Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 26-08-2018

Iran Daily

Rouhani calls for unity against foreign pressure
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday called for unity in the face of criticism and enemy plots and amid tensions with the United States.

Joint chamber chief: South Korea backs expanding Iran economic cooperation
The South Korean government supports expansion of trade and economic cooperation with Iran, despite hostile US moves of reinstating unilateral sanctions against Iran and placing pressure on the country.

Erdogan: Commitment of all Turks needed to combat attacks on economy
The commitment and determination of Turks is the guarantee needed to combat attacks on Turkey’s economy, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, in his first comments on the currency crisis in days.

Iran’s Moradi breaks longest standing world record in weightlifting
Iran’s Sohrab Moradi broke weightlifting’s longest standing world record en route to winning gold at the 2018 Asian Games.

Russia: US, UK, France plan new Syria strike with false flag attack
The Russian Defense Ministry warned on Saturday the US, Britain and France are preparing to conduct a fresh aerial assault against Syria under the pretext of the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

Water heater explosion kills 11 in NE Iran
A gas water heater explosion killed 11 people in Mashhad, northeastern Iran, said the deputy prosecutor of Khorasan Razavi Province on Saturday.

Boroujerdi: UN failed to do duty to settle Syrian crisis
Senior parliamentary official Alaeddin Boroujerdi said the United Nations had failed to do its duty to settle the seven-year-long crisis imposed on the Syrian nation.

Top US banks won’t commit to ending Iranian financial access
Two top American financial institutions would not commit to cutting Iranian access to international financial markets, a cornerstone of the Trump administration’s new sanctions on Iran, adding fuel to concerns among US officials about efforts by European countries and Iran’s regional allies to skirt the new American sanctions ahead of a Nov. 4 implementation deadline, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

US, Israel furious at EU aid plan for Iran
A European Union decision to give 18 million euros in aid to Tehran on Friday has infuriated Washington which has been trying to put pressure on Iran following its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear agreement in May.

Commander: Iranian submarine to come into service in months
Iran’s Navy commander said the country’s homegrown submarine Fateh (Conqueror) will come on stream by March 2019, saying a second version of the military watercraft is also planned to be manufactured.

Georgia to remain committed to deals with Iran if EU does
The Georgian ambassador to Iran said that after the US sanctions, the Caucasus country will live up to its cooperation agreements with the Islamic Republic if the European Union (EU) also remains committed to its deals with Tehran.


Tehran Times


Over 6,600 water, power projects to be launched, inaugurated
Some 6,666 water and electricity projects are to be inaugurated or started in Iran during the Government Week (August 23-29), IRNA reported.

Lufthansa, Austrian and Turkish airlines continue flying to Tehran
Lufthansa, Austrian and Turkish airlines along with several other international carriers have no plan yet to halt flying to Iran as news broke that three European airliners are to suspend services to the country.

Ibrahim al-Jaafari: Iraq, Iran have common enemies
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari said Iraq and Iran are facing common enemies, saying the two neighbors could
stand together and resolve any disagreement through dialogue.

Global community should help Iran address refugee issues: S. Korean envoy
The issue of refugees in Iran is not the problem of a certain country, so definitely they need the assistance from the global community, ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, Ryu Jeong-Hyun, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

‘Peace talks with Taliban are not feasible without Afghan government leading it’
The security situation continues to worsen in war-ravaged Afghanistan with a spate of terror attacks in recent months.

Doctors-to-be take Hippocratic Oath at Avicenna Mausoleum
A group of medicine graduates took Hippocratic Oath at Avicenna Mausoleum, in west-central city of Hamedan, on Sunday.

Iran will have a lasting presence in region: IRGC
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Deputy Commander for Political Affairs Brigadier General Yadollah Javani has said that the era of the U.S. in the region has come to an end and it is Iran who will have a lasting presence in the region.

Austrian envoy hails Iran’s resistance economy initiative
Austrian Ambassador to Tehran Stefan Scholz has welcomed the resistance economy initiative introduced by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

United Iran will get past problems, Rouhani says
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that the country will pass through problems with unity and resistance.