Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 6-4-2019

Iran Daily

Rescue operations underway in flood-stricken areas

Rescue operations is underway in flood-stricken areas across the country as the death toll has risen to 70 since heavy downpours began on March 19.

British PM asks EU to delay Brexit until June 30

British Prime Minister Theresa May asked the European Union on Friday to delay Britain’s departure from the bloc until June 30, with the extension ending earlier if parliament approves her Brexit deal.

Russia warns US over claims of Iran behind deaths of 600 troops

Moscow warned Washington over claims that Iran was behind the deaths of more than 600 US troops in Iraq, saying the allegation is aimed at escalating tensions with Tehran.

Saudi Arabia threatens to ditch dollar oil trades to stop ‘NOPEC’: Sources

Saudi Arabia is threatening to sell its oil in currencies other than the dollar if Washington passes a bill exposing OPEC members to US antitrust lawsuits, three sources familiar with Saudi energy policy said.

Leader urges production boom in New Year

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei offered congratulations to Iranians on the occasion of Norouz, and called on the government and the nation to boost production in the country.

Iraq PM to make first official Iran visit today

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi is scheduled to come to Iran today, a member of his office said, in his first official visit to the country rivaling Washington for good ties with Baghdad.

UN nuclear watchdog inspects Iran ‘warehouse,’ diplomats say

The UN atomic watchdog policing Iran’s nuclear deal has inspected what Israel’s prime minister called a “secret atomic warehouse” in Tehran, three diplomats familiar with the agency’s work said.

Tehran Times

South Pars annual gas output up 12%

Production of gas in South Pars gas field (Iran shares with Qatar in the Persian Gulf) rose 12 percent in the past Iranian calendar year 1397 (ended on March 20, 2019) from its previous year, according to the managing director of South Pars Gas Company.

EU trio seeking to appease Trump, Iran laments

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday strongly criticized the European Union trio of Britain, France and Germany for failing to counter Washington’s “eco-nomic terrorism” against Iran, saying the trio are instead turning the spot-light on the Islamic Republic’s defensive missile program.

Iraqi PM to visit Iran on Saturday

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi will travel to Iran on Satur-day, a member of his office said, Arab News reported on April 3.

Will recent floods ease Iran’s water bankruptcy?

Since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year on March 21 some provinces across the country, in northern, northeastern, western and southwestern Iran were hit hard by devastating floods incurring a dramatic loss.

Zarif rejects Pompeo’s flood remarks as ‘demagogic’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks on devastating floods in Iran are “unprofessional, interventionist and demagogic”.

Saudi Wahhabism helping to spread Islamophobia: Australian prof.

A senior professor and political analyst based in Australia described Saudi Arabia as a “client state” for the U.S. and said Wahhabism, which is “a cult built around the Riyadh regime”, is helping in spreading hatred against Muslim communities in the world.

Veteran actor Jamshid Mashayekhi’s funeral to start in Tehran today

The funeral procession for veteran Iranian actor Jamshid Mashayekhi will begin at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall today.

Leader calls for ‘pick-up in production’ in New Year

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has offered con-gratulations to the Iranian nation on the Persian New Year, calling on the govern-ment and the nation to boost production in the country.

Blocking foreign aid to Iranian flood victims is an ‘unprecedented crime’: Rouhani

In reaction to U.S. sanctions moves which have hampered foreigners to send humanitarian aid to flood victims in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that in such a situation in which large parts of Iran has been affected by flood preventing international aid to people is an “unprecedented crime”.

Leader appoints Marvi as custodian of Astan Quds Razavi

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Aya-tollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Hojjatoleslam Sheikh Ahmad Marvi as the new custodian for the Astan Quds Razavi, an organization that manages the holy shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad.

Ayatollah Khamenei praises flood response

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday praised the people’s cooperation in helping one another as large parts of the country that has been affected by flash floods.

Analyst writes to US on flood-hit Iranians

Yuram Ab-dullah Weiler, a U.S.-based international affairs analyst who occasionally writes for the Tehran Times, has written an open letter to U.S. officials urging them to open a way for relief aid for those hit by floods in Iran.