Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 9-4-2019

Iran Daily

Floods damage farmlands, historical sites in Iran

Unprecedented flooding sweeping Iran has caused a total of 67,000 billion rials (nearly $1.6bn at the official rate set by the government) to farmers in 19 provinces, the Agriculture Ministry said on Monday.

Oil climbs to five-month high on OPEC cuts, US sanctions, Libya fighting

Oil prices rose to their highest level since November 2018 on Monday, driven by OPEC supply cuts, US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela and fighting in Libya as well as strong US jobs data.

US Homeland Security chief Nielsen out as border crossings surge

US President Donald Trump announced the departure of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, underscoring his intent to toughen immigration policy amid a surge in illegal crossings along the southern border.

Erdogan casts doubt on Istanbul vote, hints at possible rerun

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Turkey’s local elections were marred by “organized crime” at ballot boxes in Istanbul, raising the possibility of rerunning a March 31 vote that handed a slim majority to the main opposition party.

Zarif proposes blacklisting US Armed Forces in West Asia

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif proposed in a letter to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council to designate US Armed Forces in West Asia as terrorists.

Iran condemns deadly Saudi-led airstrike on Yemeni students

Qassemi: The countries that have created a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen by providing arms support for the invading forces are accomplices in those crimes and must be held accountable for their backings.

Source: Iran agrees to Baghdad’s mediation between Tehran, Riyadh

Amid reports that the Iraqi prime ministers recent visit to Tehran was aimed at mediating between Iran and Saudi Arabia, an Iraqi official said Tehran has agreed to such mediation.

Iran, Kuwait discuss ties, Middle East developments

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Kuwaiti counterpart, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, held talks on a range of issues, including ways to boost bilateral relations.

Iran seeks new banking mechanism to boost trade with Vietnam

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani stressed the need for launching a banking system to strengthen trade ties between Iran and Vietnam.

UN says launches financial channel for flood-hit Iran aid

The UN representative in Iran said the international organization has launched a special financial channel to facilitate transfer of financial donations by other countries for survivors of recent devastating floods in Iran.

Tehran Times

Iran, Iraq ink MOU to establish joint commodity exchange

Based on an MOU signed between Iran and Iraq, the two neigh-bors agreed on establishment of a joint commodity exchange, IRNA reported.

Iranian airline launches Tehran-Caracas direct flights

Iran’s Mahan Air has launched direct flights between Tehran and the Ven-ezuelan capital Caracas, Mehr reported.

Yemeni schoolchildren killed in latest Saudi airstrikes

More than a dozen civilians, most of them schoolchildren,have been killedin the latest round of airstrikes by Saudi warplanes on residential areas in Yemen’s west-centralprovince ofSana’a and the southwesternprov-ince of Ta’izz.

Abrupt springtime showers quench Iran’s thirst

Located in an arid and semi-arid region, Iran has been suffering from water scarcity for decades. However, thanks to the helping hand of nature, the unquenchable thirst has slightly been satisfied.

Hands off Venezuela!

“Leftists think a revo-lution is like a Disney movie,” María Fernanda Barreto explained over a drink. “There are stars, fireworks, and everyone lives happily ever after.

Iraqi PM visits Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi visited the shrine of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shia Imam, in Mashhad late on Sunday.

Trump settles in for a good boomerang

The Trump administration on Monday designated the Iranian Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization, taking an unprecedented step that seems to increase pressure on Tehran.

All in to help the flood-hit

Following recent floods which af-fected 25 provinces in Iran, people from all walks of life stepped in to lend a helping hand to those affected.

Iran names U.S. CENTCOM terrorist organization

The Ira-nian Supreme National Security Council on Monday named the United States Central Command (CENT-COM) a terrorist organization, and the U.S. government a sponsor of terror.

Those backing Saudi war on Yemen should account for their crimes: Iran

Irani-an Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that the countries that support the Saudi-led war on Yemen should be held accountable for their crimes.

Senior MP: Iranian parliament to introduce 14 motions against U.S. terror acts

The Iranian parliament plans to discuss and approve 14 motions against the U.S. for its support for terror activities should the U.S. decides to designate the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Chairman Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh has said.

Senior Iranian, German lawmakers hold talks in Doha

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has called for expansion of relations between Iran and Germany in economic and political areas.