Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 05-09-2018

Iran Daily

Iran inaugurates $1.85 billion worth of petrochemical projects
President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday inaugurated the operation of a project creating 3.4m metric tons per year (mt/y) of new methanol, urea and ammonia capacity at a cost of $1.85 billion.

Powerful typhoon hits western Japan, killing at least six
Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than a million people and canceled hundreds of flights as Typhoon Jebi sliced across the west on Tuesday, killing at least six people.

Iran-Tajikistan friendly ties not in certain states’ interests
Certain countries do not favor friendly ties between Iran and Tajikistan as cordial relations between the two Asian states do not safeguard their interests, said the head of Iran-Tajikistan Friendship Association.

Russia dismisses Trump warning on Syria’s Idlib
The Kremlin dismissed US President Donald Trump’s warning to Syria not to launch an offensive in the terrorist-held enclave of Idlib, saying on Tuesday that the area was a “nest of terrorism”.

Iran calls for assistance in fight against drug trafficking
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal Affairs Gholamhossein Dehqani said that all countries that are benefiting from Iran’s efforts in its campaign against drug trafficking are obliged to provide Tehran with technical and financial assistance.

Zarif: Consultations continue to drive terrorists out of Idlib with minimum casualties
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday pointed to Tehran’s consultations with countries sponsoring the Astana talks, saying, “We will try to drive the terrorists out of Syria’s city of Idlib with minimum casualties.”

Iran’s FM, Mongolian deputy FM discuss closer ties
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Mongolian Deputy Foreign Minister Battsetseg Batmunkh discussed expansion of relations between the two countries, IRNA reported.

Tehran Times

Tehran supporting new Iraqi government
In the statement on Tuesday, the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad said Tehran stands behind the new Iraqi government.

India allows state refiners to use Iran tankers, insurance for oil imports
India is allowing state refiners to import Iranian oil with Tehran arranging tankers and insurance after firms including the
country’s top shipper Shipping Corp of India (SCI) halted voyages to Iran due to U.S. sanctions, sources said.

Cancer treatment startups provide great opportunities for better interaction with patients: Iranian researcher
The young Iranian U.S.-based academic Ali Mohammadabadi who is studying on the thermal and mechanical evaluation of Focused Ultrasound systems in cancer treatment and enhanced chemotherapeutic drugs delivery at the University of
Maryland, believes that startups in the field of cancer treatment provide opportunities to better interact with and educate people in terms of new cancer detection techniques, care coordination platforms, smartphone-assisted medications, and
also the treatment of cancers.

New Colombian president: Recognition of Palestine ‘irreversible’
Colombia’s new President Ivan Duque says he will not reverse his predecessor’s decision last month to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state.

Bust of film critic Zaven Qukasian unveiled in Isfahan
Isfahan Mayor Qodratollah Noruzi (2nd L) and a number cultural figures of the central Iranian city unveil a bust of veteran film critic, author and filmmaker Zaven Qukasian (1951-2015) in the Jolfa neighborhood of his hometown on September 3, 2018.

Trump eager to meet Rouhani in New York: Ayatollah Jannati
Assembly of Experts Chairman Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump is eager to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly which will be held from September 18-25.

MP: Iran ready to mass produce centrifuges
MP Mojtaba Zonnour, who heads the nuclear committee in parliament, said on Tuesday that Iran is ready to mass produce IR4, IR5 and IR6 centrifuges.

Attack on embassies is wrong: MP
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, an Iranian lawmaker, has said that attack on foreign embassies is wrong.

Iranians’ progress cannot be stopped, Rouhani says
President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the Iranians’ progress cannot be stopped, expressing confidence that Iranians will overcome the problems resulting from the return of sanctions.

UK minister hails ‘useful conversations’ with Iran’s Araqchi
Britain’s Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said on Monday that he had “useful conversations” with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi on the nuclear agreement and wider regional issues.

Netanyahu: Arabs turn to Israel to fight post-nuclear deal Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted on Monday that certain Arab states have turned to Israel to fight Iran after Tehran’s 2015 nuclear agreement with the 5+1 nations.

Tehran asks for technical, financial aid to continue drug fight
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Gholamhossein Dehqani called on all countries threatened by the danger of drug trafficking to help Iran continue its campaign against narcotics.