Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 28-2-2019

Iran Daily

 

Iran’s Leader calls for stronger Tehran-Yerevan ties

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called for stronger ties between Iran and Armenia.

 

Trump, Kim optimistic over nuclear talks

US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, leaders of two nations with a long history of hostility, opened their second summit Wednesday with smiles, hopeful talk and a friendly dinner that will set the stage for the much more difficult talks to come about curbing North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.

 

Ministry: Parliamentary, Assembly of Experts elections to be held next year

Iran’s Interior Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday the parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections will be held simultaneously next year.

 

Caspian Sea littoral states review ways of countering illegal fishing

Caspian Sea littoral states discussed ways of combating illegal fishing in the fourth experts meeting in Turkmenistan’s capital, Ashgabat, on Wednesday.

 

Quake in Ilam Province injures 17 people

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale jolted an area in Iran’s western province of Ilam on Wednesday morning, injuring at least 17 people.

 

Iran president keeps Zarif…

Zarif gave no specific reasons for his resignation. He had told the ministry staff on Tuesday that he hoped his resignation would “act as a spur for the Foreign Ministry to regain its proper statutory role in the conduct of foreign affairs,” IRNA reported.

 

Tehran Times

 

Iranian banking delegation to embark for Japan soon

An Iranian banking delegation will soon leave Tehran for Tokyo as accorded in a meeting between the Governor of the Central Bank of Iran
(CBI) Abdolnaser Hemmati and Japan’s Ambassador to Tehran Mitsugu Saito, the portal of CBI reported on Wednesday.

 

Iran’s first hemodiafiltration center for kidney diseases inaugurated

The first specialized center using hemodiafiltration as a dialysis method for kidney diseases was inaugurated in Dr Lavasani Hospital in Tehran.

 

Imran Khan calls for talks, urges India to avoid ‘miscalculation’

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for talks with India after both sides said they shot down each other’s warplanes, something that has not happened since the nuclear-armed rivals went to war in 1971.

 

Trump and Kim predict success in high-stakes nuclear summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump met in Vietnam on Wednesday for a second summit that the United States hopes will persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for promises of peace and development.

 

Jundi Shapur symbol of Iranian wisdom, intellect: official

The secretary general of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO has described the ancient Jundi Shapur University as a symbol of Iranian wisdom and intellect, IRNA reported.

 

Leader: Iran, Armenia should have solid, amicable ties despite U.S. opposition

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called Iran and Armenia as good neighbors who have been enjoying good relationship during the history and said in contrast to opposition by the United States both Iran and Armenia should make their relations
“strong, durable and amicable”.

 

Rouhani rejects Zarif ’s resignation

President Hassan Rouhani has refused to accept resignation by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, saying it is contrary to the country’s  interests.

 

General Soleimani: Zarif is in charge of Iran’s foreign policy

General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC Quds Force, said on Wednesday that Iran’s top officials support Foreign Minister  Mohammad Javad Zarif and he is in charge of the country’s foreign policy.