Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 24-2-2019

Iran Daily

Zarif: Iran to entertain ‘surprise-loving Trump’ over sanctions

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran’s measures to cushion the impact of US sanctions against the country will take US President Donald Trump by “surprise.

IAEA:Iran adhering to terms of nuclear deal

Iran has been living up to a deal with world powers limiting its nuclear program, the UN atomic watchdog said Friday, as diplomatic wrangling continues over the future of the accord.

Violence, delays mark Nigeria’s presidential vote

Gunfire and explosions opened Nigeria’s delayed election on Saturday as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa’s most populous nation. The vote, widely seen as too close to call, also was marred by hours-long delays at polling stations across the vast West African country.

Protest leaders dismiss Sudan emergency, demand Bashir quit

Sudanese protest leaders on Saturday dismissed President Omar al-Bashir’s declaration of a state of emergency and vowed to keep up nationwide demonstrations until his “regime is overthrown.

No progress if a country builds walls around itself

President Hassan Rouhani said that any country which puts up walls around itself will not progress.

Navy flies drones, fires missiles in second day of drill

The Iranian Navy flew patrol, reconnaissance and bomber drones during a military drill underway in the country’s southern waters.

Shamkhani: Iran has many options to neutralize US sanctions

Iran has devised initiatives to foil the US sanctions on its oil exports, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said, noting that the country has multiple ways to sell its crude.

Bangladesh Language Martyrs’ Day, IMLD 2018 marked in Tehran

Language Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2019 were commemorated in a ceremony at Bangladesh Embassy in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Thursday.

Tehran Times

Private sector should contribute to oil fields development

Director of National Ira-nian Oil Company (NIOC)’s Discovery Department said the private sector should be able to contribute to developing the country’s oil fields, IRNA reported on Saturday.

Admiral: Iran to hold naval drills with regional states

Chief of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi has said that Iran plans to hold joint naval drills with friendly regional countries in the future.

Kushner is behind sending sensitive U.S. nuclear tech to Saudi: Askari

Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teach-es international business at the George Washington University, believes that the origin of the initiative of the sending sensitive U.S. nuclear technology “was General Flynn, the disgraced first National Security Advisor to Donald Trump.

Analysis of MBS trip to three Asian countries

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mo-hammed Bin Salman’s Asian tour happens while still the murder of Jamal Khashoggi is a cloud hanging over him.

‘23 Individuals’ tops at Qoqnus Screen Awards

“23 Individuals” by Mehdi Jafari, an epic movie about 23 young Ira-nian volunteers who were captives during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, was crowned best film at the 8th edition of the Qoqnus Screen Awards on Friday.

Iran well able to block oil sales but hopes it won’t come to that, Shamkhani says

Ali Sham-khani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, says Iran has multiple methods at its disposal for blocking the region’s oil exports but “we hope we wouldn’t be pressed into using them.”

IAEA reaffirms Iran’s compliance to nuclear deal

The International Atomic Energy Agency has reaffirmed Iran’s compliance to the 2015 nuclear deal, which is known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Iran not to take decision on nuclear deal emotionally: Salehi

Ali Akbar Salehi, director of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, said on Sat-urday that Tehran will not take decision on the 2015 nuclear deal emotionally.

U.S. planned but failed to keep Daesh alive for decades: Hatami

The United States planned to keep Daesh in the region for 30 to 40 years but it failed, Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Saturday.

Russia calls U.S. pressure on business with Iran ‘unacceptable’, ‘deeply concerning’

Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said on Friday that the U.S. attempts to stop Russia’s lawful operations in Iran are “unacceptable” and “deeply concerning”.

Rouhani: Technology can weather sanctions pressure

In remarks on Saturday, President Hassan Rouhani suggested that development of technology can lessen the effects of sanctions pressure on Iran.