Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 15-05-2017

Iran Daily

Rouhani: Iran must not be handed to “the deceitful”
President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday called on Iranians not to “hand over Iran to deceitful people” in the upcoming presidential elections.

Europol: Cyber attack threat escalating
Friday’s cyber attack has affected over 200,000 victims in 150 countries, Europol chief, Rob Wainwright, said on Sunday.

Iran crowned Asian FS wrestling champion
Iranian freestyle wrestlers displayed convincing performances at the Asian Senior Wrestling Championships in India to be crowned champion, winning eight medals out of eight.

China hosts Silk Road summit to launch ‘project of century’
China touted on Sunday its new Silk Road as “a project of the century” at a summit highlighting its growing leadership on globalization.

Macron takes power as France’s youngest president
Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated as France’s youngest ever president on Sunday, saying the country had chosen “hope” and promising to relaunch the flagging European Union.

Two dead, hundreds injured in Iran earthquake
Two days after several people were wounded in an earthquake in northwestern Iran, another quake claimed the lives of at least two people in the northeastern part of the country on Saturday.

Ambassador: Iranian expatriates can vote in seven UK cities
Iran’s Ambassador to Britain Hamid Baeedinejad said 11 polling stations will be set up in seven British cities to give a chance to Iranian expatriates to vote in the May 19 presidential election.

Poll: More than 66% to vote in Iran presidential election
About 66.7 percent of people will participate in Iran’s presidential election, a new poll suggested.

Tehran Times

Intl. railway expo to kick off in Tehran today
The 5th International Exhibition of Rail Transportation, Related Industries and Equipment of Iran (RAILEXPO 2017) will open today at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds.

Magnitude 5.7 quake leaves 2 dead, 400 injured
A 5 . 7 – m a g n i t u d e earthquake that shook the northeastern province of North Khorasan on Saturday night claimed two lives and left more than 400 injured.

There is high turnout in healthy democracy: ex-CIA analyst
Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, says generally people vote massively in a “healthy democracy”.

Ransomware attack hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries
Friday’s wave of cyber-attacks has hit 200,000 targets in at least 150 countries, the head of the European Union’s police agency said, adding he feared that number would grow when many people return to work on Monday.

France’s Macron takes power, vows to overcome division
Emmanuel Macron took power as president of France on Sunday in a solemn ceremony heavy with tradition at the Elysee Palace and he pledged to work to heal divisions in society – a nod to the bitter campaign he fought to defeat a far-right leader.

Envoy: 11 polling stations for Iranians in Britain
Iranians living in Britain can cast ballots at eleven polling stations on Monday to have their voice in the 12th presidential election of the country, Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeedinejad said on Sunday

Iran urges coordination with Kabul to restore peace
Any efforts by foreign actors to establish contacts with various consequential groups in the embattled Afghanistan should be coordinated with its central government, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has said.

Elections create ‘security shield’ for Iran: Larijani
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that mass participation in the elections will create a “security shield” for the country.

High voter turnout will strengthen Iranian diplomacy: advisor
Hossein Sheikholeslam, an advisor to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, has said that high turnout in the presidential elections on Friday will strengthen Iran’s diplomacy at the international scene.

Turkey prepares to build wall on Iranian border
Ergün Turan, chairman of the Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKI), has said that preparations to build wall on Iranian border have been completed and Turkey is ready to start construction.