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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 13-01-2018

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Italy signs EU’s biggest ever credit deal with Iran
Iran and Italy signed a major framework credit agreement which will be used to provide funds for development and industrial projects in Iran.

Merkel strikes deal with Social Democrats for new German government
Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a deal with Social Democrat Party (SPD) rivals on Friday to open government coalition talks, easing months of uncertainty that has undermined Germany’s global role and raised questions about her political future.

EU reaffirms support for Iran nuclear deal
European Union powers reaffirmed their determination to preserve Iran’s nuclear agreement against the backdrop of US efforts to undermine the landmark multinational deal.

Hariri lauds Hezbollah,wants ‘best of relations’ with Iran
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri called for his county to be kept out of regional conflicts, lauding the Hezbollah resistance movement for doing its part to deescalate the tensions.

Gunmen shoot four women dead in western Iran
Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a crowd in Iran’s western city of Kermanshah on Friday, killing at least four women.

Zarif, Lavrov discuss meeting on Syria’s future
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in a telephone conversation discussed preparations for a meeting on the Syrian People’s Congress, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Rescue operation underway as Iran oil tanker drifts toward Japan
As the rescue operation to help the possible survivors of a stricken Iranian oil tanker is underway in East China Sea, continuing explosions are hampering rescue efforts.

Earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border
A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad on Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region on November 12 and killed over 620 people in Iran.

Earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border
A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad on Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region on November 12 and killed over 620 people in Iran.

Official: Date of Macron’s Iran visit not fixed
An official in Iranian President’s Office said that the date for a visit by French president Emmanuel Macron to Iran has not been fixed, adding that it will be fixed during the ongoing negotiations between the two countries.

 

Tehran Times

Landmine explosion leaves 3 soldiers dead in Saudi Arabia’s Najran
At least three Saudi regime soldiers have been killed when a powerful landmine explosion ripped through their military vehicle in the regime’s southwestern border region of Najran.

Govt. firm to be honest with people: official
Majid Takht-Ravanchi, who now serves as deputy director of the presidential chief of staff for political affairs, has said that the government of President Hassan Rouhani is determined to act transparently
and be honest with the people.

Hariri lauds Hezbollah, wants ‘best of relations’ with Iran
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has called for his county to be kept out of regional conflicts, lauding the Hezbollah resistance movement for doing its part to de-escalate the tensions.

One view from afar
I know a thing or two about protests. But the last real protest I was amidst, for a few days, was in February, 2011, in Maidan Tahrir in Cairo. I was there as a reporter for a U.S. newspaper, but I was also a participant because the crowds, especially when Mubarak fell, were ebullient, friendly and peaceful and in that sense I was with them in spirit.

Egschiglen echoes Mongolian folk music at Fajr
The celebrated Mongolian folk music trio Egschiglen performs a concert during the 33rd Fajr International Music Festival at Tehran’s Rudaki Hall on January 11. 2017.

There is strong consensus that Iran complying with nuclear deal: Zarif
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that there is a strong consensus that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Nuclear deal is working, Mogherini says
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Thursday that the 2015 nuclear deal is working and it is essential to preserve a deal that is working.

Macron urges respect for nuclear deal
French President Emmanuel Macron has said that all signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal should respect the agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

EU had pressed Trump to keep JCPOA
On Friday U.S. President Donald Trump was set to announce his decision on the Iran nuclear deal as he had been strongly urged by Europeans not to scrap it.

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