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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 31-12-2017

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China, South Korea plan multibillion-dollar upgrade of Iranian refineries
China and South Korea are planning multibillion-dollar optimization and expansion of two major oil refineries in Iran, reports said on Saturday.

Iran marks 2009 pro-establishment rallies
Millions of Iranians came out nationwide to mark the anniversary of the mass rallies that were staged eight years ago in support of the Islamic Republic and put an end to post-election unrest back then.

North Korea says won’t give up nukes if US keeps up ‘blackmail’
North Korea said Saturday that it will never give up its nuclear weapons as long as the United States and its allies continue their “blackmail and war drills” at its doorstep.

13th Palestinian dies after clash with Israel forces
A Gazan died on Saturday after being wounded by Israeli fire during a protest over US recognition of Beit-ul-Moqaddas as Israel’s capital, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

Dozens of terrorists evacuated from southern Syria
Dozens of terrorists and their families departed aboard buses from an area encircled by government forces near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights early Saturday, part of a deal to clear yet another district.

Iran slams ‘duplicitous’ US support for protests
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi denounced US officials’ “duplicitous and opportunist” support for recent gatherings in protests against economic conditions in some Iranian cities.

Iran marks 2009 pro-establishment rallies
Millions of Iranians came out nationwide to mark the anniversary of the mass rallies that were staged eight years ago in support of the Islamic Republic and put an end to post-election unrest back then.

Iran, Turkey discuss closer judicial ties
Representatives of Iran and Turkey held talks on mechanisms for promoting cooperation between the two neighboring countries in various legal and judicial areas.

Iranian Christians prepare for New Year
Iranian Christians are gearing up to celebrate the new Gregorian calendar year.

Over 11,500 killed in Iran road accidents in eight months
More than 11,500 people lost their lives in road accidents in the first eight months of Iranian calendar year, Iranian Legal Medicine Organization reported.

 

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Jordan king arrests brothers in suspected Saudi-led coup
The king of Jordan has arrested his own brothers and cousin for suspected cooperation with the House of Saud regime, regional media has reported.

Iran to scrap paper visas for all countries
Iran will stop issuing paper visas in favor of electronic ones for all countries by May 2018, said Hassan
Qashqavi, the deputy foreign minister for consular affairs.

IAEA reiterates Iran’s compliance to JCPOA in 2017 review
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again confirmed that Iran is fulfilling its commitments under the nuclear deal, aka the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Celebration of Dey 9
Hundreds of thousands of pro-Islamic Republic citizens took to the streets across the country on Saturday to commemorate the anniversary of the mass rallies that put an end to the 2009 post-election unrest.

Ex-diplomat: U.S., Saudi seeking to misuse civil protests in Iran
Backed by the U.S., the Saudi regime is trying to take advantage of the civil protests and freedom of
expression in Iran to achieve its political objectives and foment chaos, a former Iranian ambassador and Foreign Ministry spokesperson has warned.

Interior minister says protest calls ‘illegal’, permit needed
The Iranian minister of interior has said recent calls for protest in some cities in Iran are “surely illegal”, suggesting if people would like to stage protests, they should place requests.

Iran denounces U.S. support for protests as duplicitous, worthless
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has denounced U.S. officials’ “duplicitous and opportunist” support for recent
gatherings in protest against economic conditions in some Iranian cities.

Inexpert views
These days there are plenty of unprofessional and populist remarks against a plan by the government to increase petrol and diesel prices for the next fiscal year, which starts on March 21, 2018.