Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 08-03-2018

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Rouhani: Israel in no position to call Iran a threat
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday the Israeli regime is in no position to call Iran a threat to the Middle East, stressing the development of the country’s missile program is aimed at safeguarding peace and security.

S. Korea’s Moon: ‘too early to be optimistic’ on North
South Korean President Moon Jae-in sounded a note of caution Wednesday over the North’s offer of denuclearization talks, saying it was “too early to be optimistic.”

Europeans, IMF tell Trump to step back from trade war
Europe and the IMF urged Donald Trump on Wednesday to step back from the brink of a trade war, after the resignation of his top economic adviser emboldened those encouraging him to push ahead with tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

Iran, Chinese firms sign rail deals
Two Chinese companies signed contracts with Iran on Wednesday to develop the Middle Eastern state’s railroad sector.

Syrian Army says Ghouta will return to ‘state’s embrace’ soon
A Syrian Army colonel told state TV on Wednesday that people in the terrorists enclave of Eastern Ghouta would return to the “state’s embrace” very soon.

Bangladesh:Rohingya repatriation unlikely to succeed
A senior Bangladesh cabinet minister has accused Myanmar of obstructing efforts to repatriate roughly 750,000 Rohingya refugees, saying it was unlikely the displaced Muslims would ever return to their homeland.

Envoy: Iran to complain about US violations of JCPOA
Iran will complain about the United States violations of the landmark 2015 nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers at next week’s meeting on the agreement in Vienna, a senior Iranian diplomat said on Wednesday.

Zarif: Israeli apartheid system will not last long
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday reacted to the accusations leveled by the Israeli prime minister against Tehran, saying that the Israeli occupation of Palestine will not last long.

Afghanistan’s security important to Tehran
An Iranian senior military official said Afghanistan’s security and stability is of great importance to Tehran, noting that Iran has done everything to help the country during the past years.

Qassemi rejects anti-Iran accusations by Saudi Arabia, Egypt
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned a joint statement by Saudi Arabia and Egypt against Tehran, saying that to portray Iran as an enemy and threat has no result but backwardness.



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Tehran, Moscow set to broaden economic co-op
The 14th meeting of Iran-Russian Joint Economic Committee wrapped up on Tuesday with signing a cooperation document by Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Masoud Karbasian and Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin in Moscow.

Iran’s missile production tripled despite enemy pressure: commander
A senior commander says all enemy attempts to blunt the progress of Iran’s defense capabilities have only backfired, adding that the country has managed to triple its missile production thanks to the firm support at home.

Syria army ready to lift Eastern Ghouta siege
A Syrian army colonel says government forces will lift the siege on the militant-held Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, making it possible for people trapped in the embattled enclave to return to the “state’s embrace” soon.

U.S. desperate to remain in Syria
The United States has recently claimed that the Syrian government used chlorine gas to attack civilians in Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus. This is the same area hit more than four years ago by the worst alleged chemical assault of the war.

Corbyn urges May to press bin Salman on Yemen
Jeremy Corbyn has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to protest Saudi Arabia’s war in
Yemen during the visit of the kingdom’s crown prince to London.

Iranian VP in Baghdad
First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday to talk with senior officials and visit holy shrines in the country during a 3-day trip.

Don’t fret over Iran’s missiles, Rouhani tells enemies
No country should be concerned about Tehran’s defense and missile program as the military might of the Islamic Republic poses no threats to other nations, Iran’s president says.

Leader visits riot martyr’s family
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has visited the family of a martyr of the recent dervish riot in Tehran.

Iran showcases latest military achievements
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps held an exhibition of its latest achievements in various fields of the military industry.

Jaberi Ansari meets Russian, Turkish negotiators in Geneva
Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior assistant to Iran’s foreign minister in political affairs, has held talks with the heads of Russian and Turkish delegations in Geneva over the Syrian crisis.