Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 2-1-2020

Iran Daily


Leader: Iran does not seek war, but confronts those threatening its interests

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Iran does not seek war, but it will unhesitatingly confront and strike those who threaten the Iranian people’s interests, dignity and glory.


Yemen’s Houthis release six Saudi war detainees

Yemen’s Ansarullah movement released six Saudi prisoners Wednesday, a Houthi official said, after the kingdom released over 100 Houthi fighters two months ago.


North Korea ends nuclear, ICBM test moratoriums

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declared an end to moratoriums on nuclear and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) tests and threatened a demonstration of a “new strategic weapon” soon.


Rouhani urges US to quit ‘plotting’, honor nuclear deal instead

President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called on the United States to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and abandon its “plots” against the Islamic Republic.


Minister complains to WHO over US bans on Iran access to medicine

The Iranian health minister has, in a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO), criticized international organizations for not taking sufficient measures to help save lives of Iranian patients in the face of unilateral US sanctions.

Tehran Times


Rouhani inaugurates development projects worth $491m in northwestern Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, on Wednesday, inaugurated  several development projects during a visit to Ardebil Province, northwestern Iran, IRNA reported.


Iran summons Swiss envoy over U.S. ‘warmongering words’

Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Markus Leitner, whose country represents the U.S. interests in Iran, was summoned to the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday to hear Tehran’s strong protest to Washington’s “warmongering words” and baseless allegations against the Islamic Republic.


U.S. troops fire tear gas at protesters in Baghdad

Hundreds of Iraqi members of the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) and their supporters hurled stones at the United States embassy in Baghdad for a second day on Wednesday, while security forces fired tear gas and stun grenades in a bid to drive them away.


Actress Shahla Riahi, who was also Iran’s first female filmmaker, dies at 93

Actress Shahla Riahi, who presented herself as Iran’s first female director in 1957 by making “Marjan”, died of Alzheimer’s in Tehran on Tuesday. She was 93.


Leader: U.S. taking revenge on Hashd al-Shaabi for Daesh

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said the United States’ attacks on al-Hashd al-Shaabi was an act of retaliation against the forces for beating the Daesh (ISIS) terrorist group.


U.S. seeking to divert attention from brutal killing of Iraqis by levelling charges against Iran: envoy

Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, said on Tuesday that the United States seeks to divert attention from 17 years of occupying Iraq and brutal killing of the Iraqi people by leveling accusations against Iran.


Rouhani: U.S. should return to right track if it really wants to talk to Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a ceremony in Ardabil province on Wednesday, voiced his country’s readiness to resume talks with the U.S. provided that Washington returns to the 2015 nuclear deal and fulfils its obligations under the pact, including lift of sanctions.