Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 29-5-2019

Iran Daily

Actions not words,’ Zarif urges Trump

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif appeared unimpressed with the US president’s offer for talks, saying Donald Trump should make his intentions clear about any negotiations with Iran through actions, not words.

Media: India plans to resume Iran oil imports despite US ban

The Indian government is looking at ways to resume oil imports from Iran despite US sanctions which aim to dry up Iranian revenues, local media reported on Tuesday.

Sudan protesters strike as deadlock with military persists

Thousands of Sudanese workers began a national strike on Tuesday, leaving air and bus passengers stranded as protesters piled pressure on the military to hand power to a civilian administration.


Contenders to be next UK PM divided over no-deal Brexit

The race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May has become a battle over whether Britain should leave the European Union without a divorce agreement — or whether that would cause economic and political mayhem.


Envoy: Iran ready to clear up misunderstandings with Arab states

Iran’s ambassador to France said Tehran stands ready to resolve misunderstandings with certain neighboring Persian Gulf states, underlining the importance of adopting collective measures by all regional countries to guarantee peace and stability.


Equatorial Guinea invites Rouhani to 5th Gas Summit of GECF

President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo sent a message to his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, inviting him to participate in the 5th Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) to be held in the African country in November.


Modi: India, Iran enjoy civilizational links

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a message appreciated Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for his recent congratulatory message and said both sides enjoy common civilizational links.


Rouhani’s adviser: Trump unable to send ‘clear message’

An adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wrote on his Twitter account that even US President Donald Trump, himself, is unable to send a “clear message.”


Ex-Iraqi PM supports Iran regional cooperation proposal

Iraq’s former prime minister on Tuesday voiced support for a proposal by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to hold regional dialogue and expand cooperation with the aim of easing tensions.


Tehran Times

Iran’s 4-month crude steel output up 6% yr/yr: WSA

Production of crude steel in Iran stood at 8.388 million tons during the first four months of 2019, indicating six percent rise from 7.917 million tons in the same period of time in 2018, according to the latest data released by the World Steel Association (WSA).

Zarif says ‘actions’ and ‘not words” will show Trump’s intent

In response to President Donald Trump who said on Monday that the United States in not seeking “regime change” in Iran, Foreign Minister Mo-hammad Javad Zarif said it is “actions” and “not words” which will show Trump’s real intention. “Actions – not words – will show whether or not that’s Donald Trump’s intent,”Zarif tweeted on Monday.


French hypocrisy toward Yemen war

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday reiterated calls for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to end a conflict in Yemen that he described as a “dirty war”.


Relief foundation puts achievements of the self-employed on show

Financially struggling individuals under assis-tance of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation, who are self-employed and have achieved financial independence showcased their products at an exhibition in Tehran.

Iran says doesn’t see a prospect for talks with U.S., asks Washington to change behavior

Iranian For-eign Ministry spokesman Abbas Moussavi said on Tuesday that Tehran does not see any “prospect” for talks with the U.S, saying Washington must change its approach and behavior.


Senator Sanders says war with Iran would be ‘disaster’

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has warned that a military confrontation between the U.S. and Iran would be more disastrous than the Iraq war.


First VP blasts Trump for repetition of ‘atomic bomb’ lies against Iran

Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri lashed out at U.S. President Don-ald Trump for repetition of lies about Tehran’s intention to acquire atomic weapons despite the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) con-firmation of the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program for 14 times.