Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 3-12-2019

Iran Daily


Oman’s top diplomat visits Iran after US trip

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced support on Monday for de-escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf region as he hosted his counterpart from traditional mediator Oman for talks in Tehran.


Putin, Xi launch ‘historic’ Russian gas pipeline to China

Russia and China on Monday launched a giant gas pipeline linking the countries for the first time, one of three major projects aimed at cementing Moscow’s role as the world’s top gas exporter.


VP: Iran still selling oil despite US sanctions

Iran is still selling its oil despite US sanctions on the country’s exports, First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Monday, adding that Washington’s “maximum pressure” on Tehran has failed.


EU’s new foreign policy chief: Bloc trying to save JCPOA

The European Union’s new foreign policy chief said the bloc is doing anything to keep the Iran nuclear deal up and running.


Flu epidemic claims dozens of lives in Iran: Health Ministry

A senior Iranian Health Ministry official said that an ongoing influenza epidemic has claimed the lives of 56 people since its outbreak more than a couple of months ago.


China: US JCPOA pullout risks total collapse of agreement

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said the United States’ withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal and its “maximum pressure” on Iran led to tensions that risk the total collapse of the agreement.


New IAEA chief to take “firm, fair” stance on Iran

The incoming head of the UN atomic watchdog said Monday he will take a “firm and fair” approach toward inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities, and plans to visit Tehran in the near future.


Zarif urges EU to abandon threats, help Iran’s suffering kids instead

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for European countries, Sweden in particular, to allow the sale of wound dressings to Iranian kids suffering from conditions such as the epidermolysis bullosa (EB), rather than making threats against the Islamic Republic.


Tehran Times


Tehran hosting 13th Iran-Tajikistan Joint Economic Committee meeting

The 13th meeting of Iran-Tajikistan Joint Economic Committee kicked off in Tehran on Monday and will be wrapped up on Tuesday, the portal of the Iranian Energy Ministry (known as
Paven) reported.


Iran’s embassy in Britain reacts to claims against ambassador

Iran’s embassy in London, in an official tweet on Monday, said Tehran’s ambassador to Britain has never threatened anybody.


Perry ends final day as U.S. Energy secretary

Rick Perry concluded his final day as President Trump’s Energy secretary on Sunday, thanking his family and the American people in a tweet for allowing him to serve at the agency.


Yemeni Ministry of Interior: Two Saudi intelligence cells arrested for sabotage

The Yemeni interior ministry announced that the security services had seized two main cells “which were under the direct responsibility of Saudi intelligence officers,” entrusted with the task of “carrying out acts of sabotage preceded by media campaigns and rumors.”


Sanders: Scripture calls for renewed focus on justice in U.S.

As he vies for the chance to replace President Donald Trump, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he is running a campaign that, like Scripture, calls for a renewed focus on justice in the way all people should be treated.


Iran celebrates National Exports Day

During a ceremony organized by Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) and attended by a number of senior officials including First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri the country celebrated its National Exports Day on Monday.


Iran, Oman consult on Hormuz Peace Endeavor

The Iranian foreign minister and his Omani counterpart, in a meeting in Tehran on Monday, conferred on key international issues, bilateral ties and Tehran-initiated Hormuz Peace Endeavor (HOPE).


‘China, Iran have reached a broad consensus on nuclear deal’

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Monday that China and Iran have reached a broad consensus on the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.


Iranian envoy takes new important responsibility in IAEA special conference

Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna was on Monday selected as the vice president of the special conference tasked to nominate director general for the IAEA.


Araqchi attends international summit in Tokyo

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi visited Japan on Monday to participate in the 1st Tokyo Global Dialogue Summit.


British diplomat says surprised over reactions to EU trio statement on INSTEX

British Ambassador to Tehran Rob Macaire has expressed surprise to reactions to a statement by the European Union trio in which they welcomed six new European countries joining the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX).