Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Iranian Media Highlights

Iran to Purchase 950 Tonnes of Yellow Cake: Nuclear Chief

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced that Tehran will sign a deal with Kazakhstan to buy 950 tonnes of yellow cake.

7 Countries Targeted by Trump’s Ban Pose No Terror Threat to US

US security analysts have found no clear terror threat from citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries targeted in President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban.

Saudi FM Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq after Years

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was in Baghdad for talks on Saturday, the first such visit by a chief diplomat from the kingdom since 2003.

Syrian Rebels Seek ‘Direct Negotiations’ with Assad’s Government

Syria's main opposition group has called for face-to-face discussions with government representatives, as a new round of talks in Geneva begins one year after meetings in the Swiss city fell apart.

Israeli PM’s Plane Forced to Take Detour around Indonesia

The Israeli prime minister was forced to take a two and a half-hour detour en route to Australia, apparently to avoid Indonesian airspace as it was disallowed from venturing into the Muslim country's airspace.

Saudi King to Visit Indonesia with Entourage of 1,500

Saudi Arabia's King Salman will visit Jakarta and Bali on the Indonesian leg of his Asian tour next month, bringing 1,500 people in his entourage including 10 ministers, Indonesian officials said.

6 Yemenis Killed in Saudi Airstrike

The Saudi-led coalition jet fighters bombed a district in Yemen, killing six citizens, including three children.

Farsi Added to Turkish Education Ministry’s Curriculum

Farsi, Korean and Urdu have been added the list of foreign languages available to be taught at schools by the Turkish Education Ministry.

Iran to Sell Crude Oil to Russia: Minister

Iran will sign a deal with Russia to sell 100,000 barrels per day of oil to its northern neighbour, Iranian Minister of Petroleum said on Tuesday.

Iraqi Attacker Hacks Trump’s Campaign Site

A server on US President Trump’s campaign site, donaldjtrump.com was hacked and defaced with an image and message from an attacker claiming to hail from Iraq.

Azerbaijan’s President Appoints Wife as First VP

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family's grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation.

Iranian Diplomat Visits North Pole

Iran’s ambassador to Russia has travelled to the North Pole as the first Iranian diplomat to go there after Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

Living in White House Giving Trump Headaches!

US President Donald Trump is complaining that living in the White House is giving him 'cabin fever’ only four weeks after moving to the Oval Office.

All Iranians to Have Smart ID Cards

While some Iranian citizens already have smart identity cards, all will obtain one in coming months.

Border Outpost in Western Iran Buried under Snow

A border outpost in western Iranian city of Baneh was fully blanketed by the recent heavy snowfall.

Egypt Sentences 10 People to Death over Football Riot

Ten people have been sentenced to death in Egypt for their part in the deaths of more than 70 people at a match between al-Masry and Al Ahly in 2012.

Trump Picks New National Security Adviser

US President Donald Trump announced that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is his new national security adviser.

US Defence Secretary Arrives in Iraq on Unannounced Visit

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit, reportedly for discussions on defeating the ISIS terrorist group. He said earlier on Monday that the US military is not in Iraq “to seize anybody’s oil.”

Iran May Be Allowed to Develop Nukes If Stops Supporting Palestine

The Grand Mufti of Syria believes that the West would permit Iran to have nuclear weapons if it stops supporting Palestine and its cause.

Iran Slams Ontario Court’s ‘Unacceptable’ Ruling

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi rejected a Canadian court’s ruling ordering Tehran to pay the legal costs of victims of what it has alleged to be “Iranian-sponsored terrorist attacks”.

Iran’s Roads Minister Survives Impeachment

Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development survived an impeachment bid by the Parliament after securing a vote of confidence from lawmakers.

Iran’s President Congratulates Wrestling Team on World Title

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised the country’s wrestlers for their championship at the 2017 Freestyle World Cup in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah.

Iran’s FM Not to Meet US Secretary of State in Munich

Iranian Foreign Ministry announced that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will not hold any meeting with his US counterpart on the sidelines of the ongoing Munich Security Conference.

Yemeni Forces Fire Ballistic Missile at Saudi Airport

Yemeni army forces and allied fighters have fired a ballistic missile at an airport inside Saudi Arabia in retaliation for the kingdom's bombing of a funeral which killed at least nine civilians on Wednesday.

US President Accuses Iran of Seeking to Develop Nukes

US President Donald Trump has once again accused Iran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons, arguing that he would prevent Tehran from ever gaining nukes.

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