Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 26-8-2019

Iran Daily

Macron: G7 agrees to open new Iran negotiations

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that G7 leaders meeting in the French seaside resort of Biarritz had agreed joint action on Iran with the aim of defusing tensions and opening new negotiations with Tehran.

Iranian envoy: Trade with Iraq to reach $10b by March

Despite Washington’s unilateral sanctions on Tehran, trade transactions between Iran and Iraq will continue its increasing trend in coming months and is predicted to reach $10 billion by March 2020.

Rohingya refugees mark second anniversary of exodus

Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees marked the second anniversary of their displacement from Myanmar into Bangladesh by rallying, crying and praying Sunday as they demanded that Myanmar grant them citizenship and other rights before they agree to return.

Lebanon slams Israel drone ‘aggression

Lebanon condemned an Israeli “aggression” after two drones Sunday targeted the Beirut stronghold of the Shia resistance movement Hezbollah, warning of further regional tensions.

Iran’s FM makes surprise visit to G7 summit town

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said that Iran’s foreign minister at the invitation of his French counterpart travelled to Biarritz in France, where leaders of the G7 group of nations are meeting.

Australia denies being dragged into conflict against Iran by US

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne denied her country is being dragged into a broader conflict against Iran by Donald Trump, as it joins a US-proposed mission to keep shipping lanes open in the Middle East.

Mousavi: Iran uses legitimate instruments to protect its citizens’ interests Tehran imposes sanctions on US think tank

Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said on Sunday Iran uses every legitimate instrument to protect the basic interests of its citizens after Tehran added an American think thank to its list of sanctions.

Intelligence minister highlights Iran’s success in foiling CIA plots

Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi highlighted recent enemy attempts to infiltrate into the country and said his ministry has managed to smash a network of spies working for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Tehran Times

ICCIMA hosts Iran-Bulgaria business forum

Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCI-MA) hosted an Iran-Bulgaria business forum on Saturday in which the two sides explored ways of expanding economic cooperation, ICCIMA portal reported.

Macron gets G7 nod over plan to defuse tensions with Iran

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that G7 leaders had agreed to a joint action on Iran with the aim of defusing tensions and opening a new negotiation with Tehran.

Iranian Navy ready to escort Adrian Darya 1T

Iranian Navy is ready to escort the Adrian Darya 1 oil tanker if necessary, says Habibollah Sayyari, the deputy army chief for coordination af-fairs.

Zarif pays surprise visit to France

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday paid a surprise visit to Biarritz, France, where the G7 leaders were meeting.

‘Indonesia interested in exchanging information, defense equipment with Iran’

Indonesian Ambassador Octavino Alimudin in an exclusive interview with Mehr News Agency said Indonesia is interested in exchanging information and defense equipment with Iran to fight terrorism.

“Green House” actor Dariush Asadzadeh dies at 96

The veteran stage and screen actor Dariush Asadzadeh, who played roles in the popular TV series “The Green House” and “Samndun” during the 1990s, died at his home in Tehran on Sunday, his family lawyer announced. He was 96.

Iran will not negotiate with Trumpunder any circumstances: advisor

Hossein Dehghan, an advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said that U.S. President Donald Trump reneges on promises and can-not be trusted and Iran will not negotiate with him under any circumstances.

‘Iran’s talks with Europeans proceeding positively’

Abdolreza Faraji-Rad, Iran’s former ambassador to Norway, has said that Iran’s talks with the European countries to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, are proceeding positively.

Foreign Ministry blacklists U.S.-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has added the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and its director, Mark Dubowitz, to the sanctions list of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Warship U.S. sent to ‘deter’ Iran ‘steers clear’ of Iran

A large aircraft carrier strike force that the United States sent to the Middle East in May on an accelerated schedule to “deter” Iran has been “steering clear” of the country since arrival, staying as far away as the Arabian Sea for fear of Iranian military strikes in case of a potential conflict.