Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 14-06-2018

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Indian May oil imports from Iran at highest level since 2016
India’s oil imports from Iran surged to about 705,000 barrels per day (bpd) in May, their highest level since October 2016, according to data from shipping and industry sources, despite the threats of fresh US sanctions.

Rouhani warns Iran will quit JCPOA if can’t benefit from it
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned world powers on Tuesday that it was impossible for Tehran to stay in the nuclear deal if it cannot benefit from the accord after the US withdrawal.

Trump says North Korea no longer nuclear threat
North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat, nor is it the “biggest and most dangerous problem” for the United States, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday on his return from a summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

2018 FIFA World Cup
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital Moscow today and will end at the same venue on July 15.

Saudi-led forces begin assault on Yemen port city of Hodeida
A Saudi-led coalition backing began an assault Wednesday on the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, the main entry for food into a country already on the brink of famine, raising warnings from aid agencies that Yemen’s humanitarian disaster could deepen.

Tehran tells Erbil its forces have right to confront epicenter of terror
Tehran protested to the Iraq’s Kurdistan Region over recent infiltration of terrorist groups based in the semi-autonomous region into the country, which decided to commit terrorist acts in Iran.

AEOI: Iran to resume enrichment at Fordo if nuclear deal falls apart
Iran will restart the process of enriching uranium at its Fordo nuclear site if the nuclear deal falls apart, the spokesperson for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced.

Tehran denounces Ottawa’s move to cease negotiations on restoring Iran ties
Iran’s Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Bahram Qassemi expressed Tehran’s dissatisfaction over the recent move by the Canadian House of Commons to “cease all negotiations or discussions” on restoring diplomatic relations with Tehran.

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Rouhani to Macron: Backing for JCPOA should lead to ‘tangible measures’
In a phone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron late on Tuesday that lasted for an hour, President Hassan Rouhani said it is not possible for Iran to remain in the 2015 nuclear agreement if it cannot enjoy the deal’s benefits.

Iran’s oil production up 6,000 bpd in May: OPEC
According to OPEC’s latest monthly report published on June 12, oil production in Iran stood at about
3.829 million barrels per day (bpd) in May, an increase of 6,000 bpd from 3.823 million bpd in April, based on secondary sources.

Yemen war: Saudi regime-led forces begin assault on Hudaydah
Forces backed by the House of Saud regime-led coalition have launched an offensive against Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hudaydah in defiance of warnings by the United Nations and international rights groups against the catastrophic repercussions of such a military action.

Israel, iron fist of U.S. interests in Middle East: John Steppling
American political analyst John Steppling says that the United States, for forty years, has subsidized, armed, and protected Israel which acts as the iron fist of U.S. interests in the Middle East.

The skill of decorating cloth in Kerman
An artisan completes a stunning piece of embroidery in her home in Kerman, southeastern Iran, June 12, 2018.

Kim-Trump summit: From fire and fury to beef short ribs, sweet and sour crispy pork, and braised codfish
After months of escalating tensions between arch foes North Korea and the United States, finally the presidents of the two countries met at the Capella Hotel in Singapore’s Sentosa Island.

Zarif in Pretoria for talks with South African officials
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited South Africa on Tuesday evening at the head of a politico-economic delegation for talks with the country’s top officials on bilateral relations and the future of the Iran nuclear deal following the U.S. withdrawal from the multilateral agreement.

Iran says will restart enrichment at Fordow if nuclear deal falls apart
Iran will begin the enrichment of uranium at its Fordow facility and will install new nuclear equipment at its Natanz plant if the 2015 nuclear agreement is nixed, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has affirmed.

Tom Donilon: Exiting Iran deal is ‘worst mistake’ since Iraq War
Tom Donilon, a former Obama national security adviser, has said that U.S. President Donald Trump’s foreign policy move in pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal as the “worst mistake” since the war in Iraq.

Mogherini: EU would guarantee nuclear deal implementation
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday that the European Union will continue supporting the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Iran calls Paris hostage taking ‘inhuman’
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned a hostage taking incident in Paris as “inhuman” and “hostile”.