Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 22-07-2018

Iran Daily

Leader backs Rouhani’s warning on regional oil exports
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday backed President Hassan Rouhani’s warning that no oil cargo would be exported in the region if Iran’s oil exports were to be halted.

Gaza truce holds after Israeli strikes over soldier death
A cease-fire announced by Hamas largely held Saturday after a wave of deadly strikes across the Palestinian enclave sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the fence.

Syrian Army pushes into Quneitra Province
The Syrian Army and allied forces made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as terrorists boarded buses for northern Syria, state television and other sources said.

Iranian firm says ready to replace Total in South Pars
Iranian holding company MAPNA Group voiced readiness to take over a project to develop the country’s South Pars gas field after French energy giant Total canceled its contract in fear of the US looming sanctions.

Austria to hold training course for Iran tourism
Austria will organize a joint specialized training course for developing and promoting the tourism industry in Iran, said the Austrian ambassador to Iran.

At least 11 Iranian forces killed in Kurdestan terrorist attack
At least 11 members of Iranian security forces were killed following a terrorist attack on a military checkpoint in the city of Marivan in Kurdestan Province.

Expediency Council passes law allowing minorities to become city council members
Iran’s State Expediency Council has approved the membership of a Zoroastrian Iranian in the Yazd City Council who was not allowed to enter the council for a second term in 2017.

Iran denounces Israel for adopting ‘Jewish nation-state’ law
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi denounced Israeli Parliament for adopting a law which recognizes Jewish supremacy over Palestinians.

Iranian official blames pilot error in ATR plane crash
An official with Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization blamed the pilot and co-pilot for the February crash of an ATR passenger plane that killed 66 people in southwestern Iran.

Tehran Times

Terrorists attack Iranian border checkpoint, kill 10 forces
Anti-revolution terrorists attacked an Iranian military checkpoint on the western border with Iraq on Friday night, killing 10 forces from the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.

Govt. presents package to back production, job creation
Budget and Planning Organization of Iran put forward its 10-section protective plan to support domestic production and job creation during the present Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20, 2019), Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

Lieberman threatens war on Gaza
Hamas and Israel have announced a ceasefire following an escalation which left four Palestinians and an Israeli soldier dead, but the Israeli minister of foreign affairs warned of a “wide-scale” war on the Gaza Strip.

Yemeni forces using drones in attacks on Saudi soil: commander
Yemen’s army and popular committees are using drones as a new weapon in their attacks on Saudi soil in retaliation for the Riyadh-led coalition’s offensives against the Arabian Peninsula country, a senior commander of the army said.

Xi’s visit to UAE highlights China’s rising interest in Middle East
China and the United Arab Emirates signed a raft of financial, business and trade agreements during a visit by President Xi Jinping to the UAE, underscoring energy-hungry Beijing’s rapidly growing interest in the Middle East.

Climbers compete at Shiraz
The 5th edition of indoor cadet rock climbing competition was held in Shiraz, Fars province.

Talks with U.S. obviously futile: Leader
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution on Saturday reiterated that negotiations with the United States are an “obvious mistake”.

ICJ can order temporary stop to U.S. sanctions: law professor
Francis Boyle, a professor of international law at the University of Illinois, has said that Iran can call on
the International Court of Justice to temporarily stop the return of U.S. sanctions.

Iran condemns racist law approved by Israeli Knesset
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday condemned the Israeli Knesset for passing the racist Jewish nation-state bill.

Secret agreement’ with IAEA over university inspection denied
Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Saturday rejected any “secret agreement” with the IAEA for inspection of universities or other sites in Iran, saying all inspections have been carried out under the country’s commitments.

Russian ambassador: Iran is a big country with independent foreign policy
Moscow’s ambassador to Tehran, Levon Dzhagarian, has denied the Russian government’s meddling with Iran’s presence in Syria.