Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 07-09-2017

Iran Daily


Japan calls for expansion of economic ties with Iran
Japan called for expansion economic relations between Tehran and Tokyo in various fields on Wednesday.

Haley: Trump refusal to certify Iran compliance won’t mean withdrawal from JCPOA
The US envoy to the UN said President Donald Trump’s possible refusal to certify Iran’s compliance with its nuclear deal does not constitute US withdrawal from the agreement.

Americans protest Trump’s decision to scrap DACA
Students in the United States walked out of their schools in protest at Donald Trump’s decision to end a program that protected 800,000 young immigrants from deportation.

Putin: Sanctions, pressure alone won’t resolve North Korea crisis
Resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis is impossible with sanctions and pressure alone, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday after meeting his South Korean counterpart, adding that the impact of cutting oil would be worrying.

UN chief warns of ethnic cleansing risk in Myanmar
The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in a rare letter to the Security Council on Tuesday expressed concern that the violence could spiral into a “humanitarian catastrophe” and warned there was a risk of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar that could destabilize the region.

Leader reiterates prohibition of ethnic, racial discrimination in Iran
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei underlined that all Iranians should be treated equally under Islamic teachings and the country’s Constitution, calling for concerted efforts to prevent any harm to the national unity and dignity.

Rouhani urges Myanmar to prevent crimes against Muslims
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denounced systematic violence against Muslims in Myanmar and called on the Southeast Asian country’s government to take immediate action to prevent the “savage crimes.”

Commander: Iran immune against military threats
The high level of military readiness in Iran and the capabilities of the Armed Forces have made the country immune against any military threat, Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said.

Zarif: Deir ez-Zor siege relief ‘important victory’
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Syrian army’s breaking of a years-long siege by Daesh Takfiri group of the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor is an “important victory” against extremist and terrorist groups.

Commander: US paid $1.7b in outstanding military debts to Iran
The US has paid $1.7 billion of its outstanding debts to Iran under previous mutual military contracts signed before the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, an Iranian deputy defense minister said.


Tehran Times


No religious or racial discrimination, Leader insists
Leader of the Islamic Revolution has insisted that all Iranians must be treated equally under Islamic
teachings and the constitution, calling for concerted efforts to prevent any harm to national unity and dignity.

Rouhani urges end to crimes against Rohingya
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday urged the Myanmar government to put an end to vicious crimes against Rohingya Muslims in the Buddhist-majority country, ISNA reported.

Russia, Turkey, Iran make progress on Idlib de-escalation zone
Experts from Russia, Turkey and Iran have made considerable progress in agreeing the parameters, configuration and methods of ensuring security in the de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib province,
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Wednesday.

Iran’s deft diplomacy in region paying dividends: National Interest
In an article on its website published on Sept. 4, the National Interest said it is Iran which is emerging the winner in the Saudi blockade of Qatar. The article, written by Mohammed Ayoob, said, “Tehran’s deft diplomacy and infinite patience have finally begun to pay dividends.”

Syria rebels must realize they have not won war: UN
Syria’s opposition must accept that it has not won the country’s war, the UN envoy said, voicing hope that the realities of the conflict could help forge a peace deal.

Ex-World Bank president: Congress must crack down on Trump’s trade policies
The former president of the World Bank on Wednesday urged Congress to act against President Trump’s “shipwreck” of a trade policy.

Haley asks for decertifying Iran’s compliance with JCPOA
Implying the nature of the U.S. administration’s political approach toward nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley laid out a case for President Donald Trump to step back from the Iran nuclear deal.

Deadly exodus: 150,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar in two weeks
Aid agencies warn of a growing humanitarian crisis as persecution of the Muslim ethnic minority pushes around 15,000 people into Bangladesh each day, with border relief camps already at capacity.

Japanese PM’s special envoy meets Rouhani
Masahiko Komura, the Japanese prime minister’s special envoy, met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday.

Tehran says ready to work with S. Arabia to resolve Muslim problems
The Iranian foreign minister has said his country is ready to work with Saudi Arabia to help resolve the problems facing Muslims in the Middle East and the larger world.

Zarif says Iran respects Pope’s stances
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that Iran respects the Pope’s personality and also his stance on international issues.

Top Iranian officials hail Daesh defeat in Dayr al-Zawr
A number of senior Iranian officials have hailed the Syrian army and resistance forces for succeeding to break the siege on Dayr al-Zawr captured by Daesh three years ago.