Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 29-01-2018

Iran Daily

Massive snow blankets much of Iran, strands travelers
The first heavy snowfall of the season brought joy to the residents of Iran’s northern and western cities on Sunday and caused travel chaos in the capital Tehran and other areas.

Turkey intensifies Syria campaign against Kurdish militia
Turkey on Sunday stepped up its offensive against Kurdish militia in Syria for a ninth day, in a campaign that has strained relations with the United States.

Kabul on high alert after ambulance bomb toll tops 100
Afghanistan Sunday declared a day of national mourning as the toll for those killed by a huge bomb hidden in an ambulance in Kabul topped 100 people and tensions remained high after militants struck in the city for the second time in a week.

Minister: Iran oil exports up 60,000 bpd
Iran’s crude exports have witnessed a 60,000-barrel increase during March 21, 2017-January 20, 2018, said the Iranian oil minister.

Iran’s Safdarian claims world ice climbing gold
Iran’s Mohammadreza Safdarian grabbed a historic gold medal at the 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Rabenstein, Italy, as he became the first-ever Iranian to claim the top spot in the history of the competitions.

US Republican finance chair resigns over sexual allegations
Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn resigned as finance chairman of the Republican Party’s fundraising arm on Saturday, a day after a newspaper reported that he routinely subjected women who worked for him to unwanted sexual advances.

Iranian FM, UN envoy discuss developments in region
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the UN special representative for Iraq, Jan Kubis, exchanged views about a host of issues, including the latest developments in the Middle East region and Iraq.

Iran unveils first stem cell product
The first Iranian stem cell product was unveiled with the attendance of Iran’s Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi on Sunday.

MP: Trump’s attempt to demonize Iran ‘beating the air’
A senior Iranian lawmaker said US President Donald Trump’s effort to demonize Iran by accusing the Islamic Republic of supplying ballistic missiles to Yemen’s Houthi fighters is futile and an example of “beating the air.”

Tehran Times

Iran’s crude steel exports up 80% in 9 months
Iran exported 4.614 million tons of crude steel during the nine-month period ended on December 21, with 80 percent rise from 2.565 million tons in the same period of time in the preceding year, Iranian
Steel Producers Association announced.

IRGC arrests 16 ISIS militants in western Iran
In clashes on Saturday in western Iran, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) arrested 16 out of
21 militants affiliated to the ISIS, also called Daesh.

Afghanistan still hunted by Taliban
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack in the Afghan capital city of Kabul which claimed scores of lives, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini confirmed the European Union’s support to the Afghan people and to the government, and its determination to cooperate in the fight against terrorism.

U.S. making desperate efforts to tarnish Iran’s image: lawmaker
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee,
said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump is making desperate efforts to tarnish Iran’s international image.

Russian opposition leader Navalny detained at Moscow rally
Russian police on Sunday detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny at a rally in Moscow which he had called to protest upcoming polls expected to extend President Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin term to 2024.

Leader heading to Kharij class in snow
Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen in this photo, taken on Sunday, heading to his Kharij class.

Zarif: Renegotiation of nuclear deal impossible
Iran’s foreign minister has said the European Union has some standards, based on which it is not possible to review the 2015 nuclear deal.

European trio seeking to keep U.S. in JCPOA: Brookings senior fellow
A senior fellow with the Transatlantic Program of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) believes a trio of European countries is engaged in a fresh round of talks with the U.S. over the JCPOA in a bid to help save Europe’s “most significant foreign policy success”.

Armed forces ordered to help in relief operations after heavy snowfall
In an order issued on Sunday Major General Mohammad Baqeri, chief of the Iranian armed forces, called on security forces to join relief operations if needed after heavy snowfall caused disruption in some parts of the country.

MP says nuclear deal not renegotiable under any conditions
A member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has reiterated that Tehran would never renegotiate the nuclear deal with six world powers.