Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 17-6-2019

Iran Daily

Iran hints US could be behind ‘suspicious’ tanker attacks

Iran’s parliament speaker hinted Sunday that Washington could be behind the “suspicious” tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman to pile pressure on Tehran.

As Trump accuses Iran, he has one problem: His own credibility

To President Trump, the question of culpability in the explosions that crippled two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman is no question at all. “It’s probably got essentially Iran written all over it,” he declared on Friday.

G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste

Group of 20 environment ministers agreed on Sunday to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste on a global scale, the Japanese government said after hosting the two-day minister.

Hong Kong leader apologizes as massive rally chokes city

Hundreds of thousands of protesters choked Hong Kong’s streets for a second straight Sunday in a defiant rebuke of a reviled extradition law, piling pressure on the city’s embattled leader who apologized for causing “conflict” but refused to step down.

Iran to detail preparatory measures to reduce obligations under nuclear deal

Iran will release important details about the measures it has taken so far to suspend some of its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal, in reciprocation of a move by the United States to unilaterally scrap that deal.

Araqchi: US economic war on Iran targeting regional security

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi highlighted the negative impacts of the US sanctions against the Islamic Republic and said Washington’s economic war against Tehran has targeted the security of the entire region.

Tehran Times

Iran, Russia take new steps for expansion of trade ties

The 15th Iran-Russia Joint Economic Committee meeting and the second Iran-North Caucasus trade con-ference started on Sunday in Tehran, IRNA reported.

Tehran sets to release details on limiting nuclear commitments

Following Tehran’s decision to counter the United States’ unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal in May 2018, Iran on Monday will announce its latest measures to limit its commitments under deal with world powers.

Russia & EU keen on switching to national currencies for mutual trade

Banks based in several states are planning to participate in the Russian-developed money transfer network that serves as an alternative to the traditional SWIFT system, accord-ing to the head of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR).

U.S. is the obvious benefactor of attacks in Oman Sea: Cartalucci

Referring to US policy papers, Bangkok- based geopolitical expert says familiar pattern by the US to rush to conclusions before any investigation makes the US and its allies the prime suspects of attacks in Oman Sea, not Iran.

Tehran exhibit to take visitors on cultural tour of Nordic countries

Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland will provide a golden opportunity in Tehran to introduce Nordic culture during an exhibition opening at the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) on Friday.

Iran ease past Russia at VNL

Iran overpowered Russia in three sets in the third match of week three of the 2019 Volleyball Nations League on Sunday.

Schmid, Araqchi discuss ways to save JCPOA

Visiting Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmid and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi held talks on ways to save the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).In the meeting, held in Tehran on Saturday, Schmid and Araqchi exchanged views about a host of issues, including the latest developments surrounding the JCPOA.

Tehran summons British ambassador over ‘unacceptable’ tanker accusations

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned British Ambassador to Tehran Robert Macaire over the accusations levelled by London against Tehran over the Thursday attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

U.S. economic war threatens regional security: official

The United States’ economic war on Iran is threatening peace and security in the whole Middle East region, Iran’s deputy foreign minister has said.

Woodrow Wilson Center analyst: White House is itching for a fight with Iran

The United States’ administration is “itching for a fight with Iran”, which is the reason why it is making different accusations against the Islamic Republic, a political analyst has said.

EU diplomat meets Zarif ’s assistant over Yemen

Secretary General of the Euro-pean External Action Service Helga Schmid has held talks with Ali Asghar Khaji, senior assistant to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for special political affairs, on the crisis in Yemen.