Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 17-7-2019

Iran Daily

Door ‘wide open’ to negotiation if Trump lifts sanctions

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the door is “wide open” to diplomacy if Trump removes the array of sanctions he has imposed since 2018 that have slashed the country’s oil exports and damaged its economy.

UK ‘piracy’ won’t go unanswered: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has denounced Britain’s illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker, warning that the act of “piracy” will not go unanswered.

Top EU diplomat: Nuclear deal parties prefer more diplomacy

The remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal do not see Iran’s scaling down of its commitments as significant and do not intend for now to trigger the pact’s dispute mechanism, preferring more diplomacy to ease the crisis, the EU foreign policy chief said on Monda.

Iran to keep uranium enrichment at 4.5% level for now

The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Tuesday that Tehran has no plan to surpass the current 4.5% enrichment level for now.

At least 20 killed in two road accidents in Iran

At least 20 people were killed and 14 others injured in two separate road accidents in Iran on Tuesday.

Larijani decries US plots to divide Tehran, Baghdad

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani decried the US plots to create division between Iran and Iraq, saying the American policies have backfired as the two neighbors enjoy deep-rooted ties.

Tehran Times

TCCIMA provides suggestions for amending budget bill

Head of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agri-culture (TCCIMA) Masoud Khansari on Tuesday outlined the chamber’s suggest-ed changes for amending the country’s budget bill.

Majlis okays three jurists for Guardian Council

Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday voted for Mohammad Dehqan, Mohammad-Hassan Sadeqi-Moqadam and Hadi Tahan-Nazif as three jurists for the oversight Guardian Council.

Yemen conducts retaliatory drone attacks on Saudi King Khalid air base

Yemeni armed forces have launched fresh drone strikes on King Khalid air basein Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Asir Province in retaliation for the king-dom’s bloody military aggression against the impoverished country.

U.S. referring to trigger mechanism is irrelevant: Nephew

Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that U.S. referring to trigger mechanism “is a bit irrelevant.”

Why Sheikh Zakzaky should be released?

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

Entrepreneurship: Horse breeding in northern Iran

A small-scale entrepreneur who breeds animals in northern Iran feeds a Turkoman (Turkmen) horse in a mod-est stable in the village of Komdarreh, Amol county, Mazandaran province, July 15, 2019.

Leader: British act of ‘piracy’ won’t go unanswered

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Aya-tollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday condemned the British government’s illegal seizure of an Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar, saying the act of “piracy” will not go “unanswered”.

Room for negotiations is ‘wide open’ if U.S. lifts sanctions, Zarif says

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the room for negotiations is wide open if U.S. President Donald Trump lifts sanctions against Iran.

Trump suffers from critical miscalculation on Iran: senior analyst

Marik von Rennenkampff, who served as an analyst at the U.S. State Department, says Donald Trump’s administration suffers from miscalculation on Iran.