Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday,19-9-2019

Iran Daily

Rouhani: US, Saudi responsible for conflict in region

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran did not want conflict in the region while Defense Minister Amir Hatami said Tehran had no involvement in the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil installations.

EU MPs to vote for Brexit delay upon UK request

European Parliament lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of another Brexit delay in case Britain requests one and certain conditions are met. The motion came after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told the EU chamber that a no-deal scenario remains “very real.

Germany extends arms export moratorium for Saudi Arabia

Germany decided to extend an embargo on exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia by another six months, a spokesman for the German government said on Wednesday.

Ayatollah Khamenei: Enemies have failed to sow discord between Iran, Iraq

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said enemies have been struggling to drive a wedge between the Iranian and Iraqi nations but have failed as the two neighbors are bound together by commonalities, particularly faith.

Zarif urges Asian countries to respect each other

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told representatives of some Asian countries that others never protect our countries and will not provide us with security, advising Asian countries to respect each other if they want others to do so.

Iran pursuing de-escalation policy: SNSC

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani described Tehran’s strategic policy as one meant to reduce tensions in the Middle East, while underscoring the Islamic Republic’s right to self-defense and strong response to any aggression.

Tehran Times

GDP growth at 0.4% in Q1

Iran’s growth of gross do-mestic product (GDP) stood at 0.4 percent in the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-June 21), Iranian Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Farhad Dejpasand announced on Wednesday.

Iran officially warns U.S.: Any act will face quick response

Iran has officially pre-sented a letter to the Swiss embassy in Tehran strongly warning U.S. of-ficials against their claims that Iran had a role in the attacks on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities.

Israel election: Netanyahu’s bloc fails to secure majority

Benny Gantz’s Kahol Lavan is ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Net-anyahu’s Likud Party, according to official election results released on Wednesday.

‘Iran never confuses Bolton’s firing with change of course in Trump’s foreign policy’

Nader Entessar, Professor Emer-itus of Political Science from University of South Alabama says that Bolton’s firing was due primarily to personality conflicts in the upper-echelon of Trump’s foreign policy team and had very little to do with policy differences toward Iran.

Middle East OSCE would be a major development to settle regional disputes: Logoglu

Turkish veteran pol-itician says creation of a Middle East OSCE, led by Turkey, Iran and others of the region would be a major development to maintain regional security.

Poet Shahriar commemorated in Tabriz

A man lays flowers on a statue of Moham-mad-Hossein Behjat Tabrizi (1906-1988) during a gathering to commemorate the poet at his home in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabirz on September 18, 2019.

U.S. must stop all kinds of pressure if it seeks talks with Iran: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the United States cannot achieve its objectives through applying policy of “maximum pressure” against Iran, suggesting Washington must stop all kinds of pressure if it seeks dialogue with Tehran.

MP: U.S. ballyhoo against Iran is intended to dishearten Arabs

An Iranian MP says Yemeni forces’ attack on Saudi oil installation is a result of Saudi crimes against the Yemeni people.

Zarif: U.S. must return to nuclear deal if it wants a place at negotiating table

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednes-day that the United States must return to the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, and implement its commit-ments, if it wants to have a place at the negotiating table.

Japan says has no intelligence Iran was involved in Saudi attacks

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono has said that Tokyo has not seen any intelligence that shows Iran was involved in the recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil installations.