Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 11-9-2019

Iran Daily

Iran fires up advanced centrifuges in latest nuclear step

Iran took the third step in reduction of its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal, injecting gas into advanced centrifuges to increase its stockpile of enriched uranium, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Saturday.

Zarif to Pompeo: US resorts to extortion, not Iran

Iranian foreign minister said on Saturday that what the US is doing is extortion, not Iran’s moves on the 2015 nuclear deal.

Trump impeachment fight looms over freshmen Dems at home in California

It didn’t take long for freshman Rep. Katie Porter to get the question that’s been roiling House Democrats this summer: Should Congress impeach President Donald Trump.

Russia, Ukraine swap prisoners in landmark step to ease tensions

Russia and Ukraine carried out a long-awaited swap of 70 prisoners on Saturday, in a deal hailed by President Volodymyr Zelensky as a “first step” toward ending their conflict.

US ‘maximum pressure’ policy defeated by Iran’s resistance strategy: Shamkhani

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani highlighted the ineffectiveness of US sanctions against the Islamic Republic and said Washington’s policy of “maximum pressure” has been defeated by Iran’s strategy of active resistance.

Envoy: Caracas-Tehran ties unbreakable

Venezuelan envoy to Tehran, Carlos Antonio Alcalá Cordones, described as unbreakable relations between Caracas and Tehran, saying US hostile measures against Venezuela and Iran will not shatter the unity between the two countries.

Iran dismantles foreign fuel smuggling ring, seizes Philippine ship

Iran said it dismantled a fuel smuggling ring after seizing a Philippine tanker in the Persian Gulf and taking its crew into custody.

MP: Possessing 98 nuclear reactors, US opposes Iran’s nuclear program

While the US owns 98 reactors, it is a flag bearer in mounting opposition against the peaceful nuclear program of Iran, a country which has only one reactor, tweeted an Iranian MP.

Iranian border guard killed in clashes with armed elements

An Iranian border guard was killed in clashes with armed elements in country’s northwestern Kurdestan Province.

Tehran Times

Iran, Afghanistan to accelerate electricity co-op: energy min.

Iran and Afghanistan have agreed to accelerate their cooperation in the electricity sector through setting up a joint taskforce, Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian told IRNA in an interview on Saturday.

Iranian ship unloads oil at Syrian port: report

Sources have said that Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 has un-loaded its oil at a port in Syria, Tasnim quoted the Middle East Eye as reporting on Saturday.

Hamas demands Israel be included in world’s terrorism list

The Hamas movement hailed the decision of a European court to cancel the listing of Hamas and its armed wing al-Qassam Brigades from the world’s list of terrorism.

Bolton-Pompeo relationship hits new low

Long-simmering tensions between top figures on President Donald Trump’s national security team have devolved into all-out hostil-ity, creating a deep disconnect between staffers on the National Security Council, led by John Bolton, and the rest of the administration, six people familiar with the matter said.

A unique experience in life: Traveling to Iran during Muharram

A unique time for visiting Iran is during the first ten days of the lunar month of Muharram, which falls from Sept. 1 to 10 this year. That’s because Iranians, who are mostly Shia Muslims, hold special ceremonies during this time. For Shia Muslims, Muharram is a turning point in the history of Islam.

Hezbollah’s crushing reaction has set a new stage: Sheikh Naim Qassem

Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said all the Israel aggressions are being backed by international support and Hezbollah’s crushing reaction has taken a new phase and failed all international efforts.

Ashura opera puppet show on stage in Tehran

The Aran Theater Troupe performs the Ashura opera puppet show at Tehran’s Ferdowsi Hall on September 6, 2019.

JCPOA likely to die after Iran’s fourth step, MP predicts

The chairman of the Majlis Judicial Committee has said given the European states’ incapability to implement their undertakings, the nuclear deal will be annulled once Iran takes its fourth step in modifying its undertakings in two months from now.

Iran seizes Philippine ship for smuggling fuel

Iranian forces have seized a Philippine tanker in the Persian Gulf and taken its crew into custody on charges of smuggling fuel.On Saturday, Colonel Hossein Dahaki, the commander of Hormozgan Province coastguard, said his forces had detained 12 Filipino nationals and their towboat, dismantling their smuggling team, IRNA reported.

Iran begins injecting uranium gas into advanced centrifuges

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has begun injecting uranium gas into advanced centrifuges, nuclear spokes-man Behrouz Kamalvandi announced in a press conference on Saturday

Iran, Iraq reopen border crossing after 6 years

The Khosravi border crossing between Iran and Iraq reopened on Friday, more than six years after a terrorist attack led to its closure.

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