Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 14-5-2018

Iran Daily

EU urges to avoid escalation, backs Iran nuclear deal

The European Union on Monday called for talks to avert escalation as Britain issued a stark warning about the risk of conflict erupting “by accident” in the Persian Gulf amid rising tensions.

Saudi Arabia says oil tankers hit off UAE; Iran calls for probe

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two Saudi oil tankers were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, condemning it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies.

China to impose tariffs on US goods despite Trump warning

China said on Monday it would impose higher tariffs on a range of US goods, striking back in its trade war with Washington shortly after US President Donald Trump warned it not to retaliate.

Zarif: Iran ready to expand ties with Turkmenistan

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday said Iran is ready to further expand relations with Turkmenistan, stressing that commonalities between the two neighbors are beyond their common border.

Iran: Houthis’ withdrawal from Yemeni ports prelude to final solution

Iran hailed the unilateral withdrawal of Houthi forces from key ports of Yemen’s western province of Hodeida, once again reaffirming the Islamic Republic’s support for the Stockholm agreement.

Judiciary:Iranian woman sentenced to 10 years over spying for Britain

Iran’s Judiciary sentenced an Iranian woman to 10 years in prison for spying for Britain, according to Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaeili.

Russian FM: Iran had the right to partially suspend nuclear deal commitments

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Iran had the right to partially suspend its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Iran sets up task force to counter US cyber threats

Iran’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said his ministry has organized a task force to combat US cyber threats.

Tehran Times

Iran urges clarification on vessel incidents in Oman Sea

Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Monday urging a clarification on incidents for several vessels in the Sea of Oman on Sunday.

Iraq says no replacement for Iran’s electricity

Iraqi electricity minister said there is no alternative for Iran’s elec-tricity in terms of volume, price or speed of delivery, Mehr news agency reported.

Nechirvan Barzani frontrunner for president

The incumbent Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Gov-ernment (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani will “as soon as possible” submit his resume to the parliament for the position of the president, while an Islamic party MP and an “independent” lawyer will also enter the race.

Badab-e Surt: The rolling hills and lush landscape

Sure, trips to Tehran, Isfahan or Shiraz are nice — but sometimes the best vacations come from traveling off the beaten path.

UAE confirms ships ‘sabotaged’ off its coast

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed, after initial denial, that a number of commercial ships have been targeted by “sab-otage” attack near its territorial waters.

IIDO director Mohammad Qomi meets Afghan art elites

Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization (IIDO) director Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Qomi met a number of Tehran-based Afghan art and cultural figures on Sunday.

Tehran says its new measures are within JCPOA framework

Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization spokesman has said the country has started a new level of activities under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as a countermeasure to the United States’ withdrawal from the deal and reimposition of sanctions.

Report on U.S. human rights violations handed to Majlis presiding board

The Maj-lis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has submitted its first report on the United States’ human rights violations to the parliament’s presiding board, committee chairman Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said on Monday.

Zarif says Iran ready to strengthen ties with Turkmenistan

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said Iran is ready to expand its relations with neighboring Turkmenistan.

Mogherini reiterates support for Iran nuclear deal

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday she would continue to support the 2015 nuclear pact because Iran continued to comply with inspections, Euronews reported.