Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 24-4-2019

Iran Daily

Zarif raps Trump for heightening ‘economic terrorism’ on Iran

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday lashed out at the United States for “escalating economic terrorism” against Iran by refusing to renew waivers on oil import sanctions.

32nd Tehran Int’l Book Fair kicks off

The 32nd Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) kicked off at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Grand Prayers Ground (Mosalla) in the presence of Culture Minister Abbas Salehi on behalf of President Rouhani who is ritually in charge of inaugurating the event.

One million species risk extinction due to humans: Draft UN report

Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends.

France: Iran trade channel making positive progress

The INSTEX mechanism set up by France, Britain and Germany for Iran to skirt US sanctions is making positive progress, said the French Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, as it responded to the latest moves by the US government to put pressure on Iran.

Dems say they’d put US back in nuclear deal

Most of the Democrats running for president are vowing to put the United States back in the Iran nuclear deal that President Trump withdrew from nearly a year ago.

Iran’s Parliament designates CENTCOM as terrorist organization

The Iranian Parliament overwhelmingly passed a law, which designates American forces in West Asia – known as the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) – as a terrorist organization in a countermeasure against the US blacklisting of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Iran to sue US for blocking flood relief aid

Iran plans to file a complaint with the International Court of Justice against the US government for preventing the delivery of foreign relief aid for flood victims, Iran’s vice president for legal affairs said.

Defense minister: Trumpism threatening world

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said US President Donald Trump is endangering global security by violating international rules and humanitarian principles.

Tehran Times

Majlis declares CENTCOM as terrorist

The Iranian Parliament (Majlis) on Tuesday voted to put the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in West Asia on the list of terrorist groups.

Iran, Pakistan stress expansion of trade ties

During an Iran-Paki-stan business forum held at Tehran on Monday the two sides emphasized the necessity of using all available op-portunities to expand bilateral trade relations.

Houthis warn Saudi Arabia, UAE: Strategic spots within reach

Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement, which defends the country against a Saudi-led invasion, says it can hit “strategic targets” in the kingdom and its closest regional ally, unless the invaders observe a UN-bro-kered ceasefire.

The dialectic of secularism and religionism: prof. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd teaches and writes on religion and politics, the politics of human rights and the right to religious free-dom, the legal governance of religious diversity, U.S. foreign relations, and the international politics of the Middle East. Her work pursues an integrative approach to the study of politics and religion that offers insight into dilemmas of national and international governance in-volving difference, governance, power, law, and pluralism.

Reflection of the French game against Iran

Recently, the French ambassador to the United States has made a ludicrous claim to stop Iran’s nuclear activities (even after the end date of the nuclear deal). Although the French government has retreated from the position of its ambassador, this should not have the effect of disregarding Paris’ direct play in the White House puzzle!

Syrian army finds Israeli, US-made weapons

Syrian government forces have discovered Israeliand U.S.-made weapons and munitions from former positions of foreign-spon-sored Takfiri militants in the country’s southern province ofQuneitra.

Long-lost Mighan wetland displays water flow

Mighan wetland, located in Arak county in central province of Markazi, has returned back to life due to the recent downpours, Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

Zanganeh: US unable to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero

The United States will not be able to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in a parliamentary session on Tuesday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

Trump endangering intl. security: Hatami

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump is endangering international security by violating international law and ignoring humanitarian principles.

Haddad-Adel: Iran seeks strategic ties with China

Gho-lam-Ali Haddad-Adel, a member of the Expediency Council and a cultural and political figure, said on Tuesday that Iran seeks strategic and long-standing ties with China.

Iran’s Human Rights Council slams UK crackdown on climate protesters

The top Iranian government watchdog on human rights has issued a statement con-demning Britain’s ongoing crackdown on people protesting against its environment policies.

Zarif to Trump: Inheritors of Persian civilization do not seek advice from Americans

In a post on his Twitter account on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the “inheritors of the ancient Persian civilization don’t base their strategy on ‘advice’ of foreigners-let alone Americans.”