Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 8-5-2019

Iran Daily

Rouhani: US sanctions on Iran aimed at creating instability in region

President Hassan Rouhani warned that the main goal of the US sanctions on Iran’s oil exports is to create instability in the Middle East.

Zarif: Regional ‘unpopularity’ cause of US safety concerns

Unpopularity in the Middle East is the cause of the US safety concerns, not Iran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday, after Washington said it was sending a carrier strike group and bombers to the region.

EU cuts economic forecasts over trade uncertainty

The European Union’s executive arm trimmed its forecasts for eurozone economic growth this year and next as uncertainty over trade conflicts and weakness in the auto industry hold back output.

China’s top trade negotiator to visit US despite tariffs

China said Tuesday its top trade negotiator will visit the United States for talks with American counterparts this week even as Washington stepped up pressure with plans to hike tariffs and complaints that Beijing was backtracking on its commitments.

US sanctions against Iran, Cuba, Venezuela breach human rights: UN expert

A UN rights expert slammed unilateral US sanctions against Iran, Cuba and Venezuela, saying the use of economic measures for political purposes violates human rights and international law.

Leader: Decline of awakening in region due to reliance on US, Israel

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the wave of Islamic Awakening in a number of Muslim countries was weakened because those nations relied on the US and the Zionist regime of Israel.

Iranian official: Region has no more capacity for inclusive crisis

The US government is neither willing nor able to take any military action against Iran, a defense adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said.

Zarif, Lavrov to meet in Moscow today

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to meet with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow where he will discuss a range of issues, including the JCPOA.

Iran offers condolences to Niger over deadly explosion

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi expressed sympathy with Nigerien people and government over a deadly tanker explosion in the African country.


Tehran Times

Iraq defies U.S. request for cutting gas, electricity imports from Iran

Iraq has rejected the U.S. demand for cutting its energy ties with Iran, IRNA reported on Tuesday citing Iraqi media.

Iran succeeds to produce 4 new cancer, diabetes drugs

Two new cancer medications as well as two drugs for treatment of dia-betes were unveiled in a knowledge-based pharmaceutical company in Alborz prov-ince on Tuesday morning.

Hamas says newly-developed tactic behind ‘Iron Dome’ failure

The military wing of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement Hamas says it successfully “overcame” Israel’s so-called Iron Dome missile system during its recent confrontation with the Tel Aviv regime thanks to its new rock-et-launching tactic.

Pence to offer ‘carrots’ to Venezuela military, warnings to judges

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set to offer new incentives to Venezuela’s mili-tary to turn against President Nicolas Maduro, responding to an attempted uprising that fizzled out last week, a senior administration official told Reuters.

Tea harvest season begins in northern farmlands

Tea harvest season has started in farmlands in province of Gilan, northern Iran. Harvest sea-son normally begins in mid-spring in the area. Photo depicts farmers picking tea leaves in farmlands in Lahijan, Gilan province.

Leader: Resistance is the only way to overcome evils

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that resistance is the only way head to counter ill-wishers, noting that since the Iranian people have not been trusting the hegemons they have been making progress.

Rouhani, Qatari emir discuss Israeli raid on Gaza over phone

In a telephone call on Mon-day, President Hassan Rouhani and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani discussed the recent developments in Palestine.

Bolton has no military and security knowledge: Iran

Keyvan Khosravi, the spokes-man for Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said on Monday that U.S. Nation-al Security Advisor John Bolton suffers from lack of knowledge about “military and security” issues.

It is time for Iran to stop implementing some terms of nuclear deal: MP

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, a veteran Iranian lawmaker, has said it is time for Iran to stop implementing some terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Leader aide: U.S. unable to wage military war on Iran

A military advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution has said that the United States is not able to launch a military war against Iran.