Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 12-06-2017

Iran Daily

Austria OKs €1bn credit line for Iran steel project
Austria said on Sunday it has allocated a credit line of one billion euros for a major steel production project in southern Iran.

British PM seeks deal with N. Irish party to cling to power
British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking a deal with a small Northern Irish party on Sunday to stay in power after losing her party’s parliamentary majority in a catastrophic electoral gamble just days before Brexit talks are set to start.

Minister: Mastermind behind Iran twin attacks killed
The Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced that the mastermind behind the Tehran terrorist attacks was killed.

Macron eyes victory as French vote in parliamentary elections
French voters went back to the polls on Sunday for the first round of parliamentary elections that are tipped to give President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party a commanding majority.

Qatar says keen to have ‘positive’ Iran ties
Qatar’s foreign minister expressed his country’s willingness to have constructive relations with Iran after several Persian Gulf Arab countries cut their diplomatic ties with Doha.

Araqchi: All the world knows source of terrorism in region
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Saturday that all the world knows where the source of terrorism in our region is.

Larijani vows Iran’s ‘serious’ response to US sanction bill
Iran’s parliament speaker says the legislature is to deliver a “serious” and “clear” response to a push at the US Senate to impose new sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Navy flotilla departs for Oman, high seas
Iran’s Navy said two Iranian warships departed the country’s southern waters for Oman and the high seas to carry out an overseas mission.

Iran official urges pressure on Turkey over dams
An Iranian official urged active diplomacy with Turkey towards tackling the problem of dust storms, which chronically blight regional states as a result of Ankara’s massive dam building projects.

Tehran Times

Leader asks literati to satirize sword dance of modern ignorance
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has asked Iranian literati to satirize the ceremonial sword dance of U.S. President Donald Trump and White House officials in Saudi Arabia as he called it “the sword dance of modern ignorance.”

Scholar urges Iran to launch ‘Ramadan diplomatic offensive’ in Qatar row
A professor of global thought and comparative philosophies says he thinks it is “essential” for Iran to launch a “Ramadan diplomatic offensive” to lessen the effects of the blockade on Qatar by Saudi Arabia and some other Persian Gulf Arab states and to “signal to Qatar full humanitarian and diplomatic support”.

Military chief pledges ‘unforgettable lesson’ to terrorists after Tehran attack
The head of the Iranian armed forces pledged a “new, unforgettable” blow to terrorists and their backers, warning them not to “even nurture and repeat the mistake” in their minds.

Araqchi: Senate move hampers successful implementation of nuclear deal
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday that the U.S. Senate’s move to impose new sanctions on Iran will scupper a successful implementation of the July 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

U.S.-led coalition appears to be using white phosphorus in Syria, Iraq
Newly released videos appear to show U.S.-led coalition bombers using white phosphorus-loaded munitions in densely-populated areas in Syria and Iraq.

UN Ocean Conference wraps up with actions to restore ocean health, protect marine life
The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans wrapped up on Friday 9 June with a global agreement to reverse the decline of the ocean’s health, and more than 1,300 pledged actions for protecting the blue.

Iftar show in Tehran streets
A large number of people come together every iftar in the fasting month of Ramadan in Tehran streets.

Iran says has killed mastermind of Tehran terror attacks
Just three days after a deadly assault in the capital Tehran, Iran said its security forces killed on Saturday the mastermind of the attacks outside Iran, the intelligence minister said in a live program.

Top Austrian, Iranian officials hold talks, push for closer ties
Austrian Finance Minister Hans Jorg Schelling and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks in Tehran on Sunday as the sides expressed interest to expand ties.