Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 28-4-2019

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Putin hopes Iran will continue oil exports despite US sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he hoped Iranian oil exports would continue despite the United States’ efforts to stop them.

Zarif: Trump officials, Mideast allies ‘dragging’ US into conflict with Iran

Members of the Trump administration, as well as other countries in the Middle East, are “dragging the United States into a conflict” with Iran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace set to air today.

At least 15 killed as Sri Lanka police raid suspected hideout

Fifteen people including six children were died during a raid on their home by Sri Lankan security forces in which three cornered suicide bombers detonated their explosives and others traded gunfire with police.

Trump pulling US out of UN arms treaty

President Donald Trump told the National Rifle Association on Friday he was pulling the United States out of an international arms treaty signed in 2013 by then-president Barack Obama but opposed by the NRA and other conservative groups.

Iran: Reports about request for talks with US ‘baseless’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry’s rejected “baseless and false” reports by foreign media about Tehran’s request for talks with Washington and beginning of negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Iranian flotilla wraps up Kazakhstan visit

A flotilla of the Iranian Navy’s Caspian Sea fleet set sail for home from the Kazakh port city of Aktau after a three-day visit.

Iran welcomes Nigeria’s move to allow Zakzaky to receive medical service

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi welcomed the Nigerian government’s move to allow a medical team to visit and examine Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of the Shia community in the West African country.

Tehran Times

ICCIMA to host Iran-Syria business forum on Wednesday

Iran and Syria will contin-ue exploring mutual trade opportunities in a business forum due to be held on Wednesday at the place of Iran Cham-ber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA), IRIB reported.

Zarif says maximum pressure policy doomed to failure

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says hawkish politicians within the American gov-ernment and their allies in the Middle East want to escalate tensions with Tehran.

‘Economic terrorism spreading into cyber-economy’

The United States’ econom-ic terrorism against Iran is being spread into the digital economy, Information and Communication Technology Min-ister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said on Saturday.

Nephew: UNSC highly unlikely to comply with Trump’s IRGC designation

Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the US team negotiating with Iran, says the impacts of the Trump administration’s move to blacklist Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as a terrorist entity are constrained by the United States’ geographical boundaries as the world community seems to be adamant to the move.

Saudi men executed confessed under duress

Dozens of Saudi Arabian nation-alsexecutedby Riyadh on Tuesday claimed to have been tortured into making false confessions, trial documents obtained by CNNrevealed.

Russia and Syria are not planning assault on Idlib for now: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he did not rule out Syrian forces, backed by Russian air power, launching a full-scale assault on militants in Syria’s Idlib province, but that such an operation was unpractical for now.

Masjed-e Vakil: A bustling tourist destination in Shiraz

A trip to Shiraz without a visit to Masjed-e Vakil (Vakil Mosque), which is part of a bigger 18th-century ensemble, may be tantamount to a trip to Istanbul while missing the Blue Mosque.

‘Many countries will be harmed if Iran’s oil sale is stopped’

Mohammad Ali Hosseini, a former Foreign Ministry spokesman, has said that if Iran’s oil sale is stopped more than one country will be harmed.

Sanctions on Iran a ‘human rights violation’, analyst says

A senior political analyst believes that the U.S. move to end exemptions to sanctions on Iran’s oil exports is a human rights violation which can be pursued by the Islamic Republic through international channels.

EU official: INSTEX conforms to international law

A spokes-person for the Euro-pean Union has said that the 28-nation bloc will remain committed to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as long as Iran fulfills its obligations under the agreement.

Iran dismisses claims it is seeking talks with US

Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Saturday dismissed claims by foreign media outlets that Iran is seeking talks with the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, calling them “unfounded”.

Iranian maritime fleet listed on IMO whitelist

Iran’s maritime fleet has been placed on white list of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), thanks to the set of measures the country has taken to preserve and enhance maritime safety, according to the managing director of Iran’s Port and Maritime Organization (PMO).