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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 12-10-2019

Iran Daily

 

Explosions hit Iranian oil tanker off Saudi coast

An Iranian oil tanker was struck by two explosions from suspected missiles in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia’s coast on Friday, its owner said.

 

Iran, Caspian Sea states ink military cooperation accord

Iran and other Caspian Sea littoral states inked a joint military agreement covering cooperation in such areas as security, training, technical work and search and rescue operations.

 

EU, UK negotiators hold ‘constructive’ meeting on Brexit

The British and European Union chief Brexit negotiators held a “constructive” meeting in Brussels on Friday, both sides said, as efforts to secure a deal by Britain’s scheduled departure date of Oct. 31 intensified.

 

Deaths, displacement on third day of Turkish invasion of Syria

Turkish forces pushed deeper into northeastern Syria on Friday, the third day of Ankara’s cross-border offensive against Syrian Kurdish militia, which has set off another mass displacement of civilians and met with widespread condemnation from the international community.

 

Pakistani PM to visit Iran, Saudi Arabia to ‘ease tensions’

Pakistan’s top diplomat said Prime Minister Imran Khan will travel to Iran’s capital Tehran today before heading to Saudi Arabia to try and ease tensions between the two Persian Gulf countries.

 

Iran ‘open to cooperation’ with new EU foreign policy chief

Tehran would welcome cooperation with the European Union’s incoming foreign policy chief on the basis of mutual respect, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said, hoping that Josep Borrell could meet serious challenges such as US unilateralism.

 

Tehran Times

 

2,451 tourism projects worth $47b underway in Iran

A total of 2,451 tourism-related projects worth 2,000 trillion rials (about $47 billion) are being implemented across the country, tourism chief said on Thursday.

 

MP warns Europe to fulfil JCPOA duties or face Iran’s next step

Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mojtaba Zonnour has warned that Iran would take the fourth step in reducing its commitments to the 2015 nuclear agreement of the JCPOA should the other side continue to fail to fulfil its obligations under the accord.

 

Heavy fighting rages as Syrians flee Turkish attacks

Turkish warplanes and artillery hit northeast Syria on the third day of an incursion that has forced tens of thousands to flee.

 

Enemies are at ‘groveling’ phase: IRGC deputy chief

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) second-in-command says the enemies have reached the phase of “groveling” in order to save themselves from the quagmire of Yemen and other countries.

 

Over 3m Iranians so far registered to attend Arbaeen march

More than 3 million people have so far registered to participate in the Arbaeen  march, IRNA reported on Thursday.

 

Cleric condemns Turkish invasion of Syria

Tehran’s provisional Friday prayers leader Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami said that Turkish troops’ operation in northern Syria is nothing but aggression against an independent country and
condemned the move.

 

Dangerous adventure against Iranian tanker

In what Tehran calls a “dangerous adventure”, two separate explosions, possibly caused by missile attacks, hit an Iranian oil tanker operated by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) near the Saudi port city of Jeddah.

 

Iran urges Turkey to immediately stop Syria offensive

The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Thursday urging Turkey to immediately stop offensive against northeastern Syria and withdraw its forces from the region.

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