Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 20-09-2017

Iran Daily


UN chief, world leaders defend Iran nuclear deal
France undertook a robust push at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting to make a case for why the United States should stay in a landmark, multilateral nuclear deal with Iran.

Iran’s petchem revenues up $900m
Iran’s revenues from petrochemical exports increased $900 million in the five months to mid-August 2017.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi, gov’t ‘burying their heads in the sand’
Aung San Suu Kyi and her government are “burying their heads in the sand” over the violence in Rakhine state, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, criticizing Myanmar’s de facto leader for failing to condemn the army’s abuses in a televised speech.

Syria fends off massive attack near Hama city
The Syrian Army and its allies repelled a large-scale attack spearheaded by the notorious Nusra Front terrorist group on the northwestern Syrian city of Hama.

Rouhani: US will pay a high cost if Trump scraps nuclear deal
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that America will pay a “high cost” if US President Donald Trump makes good on his threats to scrap the Iran nuclear deal.

Mogherini: Nuclear deal belongs to whole world
The European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program belongs to the international community and is working fine.

Iran, Britain FMs discuss ties, regional issues
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed issues of mutual interest with Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.


Tehran Times


Rouhani meets senior foreign officials at UN
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have met a number of foreign leaders in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Iran, Russia set to boost transport, energy ties
The Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) and Russian Trade and Economic Development Council (RTEDC) signed an agreement in Tehran on Tuesday to expand cooperation in rail, oil and gas, renewable energies, and auto industries.

No obligations beyond agreements: Iran’s nuclear chief
Iran’s nuclear chief said on Tuesday that Iran has no obligations other than the IAEA safeguards agreement, the Additional Protocol and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the official
name for the nuclear agreement.

UK weapons companies earned over £6bn from Yemen war: Charity
British weapons manufacturers have earned more than £6 billion from their deals with Saudi Arabia ever since the beginning of the kingdom’s ruthless war on its southern neighbor Yemen, a campaign group says.

With eye on North Korea, Trump makes UN debut
U.S. President Donald Trump urged United Nations member states on Tuesday to turn up the pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, using his maiden speech to the world body to address what he has said is the top global challenge.

British FM strongly supports nuclear deal
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said that Britain strongly supports the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

JCPOA belongs to whole world, not just U.S.: EU
European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says the nuclear agreement signed between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries works fine and belongs to the entire world, not just the United States.

Assembly of Experts chief: Iran cannot trust ‘Western smile’
The head of the Assembly of Experts on Tuesday said “the Western smile cannot be trusted,” warning
against putting too much trust in ties with Western countries.