Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 20-12-2017

Iran Daily


Rouhani: US cannot cause collapse of nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the United States will not be able to kill the 2015 multinational nuclear deal, emphasizing that the landmark pact will remain in place.


Schools shut for fourth day in Tehran due to air pollution

Iran shut schools in the capital Tehran and some other major cities for the fourth consecutive day due to high levels of air pollution.


journalists killed globally in 2017: RSF 65

Sixty-five journalists and media workers were killed worldwide in 2017, according to annual figures published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday. Among them were 50 professional reporters, the lowest toll in 14 years. However, the downward trend is due at least in part to journalists giving up working in the world’s deadliest spots, AFP reported.


Saudi Arabia ‘intercepts’ Yemen missile targeting King Slaman’s residence

Saudi Arabia said it intercepted a missile Tuesday over Riyadh fired by Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement who said the target was the official residence of King Salman.


Macron: JCPOA basis of France-Iran cooperation

French President Emmanuel Macron said that the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1 group is considered as the basis of Paris-Tehran cooperation.


US veto of UN resolution on Beit-ul-Moqaddas sparks reactions

Reactions poured in on Monday after the United States vetoed a UN Security Council’s resolution calling for the annulment of President Donald Trump’s controversial bid to recognize Beit-ul-Moqaddas as Israel’s capital.


Iran summons Swiss envoy over US ‘baseless claims’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday summoned Swiss Ambassador in Tehran to protest the recent US “baseless, irresponsible and provocative” claims about Yemeni missiles.


Salehi: Only IAEA in charge of verifying Iran’s compliance with JCPOA

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) is the only official institution in charge of verifying Tehran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

Tehran Times


Yemeni forces ‘fire ballistic missile at Riyadh palace’

Yemen’s Ansarullah (Houthi) movement says its forces have fired a ballistic missile towards the official residence of the House of Saud regime King Salman in the  Saudi capital city, Riyadh, in retaliation for the regime’s deadly attacks, al-Masirah TV reported.


Rouhani says employment is civil right

In an address to a national summit on civil rights on Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underscored better employment as an instance of civil rights.


Russia slams U.S. ‘imperialist strategy’

Russia has censured the “imperialist character” of the United States national “security strategy,” recently laid out in a document by the U.S. President Donald  Trump, accusing Washington of sticking to an anachronistic “unipolar” mindset.


Charming beach where the desert meets the sea

Darak beach resort in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan is a captivating resort were the desert makes contact with the sea.


‘Water diplomacy’ essential for West Asia, Iran says

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that “water diplomacy” is the most important necessity in water-hungry West Asia and this should be dealt with as a “security” issue.


Trump cannot annul nuclear deal: President Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the U.S. has so far not been able to annul the 2015 nuclear deal and cannot do so in future.


Iran’s missile program to continue powerfully: Shamkhani

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani has said that Iran’s missile program cannot be weakened under foreign pressure,
noting the indigenous defense program will continue powerfully.


Iran decries U.S. veto of UN resolution on al-Quds

Iran has slammed Washington’s vetoing of a UN Security Council resolution aimed at voiding Donald Trump’s move to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital  of Israel.


Macron: Nuclear deal is basis for ties with Iran

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that the 2015 nuclear deal is the “basis of Paris-Tehran cooperation” and “unchangeable”.