Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 4-3-2019

Iran Daily

Turkey urges US to change mind on Iran sanctions

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called on the US to change its policy of sanctions on Iran, saying Ankara wants Washington to extend waivers.

Iran: US, clients in decline; opposite front on the rise

Iran’s top security official said on Sunday America and its client states in the Middle East are on the decline and that the group of countries seeking stability in the region has gained the upper hand.

US, South Korea to end key joint military exercises

The US and South Korea announced Sunday an end to key annual large-scale military exercises in support of diplomatic efforts to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

Sanders attacks ‘dangerous’ Trump at campaign launch

US Senator Bernie Sanders returned to the place of his birth Saturday to deliver the first rally speech of his presidential campaign, vowing to defeat “the most dangerous president in modern American history” Donald Trump.

Protests swell in Algeria over president’s election bid

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in cities around Algeria on Sunday to demand President Abdelaziz Bouteflika step down just before he was due to declare his bid for a fifth term in April elections.

Qassemi: Iran does not want Karabakh dispute to affect ties with Baku, Yerevan

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday that Tehran does not want the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan to affect ties with its two neighbors.

Three forces killed in Sistan-Baluchestan floods

While experiencing devastating drought in recent years, Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan Province was hit by severe floods on Saturday which claimed the lives of three security forces.

Iran: Supporting anti-Iran sanctions against spirit of Muslim unity

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was initially established to promote solidarity among Islamic countries, while supporting US sanctions against Iran violates the spirit of unity among Muslims, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gholamhossein Dehqani said.

Tehran Times

Iran, Switzerland ink MOU to enhance agricultural co-op

Iran and Switzerland signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Sunday for mutual cooperation in agri-cultural research, education and extension, IRIB reported.

Majlis bans serving as MP more than three terms in a row

Iran’s parliament approved on Sunday a bill according to which MPs will not be allowed to run for parliament after three terms in a row.

U.S.-led coalition bombs Syrian town with white phosphorus munitions

The U.S.-led military coalition, which is purportedly fighting the DaeshTakfiri terrorist group in Syria, has used white phosphorus munitions in a bombing raid against an area in Syria’s east-ern province of Dayr al-Zawr, local media say.

Abbas likely to visit Syria soon, senior Palestinian official says

A senior Palestinian predicted that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will visit Syria in the near future.

Saudi Arabia is said to have tortured an American citizen

A dual citizen of Saudi Arabia and the United States had been imprisoned in the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh for about a week when he heard a knock on his door.

Normalization of ties with Israel contradicts Islamic teachings: Houthi

The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah move-ment has vehemently condemned attempts by a number of Arab states and Persian Gulf kingdoms to normalize diplomatic relations with the Israeli regime,stressing that such efforts are in blatant contradiction toteachings of Islam.

Iran’s best cultural studies honored

Iran has awarded the top seven cultural studies carried out by Ira-nian researchers over the past three years at the 15th Festival of Cultural Research of the Year.

IRGC Navy develops anti-laser weapon

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy chief Alireza Tangsiri has said his forces have developed a weapon that is able to beat the United States’ an-ti-drone laser system.

Zarif highlights necessity of joining FATF

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that it is essential to approve the bills to join the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Diplomat: Backing anti-Iran sanctions will harm Islamic world solidarity

Addressing the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Abu Dhabi, a senior Iranian diplomat said supporting the United States’ anti-Iran sanctions breaches solidarity among Muslims, IRNA reported on Sunday.

Iran reiterates missile program is non-negotiable

Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Coun-cil, reiterated Iran’s long-held position on Sunday, saying Tehran decides about its missile program based on its interests and the issue is “non-negotiable”.

Bushehr nuclear power plant being overhauled

The Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran has been shut down for an overhaul operation after generating electricity for 298 days, according to the head manager of the power plant.