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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 22-5-2019

Iran Daily

Rouhani: Trump steps back from threats against Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the US administration “novice politicians with naive ideas”, saying President Donald Trump has stepped back from his threats against Tehran after military aides advised him against a war with the Islamic Republic.

CBI: Iran has ample forex reserves

There are sufficient amounts of foreign currency in Iran, the Central Bank of Iran’s chief said, adding that the CBI has provided $6 billion in financing for imports only in the past two months.

New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorism

New Zealand police charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the first time such a charge had been brought in the country’s history, they said on Tuesday.

Oil edges up on Mideast tensions, supply outages

Oil prices rose on Tuesday on escalating US-Iran tensions and amid expectations that OPEC producers will continue to curb supply this year.

New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorism

New Zealand police charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the first time such a charge had been brought in the country’s history, they said on Tuesday.

France: Europe facing ‘huge pressure’ from US over Iran trade channel

European powers are facing huge pressure from the United States to drop their proposed trade channel with Iran, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday.

Iranian medical academy writes to UN about ‘unjust’ US sanctions

The Academy of Medical Sciences of Iran wrote to the UN to complain about the illegal sanctions imposed by the US against the Iranian people, saying the restrictive measures have adversely affected the medical treatment of Iranian patients.

Bolivia’s president censures US for aggressive rhetoric against Iran

Bolivian President Evo Morales censured the United States for its aggressive rhetoric against Iran, saying Washington’s recent military buildup in the region is an attempt to boost its military industry.

Iranian official slams Trump’s mixed messages

President Donald Trump is a “crazy president” whose threats against Tehran aren’t going to work, an Iranian official said, adding that if the President wants to talk, he’ll not only have to show some respect, but come up with a consistent message.

Tehran Times

Development projects worth $1b inaugurated

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani launched and inaugurated some development, service, and infrastructure projects worth 44.65 trillion rials (about $1.063 billion) in West Azarbaijan Prov-ince.

Iran writes to UN on alarming security situation in Persian Gulf

Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations, has warned about the recent “alarming security situation” in the Persian Gulf region.

Yemeni drone targets arms depot at Najran airport

Yemeni armed forces, led by the Houthi Ansarullah move-ment, have launched a drone strike on an arms depot at an airport in Saudi Arabia’s southern Najran re-gion inretaliationfor the kingdom’s bloody military aggression against the impoverished country.

A war with Iran would be the mother of all quagmires: Washington Post

In an article in the Washington Post on Tuesday, Max Boot, a historian and columnist, says if the United States wages a war against Iran, it “will be the mother of all quagmires”.

Russia says new Ukraine president’s rhetoric not helpful

Russia says the rhetoric of Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to call for more American sanctions on Moscow will not help Kiev end a persisting war in Ukraine’s in-dustrial east.

Iran’s sports museum opens in Tehran

Iran’s sports museum was inau-gurated in National Olympic Committee head-quarters in Tehran on Monday.

Zarif says U.S. is playing a very ‘dangerous game’ in region

Iranian Foreign Minister Mo-hammad Javad Zarif has said that the U.S. is playing a “very very dangerous game” by increasing its military presence in the region.

Prime minister: Iraq to send delegations to Iran and U.S. to calm tensions

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, told a press conference on Tuesday that his country will soon send delegations to Iran and the United States to calm down the tension between Tehran and Washington.

Trump knows nothing about Iranian history: Jahangiri

Vice President Es’haq Ja-hangiri said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s military threats against Iran shows that he knows nothing about the Iranian history.