Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 21-07-2018

Iran Daily

Iran trade partners seeking to keep economic ties
Iran’s trade partners are seeking to maintain economic ties with Tehran following US pullout of the 2015 nuclear deal and its plan to reimpose sanctions against the Islamic republic.

Trump threatens tariffs on all $505b of Chinese imports
US President Donald Trump said in an interview released Friday he is willing to hit all Chinese goods imported to the US with tariffs if necessary.

Zarif calls on EU to ‘confront’ US over nuclear deal pullout
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged the European Union to confront US President Donald Trump whom he accused of applying psychological pressure to scupper the 2015 nuclear deal.

Zarif: US massive arms exports destabilizing world
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced the US for its massive export of weapons to different continents, saying that its arms exports destabilize the world.

Singapore: Iran to sign friendship agreement with ASEAN
Iran will sign a cooperation treaty with Southeast Asia at an upcoming meeting of ASEAN, a Singaporean diplomat said.

Iran assisting Iraq to contain fire in Hoor al-Azim
Iran has started operations to help neighboring Iraq to extinguish a fire in the Iraqi part of Hoor al-Azim lagoon, which has been spreading over the past two weeks, an Iranian official said on Friday.

Iran rejects Israeli claim of stealing nuclear data
Iran dismissed as “laughably absurd” an Israel-fabricated scenario, in which the agents with the regime’s Mossad spy agency claim to have spirited away loads of “secret documents” on the country’s nuclear work from a site in southern Tehran.


Tehran Times

China, India say trade with Iran unfazed by U.S. sanctions
Beijing consistently opposes policies of unilateral sanctions and intends to continue its trade cooperation with Iran under its international commitments, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Thursday.

‘Iran’s scientists uncrushed by decades of sanctions’
U.S. President Donald Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear agreement (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA) in May would not affect Iran’s scientific progress, vice-dean for research in the Faculty of Medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences has said.

U.S. huge arms spending can’t even secure its citizens: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday slammed the United States for destabilizing the world by exporting arms, noting that Washington “can’t even secure its citizens” despite huge military spending.

Another racist law: Knesset declares Israel ‘nation-state of Jewish people’
Israel’s parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation-state of the Jewish
people, provoking fears it will lead to blatant discrimination against its Palestinian citizens.

Putin says nuclear deal should be preserved
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, is an important document that should be preserved.

Women’s National Classic Wrestling League kicks off
The first season of the Iran’s Women’s National Classic Wrestling League kicked off on Thursday in Tehran.

Zarif: If Europe appreciates nuclear deal it must be ‘prepared to invest for it’
In an interview with Euronews on Wednesday Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said if the European Union really appreciates the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran it must be “prepared to invest for it” now that the U.S. has quit the agreement and is seeking to reimpose sanctions on Iran.

Iran to sign friendship agreement with ASEAN, Singapore says
Iran will sign a cooperation treaty with Southeast Asia at an upcoming meeting that will also be attended by U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and North Korean officials, a Singaporean diplomat said.

Trump’s request to meet Rouhani in Sept. 2017 contradicted his remarks: report
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had said that U.S. President Donald Trump’s request to meet him during the UN conference in September last year did not match his remarks at the UN General Assembly, a Persian language newspaper reported.

U.S. sends team to Turkey to discuss Iran sanctions
Relevant authorities are working to prevent Turkey from being negatively impacted by U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Friday after a U.S. delegation held talks in Ankara on upcoming sanctions.