Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 03-10-2017

Iran Daily


At least 50 killed in Las Vegas shooting spree
A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said Monday.

Spain in crisis after Catalan independence vote
Spain vowed Monday to stop Catalonia from declaring independence after a banned referendum that saw riot police use batons and rubber bullets, as the country grappled with its deepest crisis in decades.

Asia’s Iran oil imports reach five-month high
Imports of Iranian crude by major buyers in Asia rose for a second month in a row in August to hit their highest level since March, helped by a spike in purchases by China and South Korea.

Myanmar ‘makes proposal’ to take back Rohingya refugees
Myanmar has proposed taking back the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks, the Bangladeshi foreign minister said after talks Monday with a senior Myanmar representative.

Iran, Oman discuss energy, transit, developments in region
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Omani officials held talks on energy, the economy and transit and the potential transfer of Iranian gas through Oman to India, according to the official Oman News Agency (ONA).

Iran’s Army stages third stage of drills near western border
The third stage of military exercises of the Iranian Army started on Monday near the western common border between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq.

Iran, Turkey agree to boost military cooperation
Turkish Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar held separate meetings with Iranian officials, during which they discussed expansion of military cooperation.

Zarif: JCPOA has “better than 50%” chance of surviving
Despite President Donald Trump’s threats to blow it up, the Iran nuclear deal still has “better than 50 percent” chance of surviving the next year, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif told Politico in an extensive interview detailing how his country will – and won’t – respond to Trump’s extraordinary campaign against the agreement the American president calls “an embarrassment to the United States.”


Tehran Times


Truly independent Kurdistan remains distant unfulfilled dream: Lendman
U.S. columnist Stephen Lendman says that “a truly independent Kurdistan remains a distant unfulfilled dream.”

Iranians observe Mehregan to renew friendship
Yesterday evening, clusters of Iranian Zoroastrians came together in various reunions across the country to celebrate Mehregan, an ancient Persian festival that marks friendship, affection and love.

Las Vegas massacre: Deadliest mass shooting since 1949
Some 50 people died and more than 400 were hurt when a 64-year-old gunman with an arsenal of at least 10 rifles fired on a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday, raining down bullets from a 32nd-floor window for several minutes before killing himself.

Iran-Pakistan ties on rise but still below expectations: ambassador
Tehran’s ambassador to Islamabad says ties between Iran and Pakistan are on the rise but still far behind the existing potentials.

Saudi regime forces demolish Awamiyah
Saudi regime forces have reportedly razed homes in the kingdom’s oil-rich Eastern Province.

Zarif meets top Omani officials
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met in Muscat on Monday with Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al Said and his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah.

Iranian, Turkish military chiefs dismiss referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan
The top military commanders of Iran and Turkey on Saturday unanimously voiced strong opposition to the independence referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan, saying it is “unacceptable”.

Nuclear deal has ‘better than 50’ percent chance to survive, FM says
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the 2015 nuclear deal still has a “better than 50” percent chance of surviving the next year.

Iran says it is ‘essential’ Iraqi Kurdistan negotiate with central govt.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that it is “essential” for the Kurdistan region to enter dialogue with the central government in Baghdad.