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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 21-05-2018

Iran Daily

FAO representative: Iran amazing in beekeeping
Iran has always had an amazing performance in apiculture, said an official of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Venezuela’s Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes
Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, voted Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition but expected to hand President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate.

Zarif: Europe’s support for nuclear deal not enough
The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the 2015 international nuclear pact following the withdrawal of the United States, Iran’s foreign minister told the EU’s energy chief on Sunday.

US, China agree to abandon trade war
Washington and Beijing have agreed to abandon any trade war and back off from imposing tariffs on each other, Chinese state media Xinhua reported Sunday.

Rouhani: US attempts to isolate Iran have backfired
President Hassan Rouhani said the United States has failed in his attempts to isolate Iran after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal earlier this month.

Sadr meets Abadi, hinting at coalition
Powerful Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday, less than 24 hours after the his bloc was declared winner of Iraq’s parliamentary election, the clearest sign yet they could work together to form a coalition.

DIHK head calls for EU to take tough line in trade dispute with US
Head of Germany’s DIHK Chambers of Commerce Eric Schweitzer called for the EU to take a tough line in the trade dispute with the United States, saying while it was important to remain in dialogue over difficult conflicts, “we’re moving in the wrong direction if we automatically react to new unreasonable demands with concessions.”

Iran captures over 2.7 tons of narcotics in southeastern province
Iran’s anti-narcotics police forces managed to seize more than 2,700 kilograms of various kinds of illicit drugs during two operations in the southeastern province of Sistan-Balouchestan, a provincial police commander announced.

Intelligence minister: No dual citizen in Iran administration
There is no dual citizen on the staff of the Iranian administration, a lawmaker quoted the intelligence minister as saying, as a group of parliamentarians has prepared an extensive report on the Iranian officials that hold dual citizenship.

EU making contradictory statements on JCPOA
A senior Iranian official has questioned EU officials’ contradictory remarks on the 2015 nuclear agreement after US withdrawal, saying a “duplicitous” side could not be trusted.

Tehran Times

Iranian diplomat laments insecurity in Afghanistan
Iran’s ambassador to Kabul on Saturday expressed regret over rising insecurity in neighboring Afghanistan, saying insecurity in the country is contrary to Iran’s interests.

EU sources deny report of proposed new nuclear deal with financial aid for Iran
Three European Union sources have denied that diplomats meeting in Vienna on Friday to salvage the imperiled Iranian nuclear deal after Washington withdrew will discuss offering Iran financial aid in
exchange for concessions.

Trump Jr. met Persian Gulf princes’ emissary in 2016 who offered campaign help
Donald Trump Jr., the United States president Donald Trump’s eldest son, met in August 2016 with an envoy representing the crown princes of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the House of Saud regime.

A case which IAEA doesn’t intend to disclose
Recently, amid international disputes over the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the nuclear deal with Iran, we witnessed the announcement of a sudden resignation of the IAEA’s Head of the Inspection and Supervision Department.

Afshani sworn in as Tehran mayor
Mohammad Ali Afshani was sworn in as Tehran mayor at the city council on Sunday.

Zarif briefs parliament on talks with Europe
Behrouz Nemati, spokesman for the parliament’s presiding board, said on Sunday that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his deputy Abbas Araqchi briefed parliament on their talks with the Europeans on the fate of the 2015 nuclear deal now that the United States has withdrawn from the multilateral agreement and is seeking to reimpose sanctions on Iran.

EU’s support for nuclear deal not enough: Zarif
The European Union (EU) is not doing enough to secure the benefits for Iran from the 2015 nuclear deal following the withdrawal of the United States, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday.

JCPOA joint commission to convene on Friday to assess U.S. nuclear deal exit
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday that a meeting of the joint commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will take place in Vienna on Friday to discuss
the U.S. exit from the multilateral nuclear agreement.

EU making contradictory statements on JCPOA: Velayati
A senior Iranian official has questioned EU officials’ contradictory remarks on the 2015 nuclear agreement after U.S. withdrawal, saying a “duplicitous” side could not be trusted.