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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 29-11-2018

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Top diplomats offer support for Afghanistan at UN meeting
Top diplomats from Iran, Russia, the United States and European Union united in support for Afghan president’s efforts to stabilize his war-battered nation, saying Wednesday progress has been made but more is needed, especially in areas of security, anti-corruption fight and the push to launch peace talks with the Taliban.

EU reiterates commitment to Iran nuclear deal
European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Geneva on Wednesday and reiterated the bloc’s determination to preserve the multilateral nuclear deal, an EU statement said.

Putin accuses Ukraine president of plotting naval clash to boost ratings
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko of orchestrating a naval “provocation” in the Black Sea at the weekend in order to boost his flagging popularity ratings before an election next year.

Leader:Iran not seeking war with any country
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Iran is not seeking war with any country, but the armed forces should develop their capabilities to deter any potential aggressor.

Germany urges France to turn UNSC seat into EU one
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Wednesday proposed that France give up its permanent seat on the UN Security Council and turn it into an EU seat to allow the bloc to speak with one voice on the global stage.

Rouhani: Budget bill to focus on boosting production, employment, controlling inflation
The new budget bill for next year will include principled plans for controlling the inflation rate, boosting production and employment and supporting the low-income strata, the Iranian president said.

Hanachi confirmed as Tehran mayor
Iranian Interior Minister Abdol Reza Rahmani Fazli, in a decree, confirmed Pirooz Hanachi, a graduate of Tehran University, as the new mayor of Tehran, IRNA reported.

Salehi: Iran-Japan nuclear safety cooperation to continue
The head of Iran’s nuclear agency said that despite the ongoing US sanctions and efforts to isolate his country, Japan remains willing to continue cooperating with Iran on nuclear safety.

New destroyer, submarines to join Iran’s Navy:Defense minister
Iran’s defense minister said on Wednesday two submarines and one destroyer join the country’s navy.

Tehran Times

ICCIMA hosts Iran-S. Korea business opportunities conference
The 1st Joint Conference on Iran-South Korea Business Opportunities was held at the place of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) on Tuesday, the portal of ICCIMA reported.

Iranian company produces brain cancer vaccine
Iranian scientists have managed to produce brain cancer vaccine, an expert in immunology whose company is involved
in production of the vaccine has said.

11th round of Syria talks begins in Astana
The 11th round of talks on the Syria crisis has kicked off in the Kazakh capital, with the presence of representatives from the Damascus government and opposition as well as the three guarantor states of the Astana peace process.

Afghan Shia militia commander’s arrest raises many questions
While the 17 year old war perpetuated by the Western powers on the pretext of fighting terrorism has taken its heavy toll on life in Afghanistan, the issue of ‘warlordism’ and ‘illegal militias’ has also been an integral part of conflict-centric discourse in Afghanistan.

Tabriz to host ashiqlar congress
A group performs during the closing ceremony of an ashiqlar music congress organized at the Tabriz International Conference Hall on November 27, 2018 to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (S).

Jaberi Ansari meets de Mistura ahead of Astana talks
Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior advisor to the Iranian foreign minister for political affairs, has met with the outgoing UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura.

Leader: Threat will vanish with increased deterrence
On National Navy Day on Wednesday, a group of navy commanders and officials met with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

Nuclear chief warns EU patience is running thin
Iran’s nuclear chief said on Tuesday he was warning the European Union’s top diplomat that Iranian patience was running out on the bloc’s pledges to keep up oil trade despite U.S. sanctions.

Iran, Russia move to expand security collaboration
Iran’s deputy interior minister for security affairs, Hossein Zolfaqari, met with Vasilii Piskarev, the chairman of the Russian Duma’s Committee on Security and Corruption Control, on Nov. 5.