Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 2-2-2019

Iran Daily

Iran starts marking 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Iran began the 10-Day Dawn celebrations on Friday to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which overthrew the monarchy of the US-backed Pahlavi regime in Iran.

Iran welcomes Europe’s “overdue first step” to save JCPOA

Iranian Foreign Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomed a “long overdue first step” taken by the European signatories to the nuclear deal to launch a direct payment mechanism meant to bypass Washington’s sanctions on Tehran.

Qatar wins first Asian Cup title

Qatar was crowned AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 champion on Friday as superb goals from Almoez Ali and Abdelaziz Hatim laid the foundation for a 3-1 win over Japan in a rousing final at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

UN raises ‘serious doubts’ whether Bahrain opposition leaders got fair trial

The UN Human Rights Office said on Friday there were “serious doubts” whether three Bahraini opposition leaders were given a fair trial after Bahrain’s highest court upheld this week their life sentences on charges of spying for Qatar.

US bolts Cold War missile treaty as Russia warns of arms race

The United States said Friday that it would exit a landmark Cold War nuclear missile treaty due to purported violations by Russia, which has warned of a new arms race in retaliation.

Iran welcomes new Lebanese govt., vows support

Iran welcomed the formation of a new government headed by Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Lebanon after a nine-month deadlock and reiterated its support for the country’s security.

Armenia’s PM to pay official visit to Iran in February

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will pay an official visit to Iran in February.

Tehran Times

NIORDC to inaugurate 20 development projects worth €1.6b in 10 days

Nation-al Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) will inaugurate 20 development projects worth €1.6 billion (35 trillion rials, which equals €744.6 million, plus €861 million) during the Ten-Day Dawn (February 1-10, mark-ing the victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution), IRNA reported on Friday.

Iran wants EU to act swiftly as it sets up payment channel with Iran

The For-eign Ministry issued a statement of Thursday saying Tehran wel-comes the European Union’s payments mechanisms to skirt the U.S. sanctions against Iran, yet it sought an immediate implementation of the payment channel.

Lebanon forms new govt., breaks political impasse

Lebanon’s presidency has announced the formation of a new national unity government, putting an end to a nine-month stalemate on the political stage, which fueled the country’s economic woes.

Israel’s Story: Lies from top to bottom

A study by a Toronto-based consulting and re-search company has revealed thatover the past fifty years mainstream reporting about Israel has been distorted to portray the Jewish state in positive terms while ignoring the plight of the Palestinians under Israeli occupation. The media study, based on a computer analysis of 50 years of data, found that major U.S. newspapers have provided consistently skewed, pro-Israel reporting on Israel-Palestine.

SPV is not a magic solution: Ali Vaez

Ali Vaez, director of the Iran pro-gram for International Crisis Group says, that SPV is not a magic solution, and it may take a few months before its success can be truly assessed.

Dokhtaran-e Enqelab highlight importance of hijab

A large and public gathering dubbed Dokhtaran-e Enqelab (literally meaning girls of revolution), aiming to promote the importance of hijab was held at Tehran’s Imam Hossein square on Thursday.

Ten-Day Dawn celebrations start

he Ira-nian nation on Friday started celebrating the Ten-Day Dawn to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which toppled the Pahlavi monarchy in 1979.

Iranian diplomat holds talks with Bulgarian officials

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi met separately with a number of Bulgarian officials on Thursday, dis-cussing expansion of ties between Tehran and Sofia.

Safavi: It is era of Islamic world’s power

Yahya Ra-him Safavi, a top military adviser to the Leader, said on Friday that it is the era in which power of the Islamic world has been revealed.

Iran unveils wide-body drone with jet engine

Iran on Thursday unveiled its first home-made wide-body drone with a jet engine in an exhibition held by Armed Forces in Tehran.

Press TV journalist arrives in Iran after detention in U.S.

Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi, who was jailed in the U.S. without charge for days and later freed amid public outcry, arrived at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on Wednesday night and was welcomed by her relatives and colleagues, according to the network’s website.