Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 28-05-2018

Iran Daily

Europeans, Asians keen on Iran market despite US sanctions
Many foreign companies and financial institutions, especially the European ones, have said they prefer to continue business in Iran despite threat of penalties by the US which recently withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.

Qatar bans products from blockading countries
Qatar said it was banning products originating from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain, almost a year after those states imposed an embargo on Doha.

FM Zarif: Trump’s new strategies will further isolate US
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the new strategies declared by the US secretary of state will lead to Washington’s greater isolation in the international community.

South Korea: Kim commits to summit with Trump, denuclearization
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un committed in their surprise meeting to sitting down with US President Donald Trump and to a “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

Iran’s foreign minister due in India for talks on bilateral ties
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday the country’s top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif plans to meet Indian officials on bilateral and regional issues during a trip to the South Asian country today.

Top official: Iran to continue role in Syria, missile program
Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said Iran’s presence in Syria, its regional policies and missile program will continue and are non-negotiable.

Tehran Times

Zarif: Iran to stay in nuclear deal if Europe gives ‘necessary guarantees’
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that Iran will stay in the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, if Europeans give the “necessary guarantees” to protect Iran’s economic interests.

European Commission committed to continue Iran-EU co-op
The European Commission is committed to continuing the sectorial cooperation between the EU and Iran, be it on environment, climate action or on energy, the EC said in a statement.

Lawmakers sign double-urgency bill to urge Rouhani government to receive assurances from EU
A least 50 Iranian lawmakers signed a motion to pass into law the conditions set for the European Union (EU) to ensure that Iran’s merits will be met under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Nasser Malakmotiei’s funeral held at Iranian House of Cinema
A fan holds a picture of legendary actor Nasser Malakmotiei during his funeral procession down Vesal Shirazi Street in Tehran on May 27, 2018.

U.S. impeding sale of Iran’s heavy water
Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, has said that the U.S. is impeding purchase of Iran’s heavy water, however, there are certain customers who do not pay attention to the U.S.

Positive steps taken to preserve nuclear deal: Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that positive steps have been taken to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, after the U.S. withdrawal.

Iran threatens to exit nuclear deal if talks become a ‘waste of time’
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi warned on Sunday that Iran would naturally leave nuclear deal negotiations with the Europeans if it deems them “unnecessarily protracted” or a “waste of time”.

Turkish envoy lauds Iran’s stance after U.S. JCPOA withdrawal
After U.S. President Donald Trump declared his country’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran adopted “constructive and moderate” stances, the Turkish ambassador to Tehran said.