Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 14-01-2018

Iran Daily

Iran rejects any change to nuclear deal
Iran on Saturday rejected any modification of its nuclear deal with world powers after US President Donald Trump set an ultimatum to fix the agreement and demanded tough new measures to keep it alive.

Huge rise posted in imports from Europe
With the second anniversary of the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) approaching on January 16, figures show that the country’s imports have been picking up significantly from Europe even though there have been certain changes in the overall trade pattern.

Koreas to hold working-level talks
North Korea and South Korea have agreed to hold working-level talks at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom on Jan. 15, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Two more bodies recovered from flaming Iranian tanker
Rescuers have recovered the bodies of two crew members on an Iranian oil tanker that has been burning since it collided with a freighter last week in the East China Sea, according to Chinese state media.

Straw: Britain, strong supporter of JCPOA
The British government has been a strong supporter of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed between Iran and the P5+1 in July 2015, said the former British foreign secretary.

Trump defends vulgar comments as slur fuels outrage
US President Donald Trump offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries.

Iranians can play important role in mankind’s future
Iranians are strong people who can play a very important role in the future of mankind, said the outgoing United Nations resident coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Zarif: US being ruled by man who describes nations with “unbelievable” words
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized the US President Donald Trump’s recent racist slur against countries, saying that a man who is ruling the US describes the nations with “unbelievable” words.

Tehran Times

Oil tanker tragedy: 2 bodies found, black box retrieved
Chinese relief and rescue teams have located bodies of two of the Iranian oil tanker’s crew on Saturday morning, six days after the ship collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China’s east

Africa: Trump must apologize to continent
The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations has demanded an apology from the United States President Donald Trump, after the U.S. president reportedly aimed a racist remark at some
Caribbean nations and Africa.

Saudi regime accused of rights abuses in Yemen civilian deaths
A United Nations report on human rights abuses related to foreign intervention in Yemen details the extensive civilian casualties inflicted by the House of Saud regime-led coalition’s air attacks.

Tehran Auction sells all 120 lots
Tehran Auction sold all 120 lots at its modern and contemporary sale grossing about 150 billion rials (over $3million), revealing glimmers of hope for Iran’s economy of art.

World dismisses Trump’s deadline on nuclear deal
Officials from various countries have insisted on continued implementing the 2015 nuclear deal as U.S. President Donald Trump handed European allies an ultimatum to revamp the deal.

Trump insults other nations, Zarif says
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump insults other nations.

Iran’s response to U.S. breach of JCPOA to astound the world: MP
The spokesman for the Iranian parliament presiding board has warned that in case the U.S. violates the 2015 nuclear deal, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Islamic Republic’s reaction would surprise the world.

Trump backs down from upending Iran deal: ex-diplomat
A former Iranian nuclear negotiator says U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to extend sanctions relief over the 2015 nuclear accord showed that he had backed down from his plan to exit the deal.

Iran threatens to retaliate against new U.S. sanctions
The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Saturday condemning the new U.S. sanctions on a number of Iranian individuals and entities, threatening to retaliate.

China says nuclear deal not derailed, pledges constructive role
China on Saturday pledged to continue playing a constructive role in maintaining and implementing the Iran nuclear deal, after U.S. President Donald Trump set an ultimatum to fix “disastrous flaws” in a deal.