Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 4-5-2019

Iran Daily

Oil minister: Iran will respond if OPEC members threaten its interests

Iran will respond if other OPEC members threaten its interests, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Thursday amid US efforts to bring Iranian crude sales to zero with the help of Tehran’s regional rivals.

Zarif: Iran won’t let US threaten Persian Gulf security

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran does not seek to escalate tensions with the United States, but it will not let Washington disrupt the security of Persian Gulf, the “lifeline of Iran.

Afghanistan grand council demands ‘immediate and permanent’ cease-fire

A historic grand assembly known as Loya Jirga ended in Kabul Friday with delegates from across Afghanistan demanding an immediate and permanent cease-fire – and President Ashraf Ghani saying he was conditionally prepared to implement one.

Maduro exhorts Venezuela military to fight ‘any coup plotter’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday called on the armed forces to oppose “any coup plotter” after a military uprising in support of opposition leader Juan Guaido fizzled out, and subsequent street clashes left four protesters dead.

UN envoy: US attempting to lobby UN against Iran’s missile work

Iran’s envoy to the UN denounced the US attempts to portray Tehran’s conventional missile program as a breach of Security Council Resolution 2231 that endorsed a 2015 nuclear deal, saying Washington must first explain why it has, itself, violated that international document by abandoning the landmark agreement.

Europe tries to sidestep US finance system

The standoff between the Trump administration and Iran is escalating, and Europe is caught in the middle.

Minister: Iran-Iraq defense cooperation makes region secure

Iran’s Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said defense cooperation between Iran and Iraq makes the region balanced, peaceful, stable and secure.

Tehran Times

Excluding Iran from oil market impossible: Barkindo

The secretary-general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said it is “impossible” to eliminate Iranian crude from the global market, Shana reported.

Zarif does not think Iran-US military war is imminent

Iranian Foreign Ministry Mohammad has said that he does not think war between Iran and the United States is imminent.

Israeli forces will be annihilated if they dare attack Lebanon: Nasrallah

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance move-menthas cautioned the Tel Aviv regime against launching a new military aggression against his country, stressing that “Israeli forces will be destroyed” in such a case.

Trump’s decision on IRGC has nothing to do with international law: prof. Zonis

Professor of international political economy in the University of Chicago believes Trump’s move against the IRGC is based on the advice of his evangelical supporters and hardline advisers.

Pentagon warns on risk of Chinese submarines in Arctic

Deepening Chinese activities in the Arctic region could pave the way for a strengthened military presence, including the deployment of submarines to act as deterrents against nuclear attack, the Pentagon said in a report.

Horse beauty contest wraps up in Golestan province

A horse breeder handles horses during a beauty contest festival dedicated to Turkmen horses, which wrapped up in Sufian village, Golestan province, on May 1, 2019.

Takht Ravanchi says Iran’s missile program is non-negotiable

Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations, said on Thursday that Iran’s missile program is non-negotiable, noting it falls within “national defense”.

Iraqi, Iranian military officials meet in Tehran

General Hamed Atiyeh Khwain, the commander of the Iraqi Army’s Aviation, traveled to Iran on Wednesday at the head of a high-ranking military delegation.