Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 29-8-2019

Iran Daily

Zarif meets Abe, says Iran not seeking to increase tensions

Iran’s foreign minister told Japan’s prime minister on Wednesday that Tehran is not seeking to increase tensions but every country should be able to enjoy its rights under international law.

UK PM sparks outrage with Parliament suspension

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday announced the suspension of Parliament in the final weeks before Britain’s EU departure date, enraging anti-Brexit MPs.

WSJ: US plans to open direct talks with Houthis in Yemen

The US government is planning to open direct talks with Yemen’s Houthi forces in a bid to end the country’s four-year conflict, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Lavrov: Russia to promote initiatives to defuse Iran deal crisis

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said his country will promote initiatives aimed at overcoming the crisis over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Iran vigorously advancing civilian nuclear program: AEOI chief

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said the Islamic Republic is dynamically advancing its civilian nuclear program, stating that it has recently launched a plant that can manufacture dozens of advanced centrifuges on a daily basis.

Top commander: Iran’s deterrence power prevented US action

Iran’s top military commander said the Islamic Republic’s deterrence power prevented the US from taking an action against the country following Tehran’s downing of an intruding American drone.

 

Tehran Times

Domestic investment in Iran’s free zones up nearly 40%

The secretary of Iranian Free Zones High Council said domestic investment in the country’s free economic, industrial zones increased nearly 40 per-cent in the past Iranian calendar year of 1397 (ended on March 20), IRIB reported on Tuesday.

Basij chief: Iran’s democracy a model for the world

Basij Chief Brigadier General Gholamreza Soleimani has described the Iranian nation as a unique and powerful nation, saying Iran’s democracy is a model for the world to follow.

Nasrallah: We’re not rushing to respond to Israeli attack – REPORT

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollahresistancemovement Sayyed Hassan Nasrallahstated that the terrorist groups is not in a hurry to respond to recent Israeli at-tacks, according to the LebaneseAl-Akh-barnewspaper.

KSA will take Iran up on its offer of dialogue and exchange of ideas: Mehran Kamrava

Mehran Kamrava, a pro-fessor of the Middle East Studies in Georgetown University of Doha, tells the Tehran Times that “Reduction of tensions in the Persian Gulf, is especially important.

‘Israel struck Iraq from northern Syria with Saudi backing’

A senior Iraqi official says the recent Israeli drone attacks targeting a pro-government military forcein the Arab country had the backing of the Saudi regime and were launched from the areas controlled by U.S.-backed Kurdish militants in neighboring Syria.

National Festival of Youth Music honors 110 top musicians

The 13th National Festival of Youth Music was brought to an end at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Tuesday, honoring the top 110 promising young musicians.

President Rouhani: We shouldtalk, interact with world

Iranian Pres-ident Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran should talk to the world and have interaction with other countries, however, he insisted main focus should be on domestic capacities.

Rouhani, Abe planning to meet in September

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on Wednesday.

China supports efforts to preserve nuclear deal

Geng Shuang, the Chinese Foreign Min-istry spokesman, said on Wednesday that China supports all efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Com-prehensive Plan of Action.

Iran vigorously moving towards fulfilling its nuclear objectives: AEOI chief

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi says the Islamic Republic is dynamically advancing its civilian nuclear program, stating that it has recently launched a plant that can manufacture dozens of advanced centrifuges on a daily basis.