Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 2-3-2019

Iran Daily

North Korea,US meeting breaks up without a joint statement

The second meeting between North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump broke up in disarray in Vietnam’s capital on Thursday, without even a joint statement.

Zarif: US president would never get a better nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet on Friday pointed to the big efforts made in order to finalize the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group, stressing that the US president would “never get a better deal.

Russia, China veto UN resolution against Venezuela

Russia and China vetoed a US-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution on Thursday, calling for a “peaceful political process” leading to free elections in Venezuela, Bloomberg reported.

Pakistan releases Indian pilot as ‘peace gesture’

Pakistan released a captured Indian pilot on Friday in a “peace gesture” aimed at lowering temperatures with its nuclear arch-rival, after rare aerial raids ignited fears of a dangerous conflict in South Asia.

Zarif: All Iranians must stand united against ‘hegemonic powers’

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said all Iranian people are on the same boat and must stand united against “hegemonic powers” seeking to cause division among the nation.

Iran’s president to visit Iraq on March 11

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will travel to Iraq on March 11 for an official visit.

Iran starts mass production of combat UAV Kaman-12

The Iranian Air Force (IAF) officially unveiled the production line of a domestically-manufactured unmanned combat aerial vehicle named Kaman-12.

Official: Expediency Council to decide about CFT after discussing Palermo Convention

Examining the bill on Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) is not currently on the agenda of Iran’s Expediency Council, said a member of the council, adding that the fate of the bill would be determined after deciding about the one on Iran joining the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), also known as the Palermo Convention.

Tehran Times

Asian shipments of Iranian oil to surge in upcoming months

TEHRAN — Imports by the four major Asian buyers of Iranian oil are expected to pick up in the upcoming months through May, Reuters reported citing trade sources

Apple’s enterprise program block is not limited to Iran: official

blocked en-terprise programs due to its rule for app distribution policy, which is worldwide and is not limited to Iran, head of the Information Technology Organization of Iran, Amir Nazemi, told Mehr on Thursday.

Zarif: The West is not everything

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that the West fanatics are wrong to think everything lies with the West and that one cannot survive without the West.

Combat drone mass production started

On Thursday, the Iranian Air Force (IAF) officially unveiled the production line of Kaman-12, a domestically-manufactured unmanned combat aerial vehicle.

Hezbollah: UK terrorist designation ‘insult’ to Lebanon

Lebanon’s Hezbollahhas issued a statement “strongly rejecting”aBritish decision to consider the resistance movement a terrorist organization.

Russia, China veto U.S. push for UN action on Venezuela

The United States and Russiaboth failed on Thursday in rival bids to get the United Nations-Security Council to take action on Venezuela, cementing a global split over how to deal with a political and humanitarian crisis in the South American country.

Armenian PM tours Isfahan

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Thursday visited the central Iranian city of Isfahan.

Zarif: ‘We are all sitting on the same boat’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that all Iranians are sitting in the same boat regardless of political, religious and ethnic affiliations.

INSTEX will not have much benefits for Iran: ex-diplomat

Hamid Reza Asefi, a for-mer Iranian diplomat, has said that INSTEX, a European financial channel for trade with Iran, will not have much benefits for the country.

‘JCPOA2’ would undermine Iran, general says

Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Qods Force, said on Thursday that “enemies” of the Islamic Republic want to renegotiate the JCPOA in order to undermine Iran and uproot Islamic movements. He called the attempt “JCPOA2”.