Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 18-10-2018

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Iran: US efforts to cut oil exports to zero ‘political bluff’
Statements by the United States that it would reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero are a “political bluff”, the head of state-run National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) said on Wednesday.

Teenager kills 17 in Crimea college shooting
At least 17 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian law enforcement officials said.

Turkish media: Saudi journalist killed and tortured inside Saudi Consulate
New reports on Wednesday claimed that a Saudi journalist who disappeared in Turkey was killed and tortured inside the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul.

Leader: Portraying false image of Iran top on enemy’s agenda
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei underlined that portraying a false image of Iran is top on the enemy’s agenda.

Iran: US sanctions clear insult to legal, int’l mechanisms
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi criticized a recent US move to impose new sanctions on several Iranian banks and other companies, describing it as a clear insult to legal and international mechanisms.

UN Syria envoy to step down next month
The United Nations envoy for Syria announced on Wednesday he will step down at the end of November after more than four years in the key post, setting back UN efforts to end the seven-year war in Syria

Iran purifies wastewater using nanotechnology
A graywater purification device, which is made based on nanostructured ceramic membranes, has recently been unveiled at a nanotechnology exhibition in Tehran.

President lauds Iran’s progress in defense sector
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised the country’s recent achievements in producing a wide range of state-of-the-art military gears as well as its progress in the defense sector.

IRGC vows crushing response to kidnappers of border guards
The commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps vowed a “hard and crushing response” to abductors of Iranian border guards who were kidnapped in southeastern Iran.


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Guardian Council studying CFT at presence of Zarif, Jahangiri, Hemati
The Guardian Council has held a meeting regarding the CFT, a legislation to combat financing of terrorism with three figures defending the ratification, council’s spokesman Abbasali Kadkhodaei said on Wednesda.

U.S. ‘zero Iranian oil’ plan a political bluff: NIOC head
Head of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) called the U.S.’s efforts for reducing Iranian oil exports to zero a “political bluff” saying, Trump had been trying to reduce Iran’s oil exports for months.

Israel rains down bombs on Gaza again
Israeli warplanes have carried out fresh aerial assaults on Gaza in yet another act of aggression against the blockaded coastal enclave, killing a Palestinian youth.

‘India may be willing to decide in a more strategic manner on oil purchases from Iran’
Iran and India have shared age-old historical, commercial and cultural ties.

1st national conference on importance of family opens in Tehran
The first national conference on importance of family kicked off in Tehran on Wednesday with representatives of 700 non-governmental groups in Attendance.

nemy portraying false image of Iran: Leader
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution said on Wednesday that the enemy is representing a “false, negative, and disappointing” image of Iran.

Sanctions can be turned into opportunity: diplomat
Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei said on Wednesday that although sanctions have big negative effects, countries under sanctions can turn them into opportunities, IRNA reported.

Zarif urges Pakistan to help immediately release Iranian abductees
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif telephoned his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday
to follow up on conditions of Iranian border guards who were abducted and transferred to Pakistan by terrorists late on Monday.

Mastermind of Ahvaz terror attack killed
Iraq’s Badr Organization chief Hadi Al-Ameri says that a militant who orchestrated the terrorist attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on September 22 has been killed in Iraq’s Diyala province, Fars reported on Tuesday.

‘Victory in The Hague shows power of Iran’s diplomacy’
Mohammad Ali Hosseini, a former Foreign Ministry spokesman, said on Wednesday that Iran’s victory in The Haguebased
International Court of Justice showed the power of Iran’s diplomacy.

UN human rights mechanisms are based on double standards, Iran says
The UN mechanisms on human rights are politicized and based on double standards, Iran’s representative to the Third
Committee of the UN said on Tuesday.