Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 19-12-2017

Iran Daily


Iran economy’s recovery strengthening: IMF

Iran’s economy is starting to recover more rapidly from years of international sanctions but the country urgently needs to shore up its banks, a senior International Monetary Fund official said on Monday.


Assad welcomes UN role in possible Syrian elections

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Monday that his government welcomes any role of the UN in possible Syrian elections as long as it respects the Syrian sovereignty, according to the Syrian presidential media office.


Austrian far right sworn into new government amid protests

With a heavy police presence keeping protestors away, Austria’s far right was sworn in Monday as part of the Alpine country’s new government, rounding off a triumphant year for Europe’s nationalists.


UN toughens warning of ‘genocide’ in Myanmar

The top UN human rights official said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, according to a television interview shown on Monday.


Defense minister: Iran to file complaint at UN over US missile accusation

Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Monday that Tehran will soon file a complaint with the United Nations regarding fabricated US claims against Iran over Yemen missiles.


Zarif: Iran sees its interests in powerful, stable region

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday Iran sees its interests in a powerful, advanced and stable region.


PUOICM: US decision ‘blatant violation’ of Palestinian rights

US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Beit-ul-Moqaddas as Israel’s “capital” is a “blatant violation” of the Palestinian people’s rights, the Palestinian Committee of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Member States (PUOICM) said.

Tehran Times


Iran remaining in Syria to finish off terrorists: Shamkhani

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Monday that Iran will continue its advisory role in Syria as long as all terrorist groups  are annihilated, IRNA reported.


“Women with Gunpowder Earrings” crowned best at Cinema Verite

Iranian director Reza Farahmand’s “Women with Gunpowder Earrings” has been named best feature-length documentary in the international competition of the  11th Cinema Verite festival.


Russia’s Exiar to fund €3b rail project with Iran

Russian Agency for Export Credit and Investment Insurance (EXIAR) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways   (known as RAI) to provide €3 billion finance on the joint manufacturing of railway wagons and locomotives.


Khwarizmi Youth Award declares winners

The 19th Khwarizmi Youth Award declared its winners on Monday in a ceremony held at the National Library of Iran in Tehran.


Defense chief: Iran needs to examine missile parts displayed by U.S.

Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday that Iran should be given a piece of the missile fired last month at an airport in Riyadh by Yemeni Houthi rebels to do its own investigation.

Larijani: Israel is ‘evil’

Denouncing Israel as a “bureaucratic evil” in the Middle East, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday that the fate of Palestine cannot be separated from the  fate of all Muslim countries.


Rouhani urges tighter border control in drug fight

President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that patrols in border areas should be increased to counter drug trafficking.


Zarif: Iran seeking interests in a stable, prosperous Mideast

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Iran is seeking its interests in a “powerful”, “prosperous” and “stable” Middle East.


Iran condemns air raid on Yemeni wedding ceremony

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned on Sunday Saudi airstrike on a wedding ceremony in Yemen which left over 10 people killed.