Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 29-4-2019

Iran Daily

Zarif: Leaving NPT among options after US sanctions move

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday Iran could leave a treaty against the spread of nuclear weapons after the United States tightens sanctions.

Iran completes double with GR title at Asian bouts

Iran’s Greco-Roman team claimed the top spot at the 2019 Asian Wrestling Championships in Xi’an, China. The triumph came after Iran’s freestyle team had been crowned the Asian champion last Wednesday.

US oil sanctions take effect on Venezuela

US sanctions came into effect Sunday to block Venezuela’s economic lifeline of oil exports as part of Washington’s fledgling campaign to topple leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Iraq blasts US over anti-Iran post

Iraq’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday condemned an anti-Iran statement posted by the US Embassy in Bagdad on its Facebook account, saying it runs against diplomatic principles.

Leader urges police serious action against smuggling, cyberspace insecurity

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei urged the country’s police forces to seriously counter smuggling and factors behind the cyberspace insecurity.

Iranian FM to visit North Korea

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he plans to pay a visit to North Korea in the near future in a bid to boost bilateral relations between the Islamic Republic and the East Asian country.

Uganda calls for enhancing Iran ties

Uganda’s Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa underlined his country’s determination to strengthen relations with Iran.

US, vassal states fanning terrorism across region

Iran’s Parliament speaker said the United States is seeking to fuel terrorism across the region through further interventionism and with the help of its vassal states.

Tehran Times

EGFI to issue bank guarantees for IRENEX oil buyers

Export Guarantee Fund of Iran (EGFI) is going to issue bank guar-antees for the customers who purchase the oil offered at Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX), Mehr news agency reported on Sunday, quoting EGFI managing director.

Seven Iranian crafts get Geographical Indication tags

A select of seven Iranian handicraft fields have gained tags of Ge-ographical Indication (GI), an interna-tional recognition granted by the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Iraq summons US, Bahrain envoysover ‘meddlesome’ remarks

Iraq has summoned the en-voys of Bahrain and the United States to protest their insulting and meddlesome comments about the Arab state’s domestic affairs and relations with neighboring Iran.

World financial bodies are tools for imposing U.S. policies

America’s monetary am-munition refers to the coordinated collection of U.S. secondary banking sanction laws, the FATF recommendations and Swift Services for imposing sanctions, which Iran has been one of its most important targets in recent years.

Trump: ‘Saudi Arabia buys a lot, I don’t want to lose them’

U.S. PresidentDonald Trumphas reiterated his support forSaudi Arabiaat a “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) rally where he also described a negotiation tactic he used to get more money from the kingdom for theUnited States’military support.

Largest ever meteorite exhibit opens in Tehran

On Sunday, Iran’s largest ever exhibition of meteorites opened its doors to the public at the UNESCO-registered Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran.

Larijani: Some regional states ‘cannot be reasoned with’

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani delivered a warning on Sunday to certain regional countries backing the United States’ antagonism towards Iran.

Hormuz Strait for all or no one

Iran’s mili-tary chief said on Sunday that Iran is not seeking to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz but if any country seeks to make the strait insecure Iran will confront it strongly.

Tehran’s envoy to France: EU has so far failed to uphold JCPOA commitments

Bahram Qassemi, Iran’s new ambassador to France, has said that the European Union has so far failed to uphold its side of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran made no offer, responded to U.S. call for prisoner swap: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ruled out that he made an offer to engage in talks with the Trump administration in September, stressing that Tehran, in fact, responded to the U.S. offer.