Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 25-04-2018

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Rouhani warns of ‘severe consequences’ if US exits nuclear deal
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to remain in the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers in 2015, or face “severe consequences.”

Oil tops $75, highest since 2014 OPEC cuts
Oil rose above $75 a barrel on Tuesday to its highest since November 2014 before paring some gains, supported by OPEC-led production cuts, strong demand and the prospect of a US pullout from the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran joins Russia-led free trade zone
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved a draft interim agreement establishing free trade zone between the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and Iran.

Syrian government plans to retake north Homs from terrorists next
The Syrian government plans to recapture a terrorist-held pocket north of Homs city soon after it completes surrender deals with terror groups around the capital Damascus, a Syrian government minister said on Tuesday.

Canadian police seek motive in deadly van attack
Police in Canada’s biggest city were piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack.

Shamkhani: Iran will withdraw from NPT if its interests jeopardized
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said the Islamic Republic will withdraw from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if its interests are threatened.

Zarif: We suffer from dialogue deficit in our region
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Middle East countries suffer from a dialogue deficit.

Navy commander: IONS willing to form military alliance
Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi acknowledged that delegations attending the 6th Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in Tehran implicitly welcomed formation of a military coalition.

City council member: Discovered mummy may be that of Reza Shah
Head of the Committee of Cultural Heritage and Tourism of Tehran City Council Hassan Khalilabadi said on Monday that a mummified body has been discovered south of Tehran, adding that it may be the remains of Reza Shah.

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Honor nuclear deal or face ‘grave consequences’, Rouhani warns
If anyone seeks to betray the nuclear deal, they should know that they cannot escape its“grave consequences”, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran warned on Tuesday in an open reference toU.S. President Donald Trump who has repeatedly threatened to destroy the international agreement.

Russia approves agreement on establishing FTZ between EAEU, Iran
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved a draft interim agreement with a term of four years that provides for the formation of a free trade area between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Iran, according to a relevant decree released on the government website on Tuesday.

Iran envisages reducing premature deaths caused by NCDs
Adopting World Health Organization’s (WHO) Package of Essential Non-communicable (PEN), Iran is anticipating reduction of premature deaths caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 2025.

It is a ‘mistake’ to quit nuclear deal, British envoy says
The British ambassador to Tehran says his country is doing everything possible to prevent the collapse of the nuclear deal, stressing that the U.S. and Iran would be “making a mistake”if they pull out of the international agreement.

Who is the assassinated president of senior political council that is ruling Yemen?
The Yemeni Supreme Political Council has verified the news that Saleh Ali Al-Sammad has been assassinated.

Iranian women playing golf
The return leg of Iran Women’s Golf League featured five teams from Tehran,Ardabil, Khuzestan, Qom and Lorestan provinces.

Zarif: Renegotiating nuclear deal would damage U.S. credibility
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has told NPR that renegotiating the 2015 nuclear deal between his country and six world powers would be opening a “Pandora’s Box” that risks damaging
U.S. credibility in future international talks.

Daesh presence in Afghanistan threatens the entire region: ex-diplomat
Mohsen Pakaeen, a former head of the Foreign Ministry Department for Afghan affairs, has said that the presence of Daesh in Afghanistan poses threat against the whole countries in the region.

Quitting NPT is an option,Iran’s security chief warns
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Tuesday that pulling out of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), is an option for Iran if the U.S. scraps the 2015nuclear deal.

U.S., EU agree on conditions to keep nuclear deal: Sueddeutsche Zeitung
The United States, Germany, France and the United Kingdom have agreed on the conditions under which Washington will remain committed to the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Tehran proposes military alliance of Indian Ocean littoral states
Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Tuesday that Iran has proposed formation of a military coalition by the Indian Ocean littoral states.

Iran’s FM says the era of zero sum games is long gone
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the era of zero sum games is long gone.