Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 23-5-2019

Iran Daily

Russia, France, Germany defend JCPOA, support trade with Iran

The leaders of Russia, France and Germany underscored the need to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, stressing their commitment to boosting trade ties with the Islamic Republic despite the United States’ unilateral withdrawal from the accord.

Germany warns terrorists may provoke US-Iran war

Terrorist groups may use escalating tensions between the US and Iran as an opportunity to provoke a war between the two countries, Germany’s foreign minister warned.

Prepare for difficult times, China’s Xi urges as trade war simmers

China must prepare for difficult times as the international situation is increasingly complex, President Xi Jinping said in comments carried by state media on Wednesday, as the US-China trade war took a mounting toll on tech giant Huawei.

More Democrats seeking impeachment proceedings against Trump

More Democrats called — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying.

Russia calls for immediate JCPOA joint commission meeting

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov called for an immediate meeting of the joint commission of the Iran nuclear deal, saying that time is ripe to seriously talk about the 2015 agreement.

Iranian MP: No group can say has entered a proxy war on Iran’s behalf

Iran will “under no circumstances” enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region.

US intelligence officials directly

contradict Trump, saying no evidence Al-Qaeda cooperating with Iran. There is no evidence to support the Trump administration’s claims that Iran is collaborating with Al-Qaeda, US intelligence officers have reportedly told congress.

Iran’s foreign minister due in Pakistan today

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to visit Pakistan today as part of his diplomatic consultations with Asian countries amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Tehran Times

Iran says its commitment to JCPOA will be commensurate to France’s

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said on Tuesday that Iran is ready to imple-ment the 2015 nuclear deal commen-surate to what France and its European partners have been doing.

First startup weekend on senior care to be held

The Nursing Organization of Iran plans to hold the first startup weekend on senior care, ISNA reported on Wednesday.

Yemeni drone attack targets jet hangars at Saudi airport

Yemeni armed forces have launched another retaliatory drone strike against an airport in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Najran region, this time targeting hangars housing the regime’s warplanes.

All the buzz about bees

Hundreds gather on sculptural bridge for Ramadan mealTEHRAN —Large numbers of the faithful gather for a communal iftar meal served on Tehran’s Tabiat Bridge, a multilevel, sculptural pedestrian pathway, on May 21, 2019.

Rouhani: U.S. fighting 82 million Iranians, not just government

President Hassan Rouhani late on Tuesday denounced the U.S. sanctions campaign against Iran, saying Washington is “fighting” 82 Iranians not just the Iranian government.

Putin, Merkel and Macron discuss nuclear deal, cooperation with Iran

Russian President Vladimir Pu-tin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron held a phone conversation on Tuesday discussing ways to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal and continuing economic and trade cooperation with Iran.

Hillary Clinton suggests talks with Iran

Former U.S. state secretary and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has suggested that the U.S. should engage in diplomacy with Iran instead of threats of force, which U.S. President Donald Trump likes to resort to.