Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 10-12-2017

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Zarif, Johnson discuss JCPOA, banking, economic cooperation in Tehran
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have held talks in the Iranian capital about a landmark nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and six world powers more than two years ago.

Aid groups vow to boycott new Myanmar camps for Rohingya returnees
Global aid groups on Saturday warned Myanmar they would boycott any new camps for Rohingya returnees to Rakhine state, saying refugees must be allowed to settle in their original homes.

Iraqi PM declares ‘end of war against Daesh’ in Iraq
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday announced the end of a three-year war by Iraqi forces to drive the Daesh terror group out of the country.

Transit through Iran increases by 21%
Over 6.05 million tons of goods were transited through Iran in the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Nov. 22), Reza Nafisi, an official with Iran Road Maintenance & Transportation Organization (RMTO), said.

US isolated as 14 UNSC members rap action on Beit-ul-Moqaddas
One by one, 14 members of the UN Security Council spoke out against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Beit-ul-Moqaddas as the capital of Israel at an emergency meeting on Friday, some with regret and some with anger at the 15th member, the United States.

Salehi: Iran to unveil domestically-made nuclear batteries in 2018
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said the country will unveil its domestically developed nuclear batteries next year.

Avalanche kills eight hikers in western Iran
Eight Iranian hikers have died in an avalanche and a ninth is missing in the country’s west, IRNA reported.

Kermanshah quake death toll rises to 579
The number of people who lost their lives in Kermanshah’s strong earthquake is still rising after nearly one month.

Iranian fugitive banker sentenced to 30 years in prison
Mahmoud Reza Khavari, a former top Iranian banker who fled to Canada after committing a massive fraud, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, the head of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court announced.

Iran: US move aimed at legitimizing Israeli occupation
Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo said a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Beit-ul-Moqaddas as Israel’s “capital” is aimed at legitimizing the Israeli regime’s occupation of Palestine.

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Global outrage over U.S. recognition of al-Quds as Israel’s capital
People in different countries have hit the streets to denounce the United States President Donald Trump’s recognition of al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel’s “capital.”

Cinema Verite, Iran’s major event for docs, to open today
The 11th Cinema Verite, Iran’s major international festival for documentary cinema, will open today at Tehran’s Charsu Cineplex, screening a total of 48 Iranian and foreign documentaries in different sections on its first day.

Intl. environmental co-op must be fair, not hampered by sanctions, politicization
We strongly believe in the fact that environmental problems are trans-boundary and trans generational, and need to be solved through effective international cooperation mechanisms that
are fair and not hampered by economic sanctions and politicization, Iranian environment official Kaveh Madani has said.

Disarmament of Hezbollah out of agenda: Sheikh Naim Qassem
On the sidelines of the 31st International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran, Sheikh Naim Qassem, the Deputy Secretary of Hezbollah told Mehr News correspondent that nobody in Lebanon talks about disarmament of Hezbollah in the current situation, adding Hariri’s return to power has improved the political stability in Lebanon.

Malaysia suggests Muslim countries stop trading oil in U.S. dollars
The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) suggested that Muslim countries stop trading their oil in U.S. dollars in retaliation to the United States for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Traditional games festival held in eastern Iran
A festival featuring traditional games was held in the eastern province of South Khorasan on Friday for the first time.

Top Iranian, Turkish officials discuss border security
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli and Suleyman Soylu, the Turkish interior minister, met in Tehran on Saturday to discuss border security, including issues related to smuggling and terrorism.

Foreign Policy claims Iranian, American-made parts in Houthi missiles
On November 4, a Yemeni tribal group called Houthi launched a short-range ballistic missile from a remote valley in the northwestern governorate of Amran over 1,000 miles to the outskirts of Saudi Arabia’s capital, its warhead exploding on the edge of the King Khalid International Airport.

Trump’s move will boost resistance front unity: Rezaee
Mohsen Rezaee, secretary of the Expediency Council, said on Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of the Zionist regime will boost unity in the
resistance front.

Johnson meets top officials in Tehran
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held talks on Saturday with senior Iranian officials, including his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Trump’s move legitimizes occupation, envoy says
Gholamali Khoshroo, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, said on Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of the Zionist regime is an effort to legitimize occupation.