Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 16-10-2019

Iran Daily


US sanctions on Iran amount to crime against humanity: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani once again on Tuesday denounced the United States for unleashing a campaign of “economic terrorism” against the Iranian nation, saying Washington has committed “a crime against humanity” by imposing sanctions on food and medical supplies.


IMF downgrades world economic outlook over trade wars

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) further downgraded its outlook for the world economy, predicting that growth this year will be the weakest since the 2008 financial crisis primarily because of widening global conflicts.


Trump sanctions fail to slow Turkey assault; Syrian troops move on Manbij

Turkey ignored US sanctions and pressed on with its assault on northern Syria on Tuesday, while the Syrian Army roared into one of the most hotly contested cities abandoned by US forces in President Donald Trump’s retreat.


‘One or more governments’ behind attack on Iran tanker: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday the attack on an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea last week was a “complicated action” in which “one or more governments” were involved.


US hindering settlement of Iran-Saudi tensions: Speaker

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani lashed out at the United States for obstructing a thaw in relations between Tehran and Riyadh.


Iran to lift visa restrictions for Iraqis: Envoy

Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi hailed a recent move by Baghdad government to lift visa requirement for Iranian pilgrims visiting the neighboring Arab country to attend the Arbaeen march, saying that Tehran will take similar measure for the Iraqi nationals in the near future.


Zarif denies report of Emirati official’s visit to Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denied a report that the national security adviser of the United Arab Emirates had recently paid a secret visit to Tehran.


Tehran Times


Ashgabat hosts Iran-Turkmenistan Joint Economic Committee meeting

The 15th Iran-Turkmenistan Joint Economic Committee meeting was held on Tuesday in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat, IRNA reported.


Ruhollah Zam arrested via co-op with other intelligence services: IRGC

Mohammad Tavallaei, a high-ranking IRGC general, has revealed more details about the arrest of Ruhollah Zam, the head of an anti-Iranian website and Telegram channel, saying he was arrested through cooperation with other intelligence services.


Nearly 70,000 children displaced as violence escalates in northeast Syria

“UNICEF estimates that nearly 70,000 children have been displaced since hostilities in northeast Syria escalated nearly a week ago.


Top Iranian, Czech MPs discuss Mideast crises including Turkish incursion into Syria

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and his Czech counterpart Radek Vondracek in a meeting in Belgrade on Monday underlined the need to avoid military option to settle disputes
or security concerns in Syria.


Nasrallah, Frangieh met for six hours overnight

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah held a six-hour meeting with Marada Movement head Sleiman Frangieh overnight Monday.


Winners of Isar National Film Awards announced

An unidentified filmmaker receives his award from Cinema Organization of Iran director Hossein Entezami (2nd L) during the 3rd edition of the Isar National Film Awards at Tehran’s Eyvan Shams Hall on October 14, 2019.


William Burns and Jake Sullivan call Trump’s decision to quit nuclear deal ‘foolish’

William J. Burns, a former U.S. deputy secretary of state, and Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser to former vice president Joe Biden, have said that the Trump administration’s decision to quit the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was “foolish”.


Rouhani: Economic terrorism on Iranians is crime against humanity

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States has committed “crime against humanity” through its “economic terrorism” against the Iranians.


Iran has acted prudently by reducing nuclear commitments: Kamalvandi

Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), has said that Iran has been acting prudently by reducing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the JCPOA.


MP warns of serious consequences of Syria attack

A member of the Iranian Parliament presiding board said on Tuesday that the Turkish military attack on northern Syria will make trans-regional powers rude enough to meddle in the region