Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 24-8-2019

Iran Daily

Nuclear talks with Macron ‘productive’

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said talks he held on Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron about a landmark 2015 nuclear deal were “productive.

Iran unveils homegrown missile defense system

Iran unveiled a new homegrown air defense system on Thursday as the Islamic Republic marked its National Defense Industry Day.

Syrian Army captures Hama terrorist pocket in northwest

Syria’s Army troops seized a pocket of territory in the northwest where they had encircled terrorists and a Turkish military post on Friday, reclaiming towns they lost early in the war.

Iran mulling discounts to encourage more activity at Chabahar port

The Iranian government is planning discounts, along other measures, to encourage increased operations in Chabahar port in southeastern Iran.

France, Britain aim to show unity on Iran as G7 looms

France and Britain aim to present a united front on the issue of Iran – where they have been at odds with the United States – as major world powers prepared to discuss Iran and other topics at the G7 Summit.

Iran’s FM: US cannot create insecurity in Persian Gulf

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized during his tour of Northern European countries that Iran invests all its efforts in ensuring security of the Persian Gulf, asserting that the United States cannot cause insecurity in this strategic region.

US resorts to sanctions following Europe’s non-cooperation on Iran tanker

While disappointed with the European countries’ decision not to cooperate with Washington over an Iranian oil tanker traveling through the Mediterranean Sea, the United States said it will enforce its sanctions to prevent the private sector from assisting the tanker.

US State Department retracts its previous claims on Iran

An annual State Department report to Congress assessing Iran’s compliance with international nuclear arms control agreements was revised dramatically and stripped of its central finding that the Islamic Republic of Iran violated NPT, reported.

Tehran Times

Foreign presence in Persian Gulf detrimental to security: IRGC chief

Chief of the Islamic Rev-olution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iran regards the presence of outsiders in the Persian Gulf as detrimental to the security of the region.

Syria retakes cluster of towns in last terrorist bastion

The Syrian army has seized control of a pocket of territory in the north-western province of Hama from militants who had held it sincethe early years of the war.


Former Iraq PM warns Israel of ‘strong response’

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is warning of a “strong response” if it is proven that Israel was behind recent airstrikes in Iraq.

Traveler recommends potential tourists to visit Iran before a “big influx”

Many tourism associates believe that Iran is still somewhat of a lesser-known destination for many avid globetrotters, saying the country, despite having enormous potentials, has a long way to go to occupy a dominant position in world tourism market.

Putin orders ‘exhaustive’ response to U.S. missile test

The Russian Armed Forces will scrutinize a recent cruise missile test, conducted by the US after ditching the landmark INF Trea-ty, and examine reciprocal measures.

Mazandaran winners of cable ski championship

Mazandaran province claimed the title of the Iran’s Cable Ski Championship on Thursday.

Bavar-373 missile systemmore powerful than S-300

A top Iranian army officer said on Thursday night that the domestically-built missile defense system dubbed “Bavar-373” is more advanced than the U.S.Patriot system and its Russian counterpart S-300.

I am worried by threats to JCPOA: Ban Ki-moon

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has voiced concerns about the threats to the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the JCPOA, saying it was a grave error for the U.S. to walk away from the JCPOA.

MP calls release of oil tanker a victory for Iran’s diplomacy

Mohammad Javad Jamali, a senior Ira-nian lawmaker, has said that release of the supertanker Grace 1 has been a victory for Iran’s diplomacy.


Trump administration ruined opportunity for future talks: Larijani

In an interview with the NBC’s Lester Holt in Tehran aired on Tuesday, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that the admin-istration of Donald Trump ruined opportunity for future talks between Tehran and Washington.