Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 09-08-2018

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China, Germany defend business with Iran in face of US threats
China and Germany defended their business ties with Iran on Wednesday in the face of US President Donald Trump’s warning that any company trading with the Islamic Republic would be barred from the United States.

North Korea raps US restoration of sanctions on Iran
North Korea’s foreign minister on Wednesday criticized the US decision to snap back sanctions on Iran following its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

Pakistan’s opposition parties protest alleged vote fraud
Pakistan’s opposition parties held a rally in the capital calling for the head of the elections oversight body to step down following allegations of fraud and irregularities in last month’s elections.

Iran’s Vaezi: Media’s role crucial in promotion of transparency
The media are promoting greater transparency regarding the performance of the government, which has been among the strategic approaches of the government, said the president’s chief of staff.

UN urges Myanmar to pave way for Rohingya returns
United Nations aid agencies called on Myanmar on Wednesday to improve conditions in Rakhine state for the safe return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh and provide a clear pathway to citizenship for those eligible.

Zarif: World not interested in abiding by US anti-Iran sanctions
The Iranian foreign minister said that the world is not interested in abiding by the US sanctions against Iran, adding that important countries are trying to stand against the sanctions.

President to attend Caspian Sea Summit in Kazakhstan
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani plans to visit Kazakhstan on Saturday to participate in the Caspian Sea Summit.

Over 200 sickened by dust storm in southeastern Iran
Since August 6, 243 people have referred to hospitals in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, southeastern Iran, due to respiratory disorders caused by dust storms, a crisis management official said.

Iran labor minister fails to secure vote of confidence
Iranian lawmakers voted Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Minister Ali Rabiei out of the government on Wednesday.

Abadi: Iraq opposes US sanctions on Iran but will abide by them
Iraq does not agree with US sanctions against Iran but will abide by them to protect its own interests, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday.

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We will fight for JCPOA, German FM says
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said that his country along with other European powers will fight for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, to keep it alive, even without the U.S.

‘Iran among top host countries for refugee students’
Over the past 4 decades Iran has been faced with crowds of refugees due to the wars and conflicts in the region and currently Iran is among the countries with the highest refugee population and refugee students, deputy for international affairs department of the Ministry of Education said.

Iraq’s Hakim urges support for Iran in face of U.S. sanctions
Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the Iraqi National Wisdom Movement, reacted on Wednesday to U.S. sanctions move on the Islamic Republic, calling for allout efforts to help Iran in the face of U.S. pressure, Tasnim reported.

Perils could actually herald positive change
Sometimes, more often than not, I write against the U.S. as it was and as it has been since.

‘Saudi-led coalition has failed to achieve any progress in war against Houthis in Yemen’
The Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen has triggered world’s worst humanitarian crisis with thousands of deaths over the past three years and more than 22 million people in need of assistance.

Volunteer health practitioners dispatched to SistanBaluchestan
Volunteer health practitioners, including eight doctors, from the Red Crescent Society of the northern province of Golestan, have been dispatched to the underprivileged Nimrouz county in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.

‘International relations is not a beauty pageant’, Iranian FM tells Trump
In a tweet on Tuesday addressed to Donald Trump, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the world is “sick and tired of U.S. unilateralism”.

Rouhani to attend Caspian Sea summit in Kazakhstan
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to visit Kazakhstan on Saturday to attend the summit meeting of the Caspian Sea littoral states.

Israeli minister says Iran should disappear
Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan said on Tuesday that it would be better if Iran would disappear entirely from this world.

North Korean FM Ri briefs Rouhani of Kim-Trump meeting
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Wednesday that the U.S. is an “unreliable” country and cannot be trusted.

Trump indifferent to Iranians, international commitments: Zarif
By pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. President Donald Trump showed that he is “indifferent” both toward the Iranian people and his country’s international commitments, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday.