Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 03-12-2018

Iran Daily

Macron leads crisis meeting after protests
French President Emmanuel Macron led a crisis meeting on Sunday after anti-government protests in Paris that left 263 people injured and widespread destruction around the capital.

Iran rejects US claim, says missile program defensive
Iran rejected US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claim against its missile capabilities, saying the program is defensive and does not violate the international agreement on its nuclear program.

No obstacles to Madrid-Tehran cooperation
Spanish Ambassador to Iran Eduardo Lopez Busquets on Sunday hailed relations between Madrid and Tehran as “highly positive”, saying the two countries can work together in various sectors.

Nations urged to tackle ‘urgent threats’ at UN climate talks
With the direst warnings yet of impending environmental disaster still ringing in their ears, representatives from nearly 200 nations gathered Sunday in Poland to firm up their plan to prevent catastrophic climate change.

Official:Major European bank keen on resuming Iran cooperation
Iran’s Bank Saman’s CEO Seyyed Ahmad Taheri Behbahani said Sunday that the country has held several sessions with a major European bank during which the bank has voiced its readiness to resume cooperation with Iran in the face of US sanctions.

FM criticizes US complicity in war crimes
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message slammed the US complicity in war against Syria and Yemen.

Iran to host inter-parliamentary conference on terrorism
Iran is to host a second inter-parliamentary conference on terrorism, in which top parliamentarians from the country, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Russia, and China are scheduled to participate.

Zarif: Money laundering exists in Iran like anywhere else
Iranian minister of foreign affairs said as is the case in other parts of the world, money-laundering activities are conducted in Iran.

Official: Compensation for Iran’s sunken oil tanker paid
A senior official at Iran Insurers Syndicate said all parties involved in the liability insurance of the Iranian oil tanker “Sanchi” that sank in the East China Sea in January have made their compensation payments.

Tehran Times

Tehran set to host anti-terror conference
Tehran is set to host a conference of six regional countries on ways to combat the threat of terrorism and coordinate counterterrorism efforts.

Iranian teams scoop up awards at Intl. Conference on Social Robotics
Iranian researchers won prizes at the 10th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2018), which was held from November 28 to 30 in Qingdao, China.

U.S.-led coalition strikes kill 206 in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr
A so-called monitoring group says more than two hundred civilians lost their lives as the United States-led coalition purportedly fighting the Islamic State in Iraq andf the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) Takfiri terrorist group carried out airstrikes on Syria’s troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr in November.

Syria’s important message to the Zionists: The end of hit and run era
The Israeli military once again attacked the Syrian territory on 30 November, 2018.

Macron mulls state of emergency after worst unrest in decades
French President Emmanuel Macron rushed to the Arc de Triomphe on Sunday after one of France’s most revered monuments was vandalized by rioters, with the government considering a state of emergency after the worst bout of unrest for years.

Satirist Abolfazl Zarui, known as modern Zakani, dies at 49
Abolfazl Zarui Nasrabad, an Iranian satirist who became known as the modern Obayd Zakani due to the close similarity of his satires to those created by the renowned 14th-century poet, has passed away.

Coalition Party warns joining Paris Agreement could be problematic
The secretary general of the Islamic Coalition Party has called on the government to weigh up the obligations of the Paris Agreement against Iran’s national interests and act transparently in order to avoid similar challenges faced in the past over cooperation with the Financial Action Task Force.

Mark Fitzpatrick: Iran missile test not a ‘violation’ of UNSCR 2231
Mark Fitzpatrick, the executive director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) says despite Washington’s claims, Iran’s missile testing activities do not violate UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

Tehran responds to Pompeo: UN has not banned Iran’s missile program or tests
Iranian Foreign Ministry on Sunday rejected U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent claim that Tehran’s missile tests violate UN Security Council resolution 2231, saying the country’s missile program is just for defense.

Navy chief says work on new destroyer is underway
Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi announced late on Saturday that Iran is designing a new naval destroyer, called Dena.

Larijani says Majlis, administration have consensus over national security issues
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Saturday that the parliament and the administration have consensus over national security issues.

Hatami: Iran’s defense power bears message of peace

Defense Minister Amir Hatami has said that Iran’s defense power “bears message of peace and friendship” and is in line with protecting security.