Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 28-06-2018

Iran Daily


Gas contracts,Iran’s strategy to counter sanctions
While by pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and placing countries under pressure to reduce their oil imports from Iran, the US seeks to create an economic bottleneck for Tehran, signing new gas contracts by the Middle Eastern state and increasing its in gas exports can foil Washington’s plots.
West’s human rights posture ‘shameless’
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei strongly denounced Western states for their pretense of advocating human rights while in reality they support terrorist groups and acts of terror.
Iran will never make concession on its independence
President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran will never make any concession on its independence in the face of pressure by the United States.
US judge orders separated families be reunited
A US judge ordered that migrant families separated at the border with Mexico under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy be reunited within 30 days.
UN envoy urges Myanmar to end Rohingya discrimination
The United Nations human rights investigator on Myanmar called on the government on Wednesday to “dismantle the system of discrimination” against the Muslim Rohingya minority and to restore their rights to citizenship and property.
South Sudan’s warring sides agree to cease-fire
South Sudan’s warring parties on Wednesday agreed to a permanent cease-fire to take effect in 72 hours, as long-suffering citizens wondered whether this latest attempt at peace would fall apart as well.
President’s chief of staff raises possibility of cabinet reshuffle
The Iranian president’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi admitted the possibility of some changes in the cabinet in the near future.
Zarif praises Africa’s progress
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif praised Africa’s internationally-acknowledged progress in recent years, saying the African Union’s logical stances on the world and regional developments reveals its rich political understanding.
At least 12 people injured in Kermanshah quake
At least 12 people were injured after an earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale hit Tazehabad city in the western province of Kermanshah late on Tuesday, head of the province’s Red Crescent Society said.
Stockholm keen on sharing experiences with Iran in gender mainstreaming
Swedish Ambassador to Iran Helena Sangeland said Stockholm is engaged with Tehran in a wide range of issues, adding that Sweden is interested in sharing its experiences with Iran in gender mainstreaming.
Iran committed to UN’s counter-terrorism strategy
The Iranian deputy ambassador to the United Nations highlighted the country’s unwavering policy to fight against terrorism and said Tehran is ready to help implement the UN’s counter-terrorism strategy.
Tehran Times
‘Cutting Iran’s oil from market by Nov. impossible’
Eliminating Iran’s oil from the global market by November as demanded by the U.S. is impossible, an Iranian oil official told Tasnim news agency on Wednesday.
Iran, Afghanistan agree on transboundary waters, says ambassador
Iran and Afghanistan have reached an agreement on water right of Heray Rud River, Hamoun wetland and Helmand River, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Iran Nasir Ahmad Nour has said.
Government says has no intention to join FATF
Iran’s presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi said on Wednesday that the Rouhani administration is not trying to join the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), ISNA reported.
Legitimate struggle against occupation is not terrorism, Iran says
Es’haq Al-eHabib, the Iranian deputy ambassador to the UN, said on Tuesday that Iran opposes equating legitimate struggle against occupation with terrorism.
“Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities like Muslims”
Prof. Dibyesh Anand is an Indian analyst, author and academic, based in the UK.
Team Melli receives warm welcome home
Thousands of Iranian fans gathered at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport in the wee hours Wednesday to celebrate the return of the national football team, Team Melli, from the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Parliament urges Rouhani to change his economic team
A number of Iranian MPs wrote a letter to President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday urging him to change his economic team.
Kharrazi: France’s involvement in Yemen war ‘regrettable’
Kamal Kharrazi, chief of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, has said that it is “regrettable”
if it is proven that reports of France’s involvement in the attack on Yemen’s Al Hodeidah Port are true.
Iran urges international bodies to stop Saudi ‘war crimes’ in Yemen
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Tuesday condemned an intensified bombardments of Yemeni people by the Saudi-led coalition and urged international bodies to stop the Saudi-UAE “war crimes” in Yemen.
Zarif praises Africa’s approaches to intl. developments
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif praised on Tuesday that the African Union’s reactions to international developments including its support for the Iran nuclear deal.
Leader says Iran keeps ‘demanding stance’ from the West over human rights violations
Leader of the Islamic Revolution says despite Western powers’ attempts to shun responsibility for human rights violations, Iran keeps its “demanding” stance to pose questions regarding their behavior in North Africa and the Middle East.