Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 7-12-2019

Iran Daily


Oil producers agree to deepen production cuts

Saudi Arabia and Russia won backing for further output cuts from OPEC and allied crude producers on Friday as they look to head off global oversupply in 2020 and sustain prices.


Iran brushes off European missile claims as ‘false’

Iran on Thursday rejected pressure to shelve its ballistic missile program after a European letter to the UN Security Council accused Tehran of developing rockets capable of delivering nuclear bombs.


Europe dropped bid to trigger Iran sanctions: Chinese envoy

European parties to the Iran nuclear deal did not trigger a mechanism that could lead to the renewal of UN sanctions at talks in Vienna on Friday, China’s envoy said.


Araqchi: HOPE initiative aimed at reducing regional tensions

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Tehran’s proposed plan for ensuring security in the Persian Gulf aims to reduce tensions in the strategic region.


Iran welcomes any initiative to restore peace in Yemen: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran welcomes “peaceful solutions” to a years-long war imposed by a Saudi-led military coalition on Yemen, stressing that the Islamic Republic supports any initiative to bring back prosperity to the impoverished country through dialogue.


Gas explosion at wedding in western Iran kills 11, injures dozens

Eleven people were killed and more than 40 others were injured in a gas explosion at a wedding hall in Iran’s western province of Kurdestan on Thursday night.

Tehran Times


Iran to cooperate in renovating Syria’s water, wastewater networks

Iran and Syria signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Thursday for cooperation in renovating Syria’s water and wastewater networks, IRNA reported.


Remaining nuclear deal parties meet in Vienna

The remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the JCPOA, met in Vienna on Friday to discuss issues surrounding the multilateral accord.


Ayatollah Sistani says new PM must be chosen without foreign interference

Iraq’s top Shia Muslim cleric said on Friday that a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference after Adel Abdul Mahdi announced his resignation a week ago.


Jordan seeks to restore diplomatic relations with Syria: minister

Jordan plans to restore full diplomatic relations with neighboring Syria in a further sign of Arab states embracing President Bashar al-Assad after a UAE diplomat praised him for “wise leadership” this week.


Iraqi demonstrators condemn foreign intervention in the country

Iraqis on Friday announced their support for peaceful protests for the second day in a row on the streets and reiterated opposition to foreign intervention.


Journalists killed in 2005 plane crash commemorated

A ceremony was held at Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in Tehran on Thursday in memory of the journalists and media persons who were killed in a plane crash incident in 2005.


Tehran raps U.S. interference in China’s affairs

Tehran has slammed Washington for interfering in China’s internal affairs after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill for sanctions against Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang.


Zarif: E3 intends to hide ‘miserable incompetence’

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Friday that even Brian Hook has acknowledged that the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 has not banned missile testing by Iran.


Hormuz peace initiative a step forward in reducing regional tension: Araghchi

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi who visited Kuwait on Thursday said Iran’s Hormuz peace initiative is a step in line with reducing tension in the region.


Iran won’t relinquish right to oil export, ambassador says

Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, said on Thursday that Iran will not relinquish its right to export oil now that the country is under U.S. illegal sanctions.