Feb 16, 2020, 8:57 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Feb 16

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in the English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Sunday:

** IRAN DAILY

- VP: Journalists help build Iran’s future

   First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said Saturday journalists have a “national responsibility” to help build Iran’s future.

- Zarif raps Trump’s misguided policy toward Iran

  America’s “cowardly” assassination last month of Iran’s Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani pushed Washington and Tehran “very close to war,”     Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told NBC News.

- Leader reiterates need to strengthen Iran

  Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said strengthening of Iranian youth’s resolve and insight plays a central role in empowering the country.

** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

- Leader: Ultimate victory belongs to Iranian nation

  Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday warned of massive Western media propaganda to persuade     the Iranian nation into caving in to U.S. pressures.

- Bahraini man sentenced to jail over torching Zionist regime’s flag

  A court in Bahrain has sentenced a young man to three years in jail on charges of torching the Zionist regime’s flag during a gathering in     support of the Palestinians, amid increasing normalization of diplomatic ties between the occupying regime and Persian Gulf Arab regimes.

- Iran karate fighter Askari secures berth at Tokyo 2020

  Iranian karate athlete Bahman Askari Ghoncheh has secured a place at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

**TEHRAN TIMES

- UNESCO screens “Rona, Azim’s Mother”

 “Rona, Azim’s Mother”, a co-production between Afghanistan and Iran, was screened in a special session at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris    last Thursday.

- Team Melli need to feel positive energy: Skocic

  Newly-appointed coach Dragan Skocic says that Iran national football team need to feel energy in a positive way to book a place at the     2022 FIFA World Cup qualification third round.

- U.S. looking for a guilty to hide defeats in Yemen 

  The deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Saturday rejected U.S. accusations that an Iranian cargo boat had been carrying arms for Yemen, saying such allegations are aimed at justifying Washington’s failed policies in Yemen.

** FINANCIAL TRIBUNE

- Industrial PMI retreats in month ending Jan. 20

  The Purchasing Managers' Index for the industrial sector during the 10th month of the current fiscal year (Dec. 22, 2019-Jan. 20) settled     at 51.92 from 56.93 in the preceding month, indicating a 5.01-point or 8.8% decrease month-on-month.

- Indigenizing oil industry equipment making progress

  South Zagros Oil and Gas Production Company, a subsidiary of the National Iranian Oil Company, has manufactured and repaired 1,500     parts used in the oil and gas industry with the help of domestic companies over the past fiscal year), the SZOGPC managing director said.

- Need to promote Islamic lifestyle

  Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on Iranian eulogists to redirect people’s lifestyle toward Islamic     ways by promoting the lifestyle of eminent Muslim personalities.

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