Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 17-09-2017

Iran Daily


Rouhani urges EU to press US to abide by JCPOA
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on the European Union to remain fully committed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and compel the US to live up to its commitments under the nuclear agreement by sending a “decisive message.”

South Korea plans to import Iranian LNG
State-run Korea Gas Corp. (KOGAS), the world’s second-largest single buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), said it plans to import natural gas from Iran as well as explore opportunities to acquire stakes in gas fields in the country.

British police make arrest over London train attack
British police made their first arrest Saturday over the bombing of a London underground train, detaining a man at the country’s main ferry port and describing the development as significant.

Police, protesters clash in St. Louis after ex-cop acquitted of murdering black man
US police fired tear gas and rubber bullets during clashes with protesters in St. Louis early on Saturday after a white former policeman was acquitted of murdering a black man.

North Korea seeks military ‘equilibrium’ with US
North Korea said Saturday it was seeking military “equilibrium” with the United States as leader Kim Jong-un vowed to complete Pyongyang’s nuclear program.

Iraq’s Kurdish parliament backs independence referendum
The parliament of Iraq’s Kurdistan region approved a plan on Friday to hold a referendum on independence on Sept. 25, ignoring opposition from Baghdad and the wider region as well as Western concerns that the vote could spark fresh conflict.

President Rouhani to leave for US today
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to leave Tehran for New York today to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, due to be held next week, the president’s office said.

Iran repatriates 132 Afghan prisoners
Iran transferred 132 Afghan prisoners to Afghanistan to serve the remaining of their jail terms in their homeland.

Commander says IRGC infiltrated into US command centers
A senior Iranian commander said over the recent years, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has infiltrated into the US military’s command centers and has evidence of their support for Daesh terrorists.

Turkish president to visit Iran in Oct.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a television channel that he will pay an official visit to Iran on October 4.

Over 1,200kg opium seized in southern province
Iran’s anti-narcotics police forces in the southern province of Bushehr managed to seize more than 1,200 kilograms of opium in two separate operations in the province, the provincial police chief announced.


Tehran Times


Belgium says doesn’t agree with all U.S. policies
Siegfried Bracke, president of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives, said on Saturday that Belgium does not agree with all U.S. policies, noting Belgium’s ties with Iran are based on mutual interests.

Iran’s handicraft exports hit record high in March-July
Handicrafts exports from Iran hit a record high over the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-July 22, 2017) with 45.4 percent growth in contrast to the same period a year earlier, a tourism official says.

Turkey not convincing over dams project: Iran
Iran has not been convinced by Turkey’s claim of having counted in the region’s environmental concerns in its dam building mega-project called the Southeastern Anatolia Project known as GAP, a top Iranian diplomat has said.

Mehr picked as best news agency at Ghadir media festival
The 11th edition of Ghadir Media Festival was closed on Saturday in Iraqi city of Najaf.

APSCO chief:Iran ready for space development program
Following evaluating Iran’s space achievements, General Secretary of Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization said that the Islamic Republic is ready for Space Development Program.

EU unlikely freeze Turkey accession talks: German expert
Recently tensions has risen between Ankara and Berlin. President Erdogan’s call to German Turks not to vote for German main political parties in incoming election faced wide reaction by German officials.

Iran, 5+1 foreign ministers to meet in New York
The foreign ministers of the countries signatory to the landmark nuclear agreement will meet in
New York next week.

Iranian Muslims preparing for mourning season of Muharram
A man makes a banner with Islamic patterns at his shop in Tehran on September 16, 2017 in preparation for the mourning season of Muharram, which will start this year on September 22.

Russia to call on U.S. to stay in nuclear deal
Russia’s UN ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, said Moscow’s message to the United States during a likely meeting of the parties to the Iran nuclear deal next week on the sidelines to the United Nations General Assembly was to stay in the deal.

‘World must end nuclear cooperation with Israel’
Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi has denounced the
West’s double standard approaches on the possession and development of atomic technology, urging
a complete end to any nuclear cooperation with the Israeli regime.

Obama administration is mobilizing to defend nuclear deal
Former U.S. administration is mobilizing to defend the 2015 nuclear deal as President Donald Trump threatens to blow up the agreement.