Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 15-10-2019

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British experts in Iran to upgrade Arak reactor: UK Embassy

A team of British experts arrived in Iran on Monday to begin work on upgrading the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor, the UK Embassy in Tehran said.


Rouhani: Iran ready to take part in talks within 5+1 framework if its demands fulfilled

President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Iran is ready to restart nuclear talks with the United States and parties to the 2015 nuclear deal within the framework of the accord if the US lifts all sanctions it has reimposed on Iran after quitting the agreement last year in May.


Syrian troops enter northeastern towns after deal with Kurds

Syrian government forces have entered the towns of Tabqah, Ain Issa and Tel Tamer in northeast Syria after Damascus reached an agreement with Kurds in the region to deploy troops there following Turkey’s invasion into its southern neighbor, state media reported on Monday.


Spain’s sentencing of Catalan separatists sparks angry protest

Thousands of angry demonstrators took to the streets of Barcelona and elsewhere on Monday after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in jail for ‘sedition’ over the failed 2017 independence efforts.


Mideast safer without US presence: Senior Iranian official

Iran’s top security official said Washington’s “bitter confession” of back-to-back political and military failures in the Middle East despite huge US expenditures, has led its traditional allies to admit that the region is a safer place without America.


Rouhani: Attack on Iranian tanker ‘undoubtedly’ carried out by a state

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said last week’s attack on an Iranian oil tanker off Saudi Arabian shores was undoubtedly carried out by a government and that there would be consequences.


Senior UAE official in Tehran on unannounced mission: Report

National Security Adviser of the United Arab Emirates Tahnoun bin Zayed has paid a visit to Tehran on an undisclosed mission meant to defuse tensions in the Persian Gulf, a senior security source in the UAE told London-based news outlet the Middle East Eye (MEE).


Larijani calls for political settlement of regional issues

The speaker of the Iranian Parliament called for the political settlement of regional issues, stressing that military action has gone nowhere in Syria, Yemen and other places.


IRGC captures head of anti-revolution media platform

Agents of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have captured and returned to the country an exiled journalist who was known for publishing anti-government content on social media and inciting unrest, Iranian state television reported on Monday.


Tehran Times


Ruhollah Zam, head of anti-Iranian Telegram channel, arrested by IRGC

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced on Monday that Ruhollah Zam, the operator of the anti-Islamic Republic Telegram channel Seday-e Mardom (formerly known as Amad News), has been arrested during a complex intelligence operation.


Expediency Council sets aside Palermo bill

Iran’s Expediency Council has set aside studies to approve the Palermo bill, Gholamreza Mesbahi-Moghadam has said. “Palermo and CFT will help the United States to identify the ways we circumvent the sanctions. We will not tighten sanctions by our own hands,” Mesbahi-Moghadam, a council member, told ISNA in an interview published on Monday.


Kais Saied elected Tunisia president with slogan of support for Palestine

In a contest that reflected Tunisia’s shifting post-revolution political landscape, Kais Saied scooped more than 70% of the vote, according to two exit polls, more than 40 points ahead of
Nabil Karoui.


Syrian troops enter three towns after deal with Kurds

Syrian army troops have entered the towns of Tabqah, Ain Issa and Tel Tamer in northeastern Syria after Damascus reached an agreement with Kurds in the region to deploy troops in the area, state media report.


U.S. reportedly leaves 5 ‘high value’ Daesh prisoners behind in Syria

The United States forces have reportedly left five “high value” prisoners behind in Syria amid Turkey’s offensive against the war-ravaged country.


Leader visits Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi in hospital

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei visited Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi at a hospital in Tehran on Monday.


Russia: Revocating nuclear deal to fuel regional tensions

Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko, the chairwoman of Russia’s Federation Council, said on Monday that a destruction of the 2015 nuclear deal will intensify security tensions in the region.


Abe advisor to visit Tehran

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s advisor plans to visit Tehran.


Rouhani says separating budget from oil requires ‘precise surgery’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that separating budget from oil revenues requires a “precise surgery”.

Iran expresses sympathy with Japan over deadly typhoon

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has issued a message expressing sympathy with the Japanese government and people over destructive typhoon which has left at least 42 people dead.


Embassy: British experts in Iran to upgrade Arak reactor

A team of British experts arrived in Iran on Monday to begin work to upgrade the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor, the British embassy in Tehran said.