Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 20-10-2019

Tehran Times


‘EAEU ready for vast trade ties with Iran’

Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is ready for vast trade ties with Iran, Veronika Nikishina, the union’s minister of trade, told IRNA on Saturday.


Hezbollah chief opposed to govt. resignation

Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has expressed opposition to calls for the resignation of Lebanon’s government, vowing not to allow anyone to “burn” Lebanon and cause chaos in the country.


Hundreds of thousands march in Barcelona demonstration

Masked demonstrators have clashed with police in central Barcelona as more than half a million people marched through the city on a fifth day of protests over the jailing of Catalan
separatist leaders.


U.S. imposes record $7.5 billion tariffs on European goods

A fresh round of U.S. tariffs on $7.5 billion in European goods takes effect Friday in retaliation for what the World Trade Organization deemed were illegal subsidies for airplane maker Airbus.


‘Pilgrims who lost Arbaeen’ march in Tehran

People who lost the Arbaeen pilgrimage toward Karbala marched on Saturday a long distance from Tehran’s Imam Hussein Sq. to the holy shrine of Shah Abdol Azim in Rey to commemorate the occasion.


Zarif, Cavusoglu discuss northern Syria

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Turkish foreign minister, held a phone conversation on Thursday on the latest developments in northern Syria.


Britain’s Norman Lamont: Trump’s decision to quit JCPOA was ‘catastrophic’

Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad said on Friday that there are many capacities for Iran and Britain to expand ties.


Hakim supports Pakistan’s mediation between Iran, Saudi Arabia

Ammar alHakim, leader of the Iraqi National Wisdom Movement, has expressed support for Pakistan’s initiative on mediating between Iran and Saudi Arabia.


Japan not to join U.S. coalition in Mideast waters

Japan said on Friday it will not join any U.S. coalition to protect merchant vessels in Middle East waterways, but will instead send a separate force of ships and planes to guard ships supplying Japan from the key oil-producing region.


U.S. detention of Iranian scientist ’‘very disturbing

The U.S. detention of Iranian scientist, Masoud Soleimani, upon his arrival in the country on an invitation from a research center last year, was very disturbing, says a journalist who also describes the move as “outside of the law.”