Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 23-1-2019

Iran Daily

Two steel plants inaugurated in SE Iran

Iranian Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri inaugurated a direct reduction iron (DRI) plant and a steel pelletizing plant in the southeastern province of Kerman.

Iran Oil Ministry signs $1b contracts with domestic contractors

Companies affiliated to Iran’s Oil Ministry signed nine deals worth $1 billion with domestic contractors on Tuesday for maintaining and increasing the production level of the country’s oil fields.

Opposition leader pushes for Parliament vote on new Brexit referendum

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn moved a step closer to paving the way for another referendum on European Union membership by trying to use Parliament to grab control of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May.

Turkey planning international probe into Khashoggi murder

Turkey is planning to launch an international investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will take further steps in coming days, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

Switzerland readies payment channel for Iran trade

An Iranian official said Tuesday Switzerland has prepared all requirements for an independent payment channel aimed at keeping trade ties with Iran.

Larijani calls Poland meeting ‘enemies’ game’
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani described an upcoming anti-Iran meeting in Poland as a game launched by enemies of Iran.

Zarif: US still violating black people’s rights
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the detention of Press TV news anchor Marzieh Hashemi by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shows that the United States is still violating the rights of black people.

Iran denounces Kabul suicide attack

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned a terrorist attack by Taliban on a military base near the capital Kabul, which killed scores of Afghan forces.

Shamkhani: Talks with US futile

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said, “After the US violation of the 2015 nuclear deal, any negotiation with such a government would be futile.

Tehran Times

No one can ignore Iran’s regional importance: Larijani
Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that no country can ignore the importance of Iran in the Middle East.

75 early cancer detection centers to be inaugurated
75 early cancer detection centers will start operation on January 27 nationwide on the occasion of the national cancer week, said Ali Motlaq,
the head of cancer department at the Ministry of Health.

Germany, France sign treaty building on 1963 Elysee accord

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Tuesday against rising nationalism in Europe and called for a revival of cross-border cooperation as she and her French counterpart signed a pact renewing their countries’ decades-long friendship.

U.S. pressures cannot stop Iraq, KRG relations with Iran: Nazim Dabbagh

Nazim Dabbagh, the representative of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to Iran says that KRG-Iran economic relations are continuing despite the U.S. anti-Iran sanctions.

The Super Blood Wolf Moon of 2019
On January 20, 2019, the moon passed through Earth’s shadow in a total lunar eclipse during the Full Wolf Moon, which is also a “Supermoon.”

JCPOA became ideological target for conservatives in U.S., Israel, and S. Arabia: Michigan professor

The Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), became an ideological target for conservatives in the U.S., Israel, and Saudi Arabia, and that is the reason Washington walked out of it, Ronald Grigor Suny, professor of social and political history at the University of Michigan, has told ILNA.

Shamkhani says negotiation with U.S. is futile

Given the White House’s move to violate its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council says any negotiation with the U.S. would be futile.

Germany claims honoring Iran deal while slapping sanctions on airline

Despite having just imposed sanctions on an Iranian airline, Germany claims it is honoring the 2015 nuclear deal which it is a signatory.

Large turnout at Bahman 22 rallies to foil plots: Rahmani Fazli

Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has underlined the importance of the Bahman 22nd (Feb. 11th) rallies marking the
40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, saying the glory of the nation’s large turnout would foil the enemies’ plots.

Polish diplomat calls meeting with Araqchi ‘constructive’

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Maciej Lang has said that his meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi on a joint U.S.-Poland conference on the Middle East was “constructive”.

Iranians will rely on domestic capacities to beat sanctions, Jahangiri says

First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Tuesday that the U.S. will not reach its objectives if Iranians maintain unity and integrity.