Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 20-08-2018

Iran Daily

Iran says no OPEC member can take over its share of oil exports
Iran told Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Sunday no member country should be allowed to take over another member’s share of oil exports, expressing Tehran’s concern about Saudi Arabia’s offer to pump more oil in the face of US sanctions on Iranian oil sales.

Iraqi Supreme Court ratifies May election results
Iraq’s Supreme Court has ratified the results of the May 12 parliamentary election, its spokesman said on Sunday, setting in motion a 90-day constitutional deadline for the winning parties to form a government.

Trump lashes out at Russia probe as ‘McCarthyism’
US President Donald Trump on Sunday angrily denounced the federal probe of Russia’s alleged 2016 election meddling as “McCarthyism at its WORST!,” insisting he had authorized his White House counsel to testify to bring the matter to a close.

800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian state
Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India’s Kerala state, as authorities rushed to bring drinking water to the most affected areas, officials said Sunday.

Zarif: Europe must ‘pay price’ to save nuclear deal
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday that Europe had not yet shown it was willing to “pay the price” of defying the US in order to save the nuclear deal.

Zarif rules out US dreams of repeating 1953 coup in Iran
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a Twitter message on Sunday ruled out the United States dreams of launching a new coup in Iran similar to that engineered by Washington against the country in 1953.

Chamber of Commerce urges Iran’s accession to FATF
A nonprofit semi-governmental institution in Iran has urged the government to join the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Minister: Iran to unveil fighter jet Wednesday
Iran’s defense minister hailed the country’s military achievements, announcing plans to unveil a new fighter jet this week and continue enhancing missile capabilities.


Tehran Times

U.S. Action Group dreaming of re-enacting 1953 coup: Zarif
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday censured the U.S. government for setting up a team to ramp up pressure against Iran, saying it is yet another plot, similar to the 1953 coup, to overthrow the Iranian government.

Iran says no OPEC member can take other member’s share of oil exports
No OPEC member country can take over another member’s share of oil exports, Iran’s permanent envoy to Vienna-based international organizations said in a meeting with OPEC Secretary-General
Mohammad Barkindo on Sunday.

Nasrallah, Houthi delegation discuss Yemen situation
Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah discussed the situation in Yemen with a Houthi delegation, a statement from Hezbollah’s media office reported.

Taliban talks with U.S. strictly aimed at ending occupation: Mujahid
An official spokesman for the Taliban, Zabiullah Mujahid, told Mehr News that the war in Afghanistan is under the control of Americans, saying Taliban’s talks with US aims at ending the occupation.

Thousands bid farewell to legendary actor Ezzatollah Entezami
Friends and fans joined Ezzatollah Entezami’s family in the courtyard of Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Saturday to attend the funeral of the legendary actor who died on Friday at the age of 94.

U.S. wickedness in 1953 coup is now seen toward nuclear issue: Larijani
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that the U.S. “wickedness” in the 1953 coup is now
noticed in Iran’s nuclear issue and defense capabilities.

Defense Ministry prioritizes missile power: Hatami
Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said late on Saturday that the ministry under his leadership
promotes missile power as first priority and air defense as second.

Jahangiri says reducing sanctions impact a ‘top priority’
Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said late on Saturday that effective management and reducing the impact of U.S. sanctions on people are among the top priorities of the Rouhani administration.

Zarif says Europe has not taken enough practical actions to preserve nuclear deal
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Europe has not taken enough practical actions to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Who is Brian Hook?
On the eve of the 65 anniversary of the coup against the democratically elected government of Mohammad Mossadeq, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo named senior policy adviser Brian Hook
as Washington’s special representative for Iran.