Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 03-12-2017

Iran Daily

Rouhani: Iran favors secure, powerful region
President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday underlined Iran’s eagerness for all regional countries to be united and powerful.

Iran, India FMs meet ahead of Chabahar project inauguration
Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday paid an unscheduled visit to Tehran and met her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

India, Sri Lanka cyclone kills 26
Cyclone Ockhi has left 13 people dead in Sri Lanka and killed an equal number in India’s Kerala and Tamil Nadu states since Friday as it churns in the Arabian Sea.

Pope ends trip to Asia after seeking Rohingya forgiveness
Pope Francis ended a diplomatically tricky trip to Asia on Saturday, seeking the forgiveness of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh after his controversial decision to not directly refer to their plight when he visited their homeland, Myanmar.

Protesters delay opening of German nationalists’ convention
German police used water cannons to disperse hundreds of protesters who staged street a rally against an anti-migrant, anti-Islam party holding a convention in the northern city of Hanover.

Officials at Rome MED summit reiterate support for Iran deal
Officials attending an international summit in Italy’s Rome continue months of lobbying to keep the Iran nuclear deal, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressing hope that there will be no breach of the deal by anyone.

Poll: Two-thirds of Americans believe Iran deal serves national security
A new study showed that the majority of Americans believe that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, to which Washington is a signatory, serves their country’s national security interests.

Iranian naval flotilla docks at Bangladesh port after drill
The Iranian Navy’s 49th flotilla of warships berthed at Bangladesh’s port city of Chittagong after taking part in the world’s largest maritime exercise in the Bay of Bengal.

Over 10,000 killed in road accidents in seven months
More than 10,000 people have been killed in road accidents in Iran over the past seven months despite a 1.1-percent decline compared to a similar period last year, figures show.

Iran: Israel nuclear arsenal threat to Mideast security
Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi said the Israeli regime’s military nuclear program has a negative impact on the security of the Middle East and the credibility of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Tehran Times



Rouhani: We don’t want distance from Arab world
In an indirect reference to Saudi Arabia, President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said Iran is not in rivalry with its neighbors and does not seek to “distance” itself from countries in the Middle East region.

Hyundai inks €720m rail deal in Iran
South Korean Hyundai Rotem signed a deal worth 720 million euro in Tehran on Saturday on building 450 railbuses in Iran.

Syria fires missiles at Israeli aircraft after missiles hit near Damascus
The Syrian army has fired at least four surface-to-air missiles at Israeli aircraft as the regime launched an attack against the western countryside of Syria’s capital Damascus, reports say.

U.S. approach to JCPOA, part of internal process: expert
Cindy Vestergaard, Director of Stimson’s Nuclear Safeguards Program believes “complementary access inspections to sites in Iran” is not beyond AP, but the US approach toward Iran is part of an internal US process.

Alien festivities on Iranian calendar
Whether it is the matter of globalization and social media growth or not, several celebrations and festivals which are originated from the West have permeated the Iranian calendar over recent years.

EU’s Mogherini: Renegotiating Iran deal not possible
Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign policy chief, has said the articles of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six other countries are highly technical and there is no possibility of renegotiating the agreement — even partially.

Iranian, Indian chief diplomats hold talks in Tehran
Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks in Tehran with her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday, discussing bilateral relations and other issues.

Lavrov: U.S. would send ‘bad message’ by exiting nuclear deal
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Washington would send a bad message if it
walked away from a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Reuters reported.