Apr 18, 2024, 9:07 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on April 18

Apr 18, 2024, 9:07 AM
News ID: 85448650
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on April 18

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Thursday, April 18, 2024:


- Real impact of Iran’s strike yet to be seen

In the midst of the behind-the-scenes negotiations between Israel’s supporters and Iran to stave off Iran’s retaliatory measures against the Zionist regime, they agreed to broker a cease-fire deal in the Gaza Strip on the condition that Iran refrained from striking back at Israel. However, in reality, they were not forthright in their remarks; their true intention was to steer Iran away from retaliating against Israel’s earlier raid on Iran’s consulate in Syria.

- Oil minister: Unfinished projects worth over $28b completed

Iran’s oil minister said on Wednesday unfinished projects worth more than $28 billion were completed in the Iranian year of 1402 (ended March 19). Talking to reporters, Javad Owji added the completion of the projects led to the surge in production in oil, gas, refining, and petrochemical industries and the registration of an economic growth of over 20 percent in the oil and gas sectors, Shana reported. The Oil Ministry made effective investments during the yearlong period, said the top official, pointing out that new investments in partially finished oil projects have been included in a comprehensive plan with the aim of boosting production this year.

- US struggles in imposing further sanctions on Iran

Recent efforts by the US to impose additional sanctions on Iran have faced significant challenges and yielded mixed results, highlighting a complex web of political, economic, and diplomatic factors at play. Over the years, the US has illegally imposed a wide range of sanctions on Iran, targeting areas such as nuclear energy, and crude oil. Despite the existing sanctions regime, the US has faced challenges in imposing additional sanctions on Iran. One key obstacle has been the lack of international support for unilateral American actions, with countries like Russia, China, and European allies expressing unwillingness to further sanctions on Iran.


- Arabs and Israel after April 14

With Iran penetrating Israel’s long-inflated defense system with a relatively small number of its old technology missiles, the Abraham Accords and the future of Arab-Israeli relations have once again come under the limelight. Israel has been downplaying Iran’s attack claiming that only 1% of the fired projectiles managed to hit their targets. To prove that, it has been filming only specific parts of the affected areas while banning the distribution of any other footage captured during or after Iran’s offensive.

- Raisi says Zionists will know Iran real response if they make mistakes

According to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the Zionists in charge of the Israeli regime won’t realize the full scope and severity of Iran’s military reaction until they choose to launch another assault on Iran. Raisi said this at a meeting with Sheikh Ali al-Khatib, vice president of the Supreme Islamic Shiite Council of Lebanon, on Tuesday in Tehran. The statements were made in the midst of rumors that the Israeli regime would choose to take revenge for a flurry of Iranian drone and missile strikes that occurred over the weekend in retaliation for an Israeli airstrike on the Iranian embassy in the capital of Syria on April 1.

- US tech giants abet Israeli genocide

Big technology companies such as Google and Amazon have been accused of complicity in Israel’s war of genocide in the Gaza Strip which has claimed the lives of around 34,000 Palestinians. Since Israel launched the Gaza war on October 7, a controversial contract between these two American companies and the regime has been pushed to the forefront of debate.   The $1.2 billion contract, known as Project Nimbus, was signed in 2021 to provide cloud services and data centers to the Israeli government and military.


- Iran celebrates success of operation True Promise

Iran celebrated the success of its weekend drone and missile attack on the occupying regime of Israel as it staged an annual military parade on Wednesday.

The Islamic Republic launched its first-ever direct attack on the Zionist regime on Saturday in response to an April 1 airstrike on its consulate in Damascus. The operation dubbed True Promise “brought down the glory of the Zionist regime", President Ebrahim Raisi said at a military base on the outskirts of Tehran.

- Navy to escort commercial ships to Red Sea

Navy chief Admiral Shahram Irani said Wednesday Iran would escort its commercial ships to the Red Sea, adding that the country would be prepared to escort ships from other nations. “The Navy is carrying out a mission to escort Iranian commercial ships to the Red Sea and our Jamaran frigate is present in the Gulf of Aden in this view,” Irani said.

- Leader congratulates Iranian wrestlers on winning Asia titles

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has extended a message of congratulation to Iran’s national Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling teams for clinching Asian championship titles at recent competitions in Kyrgyzstan.

“I sincerely extend my gratitude to Greco-Roman wrestling champions and freestyle wrestling medalists, who delighted the nation with their competence and determination,” the Leader wrote in his message on Wednesday.


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