Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 19-04-2018

Iran Daily

Leader: Enemies’ spy agencies have failed to harm Iran
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that enemies have waged a large-scale intelligence war against Iran, but foreign spy agencies have failed in their attempts to inflict any harm on the country.

EU warns no Brexit deal without Ireland solution
Britain must come up with a solution for the Irish border after Brexit or there will be no divorce deal or transition period, EU President Donald Tusk warned on Wednesday.

Iran marks National Army Day
Iran commemorates National Army Day with a large-scale military parade, showcasing the country’s defense preparedness and latest achievements in this sector.

Trump says ‘good relationship’ formed with North Korea
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that his CIA chief secretly met with Kim Jong-un in North Korea and said “a good relationship was formed” heading into the adversaries’ anticipated summit.

Zarif to depart for US today Political Desk
Iran’s foreign minister is scheduled to leave Tehran for New York today for a six-day visit to the US in order to attend the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Bahram Qassemi said.

Iran vows to keep up anti-terror cooperation with Iraq
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the Islamic Republic will keep up its counterterrorism cooperation with Iraq until the annihilation of terrorism.

Boosting Tehran-Ankara ties beneficial for both nations
President Hassan Rouhani said that the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey enjoy ample historical and cultural commonalities and further deepening of bilateral, regional and international relations between the two countries would be beneficial for peace and stability in the region and the world.

Iran: US, UK enjoying blood business in Yemen
Iran firmly rejected fresh US and British allegations of Tehran sending missiles to Yemen, saying, “The US and UK are enjoying a blood business in Yemen now.”

Iran, Turkey discuss further cooperation in fight against narcotics trafficking
Iranian anti-narcotics police chief, General Mohammad Massoud Zahedian, and his Turkish counterpart, Ibrahim Hakki Seydioglullari, agreed to promote cooperation between the two neighboring countries in various security fields, including the campaign against illicit drugs.

Iran bans gov’t bodies from using foreign message apps
The Iranian government has banned all state bodies from using foreign-based messaging apps to communicate with citizens, state media reported on Wednesday.

Tehran Times

Leader: Foreign spies behind currency hype
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that foreign spies have been working behind the scenes to create a foreign currency crisis in Iran.

Iran replaces dollar with euro in financial reporting
The Iranian cabinet on Wednesday ordered all state-run organizations and companies to replace U.S. dollar with euro in reporting their financial statements, IRNA reported.

OPCW experts enter Douma
A mission by experts with the UN chemical watchdog, who were supposed to enter the Syrian town of Douma to examine the circumstances surrounding an alleged chemical attack, has been once again delayed due to unexpected gunfire at the site near Damascus.

American deep state, MI6 behind Syria strike: U.S. analyst
A U.S. counter-terrorism analyst said the American Deep State and UK’s MI6 spy agency should be blamed for the recent U.S.-led strike against Syria, stressing that President Donald Trump is “under siege and surrounded by liars giving him false intelligence to fit their war agenda”.

Syria strikes show Trump is under neocons’ thumb:expert
An American political analyst said the recent airstrikes against Syria upon an order by the U.S. president proved that Donald Trump’s administration is “under the control of the neoconservative-controlled foreign policy establishment”.

Iran’s ex-diplomat suggests JCPOA model for talks with North Korea
A former Iranian nuclear negotiator has suggested that the country’s historic nuclear deal be used as a model for talks with North Korea, as direct contacts between Pyongyang and Washington have been confirmed.

Maestro Loris Tjeknavorian unveils works in Tehran
The 80-year-old Iranian- Armenian maestro Loris Tjeknavorian (R) unveils a large selection of his works, which are now out on DVD, during a special ceremony organized at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on April 17, 2018. His colleagues are also seen in the photo.

Iran’s military capability not hreat to neighbors, Rouhani says
President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the Iranian military’s defense capabilities are deterrent and pose no threat against the neighboring countries.

Iran masters nuclear fuel test loop
Iran has mastered nuclear fuel test loop in the Tehran research reactor,marking one of the most important projects that Iranian scientists completed in the field of nuclear fuel industry, ISNA reported.

Tehran, Baghdad hold defense cooperation meeting
The defense ministers of Iran and Iraq weighed plans for closer military interaction between the two Muslim neighbors in a meeting of a high commission on defense cooperation.

U.S., UK enjoying ‘blood business’ in Yemen: Iran
The Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations issued a statement on Wednesday saying that the U.S.and UK are now enjoying a “blood business” in Yemen.

Iran sees no serious threat, general says
Kioumars Heydari, commander of the Army Ground Forces, said on Tuesday that Iran sees no serious foreign threat.