Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 5-9-2019

Iran Daily

Rouhani: Iran to take ‘significant’ step in reducing nuclear commitments

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will announce a new “significant” step in scaling back its nuclear commitments by Thursday as a diplomatic push for relief from US sanctions seemed to have failed.

Iran dismisses US space sanctions as ‘ineffective’

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday downplayed as “ineffective” the US recent sanctions on the Iran’s space program, saying Washington’s extreme use of economic leverage will gradually threaten its economic might.

Hong Kong leader announces withdrawal of controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday announced the withdrawal of an extradition bill that triggered months of unrest and threw the Chinese-ruled city into its worst crisis in decades, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

China updates deal to invest $400b in Iran: Report

Iran and China have updated a 25-year deal signed first in 2016 that foresees $400 billion of Chinese investment in the resource-rich Middle Eastern nation, the Petroleum Economist reported.

Iran FM, Bangladeshi PM discuss ties, Muslim world

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed on bilateral ties as well as cooperation on resolving dispute among Muslim states.

Iran frees seven crew members of seized British oil tanker

Iran released seven crew members of a British oil tanker detained last month in the Persian Gulf for violating international maritime law.

Tehran Times

Over 62,000 tons of LPG sold at IRENEX to foreign buyers

Some 71,000 tons of liq-uefied petroleum gas (LPG) was offered at the international ring of Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX) on Monday of which over 62,000 tons was sold to foreign buy-ers, IRNA reported.

Iran frees 7 crew members of seized British tanker

Iran has released seven crew members of British oil tanker Stena Impero detained in July in the Persian Gulf for violating international maritime law.

U.S. trains hundreds of Kurdish militias despite Ankara’s warnings

Washington has continued sending its military aid to the Kurdish militias in Eastern Syria, and has trained 700 of them in Eastern Euphrates despite warnings by the Turkish govern-ment for the establishment of a safe zone there, media sources said.

Francesco Cafiso eager to share his love of jazz with Iranian audience

Prominent Italian jazz saxophonist Francesco Cafiso has said that he is eager to share his love of jazz with Iranian enthusiasts.

Russia, India back legitimate trade ties with Iran

Russia and India said on Wednes-day they planned to continue legitimate eco-nomic and trade cooperation with Iran, the state-run RIA news agency reported, citing a joint statement issued after talks between the two country’s leaders.

Women hold traditional Muharram mourning rituals

Women in Zilaei village in the southwestern Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province hold special and unique rituals during the month of Muharram.

Araghchi says Iran will never renegotiate nuclear deal

Deputy Foreign Minister for Po-litical Affairs Abbas Araghchi on Wednesday insisted on Tehran’s long-held policy that that Iran will never renegotiate the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA.

Iran to fully implement nuclear deal if Europe guarantees oil sale: Zarif

Foreign Minister Moham-mad Javad Zarif has said Iran will return to full implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, if Europe guarantees Tehran’s oil sale.

Tehran to examine reports of Dutchrole in cyberattack

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said that the probable involvement of the Netherlands in the 2007 sabotage oper-ations against Tehran’s civilian nuclear facilities is being examined by the ministry and Tehran’s embassy in the European country.

Resistance sapping U.S., Israeli power inregion: Iran’s top general

The axis of re-sistance is steadily weakening the U.S. and Israeli power across the region, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said.

Tehran says region indebted to resistance axis for containing Tel Aviv’s expansionism

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Wednesday that the whole region would have changed by Israel’s expansionist policies if the Resistance Axis had not confronted Tel Aviv’s policies.