Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 19-3-2019

Iran Daily

Happy New Year

Norouz is the most important and ancient event left from ancient Iran. Although it is deeply rooted in Zoroastrianism, one of the world’s oldest religions, the holiday is celebrated by numerous people in Iran and elsewhere.

Austria urges EU to counter Trump over JCPOA

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen called on the European Union to stand tall against US President Donald Trump over his actions including his withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

Rouhani: Iran to file legal case against US over sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the government would file a legal case in Iran against US officials who imposed sanctions on the country as a precursor to action in international courts.

Mogherini:EU, China to ensure implementation of Iran nuclear deal

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini once again threw the bloc’s weight behind the 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Monday, saying that EU will work to ensure the continued implementation of the agreement.

Clear similarities’ between Boeing crashes in Ethiopia, Indonesia

Flight recorder data recovered from the wreckage of Boeing 737 MAX planes that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia shows “clear similarities,” Addis Ababa said Sunday as the US maker announced it was finalizing a software update for its under-fire anti-stall system.

Syria defense minister meets Iranian, Iraqi counterparts, vows to retake control of Kurdish area

Syrian government forces will reclaim control of northeastern areas controlled by the US-backed Kurds, whether by force or through reconciliation, the defense minister said on Monday.

Military: Iran not involved in Turkey operation against PKK

An official of the Iranian Armed Forces announced that the country has had no role in the Turkish military’s operation against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Iran, Europe review developments in Yemen, Syria

Senior Assistant to Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari conferred with the Secretary General of the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmid on issues of mutual interests, it was announced on Monday.

Tehran Times

Zarif meets grand ayatollahs in Qom

Foreign Minister Moham-mad Javad Zarif visited Qom on Monday and held meetings with grand ayatollahs.

War on terror will continue relentlessly: Military chief

Major General Mo-hammad Baqeri, chief of the Iranian armed forces, said on Monday that fight against terrorism in the region will continue until the phenomenon is totally eradicated.

EU, Iran hold talks on Yemen and Syria

Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior advisor to the Iranian foreign minister for political affairs, met with Secretary General of European External Action Service Helga Schmid in Brussels on Monday.

Iran’s Meteorological Organization projects normal water year, says director

Iran’s Meteorological Organiza-tion (IMO) predicted normal conditions for the next water year (starting on September 23) in the country.

Kashmir matters, and Kashmiris too

Relations between India and Pa-kistan have nosedived since Narendra Modi be-came prime minister in 2014. If anyone thought that he would make up the loss by a conciliatory policy towards Kashmiris, they were mistaken.

Washington making war against Venezuela unlikely: U.S. analyst

An American political analyst and radio host said the likelihood of a U.S.-led war against Venezuela “flies in the face of logic” and is “very low”.

Rouhani says Iran will file complaint against sanctions backers

President Hassan Rouhani an-nounced on Monday that some members of his cabinet will file a lawsuit against those in the U.S. who are supporting and imple-menting economic sanctions on Iran.

BBC Persian’s misinformation about Soleimani exposed by Italian diplomat

A former Italian ambassador to Iraq has laid flat BBC Persian’s “lie” about IRGC Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani, according to a review by the Young Journalists’ Club.

Raisi calls for serious steps to counter racism, terrorism

Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi has called for serious measures to counter racism, terrorism and extremism, saying condemning acts of terror after they occur is “not enough”.

Another border guard lost in clash with armed groups

An Iranian border guard has been killed in clashes with armed bandits in the northwestern province of Kurdistan near the border with Iraq.

Official raps silence on New Zealand attack

An Iranian official deplored the interna-tional community’s muted response to a recent terrorist attack on Muslims in New Zealand, saying the West is pushing for the promotion of Islamophobia.