Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 17-1-2019

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Iran to open bunkering terminal on Persian Gulf island

Iran will start bunkering operations at a newly-built ship fueling terminal on the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm by next month, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) said Wednesday.


Putin blasts US, West over NATO before Serbia visit

Vladimir Putin accused the US and the West of destabilizing the Balkans with NATO expansionist policies as Serbia prepares a hero’s welcome for the Russian president.


British PM: We are leaving EU on March 29

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that the UK will be leaving the European Union on March 29, and that the bloc would only consider extending the ‘Article 50’ negotiating period if there was a credible alternative exit plan.


Rouhani: Iran on right track in airspace technology

Following a failed attempt by Iran to put a satellite into orbit, the Iranian president said that the country has achieved great success in building satellites and launching them. That means we are on the right track.


Zarif: Syrians, Iraqis defeated Daesh, not Americans

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the victory over the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq and Syria was the result of endeavors by the two nations themselves and the United States played no role in defeating the outfit.


Bangladesh calls for expansion of ties with Iran

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a meeting with the newly-appointed Iran’s Ambassador to Dhaka Mohammadreza Nafar on Wednesday called for expansion of relations and cooperation between the two countries.


IRGC: Iran will maintain presence in Syria

The head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said Wednesday there would be no withdrawal of Iranian military advisers from Syria as he dismissed Israel’s threats.


Baqeri: Tehran, Baku keen on maintaining peace in region

Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said that Tehran and Baku are interested in maintaining peace and security in the region.


Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemns US jailing of Press TV anchor

The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned the “illegal” detention and “inhumane” treatment of an anchor for Iran’s Press TV by federal agents in the United States.


Tehran Times


Zarif says Iran is a reliable friend of Kurds
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that he held “fruitful” talks with Kurdish officials in Erbil and said Iran is a reliable friend of Kurds.
Tehran condemns ‘illegal’ arrest of journalist in U.S.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi in a Wednesday statement condemned the Washington government for arresting Marzieh Hashemi, a U.S.-born  Iranian journalist, upon her arrival in the U.S.
Russia, Syria Kurds reject ‘safe zone’ under Turkish control
U.S.-backed Kurdish militants have rejected Washington’s proposal for the establishment of a “security zone” under Turkish control along the Syrian side of the two countries’ border, saying it infringes on the sovereignty of the Arab country.
Hossein Moheb Ahari, actor of “T for Tickle”, dies at 67
The prolific stage and screen actor Hossein Moheb Ahari who starred in numerous memorable TV series, movies and plays such as “T for Tickle” and “Off Limits” and “Health Alley”, passed away at a Tehran hospital on Wednesday after a lengthy battle with lymphoma, Persian media announced. He was at 67.
‘U.S. played no role in defeat of Daesh in Iraq, Syria’
Iran’s foreign minister said  n Wednesday that it was the Syrian and Iraqi people who defeated Daesh and the U.S. played no role in this respect.
Rouhani hails Iran’s achievements in space tech
President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday hailed Iran’s success in  launching a satellite into space as a great achievement, saying trivial shortcomings will be addressed within months.
Tehran summons Dutch ambassador over embassy attack in Hague
The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday called in Dutch Ambassador to Tehran Jacques Werner to express Iran’s protest over a recent attack on the Islamic Republic’ embassy in The Hague.
Iran’s satellite launch not against intl. law: Russian diplomat
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tues- day that Iran’s action in launching satellite is not against international law.
Qom seminary elites warn against joining FATF
A number of Qom seminary elites wrote a letter to Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, the chairman of the Expediency Council, warning that Iran’s accession to the  Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will lead to the enemies’ complete dominance over Iran’s banking system.
Iran not to allow prying in its missile program: MP
Ali Najafi Khoshroudi, the spokesman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has said that Iran will let no country interfere in  its defense and missile programs.