Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 20-6-2019

Iran Daily

Rouhani: JCPOA commitments suspension Iran’s smallest action

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday suspending some commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal is a “minimum” measure Iran can adopt a year after the United States withdrew from the accord and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Iran firmly rejects US tanker attack allegations

Iran’s defense minister “categorically rejected” Wednesday accusations that Tehran was behind two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman, describing video presented by Washington as “unsubstantiated.

UN expert: ‘Credible evidence’ Saudi crown prince responsible for Khashoggi killing

There is “sufficient credible evidence” Saudi Arabia’s crown prince bears responsibility for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and he should be investigated for it, a United Nations special rapporteur said in the first independent investigation into the death.

Iran urges US to end illegal presence in Syria

Iranian permanent representative to the United Nations, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, urged the United States to end to its illegal military presence in Syria.

Spokesman: Iran will not stamp tourists’ passports

Government’s spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Wednesday that foreign tourists can visit Iran without their passports being stamped in the country’s airports.

Iran, Uzbekistan discuss ties

The top national security officials of Iran and Uzbekistan weighed plans to broaden relations between the two nations and promote mutual cooperation in the region.

France, Germany to increase efforts to reduce tensions: Ministers

France and Germany will increase their efforts to reduce tensions over Iran, but time was running out and the risk of war could not be ruled out, their foreign ministers said on Wednesday.

Tehran Times

Industry ministry outlines plans for improving productivity

Iranian ministry of industry, mining and trade has outlined 35 plans covering seven major areas for developing the country’s industry and mining sectors, on the occasion of the National Day of Industry and Mining which is due on July 1.

inated with Kabul: Shamkhani

Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, has underlined the need for continuation of talks with the Taliban in coordination with the Afghan gov-ernment to prevent interference by trans-regional states.

Egypt condemns UN call for independent probe into Morsi’s death

Egypt has rejected a call by the United Nations for an “inde-pendent” investigation into the death in court of the country’s first demo-cratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi, saying the world body is “po-liticizing” the death.

Turkish politician talks of U.S. multiple goals of creating tensions in PG

Senior member of Turkey’s Republican People’s Party (CHP), Faruk logoglu, believes that the United States follows multiple goals by creating tension in the Persian Gulf, the world’s main route of energy.

UK govt. settles $1.6b dispute with Bank Mellat

The British government has settled a 1.25 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) damages claim brought by Iran’s largest private bank in an 11th-hour, out-of-court deal following a dispute over sanctions.

Rouhani says U.S. sanctions which have targeted people’s lives are ‘crime against humanity’

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the U.S. sanctions against Iran constitute examples of “crime against humanity and economic terrorism” because they have targeted ordinary people’s “lives and needs”.

Iraqi stability hinges on Iranian security: top Iraqi MP

The vice speaker of the Iraqi Parliament said on Tuesday that Baghdad sees its stability and security dependent on sta-bility and security in Iran.

France, Germany seeking to reduce tensions between Iran, U.S. but warn time running out

French Foreign Minis-ter Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday blamed the U.S. policy of maximum pressureagainst Iran for rising tensionsin the Middle East, while criticizing Washington’s decision last year to leave a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).