted in unprecedented cyber attacks
Cyber security experts rushed to restore systems on Saturday after an unprecedented global wave of cyber attacks that struck targets in almost 100 countries ranging from Russia’s banks to British hospitals and a French carmaker’s factories.

Iran condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi denounced a deadly terrorist attack on a convoy carrying Pakistani Senator Abdul Ghafoor Haideri on Friday.

Intelligence Ministry: Security forces foil terror plots
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said on Saturday that security forces foiled plots by a terrorist group which had plans to carry out attacks in the country.

Tehran Times

Israel unhappy over Iran’s presence in ‘de-escalation zones’: source
Speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not object to “de-escalation zones” arrangement in Syria but voiced opposition against Iran’s presence in those areas.

Iran to receive 4 ATR airplanes by Friday
Turboprop maker ATR has pledged to deliver 9 airplanes to Iran by the end of 2017, and is to deliver four of the accorded aircrafts by Friday.

U.S. fails to reassure Europe, Japan over ‘Trumponomics’
The United States said on Saturday the world’s other rich economies were getting used to the policy plans of President Donald Trump, but Europe and Japan showed they remained worried about Washington’s shift.

Tehran condemns terrorist blast in Pakistan
Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned on Friday a terrorist blast in Pakistan’s Balochistan province which left at least 25 people dead and 40 others injured.

Hezbollah hands over military posts along eastern border to Lebanese Army
The Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah on Friday began handing over military posts along Lebanon’s eastern mountain range to the Lebanese Army, Hezbollah affiliated media announced.

Iran foils terrorist operation
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry issued a statement on Saturday announcing security forces have foiled a terrorist operation and seized explosive materials.

President Rouhani felicitates South Korea’s Moon on presidential victory
In a message on Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Moon Jae-in for winning South Korea’s presidential election, expressing hope that Tehran-Seoul relations will flourish more than ever during his tenure.

Iranian contingent march in at Islamic Solidarity Games opening ceremony
Iranian athletes walked in the 4th edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games opening ceremony Saturday night in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Top economists urge nation to vote for incumbent government
Dozens of top Iranian economists issued a public statement on Friday urging the nation to elect incumbent president Hassan Rouhani for a second term, citing heavy costs incurred by the Ahmadinejad administrations from 2005 to 2013.

Massive voter turnout promotes Iran’s status: female diplomat
Tehran’s Ambassador to Kuala Lumpur Marzieh Afkham said on Friday that massive participation in the May 19 presidential election will promote the international status of Iran.