Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 18-1-2018

Iran Daily


Iran’s nine-month petchem exports surpassed $8.5b

Iranian petrochemical complexes exported more than 16.4 million tons of products worth $8.58 billion during March 21-December 21, 2017.


Koreas agree to march under unified flag at Winter Olympics

North Korea and South Korea agreed to march together under a single unified Korea flag at the Winter Olympics, according to South Korean officials.


Bangladesh says it’s hosting over a million Rohingya

Bangladesh has counted more than a million Rohingya refugees living in camps near the border with Myanmar, higher than previous estimates, the head of its registration project said Wednesday as preparations for their return got under way.


Iran rejects report on accepting missile talks

Iran on Wednesday categorically dismissed a claim by the Financial Times that it accepted to enter negotiations over its national missile program as well as its regional role during a recent meeting over the 2015 nuclear deal in Brussels.


Abbas: Beit-ul-Moqaddas can be gate to peace or war

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday Beit-ul-Moqaddas can be the gate to either peace or war, and that it is up to US President Donald Trump to decide which path to choose.


Rouhani: Important to have proper understanding of cyberspace effects

President Hassan Rouhani during a cabinet session on cyberspace pointed to the importance of the proper understanding of effects of cyberspace on the economy, culture, employment and the future of such influence on the country.


China says Iranian oil tanker wreck located

The wreck of an Iranian oil tanker that collided with a cargo ship off China this month has been located, Beijing said on Wednesday, according to Reuters.


President: Israel favors chaos in Lebanon

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed Lebanon for weathering problems and foiling hostile plots, saying the Zionist regime of Israel benefits from tensions in the Arab country.


Tehran Times


Curtains go up for Fajr theater festival

The 36th Fajr International Theater Festival will open at different venues across Tehran today with performances by dozens of troupes from Iran and other countries.


Iran exports over $8.5b petrochemicals in 9 months

Iran exported over 16.4 million tons of petrochemical products worth $8.581 billion during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-December 21, 2017), Shana reported on Wednesday citing the data announced by the National Petrochemical Company (NPC).


Kharrazi puts forward suggestions for Iran-Arab dialogue

Kamal Kharrazi, head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, said on Wednesday that Iran is ready to hold talks with Arab countries in line with solving problems in the Middle East, suggesting three proposals for the purpose.


Yemenis fire two ballistic missiles at key Saudi targets

Yemeni forces say they have fired ballistic missiles at two key targets in southwestern Saudi Arabia in retaliation for the kingdom’s fatal raids.


Omani, Lebanese speakers meet Rouhani

The parliament speakers of Oman and Lebanon on Wednesday separately met with President Hassan Rouhani while they were in Tehran to attend the summit of Parliamentary Union of the OIC states.


Syria, Iran will pass difficult stages successfully: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Syrian Parliament Speaker Hammouda Youssef Sabbagh discussed issues of mutual interest in Tehran on Wednesday.


Iran dismisses claims of negotiation on its missile program

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday dismissed claims that Tehran has agreed to hold talks on its missile program.


Larijani calls for closer Iran-Pakistan co-op

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Wednesday that it is essential for Iran and Pakistan to establish closer cooperation.


Zarif appoints new deputies

During a ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif named his new deputies on the basis of the ministry’s new structure.


‘Dialogue needed to bridge gap between Muslim nations’

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Wednesday that dialogue is the best tool to bridge the gap between Muslim countries in the region.