Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 21-11-2017

Iran Daily


Iran’s Leader visits quake-hit province
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei visited the western province of Kermanshah which was hit by a deadly earthquake more than a week ago.

Israel reveals covert contacts with Saudi Arabia
An Israeli cabinet minister said that Israel has had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia, a first disclosure by a senior official of long-rumored secret dealings.

Iran, EU hold high-level talks amid Trump’s threats
Iran and the EU started on Monday their third round of high-level talks following the 2016 implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail
Efforts to form a three-way coalition government have failed, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, pitching Germany into its worse political crisis for decades, raising the prospect of fresh elections and casting doubt over her future.

NMF: Iran critically important for India
Iran is critically important for India as it is helping the South Asian country meet its growing energy needs, said the executive director of India’s National Maritime Foundation (NMF).

Iran ready to cooperate with UN in Afghanistan
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran is ready to cooperate with the United Nations in all fields in Afghanistan.

Iran: Saudi ‘vain policies’ main reason behind regional problems
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Monday called Saudi Arabia’s “vain policies” the main reason behind the current problems in the region.

Pakistani naval fleet arrives in Iran
Two vessels of the Pakistani Navy berthed at Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Monday for a friendly visit that would include a joint military drill.

Minister leaves Iran to attend WIEF in Malaysia
Iran’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi left the country for Malaysia to attend the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF).

Iran, Qatar, Turkey to hold ministerial meeting
Economy ministers of Iran, Qatar and Turkey are scheduled to hold a meeting to discuss tripartite cooperation and trade.


Tehran Times


Nasrallah: U.S. did what it could to help ISIL in Syria’s al-Bukamal
Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah’s Secretary-General, Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, delivered a televised address on Monday, where talked about recent developments in the wake of Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation from Riyadh on Nov. 4.

Tehran wants France to adopt policies based on Mideast changes
Kamal Kharrazi, the head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, said on Monday that realities in the Middle East have changed and France should adopt policies based on those changes.

Iran sets sights on expats to boost tourism
The Iranian tourism body aims to exploit “untapped potential” of expatriates who can prompt foreign nationals to visit the country.

Iraq court rules Kurdistan secession vote unconstitutional
Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court has ruled the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s (Kurdistan Regional Government/KRG) controversial secession referendum as unconstitutional, saying the results of the vote are void.

Iranian military chief to visit Russia for Sochi summit
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri will travel to the Russian city of Sochi on Wednesday to take part in the trilateral Iran-Russia-Turkey summit on developments
in Syria.

Korean actress Lee Young-ae backs quake relief efforts in Iran
South Korean actress Lee Young-ae has donated 50,000,000 Korean won (about $45,000) to earthquake relief efforts in Iran, where she is hugely popular.

Leader makes unannounced visit to quake-hit Kermanshah
In the early hours of Monday Leader of the Islamic revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made an unannounced visit to quake-hit regions in Kermanshah Province.

Iran says Arab League statement is ‘all lies and distortions’
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has slammed Saudi Arabia for walking on the footsteps of the Zionist regime and called the Arab League’s anti-Iran statement “worthless” which is full of “lies and distortions”.

Iran, EU hold high level talks in Tehran
The Islamic Republic of Iran and the European Union held their third round of high level talks in Tehran on Monday.

Iran in Syria to fight ‘terror,’ says Russia’s Israel envoy
Iran’s military presence in Syria is solely dedicated to the “war on terrorism,” Russia’s ambassador
to Israel said Monday.

Iranian media delegation visits China
An Iranian media delegation paid a six-day visit to China starting on November 13. The visit is aiming at expanding media cooperation between the two countries.