Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 23-05-2018

Iran Daily

Europeans reject US list of demands from Iran
European officials criticized US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for demanding dramatic changes in Iran’s foreign and nuclear policies, with European Union top diplomat rejecting any alternative to the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Oil exports revenue growth close to 100%
Revenues from Iran’s oil exports during March 21-April 20, 2018 indicated a 99.96-percent increase compared to the figure for the same period of last year, said the Iranian administration’s spokesman on Tuesday.

Pence: Trump willing to walk away from North Korea summit
US President Donald Trump is willing to walk away from an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un scheduled for next month, US Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday, after North Korea called into question the meeting last week.

Environment chief: No evidence against detained environmentalists
Iran’s environment chief said Tuesday that a government committee has concluded there was no evidence against wildlife activists arrested on spying charges in recent months.

Senior MP: Saving JCPOA big test for Europe
Saving Iran nuclear deal is a serious test for the European signatories of the 2015 agreement reached between Iran and P5+1 group of countries, a senior Iranian lawmaker said.

Turkish president slams US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed President Donald Trump’s administration for unilaterally withdrawing from the multi-nation Iran nuclear deal.

Tehran Times

Iran rejects U.S. state secretary’s lies, accusations
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has taken a swipe at the new U.S. secretary of state for the meddlesome comments he made against Tehran in the so-called new U.S. strategy.

Why Riyadh, allies worry over Yemeni ballistic missiles
The Saudi-led war against Yemen continues.

Iran’s non-oil exports up 28.5% in 2 months yr/yr
Government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht announced that Iran’s non-oil exports during the two months from March 21 to May 21 rose 28.5 percent from the figure of the same time span in
the past year.

Russia military shoots down ‘unknown drone’ close to Syria’s Khmeimim base
Russian’s military has said that it shot down an “unknown drone” that came close to Khmeimim
air base in Syria.

Everybody is invited: Communal Iftar meal in Tehran
Concurrent with the holy, fasting month of Ramadan, communal Iftar meal is being served at Tehran’s Imam Hossein Square.

Zarif: U.S. foreign policy ‘imprisoned by delusions and failed policies’
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that the United States’ foreign policy is “imprisoned by delusions and failed policies”.

Pompeo’s remarks are show of weakness: Shamkhani
Iran’s Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Tuesday that the U.S. “fruitless efforts” to restrict Iran’s rising power and influence are sign of Washington’s “weakness”.

‘No alternative’ to JCPOA, EU’s Mogherini tells U.S.
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned Monday there was “no alternative” to the Iran nuclear deal, after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed unprecedented sanctions against Tehran following Washington´s withdrawal from the pact.

Iran to U.S.: History will prove everything
Iranian government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said on Tuesday that history has shown victory of the Iranian people for several times and will show it again.

Official: Pompeo presented ‘neither strategy’, ‘nor plan’
Majid Takht-Ravanchi, deputy director of the presidential chief of staff for political affairs, has said that the U.S. government is under the influence of the Zionists and the terrorist groups.