Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 05-08-2018

Iran Daily

Europeans’ acting differently from US an important signal
On May 8, President Donald Trump announced the US pullout from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed between Iran and the P5+1 in July 2015.

Turkey sanctions US officials in tit-for-tat row over pastor
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey would impose sanctions on two US officials in retaliation for a similar move by Washington in a row over the detention of an American pastor.

Iran to adopt new forex policies as sanctions loom
Iran on Saturday approved the general outlines of fresh forex policies in an attempt to contain a dramatic drop in the value of its rial versus the US dollar.

North Korea criticizes ‘alarming’ US behavior
North Korea on Saturday said the US was acting with “alarming” impatience on the issue of denuclearization, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed the need to maintain full sanctions pressure on Pyongyang.

Iran Air to receive five ATR planes before US sanctions
National flag-carrier Iran Air announced on Saturday that it was set to take delivery of five new aircraft from Franco-Italian firm ATR just before renewed US sanctions go into effect.

Iran plans to open interests section in Saudi Arabia
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman announced plans for the opening of the country’s interests section in Saudi Arabia, which severed diplomatic ties with the Islamic Republic in 2016.

Parliamentary official: Talks with US not taboo
An Iranian parliamentary official said Iran has no problem with talks per se, but it has issues with US bullying behavior and repeated violations of its commitments.

Rioters attack seminary in northern Iran
Rioters reportedly attacked a seminary in the northern Iranian Province of Alborz, causing material damage to the facility before being dispersed by the police.

Iran condemns deadly terrorist attack on Afghan mosque
Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Afghanistan’s province of Paktia that killed at least 39 people on Friday.


Tehran Times

Iran to open interest section in Riyadh
After years of diplomatic blackout between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Tehran plans to soon open an interest section in Riyadh.

Idlib in the crosshairs
Russian’s stance regarding northern and southern Syria in the past week suggests that new developments are underway on the battlefields in Syria.

China won’t accept U.S. trade “blackmail”
China’s state media said on Saturday the government’s retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods showed rational restraint and they accused the United States of blackmail.

Amid surge in violence, Afghanistan sets date for 2019 presidential election
Afghan authorities have announced April 20, 2019 as the date for next presidential election, when
the five-year term of President Ashraf Ghani-led national unity government (NUG) comes to an end.

Northern Iranian troupe performs dance at Milad Tower
Natives of Mazandaran province wave sticks while performing a traditional dance at the foot of Tehran’s Milad Tower, August 3, 2018.

Talks possible if U.S. apologizes, returns to nuclear deal, says MP
Ali Najafi Khoshroudi, the spokesman of Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Saturday that Iran-U.S. talks are possible if Washington apologizes and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal.

Human rights has become a tool to exert pressure on independent Muslim states: ex-diplomat
Hamid Reza Asefi, a former Iranian diplomat, said on Saturday that the issue of the human rights has become a tool to exert pressure against “independent” Islamic countries.

Enemies seek to cause conflicts among regional states: Defense chief
Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Saturday that the U.S. has spent over 500 billion dollars to undermine security in the Middle East.

North Korean FM to visit Tehran: KCNA
The North Korean minister of foreign affairs will conduct an official visit to Iran following his recent trip to Singapore, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Thursday.

Movahedi Kermani calls on authorities to counter inflation
Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, the vice chairman of the Expediency Council, on Saturday called on government authorities to solve economic issues by bringing inflation down.

Pakistan ready to play constructive role between Iran, Saudi Arabia: Imran Khan
Pakistan’s Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan on Saturday said Pakistan is ready to play a constructive and positive role between Iran and Saudi Arabia.