Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 29-05-2017

Iran Daily

Azadegan tender expected ‘within days’
Iran says it will hold the much-awaited tender on the development of a lucrative oil project in its southwestern province of Khuzestan “within days”.

Leader: Saudi regime believes in Qur’an only in appearance
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said “incompetent” Saudi rulers believe in the Qur’an only in appearance but act in contravention of its teachings.

Azadegan tender expected ‘within days’
Iran says it will hold the much-awaited tender on the development of a lucrative oil project in its southwestern province of Khuzestan “within days”.

Manchester bomber photos released as runners defy terror threat
Britain police released CCTV footage of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi on the night of the attack as thousands defied the terror threat to take part in the Great Manchester Run on Sunday.

Israelis rally for Palestinian state, end of occupation
Thousands of Israelis rallied Saturday night in Tel Aviv in support of a Palestinian state ahead of the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.

Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead
Philippine forces found the bodies of what appeared to be eight executed civilians as authorities launched fresh airstrikes Sunday to drive militants linked to the Daesh terror group out of a besieged southern city. The death toll from six days of fighting neared 100.

Iran vows ‘crushing response’ after terrorists’ killing of border guards
A commander of Iran’s police forces said on Sunday that the terrorists behind the killing of Iranian border guards in the country’s northwest would receive “crushing response.”

Iraqi FM: Baghdad will never join anti-Iran coalition
Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said his country will never join the front against Iran, putting a damper on a US and Saudi push to rally regional countries against the Islamic Republic.

Tehran City Council elections announced as accurate
The Tehran Fifth Islamic City Council elections were announced as clear and accurate, said the head of the delegation monitoring the Tehran City Council elections, emphasizing 190 complaints were filed to the delegation, all of which were disapproved.

Tehran Times

China ready to fill U.S. vacuum in global trade
Professor Simon Reich of Rutgers University is of the opinion that China is ready to move in to fill the U.S. gap in global trade as China is the greatest beneficiary the current global free trade system.

Non-oil GDP growth at 4.6% in autumn: CBI
The latest report released by the Central Bank of Iran shows the country’s non-oil gross domestic product grew by 4.6 percent during the autumn last year.

Iran to hold tender for Azadegan project “within days”
Iran will hold a much-awaited tender over the development of a lucrative oil project in its southwestern province of Khuzestan.

Saudi Arabia not ready to engage with Iran: former diplomat
Former Iranian nuclear negotiator Seyed Hossein Mousavian has said that unlike some regional countries such as Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, Saudi Arabia is not ready to engage with Iran.

Syria forces make new advances against ISIL
Syria’s military and allied fighters have made new advances against the ISIL (Daesh) Takfiri terrorist group and other militants in the country’s strategic southern desert.

G7 talks: Trump isolated over Paris climate change deal
Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations have failed to agree a statement on climate change.

Duck undergoes cataract surgery in Tabriz
Iranian ophthalmologist Behnam Ghaffarzadeh examines a duck that has just undergone cataract extraction at the surgeon’s office in the northwestern city of Tabriz, May 25, 2017.

Qatar leans toward Iran, further irking UAE, S.Arabia
In a telephone call with Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Iranian reelected President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran and neighboring Arab states can mend strained ties through “strong will”, challenging U.S. President Trump’s call on the nations to “isolate Iran”.

West should heed Iran’s security concerns: UK envoy
The British Trade Envoy to Iran, Norman Lamont, has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s treatment of Iran, saying “no attention is paid to the insecurity of Iran while the West goes on pouring arms to the enemies of Iran, a country that has been invaded by its Arab neighbors.”

Russian ambassador: Iran not a threat to region
Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan has dismissed claims by the Saudi kingdom that Iran is a threat to regional countries, noting even Iran has been seeking to reach out to Arab countries including Saudi Arabia.