Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 9-11-2019

Iran Daily


Iran’s nuclear commitment cuts ‘wake-up call’ for Europe: Envoy

Iran’s ambassador to the UK described the latest reduction in the country’s commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal as a “wake-up call” for other parties, warning European signatories of a crisis over the collapsing accord.


South Korean president ‘optimistic’ about Tehran-Seoul ties

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Seoul is trying to restore its relations with Iran to its peak, stressing optimism about the prospects of relations between the two nations.


Six killed, hundreds injured in Iran earthquake

A nighttime earthquake in northwestern Iran on Friday killed six people and injured more than 350 others.


Iran downs ‘intruding foreign’ drone over Persian Gulf coast

Iran’s Army shot down an unidentified drone that was violating the country’s airspace near the port city of Mahshahr in the southwestern province of Khuzestan on the Persian Gulf coast.


Iran: US sanctions impede human rights improvement

Iran’s envoy to the UN Human Rights Council condemned the US sanctions as a breach of the UN Charter and a major challenge to the Islamic Republic’s efforts to improve the human rights situation in the country.


Tehran Times


Iran starts injecting gas into centrifuges at Fordow facility

On Wednesday, Iran started to inject uranium gas into centrifuges at the Fordow nuclear facility under the supervision of inspectors from the UN nuclear watchdog.


Army shoots down intruding drone in southwestern Iran

The air defense system of the Army detected and targeted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over a key port city in the southwestern part of Iran on Friday.


Ayatollah Sistani warns that foreign sides trying to exploit protests

Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali al-Sistani on Friday urged the politicians in Iraq have a chance to implement reforms, but warned against exploiting the protests by foreign and local powers.


Iran has tipped balance of effective force in Middle East to its advantage: IISS

John Chipman, director-general and chief executive of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, has written an article arguing that Iran has tipped the balance of effective force in the Middle East to its advantage.


Iran, Azerbaijan stress expansion of trade ties

Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Reza Rahmani and Azerbaijan Republic’s Deputy Prime Minister Shahin Mustafayev stressed expansion of trade ties between the two countries on
the sidelines of the Shanghai international expo in China.


Major quake leaves 6 dead, hundreds injured

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran early Friday, killing  at least six people and injuring 584 others so far.


Iran not to quit nuclear deal: presidential chief of staff

Mahmoud Vaezi, President Rouhani’s chief of staff, said on Thursday hat Iran does not seek to quit the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).


Lavrov blames U.S. for events surrounding nuclear deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday called on Iran to fulfill the terms  of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, but said Moscow understood why Tehran was cutting back on its commitments, the New York Times reported.


Araqchi: Iran’s interests more important than saving nuclear deal

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said in Moscow on Friday that maintaining his country’s interests is more important than saving “an “agreement”, meaning the 2015 nuclear deal.


U.S. must abandon its policy of sanction, pressure on Iran: Chinese envoy

Zhai Jun, China’s special envoy on Middle East affairs, said on Friday that the United States must abandon its policy of unilateral sanctions and pressure on Iran.


Iran says unilateralism poses greatest threat to intl. security

Iran’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Eshaq Al-e Habib said on Thursday that U.S. unilateralism is the “greatest threat and challenge to international peaceand security”.