Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 09-04-2018

Iran Daily

Iran FM, delegation on Africa, Latin America tour
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday begin a four-leg tour of African and Latin American countries to discuss the strengthening of relations.

French train chaos strikes again as standoff with Macron deepens
Millions of French commuters and holidaymakers faced another wave of crippling transport stoppages on Sunday, as rail workers protested at President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reform plans and some unions warned they could step up strike action.

Conditions in Myanmar ‘not conducive’ to Rohingya return: UN
Myanmar is not ready for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, said the most senior United Nations official to visit the country this year, after Myanmar was accused of instigating ethnic cleansing and driving nearly 700,000 Muslims to Bangladesh.

Brazil’s Lula spends first day of 12-year prison sentence
Leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spent Sunday as Brazil’s first ex-president to be imprisoned for a common crime – and his cell was in the headquarters of the giant anti-graft probe that brought him down.

Russia denies claims Syrian forces used chemical weapons
Russia on Sunday rejected claims the Syrian government used chemical weapons on a terrorist holdout in Eastern Ghouta, after the US said Russia bore ultimate responsibility for any attack.

Tehran City Council rejects mayor’s resignation
Tehran City Council on Sunday rejected the resignation of Mayor Mohammad-Ali Najafi, calling on him to remain in the post.

Parliament speaker urges Islamic countries to support Palestinians
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called on Islamic countries and parliaments to support the Palestinian people in the face of a new wave of Israeli violence.

Spokesman: Iran spares no effort to maintain Lebanon unity
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Iran has always supported solidarity, stability and sustainable security in Lebanon and has spared no effort to maintain unity among the country’s political groups and ethnicities.

Tehran Times


Enemies worried about Iran’s rising power: Leader
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution said on Sunday that enemies are afraid of Iran because the country’s power is on the rise.

Iran can resume enriching uranium to 20% purity in 4 days, Salehi insists
Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s top nuclear official, insisted on Sunday that hisnuclear organization can resume enriching uranium to purity of 20% in 4 days at the Fordow plant if the nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, is scrapped.

Tehran mayor’s resignation rejected
The Tehran City Councilon Sunday rejected the resignation of Tehran Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi.

A contemplation on the U.S.-China trade war
The trade war raised between the United States and China has entered a newphase.

Sailors celebrate end of voyage with Razif ritual
Iranian sailors perform Razif ritual, a time-honored musical folk dance, while boarding a wooden launch off the coasts of Bandar-e Kong in the Persian Gulf, April 7, 2018.

Iran to pursue interests if U.S. quits JCPOA: Velayati
Ali Akbar Velayati, the senior adviser to the Supreme Leader on international affairs, has warned that if the U.S. withdraws from the nuclear deal, Tehran would not hesitate to act upon its national interests.

Palestinians will shatter U.S., Saudi illusions, Larijani says
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has predicted that the Palestinian youths will shatter all of the “illusions”of the United States and Saudi Arabia.

Iranian experts have reconstructed Tehran research reactor
Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, announced in a televised program late on Saturday that Iranian experts have succeeded to reconstruct the Tehran research reactor.

Tehran to help if Saudis consider political solution to Yemen crisis: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Tehran is ready to offer any diplomatic assistance to help resolve the ongoing Yemeni crisis if Saudi Arabia considers a political solution.

Zarif leading big delegation to Africa, Latin America
The Iranian foreign minister set offon a trip to Africa and Latin America on Sunday afternoon.

‘U.S. exit from nuclear deal will deepen division with Europe’
Mohammad Ali Hosseini, the former Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, has said that a U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal will deepen its division with European countries.

Tehran will end limits on nuclear work if U.S. exits JCPOA: ex-diplomat
Hamid Reza Assefi, a former Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, saidon Sunday that Iran has various options if the U.S. pulls out of 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Planof Action.