Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 25-02-2018

Iran Daily

Daesh not over; US relocating it
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday the United States is regularly relocating Daesh terrorists to outside the Middle East, where they had been based before losing all the territory they had occupied.

‘Pure illusion’: EU’s Tusk slams Britain’s Brexit plans
EU President Donald Tusk dismissed Friday plans for post-Brexit relations with London, reportedly devised by the British government, as “based on pure illusion”.

Several foreign firms eyeing investment in Iran’s market: Official
A senior trade official announced that several foreign firms have shown interest in investing in Iran’s market.

23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan
At least 23 people, mostly soldiers, were killed and more than a dozen wounded in a series of attacks and suicide bombings in Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, the latest assaults on the war-torn country’s beleaguered security forces.

Russia rejects UN resolution against Iran over Yemen missiles
Russia rejected a draft resolution Friday that would condemn Iran for giving “supplies of missiles” to Yemen’s Houthis and call for measures against Tehran.

President: Iranians can create great civilization through hard work
President Hassan Rouhani described the Iranian people as the promoters of civilization and pioneers of democracy in the region, stressing that “We can create a great civilization with good planning and hard work”.

FATF extends waiver for measures against Iran
The world’s financial watchdog extended a waiver for measures against Iran for another six months but refused to remove the country from its blacklist.

Tehran mob attack suspects to stand trial
The criminals behind a recent mob attack that killed five Iranian security forces in north Tehran will be put on trial in coming days, the Tehran prosecutor general said.

Search, rescue drill held in Hormuzgan waters
Maritime search and rescue drill was held in Hormuzgan waters in the south of the country on Saturday, IRNA reported.

Commander: Iran border police seized 68 tons of illicit drugs in 11 months
Commander of Iran’s Border Police Brigadier General Qassem Rezaei announced that over the past 11 months, the border guards have managed to prevent smuggling of 68 tons of various kinds of illicit drugs.


Tehran Times

U.S. mediation deadlocked as Aoun sends warning to Israel
As the United States envoy David Satterfield left the Lebanese capital Beirut for Geneva
without making any breakthrough in the maritime border dispute between Lebanon
and Israel, the Lebanese President Michel Aoun warned the Israel regime there would be “tragic consequences” if it encroached on Lebanese boundaries.

50 new products traded at IRENEX since Mar. 2017
As of the beginning of the present Iranian calendar Year (March 21, 2017), 50 new products have been traded in Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX), IRIB news quoted the CEO of IRENEX as saying on Saturday.

Relocation not a viable solution to Tehran’s problems: councilor
The growing problems of the megacity of Tehran does not justify relocating it, councilor Ahmad Masjed-Jamei said on Saturday.

U.S. plans to open embassy in al-Quds in May
The United States is planning to open its embassy in al-Quds (Jerusalem) in May, the State
Department has announced.

Conflict between the Israeli regime forces and Palestinian protesters in West Bank
The Israeli regime forces engage in skirmishes with Palestinian protesters in Ramallah, West Bank after Friday prayers.

Daesh has lost territory but its ideology exists, Zarif says
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that although Daesh has lost territory but its ideology has not been rooted out.

U.S. curbs bid to take Iran off FATF financial blacklist
The world’s financial watchdog has extended a waiver for punitive measures against Iran for another six months but refused to remove the country from its blacklist.

Iran, Syria working closely to de-escalate situation in Ghouta: Araqchi
Iran is working closely with Syria in order to bring calm back to parts of the Arab country
that have witnessed renewed violence as a result of increased terrorist activities over the past days, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi says.

Rouhani: We have made substantial progress in new technologies
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Iran has made “substantial progress in certain new technologies”.