Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 23-10-2019

Iran Daily


China keen on cooperating with Iran over Mideast stability: Envoy

A senior Chinese diplomat said Beijing attaches great importance to peace and stability in the Middle East and is keen on keeping up consultations with Iran in this regard.


Iran VP calls for ratification of FATF, CFT bills

First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri on Tuesday called on Iran’s top legislative arbitration body to ratify two bills that deal with fighting money laundering and terrorism funding.


Assad: Idlib battle basis for ridding Syria of terrorism

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday described the defeat of terrorists who’d holed up in Idlib as the key to ending the eight-year war gripping the country as he visited troops deployed to the frontlines of al-Habit town in the northwestern province.


Johnson says he’ll pull Brexit bill if lawmakers force delay

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was headed for a showdown Tuesday with lawmakers who want to put the brakes on his drive to push his European Union divorce bill through the House of Commons in just three days and take Britain out of the European Union by Oct. 31.


Tehran invites UN experts to participate in oil tanker investigation

Iran has invited the United Nations’ experts to participate in an investigation into a rocket attack on an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea almost two weeks ago.


Defense minister: Iran manufacturing cutting-edge naval products

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said homegrown naval products have been manufactured by the Defense Ministry’s Marine Industries Organization using cutting-edge technologies.


Tehran Times


Nearly $7b paid for development projects in H1

Head of Iran’s Planning and Budget Organization (PBO) said that 290 trillion rials (about $6.9 billion) has been paid for development projects in the country during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-September 22), Tasnim news agency reported.


Advisor slams Bahrain for hosting conference attended by Israel

Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian parliament speaker, has strongly criticized Bahrain for hosting an anti-Iran security conference attended by Israel.


Assad: Erdogan is a thief, Idlib battle basis for ridding Syria of terrorism

Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Tuesday denounced Turkey’s leader as a thief for attacking the northeast of his country and reiterated a pledge to retake all areas lost to Damascus in years of foreign backed war, state media reported.


U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria have no permission to stay in Iraq: military

The Iraqi military says U.S. forces that have crossed into Iraq as part of a pullout from Syria do not have permission to stay on Iraqi soil and can only be there if they are later being  transported out of the country.


Erdogan, Putin hold talks as withdrawal deadline for Syria Kurds draws near

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, as a deadline draws near for Kurdish militants to withdraw from Syria’s northern border areas near Turkey or face a renewed military offensive.


Gavkhuni wetland comes back to life

Migratory birds have returned to Gavkhuni wetland once again as heavy rainfall has revived the long-dried wetland.


U.S. lying that sanctions exempt food, medicine: agriculture minister

Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati said on Tuesday that the United States is lying that sanctions against Iran do not include food and medicine.


Iran reiterates peaceful settlement of Turkey’s security concerns in Syria

The Iranian Foreign Minister spokesman in an exclusive interview with Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency has voiced Tehran’s opposition to any military incursion into northern Syria, saying diplomatic path is the best way possible for Ankara to allay security concerns.


Diplomat: U.S. has turned economic terrorism into foreign policy instrument

Es’haq Al-e Habib, Iran’s deputy ambassador to the UN, said on Monday that the “economic terrorism” is an “illegitimate instrument of foreign policy” by the United States.


Jack Straw says U.S. must return to nuclear deal

Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said that the United States must admit that it made a wrong decision to quit the 2015 nuclear deal, urging the White House to return to the pact, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.