Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 17-06-2017

Iran Daily

Zarif: Iranians impervious to outside attempts to decide their destiny
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Iranian nation will not allow attempts made outside the country to decide the destiny of their country.

Bremen manager: Success wins kudos
Werder Bremen was glued to the bottom of the Bundesliga – the top flight of German football – table, at the beginning of the recently finished season, when a new young head coach was handed the reins on September 18, 2016, replacing the side’s former Ukrainian manager Viktor Skrypnyk.

Terrorist group dismantled in SE Iran
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) dismantled a terror group in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, killing and wounding a number of the terrorists.

Outrage grows as dozens feared dead in London blaze
Dozens of people are feared dead in the London tower block fire as firefighters continued searching for bodies in the high-rise on Friday amid outrage over the use of cladding blamed for spreading the flames.

Iran slams West’s double standards on Israeli nukes
Iran asked the United Nations nuclear agency to take Israel’s nuclear activities into “serious” consideration, lambasting the West’s duplicitous policies concerning the regime’s military nuclear capability.

President calls constructive criticism helpful
President Hassan Rouhani, in a meeting with the country’s media, underlined that constructive criticism is very helpful.

Iran condemns Daesh mosque attack in Kabul
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday condemned a terrorist attack on a mosque in western Kabul, which claimed the lives of four people and wounded five others.

Iranian, Chinese navies to hold joint military drills
Iranian and Chinese warships are scheduled to hold a joint military exercise in the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman on June 18.

Tehran Times

28 semi-governmental companies to be privatized
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs has listed 28 semi-governmental companies that will be privatized by the current Iranian yearend (March 20, 2018).

Documents on CIA role in 1953 coup declassified
The U.S. State Department has declassified a long-awaited “retrospective” volume of U.S. government documents on the 1953 coup in Iran, documenting the role of the CIA in the coup against the democratically-elected government of Mohammad Mosadeq.

Velayati says Senate’s Sanctions Are Breach of Nuclear Deal
The U.S. Senate’s decision to impose new sanctions on Iran is an “unquestionable” violation of a nuclear deal reached in 2015 between Tehran and six major powers including the United States, a senior Iranian official said on Friday.

Russia: Airstrike may have killed ISIL leader
Russia’s Defense Ministry says its airstrike may have killed the notorious Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ Daesh) terrorist outfit’s Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in the Syrian city of Raqqah.

GCC is wrought with friction: Simon Reich
A professor of political science and a member of the Division of Global Affairs faculty at Rutgers University, says like other alliances the Gulf Cooperation Council suffers from frictions.

Chinese warships join Iranian fleet in Persian Gulf
On Thursday Chinese warships berthed at Iran’s port city of Bandar Abbas in the Persian Gulf. The Chinese flotilla consists of two warships, a support vessel and a helicopter.

Iran says Israeli nuclear policies are source of global concern
Reza Najafi, Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, has said Israel’s nuclear policies openly violate “international norms and regulations” and jeopardize “the regional and global security”.

Zarif: U.S. better save own regime
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday hit back at the United States for rhetoric of regime change in Iran, calling on Washington’s officials to worry about saving their own regime instead of talking about changing the Iranian political system which enjoys a strong backing by its people.

Iran dismantles 2 terrorist groups
Iranian security forces have dismantled two terrorist groups in Sistan-and-Baluchestan province, southeast Iran.

Sanders says Senate sanctions on Iran could jeopardize nuclear deal
Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed the Senate’s decision on Thursday to impose new sanctions on Iran, saying that the move could put the 2015 nuclear deal at risk.

Iran condemns terrorist attack in Kabul
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned on Friday a suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan.