Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 15-07-2018

Iran Daily

Rouhani: US isolated on Iran sanctions, even among allies
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday the United States is more isolated than ever over sanctions against Iran, even among its allies.

Syria terrorists surrender heavy arms in Dara’a
Terrorists in Syria’s southern city of Dara’a were surrendering their heavy weapons to government forces on Saturday, state media said, under a deal brokered by Russia.

US indicts 12 Russians for election hacking ahead of Trump-Putin summit
Twelve Russian intelligence officers have been charged with hacking Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic Party in a stunning indictment just days before President Donald Trump meets with Vladimir Putin.

Iran claims world juniors weightlifting title
Iran was crowned at the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships in Uzbekistan, collecting five medals – including two golds.

Thousands protest Trump in Scotland
Some 10,000 people marched Saturday through the Scottish capital of Edinburgh to protest US President Donald Trump, while police tried to find a paraglider who breached a no-fly zone and flew a protest banner over the golf resort where Trump was staying.

Flaws still exist in UNTOC bill
Iran’s Guardian Council spokesperson Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei said proposed bills for the country’s accession to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) still contain flaws.

Iran’s top military chief to visit Pakistan
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri at the head of a high-ranking military delegation will start a three-day visit to Pakistan today.

Rouhani calls for France cooperation in countering unilateralism
President Hassan Rouhani, in a message to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday, congratulated the country’s national day and expressed hope that the two countries witness further development of historic relations in different fields.

Report: Russia rejects Israeli call to keep Iranian advisors away from Golan
Russia reportedly rejected an Israeli demand to keep Iranian military advisors away from the occupied Golan Heights.

Tehran Times

Iran unveils anti-sanctions plan
Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, head of Budget and Planning Organization, unveiled the first section of a comprehensive plan aimed to tackle U.S.-led sanctions against Iran, ISNA reported.

Iranian bank gets green light to open branch in Mumbai
India has approved a proposal from Iran’s Bank Pasargad to open a branch in Mumbai, Indian Express reported on Saturday.

Trump wants “regime change” in Germany: Gabriel
Unlike the mutual respect and affection that relationship between former US president Barack Obama and Angela Merkel, Donald Trump’s dislike of the German chancellor has been apparent from the start of his term.

‘Groups like ISIS have got no public support in Kashmir’
Zafar Meraj is a Kashmir-based senior journalist and political commentator.

Iran holds int’l paragliding championship
The two-day paragliding accuracy landing competition brought together athletes from Turkey, Afghanistan and Iraq and 200 participants from Iran in Kuh-e Khalil in Urmia in northwest of Iran.

We will unitedly defeat sanctions
President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Iran will continue its economic relations with the rest of the world despite sanctions by the United States, assuring that the Iranian nation and government will defeat the sanctions by standing together.

Minister: Leader has ordered SNSC to study worries over satellite jamming
Leader of the Islamic Revolution has recently ordered the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) to investigate worries over health hazards of satellite jamming waves that are used to block unwanted channels, ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said in an interview with the Etemad newspaper published on Saturday.

Guardian Council rejects FATF
The Guardian Council will not confirm legislation to join the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as it is contrary to the constitution, the council’s spokesman Abbasali Kadkhodaei said on Saturday.

Turkey firm to trade with Iran by using national currency: Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that his country is determined to trade with Iran with its national currency (Turkish lira), IRNA reported on Saturday.

Iranian diplomat to meet Indian officials on Monday
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi will meet Indian External Affairs Ministry officials on Monday, The Hindu reported on Friday.

Iran’s military chief to visit Pakistan
Iran’s military chief is to visit Pakistan after the countries agreed, alongside Russia and China, to join efforts in fighting Daesh in Afghanistan.