Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 13-11-2018

Iran Daily

EU says will continue transport cooperation with Iran
The European Union will continue its cooperation with Iran within the framework of the agreements concluded in the transport zone, a senior EU official said on Monday.

NYT: Saudis planned to kill Iranian officials, sabotage economy
Top Saudi intelligence officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman asked a small group of businessmen last year about using private companies to assassinate Iranian officials, The New York Times reported, citing three sources familiar with the matter.

UN warns against returning Rohingya
The United Nations refugee agency on Monday cautioned against returning ethnic Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar from Bangladesh at this time, urging that officials be allowed to assess whether it is safe for them to return.

Oil prices rise as OPEC+ signals output cut
Oil rose by more than one percent on Monday, set for its largest one-day increase in a month after Saudi Arabia said OPEC and its partners believed demand was softening enough to warrant an output cut of one million barrels per day.

Iran vows to protect oil tankers against US threats
Iran’s Armed Forces pledged on Monday to protect the country’s oil tankers against possible threats after the United States said the ships should not be allowed to dock anywhere because they were a “floating liability.”

World’s biggest tourism event in 2018 begins in Hamedan
Western Iranian city of Hamedan is hosting the 40th UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate Members Plenary Session which began on Monday and will end on Wednesday.

Larijani: Europeans will benefit from independent role vs. US
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said playing a more independent role in the face of US adventurism will benefit all European countries as policies adopted by US President Donald Trump have caused problems for the entire world.

IAEA report: Iran honoring nuclear deal
Iran has continued to implement the main nuclear restrictions set by its 2015 deal with major powers, a quarterly UN watchdog report showed, though several items were verified shortly before reimposed US sanctions took effect.

Zarif: Pakistan vows to help release Iranian border guards
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Pakistani officials vowed to help release the Iranian border guards abducted by terrorists near the common border in October.

Moscow determined to continue cooperation with Tehran
Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said her country is determined to strengthen cooperation with Iran following the US unilateral reimposition of sanctions on Tehran.

Tehran Times

‘EU to continue transport co-op with Iran despite sanctions’
European Commission’s deputy director-general for mobility and transport said EU is going to continue its transport cooperation with Iran despite U.S. sanctions, IRNA reported on Monday.

UNWTO chief sees Iran as a safe, peaceful destination
The visiting United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) secretary general on Monday said “We are willing to introduce Iran to the world as a safe and peaceful destination.”

Top Obama-era officials urge immediate end to U.S. involvement in Yemen war
Top Obama administration officials have drafted a letter acknowledging their responsibility for initiating U.S. involvement
in Yemen’s destructive civil war and calling for the Trump administration to halt America’s role in the conflict.

Exemption of Chabahar project from U.S. sanctions win-win for India, Iran
In a significant development that augurs well for Iran-India relations, New Delhi has managed to keep the strategic Chabahar Port project outside the ambit of U.S. sanctions against Iran that came into effect on November 5.

Paper dino in Shiraz marks Origami Day
Iranian art students from the University of Shiraz pose with a huge origami dinosaur they created at the Shahre Aftab Art Complex on November 11, 2018 to mark Origami Day.

Larijani urges Europeans to act more independently
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday that Europeans should play a more independent role which will be more beneficial to them.

European failure to save nuclear deal will destabilize Mideast, Kharrazi warns
Kamal Kharrazi, head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, warned on Monday that a failure by Europe to save the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, will destabilize the Middle East region.

NY Times: Saudis close to Bin Salman tried to kill Iranian officials
In a report published on November 11, the New York Times revealed that senior Saudi intelligence officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, tried to assassinate Iranian officials including the IRGC Quds Force commander last year.

Pakistan has vowed to act quickly to free Iranian captives: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Pakistani officials have promised to take more actions
to liberate the Iranian border guards who were recently kidnapped by terrorists at Iran-Pakistan border.

‘U.S. after controlled presence of terrorists in region’
The White House only considers its own interests in all circumstances, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian parliament speaker has said, adding that the U.S. is after a controlled presence of the terrorists in West and Central Asia.