Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 21-2-2019

Iran Daily

Xi: China’s resolve to develop strategic partnership with Iran unchangeable

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday Beijing’s resolve to develop strategic partnership with Iran will remain unchanged.

Iran slams US ‘hypocrisy’ over planned nuclear technology sale to Saudis

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized US hypocrisy after it was reported on Tuesday that the administration of President Donald Trump is trying to bypass Congress to advance the sale of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.

Putin threatens to target US if it deploys missiles in Europe

President Vladimir Putin warned of a resolute response if the US decides to station missiles in neighboring countries to Russia.

Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi

Britain’s top diplomat has urged Germany to relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting UK sales of weapons to – and by extension its influence with – the oil-rich kingdom.

UAE eases Qatar shipping ban: Source

The United Arab Emirates has eased a ban on the shipping of goods between it and Qatar enforced under a political and economic boycott of Doha, according to port circulars and an industry source.

Rouhani: Iran-US tug-of-war at its ‘maximum’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the tug-of-war between Iran and the United States is currently at a maximum and that sanctions imposed by the US administration on Iran amounted to “a terrorist act.

Chinese press delegation visits ICPI

A press delegation from Global Times, an English-language Chinese newspaper under the People’s Daily, headed by the paper’s editor-in-chief visited Iran Cultural and Press Institute (ICPI) on Wednesday.

Iran already involved in reconstructing Iraq: Envoy

Iran’s cooperation in reconstruction of Iraq is already under way, Iran’s envoy to Baghdad has said.

Azeri military delegation tours Iran’s DAFUS University

A visiting Azerbaijan Republic military delegation toured different sections of Army Command and Staff School (DAFUS) here on Wednesday.

Tehran Times

Non-oil exports to Russia up 8.5% in 10 months on year

Iran’s value of non-oil exports to Russia has risen 8.5 per-cent during the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2018- January 20, 2019), Mehr news agency reported on Wednesday.

Medical tourism fetches Iran $1.2b in last fiscal year

Medical tourism made an economic contribution of around $1.2 billion to the country in the last Iranian calendar year (March 2017-March 2018), said the head of Medical Tourism Depart-ment at the Ministry of Health.

Zarif slams U.S. hypocrisy in Saudi-related issues

Foreign Minister Mo-hammad Javad Zarif has slammed U.S. hypocrisy in dealing with Saudi Arabia’s human rights and nuclear pro-gram, saying neither human rights nor a nuclear program have been the real concern of the U.S.

Pakistan PM offers cooperation, demands ‘actionable evidence’ from India

Almost a week after a deadly attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 44 members of India’s central reserve police force, Pakistan’s premier finally broke his silence on Tuesday.

3 music industry elites receive lifetime honors at Fajr festival

Vocalist Karim Saleh Azimi, pia-nist Fakhri Malekpur and instrument maker Ramin Jazayeri were honored with lifetime achievement awards during the closing cer-emony of the 34th Fajr Music Festival on Tuesday.

Rouhani: U.S. pressures amount to ‘terrorist act’

President Hassan Rouhani says the U.S. government’s maximum-pressure campaign against Tehran, especially by tar-geting Iran’s relations with foreign banks and companies, amounts to a “terrorist act”.

Larijani urges remaining parties to fulfil their obligations under nuclear deal

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Wednesday that the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal should fulfil their obligations under the deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Xi stresses ‘comprehensive strategic ties’ with Iran

Chinese President Xi Jinping insisted on Wednesday that his country is seeking to develop “comprehensive strategic ties” with Iran.

General: Pakistan’s intelligence agency backs terrorists

Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military adviser to the Leader, said on Wednesday that Pakistan’s intelligence agency supports terrorists.

Iran: Pakistan has not met expectations in fighting terrorism

Iranian Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaghari has said that the Pakistani government has not met Iran’s expectations in countering terrorism.

IRGC general: Claim that US sabotaging Iran’s missile program is a lie

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force on Tuesday strongly rejected claim that the U.S. has been sabotaging Iran’s missile program, saying it is just a lie.