Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 06-08-2018

Iran Daily

Iran stands second at world varsity wushu meet
Iran finished runner-up at the 2018 FISU World University Wushu Championship in Macau, China, on Sunday.

UK trade minister says ‘no deal’ Brexit more likely than not
Britain’s international trade minister said it’s likely the UK will fail to agree upon a divorce deal with the European Union before it leaves the bloc in March — the latest in a growing chorus of warnings that the negotiations are in crisis.

Iran calls for EU action before US sanctions
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-Ravanchi Sunday urged the European Union to take action a day before the return of new US sanctions against the country following Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

EU takes ‘positive step’ by delivering ATR planes
Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi on Sunday said the European Union took a “positive step toward fulfilling its commitments” after Iran Air took delivery of five more ATR turboprop aircraft.

Vintage plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board
An old-time propeller plane crashed near-vertically at high speed into a Swiss mountain, killing all 20 people on board, police said Sunday.

Report: Saudi Arabia to grant visa to head of Iran interests section
Saudi Arabia agreed to grant visa to an Iranian diplomat to head an office representing Iranian interests in the kingdom, IRNA reported on Sunday, in a rare move after two countries broke off relations in 2016.

Rouhani says will attend parliamentary session to share realities with Iranians
President Hassan Rouhani said he would attend a session of the Iranian Parliament to reveal some realities to the Iranian people and prevent any differences from emerging among the three branches of government.

11 dead in vehicle crash in southeastern Iran
Eleven people were killed and seven wounded in a vehicle crash in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, southeastern Iran, said the province’s chief of highway police.

Imran Khan: Pakistan ready to play constructive role between Iran, Saudi Arabia
Pakistan is ready to play a constructive and positive role between Iran and Saudi Arabia, said the chairman of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party Imran Khan, who is scheduled to be named as the party’s candidate for the country’s next prime minister today.

Iran’s IRGC confirms holding drill in Persian Gulf
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) spokesman on Sunday confirmed that the military force conducted military drill in the Persian Gulf this week with the aim of securing the strategic waterway and deterring potential threats posed by the enemies.


Tehran Times

IRGC held war games in Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz
Brigadier General Ramazan Sharif, the spokesman for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, said on Sunday that the IRGC held military exercises in the Persian Gulf and the strategic Strait of Hormuz over past few days.

IRCS dispatches volunteer health practitioners to Sistan-Baluchestan
The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has dispatched 19 groups of volunteer health care providers to the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan on August 5, head of the Red Crescent volunteer organization has said.

Iran today is a trans-regional power: Yemeni expert
Recently, American and Arab sources have been reporting about U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to forge a new political and security coalition with some Persian Gulf states (Saudi Arabia,
UAE and Bahrain), Egypt and Jordan to counter Iran.

‘Farzand e Imam’ – a beautiful tribute to Shaheed Arif Hussaini
To leave your footprints on the sands of time, you ought to walk out of the comfort zone, overcome insurmountable odds and participate in the process of change.

Ultra-Orthodox draft protesters block entrance to Jerusalem for three hours
Hundreds of members of a radical ultra-Orthodox sect crowded into the streets of Jerusalem, blocking off major roads at the entrance to the city, in their first anti-IDF draft demonstration since the death two weeks ago of their leader Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach.

Politician calls for immediate EU action as U.S. sanctions loom
An Iranian politician has called on the European Union to take an outright measure before imposition of the new U.S. sanctions if it is really willing to make up for the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

Trump says talks are up to Iranians
U.S. President Donald Trump, who unilaterally withdrew Washington from the UN-endorsed 2015 nuclear agreement in May, said on Saturday that holding talks with Tehran is up to the Iranians.

JCPOA still ‘robust’ despite U.S. exit: UK diplomat
The permanent under-secretary at the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office believes that the Iran nuclear deal is still “robust”, notwithstanding U.S. efforts to scrap it.

Iran awards human rights activists
In a ceremony held on Sunday to mark the Islamic Human Rights and Human Dignity Day, human rights activists from Norway, Palestine and Bangladesh were given awards.