Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 13-03-2018

Iran Daily

EU slams trade ‘bullies’ as Trump tariffs row deepens
The European Union said Europe would not waver against trade “bullies” as a row with US President Donald Trump over controversial steel and aluminum tariffs deepened.

Zarif: Tehran-Islamabad trade growth hit 50% in past nine months
Iran’s foreign minister discussed a wide array of issues with Pakistani officials including expansion of cooperation in Islamabad Monday.

Chabahar cooperation with India not harming Iran-Pakistan ties
Iran’s cooperation with India in developing Chabahar Port in southeast Iran will not harm Tehran’s close and brotherly relations with Islamabad, said the assistant to Iran’s foreign minister for West Asia affairs.

Iran attracts over $3b in foreign investment since last Aug.
Iran attracted $3.2 billion of foreign investments since the twelfth government took office in August, 2017, said the director general of the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade’s Foreign Investment Office on Monday.

Bangladeshi plane crashes in Nepal, killing at least 50
A Bangladeshi airliner crashed on Monday after making an unexpected turn in cloudy weather as it came in to land at the airport in Nepal’s capital, killing at least 50 people, officials said.

Syria finds chemical workshop in Ghouta
The Syrian military said on Monday that it has found a workshop in Eastern Ghouta used by terrorists to make chemical weapons.

Iran: Resolving global drug problems requires int’l determination
Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said resolving the global drug problems requires international determination as well as expansion of cooperation, regardless of political issues.

Iran calls for probe into attack on Vienna envoy residence
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday called for an investigation into a “suspicious” attempt to attack the residence of Tehran’s ambassador to Vienna with knife.

Shamkhani: Lack of wisdom behind Saudi crown prince’s remarks
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani deplored recent remarks made by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman against the Islamic Republic as “a mistake rooted in (his) lack of wisdom”.

Iran forces thwart twin car bombings in southeastern city
Forces with Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) foiled twin bomb attacks in a southeastern city near the country’s border with Pakistan, killing two terrorists in the operation.

Iran recovers ‘black box’ from Turkish plane crash
Investigators on Monday found the “black box” from a Turkish private jet that crashed in an Iranian mountain range on its way from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul, killing all 11 people on board including a Turkish bride-to-be and her bachelorette party.

Tehran Times

Naming special rapporteur for Iran is ‘ill-intended’: human rights chief
The secretary of the High Council for Human Rights in Iran says the Islamic Republic considers appointment of a special rapporteur for Iran is “ill-intended” and “politically motivated”, noting Iran has taken genuine steps to promote human rights situation.

Britain playing ‘Ping-Pong game’ over embassy attack: Shamkhani
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Monday that the British government played “Ping-Pong game” over attack on Iran’s embassy in London.

Pakistan welcomes Iran’s call for expansion of trade ties
Iran and Pakistan discussed expansion of trade ties during a joint business forum on Monday in Islamabad, IRNA reported.

‘Saudis may not give up right to enriching uranium, reprocessing plutonium’
Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that the newly revealed documents of the U.S. State Department “The Saudis are concerned about Iran’s nuclear program and want to ensure
that they are in possession of a similarly advanced one.”

Israeli forces arrest 10 Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast
Palestinian authorities say Israeli naval forces have detained ten fishermen after opening fire on several Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Saudi Arabia is stuck in Yemen quagmire, Iran says
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has said that Saudi Arabia is “frustrated” and is stuck in “the Yemen quagmire”, ISNA reported on Monday.

Knife-wielding man attacks residence of Iran’s envoy to Vienna
Late on Sunday a knife-wielding man attacked residence of Iran’s ambassador to Vienna and was shot dead by police.

British-Iranian national gets six-year prison term for spying
An unnamed British-Iranian national has been sentenced to six years in prison on spying charges, Mizan, the official news agency of Iran’s judiciary, reported on Sunday.

Iran-Pakistan ties ‘emotional’: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Monday that ties between their countries are not only diplomatic,
but “emotional” as well.

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