Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 17-5-2017

Iran Daily


White House: US open to work with Russia, Iran on Syria

The United States remains open to work together with both Russia and Iran to help resolve the Syrian conflict, White House spokesperson Sean Spicer said in a briefing on Monday.


Iraq military: Battle for Mosul nearly won

Iraqi forces have dislodged Daesh terrorists from all but 12 square kilometers of Mosul, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, after planes dropped leaflets into the city telling civilians the battle was nearly won.


Iran must choose between development and loss of dignity

Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday described Friday’s presidential election as a choice between enhancing national development and the people losing their dignity.


Syria peace talks kick off in Geneva

The sixth round of Syrian peace talks began under the auspices of the United Nations in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday as part of efforts to facilitate a political resolution of the deadly conflict in the Arab country.


France’s ATR delivers first planes to Iran

European plane maker ATR on Tuesday delivered small passenger jets to Iran, the latest big-budget deal to emerge in the wake of Iran’s 2015 nuclear accord with world powers that ended years of sanctions.


Trump defends sharing of intelligence with Russians

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his decision to disclose information to Russian officials during a White House meeting last week, saying he had an “absolute right” to share “facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety.


Jewish MP: Jews’ condition in Iran always better than in Europe

Iranian Jewish lawmaker, Siamak Moreh Sedgh, said Jews have always enjoyed better living conditions in Iran than in Europe.


Obama-era officials reuniting to defend Iran nuclear deal

Former US secretary of state John Kerry and other top national security experts are backing an organization aimed at defending the Iran nuclear deal, as Donald Trump determines for the first time whether to temporarily alleviate some restrictions on the country.

Tehran Times


Jahangiri quits presidential race in favor of Rouhani

Presidential candidate Es’haq Jahangiri on Tuesday withdrew his candidacy and endorsed incumbent President Hassan Rouhani who is seeking a second term, ISNA reported.


Global oil market rebalancing speeds up, inventories lag: IEA

The global oil market is rebalancing and the pace at which supply and demand are falling into line is picking up, even if inventories still fail to reflect the impact of OPEC supply cuts, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.


National Ferdowsi Day observed in Tus

Crowds gather around the tomb of Persian poet Ferdowsi in the northeastern Iranian town of Tus on May 15, 2017 to celebrate National Ferdowsi Day.


4 ATR airplanes to arrive in Tehran today

The first four of the passenger jets, 72-600 turboprop aircraft, purchased from the European plane maker ATR, will land in Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport today, Iranian Deputy Transport Minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan told IRNA on Tuesday.


ISIL taking last breaths in Mosul

Iraqi forces have recaptured nearly 90 percent of west Mosul from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) terrorist group after retaking the city’s eastern side earlier this year, a military spokesman said on Tuesday.


White House ‘open’ to working with Russia, Iran on Syria

Indicating a possible shift in U.S. policy on the war in Syria, the White House announced on Monday it is “open” to team up with Russia and Iran on a solution to end the crisis in Syria.


‘Primary sanctions not in Iran’s interest’

Government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said on Tuesday that sanctions are not to any nation’s advantage as President Rouhani promised in the last presidential debate on May 12 to remove the primary sanctions against Iran if he is reelected president.


Zarif says talks to lift non-nuclear sanctions possible

— Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said it is possible to hold talk with the U.S. on removing the non-nuclear sanctions, however Washington must first prove its commitment to the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).


Kerry, security experts team up to defend Iran deal from Trump

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry along with other top security experts have come to defend the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the JCPOA, from the country’s hardline President Donald Trump.