Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 16-10-2018

Iran Daily

Rouhani: Iran has plans to counter economic, psychological warfare
President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Iran had adopted measures to cushion the effects of “an economic and psychological warfare” that aims to drain away people’s hope.

Syria, Jordan reopen Nasib border crossing
The border crossing between Syria and Jordan opened to people and goods on Monday after being closed for three years, reopening a route that used to carry billions of dollars of trade for countries across the region.

Merkel vows to restore trust after Bavaria election losses
German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Monday to restore trust in her government after her conservative allies suffered heavy losses in a regional election, which their far-right foes hailed as “an earthquake” that would rock the ruling coalition.

Iran establishes joint int’l committee to boost exports
A committee comprised of the representatives of Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Customs, Police and the Intelligence Ministry as well as 15 regional countries has been established to increase exports to these countries, said Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli.

Joining FATF in Iran’s interests
Iran will keep working on plans to implement standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said, stressing that Tehran’s interests are being considered in this course.

Ministry: No bombing at Iranian Embassy in Ankara
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi dismissed media reports about a “suicide bombing” at the site of the Iranian Embassy in Ankara and the evacuation of Iranian personnel.

Minister: Iran seeking global peace, self-defense
Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Monday Iran has shown that it is seeking global peace and remains to be committed to human rights and international obligations.


Tehran Times


Joint committee formed to spur exports to 15 countries
A joint committee with cooperation of Foreign Ministry, Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), NAJA (Iranian police), and Ministry of Intelligence has been formed to protect and improve Iran’s exports to 15 countries across the globe, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli was quoted by IRNA as saying on Monday.

Trump has launched ‘economic terrorism’ by halting Iranians’ access to medicine: Hatami
Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday that the Donald Trump administration has launched “economic terrorism” by preventing Iranians’ access to medicine, calling the move “inhumane”.

Assad stresses importance of upgrading historic Syrian-Iraqi relations
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and the accompanying delegation.

Iran, India should bolster tourism cooperation
Is it safe for an Indian tourist to travel to Iran? How cheap is Iran for an Indian tourist?

Chogan ‘Peace & Friendship Cup’ held in Tehran
The first edition of the ‘Peace & Friendship Cup’ was held in Zoljanah Club in Tehran on Sunday.

Iran says studying opening of EU office in Tehran
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has said Iran is considering the opening of a European Union office in Tehran and that both sides are weighing the conditions and possibilities on the matter.

Iran to sign deal to export marine medicine equipment
Amir Rastegari, managing director of Iranian Defense Ministry’s Marine Industries Organization, said on Monday that Iran will soon sign agreements on building and selling marine medicine equipment with a number of countries.

Lawyer: U.S. violating intl. law by freezing Iranian assets
Maryam Jalalvand, an Iranian lawyer from Tehran University, has said that the U.S. has violated international law by freezing nearly $2 billion of Iranian assets.

Saudi Arabia in existential crisis of own making: senior diplomat
Saudi Arabia has exposed itself to an existential crisis by repeatedly pursuing “abortive policies” on a regional level, says the Iranian administration’s point man on the Middle East.

Japan’s new ambassador submits credential to Zarif
Japan’s new ambassador to Tehran, Mitsugu Saito, (left) met on Monday with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to submit a copy of his credential to him.