Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 8-4-2019

Iran Daily


VP: Iran seeks $20bn in trade with Iraq by 2021

First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said Sunday Iran’s strategy is to achieve an annual trade volume of $20 billion with Iraq by 2021.


Turkish ruling party seeks total recount of Istanbul votes

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party will ask the top electoral board for a recount of all votes cast in Istanbul in last week’s local elections, a senior party official said.


Thousands of Sudanese press on with rally outside army HQ

Thousands of Sudanese protesters rallied outside the army’s headquarters in the capital Sunday for a second day calling on the military to back them in demands that President Omar al-Bashir resign as police fired tear gas to disperse them.


MPs say Iran will retaliate if US designates IRGC as terrorist organization

Iran will take reciprocal action against the United States if Washington labels Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, a majority of Iranian parliamentarians said on Sunday.


Iran dismisses G-7 allegations

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi denounced the “bogus” allegations that the Group of Seven (G-7) has raised against Tehran’s nuclear and missile program and its regional role, saying the group falls under the influence of the US and its bullying and illegal policies.


Baqeri: Iran, Iraq agree on aerial defense cooperation

Iran’s top military commander said the country and its neighbor Iraq agreed to cooperate in the area of air defense to fend off the challenges facing their respective airspaces.


Larijani: US double-standard behaviors have disrupted global peace, security

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that the US double-standard and rude behavior toward the world has disrupted international peace and security.


Tehran Times


Iranian, Iraqi ministers confer about energy, economic co-op

During the two-day stay of an Iraqi high-ranking delegation in Iran, the Iraqi ministers met their Iranian counterparts to discuss different areas of cooperation between the two neighbors.


Larijani says U.S. behavior endangering global peace

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that the “imprudent” behavior demonstrated by the Trump administration is endangering the international peace and security.


Jahangiri: Iran, Iraq quite firm to deepen ties

Iranian Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Sunday that despite the U.S. animosity, Iran and Iraq are seriously determined to expand cooperation.


Palestinian official denounces Netanyahu’s campaign pledge

Israel’s leader will face a “real problem” if he follows through with his election campaign promise to annex Jewish settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, the Palestinian foreign minister said Sunday.


Maduro fights back as Guaido vows ‘greatest escalation’

Tens of thousands have taken to the streets in the latest rival rallies held across Venezuela, which  is facing a deepening crisis amid a U.S.-led push to topple President Nicolas Maduro.


Majlis preparing to designate U.S. army as terrorist if IRGC blacklisted

The Iranian parliament is working on  a double-urgency bill to put the U.S. army on the terrorist list as it has put Daesh if the U.S. State Department designates the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as terrorist, a senior lawmaker announced on Sunday.


Tehran calls G7 statement ‘untrue’ and ‘unrealistic’

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has denounced the Group of Seven’s position on  Tehran’s missile program and regional policies as “untrue” and “unrealistic”.