Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 04-03-2018

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Iran to sign 1st major post-sanction oil deals soon
Iran will sign three oil deals before March 20 which will include operation of the fields for 20 years, announced the managing director of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) on Saturday.

Putin tells US to send evidence of vote meddling
Russian President Vladimir Putin told Washington to send him hard evidence that his citizens meddled in US elections, mocking accusations to date as “yelling and hollering in the United States Congress”.

China slams Trump’s ‘groundless’ tariffs
China’s foreign minister tore into the new steel and aluminum tariffs announced by US President Trump, calling them “groundless” in remarks to state media Saturday.

North Korea to ‘counter’ US over military drills
North Korea threatened on Saturday to “counter the US” if the United States holds joint military exercises with South Korea, and said it would not beg for talks with Washington.

Extreme cold snap kills dozens in Europe
The death toll from severe weather has risen across Europe, with at least 23 casualties in Poland alone amid sub-zero temperatures, officials said.

Black box of crashed plane found
Research teams have found the black box belonging to the airplane that crashed in southwestern Iran in February, killing 66 people, said a deputy at the province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Governorate General Office.

Zarif, Japanese official review bilateral ties, regional issues
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a meeting with Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Takeo Mori in Tehran, discussed regional and international issues.

Iran, Hungary ink MoUs on research, scientific cooperation
Iran and Hungary have signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on research, educational and scientific cooperation.

Tehran Times

Oil production preserving, boosting projects worth $6b specified
Iranian Oil Ministry has specified 30 projects worth $6 billion for preserving and boosting oil production in the country, according to an oil official.

Tehran confirms Zarif, Kerry met in Munich
Tehran has confirmed that the Iranian foreign minister and his former American counterpart met during the Munich Security Conference on February 18.

Turkish warplanes hit pro-Syrian govt forces in Afrin, kill 36
Turkish warplanes have killed at least 36 pro-Syrian government forces in their airstrikes
on Syria’s northwestern Kurdish region of Afrin, a monitoring group affiliated to Syria’s foreign-based opposition groups says.

The deadliest nation on earth
People around the world are shocked that the same weapon that has been used in nearly every mass murder event in the United States remains legal to purchase today after the last event in which 17 kids were shot and killed by a gunman using this weapon.

A peek into atmospheric Ganjali Khan complex
Photo depicts an interior view of the historical Ganjali Khan bathhouse in Kerman, southeastern Iran, on March 2, 2018.

Iran’s defense program has nothing to do with France: Velayati
Ali Akbar Velayati, a top foreign policy adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Saturday that Iran’s defense program has nothing to do with any other country including France.

No missile talks unless West gives up nuclear arms: Iranian general
Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, the deputy chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, says the Islamic Republic will not negotiate on its ballistic missiles until the United States and Europe give up their nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.

U.S. seeks to lessen Iran role in Syria: ex-diplomat
Ali Khorram, a senior analyst and former Iranian ambassador to UN bodies in Vienna, has said that the U.S. seeks to lessen Iran’s role in Syria.

Trump will likely extend sanctions waivers on Iran: official
Amir Hossein Zamaninia, Iran’s deputy oil minister for international affairs, said on Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump will likely extend sanctions waivers on Iran in May.

Terrorists use civilians as human shield in Eastern Ghouta: Iran
Iran has criticized Western media for launching propaganda campaign against the Syrian army’s counter-terrorism operations, saying snipers stationed near designated safe passages are preventing civilians from leaving Eastern Ghouta near Damascus.

IRGC says to help government counter goods smuggling
IRGC spokesman Ramazan Sharif said on Saturday that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) would help the government to counter smuggling of goods.

Ambassador: Iran, Russia to continue military-technical co-op
Moscow and Tehran will continue to develop cooperation in the military-technical
sphere, which is facilitated by the interaction of countries in the fight against terrorism in Syria, Iranian ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaee said in an interview with TASS agency.

Littoral states agree on Caspian legal status draft convention
The ministers of the Caspian littoral states have agreed on a draft convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a message on March 2.