Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 17-9-2019

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Biggest oil price hike since 1991 after Saudi attacks

Oil prices surged nearly 20 percent at one point on Monday, with Brent crude posting its biggest intraday gain since the Persian Gulf War in 1991, after an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities at the weekend halved the kingdom’s production.

Iran, Turkey call for consolidating bilateral ties

The presidents of Iran and Turkey on Monday called for developing and consolidating bilateral ties and stressed the need to accelerate the implementation of mutual agreements.

Tens of thousands of General Motors auto workers go on strike

Tens of thousands of auto workers across the country went on strike Sunday night after negotiations faltered between their union and General Motors.

UN: 600,000 Rohingya in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’

Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a “serious risk of genocide”, UN investigators said Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from the country by the army remains “impossible.

Iran says will release UK-flagged tanker ‘in days’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday that the country will release a UK-flagged oil tanker it detained for violating international maritime rules nearly two months ago.

IRGC seizes vessel smuggling fuel to UAE in Persian Gulf

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has seized a ship carrying some 250,000 liters of smuggled diesel fuel in the Persian Gulf, detaining all crew members on board.

Iran nuclear chief: US has developed all kinds of WMD

Iran nuclear chief said that the US “has developed all categories of weapons of mass destruction” while accusing Iran of pursuing nuclear weapon.

Tehran Times

INSTEX chairman visiting Iran

hairman of INSTEX Michael Erhard Bock, who is visiting Tehran to discuss the implementation of the instru-ment with senior Iranian officials, met with the Head of German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce (AHK Iran) Dagmar von Bohnstein on Monday.

No Rouhani-Trump meeting on agenda

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi confirmed on Monday that a meeting between President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. President Donald Trump on the side-lines of the UN General Assembly is not on the agenda.

Hezbollah’s new missile specialized in ‘destroying all battleships

A missile recently unveiled by Hezbollah is capable of destroying all kinds of military battleships, atwitter account affiliated to the Lebanese resistance movement says.

Iran says U.S. hasty claims about strikes on Aramco harmful to all

Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Monday that the United States’ claims about Iran’s role in the drone strikes on the Saudi Aramco oil installations were “hasty” and will be harmful to all countries in the region.

Geopolitical expert talks of U.S. plan to grab Saudi oil share from global market

Anthony Cartalucci says it surely is no coincidence the US is targeting virtually every major energy producer from Iran, Venezuela, and Russia, but also including its own “allies” such as Saudi Arabia.

Reaping dates starts in Hormozgan province

As hot weather is gradually reaching its end, farmers with a help by women start to reap their date crops from palm trees in the village of Kenarou in Bandar Abbas, the coastal province of Hormozgan.

Trilateral summit on Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the host of this round of trilateral summit between Turkey, Iran and Russia, hosted President Hassan Rouhani and Pres-ident Vladimir Putin in Ankara on Monday. It was the fifth summit since 2017.

Tehran says to release UK-flagged tanker

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokes-man has said that the UK-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which was detained by Iran for violating international maritime rules, will soon be released.

Iran reiterates reducing nuclear commitments is reversible

Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, on Monday insisted on Iran’s stated policy that Tehran’s action in reducing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, is reversible if the remaining parties to the agreement meet their obligations.

Senior MP: war called off after Trump’s assessment of Iran’s power

Chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mojtaba Zonnour said that U.S. President Donald Trump revised his decision to respond to Iran’s downing of an American spy drone in June after he was handed an assessment of Tehran’s power to react.