Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 15-5-2019

Iran Daily

Iranian FM Zarif warns about ‘suspicious acts of sabotage’ in region

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned about “suspicious acts of sabotage” in the Middle East, following recent incidents involving oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

INSTEX to have first transactions in few weeks

The European Union has addressed “ways in which we can further advance on the, for instance, operationalization of INSTEX to have first transactions in the, hopefully, next few weeks,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in Brussels after a meeting of the bloc’s foreign ministers.

Iranian FM Zarif warns about ‘suspicious acts of sabotage’ in region

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned about “suspicious acts of sabotage” in the Middle East, following recent incidents involving oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

Stock markets attempt rebound as trade war flares

Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic staged a fightback on Tuesday, paring heavy losses sparked by a raging US-China trade war over the past week.

Iran: Trump playing ‘very dangerous game’, risking ‘devastating war’

The United States is playing a “very dangerous game” as it attempts to “drag Iran into an unnecessary war,” a senior Iranian official said Tuesday.

Rouhani: Islamic Revolution does not belong to a special religion

President Hassan Rouhani said that the Islamic Revolution does not belong to a special religion, stressing that all of the people and religions are owners of the country and the Islamic Revolution.

Iran rejects report on condition for staying in nuclear deal

The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman rejected a report by Reuters about Tehran’s condition for staying in the 2015 nuclear deal, saying such reports can spoil “the needed atmosphere for serious diplomacy.

India to decide on resuming purchase of Iranian oil after elections: Source

India said on Tuesday it will decide on its oil imports after elections end this month, in line with its economic interests, a government source said.

Tehran Times

Iran says Israel is main source of all regional crises

The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Tuesday saying the Zionist regime of Israel is the main source of all crises in the Middle East region and a real threat to international peace.

Rouhani agrees to prioritize five security, defense projects

President Hassan Rouhani has approved five draft laws proposed by the Supreme Council for Science, Research and Technology to prioritize a number of mega national projects in security and defense fields. The projects are in the areas of subsurface technology, cyber defense, radar systems and passenger planes, Fars reported.

Saudi Arabia says oil facilities outside Riyadhattacked

Saudi Arabia said armed drones had struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday.

New U.S.-Israel plot doomed to failure: envoy

Palestinian Ambassador to Tehran Salah al-Zawawi said on Tuesday that the new U.S. and Israeli plot is doomed to failure.

Despite falling numbers, immigration remains divisive EU issue

Migrant arrivals to Italy have almost dried up, new asylum requests across the European Union have more than halved in three years and at the end of 2018, Hungary’s reception centers housed just three refugees.

Hazrat-e Masumeh Shrine serves guests with Iftar meals

Photo depicts pilgrims to the Hazrat-e Masumeh Shrine who are served with Iftar meals, May 12, 2019.

Iran may quit JCPOA if nuclear case sent to Security Council: AEOI spokesman

A senior official of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the country has a host of different measures to take if its nuclear case is sent back to the UN Security Council, including quitting the nuclear deal it clinched with major world powers back in 2015.

Larijani slams EU’s inaction to salvage nuclear pact

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has criticized European powers’ lack of commitment to their obligations under the Iran nuclear agreement, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran seeks to preserve nuclear deal: Kharrazi

Kamal Kharrazi, chief of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, has said that Iran seeks to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal, is officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Iran dismisses report on alleged demand to stay in nuclear deal

Tehran on Tuesday dismissed a report by Reuters which claimed that the Islamic Republic had conditioned its staying in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Europe ensuring that the country sold 1.5 mbpd of oil.