Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 23-6-2019

 

Iran Daily

Iran says it will respond firmly to any US threat

Iran said on Saturday it would respond firmly to any US threat amid escalating tension between Tehran and Washington over the shooting down of an intruding US drone by the Islamic Republic.

 

Johnson domestic ‘row’ rocks UK leadership race

Britain’s leadership contest was rocked on Saturday by reports that police were called to a late-night “row” between frontrunner Boris Johnson and his partner, just hours before campaigning opens to win over grassroots Conservatives.

 

Among world’s worst polluters, ASEAN vows to tackle ocean waste

With Southeast Asia awash in rubbish, from plastic-choked whales to trash-clogged canals, leaders are planning to push through a deal to fight maritime debris at a regional meeting this weekend.

 

Rouhani sends transparency bill to Parliament

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday sent the transparency bill to the Parliament for legal proceedings, according to a statement by the president’s official website.

 

UK minister to visit Iran to call for ‘urgent de-escalation’

A British Foreign Office minister is to visit Iran today and call for “urgent de-escalation in the region,” amid heightening tensions between Tehran and Washington after an American drone was shot down by Iran.

 

CAO: Iran’s airspace fully safe and secure

Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) said on Saturday the country’s airspace was safe for airlines to fly through amid heightened tension between Tehran and Washington.

 

IPU president in Tehran to meet Iranian officials

President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Gabriela Cuevas Barron arrived in Tehran on Saturday to meet Iranian officials.

 

Iran condemns Baghdad terrorist attack

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi strongly condemned a terrorist attack on a Shia mosque in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad that wounded several people.

 

Tehran Times

CBI unveils plans to compensate oil budget deficit in sanctions era

The governor of the Cen-tral Bank of Iran (CBI) has said three plans have been developed aimed to compensate the probable budget defi-cit resulted from the U.S. sanctions on the country’s oil industry, Tasnim news agency reported.

 

Iran summons UAE diplomat over U.S. drone incident

Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned on Saturday the United Arab Emirates’ charge d’affaires to protest vio-lation of Iran’s airspace by the U.S. drone from a military base in the UAE.

 

Yemeni forces captured a Saudi base in Jizan

The Yemeni forces dominated a Saudi base in the Jizan border town.

 

Amnesty International condemns human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International in a statement has criticized human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia.

 

Yellow Vests protest for the 32nd straight week in Paris

‘Yellow Vests’ protesters hit the streets of Paris for the 32nd week in a row.

 

Dem Presidential hopeful: Trump should return to Iran deal in interest of America

Democratic presidential hope-fulTulsi Gabbardbelieves that President Donald Trump needs to return to the 2015 nuclear deal if he thinks about the interests of the United States.

 

Saudis lobbied UK to attack Iran after Trump pulled back: Middle East Eye

A Saudi intelligence official has lobbied the UK to conduct limited strikes on Iranian military targets after U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly cancelled such raids, a senior British official has said.

 

Mahatir Mohamad blames U.S. for ‘provoking’ Iran

The United States is provoking Iran and growing risks of miscalculation that could lead to a “world war,” according to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mo-hamad.

 

FATF gives Iran until October to complete reforms

The Fi-nancial Action Task Force announced on Friday that Iran has until October to complete reforms that would bring it into line with global norms or face consequences.

 

Iran hangs man for spying for the U.S.

Prisoner Jamal Haji-Zavareh who was charged with spying for the United States has been executed, according to an announcement by the Judiciary Organization of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.