Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 02-12-2018

Iran Daily

Putin urges to do all possible to keep JCPOA
Keeping the Iran nuclear deal in force will help prevent a new wave of tension around the Iranian nuclear program and it is necessary to do everything possible for that, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

Violent clashes in Paris as anti-Macron protesters return
Groups of masked protesters battled police through clouds of tear gas near Paris’ Champs Elysees Saturday as thousands took part in a third weekend of “yellow vest” demonstrations, which have morphed from anger over fuel taxes into a broader anti-government movement.

Iran launches stealth destroyer in Persian Gulf
Iran’s Navy on Saturday launched a domestically made destroyer, which has radar-evading stealth properties, in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas.

Yemen on brink of ‘major catastrophe’: UN aid chief
UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned Saturday that Yemen was “on the brink of a major catastrophe”, as the world body pushes for peace talks in the impoverished and war-wracked country.

Iran, South Korea finalize deal to trade oil for goods
Iran has finalized a deal with South Korea to trade oil for goods as part of a larger strategy to bypass US sanctions reimposed on the country, an official said on Saturday.

Armenia’s acting PM: No obstacle to Yerevan-Tehran ties
Relations between Armenia and Iran have always been at a high level, and it is necessary to do everything for these relations to remain so, Armenia’s Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said.

Envoy to UN: Saudi Arabia plotting sabotage activities in Iran
In a letter to the UN Security Council, Iran’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Es’haq Al-e Habib said the Saudis are plotting to wage sabotage activities in Iran, urging the international community to stop them.

Minister rejects US allegation of Iran arms support for Yemen
Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami dismissed Washington’s allegation that Iran is supplying arms to Yemen, saying Tehran only provides spiritual support for the country.

Tehran Times

10 new stem cell products unveiled
Ten new stem cell products were unveiled during the closing ceremony of the 3rd National Festival and the International
Congress on Stem cells and Regenerative Medicine (November 28 to December 1) in Tehran.

Iran urges UN to condemn Pompeo’s ‘irresponsible’ remarks
Iran’s mission to the United Nations has urged the UN Security Council to condemn the recent “irresponsible” and “provocative” remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who openly threatened to “starve” the Iranian people, Tasnim reported on Saturday.

BRICS slam protectionism as ChinaU.S. spat overshadows G20 talks
Chinese President Xi Jinping and the leaders of major developing economies condemned protectionism at a G20 summit in overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to escalate tariffs on China.

At Geneva summit, Afghan government presents ‘roadmap for peace and prosperity’
The much-awaited two-day Geneva conference on Afghanistan, co-hosted by the Afghan government and United Nations, was held this week, attended by delegations from 61 countries and 35 international organizations.

Iran launches radar evading destroyer
On Saturday, the Iranian Navy was delivered a radar-evading destroyer called Sahand.

Politicizing OPCW could lead to its collapse, Iran warns
An Iranian Foreign Ministry official on Friday warned that politicization of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical
Weapons could lead to its collapse.

There is evidence of Saudis subversive plans against Iran: diplomat
Es’haq Al-e- Habib, the Iranian deputy ambassador to the UN, has said that there is evidence about the subversive plans
of the Saudi kingdom against the Iranian security and economy.

Ambassador says Tehran, Seoul to expand ties
In an interview with IRNA published on Saturday, South Korea’s ambassador to Iran Yu Jang Hian said that South Korean
companies will continue their partnership with Iranian sides, and that economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries will expand.

We only express spiritual support to Yemenis: defense chief
On Saturday, Defense Minister Amir Hatami reiterated Tehran’s long held policy that Iran’s support for the Yemenis is purely “spiritual”.