Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 10-12-2016

Iran Daily

Hyundai seals major Iran shipbuilding deals
Iran announced it has signed contracts with South Korea’s shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries Company to build at least 10 ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) as well as medium-range tankers for carrying petroleum products.

Syria Army pounds Aleppo terrorists as Russia vows no letup
Syrian government artillery pummeled fast-shrinking terrorist territory in Aleppo on Friday as Russia vowed no end to the bombardment while armed group remain in the battleground city.

Rouhani: OPEC states must work for stable oil market
President Hassan Rouhani said all member states of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) must make joint efforts to stabilize the global oil market and reverse a slump in prices following their landmark supply-cut deal.

Iran, Czech Republic seek to boost trade ties
Iran’s Economy Minister Ali Tayyebnia conferred with the Czech Republic Trade and Industry Minister Jan Mládek on expansion of economic cooperation between the two countries.

South Korea parliament votes by wide margin to impeach president
South Korean lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country’s first elected leader to be expelled from office in disgrace.

Iran says May remarks prove Britain’s divisive policy in region
Tehran hit back against recent anti-Iran remarks by the British prime minister during a visit to the region, saying that the European country appears to have opted for old divisive polices.

Zarif says in US interest to stay committed to JCPOA
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a multilateral treaty and it will be in the interest of the US and other sides to remain committed to the internationally recognized treaty.

Iran’s Aseman Airlines says has no flights to EU
Iran’s Aseman Airlines said has downplayed an announcement that it has been banned from EU skies, stressing that no flight to the union has been on its agenda.

Tehran Times

Iran threatens to reverse diplomatic ties with England
Chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi has warned England of re-downgrading relations following “divisive” remarks by Prime Minister Theresa May.

Zarif meets Japan’s Abe to discuss issues of mutual interest
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met on Thursday to discuss various issues in Tokyo.

IRISL, Hyundai ink shipbuilding contract
According to a contract signed with Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line (IRISL), South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. (HHI) will build mega-container vessels as well as tankers for carrying petroleum products for Iran, IRNA reported on Friday.

‘Iran’s Aseman Airlines has no flights to EU’
Iran’s Aseman Airlines says has downplayed an announcement that it has been banned from EU skies, stressing that no flight to the Union has been on its agenda, according to Press TV on Friday.

IPCC 2016 kicks off in Tehran
The 16th edition of Iran’s International Paint, Resin, Coating and Compsites Fair (IPCC 2016) kicked off Tuesday at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds.

Syrian government says ready to resume dialogue with opposition
The Syrian government said Friday it was ready to resume dialogue with the Syrian opposition, but without external intervention or preconditions, a statement carried by state news agency SANA said, citing a Foreign Ministry source.

OPEC states must work for stable oil market: Iran president
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says all member states of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) must make joint efforts to stabilize the global oil market and reverse a slump in prices following their landmark supply-cut deal.

Indonesian president due in Tehran next week
Indonesian President Joko Widodo will head a high-ranking delegation to Tehran on December 14, the Indonesian media said on Friday.

Iranians mark Imamat of Imam Mahdi (AS)
A group of Iranians gathered on Friday at Imam Hossein Square, Tehran, to mark the beginning of Imamat (ascendancy to an Imam status) of Mahdi (AS), the twelfth of Shia Imams.

Zarif says commitment to nuclear deal in U.S. interest
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that nuclear deal is an “international” deal and commitment to it is in the interest of the U.S. and the other sides.

Iran, Sweden explore ways to step up trade
Presidential Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian on Friday met members of the International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR) to exchange views on promoting economic ties.

Tehran describes humanitarian situation in Syria, Yemen ‘catastrophic’
Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister, said on Thursday the humanitarian situation in Syria and Yemen is “catastrophic.”

Iran calls for international effort to counter extremism
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the aide to the Majlis speaker on international affairs, said on Wednesday that an international unity is required to counter extremism and violence.