Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 17-01-2018

Iran Daily

Leader: West propaganda machine seeks to sideline Palestinian cause
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called on Muslim countries to counter the “dangerous and horrific Western propaganda empire” which, he said, is run by Zionists.

Oil prices near three-year highs, supported by healthy demand
Brent crude oil shed some of its recent gains on Tuesday, falling nearly $1 a barrel but healthy demand underpinned prices near $70, a level not seen since 2014’s market slump.

Source: India’s imports of Iran oil in December highest since March
India’s scheduled crude oil loadings from Iran, excluding condensate, an ultra-light oil, were about 550,000 bpd last month — up 78 percent from the previous month and the highest since March, according to a source with knowledge of the country’s tanker loading schedule.

EU ‘hearts still open’ to Brexit reversal
European Union leaders love-bombed Britain on Tuesday, holding the door open for it to change its mind about ending its four-decade membership of the bloc next year.

UN warns 22 million Yemenis in need of aid
More than three-quarters of Yemenis are now in need of humanitarian aid as the Saudi-led war against the Arab country nears its third year, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Rouhani calls for expansion of ties with regional, African countries
President Hassan Rouhani in separate meetings with parliament speakers of regional and African countries stressed on expansion of political and economic relations.

Airbus: Ordered jets will be delivered, perhaps not on schedule
The sales chief of European airplane maker Airbus predicted that Iran would take delivery of dozens of European jets it has ordered under a nuclear deal with major powers, but warned the transactions could take longer to complete than planned.

Iran warns US border force plan in Syria fuels crisis
Iran denounced a US plan to set up a militant force near Syria’s border with Turkey as “blatant interference” in the Arab country’s domestic affairs, urging Washington to reverse its “destructive” policies in the Middle East.


Tehran Times

U.S. move in Syria may ignite ‘flames of war’: Iran
Iran on Tuesday denounced a U.S. plan to deploy a militant force near Syria’s border with Turkey as a “blatant” and “clear example” of interference in Syria’s domestic affairs, saying the move “fans
the flames of the conflict” there.

It is ‘unwise’ to talk to U.S. on defense capabilities: IRGC
General Yadollah Javani, a senior official at the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps, said on Tuesday that it is “unwise” for Iran to sit at a negotiating table with the U.S. on its defense capabilities.

Turkey bolsters Syria border as U.S. force plan slammed
Turkey has reportedly dispatched a convoy of over 40 military vehicles and tanks to the southern regions along the Syrian frontier amid growing Ankara-Washington tensions over a U.S. plan to create a “border force” at Turkey’s doorstep.

Iran wins Energy Globe World Award 2017
Iran secured the first place in Energy Globe World Awards 2017 in the category of water here on Tuesday.

Seraj joins Sur for Fajr concert
Veteran vocalist Hesameddin Seraj (2nd L) accompanies the Sur band at a performance during the 33rd Fajr Music Festival at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on January 15, 2018.

Rouhani urges Islamic states to reduce dependence on foreigners
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that it is necessary that Islamic countries abandon division and reduce dependence on foreigners through reliance on domestic capacities.

Iran dismisses claim tanker shot by missile
Iran has dismissed as “sheer lie” the claim that the oil tanker operated by the National Iranian Tanker Company has been hit by a rocket.

Leader: U.S. Quds move unrealizable
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution on Tuesday strongly criticized the United States for its recent move to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel, saying the dare to make this move was unseemly bold.

Parliament speakers from various Muslim nations meet Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held separate talks on Tuesday with Syrian, Iraqi, Qatari, Senegalese and Algerian parliament speakers on the sidelines of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) in Tehran.