Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 5-10-2019

Iran Daily


Iran to neighbors: No enemy in Persian Gulf; enemy outside

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh called on the regional states to view Iran as their friend, expressing Tehran’s preparedness to work with its neighbors to secure the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.


Iran’s stock market outstrips global rivals

The stock market of Iran, for a long time dogged by US sanctions, has notched up a notable achievement: Ranking among the world’s best performing over the past 12 months, as domestic investors seek refuge from rampant inflation.


Trump openly calls on Ukraine, China to investigate Biden

US President Donald Trump openly called on China as well as Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 election rival Joe Biden, taunting Democrats seeking his impeachment for inviting foreign election interference.


Ayatollah Sistani urges Iraqis to avoid violence amid unrest

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the top Shia cleric of Iraq, on Friday urged security forces and protesters to avoid violence, expressing sorrow over dozens of deaths following days of protests.


IAEA reports improved cooperation with Iran

Iran has improved its cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA’s acting chief said on Friday.


IRGC thwarts Arab-Israeli plot to assassinate General Soleimani

The intelligence unit of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) thwarted an Arab-Israeli plot to assassinate Major General Qassem Soleimani, a famous defense strategist who played a key role in the counterterrorism operations that led to the collapse of the Daesh terror group in Iraq and Syria.


Iran’s envoy: UK payment to Bank Mellat in compensation a legal success

Iran’s Ambassador in London Hamid Baeidinejad said on Friday that the UK court ruling requiring the Treasury to pay compensation to Bank Mellat is a major legal success.


Iran rejects France’s ‘unacceptable’ interference in its internal affairs

Iran’s Foreign Ministry dismissed France’s “meddlesome and unacceptable” remarks about Iranian prisoner Fariba Adelkhah, saying the Islamic Republic’s law does not recognize her dual citizenship.

Tehran Times


220 water, electricity projects to be inaugurated by March 2020

Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said on Thursday that 220 major water and electricity projects will be inaugurated in the country by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 19, 2020), Mehr news agency reported.


Regional problems cannot be solved militarily: Larijani

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has said that problems in the region cannot be solved through war.


Ayatollah Sistani urges Iraqis to avoid violence amid unrest

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the top Shia cleric of Iraq, has urged security forces and protesters to avoid violence, expressing sorrow over some sporadic unrest that has led to several casualties.


Marking the memory of Commander Hamedani

At a ceremony held at Tehran’s Andish Hall, the attendees, including Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commemorated the memory of an IRGC commander, Hossein Hamedani, who was martyred in Syria while on a mission to provide advisory help to forces battling terrorists, including Daesh, also called ISIS.


IRGC chief says Iran has become invincible

Hossein Salami, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), said late on Thursday that the Islamic Republic has become “invincible” by promoting its deterrence power.


IAEA chief contender: Nuclear deal can be saved by goodwill not sanctions

Marta Ziakova, who is running for the post of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief, has said that the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint  Comprehensive Plan of Action, can be saved by goodwill not sanctions.


Statement: Atomic Energy Organization ready to implement Leader’s order to scale down nuclear deal undertakings

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) in a statement on Wednesday underlined its preparedness to scale down the country’s nuclear deal undertakings, based on the Leader’s guidelines, until desired results are yielded.