Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 18-5-2019

Iran Daily

Iran urges China, Russia ‘concrete action’ to save nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday urged China and Russia to take “concrete action” to safeguard the 2015 nuclear deal as he warned of a “dangerous” situation amid rising tensions with the US.

Trump tells aides does not want war with Iran

US President Donald Trump has told his top advisers he does not want to get the United States involved in a war with Iran, three US officials said on Thursday.

Talks to end Brexit deadlock collapse

Britain’s Labour opposition pulled the plug Friday on six weeks of Brexit compromise talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, blaming her evaporating authority as her premiership nears its death throes.

US using ‘fake intelligence’

As tensions rising between Iran and the US, Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi accused Washington of using “fake intelligence.

Leader appoints two new IRGC commanders

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed new Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) deputy commander and deputy commander for coordination.

Iran’s envoy submits credentials to OPCW chief

Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Alireza Kazemi-Abadi, submitted his credentials to OPCW Director General Fernando Arias in The Hague on Thursday.

Minister: Iran develops firewall against Stuxnet computer worm

Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said Iran has developed an indigenous firewall securing its sensitive industrial facilities against Stuxnet, a cyber weapon widely believed to be made by the US and Israel and used in the past to target the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.

Iran strongly condemns latest Saudi crime in Sana’a

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi on Friday strongly condemned Saudi-led coalition’s airstrikes on Yemen’s capital Sana’a, which claimed the lives of several civilians, according to Foreign Ministry’s official website.

Tehran Times

Expansion of economic ties

Hassan Danaeifar, the advisor to Iran’s first vice president and also the chairman of the Iranian committee on development of economic relations with Syria and Iraq, and Atef Nadaf, the Syrian minister of interi-ortrade and consumer protection, met in Damascus to explore the ways for expanding and strengthening economic ties between Iran and Syria.

Russia, China should take practical measures to save JCPOA: Zarif

Russia and China must take practical measures if they want to protect the achievements of the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Com-prehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad said on Friday.

6 civilians killed in Saudi strikes on Yemen’s capital

At least six civilians, in-cluding children, have been killed and dozens of others wounded in multiple airstrikes by a Saudi Arabian-led coalition on various neighborhoods of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a.

Iran has world’s most transparent nuclear program: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Iran’s nuclear program is the most transparent one in the world and Moscow “regrets” to see the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers is “falling apart”.

Smile festival for Afghan children

A smile festival called Grass-roots Unity was held in Shiraz on Thurs-day for Afghan children, including those whose fathers were martyred fighting for the Fatemiyoun Brigade.

Iranian official: USS Lincoln in Arabian Sea

An Iranian official has said that the USS Abraham Lincoln is stationed in the Arabian Sea and not moving towards the Persian Gulf.

UN calls for restraint amid regional tension

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has urged the international community to fulfil its duty and prevent crimes against the Yemenis.

Iran says ‘fake intelligence’ is root cause of regional problems

Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations, has said that “fake intelligence” is the root cause of problems in the Middle East region.

Iran, Pakistan working on barter trade mechanism

Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Commerce, Textile, Industries and Production says Iran and Pakistan are working on a barter trade deal mechanism to enhance bilateral trade, local media reported.