Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 21-6-2018

Iran Daily


Leader raps US policy on migrant family separation

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday criticized the US administration’s separation of immigrant parents and children at the US-Mexico border, calling the move a crime.


US foreign policy in crisis

Following the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Accord, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is the third multilateral agreement that the current United States administration has withdrawn from.


Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers after cease-fire

Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a cease-fire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The three-day Taliban cease-fire ended on Sunday.


Saudi-led coalition says Yemen’s Hodeida airport seized

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has seized control of Hodeida airport and continues to attack pockets of Houthi resistance nearby, a coalition spokesman said on Wednesday.


Iran: Europe’s proposals not enough to save JCPOA

Iran’s nuclear chief said on Tuesday that Europe’s proposals to save the 2015 nuclear deal after the US withdrawal from the pact were not satisfying for Tehran.


UNGA elects Iran as Economic and Social Council member

The United Nations General Assembly elected 18 members of the Economic and Social Council to serve three-year terms beginning on January 1, 2019, the UN Information Center (UNIC) in Tehran said in a statement on Wednesday.


Italy says JCPOA should be protected

The Italian foreign minister stressed the importance of preserving the Iran nuclear deal, saying that the European Union’s stance is to completely support it.


Tehran Times


OPEC not an organization to receive instruction from Trump: Zanganeh

“OPEC is not the organization to receive instruction from President Trump”, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh stated.


Iran produces 22 types of biologic medicines

Iran has already gained the capability of producing biologic medicines and in this regard 22 types of biologic medicines have been produced in the country over the past two years, IRNA quoted deputy health minister as saying.


U.S. withdraws from UN Human Rights Council over anti-Israel bias

The United States has announced its withdrawal from the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over what it calls the body’s entrenched bias against Israel.


Iran fans celebrating the upcoming game

Iranian fans cheering Team Melli players prior to the Iran-Spain football game in Kazan, Russia, on Wednesday.


Europe’s proposals not enough to save nuclear deal: Salehi

The director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has voiced doubts about the future of the 2015 nuclear agreement after the U.S. pullout from the deal, saying proposals put forward by the European countries to safeguard the nuclear pact are not satisfying for the Islamic Republic.


Domestic laws should replace intl. conventions

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has cast doubt upon the view that jointing the convention on Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) may go without problems for Iran,  calling it unnecessary to join such a convention.


Iran’s Kharrazi urges EU to stand up to U.S. pressure

Former Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi who currently serves as the chairman of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations has called on European countries to show unity in the face of U.S. pressure and save the Iran nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).


Saudi-led coalition to lose more if war on Yemen continues: Velayati

Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, hailed recent victories of the Yemeni army and Houthi fighters against the Saudi-led coalition and said the alliance will suffer more if it continues the “unequal war”.


Rouhani’s cabinet to be joined by young, new faces

In the run-up to a cabinet reshuffle, the presidential chief of staff announced on Wednesday that President Hassan Rouhani plans to add “young and new faces” to his cabinet.