The Iran Project

Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 7-8-2019

Iran Daily

Rouhani: US must lift sanctions if it seeks talks

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran favors talks with the United States if it lifts sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Iran posts quarterly trade surplus of $1.5b despite sanctions

Iran’s non-oil exports excelled the country’s imports in the first quarter of the Iranian calendar year starting March 21, as authorities reported a trade surplus of around $1.5 billion.

North Korea: US inciting military tension

North Korea accused the United States on Tuesday of “inciting military tension” by holding joint exercises with South Korea, saying it would take measures to defend itself.

Black men at highest risk of US police killing: Study

Black men in the United States are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by the police than their white counterparts, according to a new study published Monday that quantified racial disparities in law enforcement violence.

Larijani: No success in US ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the United States has had no success in its “maximum pressure” campaign against Tehran even as American sanctions have impacted the Iranian economy.


Defense Ministry unveils three advanced smart bombs

Iran’s Armed Forces unveiled three advanced precision-guided smart bombs, as the Islamic Republic moves to strengthen its defenses in the face of foreign threats.

Iran, Turkey sign border agreement

Iranian and Turkish officials agreed to boost their cooperation to improve security across the two neighbors’ common border.

Erdogan: US sanctions on Iran ‘ineffective’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the US sanctions on Iran are ineffective, stressing that they will not help restoration of peace and stability in the region.

Tehran Times

Tehran hosting 2 international exhibitions

The 28th International Exhibition of Home Furniture (HOMEX 2019) and the second International Ex-hibition of Paper, Cardboards, Cellulose Products, and Related Machinery (PCCM 2019) became operational at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds on Tuesday, IRNA reported.

Iran one step closer to create ministry of tourism

Iran has moved a step closer to form a ministry of cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism, as its Guardi-an Council, which is empowered to vet legislation in the Islamic Republic, gave its approval on Monday.

No peace, security and stability without the end of the Israeli occupation: Jordan FM

The Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, stressed the centrality of the Palestinian issue and its settlement according to the two-state solution to end the Israeli occupation and its people’s access to an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.

Will Kushner become the Achilles’ heel of the Republicans?

It seems that democrats are going to break their silence about the foreign policy mistakes of Jared Kushner, the senior advisor to the American President Donald Trump who is also his father in-law.

Saudi Arabia’s ‘strategic plan’ to take Turkey down

Saudi Arabia has begun implement-ing a “strategic plan” to confront the Turkish government, after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman decided he was being “too patient” with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

Iran unveils new smart bombs

Iran on Tuesday unveiled three new precision-guided smart bombs, in a ceremony with Defense Minister Briga-dier-General Amir Hatami, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Website.

Rouhani : Iran won’t talk to a criminalcommitting economic terrorism

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that peace with Iran will be “mother of all peace” and war with Iran will be “mother of all wars”.

US Congress redoubles efforts to limit Trump’s Iran war powers

Twenty-eight lawmakers from both the Republican and Democratic parties are pushing legislation to ban the use of funds for military action against Iran without congressional authorization, according to an internal letter obtained by Foreign Policy.

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