Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 04-04-2018

Iran Daily

Russian firms to invest $50b in Iran’s energy sector
Russian investment in developing Iran’s oil and gas fields could total more than $50 billion, said a top Russian official.

Rouhani: Foreign forces’ presence in Syria illegal
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday called for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Syria, saying their presence there without the Syrian government’s consent is deemed illegal.

Saudi crown prince: Israel has ‘right’ to its ‘land’
The crown prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia said Israel has a “right” to a homeland, a notable shift in the kingdom’s position.

Russia: Over 40,000 civilians return to Syria’s Eastern Ghouta
Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that more than 40,000 civilians who had left Syria’s Eastern Ghouta have returned.

German prosecutors request Puigdemont extradition to Spain
German prosecutors on Tuesday asked a court to order the extradition to Spain of Catalonia’s ousted president Carles Puigdemont on a rebellion charge following his arrest in Germany last month.

Rouhani: Constructive interaction with world Tehran’s key policy
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described constructive interaction with neighbors and the world as Tehran’s key policy.

Teahouse blaze in Iran’s southwest leaves 10 dead
At least 10 people lost their lives following a blaze in a teahouse in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan Province, IRNA reported.

Foreign plans for region’s security unattainable
Iran’s defense minister said foreign plans for bolstering security in the Middle East will inevitably fail; any plan made for this purpose must originate within the region.

Envoy: Private sector role essential in boosting Iran-Turkey tourism ties
Iran’s ambassador to Turkey emphasized the role of tourism in promoting the public diplomacy between Iran and Turkey and called on the Iranian private sector to take more steps in this regard.

Tehran Times


Rouhani warns against unwanted foreign forces in Syria
President Hassan Rouhani has warned of the consequences of the presence of unwanted foreign forces in Syria,insisting on Iran’s long-held policy that theSyrian crisis cannot be resolved militarily.

Russia expected to invest over $50b in Iran’s oil, gas fields
Russian companies are expected to invest over $50 billion in development of oil and gas fields in Iran, Tass reported quoting Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov as saying on Monday.

Saudi regime crown prince recognizes Israel
The House of Saud regime’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has recognized Israel, stressing that Israelis are entitled to their own land.

Sayedah Zainab (PBUH): The woman who safeguarded Islam
This week, particularly on the 15thof Rajab, marks the martyrdom anniversary ofthe Sayedah Zainab (PBUH), the noble grand daughterof Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) andthe daughter of the Fourth Caliphate Imam Ali (PBUH).

Israeli forces kill,injure Palestinian demonstrators in‘March of Return’
The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that the Israeli forces had opened fire at protesters in different Gaza cities, amongthem Jabalia, Rafah, Khan Yunis and Beit Hanoun.

SIPRI: Nuclear deal a triumph for intl. diplomacy
Jan Eliasson, chair of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) governing board, has saidthat the 2015 nuclear deal, known as theJoint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was a triumph for international diplomacy.

If Trump walks away from the Iran deal, Tehran will win: Dennis Ross
If U.S. President Donald Trump withdraws from the Iran nuclear deal, he withdraws alone, Dennis Ross, former national security official in the Reagan, George W. Bush, Clinton and Obama administrations, wrote inan article in the Washington post published on Monday.

Continuity of nuclear agreement depends on its implementation by other parties: Khoshroo
The Iranian ambassador to UN has said that relevance and continuity of the nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is dependent on the continued
unconditional implementation of it by other parties, underlining that Iran has fully implemented all its nuclear related commitments under the 2015 deal.