Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 15-11-2017

Iran Daily


Rouhani vows immediate reconstruction of quake-hit areas
President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday promised that his government would reconstruct the earthquake-devastated area in the “shortest” timespan possible after a powerful tremor struck a mountainous region on the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday.

Dozens of Afghan security forces killed in Taliban raids
Dozens of Afghan police and soldiers were killed in a wave of Taliban attacks on checkpoints in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, as terrorists step up assaults on the beleaguered security forces.

Qatar’s emir: Siege countries do not want end to crisis
Qatar’s emir said a Saudi-led bloc that has imposed a land, sea and air blockade on his country have no desire to end the crisis in the Persian Gulf.

ATR to deliver eight more planes to Iran soon
European plane maker ATR plans to deliver eight more turboprop planes to Iran within the next few weeks.

India’s Panda: Iran major contributor to IORA process
Iran is a very active participant in the Indian Ocean Rim Association deliberations and discussions and a major contributor to the IORA process, said the joint secretary of the Indian Ocean Region Division (IOR) of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Zarif urges more resolute intl. action on Yemen war
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned about the deteriorating and worrisome situation in Yemen, urging the international community to play a more effective and decisive role to end the “senseless” Saudi war on the impoverished country.

Velayati: Hariri resignation Lebanon’s domestic issue
Ali Akbar Velayati, an advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, called the recent resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri as a “domestic issue” of the Arab country.

Najafi: New IAEA report exposes US false claims
Iran’s representative to the UN nuclear watchdog said on Monday that the body’s new report has once again proved that Iran’s nuclear activities are in direct compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, contradicting the US claims.


Tehran Times


Zarif to UN: World must help end senseless war on Yemen
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote a letter to the UN secretary general on Monday suggesting that it is essential that the international community get more engaged in ending the “senseless war” on Yemen.

Hariri sought mediation between Iran, S. Arabia, Velayati says
Senior Iranian politician Ali Akbar Velayati said on Tuesday that Saad Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister on November 4, called for a mediation between Iran and Saudi Arabia whose relations have nosedived in recent years.

ATR to deliver 8 aircrafts to Iran by 2018
ATR aims to deliver another eight aircrafts to Iran by the end of the year after delivering six so far this year under U.S.
export licenses issued following the lifting of international nuclear-related sanctions in 2016, Chief Executive Christian Scherer was quoted as saying by Reuters on Tuesday.

Lack of banking channel main barrier for Iran-Pakistan trade
The value of trade between Iran and Pakistan stood at near $1.2 billion in the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20, 2017) increasing from $861 million in its previous year and the figure is planned to increase also in the current year.

Iran will never compromise on its missile deterrence
Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian nuclear negotiator who is currently a researcher at Princeton University, has said that Tehran will never negotiate over its missile defense capability as the country is susceptible to military threats by Israel and the United States.

Israel deploys missile systems after bombing Gaza
Israel has deployed missile systems to the center of occupied territories for fear of a possible retaliatory attack, two weeks after the regime’s warplanes bombed Gaza and killed a dozen members of Palestinian resistance movements there.

Ava born one day after massive earthquake
A mother is taking care of her baby who was born just one day after a massive earthquake struck the city of Sarpol-e
Zahab in the western province of Kermanshah.

IAEA report proves U.S. claims wrong: Iran
The new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency which once again confirms Iran’s compliance to the 2015
nuclear deal proves the U.S. claims against Iran are “wrong”, Tehran’s ambassador to the IAEA said on Monday.

Iranian, Russian diplomats meet to discuss Syria
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari met on Tuesday with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Bogdanov
in Moscow to discuss issues of mutual interest, including regional developments, especially the Syrian crisis, IRNA

France does not get past EU to pressure Iran
The European Union has said no to Paris which in recent days waged an impressive campaign in favor of posing new restrictions on Iran despite the 2015 nuclear deal.

German envoy: U.S. urged to remain committed to JCPOA
Germany’s ambassador to Iran has said the European parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) have urged the U.S. to consider the consequences of scrapping the nuclear deal, saying a weakened JCPOA would threaten security of the U.S., its allies and the region.