Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 11-12-2018

Iran Daily


Rouhani: Cost of living would rise without FATF
President Hassan Rouhani took a swipe at his critics for censuring the government’s plan to join international anti-money laundering efforts, saying they don’t tell people that without such bills the cost of living would rise.

Mogherini: EU to set up Iran financial mechanism soon
The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday the EU will create an alternative payment channel in the nearest future to facilitate financial transactions between the EU and Iran to bypass US sanctions.

UK PM pulls parliamentary vote on Brexit deal
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she was delaying a planned vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal as it was set to be rejected “by a significant margin.

Nearly 85% of UN nations back migration deal; not US
Defying fierce opposition from the United States and a few other nations, nearly 85 percent of the countries at the UN agreed Monday on a sweeping yet non-binding accord to ensure safe, orderly and humane migration.

Armenian PM wins snap vote by landslide
Armenia’s Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has won a landslide victory in snap parliamentary elections, results showed Monday, cementing his authority months after sweeping to power in a peaceful revolution.

Iran urges PGCC to take Kuwait’s approach to region

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Monday advised the member states of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council PGCC to follow the Kuwaiti emir’s approach rather than issuing “pointless statements.

Iran-Pakistan joint border meetings begin in Zahedan

The 22nd Iran-Pakistan joint border meetings began in the southern Iranian city of Zahedan on Monday.

Ministry advises Iranians to avoid Georgia trip
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi, referring to the Georgian government’s recent move to disrespect some Iranian passengers, advised Iranian nationals to avoid unnecessary trips to the Caucasus country.

Police: Over five tons of illicit drugs seized in SE Iran in 10 days
Around 5,461 kilograms of narcotics were confiscated over the past 10 days in southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, said the provincial police commander.



Tehran Times


Tehran hosting Caspian states’ meeting on maritime safety, security
The fourth meeting of Collaboration on Maritime Safety and Security in Caspian Sea kicked off in Tehran on Monday participated by the representatives from five littoral states, IRNA reported.

Rouhani: OPEC agreement dealt yet a new blow to US
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ recent agreement in Vienna marked a new defeat for the U.S. and thwarted its intrusive plots.

Iraq tops Iran’s visiting tourists list
Some 2 million Iraqi nationals visited Iran during the first seven months of the current Iranian calen- dar year (started March 21), turning the country into Iran’s largest source of tourists, ISNA reported.

PGCC with excesses of MBS doomed to trash heap of history: Askari
Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that the PGCC has always been a Saudi ‘thing’ with a number of countries simply hanging on.

‘Genocide is slow strangulation of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine’
The heart-rending stories of Rohingya refugees continue to pour out from the refugee camps of Bangladesh, where they live in impoverished condition, and from Rakhine state, where they face incarceration.

“The Third Script” performance underway at Vahdat Hall
Members of a troupe directed by Reza Musavi stage “The Third Script”, an operatic performance composed by Mahyar Alizadeh, at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on December 9, 2018.

Sadeq Larijani: Double-standard revealed in reaction to French riots
Iran’s Judiciary chief has blasted the Western states for their double-standard approach to police violence against demonstrators in France’s ongoing riots.

Tehran says Saudi Arabia, UAE have monopolized PGCC
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday indirectly slammed Saudi Arabia and the UAE for turning the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council into a body to express their own views.

Trump showing true face of US conspiratorial policies, Velayati says
Ali Akbar Velayati, a top foreign policy adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Monday that the United States has failed to impose its will on others over the past 40 years and the trend will continue.

Germany: Saving Iran deal important for European security
GermanForeign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday that salvaging the Iran nuclear deal is important for Europe’s security, IRNA reported.

Jubeir: Saudi in talks with U.S. for Arab front against Iran
Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says the kingdom is in talks with the United States about a new security alliance of Arab countries specifically aimed at countering Iran.

Hosting SPV by France, Germany is ‘a step forward’: expert
An expert on international affairs says the news report that France and Germany have agreed to host the special vehicle purpose (SPV) seems to be “a step forward” despite being long overdue.