Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 25-2-2019


Iran Daily

Zarif: West’s arms have turned Mideast into powder keg

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday the West has turned the Middle East into a “powder keg” with its arms sales to the Arab countries of the region, stressing that the weapons supplies have not contributed to regional security.

North Korea warns US skeptics as Kim heads for Vietnam summit

North Korea warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to listen to US critics who were disrupting efforts to improve ties, as its leader, Kim Jong-un, made his way across China by train to a second summit with Trump in Vietnam.

UN: Civilian deaths in Afghan war hit record in 2018

More civilians were killed in the Afghan war in 2018 than during any other year on record after nearly two decades of fighting, according to a UN report released Sunday.

Iran successfully fires cruise missile from submarine

Iran successfully tested a cruise missile fired from a submarine for the first time on Sunday during naval exercises near the Strait of Hormuz, Iran’s official news agency reported.

Zarif slams foreign interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif censured foreign interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs, saying that Tehran supports proposed talks between the South American government and opposition.

IRGC: Enemy plots to sabotage Iran missile program foiled

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said the enemy has sought to hamper the progress of Iran’s missile program but its plots have been foiled.

Pakistan to fence 950km of common border with Iran

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s administration plans to fence 950km of its common border with Iran following a recent deadly attack on Iranian forces by terrorists based in Pakistan.

Tehran Times

Afghanistan officially starts exporting goods to India through Chabahar

In an official ceremony on Sunday, the Afghanistan-Iran-India trade corridor in which Afghanistan will export goods to India through Iran’s southeastern Chabahar Port was inaugurated.

Iranian-made electric car ‘Yooz’ leads the way for pilot production

The first electric-powered car developed domestically by a knowl-edge-based company is now in pilot pro-duction stage.

Landmine blast kills 24 civilians in Syria

A landmine left behind by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) Takfiri terrorists in Syria’s west-central Hama Province has killed 24 civilians.

Trump’s policy toward Saudi to be subverted by Clintonites: Kovacevic

Prof. Kovacevic says Tump ad-ministration’s policy toward Saudi Arabia will eventually be subverted by the Clintonites who would prefer a regime change in Saudi Arabia.

“The Above-Named Person” wins grand prize at Fajr Intl. Theater Festival

“The Above-Named Person” by Iranian director Ali-Asghar Dashti has won the grand prize of the 37th Fajr International Theater Festival.

Independence means not to rely on others to survive: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mo-hammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that independence in the foreign policy does not mean separation from world.

Erdogan hails progress with Iran, Russia over Idlib

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that “significant progress” has been made in his country’s ongoing talks with Iran and Russia to secure Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib.

Russia, Iran and Turkey have no plans for joint operations in Syria: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that Russia, Iran and Turkey have no plans to carry out joint military oper-ations in Syria.

Zarif, Araqchi push for ratification of FATF by Expediency Council

Foreign Minister Moham-mad Javad Zarif and his deputy Abbas Araqchi on Sunday called for ratification of the FATF by the Expediency Council.

Iran fires anti-ship cruise missile from submarine

For the first time during naval drills in southern waters, the Iranian Navy fired an anti-ship cruise missile at mock enemy targets.

Zarif backs dialogue between Venezuelan rival factions

Venezuelan Deputy For-eign Minister Ruben Dario Molina met with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran on Sunday to discuss the latest status in bilateral ties as well as ways to enhance cooperation between Tehran and Caracas.