Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 8-8-2019

Iran Daily

Rouhani urges restored banking, oil ties for Iran under JCPOA

Iran’s president told his French counterpart that a restoration of banking and oil industry cooperation is what Tehran expects as minimums under the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal.

Zarif: Iran’s security not merchantable

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran does not view security as a merchantable commodity, but rather derives its security and power from its own people.

Taliban bomb attack kills 14, wounds 145

A Taliban car bomb targeting Afghan security forces ripped through a busy Kabul neighborhood on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 145 — most of them women, children and other civilians — shortly after the terrorist group and the United States reported progress on negotiating an end to Afghanistan’s nearly 18-year war.

Syrian troops liberate villages in northwest push

Syrian government forces captured two northwestern villages in an intensified offensive on the last terrorist-held part of the country, inching closer to the city of Kfar Zeita which has been held by terrorists since 2012, state media said.

Leader: Iranian youths should expand borders of science

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said young Iranian elites should both help advance Iran’s scientific status and expand the borders of science and technology in general.

Iran marks National Reporters’ Day

Every year on August 8, Iran marks National Reporters’ Day to honor the country’s journalists.

Terrorists kill two IRGC guards in NW Iran clashes

Two members of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) were killed in a clash with separatist groups in northwestern Iran.

Tehran Times

Domestic manufacturers to supply RAI with rails, wagons

Head of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (known as RAI) said domestic manufacturers are set to sup-ply over 1000 locomotives and wagons and also 40,000 tons of rails to RAI by the end of the next Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2021), IRIB reported on Tuesday.

Iran to unveil ‘Bavar-373’ air defense system on August 22

Brigadier General Amir Hatami, Iran’s defense minister, said on Wednesday that a homegrown long-range air defense system, named “Ba-var-373”, will be unveiled later this month.

IRCS, UNICEF to support flood-affected children

Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) and the United Nations Internation-al Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have agreed to support the children residing in flood-ravaged areas across the country, Shahaboddin Sabounchi, an official with the IRCS has announced.

Iranian minorities live in sympathy with each other

Italian producer, director and writer Diego Vida, who has collaborated in numer-ous Hollywood productions such as “Fast & Furious” and “Mission Impossible”, as well as in videogame projects like “Bomberman”, and “AdventureQuest”, has chosen to live in Iran. His studio is located on Kish Island as he visits other cities to raise his level of knowledge of Iranian culture and lifestyle.

Saudi-led coalition must take threats seriously: Abdul Salam

Yemeni revolutionary forces stepped up attacks against Saudi targets as the head of the Yemeni national delegation warned against Saudi-led coalition’s going ahead with blockade imposed on Sanaa International airport.

Tehran hosts Islamic Human Rights and Human Dignity conference

On Wednesday, Tehran was host to a conference on “Islamic Human Rights and Human Dignity”.

Do not let your talents stop, Leader tells winners of scientific and sports competitions

A hundred and fifteen medal winners of national and international scientific competitions as well as members of the National Youth Volleyball team met with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday morning.

Sanctioning Iran’s foreign minister is futile: FT

In a commentary on Tuesday, the Financial Times criticized the U.S. sanctions against Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, saying the Trump administration has “probably blocked the best path back to mediation” by sanctioning Zarif who is “considered by his peers as one of the canniest diplomats around.”


Oil trade, banking ties are Iran’s basic rights, Rouhani tells Macron

In a phone conversation with French President Emanuel Macron on Tuesday afternoon, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said oil export and banking transactions are the “most important economic rights of Iran” based on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the official name for the 2015 nuclear agreement.