Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 13-11-2017

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Hogan: EU-Iran 2017 deals worth €10b
Iran and the European Union signed agreements worth €10 billion this year, announced the EU commissioner for agriculture and rural development.

EU Brexit chief preparing for ‘possible’ failure
EU Brexit chief Michel Barnier said Sunday that he is making contingency plans for the “possible” failure of divorce talks with Britain, which he has given two weeks to reach preliminary agreement on key issues.

Spain’s PM urges return of ‘democratic and free’ Catalonia
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Sunday he wanted to return to a “democratic and free” Catalonia as he aimed to rally support for a unified Spain on his first visit to the turbulent region since it declared independence.

Iran rejects ‘delusional’ Bahraini accusations after oil pipeline blast
Iran strongly dismissed on Sunday Bahrain’s allegation linking the Islamic Republic to an oil pipeline fire in the tiny Arab kingdom.

Trump backs US spies on Russia ‘meddling’ but slams Putin ‘haters’
Donald Trump said on Sunday he backed US intelligence agencies who concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential elections, but slammed “fools” who oppose better ties with Moscow.

Salehi: ‘If the deal fails, we will surprise them’
Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, underlined that the 2015 nuclear agreement is beneficial for all sides of the deal.

Tehran rejects France’s call for talks on Iranian missiles
Iran rejected French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposal to amend the landmark 2015 nuclear deal to cover the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile capabilities.

Police seize 1.5 tons of illicit drugs in southeast Iran
Iran’s anti-narcotics police forces seized 1,500 kilograms of illicit drugs in a single operation in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, the provincial police chief announced.


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Tehran rejects role in Bahraini oil pipeline blast
Iran has rejected Bahrain’s allegation linking Tehran to an oil pipeline fire near the Bahraini capital of Manama.

‘Iran concerned about Riyadh, open for normalization’
A top advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader has said that Tehran is very concerned about Riyadh’s foreign policy, indicating also that the Islamic Republic is open to talks that do not come with preconditions.

Homegrown hybrid, electric vehicles exempt from VAT
The Iranian Tax Administration has exempted domestically manufactured hybrid and electric vehicles from value added tax (VAT), IRNA reported on Sunday.

EU is fully committed to implementation of Iran deal, EU commissioner says
European Union is totally committed to honor the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, European Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner has said.

Sealing part of Iran’s nuclear facilities temporary
Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said the sealing of some of the country’s nuclear facilities is temporary and in accordance with the terms of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguard agreement.

Iran proposes visa waiver with Romania
Majlis (parliament) speaker advisor for international affairs called for removing visa requirements between Iran and Romania and facilitating banking cooperation between the two countries.

EU calls for total lifting of Saudi blockade on Yemen
The European Union has said that Saudi Arabia’s slight easing of its blockade on Yemen is not enough to stop the country from plunging into famine, urging further measures to alleviate the humanitarian

Trump arrives in Philippines amid protests
U.S. President Donald Trump’s tour of Asia continued Sunday. Just hours before his arrival, riot police worked to prevent hundreds of protesters from reaching the U.S. Embassy in Manila.

‘Iran to astonish JCPOA signatories if they scrap deal’
Ali Akbar Salehi, the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), has called for preservation of the nuclear agreement, saying otherwise the other parties to the deal will be “astonished” by Iran’s next move.

‘Israel after disturbing peace in region’
Iranian Parliament’s General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian underlined the role of the United States and the Zionist regime in crisis in Middle East and said “the Zionists are after controlling the region.”

Tehran urges France not to act under influence
Iranian Foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi, reacted to anti-Iran remarks of French President who was visiting Persian Gulf states of UAE and KSA.