Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 17-05-2018

Iran Daily

Trump miscalculated Iran’s move
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday the US president expected Tehran to leave the nuclear deal after the US withdrawal, but he miscalculated.

North Korea rejects ‘Libya-style’ deal, says may reconsider US summit
North Korea rejected a Libya-style denuclearization agreement on its nuclear program, threatening weeks of diplomatic progress by saying it may reconsider if Washington insists it unilaterally gives up its nuclear weapons.

Deadly terrorist attack on Indonesia police headquarters
Indonesian police on Wednesday shot dead four sword-wielding men who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer, the latest in a spate of terrorist attacks across the Muslim-majority country.

Lawmaker: US JCPOA exit to eventually benefit Iran
The US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed between Iran and P5+1, will help amend the structure of the Iranian economy and be, in general, in the interest of the Middle Eastern country.

Rouhani raps some Arab states’ silence over Israeli crimes
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani regretted the silence of certain Muslim, Arab countries over the latest crimes of Israel against Palestinian protesters seeking their right to repatriation.

Tehran Times

Iranians march against massacre of Palestinians
Iranians held rallies outside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran (known as Den of Spies) on Wednesday to condemn the massacre of Palestinians at the hands of Israeli forces.

EU planning to switch from dollar to euro in Iranian oil purchase: source
The European Union is planning to switch from dollars to euros when paying for the oil supplies from Iran, a diplomatic source told Sputnik.

Iran says U.S. is primary enabler of Israel’s crimes
Iran’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations issued a statement on Tuesday saying that the U.S. is the “primary enabler”of 70 years of Israeli crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories.

EU suffers lack of unity to guarantee its interests: Russian expert
Maria Khorolskaya, a research fellow at the Moscow-based Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, says lack of unity among the EU member states is a main obstacle in the way of the Union to protect its interests against the U.S. unilateralism.

Rafting competition held in Chalus River
National rafting competition was held in Chalus River in the Mazandaran province on Tuesday.

EU tells Iran it will try to protect firms from U.S. sanctions
Tehran is being given assurances that European governments will seek to protect companies
doing business in Iran from renewed U.S.sanctions, as foreign ministers prepare to meet in Brussels to salvage the nuclear deal.

Iraqi FM says U.S. nuclear deal pullout is ‘sheer stupidity’
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has said that the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. from the 2015 nuclear deal is a “sheer stupidity”.

Zarif calls meetings with Europeans ‘constructive’
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that his meetings with Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign policy chief, and the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the UK were “constructive”.

Germany’s Merkel backs Iran nuclear deal
Germany’s Angela Merkel on Wednesday defended the Iran nucleardeal following its rejection by Washington, arguing the pact is the best way to tackle concerns about Tehran’s role in Syria and its ballistic missile program.

Velayati: Renegotiating nuclear deal is an ‘illusion’
Ali Akbar Velayati, a top foreign policy adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, on Tuesday reiterated Tehran’s position that renegotiating the 2015 nuclear deal is an “illusion”.

Rouhani wants world to press U.S. as renegade
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Wednesday urged the world to put pressure on the U.S. for violating the international nuclear deal endorsed by the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.