Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 6-12-2018

Iran Daily

Iran won’t discuss its OPEC quota while under sanctions
Iran will not discuss its OPEC quota as long as it is under sanctions, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Wednesday.

Iran won’t bow to US under sanctions
President Hassan Rouhani decried the US for imposing sanctions on Iran, adding that the Iranian people will weather the hardships without bowing to pressures.

Iranian MPs pass amendment to CFT bill
Iranian lawmakers have approved an amendment to a bill on Iran’s accession to the Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) convention, which was earlier rejected by the Guardian Council.

Turkey seeks arrest of two allies of Saudi crown prince
A Turkish prosecutor has demanded that arrest warrants be issued against two Saudi nationals close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Turkish source close to the investigation said Wednesday.

Putin: If US builds missiles, so will Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the United States that if it walks out of a key arms treaty and starts developing the type of missiles banned by it, Russia will do the same.

Zarif: Arms suppliers to ME cannot ask Iran to abandon defensive weapon
Iran’s foreign minister said countries that are speaking about Iran’s defensive power are those that send billions of dollars of arms to the Middle East, which has led to insecurity in the region.

VP: Iran ready to ease Japanese concerns for continuing business
Iran stands ready to address the concerns of Japanese companies willing to continue business with the country, even as the United States presses its allies to get tough on Iran and to stop importing its oil, a top government official said.

UK ambassador to Tehran supports Yemen peace talks in Stockholm
Britain’s Ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire voiced support for the upcoming round of UN-initiated talks in Sweden aimed at ending the war on Yemen, stressing that there is no military solution to the conflict in the Arab country.

Iranian, Italian MPs vow to bolster educational cooperation
Iranian and Italian parliamentarians held a meeting in the European country’s capital on Wednesday and vowed to broaden educational and academic cooperation between the two countries.

Trade official:India to pay Iran entirely in rupees
The history of trade transactions between Iran and India date back to a long time ago. The two countries’ trade links are not easily breakable. Proof of this is the US failure in forcing India into ceasing its oil imports from Iran by imposing unilateral sanctions on Tehran.

Tehran Times

Anti-Iran consensus fails at UN

Attempts to bring the United Nations Security Council into a consensus against Iran’s missile tests failed to achieve the desired conclusion sought by the U.S., France and Britain.

Iran to carry out cloud seeding project by drones in weeks
A cloud seeding project will be carried out within the next few weeks in some provinces of the country using planes and drones in cooperation with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC AF), Farid Golkar, head of Iran’s National Cloud Seeding Research Center has announced.

US senators: ‘Zero chance’ MBS not involved in Khashoggi killing
After a closed-door briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel, some top U.S. senators have said there is “zero chance” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) wasn’t involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Hypocrisy of U.S. and its Mid-East allies
In return, Trump eased the diplomatic pressure on the Saudi regime and the young crown prince got away with the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Swimmer with Down’s syndrome breaks record
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), Shaho Mohammadi broke the record in disability swimming.

Zarif says 2231 resolution doesn’t limit Iran’s missile program
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, do not restrict Iran’s missile program.

Iran’s parliament reforms CFT
Iran’s parliament on Wednesday made changes to the CFT, a legislation to combat financing of terrorism.

Tehran says has no plan to have missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has rejected the “groundless” concerns raised by certain Western countries about Iran’s missile program, saying the country has no plan to have missiles that are capable of carrying nuclear warheads.