Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 04-02-2018

Iran Daily

Iran’s Tavakoli wins Asian indoor athletics gold
Iranian women continued their impressive run on the third and final day of the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Tehran, collecting two more medals including one gold.

First VP: Iran ready to build power plants in other countries
First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri announced on Saturday Iran’s readiness to build power plants in other countries.

Afghan president: Talks with some Taliban possible
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left open on Saturday the possibility for talks with militants who accept peace but said the door was closed to those who cause tragedies like recent attacks in the capital, Kabul.

US pushes for new, low-yield nuclear bombs
The US military wants to revamp its nuclear arsenal and develop new low-yield atomic bombs, largely in response to Russian actions in recent years, the Pentagon says in a policy statement released Friday.

Trump, Republicans release memo targeting FBI’s Russia probe
US President Donald Trump and his Republican allies unleashed a controversial memo accusing the FBI of bias and abuse of power Friday, intensifying a high-stakes fight between the White House and prosecutors investigating the president’s campaign team.

UN chief welcomes outcome of Syria talks in Sochi
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the outcome of the intra-Syria talks in Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, saying Russia kept its word that the Sochi talks would be a contribution to the UN-led Geneva process.

Four satellites ready for launch
Iran has four homegrown satellites awaiting launch, said the minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) on Saturday.

Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant’s output surpasses 27MW
The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced on Saturday that the first unit of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant has generated a sum of 27MW of electricity since it started operation in 2011.

Kalantari: Iran needs foreign funds for saving Lake Orumieh
Head of Iran’s Department of the Environment Isa Kalantari said the country should use foreign funds to save Lake Orumieh.

Tehran Times

Qatar: Iran is our only lifeline to the world
Qatar’s defense minister has defended Doha’s ties with Iran, citing strategic concerns.

Iran to launch three satellites
Information and Communications Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said on Saturday that Iran will launch three satellites into orbit.

‘Reconstruction of heritage museums atop agenda’
Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has assigned a high priority to reconstruct its affiliated museums that are deemed as timeworn or vulnerable to massive quakes.

The unbounded future of autistic children
In an unforgettable joyful moment, the newborn is handed to her mother at the hospital.

Mattis: No evidence of sarin gas used in Syria
The United States Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the United States has no evidence to confirm
reports that the Syrian government used the chemical nerve agent of sarin against its civilians.

“At Damascus Time” screened in Mashhad
Director Ebrahim Hatamikia (R) attends a screening of his latest movie “At Damascus Time” during the 36th Fajr Film Festival at Mashhad’s Atlas Cineplex on February 2, 2018.

EU says to protect its firms if U.S. quits JCPOA
The European Union has said it will support the legitimate rights of its companies if the U.S. walks away from the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

U.S. swimming against the current: Iranian diplomat
The Iranian ambassador to France has said the U.S., as party to the multilateral July 2015 nuclear deal, has changed its way and “swims against the current”.

Ex-diplomat calls Haley ‘show person’
Mansour Moazami, Iran’s former ambassador to Brazil, has said that Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, is a “professional show person”.

‘National power’ is dependent on ‘unity’: Expediency Council chief
Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi on Saturday insisted on the importance of national unity, saying “national power” is dependent on “unity”.

U.S. to lose international trust if it exits Iran deal: former ambassador
Former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Gerald M. Feierstein, says U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal would lead to a loss of international confidence in Washington.