Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 05-03-2018

Iran Daily

Rouhani hails banks’ performance
President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday the performance of Iranian banks has been great and in line with the country’s economic growth.

Russia: Terrorists impose curfew in Syria’s Ghouta
Terrorists in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta have imposed a curfew in areas under their control to prevent civilians from leaving through a humanitarian corridor while a truce is in place, the Russian military said on Sunday.

China ‘won’t sit idly by’ if US harms trade
China warned Sunday that it was ready to hit back if the United States damaged its economic interests, fueling fears of a trade war after President Donald Trump unveiled tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Zanganeh: Iran, India agree in principle on oilfield development
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that during President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to India, the two countries agreed in principle on the development of Farzad B oilfield.

Merkel set for 4th term after Social Democrats OK coalition
German Chancellor Angela Merkel cleared the last major hurdle on her path to a fourth term Sunday, after members of the center-left Social Democrats voted in favor of continuing their governing coalition with her conservative bloc.

Plots by 30 terror groups foiled
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said on Sunday plots planned by 30 terrorist groups other than Daesh have been foiled in recent years.

Jaberi Ansari, Assad discuss ties, Syrian peace talks
Iranian foreign minister’s special assistant for political affairs and the Syrian president discussed issues of mutual interest in a meeting in the Arab country’s capital Damascus on Sunday.

Iran: No talks with EU over Tehran’s regional influence
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi rejected reports that Tehran and several European Union nations have started talks on Tehran’s role in the region.

Syria’s Aleppo expects Iran power boost soon
The power supply in Syria’s Aleppo will be boosted this year thanks to new capacity installed by Iran, a step toward reviving the industrial hub whose electricity grid has been destroyed in years of war, a Syrian official said.

Tehran Times

Positive economic trend to go on: CBI governor
Government tries its best to preserve domestic economy on its current positive trend not only by the end of current Iranian calendar year 1396 (March 20) but also by the end of the upcoming year, governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced addressing the 57th annual general assembly of the CBI on Sunday.

Baseless accusations will not help Bahrain, Iran says
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday that “baseless accusations” and “repeated scenarios” will not help the Bahraini government to reduce friction with its own people.

Russia: Militants impose curfew in Eastern Ghouta
The Russian military says militants based in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta
have imposed a curfew during humanitarian pauses to prevent civilians from leaving the enclave.

Orientalism provides building blocks for Islamophobia: U.S. prof
Tod H. Green the Associate Professor of religion at Luther College believes that works of some orientalists and their beliefs have provided the building blocks for Islamophobia.

Syrian journalists take tour of Tehran Times and Mehr
A delegation of some thirty journalists from Syria visited The Tehran Times and Mehr
News Agency on Sunday.

Iran wants no part in Europe’s game of appeasing Trump: Zarif
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned Europe that Iran wants no part in its “futile” game of appeasing U.S. President Donald Trump.

MEP lauds Iranian proposal for regional dialogue
Eugen Freund, a member of the European Parliament, said on Saturday that Iran’s proposal for dialogue with the Persian Gulf states is a “very good idea”.

Top military advisor urges political solution to Syrian crisis
Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military adviser to the Leader, said on Sunday that the Syria Army and government should follow political solution to the conflict gripping their country while continuing their military campaigns against militants.

Weapon of mass seduction lands in Tehran
His people are known for seductiveness, but it would be naive to think it only means in love.