Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 20-4-2019

Iran Daily

Iran crude important for Japan’s supply security

Japan remains committed to avoiding any harmful impact from US sanctions on Iran, as it sees the Middle Eastern oil producer important for the country’s supply security, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko said Friday.

Iran marks National Army Day

Iran celebrated its National Army Day with large-scale military parades across the country, showcasing its latest defense achievements.

Iran identified 290 CIA spies, made arrests

Iran identified 290 CIA agents across different countries, forcing the US to form a special committee to reassess its cloak-and-dagger operations, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said Friday.

People’s large attendance in FIff great encouragement to artists

People’s large attendance at the 37th Fajr International Film Festival (FIff), currently underway in Tehran, gives encouragement to Iranian artists and, particularly, cineastes, said prominent Iranian-Armenian composer and conductor.

More protesters flood Sudan’s sit-in to demand civilian rule

Thousands of protesters demanding an end to military rule flocked to the sit-in outside Sudan’s Defense Ministry on Friday, in the biggest turnout in the center of the capital since last week when former president Omar al-Bashir was ousted and a military council took over.

Russia shrugs off Mueller report on US election meddling

Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed the findings of the long-awaited report by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller and said it had failed to present any evidence of Russian meddling in US election, Russian news agencies reported.

Envoy: Iran seeking to operationalize INSTEX-like mechanisms

Iran’s Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad said Iran is seeking to operationalize mechanisms similar to the one introduced by the European Union in a bid to help boost its economic ties with the world.

Khuzestan announces state of emergency in flood-hit cities

Khuzestan’s Province announced a state of emergency in the flood-hit cities of Abadan, Khorramshahr and Shadegan due to strong tide.

Oman, Iran sign military MoU

Omani and Iranian military officials signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the end of a six-day joint commission in the Arab country’s capital to boost cooperation at different levels.

Tehran Times

Over $1.6b to be allocated for flood compensation

Head of Iran’s Planning and Budget Organization Mohammad Baqer Nobakht announced on Wednesday that at least 70 trillion rials (about $1.66 billion) is going to be allocated for compensating losses incurred to those who have been affected by recent floods in the country.

Trump administration ignoring international law, Zarif says

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednes-day that the Donald Trump government is ignoring international law.

Trump vetoes resolution on ending US involvement in Yemen warTrump administration ignoring international law, Zarif says

U.S. President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution to end American support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has so far claimed thousands of innocent lives and left the impoverished nation struggling with the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world.

New government formation in West Bank is great betrayal: al-Zahar

Co-founder of Hamas and member of the Hamas leadership Mahmoud al-Zahar stressed that the Palestinian Authori-ty doesn’t belong to the Palestinian people and also does not represent them.

‘Sanctions aimed at bringing Iran to negotiating table with U.S.’

The former Iranian am-bassador to Norway and Hungary Abdulreza Fa-rajirad has said that the US sanctions are aimed at bringing Iran to the negotiating table with the United States once again.

Iraqi prime minister makes first visit to Saudi Arabia

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Ab-dul-Mahdi has arrived in Saudi Arabia for his first visit since assuming the post six months ago.

Halparke Festival opens in Baneh

A group of revelers perform during the opening of the 3rd Halparke Festival in the northwestern Iranian town of Baneh, Kordestan Province, on April 16, 2019.

Leader hails Army-IRGC brotherhood vs. U.S. ‘ugly move’

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday hailed the gesture of brotherhood shown by the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a “beautiful move” against the United States’ “ugly move”.

Iran, Oman to hold joint military drills

Iran’s ambassador to Muscat, Mohammad Reza Nouri Shahroudi, said on Tuesday that Iran and Oman will hold joint military drills in upcoming days.

It is the US regime which should change its nature: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Wednesday that it is the U.S. regime which must change its nature and not Iran.

Rouhani: Floods in Iran proved ‘worst historic test’ for U.S.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the recent devastating floods in Iran have proven the “worst historic test” for the Trump administration.

Zarif urges counterparts to stand against U.S. ‘provocative’ move on IRGC

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a letter to his counterparts all around the world, called every government to adopt a principled, accurate and lawful stance against the United States’ recent measure against part of Iran’s armed forces, the Foreign Ministry reported on Wednesday.