Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 30-1-2019


Iran Daily

Iran urges EU to accelerate launch of payment channel

Iran’s deputy foreign minister on Tuesday called on the European Union to expedite the launch of a financial mechanism that would facilitate non-dollar trade with the Islamic Republic.

UK’s May seeks changes to Brexit deal

Seeking to break Britain’s Brexit deadlock, Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday she plans to ask the European Union to change its divorce deal with the UK by altering an Irish border guarantee that is opposed by many British lawmakers.

US sanctions Venezuela oil firm

The United States on Monday imposed sweeping sanctions on Venezuelan state-owned oil firm PDVSA, aimed at severely curbing the OPEC member’s crude exports to the US and pressuring socialist President Nicolas Maduro to step down.

China decries ‘political manipulations’ behind Huawei case in US

China on Tuesday decried the “political manipulations” behind the US case against Huawei as Washington indicted the tech giant’s chief financial officer and levelled sweeping charges against the company.

Iran’s first VP: Time has come to reconstruct Syria

Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri on Tuesday expressed Iran’s willingness to help reconstruct Syria in the post-war era.

Heavy rain causes floods in Khuzestan’s villages

Heavy rain has caused floods in several villages of the southwestern province of Khuzestan, displacing many people in the region.

Top General: Enemies aware of Iran’s crushing response to invasion

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said the enemies know well that they would receive a devastating response from Iran in case of military action against the country.

Russian envoy deplores attempts to drive wedge between Moscow, Tehran

Russia’s ambassador to Tehran said Iran and Russia are “strategic partners”, adding that “our opponents” in the West are trying to drive a wedge between the two countries.

Shamkhani: Iran has no plans to increase range of missiles

Iran’s top security official said the country faces no scientific restrictions for increasing the range of its missiles, but it currently has no plans to do so and is only focused on improving the accuracy of its missile technology.

Tehran Times

Araqchi says if JCPOA falls out of balance grave fallouts will ensue
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has said the United States does not understand the situation in the Middle East, warning if the Iran nuclear deal falls flat, it will cause severe consequences.

Iran jumps to 47th in Bloomberg Innovation Index 2019
Iran has moved up two points to 47th place on Bloomberg Innovation Index 2019 report which was published on January 22.

Palestinian prime minister, government step down
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah has officially submitted his resignation and that of his unity government to President Mahmoud Abbas, casting doubt on the prospects of reconciliation efforts with the Islamic resistance movement, Hamas.

Netanyahu’s reaction to Nasrallah’s remarks to serve his election campaign: al-Zahar

A senior Hamas member, Mahmoud al-Zahar, told MNA that if all the countries and powers occupied by the Israelis regime come together, a so-called ‘Last Battle’ will take place, which will put an end to the regime.

Habibi, the Islamic Coalition Party chief, dies at 73
Mohammad Nabi Habibi, secretary general of the Islamic Coalition Party and a former Tehran mayor, passed away of cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning at the age of 73, Tasnim reported.

VP: West should thank forerunners in terror fight

Iranian First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Tuesday that West should praise Syria and other countries which have been leading the war on terrorism.

Iran denies missile talks with France

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has denied any talks with France over Tehran’s missile program, calling claim of missile talks an “absolute lie”.

Russian envoy deplores attempts to drive a wedge between Tehran, Moscow

Russia’s ambassador to Tehran said Iran and Russia are “strategic partners”, noting that “our opponents” in the West are trying to drive a wedge between the two countries.

Our defense doctrine is to keep range of missiles to 2000km: Shamkhani

It is not part of Iran’s defense doctrine to extend the range of its missiles from the current 2000 kilometers, Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said on Tuesday.

Europe has remained in nuclear deal for its own benefits: Kharrazi

Kamal Kharrazi, head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, said on Tuesday that Europe has remained in the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, for its own interests.