Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 12-07-2017

Iran Daily

Rouhani: Sanctions hurt Iranian people
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the sanctions that had been imposed on the country over its nuclear program impacted the Iranian people rather than government, contrary to what the enforcers of the sanctions claimed.

Russia calls EU-Ukraine pact an ‘exemplary’ breach of WTO rules
Russia indicated a potential new legal salvo in its trade war with Ukraine and the European Union, telling the World Trade Organization that a trade deal between Kiev and Brussels breaks the rules by penalizing Russia.

Iran expects steep increase in gas output, exports
Iran will see a steep rise in natural gas output and exports after last year’s easing of Western sanctions, said a deputy oil minister on Tuesday, adding that recent deals with global firms show they believe sanctions will not come back.

Trump son admits he wanted info on Clinton from Russian
Donald Trump’s eldest son admitted to meeting a Russian lawyer in a bid to get dirt on his father’s 2016 rival Hillary Clinton, plunging the White House into another Russia-related scandal.

Doubts over Brexit mount as May marks a year in power
A weakened Theresa May came under fresh pressure Tuesday to soften her Brexit position, adding to uncertainty about her negotiating strategy with Brussels one year after she became Britain’s prime minister.

Dehqan rejects Mattis ‘meddlesome’ remarks
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan dismissed as meddlesome and disgraceful the recent remarks by his US counterpart James Mattis against the Islamic Republic, saying they run counter to all principles of international law.

Ryabkov: Moscow against attempts to rewrite Iran nuclear deal
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow rejects any attempt to rewrite or reinterpret the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement with world powers.

Iraqi VP praises Iran’s role in defeating Daesh
Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki expressed his gratitude to Iran for its massive supports for the Arab country in the fight against Daesh terrorist group and its major role in the recent liberation of the northern city of Mosul from the terrorists.

Iran calls for resumption of Cyprus talks
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said the Islamic Republic supports the integrity of Cyprus, stressing the importance of the resumption of negotiations to solve the island’s decades-old conflict.

Iranian, Armenian news agencies to ink cooperation contract
Managing Director of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) Mohammad Khoddadi and Armenian envoy to Tehran Artashes Toumanian agreed to sign a contract on establishing professional cooperation between IRNA and Armen Press.

Tehran Times

Dairy exports nearly doubled
Iran’s exports of dairy products rose by 92 percent in the first 2 months of the current Iranian calendar year, which started on March 21, 2017, compared to the same period last year.

Trump’s Mad Dog calls for ‘regime change’ in Tehran
As the White House formulates its official policy on Iran, its defense chief James Mattis has said “regime change” is necessary before Iran and the U.S. can revel in normal relations.

Administration sees healthcare as ‘essential principle’: Rouhani
The administration regards the issue of healthcare as an essential principle and it is a priority to not let people get sick, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, IRIB reported.

Ghani says Afghanistan committed to international water treaty with Iran
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Monday that his country’s friendship with Iran is long lasting, noting that Kabul is committed to international treaty on water sharing with Iran.

Yemen cholera outbreak exceeds 300,000 suspected cases: ICRC
The Red Cross says the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has now surpassed 300,000 amid fears of a runaway outbreak of the disease and the threat of famine looming over the war-stricken country.

Electricity investment overtakes oil, gas for first time ever in 2016: IEA
Investments in electricity surpassed those in oil and gas for the first time ever in 2016 on a spending splurge on renewable energy and power grids as the fall in crude prices led to deep cuts, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday.

Maral lives in pristine Arasbaran forests
Maral, the Iranian red deer, lives in pristine forests of Arasbaran, northwest of the country. Maral is one of the largest deer types that unfortunately has disappeared except for some survivors recorded in Arasbaran.

No alternative to nuclear deal: Ryabkov
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Tuesday called the July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and great powers “balanced” for which there is no “alternative”.

Shias, Sunnis, Kurds acted unitedly in fighting Daesh: Gen. Soleimani
Major General Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Qods Force, said on Monday that Shias, Sunnis and Kurds acted unitedly in fighting Daesh in Iraq.