Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 14-8-2019

Iran Daily

Gibraltar wants to ease tanker standoff with Iran

Gibraltar said on Tuesday it was seeking to de-escalate issues arising with Iran since the detention of the Grace 1 tanker.

Turkey, Iran resume train service after four years

Turkey and Iran have restarted a train service between Ankara and Tehran after a four-year hiatus, in a further blow to US sanctions.

Protester blockade triggers second day of Hong Kong airport chaos

Hundreds of flights were cancelled or suspended at Hong Kong’s airport Tuesday as protesters staged a second disruptive sit-in at the sprawling complex, defying warnings from the city’s leader who said they were heading down a “path of no return.

UN urges reluctant EU nations to help stranded migrants

The United Nations refugee agency urgently appealed to European governments Tuesday to let two migrant rescue ships disembark more than 500 passengers who remain stranded at sea as countries bicker over who should take responsibility for them.

Rouhani calls for enhanced ties with Azerbaijan

President Hassan Rouhani stressed the need for the promotion of bilateral relations between Iran and its northern neighbor Azerbaijan in all areas.

Iran voices concern over security lockdown in Kashmir

Iran expressed concern over a security lockdown in the Indian-administered part of Kashmir, urging New Delhi to bring the situation in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region back to normal.

 

Iran unveils new multi-purpose armored vehicles

Iran unveiled new types of state-of-the-art tactical armored vehicles, which have been designed and manufactured by experts at the Defense Ministry.

Minister urges WHO not to remain silent about US sanctions on Iran

Iran’s Health Minister Saeed Namaki urged the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent continuation of illegal sanctions imposed by the United States against Iran and not to remain silent about the restrictions.

Iraq slams Israel’s participation in Persian Gulf naval mission

Iraq has rejected any Israeli participation in a naval force led by the US to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, stressing that its involvement will only increase tensions in the region.

Tehran Times

Conflicting reports about the release of Iranian oil tanker

It was announced on Tuesday that Britain might soon release the Iranian-operated oil tanker Grace 1. However, a few hours later it was announced that Gibraltar, where the tanker was seized, has denied it is about to free the captured tanker.

Iran’s daily gasoline output exceeds 100m liters

Gasoline production in Iran has exceeded 100 million liters per day, according to the chairman of the Asso-ciation of Iranian Refining Companies.

Sheikh Zakzaky Arrives in India for medical treatment

Nigeria’s Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Zakzaky arrived in the Indian capital, New Delhi, for medical treatment on Tuesday, a report said.

Iran-Kashmir cultural similarities

On first of August 2019, I had been invited by a PhD Persian stu-dent of Ferdowsi University named Zeinab Salhi to attend the wedding of her brother Raza in their home village Ghohestan in Rostamoun. It was a 6 hour drive from the Holy city of Mashhad. I had never at-tended an Iranian wedding before. So, I was very excited.

Russia’s top nuclear official says work on new weapons will continue

Russia’s chief nuclear official says the country will continue to pursue the development of new weapons, following the death of five top Russian nuclear scientists in an explosion last week.

Armored, tactical vehicles unveiled

The Defense Ministry on Tuesday unveiled new types of advanced armored and tactical vehicles fully designed and manufactured by Iranian military experts, Tasnim reported.

Iran expresses concerns overrestrictions on Kashmiri citizens

Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi issued a statement on Tuesday expressing Iran’s concerns over reports of tight security measures and religious restrictions against the people of Indian-administered Kashmir.

Leader: Intra-Yemeni talks needed for united Yemen

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Tuesday Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have committed “great crimes” in Yemen.

U.S. not in a position to draw redlines for Iran’s defense capabilities: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the United States is not in a position to draw redlines for Iran’s defense capabilities.

To fix Iran crisis, Trump must change course

U.S. President Donald Trump has put the West on a collision course with Iran.