Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 13-02-2018

Iran Daily

MP: China interested in investing in Iran’s infrastructure projects
China has voiced willingness to invest in the lucrative projects of Iran’s infrastructure sector, said the chairman of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.

Turkey assails US over ties with Syrian Kurdish militia
Turkey’s foreign minister assailed the United States on Monday, saying that American forces in Syria are intentionally stalling the fight against the Daesh terror group as an excuse not to cut ties with Syrian Kurdish militiamen as Ankara has demanded.

US raises prospect of talks with North Korea
Comments by US Vice President Mike Pence suggest the United States may be looking more favorably at diplomatic engagement with North Korea as South Korea considers a rare summit with its neighbor.

Iraq seeks $90 billion for reconstruction
Iraq needs nearly $90 billion to rebuild after three years of war with the Islamic State group, officials said Monday, with large parts of the country in ruins and tens of thousands left homeless.

President Rouhani to visit India Thursday
President Hassan Rouhani is to travel to India on a three-day visit, with regional and international developments as well as trade posing to form major talking points between the two sides.

Iran extends condolences to Russia over plane crash
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi extended condolences to the Russian government and people over a deadly plane crash and sympathized with the bereaved families of the victims, the ministry’s official website reported.

Kremlin hails Russia-Turkey-Iran cooperation on Syria
Cooperation by Russia, Turkey and Iran provides significant support for further peacemaking activity within the framework of UN efforts in Syria, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Monday.

Tehran Times

Tehran says seeking co-op with UN on human rights
Mohammad Javad Larijani, secretary of the High Council for Human Rights Mohammad in Iran, has said that Iran is seeking close cooperation with the United Nations on issues related to human rights.

4.6% economic growth forecasted in current fiscal year
Latest data released by Iran’s Parliament Research Center sees the country’s economic growth to reach 4.6 percent by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2018).

Saudi Arabia spends a bundle to restore tarnished image for Yemen war
Saudi Arabia has recruited an array of foreign consultants and public relations firms to draw up a contract to promote its new multi-billion dollar aid plan for Yemen.

JICA funds Iran for medical, air pollution analysis equipment
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed two grant agreements with Ministry of Health and Tehran Municipality to provide grant aid for medical testing and treatment equipment as well as improvement of equipment for air pollution analysis here on Sunday.

Qom paragliding site hosts enthusiasts
Abbas Babaei paragliding site hosts the enthusiasts during the week.

Zarif to attend Iraq reconstruction conference
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is going to take part in a conference on the reconstruction of Iraq.

Iran’s Air Force chief: Negotiations on missiles is a ‘red line’
The commander of the Iranian Air Force on Monday strongly dismissed Western proposals for negotiations on Iran’s missile program, asserting it is “a state red line”.

Leader: Massive rallies are ‘crushing response to enemies’
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, issued a message on Sunday saying the
high turnout in rallies marking the Bahman 22 rallies was a “firm and crushing response to foreigners, enemies and the disloyal”.

Moscow, Tehran in talks to use national currencies: Russian ambassador
The Russian Ambassador to Tehran has said that Russia hopes to achieve progress in talks with Iran on using national currencies in settlements in 2018.

Total chief told Trump to stick with nuclear deal
The chief executive of French oil company Total has urged Donald Trump to keep faith with the Iran nuclear deal.

Anti-Iran cyberattacks conducted from U.S., UK: general
The recent cyberattacks against the websites of some Iranian newspapers were conducted from the United States and Britain, Police spokesman Brigadier General Saeed Montazerolmahdi has said.