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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 19-8-2019

Iran Daily

Gibraltar says unable to meet US request to seize Iran tanker

Gibraltar turned down a US request to re-impound the oil tanker Grace 1 on Sunday, saying it was unable to comply because it was bound by European Union law.

Foreigners have to leave Mideast, Zarif says in Kuwait

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted bilateral ties between Iran and Kuwait, saying in a meeting with the Persian Gulf country’s crown prince that “foreigners” have no place in the region and have to leave.

Daesh bomber kills over 60 at Kabul wedding

Joy and celebration turned into horror and carnage when a Daesh suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding hall, killing at least 63 people in the deadliest attack to rock Kabul in months, officials and witnesses said Sunday.

Russia says no plans to install new missiles unless US deploys them

Russia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and Asia, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday, after Washington’s withdrawal from a Soviet-era arms pact.


President, new foreign envoys discuss ties, int’l issues

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday discussed ties, regional and international issues in separate meetings with new ambassadors of Italy, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bolivia.

Minister: Iran aims to help boost Iraq’s defense power

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami described efforts to strengthen Iraq’s military capabilities as a main policy of the Islamic Republic.

IRGC: Foreign military presence brings insecurity to Persian Gulf

The top commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Navy warned that foreign military presence in the Persian Gulf brings insecurity and instability to the region.

Iran-Russia-Turkey summit on Syria due in Ankara next month

The presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey plan to hold another round of their trilateral meetings on the political resolution of the Syrian crisis in Ankara next month.


Tehran Times

Iran-Syria joint chamber of commerce to recruit members

Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) has published an announcement, inviting capable private companies to join Iran-Syria joint chamber of commerce’s founding board.

Majlis moves to retake oil money from UK, U.S. after 1953 coup

Members of the Iranian parliament (Majlis) have presented a 10-point anti-U.S. plan to the Majlis presiding board, a member of the board revealed on Sunday.

ISIL claims Afghan wedding suicide blast that killed 63

The ISIL terrorist group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underling the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agree a pact with the United States.

The catastrophic costs of America’s repeated mistakes

Finally, after about a month of illegal detention, the Adrian Darya oil tanker, which carries oil from the Islamic Republic of Iran, was released by Gibraltar’s Supreme Court. The United States and Britain have made great efforts to extend this illegal detention by pressing the court, but have failed. Since the release of the tanker, a U.S. court have issued a re-arrest warrant. This is while the Iranian oil tanker has not yet come out of the waters of Gibraltar.

Syrian Army captures Khan Sheikhoun Farms in southern Idlib

The Syrian Army resumed their offensive in southern Idlib this evening after taking a 24 hour hiatus to secure the areas they recently captured.

Traditional and Ritual Theater Festival honors four veterans

Four Iranian veteran theater artists including prominent tazieh performers Gholam-Ali Ayyubi and Abolfazl Kababian have been honored with lifetime achievement awards during the closing ceremony of the 19th edition of the Traditional and Ritual Theater Festival.

Multiple ambassadors submit credentials to Rouhani

In separate meetings on Sunday, President Hassan Rouhani received the credentials of the new ambassadors of Afghanistan, Italy, Bangladesh and Bolivia to Iran.

Leader thanks IRGC for downing U.S. spy drone, seizing British tanker

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has praised the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for downing an invading U.S. spy drone and capturing a British oil tanker at the Persian Gulf.

Iran, Ansarullah, European diplomats urge end to Yemen crisis

Representatives of Iran, Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and four major European countries have stressed the importance of putting an im-mediate end to the ongoing devastating war in Yemen.

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