Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 07-04-2018

Iran Daily

Farhadi’s ‘Everybody Knows’ to open and compete at Cannes
Cannes Film Festival said that Asghar Farhadi’s psychological thriller ‘Everybody Knows’ will play in competition as well as open the 71st edition of the event.

Palestinian killed as new clashes erupt along Gaza fence
A Palestinian was killed by Israeli gunfire on Friday as thousands protested and clashes erupted along the Gaza fence a week after a similar demonstration led to the bloodiest day since a 2014 war.

China says will fight back ‘at any cost’ against US trade tariffs
China warned on Friday it would fight back “at any cost” with fresh trade measures if the United States continues on its path of protectionism, hours after US President Donald Trump threatened to slap an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods.

Iran, Nakhchivan hail developing ties
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday praised reciprocal ties between Iran and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, saying bilateral relations are developing.

Ex-South Korean president jailed for 24 years
Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted of an array of corruption charges and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster.

Iran warns of ‘special surprise’ if nuclear deal ditched
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi warned of a “special surprise” if the Trump administration goes ahead with its threat to scuttle the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Envoy urges settlement of UK spy poisoning case via CWC
Iran’s envoy to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) proposed that procedures of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) be used to settle a row between Russia and the UK over the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal.

Minister calls for enhanced military ties with Pakistan, Serbia
Iran’s defense minister underlined the need for expansion of defense and military cooperation with Islamabad and Belgrade during the separate talks with his Pakistani and Serbian counterparts in Russia.

Tehran Times

Iran will cause a surprise if U.S. scraps nuclear deal: Salehi
Ali Akbar Salehi, director ofthe Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, warned on Thursday that Iran will give asurprise if the U.S. scraps the 2015 nuclear deal and the European countries and other major powers do not resist it.

New Delhi set to present $3-4b development plan for Iranian gas filed
Indiais going to present a$3-4 billion plan for developing Farzad B gas field to Iran next week after Tehran reduced the scope of the project, Reuters reported on Friday quoting two sources familiar with the matter.

Bin Salman’s ambition becoming ‘incurable disease’: Iran
TheIranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi saidon Friday that the ambition of Saudi CrownPrince Mohammad Bin Salman has no limitations and is becoming a “chronic, incurable disease”.

Cormorants saved from certain death
Some 20 cormorants which were stranded in a wetland 30 kilometers from Tabas, eastern South Khorasan province, weresaved by rangers on Thursday.

Saddam, Bush fell into ‘illusion of power’ trap, hope ‘MbS’ will escape: defense minister
Saudi Arabia’s young leader has like many leaders before him fallen into the trap ofthe illusion of power, the Iranian defense minister told RT.

NAM should resolutely pursue disarmament priorities, says Zarif
The Non-Aligned Movement should resolutely pursue its disarmament priorities through existing mechanisms, including the UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarifsaid on Thursday.

Moscow, Beijing oppose revision of JCPOA: Lavrov
Moscow and Beijing oppose attempts to revise the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – the official name for the nuclear deal – as it may undermine long-standing global efforts in this area, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks in Moscow with his Chinese counterpart WangYi on Thursday.

Iran has been victim of chemical weapons and global silence, envoy says
Alireza Jahangiri, Iran’s representative at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, has said that Iranhas not only been the main victim of chemical weapons, butalso a victim of global silence.

Zarif says relations with Nakhchivan growing
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that Iran’s relationswith Azerbaijan and the Nakhchivan autonomous republic are growing.