Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 02-08-2017

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Iran FM urges Muslim unity against Israel’s expansionism
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed recent Israeli aggression and provocation in the Palestinian city of Beit-ul-Moqaddas and called for a united Muslim campaign against the regime’s expansionist policies.

Iran’s July oil exports up 45,000 bpd from June
Iran’s oil exports in July increased by 45,000 barrels per day (bpd) against the figure for June.

Venezuela arrests two opposition leaders
The Venezuelan intelligence service arrested two prominent opposition leaders early Tuesday, their relatives said, a day after a vote to choose an assembly that supersedes parliament.

Tehran-Yerevan-Moscow amity helps fight on extremism
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said friendship among Armenia, Iran and Russia serves the fight against extremism in the region.

Hundreds on trial in Turkey’s biggest coup case
Nearly 500 people appeared in court Tuesday in the biggest trial yet of suspects from Turkey’s failed coup, facing charges of conspiring to oust the government from an airbase seen as the plotters’ hub.

Pakistan’s MPs elect ex-oil minister Abbasi as new PM
Pakistani lawmakers on Tuesday elected former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, an ally of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, to replace him and the new prime minister immediately sought to project an image of stability.

Iran says Tehran issued visas for Saudi team one month ago
Tehran issued visas for the Saudi delegation which intended to visit the kingdom’s missions a month ago, said the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman.

MP: Gov’t constructive policy welcomed by world
An Iranian parliamentarian said on Tuesday that participation in president’s swearing-in ceremony has been widely welcomed by different countries, which is the result of the government’s constructive policy towards the world.

Gov’t spokesman: Supervisory board approves Total agreement
Iran’s Oil Contracts Supreme Supervisory Board on Monday overwhelmingly approved the $4.8 billion gas deal recently signed between Iran and France’s energy giant Total, government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said on Tuesday.


Tehran Times


July oil exports up 45,000 bpd on month
Iranian crude oil exports rose by 45,000 barrels per day in July compared to the preceding month, Shana reported on Tuesday, citing a report by Oil Ministry.

Rouhani inauguration to signify Iran’s global status
Iran will once again will put on display its international importance as it will be hosting eight presidents, 19 parliament speakers, and dozens of high-profile officials in in the swearing-in ceremony of Hassan Rouhani as president for a second time.

‘Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty supporters eying nuclear-weapons-free world’
Professor Nader Entessar from South Alabama University says the countries that backed a UN treaty in July banning nuclear weapons have an eye on “a nuclear-weapons-free world”.

Afghan politicians demand return of Vice President Dostum
Two influential Afghan politicians urged President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday to allow embattled Vice President Rashid Dostum to return home from Turkey, in comments that underlined the tensions threatening the Kabul government.

Moscow, Tehran coordinate steps to bolster Syria security: Russia
A top Russian official says Moscow and Tehran continue to coordinate steps to bolster security in Syria and put an end to hostilities in that country.

Iranian envoy hopes for growing tourism ties with Russia
Visa-free travel for tour groups, established by Iran and Russia, will lead to the growth of tourist inflow, TASS quoted Iranian Consul General Ali Mohammadi as saying on August 1. According to him, in 2017, more than 150,000 Iranians may visit Russia.

World Ranger Day celebrated
The chief of the Department of Environment Masoumeh Ebtekar presents a gift to an exemplary ranger during a ceremony which was held in Tehran on Monday to mark World Ranger Day.

Failure of satellite-carrier rocket denied
Iran on Tuesday denied its recently tested satellite-carrier rocket was a dud, saying it was a “successful project,” according to Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan.

Zarif urges anti-Israel front
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested on Tuesday that a unified global campaign should be formed to stop the Zionist regime of Israel from concealing its “criminal policies and practices” in the occupied territories.

Tehran rejects Saudi visa claim as wrong, unreal, gives details
Iran on Tuesday rejected as “wrong and unreal” claims by Saudi Arabia on its delegation having been denied visa to launch probe into the storming of its diplomatic posts in Tehran and Mashhad, providing visa and flight details.

Iranian, Turkish FMs meet in Istanbul
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Mevlut Cavusoglu, his Turkish counterpart, met in Istanbul on Tuesday to discuss bilateral ties and the recent developments in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Tehran says has filed complaint to JCPOA body over U.S. sanctions
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that Iran has filed a complaint to the JCPOA Joint Commission against the new U.S. sanctions.