Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 5-12-2019

Iran Daily


Rouhani: Iran still ready for talks if US lifts sanctions

Iran is willing to return to the negotiating table if the United States first drops sanctions, President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday.


Trump calls Canada PM ‘two-faced’ after NATO video

US President Donald Trump called Justin Trudeau “two-faced” on Wednesday over comments the Canadian prime minister appeared to have made about him at a NATO summit in Britain the day before.


UN calls on Israel to withdraw from Syria’s Golan Heights

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution demanding that Israel vacate the Golan Heights – the Syrian territory it captured in 1967 and has occupied since – arguing its presence in the disputed region is an obstacle to peace.


Setting deadlines for Iran counterproductive: New IAEA chief

Setting Iran deadlines to come up with an explanation about alleged radioactive material found at a site in Iran could be counterproductive, the new UN nuclear watchdog chief said, hoping fresh dialogue will resolve the issue.


Zarif hails six European states’ decision to join INSTEX

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described as positive a recent decision by six European countries to join a trade mechanism designed to circumvent US sanctions against Iran, according to IRNA.


Leader urges ‘Islamic mercy’ for fuel price riot suspects

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on Iran’s judicial officials to show “Islamic mercy” to the suspicious individuals arrested in recent protests sparked by the government decision to increase petrol price.


Araqchi: Iran opposed to Japan’s troop deployment to Middle East

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said that Iran is opposed to Japan’s plan to dispatch its Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East to help ensure the safe navigation of commercial vessels.


Tehran Times


Monthly non-oil exports from PSEEZ rise despite sanctions

The value of non-oil exports from Pars Special Economic Energy Zone (PSEEZ) in Iran’s southwestern port city of Assaluyeh increased 39 percent in terms of weight and five percent in terms
of value in the Iranian calendar month of Aban (October 23-November 21) compared to the last year’s same period, IRNA reported on Wednesday.


Tehran, Baku to deepen defense, security cooperation

Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces,and visiting Azeri Deputy Prime Minister Shahin Mustafayev on Wednesday vowed to do their best to deepen Tehran-Baku relations, especially in defense and security fields.


‘Foreign agents kill protesters, security forces in Iraq’

Iraq’s envoy to the United Nations has blamed the infiltration elements for killing demonstrators and security forces and burning public and private property.


Nation gave U.S. another slap in the face, says IRGC chief

Chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the Iranian nation gave the U.S. another slap in the face, referring to the foreign-backed riots which ended after people rallied in support of the Islamic Republic.


Rouhani says Iran resists sanctions without closing door to diplomacy

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran is resisting sanctions but his country has not closed the door to negotiations.


Zarif condemns medicine embargo on Iran

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that those countries which seemingly support the 2015 nuclear deal are unfortunately preventing exports of medicines for special patients in Iran.


Japan say Iran has been informed about sending warships to Middle East

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that Japan has informed Iran about its decision to send warships to the Middle East to reinvigorate its data and information, noting that Tokyo is
still resolved to continue close relations with Tehran.