Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 22-05-2018

Iran Daily

Iran’s envoy to China urges Beijing to help safeguard nuclear deal
Iran called on China to help safeguard the nuclear deal it reached with other major world powers, saying Tehran will resort to “other options” if its interests are threatened by US sanctions.

Pompeo offers concessions if Iran makes changes
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered a series of dramatic potential US concessions to Iran if it agrees to make “major changes.”

Venezuela’s Maduro reelected amid outcry over vote
Venezuela’s leftist President Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term on Sunday, but his main rivals disavowed the election alleging massive irregularities.

MP: US bid to build int’l consensus on Iran doomed to failure
Iran’s ‘hasty’ withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal can harm national interests and bring about consequences, Jalal Mirzaei, a member of the Energy Commission of the Iranian Parliament said in an interview with Iran Daily.

Syria says capital ‘completely secure’, Daesh ousted
Syria’s Army said Monday it was in full control of the capital Damascus and its outskirts after ousting the Daesh terror group, marking a major milestone in the seven-year war.

Qassemi: Iran’s presence in Syria at Damascus’ request
Iran’s Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Monday emphasized that Iran’s presence in Syria is at the request of the Arab country, saying that no one can force Tehran to do something.

President: US unable to bring Iranian nation to its knees
President Hassan Rouhani said the United States will not able to bring the Iranian nation to its knees as the US has recently declared withdrawal from the nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions against Tehran.

Councilor: Mummy found in Tehran is Reza Shah
A mummy discovered in the capital Tehran last month is that of the father of the last Shah of Iran, said the head of the Committee of Cultural Heritage and Tourism of the Tehran City Council, Hassan Khalilabadi.

Mushroom poisoning death toll in Iran rises to 11
Three more people died after eating poisonous wild mushrooms in Iran, bringing the death toll to 11.

Ministers, MPs call for Twitter block lift
Six Iranian ministers and two lawmakers through a letter to the atorney general of Iran called for the Committee Charged with Determining Offensive Content (CCDOC) to consider reinstatement of using the social media network Twitter in Iran.


Tehran Times

U.S. threatens ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that the U.S. will apply economic and military pressure against Iran and will impose “the strongest sanctions in history” on the Islamic Republic.

EC outlines measures to protect businesses in Iran
European Union (EU) leaders meeting in Sofia have authorized the Commission in Brussels to take steps to protect the interests of companies operating in Iran.

‘America First now increasingly means America Alone’
“America First now increasingly means America Alone,” Eric Schweitzer, the president of Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), told the RND group of newspapers.

European countries can save JCPOA: professor
Farhang Jahanpour, an adjunct professor in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford and a Middle East expert, says that “President Trump’s withdrawal from the JCPOA was opposed virtually by the entire world, with the exception of Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Intl. Holy Quran Exhibition underway in Tehran
A couple studies a publisher’s catalogue during the 26th International Holy Quran Exhibition now underway at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Mosalla on May 20, 2018.

Was it plan B or declaration of war?!!!
After Trump announced U.S. pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA) on May 8, his new secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Monday set out Washington’s plan B which looked more like a declaration of war rather that a new roadmap.

Tehran: Any talks with U.S. ludicrous after JCPOA experience
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has forthrightly rejected its regard for any talks with Washington in response to a developing plan by the U.S. administration to initiate new nuclear negotiations with Tehran.

Rouhani to Pompeo: You can’t decide for Iran
President Hassan Rouhani reacted strongly to the hostile remarks against Iran by new U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying, “Who are you who want to decide for Iran and the world”.