Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 03-01-2018

Iran Daily

Unrest orchestrated by enemies to harm Iran
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday blamed Iran’s enemies for stirring unrest in an effort to create problems for the country.

Over 10,000 job opportunities created by IMIDRO in four years
Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) has created over 10,000 job opportunities in past four years.

Israeli bill fortifies Beit-ul-Moqaddas occupation
Israel’s parliament on Tuesday gave final approval to legislation aimed at making it more difficult to hand the Palestinians parts of Beit-ul-Moqaddas under any future peace deal.

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North
South Korea on Tuesday offered talks with North Korea a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he was open to negotiations but that his country would push ahead with “mass producing” nuclear warheads.

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet
Pakistan summoned the US ambassador in a rare public rebuke after Donald Trump threatened to cut aid to Islamabad over its “lies” about militancy.

Mogherini: EU will continue to work for JCPOA implementation by all sides
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the bloc – as a multilateral and reliable power – will continue to work for the Iran nuclear agreement to be implemented by all sides.

Iran denounces Trump’s insulting remarks against Iranians
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi in a statement on Tuesday denounced US president’s meddlesome and insulting tweets about Iran, saying that his “confused and contradictory positions against Iranians are nothing new”.

Iran’s border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan reopen
Iran’s two border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region have resumed their operations following an announcement by the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), the director general of the Interior Ministry’s Border Affairs Department said.

Nobakht: Protest against government among citizens’ rights
Iran’s government spokesman Mohammad-Baqer Nobakht said on Tuesday that protest against the government’s performance is respected from the perspective of citizens’ rights.

Tehran Times

Government: Protest is citizens’ right
Iranian government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said on Tuesday that it is the right of citizens to hold protests and the government respects it.

Riots cost two teenagers’ lives among others
Iranian Education Minister Mohammad Bat’haei on Tuesday said two students had been killed during the ongoing riots in the country.

Thousands of cars torched in French New Year revels
Mass disorders erupted on New Year’s night in France leaving more than 1,000 cars burnt, the country’s Interior Ministry said in a statement.

National scientific Olympiad winners lauded
Winners of the 22nd national scientific Olympiad for university students were lauded during a ceremony in Tehran with science minister Mansour Gholami in attendance.

Security chief blames S. Arabia for riots
The recent riots in Iran were fueled by “proxy war” against Iran by certain countries
including Saudi Arabia, secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Monday.

Unrest would harm legitimate demands: IRGC official
Mohammad Sadeq Jokar, the deputy IRGC chief for parliamentary affairs, said on Tuesday that the unrest in certain cities in Iran would harm the legitimate demands of the people.

Ayatollah Khamenei: Enemies have got united against Iran in recent days
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the enemies have got united against Iran as protest rallies have spread to certain cities in Iran in recent days.

U.S. assesses sanctions on those who counter riots in Iran
Andrew Peek, the deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran, has said that the U.S. assesses sanctions on those who counter the riots in Iran.

Prosecutor general: We will not appease those who incite violence
Iran’s Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri has said the judicial system will show no mercy for those who incited riots in certain cities in Iran in recent days.