Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 18-03-2018

Iran Daily

Parties to JCPOA pledge commitment to Iran deal
Signatories to the Iran 2015 nuclear agreement on Friday called for continued adherence to the accord at the end of a regular meeting of a joint commission that oversees the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Malaysia: Rohingya crisis could pose security risk
Malaysia’s prime minister Saturday warned his Southeast Asian neighbors that the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar could become a serious security threat for the region.

Iran-China trade hit $37b in 2017
Trade between Iran and China reached $37 billion in 2017 with a trade balance of $200 million in Iran’s favor.

Lavrov: US, British, French forces directly involved in war on Syria
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned the illegal presence of US coalition troops in Syria, saying the Western forces deployed on the ground amount to “a direct involvement in the war.”

Russia expels 23 British diplomats in spy poisoning row
Russia said Saturday it would expel 23 British diplomats and close a British consulate following London’s “provocative” measures over the poisoning of a double agent that has triggered a fierce diplomatic row.

Ex-FBI deputy McCabe fired days before retirement
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who has endured a year of withering attacks from US President Donald Trump, was fired by the Justice Department Friday just days before he was to retire.

SNSC: Iran underlines ties with neighboring states
Secretary of Supreme National Security Council of Iran on Saturday stressed on the Islamic Republic’s ties with neighboring states based on mutual understanding.

Iran, Pakistan universities sign MoU
An Iranian university signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Pakistani university in Islamabad on Saturday to promote collaborative partnership in educational fields.

‘Opportunists’ expelled from Iran’s former embassy building in Germany
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the former building of the Iranian Embassy in Bonn, Germany, was evacuated of opportunists.

Iran launches iFilm2 TV channel for Dari speakers
Building on a notably-successful and long-running first experience, Iran launched iFilm2 television channel for Dari speakers within and outside the country’s borders.

Tehran Times

People’s expectation of nuclear deal not realized: Araqchi
IranianDeputy Foreign Minister Abb a s Araqchi has said people’seconomic expectations from the 2015nuclear deal, officially known as theJoint Comprehensive Plan of Action,
has not been realized.

EU trio proposes new Iran sanctions to mollify Trump
Britain, France a ndGermany, known as the European Union trio, have proposedfresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballisticmissiles and its regional policy, according to confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

U.S., UK, French forces directly involved in Syria war: Russia
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the United States, British and French special
forces are “directly” engaged in the war on Syria and operating on the ground in the crisis-stricken country.

Radicalism in White House
The dismissal of U.S. Secretary of State “Rex Tillerson” and appointing “Mike Pompeo”,
CIA Director for his post means that serious changes are happening in the White House.

Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe fired two days shy of his retirement
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI (Federal Bureauof Investigation) Deputy Director Andrew McCabe late on Friday, less than two days shy of his retirement, ending the career of an official who had risen to serve as second-in-command at the bureau.

It will be a ‘painful mistake’ if U.S. nixes JCPOA: Zarif
The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday cautioned that the U.S. against scrapping the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the official name for the nuclear agreement, warning it will “definitely be a painful mistake” for Washington if it kills the multilateral agreement.

Shamkhani: Iran will respond to U.S. nuclear deal breach
Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Saturday that Iran will respond to U.S. violations of the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Tehran calls EU’s proposed sanctions ‘big miscalculation’
Iran has rejected a recent decision by the European Union to propose new sanctions on Iran as “big miscalculation”.

Joint Commission insists on ‘effective implementation’ of nuclear deal
All countries signatory to the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive
Plan of Action, issued a statement on Friday insisting on the need for an “effective implementation” of the nuclear agreement in “good faith”.