Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 26-07-2018

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Rouhani: Trump’s ‘empty threats’ not worth a response
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday dismissed US President Donald Trump’s recent rhetoric as “empty threats,” saying it was not worth a response.

Turkey against severing ties with Iran despite US sanctions
Turkey’s president on Wednesday argued against severing economic ties with Iran as the United States readies for sanctions.

Germany proposes alliance to counter Trump’s ‘America First
The United States is bigger than the White House, regardless of US President Donald Trump’s tweets, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Twitter on Wednesday.

Over 150 dead in Daesh attacks on southern Syria
A string of suicide blasts and raids claimed by Daesh killed more than 150 people in southern Syria on Wednesday, in one of the terror group’s deadliest ever assaults in the country.

Iran names new Central Bank chief
Iran on Wednesday replaced the head of the Central Bank as part of efforts to shore up a faltering economy and a sliding currency.

Iran achieves secure quantum communications technology
The new technology of Iran in the field of secure quantum communications was unveiled on Wednesday in Iranian National Laser Center (INLC).

Iran helps Iraq contain Hoor al-Azim fire
Commander of the firefighting operation launched by Iran to contain a fire which has been burning the Hoor al-Azim wetland said that the fire in the Iraqi part of the wetland is under control.

Iran sympathizes with Greece over wildfire deaths
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Qassemi extended Tehran’s condolences to the Greek government and people over the deaths of people in wildfires near Athens.

Tehran protests Pompeo’s anti-Iran remarks
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday that Tehran has sent a letter of complaint to Swiss Embassy in Tehran, protesting recent remarks by the US secretary of state against Iran.

Commander: IRGC to equip fighter jets with long-range cruise missiles:
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced that the IRGC’s fighter jets will be equipped with cruise missiles with a range of 1500 kilometers.

Tehran Times

Tehran says U.S. must abandon idea of talks ‘under shadow of threats’
On Wednesday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the U.S. government must abandon “forever” the idea of
“one-way negotiations” with Iran “under the shadow of threats”.

IRGC fighter jets to carry 1,500-km range cruise missiles
In a ceremony on Wednesday, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps unveiled 10 overhauled Sukhoi 22 fighter jets which will be equipped with cruise missiles with a range of 1500 kilometers.

Ansarullah targets Saudi warship off Yemen’s western coast
Fighters from Yemen’s Ansarullah (Houthi) movement have targeted a Saudi regime warship off the country’s western coast in retaliation for Riyadh’s deadly military campaign on the impoverished nation.

Erdogan: Iran is both our neighbor and our strategic partner
Severing ties with global strategic partners goes against Turkey’s understanding of sovereignty,
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday as he prepared to embark on a trip to South Africa, Yeni Safak reported.

Carnage in Syria
Terrorists from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) said on Wednesday that it was behind a series of deadly blasts in Syria which killed more than 150 people.

‘India’s foreign policy should not be dictated by Western or Eastern superpowers’
Ajai Shukla is a senior Indian journalist and analyst on strategic affairs, defence and diplomacy.

Iran, Azerbaijan ink MoU to build border wall along Astarachay
A memorandum of understanding was signed on Tuesday between Iran’s Astara and Azerbaijan’s Lankaran border forces to build a 600-meter long concrete wall along Astarachay River.

Trump’s threats suggest he is ignorant of IRGC’s capabilities: IRGC chief
Responding to U.S. President Donald Trump’s anti-Iran rhetoric, chief of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) said on Wednesday that if Trump hears about the IRGC’s capabilities, he will never dare say the same things again.

‘Hollow threats’ by U.S. rulers not deserving response: Rouhani
President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday dismissed the recent hostile comments by American officials against Iran as “baseless and unfounded,” stressing that their “hollow threats” do not even
deserve a response.

‘Pompeo’s speech shows Trump administration has no knowledge of history: Limbert
John Limbert, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for Iran, has said that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo showed that President Donald Trump’s administration has no knowledge of history.

ICJ orders U.S. not to take new sanctions measures against Iran
Mohsen Mohebi, head of the Presidential International Legal Center, said on Tuesday that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has demanded the U.S. not to take any new sanctions measures against Iran until the tribunal issues its verdicts on a lawsuit filed by the Islamic Republic against
the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions.

Jewish supremacy over others means ‘apartheid’, Iran says
Es’haq Al-eHabib, the Iranian deputy ambassador to the UN, said on Tuesday that the “Jewish nation-state” bill adopted by the Israeli Knesset means Jewish supremacy over others which means “racism” and “apartheid”.