Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 20-06-2017

Iran Daily

Iran fires missiles at Daesh in Syria
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched six missiles at Daesh’s headquarters in eastern Syria in response to terror attacks in Tehran which left 18 dead and more than 50 injured earlier this month.

Britain, EU kick off ‘positive’ Brexit talks
Britain and the European Union finally began formal Brexit negotiations Monday, vowing to work constructively for a deal despite disarray in London over whether to go for a “hard” or “soft” divorce.

Russia vows to shoot down all ‘flying objects’ in Syria
Russia on Monday warned US and coalition forces it will shoot down any aircraft or drones encroaching on its area of operations in western Syria.

Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque
A van ploughed into a crowd of Muslims near a London mosque early on Monday, leaving one person dead and injuring 10 others in the second terror attack this month in the British capital.

France’s Macron wins strong majority for reform
President Emmanuel Macron was poised to forge ahead with his pro-EU, pro-business reforms Monday after his centrist party redrew France’s political map with a resounding victory in parliamentary elections.

Iran condoles with Portugal over deadly forest fire
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Monday expressed sorrow over a deadly forest blaze in Portugal, extending condolences on behalf of the Iranian nation to the families of the victims.

Leader: US regime change efforts in Iran always ended in failure
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that all efforts by the US to change regime in Iran have ended up in failure over the past decades.

Iran FM urges talks for resolving regional differences
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday called for the peaceful settlement of differences among regional nations through dialogue.

Iranian forces dismantle terrorist group in south
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) managed to kill all members of a terrorist group and completely dismantle it in a southeastern Iranian town, a senior IRGC commander said.

Tehran Times

Sculptor Parviz Tanavoli to realize his “Lions” dream
Prominent sculptor Parviz Tanavoli, best known for his sculpture series “Heech”, will display his collection “Lions” at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, making his dream of 50 years come true.

Eni, NIOC to ink oil, gas MOUs today
Representatives of the Italian oil major Eni will arrive in Tehran today to ink two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).

Russia starts producing equipment for Bushehr nuclear plant
Valery Limarenko, the president of JSC NIAEP-holding Company of JSC Atomstroyexport (JSC ASE), said on Monday that Russia has started production of equipment necessary for the construction of new reactors at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran.

Sovereign investors tweak portfolios for environmental risk
Some sovereign investors are reducing their exposure to fossil fuels or seeking clean alternatives to protect their portfolios from rising environmental risk.

Russia to treat U.S. jets in Syria as ‘targets’
Russia has said it will treat U.S. warplanes operating in parts of Syria where its air forces are present as “targets” amid a diplomatic row caused by the downing of a Syrian jet.

Iraqi PM’s visit to Iran will open new chapter in ties: ambassador
Iran’s Ambassador to Baghdad, Iraj Masjedi, said on Monday that the upcoming visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Tehran will help open a new chapter in economic relations between the two neighboring countries.

UK protesters mark Quds Day in London
Scores of protesters have taken to the streets of London to mark the International Quds Day in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Leader: Iranian nation will slap U.S. in the face
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that the Iranian nation will “slap” U.S. authorities in the face, responding to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who said on Wednesday that Washington’s policy toward Iran is driven by relying on regime change in the country.

Iran fires missiles at ISIS in Syria for Tehran attacks
Late on Sunday Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps fired six missiles into eastern Syria, targeting Islamic State strongholds in retaliation for the recent ISIS-claimed terrorist attacks in Tehran.

Syria notified of missile operation, Iran says
The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the Syrian government was “informed” of the missile attacks at Islamic State strongholds in eastern Syria.

Zarif calls on Arab states to avoid tension
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was on tour of North Africa, has expressed concerns over the conflicts among Arab countries, calling on them to avoid tension.