Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 18-9-2019

Iran Daily

US can engage in multilateral talks if it honors JCPOA

Iran will never hold one-on-one talks with the United States but Washington could engage in multilateral discussions if it returns to a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday.

Trump says he does not want war after attack on Saudi oil facilities

US President Donald Trump said on Monday it appeared Iran was behind attacks on oil installations in Saudi Arabia but stressed he did not want to go to war, as the attacks sent oil prices soaring and raised fears of a new Middle East conflict.

Taliban attacks kill 48, Afghan president unhurt

Taliban suicide bombers killed 48 people in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the deadliest taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani, though he was unhurt.

Rouhani calls for rapid withdrawal of US forces from Syria

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said illegitimate presence of the United States in Syria poses a major threat to territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Arab country, calling for rapid withdrawal of all US forces from Syria.

UNHCR official lauds Iran’s support for refugees, urges support

The representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tehran commended Iran’s “generous.

UK court turns down US bid for anti-Iran ruling: Official

Iran’s Ambassador to London, Hamid Baeidinejad said Tuesday that the UK Supreme Court had rejected a lawsuit filed by the United States against the Islamic Republic and ruled that US court verdicts could not be pursued in Britain, according to IRNA.

Iran confirms Taliban delegation’s Tehran visit

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi on Tuesday confirmed that a Taliban delegation recently paid a visit to Tehran for talks with Iranian officials.

Tehran Times

SEPAM replaces SWIFT in banking transactions with Russia

Central Bank of Iran (CBI)’s financial telecommunications system, known as SEPAM, has replaced the So-ciety for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) in the coun-try’s financial transactions with Russia, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said on Monday.

Foreign Ministry confirms Taliban visit to Iran

Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi confirmed on Tuesday a Taliban delegation’s visit to Iran.

Ghani ‘unhurt’ as blast kills dozens at Afghan president’s rally

Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 48 people and wounded dozens more in two blasts Tuesday – one at a campaign rally for the president and the other in Kabul – with the insur-gents warning of more violence ahead of elections.

U.S. Iran policy unlikely to change dramatically with Bolton ouster: Jahanpour

Professor Farhang Jahanpour, a part-time tutor on Middle Eastern affairs in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, says “although Bolton led the most extreme stance against Iran in the Trump administration, he cer-tainly was not the only person to hold such views towards Iran.”

‘U.S. might topple Saudi Arabia as the world’s top oil exporter sooner than planned’

Commenting on recent drone attack on Saudi Aramco Mehmet Ogutcu says prior to this attack, the U.S. was planning to double its crude oil exports to 9 million barrels per day by 2024. That means the U.S. might topple Saudi Arabia as the world’s top oil exporter sooner than planned.

Stationery packages sent for underprivileged students

Barekat Charity Foundation dispatched 250,000 school bags and stationery packages to be distrib-uted among underprivileged students nationwide.

EU action to save JCPOA has been just on paper: Salehi

Ali Akbar Salehi, the chief the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), has said that the European Union’s action to save the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the JCPOA, was good but just on the paper.

Ayatollah Khamenei: No negotiations with US at any level

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that there will be no negotiations between Iran and the United States at any level or any place.

Rouhani, Abe to meet in New York

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he would meet Iranian President Has-san Rouhani in New York in the current month.

Envoy: UK court rejects US request to sentence Iran

Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad said that the UK supreme court has rejected a U.S. lawsuit against Iran, as U.S. court rulings against other countries do not work in the UK.