Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday,13-4-2019

Iran Daily

Iranians hold anti-US protests

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday sent a letter to the UN Security Council and Secretary General Antonio Guterres, stressing that Iran would hold the US accountable for any future provocations against the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

India’s Iran oil imports up 5% year-on-year despite US sanctions: Sources

India imported about five percent more oil from Iran in the last fiscal year through March as companies raised purchases ahead of US sanctions against Tehran from November, preliminary tanker arrival data obtained from shipping and industry sources showed.

Iran shuts down some oilfields to aid flood-hit people

Iran has shut down some oilfields in southwestern Khuzestan Province to control damage from floods and prevent possible environmental pollution, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said.

Sudan’s military promises civilian government after Bashir toppled

Sudan’s ruling military council on Friday promised the country would have a new civilian government, a day after the armed forces overthrew President Omar al-Bashir, but the proposal was immediately rejected by the main protest group.

Assange held in UK jail ahead of long legal fight

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange woke up in a British jail Friday at the start of a likely lengthy extradition battle after a dramatic end to his seven-year stay in Ecuador’s Embassy in London.

Moscow: Russia, Turkey, Iran will eventually leave Syria

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya stressed that everyone, including Turkey, Iran and even Russia should eventually leave Syria.

Iran: Blacklisting IRGC only rhetorical move

Iran’s ambassador to London said the US president’s move to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization was only rhetorical, stressing that the US military will not dare to execute White House’s orders.

UNHCR sends humanitarian aid to flood-hit Iran

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) sent a batch of humanitarian aid to the flood-hit Iranians and refugees living in western parts of Iran.

Iran welcomes Egypt’s ‘withdrawal’ from NATO-style Arab alliance

Iran greeted with optimism reports that Egypt has refused to join a US-led initiative for formation of a NATO-like Arab alliance primarily focusing on opposing the Islamic Republic.

Iran condemns Pakistan terrorist attack

Iran’s Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned a suicide terrorist attack in the neighboring Pakistan on Friday which killed at least 20 people and wounding nearly 50 others.

Tehran Times

Iran plans to double exports to neighboring countries by 2021

Iranian industry, mining and trade minister said the country plans to double its exports to the neighboring countries by the Iranian calendar year of 1400 (which starts in March 2021), Tasnim news agency reported on Friday.

Zarif writes to Guterres: US responsible for consequences of anti-IRGC move

Iranian Foreign Minister Mo-hammad Javad Zarif has said that the United States shall bear full responsibility for the con-sequences of its naming the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps a terrorist organization. Zarif made the remarks in a letter he wrote on Thursday to Antonio Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations.

Sudanese defy curfew by post-coup junta, call for civilian rule

Sudanese protesters have defied a curfew, holding angrydemonstrationsafter army commanders tookcontrol of the country following a palace coup against President Omar al-Bashir. The protesters on Fri-daydismissed the transitional military council formed by top brassas the “same old faces” from the old regime which had ruled the country for three decades.

Iran’s IRGC leading anti-Terror force in region: U.S. analyst

An American political commentator described US President Donald Trump’s move to blacklist the Islamic Revo-lution Guards Corps (IRGC) as “insane” and “self-defeating”, saying that the force is the “leading regional force fighting against the actual terrorists”.

‘Syria refused to recognize Israel in exchange for Golan’

Egypt’s former dictatorHosni Mubarak has revealed that an Israeli proposal to give the oc-cupied Golan Heights to Syria was turned down by Syria’s then-President Hafez al-Assad in 1998 to avoid recognizing Israel.

Reconstruction of flood-hit houses begins in Golestan

Reconstruction of houses damaged in recent floods in villages of Minudasht, northeastern province of Golestan, started.

‘I’m a Guard too’: Iranians respond to IRGC blacklisting

Iranians on Friday took to the streets across the country to protest against the U.S. designation of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization.

An Iranian view of the US

Iran today is a 100-year-old democracy whose population’s participation in the 2017 pres-idential election was more than 70 percent: a full, competitive election in a region where real elections are scarce.

Army: US endangers security of its forces by naming IRGC terrorist

Commander of Iran’s Army Ground Forces Brigadier General Kioumars Heydari said on Friday that the White House has endangered secu-rity of its forces, especially the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), by designating the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist or-ganization.

Iran calls on Sudanese to practice self-restraint

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Thursday that the Sudanese should practice self-restraint and follow their demands peacefully.

‘IRGC’s influence has frustrated enemies’

The Islamic propagation for coordination council issued a statement on Friday saying the influence and power of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in protecting the Islamic Revolution has made the enemies frustrated.

Diplomat says IRGC terror designation is just rhetoric

Iran’s Am-bassador to the UK Hamid Baeidinejad has said that designation of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps as a terrorist organization by the U.S. is just a rhetoric.