Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 31-8-2019

Iran Daily

Zarif: Iran open to find ways forward on JCPOA

Iran will not renegotiate its part in its nuclear deal with world powers known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but is open to talks with all parties concerned to find ways forward in fulfilling the obligations, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

Japan PM says will do everything to ease Mideast tensions

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said on Friday he plans to do everything he can to ease tensions in the Middle East and wants to talk with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session that starts in September.

Mogherini: EU to keep working to preserve Iran nuclear deal

The European Union will work to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and would welcome any moves to add to its conditions, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday.

British PM warns MPs against trying to block Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday warned any attempt by MPs next week to stop Brexit or delay it beyond October 31 would do “lasting damage” to public trust in politics.

Army: Iran not seeking war but never appeases anyone

The commander of the Air Defense Force of the Iranian Army highlighted the country’s preparedness to counter foreign threats and said the Islamic Republic is not seeking war but at the same time it never appeases anyone when it comes to its security.

FDD promotes economic terrorism against Iranian nation: Foreign Ministry

Iran’s Foreign Ministry repeated its assertion that a US-based so-called think tank, which has been blacklisted by Tehran for its malign activities targeting the Iranian people, acts to promote “economic terrorism” against the Islamic Republic.

AEOI chief promises ‘good news’ on Arak reactor in coming months

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi vowed that the country will have “good news” about its heavy water nuclear reactor in Arak.

UN special envoy for Syria to visit Iran soon

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen will visit Iran soon to talk on Syria’s crisis.

 

Tehran Times

Iran, Syria determined to expand trade ties

Iran and Syria’s first joint trade committee meeting was held in Da-mascus on Wednesday, during which the two sides stressed their willingness for further expansion of economic ties.

Iran has full control over its borders: IRGC chief

Chief of the IRGC Major General Salami said on Friday that Iran has full control over its border.

Israeli forces getting into Iraq on forged U.S. passports:Akram al-Kaab

Senior Israeli forces are getting into Iraq on fake U.S. passports, Iraq’s pro-government Harakat al-Nujaba Secretary-General Akram al-Kaabi says.

Prospect for INSTEX is not good: Paul Pillar

Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells that the Europeans still want to save the JCPOA.

Bargaining with Iran not like closing real estate deal: Dennis Ross

Bargaining with Iran is not the same as a closing a real estate deal, according to a Washington Post article.

Jashn-e Atefeha aims to support underprivileged students

A charity event, known as Jashn-e Atefeha (literally meaning the festival of kindness-es), kicked off on Thursday nationwide to support underprivileged students prior to the upcoming school year (starting Sep-tember 23).

Zarif says Trump quits nucleardeal for personal reasons

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that U.S. President Donald Trump quit the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, for personal reasons and not for some substantial reasons.

Abe says he wants to do everything possible to ease Middle East tension

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that he plans to do everything he can to ease tension in the Middle East region and wants to talk with Iranian President Has-san Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session that starts in September.

Mogherini calls for preserving nuclear deal

European Union foreign policy chief Fed-erica Mogherini has called for preserving the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, more dialogue between the parties.

Putin, Merkel discuss nuclear deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the 2015 nuclear deal in a phone conver-sation on Thursday.