Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 24-10-2019

Iran Daily


Rouhani urges action to pass anti-money laundering bills

President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called for clearing the way for Iran’s financial and banking transactions with the world by adopting international rules against money laundering and terrorism financing.


Iran finishes runner-up in world wushu meet

A total of 12 medals – including nine golds – saw Iran claim the runner-up spot at the 2019 World Wushu Championships in Shanghai, China.


US sanctions on NAM states put people, global trade at risk: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Wednesday that the sanctions imposed by the United States against member states of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) have put hundreds of millions of people at risk and hampered global trade.


Iran welcomes any steps that secure stability in Syria

Russian military police began patrols on part of the Syrian border Wednesday, quickly moving to implement an accord with Turkey that divvies up control of northeastern Syria. Russia told Kurdish militiamen to pull back from the entire frontier or else face being “steamrolled” by Turkish forces.


Survey: Most Americans blame Trump for crisis with Iran

A survey conducted for the Brookings Institution found that most Americans believe the Trump administration’s decisions to renege on the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions were responsible for the flare-up in tensions between Iran and the US this year.


US jeopardizing global multilateralism: Iranian FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced the attempts by the United States to prevent formation of international alliances of multiple nations pursuing common goals, stating that multilateralism is seriously under threat by Washington.


Defense Minister: Iran will respond to any US mistake

Iran Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Wednesday that Iran will respond to any US mistake.


Zarif meets officials on sidelines of NAM meeting in Baku

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held separate meetings with his Iraqi, Azerbaijani and Serbian counterparts as well as Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib in the Azeri capital of Baku to discuss latest regional developments, IRNA reported.


Tehran Times


17 countries eager for contribution to Chabahar Port development

Iranian deputy industry minister said 17 countries have expressed willingness for contribution to development of Chabahar Port in southern Iran, Tasnim news agency reported on  Wednesday.


Tuberculosis treatment completely free of charge in Iran

Tuberculosis treatment in Iran is completely free of charge despite the  fact that it costs $120 to $60,000 per patient depending on the situation’s severity, head of tuberculosis control department of Health Ministry has said.


Afghan rivals to meet in China after U.S. talks stall

China is organising talks among Afghanistan’s rival factions as  part of efforts to end years of war after negotiations between the Taliban and the United States on the withdrawal of U.S. forces broke down.


Jailed Saudi scholar’s son arrested for supporting Palestinian cause

Saudi authorities have reportedly arrested the son of an imprisoned prominent dissident cleric over his support for the Palestinian cause and strong denunciation of the kingdom’s attempts to normalize diplomatic relations with the Israeli regime after years of clandestine contacts.


‘Shock and sadness’: 39 bodies found inside lorry in England

Police in southeast England say emergency services have recovered 39 bodies from a container truck believed to have been driven from Bulgaria.


U.S. envoy says Trump withheld Ukraine aid over investigation

The acting US ambassador to Kyiv has provided congressional committees conducting impeachment hearings a detailed account of how Donald Trump repeatedly sought to make a summit meeting and military aid to Ukraine conditional on its government launching investigations into the president’s political opponents.


Photo exhibit observes 70th anniversary of Geneva Conventions

Reto Stocker (C), head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Iran, visits an exhibition of photos held at the Sacred Defense Garden Museum in Tehran on  October 22, 2019 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions.


U.S. addiction to sanctions is undermining intl. economic relations: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that the United States’ addiction to sanctions is undermining the fabric of international economic relations and putting global commerce at risk.


Iran welcomes maintaining Syria’s territorial integrity

Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Wednesday that Iran welcomes any action in line with maintaining Syria’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty.


Europeans, others talking to Tehran on a mechanism to save JCPOA, Iran says

Iran reiterated on Wednesday that it will take the next step to reduce commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), if no concrete action is taken by the remaining parties to protect Iran from the U.S. sanctions.
Under the JCPOA,