Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 06-11-2017

Iran Daily


Iran approves over $700m in foreign investment
Iran approved 31 foreign investment projects with a total value of $712 million, announced the head of Organization for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance (OIETAI).

IDRO, Gazprom sign MoU on energy projects
Iranian state-run investment fund IDRO signed an initial agreement with Russian gas giant Gazprom in Tehran to cooperate in unspecified oil, gas and energy projects.

South Koreans hold anti-Trump protest
Thousands of South Koreans protested Sunday against an upcoming visit by Donald Trump and called for peace as the US president begins an Asian tour dominated by North Korea’s nuclear program.

Sacked Catalonia leader surrenders to Belgian police
Brussels prosecutors said Sunday that ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and four ex-regional ministers were taken into custody to start the process of their possible extradition to Spain.

Daesh attack kills at least 75 in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor
A car bombing by the Daesh terrorist group killed at least 75 displaced people in eastern Syria, a monitor said on Sunday, as the cornered terrorists appeared to target fleeing civilians.

Sources: Lebanese president won’t accept PM resignation until he returns
Lebanon’s president will not accept the resignation of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri until he returns to Lebanon, palace sources said on Sunday, delaying for now politically difficult consultations on his successor.

Saudi Arabia detains princes, ministers in anti-corruption probe
Saudi Arabia’s future king has tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal who is one of the kingdom’s most prominent businessmen.

Leader appoints new army commanders
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in separate decrees on Sunday, appointed three new army commanders.

Cmdr. dismisses US claims about Iran missiles in Yemen as baseless
An Iranian commander on Sunday dismissed a claim by US President Donald Trump about Iran supplying missiles to Yemen.

Iran to counteract US attempts to undermine JCPOA
The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, said that Tehran would definitely counteract Washington’s measures to undermine the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Pakistan Army chief arrives in Iran
Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Tehran for official talks on issues of mutual interest, border security and defense relations with his Iranian counterpart Major general Mohammad Bagheri and other Iranian officials, IRNA reported.

Over 50 Iranians being held in US prisons
An Iranian judiciary official said more than 50 Iranian nationals are currently being held in US prisons.

Iran assures Syria of support in postwar era
Iran’s defense minister, in a phone conversation with his Syrian counterpart, said that Tehran is determined to continue its support for Syria in the postwar era.


Tehran Times


Hezbollah leader says Hariri’s resignation to be ‘Saudi madness’
Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah leader Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday blamed the House of Saud regime for Lebanon’s turmoil, however he states that war is not expected to occur in the near future.

Tehran dismisses U.S. allegations on 9/11
The IranianForeign Ministry has dismissed recent falsification of the 9/11 records by the United States’
Central Intelligence Agency to incriminate the Islamic Republic.

ICCIMA planning 9 new joint chambers of commerce
Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) is planning on establishing nine new chambers jointly with foreign trade partners, the portal of ICCIMA announced.

Trump confused about geography and national security strategy: ex-senator
Peter Woodard Galbraith, a former Democratic senator from Windham County, says Donald Trump is confused about geography as he is about security strategy.

Iranian general warns of cyberthreat from U.S. regional command
A senior Iranian cyber security official cautioned against “serious” potential threats posed by an American cyber command center in Bahrain.

Riyadh forced Hariri to resign: Iran
On Sunday, a day after Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri surprised the world by announcing
his resignation in a televised program broadcast from Saudi Arabia, a number of Iranian officials responded to the news, saying he has been bullied by the Saudis to resign.

IRGC dismisses Trump claim Iran responsible for Yemen missile launch on Riyadh
The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Sunday dismissed as unfounded claims by U.S. President Donald Trump that Iran was responsible for a missile launched from Yemen
over Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Iran says to enrich uranium to 20% in ‘4 days’ if nuclear deal ditched
Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said on Saturday that Iran can enrich uranium to a purity of 20% in four days at the Fordow nuclear plant if the U.S. kills the 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran condemns Daesh ‘brutal act’ in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Sunday strongly condemned the “brutal”
terrorist blast in eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor which left at least 75 people killed.

Defense chief: Tehran to stand beside Syrians after war
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has said that Iran is determined to stand
beside the Syrians after end of war in the country.