Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 12-4-2018

Iran Daily


257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria

Algeria suffered its deadliest ever air catastrophe Wednesday when a military plane crashed near the capital, killing 257 people on board, mostly army personnel and their family members, officials said.


IMF: Trade protectionism threatens economic growth

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Wednesdays issued a stern warning to governments to avoid undermining global growth with protectionist trade policies.


Iran: Oil at $60 good, positive outlook on India gas deal

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said $60 a barrel is a good price for both oil producers and consumers and what is important is to avoid volatility in the market.


Iran FM urges trade balance with Brazil

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for bolstering economic relations between Iran and Brazil in an effort to achieve balance in bilateral trade.


Trump warns missiles ‘will be coming’ to Syria

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that “missiles will be coming” in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria, defying Russian warnings against a strike.


Qassemi: People in region will not forget Saudis’ role in creating extremism

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said that nations in the region will not forget the Saudi regime’s role in creating extremism, advising the Al Saud regime to learn from the fate of its former ally, Saddam Hussein.


President: Gov’t currency policy aimed at decreasing people’s concerns

President Hassan Rouhani described a recent currency policy adopted by the government as an important step for decreasing the concerns of the people, producers and businessmen.


UNIDO allocates low interest loan to energy efficiency projects in Iran

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has established a revolving fund for allocating a low interest loan to Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) projects in Iran.


National Day of Pakistan celebrated in Iran

The National Day of Pakistan was celebrated in a ceremony held in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Tuesday.


Russian official: Iran, P5+1 FMs may hold talks in New York

Russian Foreign Ministry’s Director of the Second Asian Department Zamir Kabulov said the foreign ministers of Iran and the six world powers are likely to hold a meeting in New York soon.

Tehran Times


Issues with India over Farzad B gas field resolved: Zanganeh

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Iran and India have resolved issues regarding Iran’s Farzad B gas field, IRNA reported.


American director Oliver Stone to attend Fajr filmfest

Oscar-winning American filmmaker Oliver Stone will be attending the 36th Fajr International Film Festival, the secretary of the festival, Reza Mirkarimi, announced in a press conference on Wednesday.


Yemeni drones target Saudi regime airport in Asir, Aramco facility in Jizan

Drones operated by Yemeni armed forces have targeted a Saudi regime airport and a facility belonging to the state-run oil giant Aramco in the regime’s southern border regions.


Child looks at comrades of his martyred father

A boy, dressed in military fatigue, is looking at grieving comrades who have gathered to honor the arrival of the body of his father who was martyred in Syria.


Zarif meets Brazilian president, calls for using national currencies in trade ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on a tour of Latin American, held talks on Tuesday with Brazilian President Michel Temer.


Chemical attack in Syria should be dealt with legally, diplomat suggests

Hossein Jaberi Ansari, the Iranian foreign minister’s special assistant for political affairs, said on Tuesday that alleged chemical attack on the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus should be dealt with legally.


Saudis, Israel turned into symbol of crime in Mideast: Tehran

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has pointed out to joint criminal acts of Saudi Arabia and Israel, stressing that the two are becoming “symbols of crime in the Middle East.”


Top officer: Army Aviation came down on Daesh similar to what it did against MKO in 1988

When Daesh (ISIL) forces approached Iran’s borders almost four years ago, the Army Aviation took action against them similar to what it had done against to Monafiqeen (Mojahedin-e Khalq operatives in the Mersad operation) in 1988, Iranian Army Aviation chief Yousof Ghorbani has said.


Saudi minister doubts that U.S. and Europe can agree on Iran deal

By staff and agencies Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that he doubts the U.S. and Europe would reach agreement to review the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.


Iran vows ‘crushing response’ to enemies’ missteps, miscalculations

The Iranian defense minister has said the country is boosting its deterrent power and is prepared to give a devastating response
to any wrong move or miscalculation by the enemies.