Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 13-2-2019

Iran Daily

Oil edges up amid OPEC cuts, US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela

Oil prices gained nearly 3 percent on Tuesday, supported by OPEC-led production cuts, which Saudi Arabia said it would surpass by more than half a million barrels per day (bpd), and by US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela.

UK’s May seeks more time to find Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May told lawmakers on Tuesday to hold their nerve over Brexit and give her more time to negotiate a deal acceptable to both the European Union and the British Parliament.

Catalan separatists’ rebellion trial starts in Madrid

Catalan separatist leaders accused of rebellion for trying to make their region independent from Spain launched their defense on Tuesday at the start of their long-awaited trial.

US confab in Poland cannot weaken Iran

Iran’s top military commander said Tuesday an anti-Iran meeting to be co-hosted by the United States and Poland in Warsaw on Wednesday will fail to either undermine the Islamic Republic’s power or affect its policy.

Larijani: Iran, Japan need to take bigger steps in relations

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Iran and Japan need to take bigger steps to boost ties.

Rouhani to meet Putin, Erdogan in Sochi on Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to travel to Russia on Thursday in a bid to hold talks with his Russian and Turkish counterparts on Syria.

Zarif: Islamic Revolution’s 40th anniversary means 40 years of failed US policy

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif minces no words while listing the United States’ failures over the past 40 years after US President Donald Trump shares his perception of Iran’s performance during the same period.

Tehran Times

ran 82% self-sufficient in producing foodstuffTEHRAN — Some 82 percent of Iran’s food-stuff needs is being supplied by domestic producers, Tasnim news agency reported quoting an agricultural official.

Great opportunities for Japanese investment in Iran: Larijani

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Lar-ijani who was on tour of Tokyo proposed on Tuesday that there are great opportunities for Japan to invest in Iran.

Bahrainis determined to continue peaceful struggle for change: Al-WefaqAs

Bahraini people gear up to mark the eighth anniversary of their uprising against the ruling Al Khalifah regime on February 14, the country’s main Shia opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic So-ciety, has reaffirmed its determination to continue peaceful rallies until its demands for political reforms are met.

#StandwithIlhan: Social media users defend Ilhan Omar after her forced apology over anti-Semitism

Social media users are flocking to #Standwith-Ilhan after Rep. Ilhan Omar was pressured to issue an apology for her tweets about the Israel lobby’s influence over U.S. politicians, after she was accused of anti-Semitism.

Understanding Donald Trump and the White House: A few books

Robert David Steele, a former Ma-rine Corps infantry officer and CIA spy who was recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, regularly answers questions for Tehran Times.

E-government, a new opportunity that should be seized

During recent months, Iran’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry pro-moted electronic government in the country.

Hezbollah chief says multidimensional victories owing to Iran

The Leba-nese Hezbollah leader has thanked Iran for its support, which “have led to victories in various fields.”

We seek war with no country, but defend ourselves solidly: Zarif

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran does not seek war with any country, but that does not mean that Tehran will lose firmness in defending itself.

Pompeo’s East Europe tour fails at once

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s efforts to unify Eastern Europe against Russia, China and Iran failed at once when Budapest said it’s fed up with lectures about its foreign policy.

Politician: U.S. seeking to repeat Syrian scenario in Latin America

Hossein Amir Abdolla-hian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian parliament speaker, said on Tuesday that the U.S. is seeking to repeat the Syrian crisis in Latin America through interfering in Venezuela’s affairs.