Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 20-10-2018

Iran Daily

Two-time Oscar-winning director Farhadi to receive Visionary Award in Stockholm
The multi-award winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi will be the recipient of the 2018 Stockholm Visionary Award at the Stockholm International Film Festival.

EU, Asia leaders underline support for Iran nuclear deal
European and Asian leaders gave their backing to the Iran nuclear deal, saying the pact is good for global security and that it’s important to respect international agreements.

Huge Iranian oil armada en route to China
An unprecedented volume of Iranian crude oil is set to arrive at China’s northeast Dalian Port this month and in early November before US sanctions on Iran take effect, according to an Iranian shipping source and data on Refinitiv Eikon.

Putin: Russia would use nuclear arms if under missile attack
President Vladimir Putin hailed new missiles in Russia’s military arsenals but emphasized Thursday that the country would only use its nuclear weapons in response to an incoming missile attack.

Turkey widens Khashoggi search, denies giving US tapes
Turkey on Friday widened the investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after his visit to the Saudi consulate, searching a forest in the city.

FATF gives Iran until February to complete reforms
The international group that monitors money laundering worldwide said on Friday Iran has until February to complete reforms that would bring it into line with global norms.

Khoshroo: US cannot cover up Israeli crimes against Palestinian children
Iran’s ambassador to the UN said the US cannot cover up the crimes Israel commits against the Palestinian children, adding Washington is also the killer of 66 Iranian kids.

Iran condemns Kandahar terrorist attack
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned a recent terrorist attack in Afghanistan, which led to the death of several senior provincial officials, including its powerful police chief ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections.

Iran calls for joint operation with Pakistan to release border guards
Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli in a letter to his Pakistani counterpart Shehryar Afridi called for immediate joint operation to secure the release of kidnapped Iranian border guards.

Tehran Times

Iran’s oil exports total 2.2m bpd in first 2 weeks of Oct.
Iranian crude oil and condensate exports averaged 2.2 million barrels per day (bpd) in the first two weeks of October, an increase of 195,618 bpd over the full month of September, Kallanish Energy reports.

Medicine tops Iran’s biotech export list
Medicine is on top of the list of exports of biotechnology products in Iran, the secretary of biotech development center (BioDC) announced, Tasnim reported on Sunday.

Saudi looking for bin Salman replacement
Having found Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s antics too costly for its already stained reputation, Saudi Arabia’s ruling family is looking to replace the young prince with his less ambitious brother, Khalid, a new report suggests.

Saudi conference boycott over Khashoggi shows political threat to economy
A Western boycott of a major business conference in Riyadh next week suggests rising political risks in Saudi Arabia could harm its ambitions to attract foreign capital and diversify its economy away from oil.

Spouses of envoys attend gastronomy, crafts festival in Tehran
A group of spouses of foreign-diplomats in Tehran participated in a gastronomy and handicrafts festival, which was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 18, 2018.

Russia cannot force Iran out of Syria: Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia cannot force Iran to end its presence in Syria and rejected U.S. and Israeli calls for Moscow to persuade Iran to pull its military forces out of Syria.

FATF gives Iran until February to complete reforms
The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force said on Friday Iran had until February to complete reforms that would bring it into line with global norms or face consequences.

Armed Syrian groups joining peace process are ‘non-terrorists’: Iran’s Jaberi Ansari
All those armed Syrian oppositionists who have joined the peace process for their country and have renounced violence
are part of the solution to the Syrian crisis and shall be discriminated from terrorist groups, Iran’s chief negotiator for Syria says.

Asian partners seek to keep nuclear deal: Mogherini
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Thursday that the EU’s Asian partners seek to keep the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

New Iran sanctions most serious mistake in U.S. foreign policy: Jack Straw
Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said on Thursday that imposition of sanctions on Iran is the most serious mistake in U.S. foreign policy.