Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 26-05-2018

Iran Daily

Araqchi: Talks with powers to continue over saving nuclear deal
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said talks with European powers on an economic package aimed at salvaging the Iran nuclear deal will continue after a round of discussions that took place in Vienna on Friday.

US Congress: No law gives president power to launch military strike against Iran
The House unanimously passed an amendment making clear Congress’s position that no law exists which gives the president power to launch a military strike against Iran. The amendment passed the US House as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019.

Pamuk: Iran-Turkey culture, literature intermingled
It was six o’clock in the morning on a day in 2006, when he received a phone call from a member of The Swedish Academy, which makes the annual decision on who will be the Noble laureate in literature, who conveyed to him a very important news from miles away.

North Korea open to US talks ‘any time’ despite Trump axing summit
North Korea said Friday it is willing to talk to the United States “at any time” after President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a summit, prompting China to urge both sides to show restraint as a pall of uncertainty settled over the turbulent Korean peninsula once more.

US imposes new sanctions on Iran airlines
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on several Iranian and Turkish companies and a number of aircraft in a move targeting four Iranian airlines.

Rouhani sends congratulatory message to Jordan king
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message to Jordan King Abdullah II congratulated the country’s Independence Day to him and people of Jordan, stressing on importance of unity and cooperation among Muslim states.

Iran rejects Morocco’s ‘repetitious’ allegations
Iran’s Foreign Ministry categorically rejected the “repetitious” accusations that Morocco’s foreign minister has leveled against Tehran, slamming them as an attempt to appease certain third parties.

Littoral states reach agreement on Caspian Sea
A working group on the Caspian Sea legal status agreed on several draft documents in a meeting held in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Tehran Times

‘Iran to handle U.S. sanctions on its aviation sector’
Iran will properly manage the U.S.-led sanctions on its aviation sector and entities as it did during the past years, the spokesman of Iran Civil Aviation Organization told IRIB.

German, Russian, French and Chinese leaders back JCPOA
Leaders of Russia, France, Germany as well as the Chinese premier have reiterated their support for the 2015 nuclear deal as Donald Trump has exited the U.S. from the internationally backed agreement.

Fresh Saudi airstrikes leave civilians killed and injured in Yemen
At least six civilians have been killed when the Saudi regime military aircraft carried out airstrikes
against a residential area in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada as Riyadh presses ahead with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its southern neighbor.

Hezbollah’s rising power is fomenting panic among Zionists
For a long time, the threats of the Zionist regime have intensified against the resistance axis in the Mideast, especially against Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Divine Month Festival celebrates Ramadan
A music group from the northeastern Iranian region of Khorasan performs during the Divine Month Festival at Tehran’s Milad Tower on May 24, 2018.

Iran sets end of May deadline to see EU measures to save nuclear pact
Iran wants European powers to present it with measures by the end of May to compensate it for the U.S. decision to abandon the 2015 nuclear deal, a senior official said on Friday, and Tehran would decide within weeks whether to quit the accord.

Ayatollah Khamenei sets seven conditions for Europe to save Iran deal
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei set out seven conditions for European powers if they want Iran to stay in the nuclear deal after the U.S. exit.

Lip service to JCPOA not enough, Iran warns Europe
A top Iranian diplomat says paying lip service to the 2015 nuclear agreement is not enough, demanding that European countries guarantee Iran’s benefits from the otherwise abandoned Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran complying with nuclear deal: IAEA
Iran continues to comply with the terms of its nuclear deal with world powers despite the U.S. withdrawal, the UN atomic watchdog policing the accord said on Thursday.