Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 17-3-2019

Iran Daily

Iran to launch counterpart to EU trade channel soon

Iran will soon set up its part of a new payments vehicle, devised to bypass US sanctions, Abdolnaser Hemmati, the governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI), said.

Rouhani calls for fighting Islamophobia in West after New Zealand massacr

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Friday massacre of Muslim people in New Zealand highlighted the need for “all out confrontation against… the Islamophobia pervasive in the West which is unfortunately encouraged by some Western governments.

Trump signs first veto to secure funding for border wall

Donald Trump signed the first veto of his presidency Friday, overriding congressional opposition to secure emergency funds to build more walls on the US-Mexico border.

Cyclone hits Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, killing 140

Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit by a vicious cyclone that has killed more than 140 people, left hundreds more missing and stranded tens of thousands who are cut off from roads and telephones in mainly poor, rural areas.

Iran: Western countries have forgotten their responsibility in fight against drugs

Iran says countries that are destination of smuggled drugs, especially the Western states, are not committed to the principle of joint responsibility in the fight against illicit drugs and have forgotten it.

Afghan president’s envoy praises Iran’s supportive stances

Afghanistan’s peace envoy Mohammad Omar Daudzai lauded Iran’s stances towards his country, urging closer cooperation between Kabul and Tehran.

31st anniversary of Halabja chemical attack by Saddam Hussein marked

March 16 marks the 31st year after Iraq’s Baath regime’s heinous chemical attack against Kurdish city of Halabja that killed thousands of people during the closing days of the Iran–Iraq War in the 1980s.

Tehran Times

Iran’s mechanism for INSTEX to be set up soon: CBI governor

The Iranian mechanism which is in consistence with INSTEX (the special purpose vehicle to facilitate trade between the EU and Iran to get around U.S. sanctions) will be set up in Tehran soon, Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati said on Friday night.

Dutch museum wins American art prize for Iran exhibition

The Drents museum has won an audience prize in New York at the prestigious Global Fine Art Awards. The prize was granted on March 12 for its contribution to hosting “Iran – Cradle of Civilization”, an enormous loan exhibit on the history of Persia.

Houthis warn they could target Riyadh, Abu Dhabi

Yemen’s Houthis warned Saturday they could launch attacks against the capitals of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who lead a military coalition against them.

Christchurch carnage must silence the breed of Islam-bashers

Daoud Nabi was the first victim of the Christchurch mosque shootings on Friday. He was standing at the door when the terrorist barged inside Masjid Al Noor mosque brandishing his semi-automatic weapon.

One belt-one road, a path to economic resilience

The history of Iran and China’s economic and cultural relations goes back to the ancient times, when positioned at the heart of the Silk Road, Iran linked the Asian country to the nations in Europe.

Fresh clashes as France’s yellow vests seek new momentum

French police fired tear gas and arrested doz-ens on Saturday in clashes with protesters as the yellow vest movement sought to inject new impetus into its four-month old revolt against President Emmanuel Macron and his pro-business reforms.

New Year shopping heralds of Noruz

With the Iranian New Year (known as Noruz falling on March 21) approaching, bazaars, markets, and shopping malls are jammed with people across Iran.

Rouhani urges New Zealand to bring mosque attackers to justice

President Hassan Rouhani has condemned Friday’s “terrorist, racist” attacks on Mus-lim worshippers in New Zealand, saying the perpetrators of the crime should be brought to justice.

31 years since Saddam gassed Halabja

March 16 marks the 31st year after the Iraqi Baath regime’s chemical attack against the Kurdish city of Halabja in northern Iraq that killed thousands of people during the closing days of the Iran–Iraq War in the 1980s.

Iran, Pakistan should prioritize cooperation against terrorism: diplomat

Mehdi Honardoost, Tehran’s ambassador to Islamabad, said on Saturday that Iran and Pakistan should prioritize cooperation in fight against terrorism.

Zarif urges OIC to hold emergency meeting over New Zealand shooting

Iranian Foreign Minister Mo-hammad Javad Zarif has strongly condemned the deadly terrorist attacks on Muslim worshippers in New Zealand, calling on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to hold an emergency session on the carnage.

Afghans should have final say on their country: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that it is the people of Afghanistan who should decide about their country.

No peace without eradicating terror ideology, Larijani tells New Zealand counterpart

In a message to his New Zealand counterpart Trevor Mallard on Friday, Iranian Parliament Speak-er Ali Larijani said peace will never be achieved as long as ideology of terrorists is not eradicated.