Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 12-4-2019

Iran Daily

US passes Trump phone No. to Swiss to give to Iran amid naval deployment

The White House contacted Swiss officials on Thursday to share a phone number for Iran to directly call the US president after Donald Trump publicly appealed to Iran to call him for talks, CNN reported Friday.

Iran sees little impact from US sanctions on metals

Iran’s deputy minister of industry, mining and trade said Saturday the country is not much concerned about the US metal sanctions, noting that Iranian steel, copper and aluminum have already their own customers.

Houthis begin withdrawal from key ports in Yemen

Yemen’s Houthis began on Saturday a long-delayed pullout of forces from the key port city of Hodeida, the Ansarallah movement said, following the terms of a cease-fire. The UN-brokered agreement is aimed at alleviating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

China, US to hold more trade talks

China and the United States have agreed to hold more trade talks in Beijing, Vice Premier Liu He said, as US President Donald Trump ordered his trade chief to begin the process of imposing tariffs on all remaining imports from China.

Lake Urmia revival continues

The revival of Iran’s Lake Urmia is continuing as the level of water has increased to five billion cubic meters because of sustained heavy rains in the past two months.

Pakistan begins fencing border with Iran

Pakistan said it started fencing the border with Iran to strengthen security in the area.

Kharrazi:EU’s opportunity to prevent death of nuclear deal limited

Head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi warned the European Union against continued passivity on the US sanctions against Iran, saying the opportunity to save the 2015 nuclear deal is limited.

Tehran Times

Hakim, Malki reprimand U.S. moves against Iran

Ammar al-Hakim, the Ira-qi Shia cleric and leader of the National Wisdom Movement, has urged the Iraqi government to adopt what he described as a responsible position to prevent a “tragedy” and act as mediator between the two countries.

Saudi ship leaves France with arms cargo!

Despite the release of news about the non-loading of French weap-ons into the Saudi “Bahri YANBU” vessel, the flotilla loaded the purchased weapons in a French coast and will soon move to Jeddah port.

‘Hamas has laser rockets and Israel knows nothing about it’

High ranking Israeli offi-cials said Palestinian Hamas resistance movement has a huge number of laser rockets and Tel Aviv knows nothing about these rockets, Raialyoum daily reported on Saturday.

Reducing JCPOA commitments Iran’s appropriate long-overdue decision: prof.

Professor of political science describes Iran’s decision to reduce its JCPOA commitments as an appropriate response that clear signals Iran’s patience with Europe’s non-performance of its obligations under the JCPOA is wearing thin.

Intl. Holy Quran Exhibition kicks off in Tehran

Minister of Culture and Islam-ic Guidance Abbas Salehi in company with a number of cultural officials opened the 27th International Holy Quran Exhibition at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Mosalla on Saturday.

Shamkhani thanks nation for backing JCPOA move

Ali Sham-khani, secretary of the Su-preme National Security Council (SNSC), has voiced his gratitude to the Iranian nation for their massive rallies on Friday in support of a recent decision by the SNSC to stop some of Tehran’s commitments under the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Europe should implement INSTEX soon: Kharrazi

Kamal Kharrazi, chief of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, said on Saturday that Iran’s 60-day ultimatum to the remaining parities of the 2015 nuclear deal is a good opportunity for them to accelerate the implementation of Europe’s financial mechanism, officially known as INSTEX.

IRGC commander: U.S. does not dare to wage a war on Iran

A senior official at the Islamic Revolution Guards Cops (IRGC) says the United States does not dare to wage a war on Iran despite its recent deployment of an aircraft carrier and bombers in the Persian Gulf.

Trump leaves telephone number for Iran to call

Hoping that Tehran will contact U.S. President Donald Trump, the White House has contacted Swiss authorities to share a telephone number with Iran.