Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 03-07-2017

Iran Daily

Parliament to debate bill against US sanctions
An Iranian lawmaker said on Sunday that a bill aimed at taking reciprocal measures against the recent anti-Iran congressional motion in the US will be submitted to the Parliament’s Presiding Board for discussion.

Rouhani: Foreign policy should focus on US isolation
President Hassan Rouhani says Iran should exercise such foreign policy which would rally the world behind it rather than behind the United States.

Total to sign $4.8b gas deal with Iran
French energy giant Total will finally sign a multibillion-dollar agreement to develop an Iranian offshore gas field on Monday, the Oil Ministry said, in the biggest foreign deal since sanctions were eased last year.

Envoy: Brazil, Iran geographically far, culturally close
Although Brazil and Iran are geographically very far from each other, the two countries’ people have a lot of cultural similarities, said the Brazilian ambassador to Iran.

Qatar rejects Arab states’ demands
Demands made of Qatar by four other Arab states were designed to be rejected, Doha’s foreign minister said on Saturday, explaining that their ultimatum was aimed not at tackling terrorism but at curtailing his country’s sovereignty.

Nearly 20 killed in Damascus bomb attack
A car bomber pursued by security forces blew himself up in eastern Damascus on Sunday, killing at least 18 people in the deadliest attack to hit the Syrian capital in months.

Italy urges EU ports to take migrants as pressure builds
Italy’s interior minister called Sunday on other European countries to open their ports to rescue ships ahead of talks with France and Germany on tackling the migrant emergency.

Iran’s exports to EU rise remarkably
Official figures show that Iran’s non-oil exports to the European Union (EU) witnessed a huge increase in the first four months of 2017.

Iran’s UN envoy denounces Trump’s travel ban
Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshrou blasted as an irrational move the US President Donald Trump’s travel ban against Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

Iran’s UN envoy denounces Trump’s travel ban
Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshrou blasted as an irrational move the US President Donald Trump’s travel ban against Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

Commander: Navy to test new weapons in Caspian Sea drills
Deputy Commander of Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi said that naval forces are to test the country’s new weapons and military equipment in the ongoing military drills in northern Iran.

Envoy: UN team to visit Iran to assess status of refugees
A delegation from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will visit Iran next month to make an assessment of the situation of refugees, especially Afghans, said the UNHCR representative in Iran.

Tehran Times

S. Arabia pursuing hysterical gunboat diplomacy: scholar
A professor of global thought and comparative philosophies tells the Tehran Times that “Saudi Arabia pursues a form of hysterical gunboat diplomacy that is the outgrowth of an anxious state.”

South Pars deal with Total, CNPC to be signed today
Iran will sign a deal today with France’s Total and China’s stateowned National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for development of phase 11 of its South Pars gas field.

Who is going to run for Tehran mayor?
When the pro-reform candidates for the fifth Tehran city council election on May 19 captured all 21 seats, speculations ran rife as who would be chosen the capital’s next mayor.

Yemen’s cholera death toll rises to 1,500: WHO
The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to 1,500, Nevio Zagaria, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) representative in Yemen, said, and appealed for more help to put an end to the epidemic.

UNESCO starts assessing Iran’s Yazd for World Heritage
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee on Sunday commenced assessing 35 nominees, including Iran’s historical city of Yazd, for possible inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

National Orchestra performs in Isfahan
Fereidun Shahbazian (R) conducts the National Orchestra during an openair concert in the courtyard of Isfahan’s Chehel Sotun Palace on July 1, 2017.

Revolutionary soul seeks to isolate U.S.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that to be revolutionary means to “isolate” the U.S. and talk to the world in a way that “our words are understood and accepted”.

Here’s why President Rouhani will extend Zarif ’s tenure
As re-elected President Hassan Rouhani is nearing inauguration on August 5, there is increasing guessing work about his cabinet makeup.

Shamkhani praises resistance front’s successes in Iraq, Syria
The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said on Sunday that Tehran’s advisory role in Syria and Iraq is aimed at supporting the “axis of resistance” and combating terrorism, praising the resistance front’s victories against terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

Zarif says Iran opposes use of chemical arms under any condition
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday voiced the Islamic Republic’s strong opposition to use of chemical weapons, saying its use is “totally “unacceptable under any condition and at any time.”

Iran’s parliament to support missile program: Boroujerdi
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Sunday that Iran’s parliament will firmly support missile programs as the only pre-emptive weapon against constant threats.