Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 12-03-2018

Iran Daily

OPEC could agree in June to start easing oil output cuts in 2019
Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said OPEC could agree in June to begin easing current oil production curbs in 2019.

Syrian Army splinters terrorist enclave in Ghouta operation
The Syrian Army broke apart the terrorist enclave in Eastern Ghouta on Sunday, cutting off two major towns from the rest of the area.

China’s parliament puts Xi on course to rule for life
China’s Xi Jinping on Sunday secured a path to rule indefinitely as parliament abolished presidential term limits, handing him almost total authority to pursue a vision of transforming the nation into an economic and military superpower.

Trump: North Korea talks could fail or bring ‘greatest deal’
US President Donald Trump said on Saturday his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could fizzle without an agreement or it could result in “the greatest deal for the world” to ease nuclear tensions between the two countries.

Zarif: Iran spares no effort to help Syrians, Yemenis
Iran’s foreign minister said Tehran will spare no effort to help people in Syria and Yemen, which have been struggling with devastating wars in recent years.

Iran UK envoy says threatened with assassination
Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad said on Sunday he was threatened with assassination two days after Iran’s diplomatic mission in London came under attack by supporters of an extremist cult.

Turkish jet crashes in western Iran; ‘all 11 on board killed’
A Turkish passenger jet traveling in Iran’s airspace crashed near the country’s western city of Shahr-e Kord on Sunday, according to reports.

Iran’s FM heads for Pakistan to boost ties
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has traveled to Pakistan to meet the country’s officials in order to boost ties between the two countries.

Iranian forces seize big haul of opium destined for Europe
The intelligence forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) managed to capture a major haul of opium destined for a country in Western Europe, an informed source said.

Tehran Times

UK should guarantee embassy security, envoy says
Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad has said that the British government should guarantee safety of Iran’s diplomatic premise in London.

Tax revenue exceeds oil income for $1.69b in 10 months
According to the latest data released by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), tax income in the period from March 21, 2017 to February 20, 2018 exceeded 76.1 trillion rials (about $1.69
billion) than the earned oil exports revenue, IRNA reported on Sunday.

Cop killer in Tehran mob attack stands trial
A rioter that drove a bus into a group of police officers during a February mob attack in north Tehran appeared in court on Sunday charged with killing three security forces.

Turkish plane crashes in southwestern Iran
A Turkish aircraft with 11 passengers onboard heading from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul, Turkey, crashed around the city of Shahr-e Kord, southwestern Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province .

VP says Iran ready for worst scenarios
Iranian First Vice-President Es’hagh Jahangiri says that putting into practice the policies
of the Resistance Economy, the Iranian government is ready to deal with shocks of western sanctions.

Syrian army continues anti-terror campaign in Eastern Ghouta
The Syrian army continues its counter-terrorism operation in the Eastern Ghouta region, from where militants launch deadly attacks on civilians in the capital, Damascus.

Lake Urmia water level increases
The level of water in Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, has increased thanks to releasing of water from dams and also good precipitation in the region.

Tehran says it is ‘impossible’ to add anything to nuclear deal
Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, has said that it is impossible to add anything to the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Confrontation with Iran will be followed by ‘unimaginable costs’: IRGC
A senior Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) commander on Sunday warned Israel that it cannot afford the costs of a confrontation with Iran.

Jannati tenders resignation from Friday prayer post, Leader accepts
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accepted the resignation of
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati as the interim Friday prayer preacher of Tehran, the Leader’s
website announced on Sunday.

Zarif visits Islamabad for a three-day tour
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif arrived in Islamabad on Sunday evening to hold talks with senior Pakistani officials.

Iran: The French souffle fails to rise
According to those in the know in Paris, France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian
is a smart soft-soaper capable of persuading a mule out of its hind legs.

Iranian envoy to UK threatened with death
The Iranian ambassador to Britain has been threatened with death by people sympathizing with a group who on Friday launched an attack on the Iranian embassy in London.

Tehran says has no commitment to U.S. over ex-FBI agent
Iran has dismissed a recent claim by the U.S. Department of State about the Islamic Republic’s commitment to find and bring retired FBI agent Robert Levinson back home, saying Tehran has no information about him.