Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 24-7-2019

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Iran: Persian Gulf maritime coalition will bring insecurity

Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Tuesday an international coalition to protect the Persian Gulf will bring insecurity.

Iran not seeking confrontation, Zarif says in message to Johnson

Iran does not seek confrontation with Britain amid a row over seized tanker ships, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a message directed at likely Britain new premier Boris Johnson.

China slams US sanctions over Iran oil imports

China accused the United States of “bullying” after the administration of President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on a Chinese company for importing Iranian crude.

Boris Johnson wins race to become Britain’s next PM

Boris Johnson won the race to become Britain’s next prime minister on Tuesday, heading straight into a confrontation over Brexit with Brussels and Parliament.

Rouhani hails steps taken in expansion of Tehran-Baghdad ties

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani hailed implementation of “effective steps” in expansion of the relations between Iran and Iraq over the recent years, noting that, “This trend will surely continue.

Remaining JCPOA signatories to meet in Vienna on Sunday

The European Union said in a statement that representatives from the nations that are still parties to the Iran nuclear deal plan to meet in Vienna on Sunday to see to what extent the agreement can be salvaged in the wake of the United States pulling out and Iran’s scaling down some of its commitments under the deal.

Iran FM, Bolivia president discuss ties, int’l issues

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Bolivian President Evo Morales discussed bilateral ties and international issues in a meeting in the South American country on Tuesday.

Navy chief: Iran observes all US ships in Persian Gulf region

Iran observes all US ships in the Persian Gulf region and has an archive of images of their daily movements, the head of Iran’s Navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said on Tuesday, according to the Young Journalists Club (YJC) website.

Iran slams Nigeria’s deadly crackdown on Zakzaky’s supporters

Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned Nigeria’s deadly crackdown on supporters of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been jailed for over four years.

Tehran Times

Iran-Iraq $20b trade target not out of reach: CBI governor

Governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnasser Hemmati held talks with Iraqi Finance Minister Fuad Mohammed Hussein on Monday night to discuss expansion of banking relations between the two countries, IRNA reported.

Majlis urges release of prominent cleric Zakzaky

A number of Iranian MPs issued a statement on Tuesday urging re-lease of Nigerian Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky.

Afghanistan wants explanation after Trump’s ‘wipe out’ rant

The Afghan government has demanded an explanation from the United States following an assertion by U.S. President Donald Trumpwhosuggested that the U.S. could end the long war in Afghanistan by effectively nuking it.

Another big blunder: Trump maybe mistaking humans with insects

Consequent to his continued reckless remarks, Don-ald Trump claimed on Monday that if he wanted to win the war in Afghanistan he could wipe the country “off the face of the earth” but he chose not.

Ferdowsi, Shahnameh and Kashmir

Since I often had discussed Sadi, Rumi, Ghazali and wrote an article describing my experiences at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad where I am learning Persian, a Ph.D. student named Masumeh Mahmudi was kind enough to take me for a visit to the resting place of Ferdowsi and Ghazali in Tus on July 18, 2019. I had no idea that this visit would take me back to my childhood.

Iran Is Almost Certainly Telling the Truth about CIA Spies update

I believe the Iranians are telling the truth about having captured a number of Iranian traitors, and about having photographic and other (audio visual) evidence showing their CIA clandestine case officer handlers.


Japan’s “Shoplifters” crowned best at Shahr film festival

Japanese drama “Shoplifters” by Hirokazu Kore-eda was picked as best feature film in the international section of the 7th Shahr International Film Festival, the organizers announced on Monday.

First VP: Iran guards Persian Gulf security, stands against bullying

First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Tuesday that Iran’s Armed Forces are guarantors of security in the Persian Gulf region, stressing that Tehran will not bow to the big powers’ pressures and bullying.

Fake plans against Palestinians will yield no fruit: Shamkhani

Ali Shamkhani, Iran’s secretary of Supreme National Security Council, said on Tuesday that “fake plans”, which are against “the will of Palestinian people” will bear no result.

Araqchi heads to Paris to pass on Rouhani’s message to Macron

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi has traveled to Paris to deliver a message from President Hassan Rouhani to his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron.

Tehran urges IAEA to remain impartial, independent in post-Amano era

Iran has called on the Inter-national Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to maintain impartiality and independence after the death of its chief Yukiya Amano.