Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 08-08-2018

Iran Daily

EU urges trade with Iran despite US sanctions
The European Union called on companies to increase their trade with Iran in defiance of US President Donald Trump’s sanction on the country.

Iran neither optimistic, nor pessimistic about US talks offer
Following US President Donald Trump’s move to pull out the US of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed between Iran and the P5+1 in July 2015, Iran and the remaining signatories to the deal began negotiations to find a way to preserve the deal.

US hypocrisy knows no bounds
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed the US president’s hypocrisy, saying Donald Trump seeks to create the illusion that Washington is “concerned” about the Iranian people even though he is targeting the people with sanctions.

Iran, North Korea FMs discuss ties
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong-ho on Tuesday in Tehran.

Lawmakers to impeach labor minister
Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday will impeach the Minister of Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei, said the Parliament’s Presiding Board.


Tehran Times

Japan’s energy supply must not be affected by sanctions on Iran
Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko said his country’s energy supply should not be affected by U.S. sanctions on Iran, Platts reported.

‘Iran’s diplomatic, military fronts never more united’
The Foreign Ministry spokesman says Iran’s diplomatic and military fronts are more united than they have ever been.

UN hails ‘credible’ Iraq vote recount
The United Nations hailed Iraq’s “credible” vote recount, which paves the way for a government to be formed nearly three months after polls.

National police skills competitions underway in Isfahan
The second edition of national police skills competitions kicked off on Tuesday morning at the
Shahid Beheshti training center in Isfahan.

Tensions rising between Saudi Arabia, Canada over human rights
A dispute between Saudi Arabia and Canada is escalating to new levels after Riyadh abruptly cut ties with Ottawa over its criticism of the Saudi crackdown on dissent, targeting educational exchanges with the North American state.

Iran cannot trust U.S. even if Trump embraces the JCPOA
Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Tuesday that Iran does not trust talks with the Trump administration even if the U.S. returns to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

North Korea’s chief diplomat meets Zarif
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in
Tehran on Tuesday, according to the Foreign Ministry’s website.

Russia slams U.S. sanctions against Iran, promises to save nuclear deal
Russia has said it will do “everything necessary” to save the 2015 nuclear deal and protect its shared economic interests with Tehran, according to CNBC.

Iraq says won’t follow U.S. in sanctioning Iran
Iraqi President Fuad Masum has said that his country will not accompany the U.S. in sanctions against Iran.

FM on sanctions: ‘U.S. hypocrisy knows no bounds’
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday night censured the new U.S. sanctions which target ordinary Iranians, saying “U.S. hypocrisy knows no bounds.”

EU says encouraging trade with Iran is crucial to nuclear deal
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the EU is encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran, as that country has been compliant with their nuclear-related commitments.

RAND: U.S. is isolated on Iran
Dalia Dassa Kaye, director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy at the RAND Corporation, says the re-imposition of sanctions against Iran has made the U.S. “isolated”.