Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 10-01-2018

Iran Daily

Leader: People’s rightful demands should be met
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday urged officials to accommodate people’s “honest and rightful demands,” saying these issues should be “separated from acts of violence and sabotage.”

Culture minister urges media to promote hope, vitality in society
Iranian Culture Minister Seyyed Abbas Salehi called on the media to mainly cover subjects that would help “raise hope’ and “increase vitality” in society.

Oil rises above $68 to highest since May 2015
Oil rose further above $68 a barrel on Tuesday, touching its highest since May 2015, supported by OPEC-led production cuts and expectations US crude inventories fell for an eighth week.

IRICA: Iran exported over $11b worth of metal products in four years
Iran exported raw iron, steel, cast iron and their by-products valued at $11.12 billion during 2011-15, according to figures released by Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).

First VP hails Rafsanjani as man of prudence
A ceremony was held in Tehran on Tuesday to mark the first death anniversary of former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani who was hailed as “a man of prudence and tolerance”.

North Korea to attend Olympics in South
North Korea will send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in the South, the rivals said Tuesday after their first formal talks in more than two years following high tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.

Strong winds, toxic gases hinder search for oil tanker crew
Strong winds, high waves and toxic gases on Tuesday were hindering dozens of rescue boats struggling to locate missing sailors from a stricken oil tanker in the East China Sea and to extinguish a fire that has burned for the past three days on the ship.

MP: 3,700 people arrested during riots
An Iranian lawmaker said on Tuesday that some 3,700 people were arrested in the days of protests and riots that roiled Iran over the past two weeks.

Tehran to hold PUIC meeting
The 13th meeting of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Member States (PUIC) will kick off in Tehran on January 13 to coordinate joint efforts among parliaments of Muslim countries.

Iran: Lack of agreement with Iran not in interest of European states
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, in a meeting with the former British foreign minister Jack Straw said that lack of agreement with Iran will not in the interest of Britain, France and Germany.

Tehran Times

UAE not seen a major trade partner for post-sanction Iran
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) benefited a lot from years of the West-led economic sanctions against
Iran as the neighbor country had turned into a number one trade partner of Iran through acting as a broker buying products and services from different countries and selling them to Iran.

Four characteristics of the concept of ‘Return to the self’ in Shi’ism
Islamic fundamentalism is a kind of revivalism (Salafism) which has turned into one of the most significant regional and international threats; even though, the fundamentalists talk about expanding
the Islamic territory and guiding humankind toward redemption.

Syrian army hits Israeli jet, intercepts missiles near Damascus
Syria’s army says its air defense systems have hit an Israeli aircraft and intercepted a number of rockets fired at targets on Syrian soil as the Tel Aviv regime continues its acts of aggression against the country.

The hot debate of revising Tehran’s traffic scheme
The newly proposed scheme for traffic restricted zones put forward by Tehran Municipality to replace the odd-even traffic scheme has led to a series of debates both among officials and the public.

Saudi regime seeking to acquire Israeli Iron Dome missiles
The House of Saud regime has reportedly been seeking to get its hands on Israel’s so-called Iron Dome missile system amid reports that the two regimes have plans to normalize their relations and unite against the regional power house Iran.

First anniversary of Rafsanjani’s demise marked
In a ceremony on Tuesday Iran marked the first anniversary of the demise of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Leader: Honest and rightful demands differ from violent acts
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that people’s “honest and rightful demands” should be heeded and separated from acts of violence and sabotage.

Parliamentary committee approve anti-money laundering bill
Parliament’s Judicial and Legal Committee has approved the framework of anti-money laundering bill,
the committee’s spokesman announced on Monday.

All options on table if U.S. quits nuclear deal: Velayati
Ali Akbar Velayati, a top advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Tuesday that Iran has all options on the table if the U.S. quits the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Paul Craig Roberts: U.S. working against Iranians through protests
Paul Craig Roberts, the former U.S. assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy in the Reagan administration and current chairman of the Institute for Political Economy, has said that the United States has worked through recent protests in Iran against the Iranian nation.