Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 23-07-2017

Iran Daily

EU: Trade with Iran ongoing despite challenges
The European Union said economic engagement with Iran has been ongoing since a multilateral nuclear deal with the country despite “existing challenges,” an apparent acknowledgement of the United States’ attempts to throw a wrench into the works.

33 MoUs signed between NIOC, energy firms in post-sanctions era
National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) signed 33 MoUs with 28 foreign and Iranian energy companies during January 16, 2016 to June 21, 2017 to develop the country’s oil and gas fields.

Qatar emir ready for talks so long as ‘sovereignty’ respected
Qatar’s emir said Friday that the Persian Gulf emirate is ready for talks to resolve a diplomatic crisis with a Saudi-led bloc so long as his country’s sovereignty is respected.

Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Syrian Army advance in border offensive
Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah and the Syrian Army advanced against terrorists on Saturday, the second day of an assault to drive them from their last foothold along the Syria-Lebanon border.

White House spokesman Spicer out in shakeup
White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday after a major shakeup of US President Donald Trump’s scandal-tainted administration, as pressure mounted from a broadening investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.

Tensions high in Palestinian territories over holy site
Clashes and stabbings that left six people dead raised fears on Saturday of further Israeli-Palestinian violence as tensions mount over new security measures at a highly sensitive Beit-ul-Moqaddas holy site.

Iran launches mass production line of ‘Sayyad 3’ missile
Iran inaugurated the mass production line of the domestically-developed Sayyad (Hunter) 3 missile.

Iran: US threats stemming from “hegemonic” nature, “unacceptable”
Iran rejected as “unacceptable” recent US threats against Tehran which called for the release of American detainees in the Islamic Republic.

Iran detains Saudi vessel in Persian Gulf
Iranian security forces seized a Saudi fishing boat which trespassed Iran’s waters in Persian Gulf on Friday.

Tehran Times

Iran, Iraq insist alliance in terror fight
In a press release on Saturday Iran’s Defense Ministry announced that Iran and Iraq are allies in the fight against terrorism.

No banking hurdles facing Total deal: Zanganeh
Total and other consortium members will not be facing any banking problems in their gas deal recently signed with Iran, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh told IRNA on Saturday.

Health ministry fully covers hemophilia, thalassemia treatment costs
All the treatment costs of around 29,000 hemophilia and thalassemia patients in Iran are fully covered by the government, a health ministry official has said.

Stop playing games with the Iranian nuclear deal: LA Times
The Trump administration last week certified that Iran is complying with the international agreement placing limits on its nuclear program – but for a while it looked as if the certification wouldn’t happen, the Los Angeles Times said in an editorial published on July 22 .

Iran would withdraw from nuclear deal only if U.S. does it first: ex-FM
Kamal Kharrazi, the head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations and a foreign policy adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said that Tehran would only walk away from the nuclear deal if the U.S. administration withdrew first.

Syria demands reparation from U.S., allies for destroying Syria infrastructure
In letters to the United Nations, Syria has demanded compensation from the United States and its “illegitimate coalition” allies for bombing civilian targets and destroying the country’s infrastructure, calling for an immediate halt to such strikes.

Living with nature
A shepherd leads his herd of sheep across the lower slopes of the Mount Sabalan in Ardabil Province, northwestern Iran, on July 20, 2017. The

Iran: U.S. statement on jailed citizens is ‘unacceptable’ and ‘meddlesome’
Iran on Saturday rejected a White House statement on American citizens jailed in Iran, branding it as “unacceptable and meddlesome”.

U.S. acting with ill intention
A top Iranian diplomat said on Friday that the new U.S. sanctions against Iran violate the nuclear deal, accusing the Trump administration of “acting with ill intention” to “sabotage” the UN-endorsed agreement.

Iran inaugurates production line of air defense missile
On Saturday Iran inaugurated the production line for a new version of an air defense missile.

EU: It is necessary to ensure ‘full and effective implementation’ of JCPOA
Following a meeting of the nuclear deal joint commission in Vienna on Friday the European Union issued a statement insisting on the need to ensure the “full and effective implementation” of the nuclear agreement, formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).