Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 14-07-2018

Iran Daily

Syrian forces raise flag in Dara’a
Syria’s Army entered terrorist-held parts of Dara’a city on Thursday, state media said, raising the national flag in the cradle of the protests that sparked the country’s seven-year war.

Velayati: Russia ready to invest $50b in Iranian energy
Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, said his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday had been “very constructive and friendly” and that Moscow would invest in the Iranian oil sector.

Iran reports major drop in gasoline imports
Iran’s gasoline imports recorded a major plunge which many believe could strengthen the country against the upcoming US sanctions.

France: Europe will stand up to Trump
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday that Europe will stand up to US President Donald Trump’s efforts to “destabilize” the EU and derail international cooperation.

Iranian, Afghan delegations discuss regional threats
Iran and Afghanistan held a meeting on defense-security cooperation in Tehran.

Amir-Entezam, former Iranian deputy PM, dies at 86
Abbas Amir-Entezam, former Iranian deputy prime minister died on July 12 at the age of 86, state media reported.

France: Europe needed to protect its economic sovereignty
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday Europe needed to react quickly and protect its economic sovereignty vis-à-vis the United States as the latter rejected a French request for waivers for its companies operating in Iran.

Tehran, Baku discuss fostering health sector relations
Iran and Azerbaijan held talks on expansion of relations in the health sector.

Tehran rejects NATO’s ‘unfounded’ allegations against Iran
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi dismissed as “repetitive” and “baseless” the anti-Iran allegations raised in a statement released at a summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels.

Tehran Times

Leader receives Lebanese Hezbollah war veterans
Ahead of the anniversary of Israel’s 33-day war against Lebanon, a group of disabled and injured veterans from the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement met with Leader of the Islamic Revolution late on Thursday.

Syrian army hoists national flag in Dara’a city
The Syrian army has raised the national flag over the southern city of Dara’a as a major counter-terrorism operation nears an end, with foreign-backed militants leaving the region in negotiated surrender deals.

Russia say studying oil-for-goods deal with Iran
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday that a deal under which Russia would provide goods to Iran in exchange for oil is still possible.

Iran says U.S.-caused oil spike will slow growth, add to tariff impact
A rise in oil prices caused by the United States’ sanctions policies will hurt economic growth in China, Europe and other consumers, much like President Donald Trump’s trade measures, a top Iranian official said on Thursday.

Poll: 75% of Arabs see Israel, U.S. as biggest threat to security
A new opinion poll has found that a majority of Arabs consider Israel and the United States as
the biggest threat to regional stability despite efforts by their rulers to portray Iran as a risk.

‘Angry Trump baby’ balloon lifted over London
The United States President Donald Trump directly criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May’s
“soft Brexit” strategy, saying it could “kill” chances of a U.S.-Britain trade deal in a wide-ranging interview published on the first day of his British tour.

Iran launching intensive diplomatic campaign to counter U.S. illegal moves
Since Donald Trump left the 2015 nuclear agreement and announced plans to reintroduce sanctions against Iran, officials in Tehran have launched an intensive diplomatic campaign to counter the
U.S. moves and highlight Washington’s breach of international commitments under the international agreement.

Velayati calls meeting with Putin very ‘constructive’, ‘transparent’ and ‘friendly’
Ali Akbar Velayati, a top foreign policy adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, announced on Thursday that the Iranian, Russian and Turkish presidents will meet in Tehran in the near future to discuss the Syrian crisis.

Iran rejects accusations contained in NATO statement
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Thursday dismissed the anti-Iran allegations raised in a statement issued at a summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels.

Paris request for U.S. waivers on Iran trade rejected
France says the U.S. has rejected its request to exempt French companies from sanctions that Washington plans to impose against Iran.

Rouhani’s special envoy submits message to Ugandan president
On Thursday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi submitted President Hassan Rouhani’s written message to Yoweri Museveni, the Ugandan president.