The Iran Project

Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 19-11-2018


Iran Daily

China, India keen on Iran trade despite US sanctions
Business might have slowed in Iran due to the US-imposed sanctions, but China and India are resolved to weather the storm.

Syrian forces retake last Daesh hideout in south
Syrian forces retook control of the last southern hideout of Daesh terrorist group.

Top US military officer says Taliban ‘are not losing’
The top US military officer said that the Taliban “are not losing” in Afghanistan, and much more needs to be done to bring peace to the war-torn country.

May says ousting her won’t make Brexit talks easier
Britain’s besieged Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that a leadership change wouldn’t make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to unseat her and the former Brexit secretary suggested she failed to stand up to bullying from European Union officials.

Pakistani PM stresses further development of ‘age-old’ Iran ties
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered the country’s officials to double efforts to further broaden relations and cooperation with Iran.

British foreign secretary due in Tehran today
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is scheduled to arrive in Tehran today to hold talks with Iranian officials on his first visit to Iran after taking office.

Committee to be set up in gov’t to confront sanctions
The Iranian Parliament’s Presiding Board spokesman said plans are underway to establish a committee for confronting sanctions and addressing the people’s economic problems.

Iran’s nuclear program to remain ever peaceful
Iran’s nuclear program will always remain peaceful even if the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers unravels, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said, adding that Tehran does not want to reach a point of tension.

Iran, Iraq plan to ditch dollar in trade, remove visa restrictions
The Iranian ambassador to Baghdad said Iran and Iraq are weighing plans to eliminate US dollar in trade transactions and also lift visa requirements for citizens of the two countries.

Iran Navy will continue to defend interests in high seas: Commander
A senior Iranian commander says the country’s naval fleet will continue its presence in the high seas to protect Iran’s national interests.

Tehran Times

Iran’s exports to Iraq rise 30% in 7 months on year
Iran’s exports to Iraq rose 30 percent during the first seven months of the present Iranian calendar year (March 21 October 22), compared to that of the same time span in the past year, according to the Chairman of IranIraq Joint Chamber of Commerce Yahya Al-e Es’haq.

Sanctions have affected import of food, medicine
It has been repeatedly claimed by Trump administration’s officials that sanctions against Iran do not include food and medicine, however, the sanctions have restricted transfer of money which affects importation of food and medicine.

Theresa May: Brexit won’t be easier if I’m ousted
Theresa May has told her critics that getting rid of her as PM would not make delivering Brexit any easier.

Syrian forces liberate last Daesh holdout in south
Syrian government forces have managed to wrest control over the last holdout of the ISIL (Daesh) Takfiri terrorist group in the country’s south, a UK-based monitoring group says.

One dead, over 400 injured in French protests over fuel prices
Tens of thousands of people across France have protested against high fuel prices, in mass rallies that turned violent when clashes erupted in parts of the country and a protester was accidentally run over and killed by a car.

Bullying U.S. has been isolated: deputy FM
The United States, like a bully, is exerting pressures on other countries but it has been isolated politically, Iranian Deputy
Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has said.

Salih’s Tehran visit shows Iraq defying Iran sanctions, ex-diplomat says
Former Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Hassan Danaeefar has said Iraqi President Barham Salih’s visit to Tehran means
that Iraq attaches great importance to its relations with Iran, despite the U.S. sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Tehran, Baghdad show strong commitment to win-win relations: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed optimism at a recent visit by Iraqi President Barham Salih
to Tehran, saying Tehran and Baghdad are seeking a “win-win” relationship.

Ambassador pushes for closer Iran-Russia cultural co-op
Mehdi Sanaei, Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow, on Sunday called for more cultural cooperation between Iran and Russia.

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