Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 23-12-2017

Iran Daily

UN denounces US decision on Beit-ul-Moqaddas
The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to denounce US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Beit-ul-Moqaddas as Israel’s capital, largely ignoring Trump’s threats to cut off aid to any country that went against him.

Putin slams ‘aggressive’ new US security strategy
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday described the new defense strategy unveiled by US counterpart Donald Trump as “aggressive,” saying Moscow would take that into account in its own actions.

Catalan separatists deal blow to Madrid
With their leaders in exile or jail, Catalan separatists scrambled Friday to reap the benefits of defeating Spain’s central government in a divisive regional election.

Iran: JCPOA, sovereignty-related issues not negotiable
Iran said the door for diplomatic dialogue with the United States is still open, but the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and other sovereignty-related issues are not negotiable.

5.2-magnitude quake in SE Iran injures at least 23
Iranians these days are filled with worry as the country has experienced several earthquakes in recent weeks, the latest in southeastern Iran, which injured 23 people on Thursday.

UNGA approves Iran-drafted resolutions on dust storms, fighting terrorism
Iran’s proposed resolution titled, “Combating Dust Storms,” was approved unanimously at the second committee of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

Judiciary rejects reports on upcoming release of Zaghari
The head of the Tehran Judiciary Office rejected British media reports that Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari – now serving time in Iran for sedition – might be released in a swap deal.

Iran blasts Bahrain for downplaying Palestine issue
Iran’s Foreign Ministry hammered Bahrain’s top diplomat for describing international concerns about Palestine as a “side issue”, saying such unwise remarks reveal the Bahraini government’s failure to realize the world’s simplest issues.


Tehran Times

Iran’s exports to EU up 122% in Oct.
Iran’s exports to Europe grew 122 percent in October, in comparison with the same month in 2016, European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat reported.

Peace brokers agree on prisoner exchange in Syria
Iran, Russia, and Turkey, as the guarantors that brokered a cease-fire in Syria in December 2016, agreed on the release of detainees and captives, exchange of corpses, and mine cleaning in historical
sites, according to diplomatic sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Put up with earthquakes and do the spadework
The earthquakes across Iran over the past 40 days, particularly the most recent one in the capital Tehran, have fueled widespread, well-founded fear amongst people alike.

Russia tells U.S. military to get out of Syria
Russia ramped up its calls for the United States military to depart from Syria on Thursday, contending it has no substantial reasons to be in the country and its presence there “must end.”

Farouq a hub of pomegranate in southern Iran
A farmer shows off pomegranates she has picked from a garden on the outskirts of the city of Farouq, southern Fars province.

Bahrain’s position on Palestine ‘disgraceful’, Iran says
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Friday that Palestine will remain a priority for the world of Islam until its full liberation.

‘Iran has right to strike back if U.S. fails to lift sanctions’
Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, has said that Iran has the right to strike back if the U.S. is not going to suspend the sanctions.

Trump’s decision on al-Quds ends in defeat: diplomat
Iranian Ambassador to the UN Gholamali Khoshroo said on Thursday that the U.S. decision to relocate its embassy to al-Quds (Jerusalem) has been defeated.

Tehran urges dialogue to confront violent extremism
Iranian Ambassador to the UN Gholamali Khoshroo said on Wednesday that dialogue, moderation and tolerance are the most effective antidotes to violent extremism, urging the international community to provide effective measures to fight extremism.