Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 13-11-2019

Iran Daily


Trump promises new transcript amid new phase of impeachment probe

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday dangled a new line of defense a day before Congress’ impeachment inquiry into his dealings with Ukraine goes public, promising to release details about another call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.


Afghanistan frees three top Taliban militants

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his administration had released three prominent Taliban members in an effort to get the militants to liberate two university professors — an American and an Australian — they abducted three years ago.


Rouhani: No one can blame Iran for nuclear cuts

President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday said Iran only began scaling back its nuclear commitments a year after the US withdrawal from the 2015 atomic deal to give the other parties time to make up for it.


EU court rules goods from Israeli settlements must be labelled

The EU’s top court ruled on Tuesday that goods from Israeli settlements must be labelled as produced in occupied territory, a decision hailed by Palestinians and condemned by Israel.


Zarif meets Kazakh officials, attends Astana Club meeting

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with Kazakhstan’s officials after delivering a speech at the Astana Club in the capital city of the Central Asian state.


No war will happen between Iran, US: Araqchi

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said no war will break out between Iran and the Unites States, as Americans are well aware of the Islamic Republic’s general preparedness, according to IRNA.


Iran’s parliamentary delegation heads for Syria

Several members of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee traveled to Syria in a bid to boost relations between the two countries.


Macron lauds ‘excellent’ talk with Trump on Iran, Syria, NATO

French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that he had an “excellent telephone discussion” with his US counterpart Donald Trump on a raft of topics including Iran, Syria and NATO.


Tehran Times


Syria ready to provide facilities to Iranian companies: envoy

Syrian ambassador to Tehran expressed his country’s readiness for providing facilities to Iranian companies which contribute to Syria’s reconstruction,IRNA reported on Tuesday.


Zarif expresses surprise over EU statement on Iran’s nuclear steps

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif late on Monday slammed the European Union’s statement on Iran which is reducing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal in response to the
return of sanctions by the United States and inaction by the Europeans shield Iran from the sanctions effect.


Hakim slams U.S. for interfering in Iraq internal affairs

Iraqi Shia cleric and leader of the National Wisdom Movement, Ammar al-Hakim, has lashed out at the United States for its interference in Iraq’s internal affairs, threatening to take millions of demonstrators to streets if Washington keeps meddling in the Arab country.


Hamedan children’s theater festival wraps up

Winners pose during the closing ceremony of the 26th International Theater Festival for Children and Young Adults at the Ibn Sina Hall in Hamedan on November 12, 2019.


Shamkhani says Iran has made Washington ‘strategically confused’

Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), said on Tuesday that the Islamic Revolution’s “mobilization power” has led to “strategic confusion” of Washington.


Iran condemns coup in Bolivia

Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Tuesday condemned a coup in Bolivia and change of government without a legal basis.


China says U.S. ‘wrong behavior’ is root cause of crisis over nuclear deal

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Tuesday that the United States should quit the “wrong behavior” toward the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and make room for diplomatic efforts.


Government mulls granting special authorization to provinces

President Rouhani expressed hope on Tuesday that his government would pave the ground for granting budget allocation authorization to some provinces in the near future.


Defense minister: Iran ready to share demining experiences with other states

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami emphasized his country’s good experience in demining contaminated areas, saying Tehran is ready to share its know-how and skills in the field with other world nations.


U.S. does not dare to attack Iran: Araghchi

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has said that the United States does not dare to attack Iran, predicting that there will be no war in the region.