Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 18-2-2019

Iran Daily

Rouhani: Iran ready to improve ties with Persian Gulf states

Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbors to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of US and Israeli aggression, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.

Iran pressures Europe for more effort to save nuclear deal

Europeans need to do more than talk if they want to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday, slamming Washington as the “biggest source of destabilization” in the Middle East.

Assad vows to recapture ‘every inch of Syria’

Only the Syrian state can protect groups in northern Syria and the army will “liberate every inch of Syria” from foreign troops, Syrian President Bashar Assad said Sunday.

Sudan lawmakers cancel meeting on constitutional changes

A Sudanese parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term abruptly canceled its meeting on Sunday, the sate-run news agency said, as hundreds of protesters in the capital called for an end to the president’s three-decade rule.

Iran unveils new submarine equipped with cruise missiles

Iran unveiled a state-of-the-art domestically-built submarine capable of firing cruise missiles during a ceremony on Sunday.

New ICPI managing director inaugurated

New managing director of Iran Cultural and Press Institute (ICPI) was inaugurated during a ceremony at ICPI on Sunday.
Mehdi Shafiei replaced Mohammad Taghi Roghaniha, who was honored at the same ceremony.

Iran summons Pakistan ambassador over terrorist attack

Angered by Pakistan’s inaction on terrorists, Iran summoned the country’s ambassador to Tehran, expressing Tehran’s “strong protest” over a recent deadly terrorist attack on Iranian forces.

Tehran Times

Intl. expo on renewables to kick off in Tehran

The 11th International Envi-ronment, Renewable Energy, Lighting & Energy Saving Exhibition is to be held at Tehran Permanent International Fair-ground on February 21-24, 2019, IRIB reported on Sunday.

Qatar thanks Iran for its supports

Qatari Foreign Minister Mo-hammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani has thanked Iran for supports during the blockade of the Arab country.

Assad: U.S. will sell out those relying on it

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned on Sunday the United States would not protect those depending on it, in reference to Kurdish fighters who control much of the north.

Aminpur, Bairami best Iranian writers of past 40 years: poll

Qeisar Aminpur, who is con-sidered as the most influential poet of the post-revolution literature, and Mo-hammadreza Bairami, the writer of the acclaimed novella “Barren”, are the best poet and best writer of the past 40 years, a poll conducted by the Shahrestan Adab Cultural Institute showed.

arif: Iran won’t forsake own security for Le Drian’s sake

In a panel discussion on the side-lines of the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he cannot deprive his country of its defense capabilities just for the sake of his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Rouhani says Iran seeking brotherly ties with neighbors

President Hassan Rou-hani said on Sunday that Iran has never started a war in the region and seeks “brotherly ties” with neighboring countries.

Pakistan must account for terror attack: Larijani

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that the Pakistani government should account for the Za-hedan terrorist attack which left 27 military personnel killed.

U.S. policies driven by its pathological obsession of Iran, Zarif says

In a speech to the Mu-nich Security Conference on Sunday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized Washington’s policy toward Iran, saying the U.S. is maddeningly obsessed with Iran.