Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 19-6-2019

Iran Daily

Rouhani: Iran will not go to war with any nation

President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that Iran does not seek war with any country, but stressed that the Iranian nation will be the ultimate winner of any conflict against the Islamic Republic.

Iran urges global action against ‘illegal US bullying’

Iran’s top security official on Tuesday blasted the US for targeting the national identity and sovereignty of the world countries, calling for global resistance against Washington’s “illegal bullying.”

Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signaled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she promoted and then postponed after some of the most violent protests since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

Iran envoy to UK: US must stop economic terrorism against Iran

Iran’s ambassador to the UK urged the US to stop using “economic terrorism” to force Tehran into negotiations, saying Washington needs to act “normal” and avoid interfering in the Islamic Republic’s ties with other states.

Iran offers condolences to Egyptian nation over Morsi’s death

Iran Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi in a statement extended condolences to the Egyptian nation over the death of Egypt’s former president, Mohamed Morsi.

Britain settles sanctions dispute with Iran’s Bank Mellat

The British government has settled a £1.25 billion damages claim brought by Iran’s largest private bank in an 11th-hour, out-of-court deal following a dispute over sanctions and alleged links to Tehran’s nuclear program.

Turkish foreign minister due in Iran Thursday

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu plans to pay an official visit to Iran on Thursday in a bid to boost bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries in various areas, Turkish media said.

Tehran Times

Iran, Russia ink 8 co-op MOUs

Iran and Russia signed eight memorandums of understanding (MOUs) in the last day of the 15th Iran-Russia Joint Economic Committee meeting which was wrapped up on Tuesday in Isfahan.

Iran deals heavy blow to U.S. spy network

The Intelligence Ministry says its forces have inflicted a “heavy blow” on the United States by disbanding two sophisticated cyber espionage networks affiliated with the CIA.

Muslim Brotherhood brands Morsi’s death ‘murder’

The Muslim Brotherhood said the death of former Egyptian Presi-dent Mohammed Morsi was“full-fledged murder,”and called for a nationwide event to mark his passing. The group also called for mass demonstrations at Egyptian em-bassies around the world in a statement published to its website.

Russia urges U.S. to drop Middle East troop plan and stop provoking Iran

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov urged the U.S. on Tuesday to drop “provocative” plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East and to cease actions that looked like a conscious attempt to provoke war with Iran.

Britain doing much of the killing in Yemen: report

A detailed reports published by the Guardian newspaper has shown how Brit-ain is massively contributing to Saudi Arabia’s devastating war on Yemen as it suggests that London is not only supplying the bombs that fall on Yemenis, but it provides the personnel and expertise that keep the war going.

IRGC Qods Force advisor Shaban Nasiri’s memoir published

Iranian politician Gholamhossein Elham (C) unveils a poster for “Consult the Divan of Hafiz”, the memoir of IRGC Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani’s advisor Shaban Nasiri, during a meeting at the Art Bureau in Tehran on June 17, 2019.

Today’s war is ‘battle of wills’, Rouhani says

In an open reference to the Trump administration’s harsh economic sanctions and psychological warfare, Iranian Presi-dent Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that “today’s war is battle of wills and hope”.

Sovereignty of countries targeted by U.S.: Shamkhani

Ali Shamkhani, Iran’s secretary of Supreme National Security Council, said on Tuesday that the U.S. “terrorist policies” have targeted the countries’ “identity” and “national sovereignty”, IRNA reported.

IRGC: Deal of century is ‘illegitimate’

The spokes-man for the Islamic Rev-olution Guards Corps on Tuesday called the U.S. proposed the “deal of century” a failure and “illegitimate”.

China warns U.S. to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

China has denounced the U.S. for exerting “extreme pressure” on Iran, warning Washington against opening a “Pandora’s box” in the Middle East, after the Pen-tagon announced a new troop deployment to the region amid tensions with Tehran.