Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 08-04-2018

Iran Daily

Russia mulls oil payments in national currencies for Turkey, Iran
Russia is considering an option of payments for oil in national currencies, in particular with Turkey and Iran, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters.

Persepolis retains league title
Persepolis was crowned Persian Gulf Pro League champion on Saturday after an away 1-0 victory at Padideh secured the title for the Reds for the second consecutive year.

Texas, Arizona announce troop deployments to Mexico border
The US states of Texas and Arizona on Friday announced plans to send National Guard troops to the southern border with Mexico after President Donald Trump ordered a thousands-strong deployment to combat drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

Russia says it will respond firmly to new US sanctions
Moscow said on Friday it would respond firmly to new US sanctions imposed against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials for what Washington called “malign activity” including alleged meddling in the 2016 US election.

Gazans bury nine Palestinians including journalist killed by Israel
Palestinian mourners in the Gaza Strip on Saturday buried their dead, including a journalist, after Israeli troops killed nine more in the Gaza Strip.

Iran investigating cyberattacks on databases
Iran is investigating Friday night cyberattacks on its navigation systems, Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said.

Iranian, Venezuelan FMs meet in Tehran
The Iranian foreign minister held talks with his Venezuelan counterpart on various issues in a meeting in Tehran on Saturday.

EU, Japan reaffirm commitment to Iran nuclear deal
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini spoke by phone with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and discussed the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the Iran nuclear deal and bilateral ties.

Commander: 483 illegal immigrants arrested in Iran’s southeastern border
Iranian border forces on Friday arrested 483 foreign nationals who tried to enter the country illegally, Commander of Saravan Border Guards in southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan Province said.

Tehran Times

No sensitive data leaked in cyberattack, Tehran says
Chief ofthe detection and prevention center at FATA (Iran’s Cyber Police) said on Saturday that no sensitive data has been leaked in a Friday cyberattack.

Palestinian journalist dies of wounds sustained in Gaza border clashes
A Palestinian journalist has died after succumbing to wounds he sustained during clashes with Israeli forces nearthe border between the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied Palestinian territories.

NAM urges collective efforts to end Israel’s occupation of Palestine
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has condemned the illegal policies of Israel, calling for collective efforts to end its occupationof Palestinian territories.

Dubber Bahram Zand dies at 69
TopIranian dubber Bahram Zand, who was most famous for hisworks on the TV series “Navarro” and
“The Water Margin”, died of cancer at a Tehran hospital on Saturday. He was 69.

Iran could resume enrichment with no monitoring or sanctions if JCPOA nixed: Stimson Center chief
Writing an article in the Foreign Policy magazine on Friday, Lincoln P. Bloomfield put forward a strategy for theU.S. government to counter what he calls Iranian threats without with drawing fromthe nuclear accord.

Iran’s missile program not related to nuclear deal: Russian diplomat
Russian Ambassador toTehran Levan Dzhagaryan has said that Iran’s missile program is not related to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Iran’s army to equip rapid reaction units with advanced gears: commander
The commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force has said the Army plansto equip its Rapid Reaction Units with state of the art gears in the current Iranianyear that started on March 21.

Merkel to visit Trump as JCPOA deadline looms
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit U.S. President Donald Trump on April 27,a senior U.S. official said on Thursday, asdifferences over a nuclear deal with Iranand trade cast a shadow over the transatlantic relationship.

British diplomat in Tehran meets Iraqi parliamentary candidates
Nicholas Hopton, the British ambassador to Tehran, has met separately with a number of Iraqis competing for the May parliamentary elections.

EU, Japan reaffirm commitment to nuclear deal
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono have reaffirmed commitment to implementationof the 2015 nuclear deal.

Sherman questions what Trump will do if he scraps nuclear deal
Wendy Sherman, the former under secretaryof state for political affairs who led the U.S. negotiating team that concluded theIran nuclear agreement, has questioned the usefulness of the Trump administration walking out of the Iran deal.