Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 24-11-2018

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Iran, Italy discuss European payment mechanism
Iran and Italy discussed the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), a payment mechanism being devised by Europe to facilitate trade with Iran in the face of US sanctions.

Turkey says Trump turning a ‘blind eye’ to Khashoggi murder
Turkey on Friday said US President Donald Trump intended to turn a “blind eye” to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder after he said it would not affect Washington’s ties with Riyadh.

Indian Oil Corp. to buy 180,000bpd of Iranian oil
India’s biggest state-owned crude oil refiner Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. aims to lift full volumes under its 2018-19 annual contract with Iran, a company official said on Thursday.

Iran: US must lift sanctions on food, medicine as per ICJ ruling
Iran said the US must lift its cruel sanctions that affect exports of humanitarian goods, including food and medicine, to Iran based on an October ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Iran rejects ‘baseless’ US chemical warfare accusations
Iran categorically dismissed US accusations that it has failed to declare “a toxic arms program” to the global chemical warfare watchdog in breach of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Five kidnapped Iranian border guards return home from Pakistan
Five of the 12 Iranian border guards kidnapped by a terror group in southeastern Iran returned home, Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) said in a statement on Thursday.

IAEA reaffirms Iran’s commitment to JCPOA despite US withdrawal
Iran is implementing its side of its nuclear deal with major powers, the UN atomic watchdog policing the pact reaffirmed on Thursday, two weeks after the latest wave of reimposed US sanctions against Tehran took effect.

Tehran Times

Tehran, Moscow discuss transport ties
Iranian Transport Minister Mohammad Eslami met with his Russian counterpart Yevgeny Dietrich on Tuesday to discuss expansion of ties, the Iranian Transport Ministry’s portal reported.

Jaberi Ansari meets de Mistura, Syrian opposition figures
Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior advisor to Iranian foreign minister for political affairs, held separate talks with the outgoing UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, and some Syrian opposition figures in Switzerland on Monday and Tuesday.

Trump under fire over backing MbS
American lawmakers have blasted U.S. President Donald Trump for siding with Saudi leaders and refusing to blame Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Virginia-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s diplomatic mission in Turkey’s Istanbul early last month.

Hunt completed the dirty Britain case with Iran’s threat to war and famine
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the UK Jeremy Hunt, who came to Iran on Monday, in an interview described the Middle East as a tinderbox and warned against a First World War-style catastrophe in the Middle East.

‘Muslims in Kashmir stand united against forces that seek to divide them’
As the world gears up to observe the Week of Unity coinciding with the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (pbuh), it
has become extremely important to follow in letter and spirit the teachings of the greatest man to have ever lived and assiduously espouse the cause of Islamic unity, peace, tolerance and brotherhood and promote intra-faith dialogue.

Saffron, red gold of Iran
Iran is the world’s top producer of saffron.

Rouhani backs Zarif over money laundering remarks
President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday defended the recent remarks made by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad
Zarif about money laundering, saying not just Iran but the entire world is suffering from money laundering.

Zarif to Trump: Perhaps Iran is also responsible for California wildfires
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday mocked U.S. President Donald Trump, saying that “perhaps
we’re also responsible for the California fires” after Trump earlier in the day attacked Iran in a statement reaffirming his support for Saudi Arabia.

Iran: U.S. will realize inefficiency of sanctions sooner or later
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday that the United States will become aware of the inefficiency of sanctions sooner or later.

‘Unity is main source of Islamic power’
Mohsen Pakaeen, a member of the strategic council of the Islamic World Peace Forum, has said that unity is a source of power in the Islamic world and the key to defeat the enemies of Islam.

Iran says terrorist blast in Kabul is aimed to fuel religious divide
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly condemned a deadly terrorist blast in the Afghan capital Kabul, saying the act was intended to inflame religious division in the country.