The Iran Project

Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 18-08-2018

Iran Daily

South Korea in talks with US for Iran oil waivers
South Korea said it is in talks with the US government to receive exemptions on Washington’s upcoming sanctions on oil imports from Iran – Seoul’s third crude supplier.

Imran Khan elected as new Pakistani PM
Pakistani lawmakers elected former cricket legend Imran Khan prime minister on Friday, paving the way for him to form a coalition government whose first major task will be to avert a brewing economic crisis.

Newspapers across US rebuke Trump for attacks on press
Newspapers and media outlets across the US launched a widespread effort Thursday aimed at combating the constant attacks from President Donald Trump as well as negative feelings about the media’s role in society.

Legendary Iranian actor Entezami passes away
Renowned Iranian stage and screen actor, Ezzatollah Entezami, passed away on Friday morning at the age of 94.

Turkey says will respond if US imposes more sanctions
Turkey on Friday threatened to respond if the United States levied further sanctions over the detention of an American pastor which has sparked a diplomatic standoff and battered the Turkish currency.

Rouhani sympathizes with Italy over deadly bridge collapse
The Iranian president, in a letter to his Italian counterpart, extended condolences to the Italian government, nation and the families of the victims of a bridge collapse disaster in the European country.

Terrorist attack in western Iran injures four border guards
A terrorist group launched an attack on Iranian border police troops on patrol near the western city of Baneh, injuring four, governor of the county said.

Iran complains against Georgian police disrespecting Iranian tourists
Iranian embassy in Tbilisi lodged a complaint to the Georgian Foreign Ministry after a number of Iranian female visitors were forced to take off their headscarves during a security check in Tbilisi airport on Thursday.

US psychological warfare on Iran ineffective
Iranian culture minister said on Friday that the Iranian people are ready to counter “the enemies’ psychological warfare” and this war is not effective on the nation’s commitment to resist US sanctions.

US creates “Iran Action Group”
The United States has created an “Iran Action Group” to coordinate and run its aggressive policy toward Tehran following the unilateral withdrawal in May from the 2015 nuclear agreement.


Tehran Times


EU’s imports from Iran boost 23% in H1 on year
Exports of Iranian goods to the European Union countries hit €6.11 billion in the first half of 2018, increasing 23 percent in comparison with the same time in the preceding year, European Commission
press release database has reported.

Tehrani citizens to enjoy riding IoT-based bikes
An Iranian startup set out to provide a system based on Internet of Things (IoT) for its bike sharing service in Tehran in coming months.

Afghan president congratulates armed forces for Ghazni victory
President Ashraf Ghani congratulated Afghanistan’s armed forces in Ghazni on Friday for their victory
over Taliban insurgents in the strategically important city after clashes that killed at least 150 soldiers and 95 civilians.

Kabul school attack underscores threat to Afghanistan’s future
“How could they attack a classroom,” a friend asked, noticeably angry and outraged.

Turkish diplomat: It is ‘impossible’ to stop buying oil from Iran
Riza Hakan Tekin, Ankara’s ambassador to Tehran, has said that it is “impossible” for Turkey to stop purchasing Iran’s oil.

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