Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 12-07-2018

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China vows retaliation for $200 billion US tariff threat
China accused the United States of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in their trade dispute, threatening 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods.

US softens stance on Iranian sanctions waivers
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington would consider requests from some countries to be exempt from sanctions, which are due to go into effect in November, to prevent Iran from exporting oil.

Rohingya are victims of ethnic cleansing
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Rohingya Muslims are victims of ethnic cleansing and the world has failed them.

Trump calls Germany ‘captive’ of Russia
US President Donald Trump traded barbs with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a two-day NATO summit in Brussels on Wednesday after he accused Berlin of being “captive” to Russia and demanded it immediately step up defense spending.

Leader’s aide in Moscow, hails ‘strategic’ ties with Russia
A top adviser to Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei hailed his country’s “strategic relationship” with Russia on Wednesday during a visit to Moscow, part of a diplomatic offensive by Tehran as it braces for renewed US sanctions.

Indonesia calls for preserving Iran nuclear deal
Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla on Wednesday voiced support for the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which was reached between Iran and the major world powers.

Bus-tanker collision leaves 13 dead in western Iran
At least 13 people were killed in Iran’s western city of Sanandaj after a fuel tanker collided with a passenger bus, causing a big explosion.

Terrorist activities on the rise along Iran’s borders
Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari warned that Takfiri terrorists have recently increased their activities along the Islamic Republic’s borders with the support of certain countries.

Russia, Iran, China, Pakistan discuss Daesh threat in Afghanistan
Moscow said the heads of intelligence services of Russia, Iran, China and Pakistan have sat down in Islamabad for talks on the rising threat of Daesh in Afghanistan after the terrorist group lost its strongholds in Iraq and Syria.

Tehran Times

Velayati says his strategic mission to Moscow not affected by ‘itinerant’ Netanyahu
Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution who is in Russia for
an official visit, has shrugged off the concurrent trip to Russia by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying “nobody cares” about the Netanyahu’s “baseless and illogical remarks”.

JCPOA meeting shows U.S. is isolated: Iran
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has said that the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’s meeting in Vienna showed that the United States is isolated at the
international scene.

Saudi oppression continues: 2 young men sentenced to death without charges
In its constant targeting of the Shias in the eastern Province of Qatif, the Specialized Criminal Court in
Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, has sentenced 2 young men to death and anther one to twenty three years in prison.

Trump calls Germany ‘captive of Russia’ at NATO summit
U.S. President Donald Trump has launched an extraordinary tirade against Germany for its support for one of Europe’s most contentious energy developments, calling the country “captive of Russians.”

U.S., Saudi funding sectarian divides in Iran
News outlets in the Middle East exposed that Saudi Arabia and U.S. are secretly funding war rooms along Iran-Pakistan shard borders to heat up sectarian divides inside Iran.

Dozens killed as tanker collides with bus in western Iran
At least 11 were killed after a naphtha tanker collided with a passenger bus in the city of Sanandaj, western province of Kordestan, IRNA news agency reported.

Parliament assessing impeachment of some ministers: Aref
Mohammad Reza Aref, chairman of the pro-reform Hope faction in the parliament, said on Wednesday that the parliament is assessing the impeachment of some economic ministers, urging President Rouhani to make changes to his economic team.

Iran is ‘valuable ally’ of Russia, diplomat says
Levan Dzhagaryan, the Russian ambassador to Tehran, said on Tuesday that Iran is a “valuable ally” of Russia and that Moscow attaches great importance to Tehran in its foreign policy.

Iranian, Russian figures discuss media cooperation
Figures from Russia and Iran held their first round of talks on media cooperation in Tehran on Wednesday.

Russian, Iranian, Chinese, Pakistani heads of intelligence services discuss Daesh threat
Sergei Ivanov, the chief of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service’s press bureau, has said that heads of intelligence services of Russia, Iran, China, and Pakistan held a meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday to discuss the measures against the threat of Daesh in Afghanistan.