Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 20-11-2017

Iran Daily


Iran’s exports to EU up 107%: Report
Exports from Iran to the European Union (EU), in terms of value, witnessed a significant rise during the first nine months of 2017, a report said.

Zimbabwe’s ruling party fires Mugabe
Zimbabwe’s ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and gave the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power after a de facto coup.

Zarif: Riyadh seeks division in region
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized countries such as Saudi Arabia for pursuing policies aimed at sowing discord among regional states.

Only UNSC sanctions can force Total out
Iran said the French energy giant Total — that won a deal to develop a key gas project in the country — can quit only if forced to do so as a result of United Nations Security Council sanctions.

India-Iran ties free from influence of third state
India has been very clear that its relations with Iran should be independent of its relations with other states, said the secretary general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Palestinians threaten to cut US ties if PLO office shut
The Palestinians will freeze their ties with the US if it follows through on a threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington, a senior PLO official warned Saturday.

Syrian Army takes back Bukamal from Daesh
The Syrian Army and its allies took complete control over Bukamal, Daesh’s last significant town in Syria, a military news service run by Hezbollah said on Sunday.

Hariri says will return to Lebanon by Wednesday
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he will return to Lebanon for Wednesday’s Independence Day celebrations and explain his situation, after his shock resignation announcement in Saudi Arabia sparked political turmoil.

Confidential UN brief reveals no missiles sent to Yemen by Iran
A confidential letter by a UN panel has put under question Saudi claims that the missiles used by Yemeni Ansarullah forces against Saudi Arabia have been provided by Iran.

Iran, EU officials to meet today to discuss bilateral ties
Senior Iranian and European officials are scheduled to hold talks in Tehran and the central city of Isfahan to discuss bilateral ties and matters of mutual interest.

Velayati decries French interference in Iran affairs
A senior Iranian official denounced the French president for his recent remarks against Iran, saying France should not interfere in Iran’s missile program.

Relief operations underway a week after devastating quake
Rescue and relief operations continue in Kermanshah a week after a deadly earthquake struck the western Iranian province on November 12.


Tehran Times


Iran, Russia, Turkey agree on key Syrian issues
Iran, Russia and Turkey, the three power brokers in Syria, on Sunday succeeded to reach an agreement on “all the key issues” to bring an end to the nearly seven years of war in Syria.

UN reveals no missiles sent to Yemen by Iran
A panel appointed by the UN Security Council sent a confidential letter to diplomats on November 10 questioning evidence presented by the Saudi-led coalition that the missile fired on November 4 was
connected to Iran.

Iran’s 9-month exports to EU up 107% yr/yr
Imports of EU during the first nine months of 2017 from Iran hit €7.25 billion, European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat reported.

Jack Straw says Saudi Arabia is danger to Mideast
Former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s foreign policies pose major risks to the Middle East region.

Saad Hariri will be in Lebanon ‘by Wednesday’
Saad Hariri has confirmed he will return home to Lebanon in the coming days to take part in Independence Day celebrations.

Quake turns 130,000 to tent dwellers
The photo shows tents established to home people whose houses were partially or completely destroyed in a massive earthquake which hit the province of Kermanshah in western Iran.

Velayati advises France against meddling in Iran’s affairs
Ali Akbar Velayati, a top advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has advised France against meddling in Iran’s internal affairs, particularly its missile program.

Takfiri ideology is Saudi born, Iran insists
An Iranian diplomat to the United Nation on Friday insisted on Tehran’s long-held belief that Takfiri ideologies are Saudi born that cannot be underestimated.

Britain to pay over £400m debt to Iran: ambassador
Iran’s ambassador to Britain says an outstanding debt owed by London to Tehran will be transferred to the Central Bank of Iran soon, in what will mark an end to the decades-long legal dispute between the two sides, Press TV reported.