Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 31-7-2019

Iran Daily

Russia presents UN with collective security plan for Persian Gulf

Russia submitted to the United Nations a proposal that calls for collective security in the Persian Gulf amid rising tensions in the strategic region.

Two UAE banks willing to cooperate with Iran: Financier

A senior Iranian financier said Tuesday banks in the United Arab Emirates are willing to process Iran’s trade and business transactions despite sanctions that have restricted the country’s access to financial services in the Middle East.

Iranians say US sanctions blocking access to needed medicine

Taha Shakouri keeps finding remote corners to play in at a Tehran children’s charity hospital, unaware that his doctors are running out of chemo medicine needed to treat the eight-year-old boy’s liver cancer.

UK Navy used ‘brute force’: Iranian-operated tanker captain

The captain of a tanker seized while carrying Iranian oil said British Royal Marines used “brute force” in detaining his ship.


Iran, China discuss US efforts to impose hegemony on world

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Head of the International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China Song Tao discussed a range of issues including bilateral ties in Tehran on Tuesday.


Iran condemns Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen’s market

Iran strongly condemned a deadly airstrike by the Saudi regime and its allies against a market in Yemen’s northwestern Sa’ada Province, saying the aggressors are attempting to make up for their defeats by massacring civilians.

Former Tehran mayor sentenced to death for killing wife

A former mayor of Tehran who also served as one of the Iran’s vice presidents was sentenced to death for killing his wife, the Judiciary’s spokesman announced on Tuesday.

Tehran Times

Iran draws a record 600,000 medical travelers in four months 

Iran hosted a record high of nearly 600,000 medical travelers during the first four months of the current Ira-nian calendar year (March 21-July 21), nearly equal to the figure for the whole past year (March 2018-19), according to an Iranian association for the health tourism promotion.

Ex-Tehran mayor gets death sentence for killing wife

Former Tehran mayor Mo-hammad Ali Najafi has been sentenced to death for murdering his wife, Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmaeili announced on Tuesday.

Accused 9/11 mastermind open to testimony against Saudi Arabia

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accusedal-Qaedamastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks, has indicated a willingness to cooperate in a lawsuit filed by victims seeking damages fromSaudi Arabia, if theUnited Statesdecides not to seek thedeath penaltyagainst him.

Turkey’s ties with NATO unaffected by S-400 purchase: Cavusoglu

The situation which emerged after Ankara purchased Russian S-400 missile systems does not affect Ankara’s relations with NATO, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in Thailand on Tuesday.

Bahraini protesters denounce execution of young activists

Bahraini peoplehave staged demon-strations for the third consecutive night to con-demn the recent execution of anti-regimeactivists at the hands of the regime forces.

Settlement goods cannot be labeled ‘Made in Israel’: Canadian court rules

Canada’s Federal Court ruled that goods produced by Israelis in the West Bank can no longer be labeled as “Made in Israel.”

Larijani: Iran has devised 25-yearplan for ties with China

Iranian Maj-lis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that the U.S. animosity towards Iran and China is “strategic” and “deep”.

Rouhani says all bodies tasked to fight drug trade

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that all the bodies and institutions are duty bound to fight drug trafficking.

Tehran strongly condemns Saudi air raid on Yemen

Iran’s For-eign Ministry has strongly condemned the latest Saudi-led airstrikes on a market in the northern Yemeni prov-ince of Sa’ada which left dozens of civilians dead or wounded.


Trump has ethical responsibility to calm tension with Iran: American expert

Lawrence J. Korb, a senior fellow at Center for American Progress, says since Donald Trump is responsible for creating tension with Iran by quitting the 2015 nuclear deal his administration is required to take the lead by restarting negotiations with Tehran in order to prevent a war in the Persian Gulf region.


Iranians advised to avoid traveling to certain regions in Russia

The Irani-an embassy in Moscow has advised Iranian citizens not to travel to Russia’s northern and southern regions.