Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 27-01-2018

Iran Daily

OECD predictably upgrades Iran risk rating
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) upgraded Iran’s rating in the risk classifications of the Participants to the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits (CRE) from six to five.

Trump says America open for business
Declaring that America is open for business, US President Donald Trump told a wary gathering of political and business elites on Friday that the economic growth taking place in the United States under to his “America first” agenda also benefits the rest of the world.

Zarif: Iran helped defeat Daesh, armed by US, Saudi Arabia
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US and Saudi Arabia cannot alter the facts on the ground about their sponsorship of Daesh and Iran’s role in defeating the terrorist group.

Turkey vows to expand Syria incursion east to Iraqi border
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday vowed to expand Turkey’s incursion in Syria against a Kurdish militia despite calls for restraint from its Western allies.

Abbas: If Al-Quds is off table, US has no negotiating role
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday fired back at US President Donald Trump who said Al-Quds was taken off the negotiating table, with a spokesman for the Palestinian leader saying that if the city is off the table, then the US no longer has a seat at that table.

Agreement signed on joint probe into Iranian tanker tragedy
The maritime authorities of China, Panama, Iran and Hong Kong on Thursday signed an agreement to jointly investigate a collision in the East China Sea that caused the worst oil ship disaster in decades, according to China’s Transport Ministry.

Indian president: Citizens, ultimate stakeholders and pillars of republic
Citizens do not just make up and preserve a republic, they are its ultimate stakeholders and, in fact, pillars, stressed Indian President Ram Nath Kovind in his address on the eve of the 69th Republic Day of India marked annually on January 26.

Iran: Israeli occupation of Palestine “core” of Mideast conflicts
The Iranian deputy ambassador to the UN said Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories is the “core” of all conflicts in the Middle East.


Tehran Times

Iran’s risk rating improves: OECD
Iran’s rate in the country risk classification of the Participants to the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits has improved to 5 in the latest report published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Shamkhani: Weakening Iran is a ‘shattered dream’
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani has said efforts by enemies to weaken Iran or change its ruling system are just a “shattered dream”.

U.S., S. Arabia can’t change facts, Zarif says
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia cannot change the facts about Iran’s role in helping defeat ISIS, also called Daesh.

Iran’s Kayak team trains in Qeshm
Iran’s national kayak team is training in Qeshm Island in the southern Iran.

Hariri says he wants ‘best relationship’ with Iran
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has said he would like the “best relationship” with Iran, but added that Lebanon must deal with Iran.

Zarif urges respect for regional countries’ interests
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that it is essential for all the countries in the
region to respect each other’s interests, according to ISNA.

Europe strongly supports nuclear deal: top EU lawmaker
A senior member of the European Parliament says the EU strongly supports the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, calling for closer ties with Tehran within the framework of the landmark accord.

U.S., Israel whipping up hysteria over Iran: diplomat
The Iranian deputy ambassador to the UN, Es’haq Al-e-Habib, on Thursday told the UN Security Council that the “U.S. and the Israeli regime prefer to resort, promote and spread Iran-phobia and this has become a kind of ongoing obsession and hysteria for them.”