Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 24-5-2018

Iran Daily


Leader:US plots doomed to fail

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution on Wednesday reiterated that all plots hatched by the United States have been and will be doomed to fail.


Maduro expels US diplomats, rejects sanctions

Venezuela ordered the expulsion of the top two US diplomats in the country Tuesday, charging it was the victim of a “political and financial lynching” after Washington tightened sanctions over Nicolas Maduro’s reelection.


Lebanese parliament reelects Berri as speaker

Shia politician Nabih Berri, a close ally of Hezbollah, was reelected for a sixth term as speaker of Lebanon’s parliament in an uncontested vote on Wednesday.


Syria: Pullout of Iran advisors, Hezbollah forces not on agenda

Syria on Wednesday dismissed the US calls for the withdrawal of Iranian military advisors and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters from the war-torn country.


Advisor: Parliamentary ties key to develop Iran-Egypt relations

Iran’s Parliament speaker’s advisor for international affairs said parliamentary relations play a major role in developing relations between Iran and Egypt.


Iran condemns massacre of Palestinians, Yemenis

Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo deplored the continued massacre of Palestinians and Yemenis and said the Tel Aviv and Riyadh regimes keep slaughtering civilians with the US support.


Tehran Times


U.S. foreign policy up for rent, Zarif says

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. foreign policy has been turned into a “rental” and any pressure group which can pay more will be able to move the U.S. toward its own objectives.


Autism screening pilot scheme to launch in Iran

An autism screening program will be piloted in a collaborative initiative between the Welfare Organization and the Special Education Organization by September 23 in Isfahan province, Mohammad Taqi Jaghtaei, an advisor to the Ministry of Health has said.


Syria: Iran, Hezbollah presence not up for discussion

Syria’s deputy foreign minister has hailed Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement’s assistance to Damascus
in its counter-terrorism fight, saying the pair’s withdrawal from the country is not up for discussion.


Water flows again into Karkheh

Once again water flows into Karkheh River, southwestern Iran, and buffalos are back in the muddy waters where they belong to.


Iran not looking for anyone’s smile to boost defense power: military chief
Iran’s military chief said on Wednesday that the Armed Forces are prepared more than any other time to defend the country against
foreign threats, asserting that Iran doesn’t need anyone’s “smile” or go-ahead with its plans to boost defense power, ISNA reported.
Leader: Don’t tie country’s affairs to JCPOA

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, on Wednesday called on the government “not to tie the country’s affairs to the JCPOA and foreign issues.”


Iranians not intimidated by U.S. empty threats: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday downplayed recent anti-Iran threats by the U.S. administration, saying that such threatening
statements will not intimidate the Iranian nation.


Foreign Ministry: U.S. giving no weight to international obligations

The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Wednesday saying U.S. sanctions on the Iranian central bank governor is a “blatant defiance of well-established international norms and rules”.


JCPOA will vanish if it is linked to other issues, Iran warns

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has warned the European Union that it is not possible to link the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, to other issues, saying in that case the agreement will cease to exist.