Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 1-10-2018

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Zarif: Oil deal with Europe close despite US sanctions

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that Iran was closing in on an agreement to sell oil to European countries despite American threats of sanctions against any nations that do business with the Islamic Republic.


Johnson brands May’s Brexit plan ‘deranged’

Britain’s former foreign secretary Boris Johnson branded British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for leaving the European Union “deranged,” fueling tensions as the ruling Conservative Party gathered for its annual conference.


Switzerland ready to boost economic ties with Iran: Swiss envoy

The Swiss ambassador to Iran said on Sunday that his country is ready to bolster economic and trade cooperation with the Islamic Republic.


Indonesia quake-tsunami toll tops 800

Rescue officials feared the full scale of Indonesia’s earthquake and tsunami could climb far past the more than 800 already confirmed dead, as several large coastal towns remained cut off Sunday by damaged roads and downed communication lines.


Zarif: Netanyahu desperate to find a smokescreen

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is desperately seeking to find a pretext to create a hype about Iran’s nuclear program.


Three sentenced to death for corruption

Iran’s Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said on Sunday that special courts set up in a drive against financial crime have sentenced three people to death, IRNA reported.


Iran-Pakistan defense officials discuss cooperation

Senior military officials from Iran and Pakistan explored avenues to accelerate defense cooperation between the two neighbors and efforts to ensure security along their borders.


Syrian FM defends Iran’s presence in Syria

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem voiced support for Iran’s presence in his country and its advisory assistance at the request of Damascus.


Tehran Times


Aluminum production up 10% in 5 months yr/yr

Iran’s major aluminum producers produced 151,691 tons of aluminum during the five-month period from March 21 to August 22, which shows 10 percent growth from the figure of the same period of time in the past year, according to the data released by the Iranian Mines and
Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).


30 orbital slots in Iran’s name: ISA

Iran possesses 30 geostationary orbital slots, head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA), Morteza Barari, announced on Sunday, Mehr reported.


Idlib pullout begins but U.S.-backed militants not leaving

The first militant group has begun withdrawing its members and heavy arms from a recently-declared buffer zone in Syria’s Idlib Province, a Britain-based monitoring group says.


How did Netanyahu bring fame to Turquzabad?

After the Israeli Prime minister accused Iran of hiding nuclear material at a secret warehouse in Turquzabad, a village in the south of the capital Tehran, Iranians have taken to social media ridiculing Netanyahu’s false accusations.


Street exhibition on Sacred Defense Week

A street exhibition showcasing the military equipment was held in Baharestan square,downtown Tehran, on the occasion of the Sacred Defense Week (September 22- September 28).


General suggests close ties with the East to offset sanctions

Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military adviser to the Leader, suggested on Sunday that Iran should expand relations with the Eastern bloc in order to counter the U.S. sanctions.


Zarif says Trump succeeded to isolate U.S.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says President Donald Trump has succeeded to isolate the United States. The chief Iranian diplomat made the remarks in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday.


Netanyahu desperate to ‘find a smokescreen’: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has slammed claims by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Tehran is concealing a “secret atomic warehouse”, saying he is desperately seeking to find a pretext to hype up Iran’s nuclear program. “He’s just trying to find a  smokescreen … Nonsense,” Zarif said in an interview with the CBS, excerpts of which aired on Sunday.


Iran urges NAM to back Palestinians for self-determination

A top Iranian diplomat said on Saturday that it is impossible to find a “just solution” to the Palestinian issue without observing the rights of the Palestinian nation, urging nations member to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to back fully back Palestinians.
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