Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 17-8-2019

Iran Daily

Iran denies giving Gibraltar assurances for tanker release

Iranian officials on Friday denied that any assurances were given to Gibraltar to release a supertanker now sailing on into the Mediterranean, calling it a “victory” for the Islamic Republic.

North Korea ‘fires missiles’, rejects further talks with South

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on calls for dialogue from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, rejecting further peace talks with Seoul.

OPEC sees downbeat oil outlook for rest of 2019

OPEC delivered a bearish oil market outlook for the rest of 2019 on Friday as economic growth slows and highlighted challenges in 2020 as rivals pump more, building a case to keep up an OPEC-led pact to curb supply.

UK receives report documenting Saudi cover-up of unlawful Yemen airstrikes

An international law group has submitted new evidence to the UK government alleging that the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has covered up evidence of its unlawful airstrikes on civilian targets.

Zarif highlights impacts of US sanctions on Iran health sector

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif once again highlighted the negative impacts of the US sanctions on Iran, including the country’s health sector.

Iranian oil tanker row has left everyone with a win – except bungling Bolton and US hawks

When Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was wagging his finger at the UK earlier this month shouting “peace for peace, war for war and oil for oil”, he clearly knew very well the vulnerabilities of his British counterparts. He was talking to a rusty political class wearied by Brexit, and decided to play them like a fiddle.

FM to visit Kuwait, three Scandinavian countries

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif plans to visit Kuwait and the three Scandinavian countries of Finland, Sweden and Norway in the coming days, ISNA reported.

 

Tehran Times

Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan to set up INSTC working group

In a meeting on Thursday, transport ministries of Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan agreed to form a working group in order to activate the International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC).

Iranian center uses NGS to prevent genetic disorders, disabilities

For the first time in Iran, the next-generation sequencing (NGS) in pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) testing is being used at the Avi-cenna Specialized Center for Infertility, Mehr reported on Thursday.

Sheikh Zakzaky returns to Nigeria

Nigeria’s senior Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky returned to his hometown after sabotaging attempts of the Nigerian government on the process of his treatment in India, Al-Alam news network reported.Meanwhile, leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria had earlier informed of his return to Nigeria in a video message.

Poll shows Trump losing to Biden, Warren, Sanders, Harris

A Fox News poll released on Thursday showed President Donald Trump losing head-to-head matchups against four of the top Democratic presidential primary contenders.

North Korea rejects further peace talks with South in protest over joint war drills with U.S.

Pyongyang signaled its unwillingness to continue negotiations with its Southern neighbor, blaming the diplomatic deadlock on South Korea’s decision to participate in joint military exercises with the United States.

Tehran exhibit showcasing achievements of villagers, nomads

The 4th national exhibition for showcasing achievements of villagers and nomads opened on Thursday, August 15, at Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds.

That U.S. sanctions are harming Iranianspatients is not a mythology: Foreign Policy

In an article published by Foreign Policy on Wednesday, it has been illustrated that how sanctions are taking tolls Iranian patients.

Legal victory

Mahmoud Vaezi, the Iranian pres-ident’s chief of staff, said on Friday that re-lease of the supertanker Grace 1 is a “diplomatic victory” for Iran.

‘Intl. community is responsible to guarantee Iran’s benefits from nuclear deal’

Agnes Von Der Muhll, the French For-eign Ministry spokeswoman, has said that the international community is responsible to guarantee Iran’s benefits from the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.

Iran’s nuclear program peaceful, but defense cannot be compromised: diplomat

Iran’s deputy foreign minister for political affairs has said that Tehran’s nuclear program is completely peaceful, but the Islamic republic will not compromise its right to conventional defense.