Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 11-8-2019

Iran Daily

Leader: Hajj a ‘model’ uniting all Muslims together

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday described the Hajj as a “model” demonstrating Islamic principles and uniting all Muslims together in the worship of God.

Zarif: Any external military presence in Persian Gulf ‘source of insecurity’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter on Friday that any military presence in the Persian Gulf from outside the region would be a “source of insecurity” for Iran, and Tehran would act to safeguard its security.

Trump: Kim wants to resume nuclear talks in ‘a very beautiful letter’

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wants to resume denuclearization talks after US-South Korean war games end.

Dust storm sends hundreds to hospitals in Sistan-Baluchestan

Dust storm has sent some 465 people to hospitals and medical centers in southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan in recent days.

Iran expresses concern over developments in Kashmir

Iran’s armed forces chief of staff expressed concern over recent developments in Indian-controlled Kashmir, saying that military approaches adopted by Pakistan and India would further complicate the situation in the area.

Army unveils indigenously upgraded air defense radar system

The Iranian Army unveiled the “Falaq radar system”, an indigenously upgraded and overhauled version of a foreign air defense radar system.

Tehran Times

Appeals court overturns U.S. verdict allowing seizure of Iran-linked skyscraper

A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a jury verdict allowing the U.S. gov-ernment to seize a midtown Manhattan office tower linked with Iran, citing several errors by the trial judge.

1,100 Iranian SMEs exporting products to global markets

More than 33,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are currently active in Iran of which 1,100 are exporting their products and services to foreign destinations, head of Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization (ISIPO) announced.

Failure of Saudi war in Yemen bad news for Israel

The failure of the Saudi war on Yemen will have grave consequences for Israel as Tel Aviv fears that Washing-ton’s bid to isolate Tehran is unwinding, according to a report publishedby Israel’s leading dailyHaaretz.

‘Free Kashmir’ slogans reverberate in Tehran

In solidarity with the people of Indian-controlled Kashmir, hundreds of people, mostly university students, staged a demonstra-tion in front of the Indian Embassy in Tehran on Thursday morning.

Kyrgyz ex-president charged with corruption

Kyrgyz former President Almazbek Atambayev has been charged with corruption over his alleged role in the release of a convicted criminal, Atambayev’s lawyer said Friday after police had to battle protesters to secure his arrest. Atambayev surrendered to police late Thursday during the second raid on his country home out-side the capital Bishkek.

Kashmir needs peace not war

Kashmir is once again in the limelight not because of war, but because of India›s sur-prising move to revoke Kashmir of its special status.

Solving problems must be mainobjective in policy making: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that solving people’s problems must be the main objective of policy making and decision making.

Hajj is great opportunity to combat ‘deal of the century’

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a message to the great Hajj congregation in which he says unity by the resistance front will make the U.S.-proposed “deal of the century” over the occupied Palestinian lands to fail.

UN official calls Zarif ‘champion of multilateralism’

Ugochi Daniels, the United Nations Human Settlements Program Coordinator and Resident envoy to Iran, has said that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is “champion of multilateralism”.

China, France to work on reducing tension on Iran nuclear issue

In a phone conversation on Friday with Emmanuel Bonne, diplomatic counselor to French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing is willing to work with France to prevent further escalation of tensions on the Iran nuclear deal.