Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 09-08-2017

Iran Daily


Rouhani presents cabinet to Parliament for confidence vote
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday presented his cabinet to Parliament for a vote of confidence.

Army prepares to clear Lebanon’s border area of Daesh
Lebanon’s military is gearing up for a long-awaited assault to dislodge hundreds of Daesh terrorists from a remote corner near Syrian border, seeking to end a years-long threat posed to neighboring towns and villages by the terror group.

Iran: €3b Siemens credit line on the way
German industrial group Siemens is about to undertake financing rail and power plant projects worth €3 billion in Iran, said a senior Iranian official.

UN slams ‘systematic use of excessive force’ in Venezuela
The UN decried Tuesday “widespread and systematic use of excessive force” against demonstrators in Venezuela, saying security forces and pro-government groups were responsible for at least 73 protester deaths.

China says willing to pay price for new North Korea sanctions
China will pay the biggest price from the new United Nations sanctions against North Korea because of its close economic relationship with the country, but will always enforce the resolutions, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.

Speaker highlights US failure to isolate Iran
A remarkable turnout of foreign dignitaries in Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s swearing-in ceremony in Tehran indicated that US attempts to isolate Iran and dissuade others from working with it have ended in failure, Iran’s Parliament speaker said.

Iranian refugee dies at notorious Australian camp
An Iranian refugee has been found dead in a notorious offshore Australian immigration camp on Manus Island, with fellow refugees saying officials failed to treat him despite a long history of mental illness.

Salehi: All options on table if US violates JCPOA
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said Tehran will keep all options on the table if the United States violates the landmark 2015 nuclear deal signed between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of countries.

Iran urges Pakistan to protect border areas more seriously
Iran expects Pakistan to protect its borders more seriously, an Iranian border commander said on Tuesday after Iranian forces dismantled a drug trafficking group which planned to enter the country’s soil from Pakistan.

Minister: UK seeking better ties with Iran
British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt said the UK is seeking better ties with Iran, stressing that the reelection of President Hassan Rouhani would help strengthen bilateral relations.


Tehran Times


Dairy exports up 70% on year in March-July
Exports of dairy products from Iran increased 70 percent during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-July 22) compared to the same period of time in the past year.

Jahangiri reinstated as first vice president
In an announcement released on Tuesday, Es’haq Jahangiri was officially reappointed as first vice president.

Tehran says won’t allow Trump violate nuclear deal at Iran’s expense
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said late on Monday that Tehran will not allow the Trump administration violate the nuclear deal at the expense of Iran.

Syrian army, allies make new advances against terrorists
Syrian government forces, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have made fresh territorial gains against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) terrorists in the country’s southernmost province of Suwayda.

Rise of electric cars challenges the world’s thirst for oil
Recent announcements by the UK and France of plans to ban sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 have amplified two critical questions for the petroleum industry: will electric vehicles (EVs) cause oil demand to decline and, if so, when?

Partial lunar eclipse seen in Iran
Photo shows a partial lunar eclipse which occurred Monday night. In Tehran it started at 23:52 local time and continued till 01:20 on Tuesday.

Rouhani names cabinet
Iran’s recently sworn-in President Hassan Rouhani submitted a roster of his ministers to the parliament (the Majlis) for approval.