Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 20-05-2018

Iran Daily

Europe reassures Iran of commitment to JCPOA
The European Union’s energy chief tried to reassure Iran on Saturday that the bloc remained committed to salvaging a nuclear deal with Tehran despite US President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the accord and reimpose sanctions.

More than 100 killed in Cuba plane crash
More than 100 people were killed in a fiery crash of a Boeing 737 passenger plane in Cuba on Friday, with just three seriously injured survivors in hospital after being pulled from the wreckage, officials and state media said.

Moqtada al-Sadr’s bloc wins Iraq elections
A political bloc led by Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States, has won the country’s parliamentary elections, the electoral commission said on Saturday.

Muslim states urge int’l protection force for Palestinians
Muslim leaders called for an international force to be deployed to protect Palestinian people against Israeli crimes after more than 60 people were killed by Israeli forces in Gaza Strip.

Germans exploring ways to cooperate with Iran after US deal exit
Following US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), German companies are still willing to remain in the Iranian market and are exploring ways to continue cooperation with the Middle Eastern state.

Ten dead in Texas school shooting
Ten people, mostly students, were killed when a teenage classmate armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire in a Texas high school on Friday, the latest deadly school shooting to hit the United States.

Rouhani: Closer Iran-Turkey ties to benefit regional stability
President Hassan Rouhani, highlighting closer ties between Tehran and Ankara, said the development of cooperation between the two neighboring countries will benefit both nations and strengthen regional stability.

Iranian bureau in The Hague burglarized
The Iranian presidential office confirmed that its International Legal Affairs Department in The Hague was robbed, but rejected reports that classified documents had been also stolen in the incident.

Saudi Arabia releases Iranian fishermen after nine months
Saudi Arabia freed two Iranian fishermen detained by the kingdom’s coastguards last year, the head of the Fisheries Department of Iran’s Bushehr Province said.

Tehran Times

Rouhani sets out six-point plan to assist Palestinians
In a speech at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit in Istanbul on Friday, President Hassan
Rouhani of Iran proposed a six-point formula to help Palestinians and counter the Zionist regime of Israel and the U.S. for their joint moves and crimes against the Palestinians.

Tehran sets August 8 as deadline for Europe to counter U.S. sanctions
Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), on Saturday called on European countries to take appropriate measures to counter U.S. sanctions, saying time is needed to determine if they are determined to save the Iran nuclear agreement.

UN Human Rights Council approves int’l probe into Israeli crimes in Gaza
The United Nations’s top human rights body has voted in favor of a resolution calling for “urgently” sending an independent commission to investigate Israeli deadly attacks on peaceful Palestinian protesters.

Afghanistan: Jalalabad cricket match bomb attack kills eight
At least eight people were killed in a series of bomb explosions at a cricket match in Afghanistan’s
eastern Nangarhar Province, a provincial official said.

Ramadan, the holy month of fasting begins
Ramadan, a brief spell of abstinence, the holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims has begun in Islamic countries worldwide.

Rouhani meets Erdogan, says stronger ties will boost regional security
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Friday, saying a closer Iran-Turkey ties will help boost security and stability in West Asia.

Salehi: Iran to resume 20% enrichment if EU fails to save JCPOA
Ali Akbar Salehi, director of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, announced on Saturday that the European Union has made proposals and also taken initial steps to use euro in transactions with Iran.

EU is united to swiftly preserve nuclear deal, Mogherini says
Federica Mogherini, the European Union foreign policy chief, issued a statement on Friday saying that the 28-nation bloc is united in preserving the 2015 international nuclear deal.