Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 5-8-2019

Iran Daily

Iran: Zarif sanctioned after declining Trump meet

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was hit with US sanctions after turning down an invitation to meet President Donald Trump, officials in the Islamic Republic said on Sunday.

Iran seizes foreign tanker smuggling fuel

Iranian forces have seized a “foreign vessel” in the Persian Gulf that was smuggling fuel to Arab states, the official news agency IRNA reported.

Britain: EU must change its negotiating terms for Brexit

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, must go back to the bloc’s leaders to change the terms of the talks because Britain’s parliament will not accept the current deal, British Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay said on Sunday.

UAE foreign minister: Abu Dhabi, Riyadh prefer diplomacy with Iran

As a major development in the region, the United Arab Emirates has decided to change its policy toward Iran in a bid to put an end to the current tensions in the region, with the Persian Gulf Arab country’s foreign minister having said recently that the UAE and Saudi Arabia prefer a political approach to their problems with Iran.

Iran’s FM meets Afghan parliamentary delegation in Tehran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hosted a high-ranking Afghan parliamentary delegation on Sunday.

Australia still undecided on joining US efforts in Persian Gulf

US efforts to build a global coalition on the pretext of protecting ships passing through the Persian Gulf continue to bear little fruit, with key ally Australia still undecided about whether to join.

Tehran Times

Syria seeking Iran’s investment in its reconstruction projects

Syrian Deputy Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Rania al-Ahmad said that attraction of Iran’s investment and also importing Iranian products is a priority for Syria in the process of reconstructing the country.

RGC seizes foreign tanker smuggling fuel

Forces of Iran’s Islamic Rev-olution Guards Corps (IRGC) have seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that was smuggling fuel to Arab countries.

E3 Expo leaks the personal information of over 2,000 journalists

A spreadsheet containing the contact information and personal addresses of over 2,000 games journalists, editors, and other content creators was recently found to have been published and publicly accessible on the website of the E3 Expo.

Israel arrested 420 Palestinians including 62 children in July

Israeli occupation forces ar-rested last July 420 Palestinians, including 62 children, 10 women, and one member in the Palestinian legislative council, according to a report issued by Palestine Prisoners Centre for Studies.

We are working to defeat the hostile West blockade against Syria: PM

Prime Minister Imad Khamis said we are working to defeat the hostile West blockade against Syria.

Domestic companies show airplane overhaul capabilities

On Sunday, the vice president for science and technology Sourena Sattari attended the opening ceremony of a national event aimed to introduce achievements and ca-pabilities of 30 domestic knowledge-based companies in overhauling airplanes.

Larijani: U.S. dishonest inAfghan peace talks

Iranian Ma-jlis Speaker Ali Larijani has said that the U.S. is not genuinely after establishing peace in Afghanistan, noting that Washington is after obstructing foreign investment in the war-torn country.

Iran’s robust, effective diplomacy cannot be sanctioned: Shamkhani

Ali Shamkha-ni, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, has said that Iran’s “robust and effective” diplomacy cannot be put under sanctions.

Top Iranian official in Baku to pave ground for trilateral Sochi summit

Mahmoud Vaezi, the Iranian president’s chief of staff, has visited Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, to prepare grounds for next week’s trilateral Russia-Azerbaijan-Iran summit that is set to be held in the Russian city of Sochi in the current month.

Party chief: Zarif ban big lesson for ‘naïve and pro-dialogue’ politicians

The imposi-tion of sanctions on Zarif by the Trump administration is an important lesson for those who naïvely pushed for talks with the bullying U.S., says secretary general of the Islamic Coalition Party.

US-planned Persian Gulf coalition meant to blockade Iran: commentator

A political commentator says a United States-planned force seeking to sail in the Persian Gulf would be a prelude to the enforcement of a blockade against Iran.