Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 28-8-2019

Iran Daily

Rouhani tells US to end sanctions as ‘first step’

President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday told the United States to “take the first step” by lifting all sanctions against Iran, a day after US President Donald Trump said at the G7 summit in the French city of Biarritz that he was open to meeting.

China’s oil imports from Iran rise despite US threats

China imported more than 900,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil from Iran in July, up more than eight percent from the month before, data released by China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC) on Tuesday showed.

Kano meets Zarif, vows Japan will help ease Mideast tension

Japan will try to help ease tension in the Middle East, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Tuesday as met with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Macron pushes outreach to Russia, offers ‘balancing’ role

French President Emmanuel Macron said it’s time for Europe to reach out to Russia — to keep it in the Western fold, check its global ambitions and avoid being caught in the middle of a new Cold War.

Macron pushes outreach to Russia, offers ‘balancing’ role

French President Emmanuel Macron said it’s time for Europe to reach out to Russia — to keep it in the Western fold, check its global ambitions and avoid being caught in the middle of a new Cold War.

Iran sentences three to prison terms on spying charges

Iran sentenced three people – two women and a man – to prison terms on spying charges, Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaeili said on Tuesday.

Iran, Libya FMs discuss African state crisis

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a Tuesday meeting with his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Siala, discussed the crisis in the North African country, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.

Amir-Abdollahian: Israel to pay huge price for attacks in region

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, a special assistant to the Iranian Parliament speaker, said on Tuesday that the Israeli regime will pay a huge price for its recent attacks on Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.

Tehran Times

Over 2,600 agricultural projects to be inaugurated this week

Iran’s Agriculture Minis-try announced that 2,616 development and production projects worth 29.11 trillion rials (about $693 million) will be inaugurated across the country on the occasion of the Government Week (August 24-30).

Iran, Qatar launch new shipping route

Iran and Qatar have launched a new direct shipping route, connecting the southern Iranian port city of Bushehr to Qatar’s Doha.

Iraqi bloc calls for U.S. troop withdrawal after Israeli air raids

A powerful bloc inIraq’s parliament has called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, following a series of air raids targeting Shia mili-tias in the country that have been blamed onIsrael.

Economic benefits foreseen in INSTEX will not meet requirements of Iran: Heinonen

Olli Heinonen, the former deputy director general for safeguards at the Interna-tional Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), tells the Tehran Times that “It appears at this stage that the economic benefits foreseen in INSTEX are at best limited and will not meet the requirements of Iran.”

Hariri delivers warning to Israel through Russia

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has strongly condemned Israel’s recent “dangerous” drone incursion into the Arab coun-try, delivering a warning to the regime through Russia against further violations of Lebanon’s sovereignty.

Latvia’s “Bille” named best at Isfahan children’s film festival

Bille” by Inara Kolmane from Latvia was named best film in the official competition of the 32nd International Film Festival for Children and Youth in the central Iranian city of Isfahan on Monday.

No change in Iran-U.S. relationswithout removal of sanctions: Rouhani

Iranian Pres-ident Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that there will be no change in Iran-U.S. relations without removal of all sanctions and change of the wrong path that Washington have taken.

Iran to take 3rd nuclear step on September 6: FM

Iran’s foreign minister has said the country will begin suspending more of its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers on September 6.

Moscow eyeing further expansion of ties with Tehran

Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan voiced hope that the frequent exchange of delegations between his country and Iran will result in more agreements and further developments of Tehran-Moscow ties.

Israel’s aerial attacks in region proxy war against Iran: Analyst

A political commentator tells Press TV that Israel has been waging a “proxy war” against Iran by escalating its aerial attacks against regional coun-tries, describing the assaults as an election stunt by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to win more votes.