Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 11-3-2019

Iran Daily

Rouhani making ‘historic’ visit to Iraq

President Hassan Rouhani is making his first official trip to Iraq today, a visit described as “historic and noble” by his foreign minister.

No survivors as Ethiopian plane crashes with 157 aboard

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed Sunday morning en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew on board, state media reported as African leaders offered condolences.

Brexit in peril’ as PM May faces heavy defeat

Brexit could be reversed if lawmakers reject the government’s exit deal, British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday after two major eurosceptic factions in parliament warned that Prime Minister Theresa May was facing a heavy defeat.

Assad says Syria facing ‘economic siege’

President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday Syria was suffering an “economic siege” as his government faces a raft of international sanctions over the eight-year war.

Zarif: Iran seeks to send message to region from Iraq

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said his country is seeking to send a message [to the region] during President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to Iraq.

AEOI to display new scientific achievements soon — Salehi

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said the organization will display new scientific achievements soon.

Speaker urges Azerbaijan to remove visa restrictions for Iranians

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called on Azerbaijan to lift visa requirements for Iranian citizens visiting the Caucasus country in a bid to boost bilateral relations.

Tehran Times

Iran, Bulgaria explore ways to expand trade ties

Tehran Chamber of Com-merce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) hosted a gathering of officials and businessmen from Iran and Bulgaria on Saturday which aimed for exploring ways of expanding economic ties.

Zarif calls Iran and Iraq two pillars of regional security

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sun-day that President Rouhani’s visit to Iraq is taking place at a very important juncture.

Knowledge-based company to establish advanced biotech factory

An Iranian knowl-edge-based pharmaceutical company will establish a biotech factory which is said to be one of the most advanced biotech factories in the.

Erdogan says US angered by Turkey’s independence

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the United States is pressuring Turkey to cancel an arms agreement with Russia because Wash-ington is angered by Ankara’s independence.

Massive water transfer projects not to ease acute shortages but cripple ecosystems

Water transfer schemes looking attrac-tive to many of those residing in drought-stricken central Iran worried about drought, not only does not eliminate water scarcity, but inevitably involves polluting the environment along with damaging agriculture, people’s fragile source of income.

‘Taliban views Washington unreliable, welshing on agreements’

Faheem Dashti, Afghan Political Analyst, says Washington is pursuing its own policy of serving its national interests in the region, rather than being concerned with Afghanistan’s security.

Qom Seminary teachers honor Sheikh Isa Qassim

The Society of Qom Seminary Teachers held a ceremony on Saturday to honor Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, a leading pro-democracy Bahraini cleric.

Zarif hails Rouhani’s Iraq visit as new start in Tehran-Baghdad ties

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Iraq will be a new start in Iran-Iraq relations.Zarif, who arrived.

Italy looking into INSTEX membership

An Italian Foreign Ministry official says his country is reviewing de-tails about the newly developed financial mechanism with Iran known as Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) and is considering joining it.

Pakistan promises ‘good news’ for Iran over border attack

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said he would soon have “good news” for Iran regarding measures against a terrorist group behind a deadly suicide attack in Iran’s southeastern border areas.

Rouhani visit to Iraq to deepen ties: Iraqi president

Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Sunday that President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Iraq will deep-en relations between the two countries and people.

Ex-White House official: No one can dictate others what technology they can have or not

Frank Von Hippel, a former White House director assistant, has said that no country should dictate others what technologies they can or cannot have.

African Union seeks co-op with Iran in nanotechnology

An official from the African Union on Sunday called for more cooperation with Iran in nanotechnology as the bloc is making efforts to reach its so-called Agenda 2063, Africa’s strategic framework for the socio-eco-nomic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years.

Over two tons of narcotics seized in southeastern Iran

Police have uncovered more than 2,300 kilograms of narcotics following two separate operations in southeast of Iran, a local police officer announced on Sunday.