Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 21-02-2018

Iran Daily

Iranian passenger jet wreckage found
Iranian forces located the debris of a missing plane that crashed in the country’s mountainous area on Sunday, killing all people on board.

Iran can reform and survive, says VP
When he ran for president of Iran last May “as the voice of reform”, few people saw Es’haq Jahangiri as a serious contender — his candidacy was largely viewed as a tactical maneuver to bolster support for centrist president Hassan Rouhani.

Rouhani warns of plots to disintegrate regional states
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned against plots to disintegrate regional states in talks with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calling for enhanced cooperation to eliminate such security concerns.

Five Iranian security forces killed in Tehran attacks
Five Iranian security forces were killed in a series of attacks by members of a Dervish cult in northern Tehran, where the assailants held an illegal gathering and engaged in clashes with police.

Tears and cheers as unified Korean team bows out of Olympics
The joint Korean women’s ice hockey team ended their historic Olympic run Tuesday with a crushing 6-1 defeat to Sweden but still received an emotional standing ovation from the crowd.

Spanish, Dutch FMs visiting Tehran
Foreign ministers of Spain and the Netherlands are paying visits to Tehran, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said.

Iran rejects Yemen missile delivery claims as “foolish scenario”
Iran has once again rejected the allegations about the Islamic Republic’s provision of missiles to Yemeni forces, saying such claims are lies and a foolish scenario.

Iran protests to Sweden for naturalizing death row
Iran has summoned Sweden’s ambassador to Tehran after Stockholm granted citizenship to an Iranian national found guilty of espionage for the Israeli spy agency, Mossad.

FM calls for confidence-building measures in Persian Gulf
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the Persian Gulf states to work for the realization of “a historic paradigm shift” in the region through confidence-building measures.

Tehran Times


Leader: Iran against WMDs but promotes defense power
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that Iran considers nuclear bomb and other weapons of mass destruction as religiously banned, but does anything necessary to increase its defense capability.

Plane crashes in central Iran; 65 confirmed dead
A plane heading from Tehran to Yasouj, a city in the southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh Boyerahmad, crashed into the mountain on Sunday morning, leaving 65 dead.

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli fire; Hamas fires at regime jets
Two Palestinian teenage boys have been found dead following Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip.

McMaster’s remarks are an example of Iranophobia
The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that U.S. National Security Adviser Herbert Raymond McMaster’s remarks were in line with the United States’ “Iranophobic policies”.

West Karoun: Fields with promise for Iran’s oil industry
In the last few years, especially after the implementation of the nuclear deal (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actions or JCPOA), Iran’s oil industry has been strongly focused on developing joint oil and gas fields, aiming to increase the seven-percent share of such fields in the country’s oil production.

Torrential rain troubles quake-stricken Kermanshahis
Torrential rain in the southwestern city of Sarpol-e Zahab, Kermanshah province, which was hit hard by a strong temblor on November 12, 2017, has put the earthquake victims to major inconvenience.

Iran FM calls Netanyahu’s theatrical move ‘cartoonish circus’
During a hateful speech at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu held up a remnant of what he said was a piece of an Iranian drone shot down by Israel earlier this month, a theatrical move which Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif likened to “cartoonish circus”.

Kerry: It is ‘absolutely critical’ to make sure nuclear deal will survive
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that it is “absolutely critical” to make sure that the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, will survive.

Zarif: Iran favors ‘strong region’ over ‘strong man’
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Iran favors a “strong region” as opposed to a “strong man in the region”.