Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 1-5-2019

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Rouhani: Iran to keep exporting crude despite US pressure

Iran will continue to export oil despite US pressure aimed at reducing the country’s crude shipments to zero, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.

Zarif hails Persian Gulf as Iran’s lifeline on national day

Iran on Tuesday commemorated the National Day of the Persian Gulf with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif describing the strategic body of water as a “lifeline” for the country.

UK needs to ratify Brexit deal soon, Hammond says

Britain must ratify a Brexit deal with the European Union soon, Finance Minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday, urging Parliament to end its impasse.

Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates throne after 30-year reign

Emperor Akihito of Japan formally stepped down Tuesday, the first abdication for 200 years in the world’s oldest monarchy, as his son Naruhito prepared to take the Chrysanthemum Throne and usher in a new imperial era.

INSTEX to conduct first transaction with Iran at the earliest time

Director of the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) Per Fischer announced that the European financial system is seeking to conduct its first transaction with its Iranian counterpart at the earliest time, according to Iran’s envoy to London.

Rouhani pronounces law designating CENTCOM as terrorist organization

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed a bill into law on Tuesday declaring all US forces in the Middle East terrorists and calling the US government a sponsor of terrorism.

Iran UN envoy: Golan will remain integral part of Syria

Iran’s UN ambassador condemns the world body’s inaction in the face of the US’s increasing support for Israel’s territorial violations, including Washington’s recent recognition of Syria’s Golan Heights as an “Israeli territory.

Minister: Iran’s power in Strait of Hormuz not confined to vessels

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami highlighted the country’s power to protect its vital interests in the Strait of Hormuz, saying his country’s dominant position in the strait is not founded on naval vessels alone, but involves missile capabilities, as well.

Tehran Times

India insisting on oil imports from Iran

India’s External Affairs Min-ister said that India should be allowed to continue importing oil from Iran at least for a longer time span, Hindustan Times reported, citing people familiar with developments.

Persian Gulf historical maps, documents go on show in Tehran

Over 50 rarely-seen histor-ical maps and documents, regarding the Persian Gulf, are on display at the Tehran Map Museum.

Venezuelan government denounces an ‘attempted military coup’

Venezuelan opposition leader JuanGuaidosaid on April 30 he had begun the “final phase” of his plan to oust President NicolasMaduroas Venezuelan government denounces an ‘attempted military coup.’

Impossible to drive Iran’s oil export to zero: Turkish politician

Condemning the U.S. move to force Turkey to buy oil from Saudi Arabia and UAE instead of Iran, Faruk logoglu says the U.S. move is flagrant violation of international law and his sovereign right of nations to trade freely.

Saudi would be different if it faced consequences for its actions: expert

Commenting on the reasons behind violation of human rights by Saudis, Anthony Car-talucci says the U.S. doesn’t base its ties with other nations on human rights, but rather obedience and utility which Riyadh has both in abundance.

‘Saudi Arabia among top violators of religious freedom’

A U.S. government commission has called Saudi Arabia — a close ally of Washington — one of the world’s “worst violators” of religious free-dom, citing the Riyadh regime’s discrimination against Shia minorities, non-Muslims, women and prisoners of conscience.

Rosewater festivals attract holidaymakers from home and abroad

Every year, by late April, thou-sands of holidaymakers start to visit Kashan or its neighboring villages, where many local rosewater festivals take center stage in the central Iranian region.

U.S. administration driven by ‘rule of jungle’: diplomat

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Gholam Hossein Dehqani has said that “the unlawful and coercive measures by the U.S. administration against Iran allude to the fact that this administration is driven by the ‘Rule of the Jungle’ in its international relations.”

Iran supports ongoing Afghan peace talks

Foreign Ministry spokes-man Abbas Mousavi said on Tuesday that Iran supports any efforts or talks that help establish peace, stability and security in Afghanistan.

Trump places Israel above U.S.: Takht-Ravanchi

Iran’s per-manent representative to the United Nations has said that the Trump administration is violating peremptory norms to bring Israel above U.S. itself, noting that “America First” is a sham motto.

We should export oil powerfully

The Iranian president says his country should continue to powerfully export oil, despite U.S. sanctions.