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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 24-02-2018

Iran Daily

Iran’s 10-month trade up 12%
Iran’s non-oil trade during the 10 months from March 21, 2017 to January 20, 2018 stood at $80 billion, indicating a 12-percent growth compared to the figure for the same period a year ago.

‘Good for Britain’ if I was prime minister: EU’s Juncker
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker took a dig at London over Brexit talks on Friday, saying it would be “good for Britain” if he was prime minister.

Iran says could withdraw from JCPOA if it gets no benefits
Iran could withdraw from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, if it derives no economic benefits from it, and major international banks continue to fail to do business with the Islamic Republic, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Thursday.

Turkish forces shell convoy headed to Syria’s Afrin region
The Turkish Army struck a convoy entering Syria’s Kurdish-held Afrin region, which Ankara said carried fighters and weapons but Kurdish forces said was made up of civilians entering with food and medicine.

Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya villages
Satellite imagery shows Myanmar authorities have bulldozed at least 55 Rohingya villages in northern Rakhine in recent months, Human Rights Watch said Friday, condemning the government for erasing evidence at sites where troops are accused of atrocities.

IAEA:Iran continues to adhere to nuclear deal
Iran is sticking to the 2015 nuclear accord, a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Thursday, also adding that the country may build nuclear reactors for ships within limits of the deal.

Heavy snow halts search for victims of plane crash
Heavy snow and hazardous mountain conditions forced teams to suspend their search operation for the victims of a tragic passenger plane crash in Iran’s southwest.

US Supreme Court forbids seizure of Persian artifacts
The US Supreme Court ruled that American citizens injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Israeli occupied Palestinian territories cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago university and museum as compensation.

Funeral held for police victims of Tehran attacks
Iranian mourners held a funeral ceremony for the police forces who lost their lives during clashes between the security forces and members of the Gonabadi Dervishes on Monday.

Tehran Times

Majlis approves next year’s $268b budget bill
The Iranian parliament (Majlis) on Thursday approved a 12.175-quadrillion-rial (about $268 billion) national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year, starting March 21, IRNA reported.

Iran sped up work on seaborne reactors in response to U.S. failure to respect JCPOA
The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has said Washington’s lack of commitment to the nuclear deal prompted Tehran to accelerate work on development of nuclear marine propulsion.

Syria slams Western silence on fatal terrorist attacks against Damascus civilians
Syria’s United Nations envoy has denounced the United States and Europe for their silence on the carnage of civilians in Damascus by the terrorist groups operating in Eastern Ghouta, saying it is
“unacceptable” to endanger the lives of eight million in the capital in order to protect a few thousand terrorists in its suburbs.

Iranian diplomat says missiles are matter of ‘national security’
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has said Tehran will not compromise on its missile defense program, noting missiles are necessary to guard the country against possible foreign aggression.

Iran’s armwrestling competition underway in Tabas
Iran’s armwrestling competition got underway in Tabas, South Khorasan Province.

Trump slammed for suggesting teachers should be armed
The United States President Donald Trump has been slammed for suggesting that teachers should be armed to help prevent school shootings.

U.S. Supreme Court forbids seizure of Persian artifacts
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that American citizens injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Israeli occupied Palestinian territories cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago university and museum as compensation.

Zaghari’s release ‘linked to interest on UK debt to Iran’, family claims
The fate of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran has been tied to the settlement of a £400 million debt that London owes Tehran, the family of one of the prisoners has claimed, The Telegraph reported on Thursday.

IAEA reaffirms Iran’s compliance to nuclear deal for 10th time
In a report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency on Thursday, the UN atomic watchdog reaffirmed for the tenth time that Iran is fulfilling its obligations, under the 2015 nuclear deal, officially being known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Iran says can’t remain in nuclear deal with no benefit
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Thursday that Tehran cannot remain in the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, if it cannot benefit from it.