Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 04-07-2018

Iran Daily

Rouhani: US plan to end Iranian oil exports ‘a fantasy’
President Hassan Rouhani warned that regional oil exports may be threatened if the United States tries to pressure its allies to stop buying Iranian crude oil.

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib arrested in graft probe
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Tuesday by anti-graft investigators and will be charged over his alleged role in the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund.

Thai boys may have to dive out of cave despite peril
A top Thai official said Tuesday that heavy rains forecast for the coming days could worsen floods in the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were located after an exhaustive search, and could force authorities to speed up their extraction by having them dive their way out.

Joint commission of JCPOA to be held in Vienna Friday
The first Joint commission of the nuclear agreement is scheduled to be held at ministerial level in Vienna on Friday to discuss ways of maintaining the international accord after the US withdrawal.

Iran marks 30th anniversary of US downing of passenger plane
On Tuesday, Iranians commemorated the 30th anniversary of the downing of its civilian aircraft by the US Navy guided-missile cruiser over the Persian Gulf.

Zarif: Claims against Iran diplomat, false flag ploy
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the claims about an Iranian diplomat arrested over allegations of plotting a bomb attack on a meeting of the notorious anti-Iran terrorist group, the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), in France constitute a “sinister false flag ploy.”

Iran slams UN inaction on genocides, crimes against humanity
Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo slammed the UN’s response to “tragic cases of genocide and crimes against humanity” over the past two decades, urging the international community to become vigilant to prevent the repeat of such crimes.

Tehran Times

Russia to finance €1.2b railway project in Iran
The €1.2-billion project for electrification of Garmsar–Incheboron railway in Iran was officially inaugurated on Monday, IRIB reported.

One million refugees would pour into Europe if Iran hangs back: minister
Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on Tuesday “if we close our eyes for 24 hours, one million refugees who are inside Iran will leave for Europe via our western borders.”

Saudi warplanes strike wedding convoy in northwestern Yemen, kill 11
Nearly a dozen people have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when the House of Saud regime fighter jets carried out airstrikes against a wedding convoy in Yemen’s northwestern
mountainous province of Sa’ada as Riyadh presses ahead with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its crisis-stricken southern neighbor.

Yemeni missile power surprising aggressors
The Rocketry Force of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees on Friday said that it produced new, domestically-manufactured ballistic missiles that were made by Yemeni experts.

Third-generation universities being promoted: minister
The Iranian science minister has said the country is promoting the third-generation universities, meaning entrepreneurship centers which transform science into technology and wealth.

Woodcarving workshops in rural areas of Markazi province
Some 80 woodcarving workshops are active in Samqavor, a village in Komijan county, Markazi province. Having around 2000 population, Samqavor can be regarded as the woodcarving hub of Markazi province.

JCPOA FMs to meet on Friday
The joint commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will hold a meeting in Vienna on Friday at the level of foreign ministers to discuss the European Union’s package of proposals to save the 2015 nuclear deal now that the United States have left the agreement.

Zarif: Alleged attack plot on MKO is a ‘sinister false flag ploy’
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reacted angrily to the arrest of an Iranian diplomat on suspicion of plotting a bomb attack on a meeting of Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) in Paris, calling the move “a sinister false flag ploy”.

‘U.S. downing of Iranian passenger plane in 1988 won’t be omitted from memories’
The Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Tuesday saying the Iranians will “never forget” the shooting of an Iranian passenger plane by the U.S. in 1988, saying this is a “disgrace” for the U.S.

Rouhani: Cutting Iran’s oil would mean cutting region’s oil
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Swiss counterpart, Alain Berset, held talks on issues of common interest and explored ways to strengthen Tehran-Bern relations in various fields.

Iran must enjoy nuclear deal benefits: diplomat
Kazem Gharib Abadi, Tehran’s new representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, said on Monday that Iran must enjoy benefits of the 2015 nuclear deal, formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).