Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 09-10-2018

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Saudi Arabia unable to replace Iranian crude
Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh dismissed as “nonsense” claims by the Saudi crown prince that his country can replace Iranian oil in the market.

MP: EU renews call for establishment of office in Iran
An Iranian lawmaker said European ambassadors to Iran have called for the opening of an EU office in Tehran.

Turkey asks to search Saudi Consulate in journalist case
Turkey has sought permission to search Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul after a prominent journalist from the kingdom went missing last week following a visit to the building, Turkish television reported on Monday.

China accuses ex-Interpol chief of bribery, other crimes
China said on Monday it was investigating former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for bribery and other violations, days after French authorities said the Chinese official had been reported missing by his wife after traveling to his home country.

Qatar Airways commits to Iran flights despite sanctions
US sanctions on Iran will not impact Qatar Airways’ flights to the Islamic Republic, the airline’s boss Akbar al-Baker said on Monday.

India will keep buying Iranian crude despite US sanctions threat: Minister
Two Indian oil companies have placed orders to import Iranian crude next month, India’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said Monday, defying a call from US President Donald Trump’s administration for countries to completely cut-off the Islamic Republic.

ICJ begins hearing over US seizure of Iran’s assets
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday started hearing a lawsuit filed by Iran against the US seizure of $1.75 billion in its national bank assets.

Speaker: Iran aims to promote trade with Eurasian countries
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said promoting trade ties with Eurasian countries is among the goals of his trip to Turkey.

Floods cost more than 2b rials of damages to Mazandaran agriculture
Storms and floods damages have cost up to 2,200 billion rials to various agricultural sections in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran, according to Azizollah Shahidifar, the head of Agriculture Jihad Organization of Mazandaran Province.

Zarif, SCO’s incoming chief meet in Tehran
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and incoming secretary general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Vladimir Norov, held a meeting in Tehran on Monday.

Iraqi president urges development of ties with Iran
Iraq’s new President Barham Saleh stressed the enhancement of relations with Iran in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi.

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Indian companies to ship in Iranian oil in November
India’s Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday that two Indian companies have placed orders to buy Iranian oil in November, Reuters reported.

Rouhani set to name four new ministers
President Hassan Rouhani is expected to introduce four new candidates to lead the ministries of industry, transport and urban development, labor, and economy to the parliament on Tuesday.

Iranian ambassador meets new Iraqi president
Iraj Masjedi, the Iranian ambassador to Baghdad, held talks on Sunday with Barham Salih, the newly elected Iraqi president.

‘India to continue with Iranian oil imports despite U.S. sanctions’
In a significant development that is likely to raise eyebrows in Washington, two major Indian oil companies have placed orders to import Iranian crude next month, in defiance of U.S. sanctions.

Iran observes Children’s Day
As the name suggests Children’s Day is a day recognized to celebrate children.

Despite plots Iran’s security is exemplary: IRGC chief
Chief of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Monday that in spite of enemies’ plots, Iran’s security is exemplary.

Tehran seeks close interaction with Eurasia: Larijani
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday that Tehran seeks to expand economic interaction with the Eurasian countries.

A weak, helpless Iran is the objective of U.S., Israel: expert
It is the objective of the United States and Israel to have a weak and helpless Iran, a political expert and former diplomat believes.

ICJ starts hearing Iran’s complaint against U.S.
The International Court of Justice on Monday started hearing Tehran’s complaint against the United States for seizing Iran’s assets.