Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 01-09-2018

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IAEA: Iran complying with nuclear obligations
Iran continues to stick to the terms of its nuclear deal with world powers even after the withdrawal of the United States, the United Nations’ atomic watchdog said Thursday in a confidential report.

Zarif, Pakistan PM urge boost in ties
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan called for enhancing bilateral relations as they met in Islamabad on Friday.

Turkey rushes to buy advanced Russia air defense system
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Turkey will buy some of Russia’s highly-sophisticated air defense systems “in the shortest time” – a purchase that has alarmed Ankara’s NATO partners.

Iran: West left no trust for Iran to negotiate non-nuclear issues
Iran rejected the French foreign minister’s call for talks on Tehran’s missile program and regional policies, saying the West has left no trust for Iran to sit for talks on non-nuclear issues.

Official: Iran interested in attracting Thai investors in tourism field
Iran is interested in attracting Thai investors in field of tourism in the country, a deputy head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) said at a meeting with officials of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in Bangkok.

Turkey says working with Iran, Russia to avoid Idlib ‘disaster’
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is working with Iran and Russia as the Syrian Army is preparing for a decisive battle to drive terrorists out of the northern Idlib Province.

Iran reacts to Netanyahu’s ‘shameless’ threat of ‘nuclear annihilation’
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif fired back at “warmonger” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for threatening Iran with “atomic annihilation” right from the regime’s secretive atomic weapons facility.

Araqchi: US misled ICJ in Iran case
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said on Friday that the US side in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) tried to divert attention from the main issue by giving irrelevant justifications.

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Iran climbs 32 places in World Bank’s LPI global ranking
Iran’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) has jumped 32 places in 2018 to 64th compared to 96th in 2016, according to the World Bank’s “International LPI Global Ranking 2018” report.

Imran Khan says uses any opportunity to cement ties with Iran
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks on Friday with new Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, conveying the greetings and best wishes of the Iranian people and leadership to him.

Syrian troops will ‘go all the way’ in militant-held Idlib: FM
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem says the country’s government troops will “go all the way” in the militant-held northwestern province of Idlib, stressing that Damascus’s main targets are members of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front.

Chemical operations staging: U.S. repeat scenario at Idlib war
U.S. President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton fired suspicious warnings at Damascus Wednesday,
saying that the U.S. would respond “very strongly” if the Syrian government uses chemical weapons in an offensive to retake the Idlib province.

Iran remains compliant with 2015 nuclear deal, IAEA reports
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again reaffirmed Iran’s full compliance with its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal in the second such report after the U.S. stopped fulfilling its side of the bargain and left the multilateral agreement in violation of international law.

Marking 40th year since Imam Musa Sadr disappeared
Friday marked the 40th anniversary of the disappearance of Imam Musa Sadr – an Iranian-Lebanese Shia scholar – while on a tour of Libya in the summer of 1978.

Iran will remain stable, powerful, and responsible regional actor: FM
Iran’s chief diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday took to his official Twitter account to respond to earlier remarks by
President Donald Trump who claimed that the government in Iran may collapse because of his administration’s policies.

Zarif to nuclear deal parties: Avoid making ‘extraneous demands’
In follow-up to the newest IAEA report about Iran’s adherence to the 2015 nuclear agreement, Iran’s chief diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that the nuclear deal signatories must abide by their commitment instead of making “extraneous demands”.

New air defense missile system to be unveiled
Iran will introduce a domestically-manufactured long-range air defense missile system by the end of the current Iranian
calendar year (March 2019), Commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base announced on Friday.

Iran to abandon JCPOA if its interests not safeguarded: Leader
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Iran will abandon the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, if it does not safeguard the country’s interests.

Tehran reiterates its missile program is non-negotiable
The Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Friday reiterating Tehran’s long held policy that Iran’s missile program is “domestic”, “legitimate”, “defensive” and “non-negotiable”.