Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 17-8-2017

Iran Daily


Iran, Russia warn US of breaching nuclear deal

Iran and Russia on Wednesday warned the United States about the consequences of wriggling out of its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal.


Fears for 600 still missing in Sierra Leone floods

Concerns shifted Wednesday to the estimated 600 people still missing and thousands made homeless in Sierra Leone by deadly floods in the capital, as it emerged that at least a third of those killed were children.


US-Japan conduct air drills in East China Sea

Japanese jets conducted air maneuvers with US bombers southwest of the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday as North Korea considered whether to fire missiles toward the US-administered territory of Guam.


MP: Rouhani’s proposed cabinet ‘moderate’

An Iranian lawmaker is convinced that President Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet proposed to the Parliament is “moderate.


Trump defiant on Charlottesville unrest

US President Donald Trump sparked another political firestorm Tuesday when he doubled down on his initial response to the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that ended in bloodshed, saying there was “blame on both sides.”


President: Iran keen to promote ties with European countries

“The two Iranian and Austrian nations have never had any conflicts of interests”, President Hassan Rouhani said in a meeting with the new Austrian Ambassador to Tehran, describing Tehran-Vienna ties long-standing and very friendly.


Iran’s top commander, Turkish minister discuss defense ties

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and Turkey’s Minister of National Defense Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday held talks on a range of issues, including fighting terrorism.


Parliament holds second day of debates on Rouhani’s cabinet

Iran’s Parliament held a second day of debates on President Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet picks.


Tehran Times


Iran signs $7b drilling deal with Turkey, Russia

Iran’s Ghadir Investment Holding has signed a $7 billion agreement with Turkey’s Unit International and Russia’s state-owned Zarubezhneft to drill for oil and natural gas in Iran, the Turkish company announced on Tuesday.


We need to preserve nuclear deal: UN

Stephane Dujarric,the spokesman for the UN secretary general, told reporters on Tuesday that it is necessary to preserve the Iran nuclear agreement,formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).


Iran says welcomes mediation to restore Tehran Riyadh ties

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has said that the Islamic Republic welcomes any mediation by regional countries to mend the frosty ties between Tehran and Riyadh.


Shia neighborhood Al-Musawara totally flattened: Saudis

Saudi Arabia has completed the demolition of al-Musawara neighborhood in the Shia town of Awamiyah, says a local official.


Iran, Turkey exchange views on Iraqi KRG

Head of the Iranian Staff of Armed Forces Mohammad Baqeri held high-level talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday, discussing a range of regional issues including a referendum decision by the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).


Zarif says firm to activate economic diplomacy

Mohammad Javad Zarif, who has been re-nominated for the post foreign minister in President Rouhani’s new cabinet, on Wednesday expressed his determination to activate economic diplomacy in order to boost national economy.


Erdogan to visit Iran soon

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour announced on Tuesday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to visit Iran soon.


U.S. religious freedom report biased: Tehran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report published by U.S. State Department is “unrealistic”,“unfounded” and “biased”.