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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 12-08-2018

Iran Daily

Iran’s Guardian Council passes FATF amendment
Iran’s Guardian Council approved a bill amending a law on combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) as part of standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

China: Business ties with Iran no harm to any other country
China once again defended its trade ties with Iran, saying that Beijing’s business and energy ties with Tehran do not harm the interests of any other country.

Zarif: No meeting with US officials at UNGA
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ruled out plans for a meeting with American officials on the sidelines of next month’s session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Trump’s jubilation at exerting pressure on Turkey ‘Shameful’ — Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described US President Donald Trump’s jubilation over imposing higher tariffs against Turkey as “shameful”.

Armenian premier to visit Tehran soon
The newly-appointed Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will visit Tehran in the near future, an Armenian official announced.

Tokyo underlined importance of Iran ties in its talks with US – official
Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso said Tokyo has underlined the importance of its mutual ties and oil trade with Tehran during its talks with the US.

Terrorist group disbanded in NW Iran
A terrorist team attempting to infiltrate into Iran via northwestern border was dismantled, said Islamic Revolution Guards Corps on Saturday.

Air pollution shuts down offices in Sistan-Baluchestan
All public offices in several cities in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, southeastern Iran, are shut down today due to air pollution and dust storm, said a crisis management official Abdolrahman Shahnavazi.

Iran FM heads to Kazakhstan for Caspian summit
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif flew to Kazakhstan on Saturday to take part in the Fifth Caspian Summit, where the Caspian Sea’s littoral states are to adopt a convention on its “legal status.”

Tehran Times

Iran-China trade up 10% in 6 months on year
The value of trade between Iran and China rose 10.1 percent during the first half of 2018 and stood at $17 billion, Gao Feng, the spokesman for China’s Ministry of Commerce, told IRNA on Saturday.

Kopet Dag added to UNESCO biosphere reserves
Kopet Dag in Shirvan county, northeastern North Khorasan province, has received UNESCO recognition for biosphere reserves, North Khorasan provincial chief of department of environment has said.

Zarif: Trump’s jubilation over Turkish economic hardship ‘shameful’
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday described U.S. President Donald Trump’s jubilation over economic hardship in Turkey as “shameful”.

‘Takfiri groups can’t establish strategic presence in Kashmir’
The shadowy forces of takfirism pose the biggest danger to Islam and Muslims today.

Polo competition held in Tabriz
Iran’s Polo competition was held in Tabriz, the capital of the northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan, on Friday.

Iran says against arms race in space
Kazem Gharib Abadi, Iran’s representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, announced on Saturday that Tehran is against any kind of arms race in the space.

Zarif: No Iran-U.S. meeting planned during UN summit
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday ruled out plans for a meeting with American officials on the sidelines of next month’s session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Guardian Council backs anti-money laundering move
The Guardian Council has approved measures passed by parliament on combating the financing
of terrorism, according to the council’s spokesman.

Iraq’s Hakim snubs U.S. Iran sanctions, expresses support for Tehran
Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the Iraqi National Wisdom Movement, has announced support for Iran in the face of U.S. sanctions.

No longer intl. consensus exists against Iran, says MP
Ali Najafi Khoshroudi, the spokesman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has shrugged off the renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran, contrary to the past there is
no consensus against Iran.

EU believes Iran deal is working: Mogherini aide
The EU has never wavered in its support for the JCPOA as it wholeheartedly believes that the nuclear deal is a “good agreement that is working”, says Nathalie Tocci, an aide to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.