Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 18-12-2018

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Iran urges EU to press US on Airbus deliveries
Iran called on the European Union on Monday to press US authorities to allow delivery of Airbus passenger aircraft purchased by Tehran.

Kharrazi: Iran supports Yemen peace talks
The Islamic Republic of Iran expressed support for the Yemen peace talks in Sweden as the country has always been against war and violence, said the president of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations.

Assad asks Iran, Russia to stop Western ‘interference’
President Bashar al-Assad has asked Iran and Russia to “stop the interference of some Western states” as Syria is setting up a committee tasked with negotiating a new postwar constitution.

Truce in Yemen’s Hodeida due to start today after new clashes
A cease-fire in Yemen’s battleground port city of Hodeida and its surroundings will start today, a UN official said, after renewed fighting threatened the hard-won accord struck in Sweden.

Rejecting other Brexit options, Britain’s May sticks by her deal
British Prime Minister Theresa May is pressing on with her deal to leave the European Union, her spokesman said on Monday, rejecting calls for a second referendum or to test support for different Brexit options in parliament.

Qassemi: SPV does not just include purchasing medicine, food

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said a financial mechanism designed by the European Union to facilitate trade with Iran does not just include purchasing medicine and food.

Iran, Russia, Turkey to announce Syria constitutional committee today
The foreign ministers of Iran, Russia and Turkey are expected to meet in Geneva on today and announce the formation of a council tasked to write the new constitution of Syria.

Zarif: US sanctions hurt ordinary Iranians
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif once again reiterated the ineffectiveness of US sanctions with regard to causing any change in the Islamic Republic’s policies, saying that they only hurt “ordinary Iranians.

Iran: Delusions, strategic mistake led Saudis to invade Yemen
Iran said Saudi Arabia’s decision to invade Yemen is the result of the Riyadh regime’s “delusions” about its military power and the “strategic mistake” it made by undermining Yemeni people’s ability to defend themselves.


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Iran’s Syria negotiator talks constitution, election with Assad
Iran’s Syria negotiator Hossein Jaberi Ansari on Sunday evening met with President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus. Top on the agenda of the meeting was the process of setting up a committee to draft a constitution for Syria.

Iran travel balance turns positive as inbound tourism jumps
Iran’s travel balance turned positive in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year 1397 (started March 21), a positive reading since two years ago.

‘Iran expects EU to extend Airbus OFAC license to deliver purchased aircrafts’

Farzaneh Sharafbafi, the managing director of Iran Air, Iran’s national flag carrier, said on Monday that Iran expects
EU to get the U.S. approval for extending the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)’s license for importing the airplanes Iran bought from Airbus.

‘Rohingya refugees want to go back home but with safety and dignity’
Prof. Nasir uddin is a cultural an thropologist based in Bangladesh, and professor of anthropology at Chittagong University.

People shopping for Yalda Night celebrations
Over the past few days bazaars are jammed with people shopping for Yalda Night celebrations.

French police’s handling of protests ‘unacceptable’: Tehran
Tehran on Monday criticized the French police for its handling of the recent protests as “unacceptable”, urging the French government to practice self-control in the face of the unrest.

Iran doesn’t sit silent toward destabilizing actions: Kharrazi
Kamal Kharrazi, head of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, said on Monday that Iran does not sit silent towards destabilizing actions in the Middle East region.

Those who violated nuclear deal are fake supporters of human rights’
In an open reference to the Trump administration, Ali Akbar Nategh Nouri said on Monday that those who violated the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, are “fake supporters of human rights”.

Interferences prevent stabilizing Mideast, Iran regrets
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Gholam-Hossein Dehqani said on Monday that interferences by extra-regional countries prevent a stabilization of the Middle East.

Zarif: Sanctions only hurt ordinary Iranians but fail to change Tehran’s policy
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday reiterated that U.S. sanctions will fail to change Iran’s policy, reminding that sanctions only hurt “ordinary Iranians”, Press TV reported.