Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 10-03-2018

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Iran has signed LOCs worth $55.3b
Iran signed short-, medium- and long-term lines of credit (LOCs) worth $55.3 billion with leading European and Asian banks, said spokesman of Central Bank of Iran (CBI).

Leader: Iran’s presence in region has nothing to do with US, Europe
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Thursday Iran will not sit down for talks the US or other extra-regional countries about its regional presence.

Merkel cabinet complete as SPD claims finance, foreign ministries
Germany’s second biggest party, the Social Democrats, on Friday named their ministers in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s next government, completing a cabinet lineup in which they snatched the trophy finance and foreign affairs portfolios.

Turkey says Syria’s Afrin town under siege, entry imminent
Turkey’s military has besieged the northern Syrian town of Afrin and were nearing its town center, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, in what would mark a major advance in Turkey’s offensive.

Kim, Trump to hold historic meeting
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump plan to meet in May for nuclear disarmament talks, a whiplash development that would put the two who’ve repeatedly insulted, threatened and dismissed each other in the same room, possibly in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.

Iran VP visits Iraq to boost economic relations
Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri paid a three-day visit to Iraq in order to strengthen economic and political relations with Iran’s western neighbor.

Iran’s foreign minister due in Pakistan Sunday
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to pay a three-day visit to Pakistan, which starts from March 11.

Iranian MPs to impeach three ministers next week
Iranian lawmakers plan to impeach three ministers of President Hassan Rouhani’s administration next week.

Iran urges UK to stop trading global peace for economic interests
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi called on British officials to stop trading global peace and security for economic interests as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited London.

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IMF anticipates 3.8% GDP growth for Iran in 2018
In a recent report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) anticipated a real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 3.8 percent for Iran in 2018.

Arab quartet statement ‘worthless’: Tehran
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Thursday that Arab quartet’s anti-Iran statement is “worthless”, “illogical” and “lacks credibility”.

Trump accepts invitation to meet North Korea’s Kim
U.S. President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, following months of diplomatic standoff that saw the two leaders exchange fiery military threats and personal insults.

No waste: Want a change? start with yourself
Seeing garbage strewn around is a common scene for many of us while walking down the
street to get to work or even during holidays when we are trying to spend a day out in the
nature picnicking by the riverside.

UN: Myanmar should be investigated for crimes against Rohingya
The UN human rights chief has called for all atrocities committed against Myanmar’s Rohingyato be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution.

Iran: Security still major challenge for Afghanistan
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United
Nations Gholamali Khoshroo in a statement on Thursday deplored that security still remains the major challenge for Afghanistan.

IWF reinforces commitment to developing women’s weightlifting
The IWF reiterated its commitment to developing women’s weightlifting around the
world and ensuring equal opportunities for men and women to take part in the sport.

Aid convoy reaches militant-held Eastern Ghouta: ICRC
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says a humanitarian aid convoy has entered Syria’s Eastern Ghouta as government troops secured a humanitarian corridor for trapped civilians to leave the militant-held area near Damascus.

We will stand beside Iraq in post-Daesh era: Jahangiri
Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Thursday that Iran is ready to stand beside the Iraqi government and people in post-Daesh time to help reconstruction of the country.

‘Iran’s regional policy none of U.S., Europe’s business’
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has deplored comments made by some Western officials, the Americans in particular, against Iran’s foreign policy in the Middle East, asserting that the issue is none of their business.

Tehran to protest U.S. violations of nuclear deal next week
Iran will raise the issue on U.S. violations of the nuclear deal at next week’s meeting on the agreement in Vienna, Iranian ambassador to UK told Kyodo News on Wednesday.