Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 3-8-2019

Iran Daily

US sanctions on Zarif trigger global outcry

Global condemnations poured in after the United States imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Iran will further cut nuclear commitments if other parties fail to fulfill theirs

President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday Iran will further scale back commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), if other parties to the accord fail to live up to their obligations.

Iran, UAE sign document to boost maritime security cooperation

Iran and the United Arab Emirates signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance maritime border security cooperation.

US, Russia rip up Cold War-era INF missile treaty

The United States and Russia ripped up a Cold War-era missile pact on Friday in a move that raised the spectre of an arms race between the global superpowers. The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty limited the use of medium-range missiles, both conventional and nuclear.

Japan won’t contribute ships to US Middle East maritime force: Mainichi

Japan ruled out joining a US-led maritime force to guard oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz as the crisis in the region deepens, said the Mainichi newspaper, citing unidentified government sources.

Wary of Trump’s hard line on Iran, Europeans decline to join escorts in Persian Gulf

With tensions rising with Iran, the United States and Britain have been shopping for European support to bolster patrols in the Persian Gulf around the Strait of Hormuz, a vital passage way for global oil supplies.

Russia, Iran, Turkey welcome Syrian Constitutional Committee progress

Russia, Iran and Turkey, Astana peace process guarantors, expressed satisfaction with the progress reached in finalizing the Syrian Constitutional Committee composition, the three countries issued a joint statement.

Tehran Times

Development projects worth $2.38b come on stream

Some 518 development projects worth over 100 trillion rials (about $2.38 billion) were inaugurated during President Rouhani’s visit to East Azarbaijan Province on Thursday.

Tehran, Abu Dhabi sign MOU on maritime security cooperation

The United Arab Emirates and Iran on Thursday signed a mem-orandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance maritime border security co-operation.

U.S. formally abandons INF, Moscow announces missile treaty’s demise

The United States has of-ficially withdrawn from the Intermedi-ate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, blaming Russia for the Cold War-era treaty’s collapse.

Belgian globetrotters share us their new perception of Iran

Last Monday, a Belgian couple, who are on an overland journey to China, paid a visit to The Tehran Times, where they let us share their views, experiences and feelings about Iran in a cozy chat with the daily.

Saudi mercenaries killed as Yemeni missiles hit Najran

Several Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal toYemen’sformer president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, have been killed when Yemeni army forces and their allies launched a missile strike against their camps inSaudi Arabia’s southern province of Najran.

Khorasan Razavi Hosts Women’s National Cricket Championship

Iran Women’s National Cricket Champion-ship commenced in Khorasan Razavi from Wednesday 31st July and was expected to be over in three days.

Sanctions on diplomacy

In separate statements on Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury and State Department announced imposition of sanctions against Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, a move which was interpreted as a total rejection of diplomacy repeatedly claimed by the Trump administration.

Russia: Persian Gulf mission crude attempt by U.S. to pressure Iran

On Thursday Russia spoke against a U.S.-proposed naval coalition in the Persian Gulf, saying it is a pretext for Washington to further pressure Tehran and destabilize the Persian Gulf region.

Americans wobbling in political chaos:Iranian minister

Iran’s minister of defense has said that the ruling power in the United States is “wobbling in political chaos”, Fars reported on Friday.

Leader: Jihadi discourse should become the public discourse

“We should make the jihadi discourse turn into a public discourse,” the Leader of the Islamic Revolution told a meeting of jihadi groups on Thursday.

UN chief calls for ‘maximum restraint’ in Persian Gulf region

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for “maximum restraint” to prevent further escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf region.

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