Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 05-11-2017

Iran Daily


Iranians mark Student Day
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians, mostly school and university students, took to the streets across the country to commemorate the anniversary of the takeover of the American Embassy in Tehran 38 years ago.

Iran: Hariri’s remarks another scenario to create tension in region
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi rejected remarks by Saad Hariri, who stepped down as Lebanon’s prime minister on Saturday, saying his resignation and rehashing of the “unfounded and baseless” allegations regularly leveled by the Zionists, Saudis and the US is another scenario to create new tension in Lebanon and the region.

Syrian forces will march to Raqqa soon
Ali Akbar Velayati, the top advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, said Syrian forces will advance soon to take Raqqa city.

Defiant Puigdemont calls for united front for Catalonia independence
Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont called on Saturday for a united political front in the Dec. 21 election to continue the drive for independence from Spain and to protest the imprisonment of former members of the regional government.

Total begins activities in South Pars field: Zanganeh
Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said France’s energy giant Total has started work on the country’s giant South Pars Gas Field.

Child marriage among social ills
Child marriage is a social harm, said the Iran’s vice president for women and family affairs.

Second Mustafa science award slated for December
The second edition of the Mustafa Prize, a science and technology award, will be held on December 3, 2017 at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall, with 60 notable scientists from the Muslim world in attendance.

Rouhani: Iranians appreciative of Armed Forces’ valor, nobility
The Iranian people are appreciative of the bravery and decency of Iran’s Armed Forces, said President Hassan Rouhani.

Eight border guards killed in clashes with terrorists in northwest Iran
At least eight Iranian border guards were killed in heavy clashes with terrorists in the country’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, a local official said.

Bus accident injures 33 Iranian pilgrims in Iraq
Thirty-three Iranian pilgrims were injured in a bus crash in Iraq’s Badra region in the eastern province of Wasit near the Iran-Iraq border on Saturday, an Iranian official said.

Police seize tons of narcotics in southeast Iran
Iran’s drug combat squads have arrested members of a drug gang and confiscated over two tons of drugs in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan during two separate operations, a senior provincial police commander said on Saturday.


Tehran Times


Iran’s intl. electricity exhibit hosting 768 companies
Hosting 768 foreign and domestic companies, the 17th Iran International Electricity Exhibition (IEE)
kicked off on Saturday at Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds, IRNA reported.

Hariri makes surprise resignation under Saudi pressure
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has announced his resignation in a speech broadcast from Saudi Arabia.

DOE earmarks $2b for waste management
Some $2 billion has been allocated from foreign exchange reserves for waste management projects,
the director general of Tehran province’s department of environment said on Monday.

Tehran: Hariri’s resignation ‘another scenario’ to create tension
Iran’s Foreign Ministry expressed concern over the sudden resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Saturday, saying this is “another scenario” intended to create a new wave of tension in Lebanon and the region at large.

It is necessary to remove dollar from foreign trade, EC chief says
Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi said on Saturday that the policy to remove U.S. dollar from economic transactions is very “important” and “valuable”.

Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bombers strike ISIL targets in eastern Syria
Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bombers have launched fresh airstrikes against the positions of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) Takfiri terrorist group in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr, a day after government forces, supported by allied fighters from popular defense groups, fully liberated Dayr al-Zawr city from the clutches of the extremists.

Cuba has never sought to change its principles: diplomat
The third secretary of Cuban embassy in Tehran has said that even during Raul Castro’s presidency Havana has never been seeking to change its basic principles or policies towards the United States.

Press Exhibition announces winners
MNA Managing Director Ali Asgari (L) holds the Proper Persian Grammar and Writing Award during the closing ceremony of the 23rd Press Exhibition at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Mosalla on November 3, 2017.

Rouhani expresses support for armed forces
President Hassan Rouhan said on Saturday that his government is determined to continue support for the country’s armed forces.

Outburst of hatred toward U.S.
Iranians held rallies across the country on Saturday morning to mark the takeover of the U.S. embassy, known as the “den of espionage” in Tehran 38 years ago.

Lebanon proved its competence in defeating terrorists, Tehran says
Ali Akbar Velayati, a top advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Friday that Lebanon’s victories in fight against terrorists prove the competence of the Lebanese government.