Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 2-6-2019

Iran Daily

Zarif:US needs to stop ‘economic war’ before any talks

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the United States needs to abide by the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and stop its “economic war” as the prerequisite for talks.

Hezbollah chief: War against Iran to engulf whole region

The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement warned that a war against Iran would not stop at the Islamic Republic’s borders, and its flames will engulf the entire Middle East region.

City worker kills 12 in Virginia beach resort

A disgruntled public utility employee opened fire with a handgun on coworkers at a municipal building in Virginia on Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and wounding at least four before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said.

China raises tariffs on US goods amid escalating tensions

China on Saturday increased tariffs on billions worth of US goods as it prepares to unveil a blacklist of “unreliable” foreign companies that analysts say aims to punish US and foreign firms cutting off supplies to telecoms giant Huawei.

City worker kills 12 in Virginia beach resort

A disgruntled public utility employee opened fire with a handgun on coworkers at a municipal building in Virginia on Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and wounding at least four before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said.

Rouhani: Iran can be safest transit route for Tajikistan’s goods

President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran can be the safest transit route for Tajikistan’s goods.

MP: Stronger ties with neighbors, allies solve sanctions-related problems

The sanctions-related financial and trade problems Iran is currently beset with can be solved through its expanded relations with neighboring and friendly countries, such as China and Russia, said an Iranian MP.

Iran protests to ICAO over int’l airports refusal to fuel its planes

Iran filed a complaint to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) over refusal of some international airports to provide fuel to Iranian planes

Math student develops Iranian programming language

An Iranian student has written a homegrown programming language that has won great acclaim in local scientific festivals.

Tehran Times

Washington concerned about Iran’s power: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif believes that the U.S. has exerted greatest pressure on Teh-ran because of Iran’s power in the West Asia region.

Iran, Tajikistan push for close ties in line with mutual interests

Tajikistan’s Foreign Minis-ter, Sirodjidin Mukhriddin, held separate talks on Saturday with President Hassan Rouhani and his Iranian counterpart Min-ister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Two European diplomats arrested at sinful party in Tehran

Two European diplomats were arrested at a mixed-gender party in Tehran in the early hours of Friday and were released after identification.

Ayatollah Khamenei condoles martyrdom of cleric in Kazerun

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei offered condolences over the martyrdom of Hojattole-slam Sheikh Mohammad Khorsand, the Friday prayer leader of Kazerun.

Protesters set fire to US embassy in Honduras

Protesters torched the access gate to the U.S. Embassy in the Honduran capital on Friday during a second day of major protests against President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Virginia shooting leaves 12 dead at municipal center

The shooter who opened fire indiscriminately in a Virginia Beach city build-ing Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and sending at least four others to the hospital, was a disgruntled employee, a Virginia gov-ernment source briefed on the investigation told CNN.

300,000 expected to attend Imam Khomeini’s memorial

The 30th anniversary of the demise of Imam Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Re-public, will be held at his mausoleum in south Tehran on Tuesday, according to the secretary of the Central Committee of Commemoration of Imam.

Hezbollah chief warns war on Iran will ‘burn entire region’

The head of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement warned on Friday that any war against Iran would cause the Middle East to “erupt”.

Pompeo says US will not stand in the way of INSTEX

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Washington will not stand in the way of a system Europeans are developing to shield companies dealing with Iran from the U.S. sanctions, so long as it provides only humanitarian and other permitted goods.