Feb 19, 2020, 8:53 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Feb 19

Tehran, Feb 19, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in the English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday:

** IRAN DAILY

- Leader calls for high turnout in parliamentary elections

  A high turnout in the parliamentary elections this Friday will display unity in Iran against enemies, Leader of the Islamic Revolution     Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, stressing that voting in the upcoming polls is “a religious duty” for Iranians.

- Zarif: Resistance, referendum only viable solution to Palestine issue

  Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the only viable solution to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies in taking     the path of resistance and a popular vote, rather than the US-devised Middle East proposal that seeks to bolster Israeli hold on occupied   land at the expense of Palestinian rights.

- IKAC capacities pave way for investments: Official

  The capacities of Imam Khomeini Airport City (IKAC) pave the way for investments, said managing director of IKAC on Tuesday.

** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

- Ayatollah Khamenei: Voting a ‘religious duty’

  Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday voting in a parliamentary election this week is "a     religious duty” for Iranians as the nation geared up to go to polls on Friday.

- Ashraf Ghani's second term as Afghan president

  Ashraf Ghani has secured a second term as president of Afghanistan, according to final results of the September 28, 2019 poll released     Tuesday by the country’s election commission.

- Five Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers into Asian Championships final

  Five Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers booked their places at the Asian Wrestling Championship finals on Tuesday.

**TEHRAN TIMES

- Spanish universities host intl. conference on Persian poet Khayyam 

  A number of Iranian and world scholars came together at Nebrija University and the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain on Monday    and Tuesday to attend a conference on Persian poet and mathematician Omar Khayyam.

- Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers win two golds in Asian C’ships

  Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers Pouya Nasserpour and Amin Mirzadeh won gold medals at the Asian Wrestling Championships underway     in Delhi, India on Tuesday.

- ‘Daesh has resumed activities after Soleimani assassination’

  Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has said the world will not be safe from terrorism as much as it was before the     assassination of General Qassem Soleimani.

** FINANCIAL TRIBUNE

- Currency at new low; Iran's CB says will defend rial

  Major currencies soared in Tehran on Tuesday amid new concerns among market participants about a decision by the Financial Action     Task Force on Iran by the weekend.

- IRISL struggling to comply with IMO’s low-sulphur regulations

  Iran's shipping fleet requires at least 40,000 tons of low-sulphur fuels per month to comply with the International Maritime Organization’s      new regulations demanding a 0.5% global sulphur cap for marine fuels, managing director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines     (IRISL) said.

- Call for high voter turnout, wise selection for a strong parliament

  Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on Iranians to fully participate in the Feb. 21 parliamentary election    and make wise choices in order to form a strong legislature.

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