Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 16-5-2019

Iran Daily


IEA: Oil supply drops amid US sanctions on Iran

The world’s oil supply fell last month, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday, amid rising global tensions as US sanctions on Iran tightened and OPEC+ members produced less crude in line with their pact.


Trump reportedly considering replacing Bolton

US media reports suggest that President Donald Trump is considering replacing his hawkish National Security Adviser John Bolton over his plans to push the United States towards a military conflict with Iran, Venezuela and North Korea.


Sudan’s Army, protesters strike some deals in negotiations

Sudan’s ruling generals and opposition leaders behind the protests that drove president Omar al-Bashir from power last month said Wednesday they have made significant progress in negotiations and have agreed on the length of the country’s transition period.
The two sides, which have been at odds over the transfer of power to civilian rule and the extent of the military’s role in it, said the transition would last three years, AP reported.


Report: Iran starts suspending certain JCPOA commitments

Iran has begun to implement its decision to stop honoring certain commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal at the discretion of the Supreme National Security Council, a source said.


Defense minister: Iran will defeat American-Zionist front

Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Wednesday Iran will defeat the American-Zionist front as tensions between Iran and the United States have heightened in recent days.


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 Riyadh attacked

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. “Unity and resistance is the only way to defeat anti-Palestine plots,” he said on the anniversary of the day when the Israeli regime declared existence 71 years ago.


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

Located in Qom, southern Tehran, the Shrine is where Fatima Masumeh (AS), the sister of the eighth Imam Reza (AS), is laid to rest. A fasting day during Ramadan begins before the sunrise and continues during the daylight hours. It comes to an end with the evening meal of Iftar served at sunset. Muslims break their fast at the time of the call for evening prayer.


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.