Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 17-02-2018

Iran Daily

Israeli protesters urge ‘crime minister’ Netanyahu to resign
Israeli demonstrators gathered in Tel Aviv on Friday to urge Benjamin Netanyahu to resign after police recommended he be charged with bribery in two corruption cases.

Iran-India relations special, unique
Visiting India, President Hassan Rouhani said Friday Iran-India relations are special and unique and go beyond economic and political ties.

Russians will develop two Iranian oilfields
Russian companies will begin developing two Iranian oilfields by March 20, said deputy head of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for Engineering and Development Affairs.

Ankara proposes joint Turkey-US deployment in Syria
The United States and Turkey agreed on Friday to try to rescue a strategic relationship that Washington acknowledged had reached a crisis point, with Turkey proposing a joint deployment in Syria if a US-backed Kurdish militia leaves a border area.

EU says its stance on JCPOA closer to Russia, China positions
The European Union’s envoy to Moscow described the 2015 Iran nuclear accord with world countries as the best possible agreement, saying the EU’s stance on the deal is closer to the positions of Russia and China than that of the US.

Iran’s Navy flotilla docks in Sri Lanka
Iranian Navy’s 50th flotilla of warships docked in Sri Lanka on Friday morning, a Navy statement said.

Iran says won’t allow others to undermine its defense power
Iran said it will not permit other countries to undermine its defense might while they are themselves supplying regional countries with lethal weapons.

Qassemi:German claim about Iran role in Syria-Israel tensions baseless
Tehran dismissed Germany’s “baseless” claim about the Iranian role in the recent escalation between Syria and Israel, saying the Tel Aviv regime, whose survival depends on chaos and confrontation, is to blame for the rising tensions in the region.

Veep: President can propose referendum on certain issues
Iranian vice president for legal affairs says holding referendum has been stipulated in the Iranian Constitution, emphasizing that the president is entitled to propose holding of referendum on certain issues.

Tehran Times

Hezbollah chief: Trump after Syrian oil and gas riches
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in a speech on Friday said that the United States is seeking to plunder the Syrian oil and gas in East Euphrates.

EU ready to negotiate Iran’s joining SGC initiative
European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said EU is ready to discuss Iran’s joining to the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) with all partners of the project, IRNA reported on Thursday.

Iran to Macron: No one allowed to weaken Tehran’s deterrent capability
In response to the French president’s remarks against Tehran’s missile program, the Foreign Ministry
issued a statement on Thursday saying the “peace-seeking” Iran will not let any attempt to weaken its “deterrent” defense capabilities.

Bahrainis resolute in anti-regime protests: cleric
The Bahraini nation will press on with the protests against the Manama regime, a member of the presiding board of Bahrain’s Ulema (scholars) Council underlined, saying the harsh crackdown on dissent and the recent death sentences show the depth of the crisis the regime is facing.

Admiral warns U.S. must prepare for possibility of war with China
The navy admiral nominated to be the next United States ambassador to Australia has told Congress
America must prepare for the possibility of war with China, and said it would rely on Australia to help uphold the international rules-based system in the Asia-Pacific.

Iran marks Imad Mughniyah’s martyrdom
A commemoration ceremony was held in Tehran on Friday for Imad Mughniyah, a senior Hezbollah
commander who was martyred by Israeli spy service Mossad in Damascus on Feb. 12 2008.

Rouhani says bears message of friendship to Indians
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that he bears the message of friendship and brotherhood to the people of India.

EU envoy to Russia hails JCPOA as best possible deal
The European Union’s envoy to Moscow has described the 2015 Iran nuclear accord as the best possible agreement, saying the EU’s stance on the deal is closer to the positions of Russia and China than that of the U.S.