Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 14-12-2017

Iran Daily

OIC urges recognition of Beit-ul-Moqaddas as Palestinian capital
Leaders of Islamic countries called for East Beit-ul-Moqaddas to be recognized as capital of Palestine, stating that US President Donald Trump’s move last week voided any American right to be a mediator of the peace process.

Iran-Europe trade up by 94%
European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said trade between Iran and Europe increased 94 percent in the first half of 2017, compared to the first half of 2016, after the signing of the 2015 nuclear deal.

EU Parliament backs opening next round of Brexit talks
The European Parliament on Wednesday gave its backing to opening the next phase of Brexit talks, but said Britain must “fully and faithfully” turn last week’s hard-fought divorce deal into a final exit treaty.

Tehran Stock Exchange breaks all-time high record
Tehran Stock Exchange’s main index – TEDPIX – broke an all-time high record in Wednesday trading by surging into the 93,000 lane.

Alabama Dem in Senate win over Trump-backed Rep.
Democrat Doug Jones scored a stunning upset victory Tuesday in an intense US Senate race in conservative Alabama, dealing a humiliating blow to President Donald Trump whose chosen candidate failed to overcome damaging accusations of sexual misconduct.

Zarif calls for int’l efforts to end Yemen “nightmare”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for a collective international effort to end the “nightmare” of war in impoverished Yemen, rejecting a military solution to the conflict in the Arab country.

US Congress takes no action on Iran sanctions as deadline passes
When US President Donald Trump announced two months ago that he would not certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, he automatically triggered a 60-day review period during which Congress could decide to snap tough economic sanctions on Iran back into place – a move that would effectively kill the landmark nuclear agreement.

Another quake in Kerman wounds at least 58 people
Another powerful earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman in the early hours on Wednesday, injuring at least 58 people, Seyyed Mohammad Saberi, the head of the province’s medical emergency center said.

Araqchi: P5+1 complains of US lack of commitment to JCPOA
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said that members of the P5+1 group openly complained to the US, another party to the agreement, over its commitments to the nuclear deal, stressing that the US should fulfill its commitments.


Tehran Times


Cinéma du Reel rep at Cinema Verite seeking Iranian docs
Seeking Iranian documentary films, Cinéma du Réel’s new director assigned board member Carine Bernasconi on a mission to go to the Cinema Verite festival in Tehran to select works by Iranian filmmakers for the French event.

Explore a microcosm of Sufism while traversing Iran
Arrays of harmonious sunscorched domes, well-preserved and richly-ornamented facades and interiors and, above all, an atmosphere of peace and tranquility have all made the Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble a must-see stopover for travelers to the city of Ardabil in northwest Iran.

Saudi warplanes keep pounding Yemen, kill 51
More than 50 people have been killed and over 80 others wounded as Saudi fighter jets step up airstrikes against the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, and other cities.

Many wrongly believe Palestinians sold land to Israelis, says Islamic Jihad rep.
Many people, even Iranians, have assumed that Palestinians sold out their lands to Israelis, representative of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Tehran said on Tuesday.

Qashqai wedding celebrated in Shiraz
Two couples from Qashqai tribe tied the knot on the sidelines of the 9th Pars Tourism Festival in the southern city of Shiraz, Fars Province.

Rouhani: Iran ready to unconditionally cooperate to defend Quds
President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran is ready to cooperate unconditionally with all Muslim nations to defend al-Quds (Jerusalem).

5+1 protests Washington’s lack of commitment to JCPOA
A high-level meeting of the JCPOA joint commission was held in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Wednesday.

‘Iran fully ready if U.S. violates JCPOA’
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has said that Iran is “fully ready” if the U.S. violates the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.

EU’s Mogherini: Preserving nuclear deal is ‘an absolute must’
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday that preserving and implementing the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran is “an absolute must”.