Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 13-8-2019

Iran Daily

Zarif accuses US, its Western allies of turning Persian Gulf region into “tinderbox”

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that threats in the region are coming from the US and its Western allies which are pouring weapons in the region, making it a “tinderbox ready to blow up.

Guatemala’s next leader wants to alter immigration deal with US

Conservative Alejandro Giammattei headed for an easy victory in Sunday’s presidential runoff election, garnering Guatemalan voters’ favor with his get-tough approach on crime and socially conservative values. With about 98% of polling places reporting, the country’s Supreme Electoral Council said late Sunday that Giammattei had about 58% of votes, compared to about 42% for former first lady Sandra Torres.

Hong Kong protests shut down airport

All passenger flights in and out of Hong Kong were canceled on Monday after thousands of protesters flooded the city’s airport to denounce police violence.

Rouhani extends congratulations to Muslim heads of state on Eid al-Adha

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extended his congratulations to the heads of Muslim countries on the occasion of Eid al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice, which marks the culmination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Tehran Times

Iran ready to expand economic co-op with Caspian Sea littoral states

Iran is ready to expand eco-nomic cooperation with all neighboring countries, especially with the Caspian Sea littoral states, deputy industry min-ister Mohammad-Baqer Ali said in the first Caspian Economic Forum which was held in Turkmenistan’s Avaza on August 11-12.

Iraqi FM: We reject Israeli presence in Persian Gulf

Iraqi Foreign Minisi-ter said “we reject the participation of Israel in any force to secure the passage of ships in the Persian Gulf.”

Iran: No noteworthy proposal from France

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has said Tehran has not received any noteworthy or definite offer from France in the course of efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal and make up for the EU’s failure to fulfill Iran’s interests under the agreement, Tasnim reported.

Occam’s Razor may be useful in explaining Jeffrey Epstein

Of all the news items hitting the Internet in the U.S. this summer by far the most commentary among general readers involves questions and speculations about the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who either committed suicide or was killed in-side his prison cell in New York City this past weekend.

American sanctions and global economic crisis

U.S. new sanctions on Iran, Russia, Venezuela and N. Korea and tariff conflicts with China and E.U. is going to be a part of daily news.

“Sheeple” crowned best at Cinema Cinema Academy Awards

Iranian director Hooman Seyyedi’s acclaimed drama “Sheeple” was named best picture at the 2nd Cinema Cinema Academy Awards on Saturday.

Eid al-Adha prayers in Tehran

Millions of people across Iran cele-brated Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) on Monday.

Yemen’s Ansarullah spokesman holds talks with Zarif assistant

Mohammed Abdulsalam, the spokesman for Yemen’s Ansarullah and chief negotiator of theNational SalvationGovernment, held talks with Asghar Khaji, the assistant to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in Tehran on Thursday.

Iran says Washington waiting in vain for a phone call

Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Sunday that Washington is waiting in vain for a phone call by Iranian officials.

Zarif: U.S. arms sales make Persian Gulf into ‘tinderbox ready to blow up’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned against an arms race in the Middle East, saying recent U.S. weapons sales have turned the Persian Gulf region into a “tinderbox ready to blow up”.

U.S., UK responsible for consequences of Israeli presence in Persian Gulf: IRGC

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has warned that any Israeli presence in the Persian Gulf may result in a war in the region, and the responsibility for the consequences of such illegal presence lies with the U.S. and the UK.

Rouhani and Erdogan hold phone talks, call for closer co-op

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for expansion of cooperation in various areas in a phone conversation on Sunday.