Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 05-2-2019

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Fourth Japanese refiner loading Iranian crude after US waiver
Japan’s largest refiner, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, resumed loading of Iranian crude oil on Monday, almost three months after the US sanctions waiver was granted.

Iran MPs approve new health minister

Iran’s Parliament Monday gave an overwhelming vote of confidence to President Hassan Rouhani’s pick as health minister, after his predecessor resigned over budget cuts and criticism of the allocation of state funds

Trump’s Iran comments spark Iraqi demands for US exit

Iraqi politicians on Monday hit back at Donald Trump after the US president said he plans to keep American forces in the country to spy on Iran

Russia slams EU ‘interference’ in Venezuela

Russia condemned what it dubbed European “interference” in Venezuela after major European Union member states recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president of the oil-rich.

Military steps in as Australia floods bring crocs to streets

Australia’s military has been deployed to tackle devastating “once-in-a-century” floods that have inundated homes, schools and airports in the country’s northeast, forcing hundreds to flee and bringing crocodiles onto the streets.

Dousti’ Satellite ready to be launched soon: ICT minister

Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi on Monday said the country’s new satellite, called Dousti (Friendship), is ready to be put into orbit soon.

President hails Iran’s medical progress

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani welcomed Iran’s medical progress made during the years after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Kremlin: Russia, Turkey, Iran leaders to meet in Russia on Feb. 14

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet the leaders of Iran and Turkey in the Russian Black Sea resort town Sochi on Feb. 14, RIA Novosti reported, citing the Kremlin.

Nine Iranian pilgrims wounded in Iraq bus attack

Nine Iranian pilgrims and an Iraqi assistant driver were wounded on Sunday after their bus came under attack by Daesh terrorists in the northern Iraqi city of Balad in Saladin Province, IRNA reported.

Commander: Iran among world’s top five drone powers

Iranian Armed Forces are among the world’s top five powers capable of building combat drones, the commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) says.

Tehran Times

Nominee for health minister gets vote of confidence

Iranian Lawmakers on Monday gave their vote of confidence to President Hassan Rouhani’s health minister nom-inee, Saeed Namaki.

50,000 prisoners to be pardoned on Revolution anniversary

The Is-lamic Republic will pardon or commute prison terms of fifty thousand inmates on the fortieth anniversary of the Islamic Revolu-tion, Iran’s top judge announced on Monday.

Govt, politicians in Afghanistan on the warpath over talks with Taliban

Afghanistan’s politicians are on the warpath with government over peace talks with the Taliban, a situation that threatens to disrupt the fragile political environment in the run up to general elections in July.

Change never comes from within!

It is often said that change never comes from within. So I am pleased to report that the presentation by Chris Cook, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Strategy, Resilience and Security, University College London at the Iranian and Tehran Cham-bers of Commerce on Sunday about Energy Fintech: Introducing the ECO, introduced refreshing innovations in the energy field.

Fajr festival movie recounts true love story of rebel Rigi

The 37th Fajr Film Festival has premiered director Narges Abyar’s latest drama “The Night When the Moon Was Full” about a true love story of Abdul-Ha-mid Rigi, a member of the Jundallah ter-rorist group.

‘Zarif says INSTEX is not related to FATF’

An MP said on Monday that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that INSTEX (Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges) is not related to the Financial Action Task Force, ISNA reported.

Baghdad to Trump: Iraq not a place to ‘watch Iran’

Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Monday that Donald Trump did not ask permission to station U.S. troops in Iraq to “watch Iran”.

Hatami: Iran unshaken to advance defense capabilities

Defense Minister Amir Hata-mi said on Monday that Iran is unwa-vering in its firm decision to promote its defense capabilities.

Hoveyzeh missile can reach Israel undetected: Israeli report

DEBKAfile, an Israeli military intel-ligence website, has said that Iran’s new Hoveyzeh cruise missile can reach Israel without being detected.