Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 19-1-2019

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Mogherini, EU ministers to snub US summit against Iran

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will not take part in an anti-Iran conference to be held by the US in the Polish capital of Warsaw in mid-February, Iranian and US media reports said.

China offers Iran $3bn oilfield deal despite sanctions

State-run Chinese energy giant Sinopec has offered Iran a $3-billion deal on further development of an Iranian oilfield the two countries are already working on, the Wall Street Journalhas reported.

Oil climbs one percent as OPEC output drop eases concerns about glut

Oil prices rose more than one percent on Friday after an OPEC report showed its production fell sharply last month, easing some concerns about prolonged oversupply.

Top North Korean in Washington to prepare new summit

A top North Korean general was paying a rare visit Friday to Washington, where he was expected to meet US President Donald Trump to finalize a new summit aimed at denuclearization and easing decades of hostility.

Zarif: Pompeo has no right to interfere in Iran-Iraq ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has no right to interfere in relations between Iran and Iraq.

Iran, Japan celebrate 90th anniversary of diplomatic ties

Iran and Japan celebrated the 90th anniversary of their diplomatic relations on Thursday.

US court summons Press TV’s anchor as material witness

Press TV news presenter Marzieh Hashemi, who has been imprisoned by the FBI on unspecified charges, was supposed to appear in a Washington, DC court on Friday.

Tehran Times

Tehran, Baku eying joint maritime exercises
In a recently signed memorandum of understanding between Iran and Azerbaijan, the two sides have stated their will to expand maritime cooperation and carrying out joint military exercises in the Caspian Sea, Iran’s military chief announced in a press conference in Baku on Thursday.

China offers Iran $3b oil field deal

China’s state-run energy giant is making a new approach to clinch a $3 billion deal for more development of an Iranian oil field, seeking to take advantage of waivers allowed under U.S. sanctions.

Arab summit starts in Lebanon, many leaders absent
The Arab Economic and Social Development summit kicked off on Friday in Beirut, Lebanon, but only two of many Arab heads of state are participating in the event, which runs through Sunday.

EU Nations Set to Snub Washington’s Latest Anti-Iran Push

A U.S. effort to enlist Europe in its pressure campaign against Iran faced a setback after officials said ministers from several European Union members will likely skip a summit organized by Washington on Iran and the Middle East.

U.S. ‘deal of century’ doomed to hit dead end: Palestine
The Palestinian Authority (PA) says the United States President Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-unveiled proposal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will hit a “dead end” after an Israeli TV report released what it called details of the so-called “deal of the century.”

Iran celebrates centenary of Academy of Music
A celebration to mark the centenary of the establishment of Iran’s Academy of Music was held at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Wednesday.

Zarif joins 10-year challenge,slamming Bolton
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has taken on the “10 year challenge”, a photo sharing fad sweeping social media, by comparing U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton’s warmongering remarks 10 years ago with those of today.

Iran, Japan celebrate 90 years of diplomatic ties
Iran and Japan celebrated 90th anniversary of diplomatic re-lations in a ceremony held in Iran’s embassy in Tokyo on Thursday.

VP asks Expediency Council to expedite studying Palermo bill
Laya Joneidi, the vice president for legal affairs, has called on the Expediency Council to expedite studying issues related to Iran’s accession to the Palermo Convention.

Zarif slams U.S. arbitrary arrest of Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has censured the arrest of Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi, who has been imprisoned by the FBI on unspecified charges.

Jannati advises officials not to trust Europe
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, chief of Iran’s Assembly of Experts, says the Europeans are worse than the Americans in trying to deprive Iran of the benefits of the 2015 nuclear deal, aka the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), advising officials not to fall for them.

Iranians have shattered myth of U.S. omnipotence: FM
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the Irani-an people have shattered the myth of the U.S. omnipotence.“Iranians forced the US client to leave 40 years ago today.

Iran warns Netanyahu about threatening Iran
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should stop threatening Iran.