Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 16-11-2017

Iran Daily


Rouhani raps Saudi meddling in Lebanon as ‘shameful’
The Iranian president denounced Saudi Arabia’s interference in Lebanon, saying it is “shameful” that a Muslim state has “begged” the Israeli regime to carry out military strikes against the Lebanese nation.

Russian MPs approve law on media ‘foreign agents’
Russia’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday approved a bill that would give Moscow the power to force foreign media to brand the news they provide to Russians as the work of “foreign agents” and also to disclose where they get their funding.

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe under house arrest as military takes control
Zimbabwe’s military was in control of the country on Wednesday as President Robert Mugabe said he was under house arrest, although generals denied staging a coup.

Singla: Delhi-Tehran trade to boom if Iran market advantages offered
The Iranian government and investment promotion agencies are required to present the advantages of their market and investment opportunities to India’s traders and industrialists, said the Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) chairman.

Relief operations underway in quake-stricken areas
Relief operations continued in the quake-stricken areas in western Iran on Wednesday as authorities put the number killed in the 7.3-magnitude earthquake at over 430.

Iran slams Canada’s double standard on human rights
A senior Iranian diplomat blasted Canada for proposing a “politically-motivated” UN resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran, while Ottawa, itself, has long been involved in a broad range of human rights abuses at home and elsewhere.

Germany hosting forum on Iran-Europe banking, business
The German city of Frankfurt is hosting the 5th Banking and Business Forum Iran Europe.

Tehran, Moscow mark five centuries of relations
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for efforts to diversify partnership between Tehran and Moscow, saying enhanced relations between the two countries would benefit security and stability in the Middle East and Central Asia.

Iran MPs: Riyadh killing Yemenis amid Western media silence
Iranian lawmakers condemned the Saudi regime’s killing of Yemenis, saying the aggression is being carried out amid a “meaningful” Western media silence.


Tehran Times


Saudis kill children more than terrorists do, Iran says
Iran’s deputy permanent representative to the UN has said that Saudi Arabia is killing more children in Yemen than “Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Nusrah put together around the globe”.

Hariri didn’t resign freely: Emil Lahoud
Émile Lahoud, the former Lebanese president, has said that Prime Minister Saad Hariri did not resign freely, Al-Maydeen reported on Wednesday.

Pakistan due to finalize FTA with Iran next week
A Pakistani trade delegation is scheduled to visit Tehran on November 21 and 22 for finalizing a free trade agreement (FTA) with Iran, according to the commercial counselor of Pakistan to Tehran.

Israel is unbridled regime: Islamic Jihad rep.
Representative of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Tehran says “the Zionist regime is formed on the basis of a violation of human rights backed by the world’s greatest powers.”

Iran calls UN human rights resolution ‘refutable’
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has denounced a recent UN human rights resolution against the Islamic Republic as “refutable and unacceptable”.

‘Earthquake is not dangerous if you are prepared’
Iranians all around the world spend bitter days receiving sad news about the aftermath of recent earthquake shacked the western Kermanshah Province, Iran.

‘Riyadh begged Tel Aviv to bomb Lebanon’
President Hassan Rouhani has slammed Riyadh’s interference in Lebanon, saying it is “shameful” for a Muslim country to “beg” the Israeli regime to carry out military strikes against the Lebanese nation.

Iran, U.S. have issued $60b rulings against each other: Zarif
Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, announced on Wednesday that Iran and the United States have each issued court rulings against the opposite party for a sum of $60 billion.

Closer Tehran-Moscow ties to benefit region, FM says
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday called for expansion of cooperation in different fields between Tehran and Moscow, saying closer ties would benefit security in the region,
Tasnim reported.

Amano: IAEA has access to all locations it needs in Iran
Yukiya Amano, chief of the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency, said on Tuesday that commitments undertaken by Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal are being implemented and the IAEA has so far had access to all locations it has needed to visit in the country.

Araqchi: JCPOA becoming part of non-proliferation regime
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday that the 2015 nuclear deal is the “only” experience to settle a “complicated crisis” through dialogue, noting it “has become part of the non-proliferation regime”.

Leader pushes for easing woes of quake-hit citizens in Kermanshah
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday appreciated officials for visiting the quake-hit regions in Kermanshah province, urging serious efforts to ease the sufferings of the affected people especially those who have lost loved ones.