Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 18-8-2019

Iran Daily 

Agent: Iran tanker to leave Gibraltar soon despite US warrant

The shipping agent for an oil tanker caught in a diplomatic standoff between Iran and the West said the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar in “24 to 48 hours,” despite a last-minute effort by the United States to seize it again.

Pakistan, India exchange fire after UN meet on Kashmir

India and Pakistan exchanged “heavy” cross-border fire on Saturday, after New Delhi’s move to strip the restive Kashmir region of its autonomy prompted a rare meeting of the UN Security Council.

Yemeni drones attack Saudi oilfield

Yemeni forces launched drone strikes on an oilfield affiliated to Saudi Aramco in the east of the kingdom.

Rival rallies as Hong Kong’s divisions deepen

Hong Kong activists kicked off a weekend of fresh rallies on Saturday following criticism over an airport protest earlier this week as thousands of pro-government supporters gathered in a park to condemn their opponents and support the police, a stark illustration of the polarization now coursing through the city.

Japan: Ties, consultations with Iran important

Japan’s Senior Deputy Foreign Minister Mori Takeo said that relations and continuation of consultations with Tehran are of great importance for Tokyo.

Saudis’ good treatment of Iranian pilgrims may lead to thaw in ties: MP

The chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee hailed Saudis’ good behavior toward Iranian Hajj pilgrims and expressed optimism about the possible thaw of relations between Tehran and Riyadh.

Iranian, Iraqi interior ministers discuss ties, Arbaeen rituals

Iraqi Interior Minister Yassin Taha al-Yassri arrived in Tehran on Saturday and held talks with his Iranian counterpart Abdolreza Rahmani Fazl.

Iran, Ansarullah, EU officials discuss Yemen war

Iran’s Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting with a delegation from Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and envoys from four major European countries in Tehran.

Tehran Times

Iran becoming self-reliant in producing aircraft engines: commander

Iran is standing on the verge of fully self-reliant production of airplane and helicopter engines, says the country’s chief of General Staff of Armed Forces.

ran wins 27 prizes at FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2019

Iranian robotic teams won a total of 27 awards at the Federation of International Robot Sports Associ-ation (FIRA) World Cup, FIRA 2019, which was held from August 11 to 16 in Changwon, South Korea, Mehr reported on Saturday.

Yemen attacks Saudi oil field at Shaybah with 10 drones

Yemeni forces have con-ducted attacks on an oil field affiliated to Saudi Aramco in the east of the kingdom in retaliation for Riyadh’s war on their country, al-Masirah TV reports.

Nigerian government transfers Zakzaky to unknown location: IMN

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) says Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzakyhas been transferred to an unknown location upon return from India where he sought medical treatment, only to face an “obstruction” in the procedure.

Ukraine catches suspected Israeli online dope dealer after escape

Ukraine said Saturday it had cap-tured an Israeli American suspected of leading a major online-drug dealing network a day after he escaped while being extradited to the Jewish state.

Hamiyar Charity Organization launches ensemble with childhood cancer survivors

Shohreh Ghiasi conducts Avaye Hami-yar Ensemble, which is composed of 23 childhood cancer survivors and their relatives, during a concert at the Ham-iyar Charity Organization in Arak on August 16, 2019.

Britain knows Iran’s situation isdifferent from the past: Larijani

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Saturday that the British are well aware that Iran’s situation is different from the past.

Culture of martyrdom has protected Iran against pressure: Zarif

Iranian For-eign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that culture of altruism and martyrdom has protected the country against foreign pressure.

Kremlin: Russia and France share common task to preserve nuclear deal

Kremlin Aide Yury Ushakov has said that Russia and France share the common tasks of preserving the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA.

US issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker Grace 1

The United States has issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker captured by British Royal Marines in Gibraltar last month, according to Aljazeera.