Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 25-12-2017

Iran Daily

Iran felicitates Christians on Jesus Christ’s birth anniversary
Iran congratulates Christians across the world on the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (PBUH) on December 25.

Eight-month steel exports up 84%
Iranian steel producers exported 4.225 million tons of crude steel during March 21-November 21, which shows 84 percent of increase compared to corresponding figure of preceding year which was 2.294 million tons.

US judge lifts Trump ban on some refugees
A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living legally in the United States.

Iran urges intelligence sharing for countering terrorism
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani proposed to develop a mechanism between the national intelligence services of Afghanistan, Iran, China, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey to combat terrorism.

North Korea slams new UN sanctions as an ‘act of war’
North Korea slammed fresh UN sanctions imposed over its missile tests as an “act of war” on Sunday, its first response to the latest diplomatic move against its ever-accelerating weapons drive.

Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as death toll nears 200
Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety.

Iran felicitates Christians on Jesus Christ’s birth anniversary
Iran congratulates Christians across the world on the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (PBUH) on December 25.

MPs pass bill on recognition of Beit-ul-Moqaddas as Palestinian capital
Iranian lawmakers have approved a double-urgency bill that recognizes Beit-ul-Moqaddas (Jerusalem) as the permanent capital of the state of Palestine.

Speaker: New vistas emerge for Pakistan ties
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani hailed the ample opportunities available for closer cooperation with neighboring Pakistan, saying the complicated regional situation would necessitate the promotion of interaction.

Tehran Times


Larijani blames occupation, spy services for spread of terrorism
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that occupation of other countries’ land, extremism and intelligence services as chief reasons behind spread of terrorism in the region.

Iran’s crude steel exports up 84% in 8 months yr/yr
Iran exported 4.225 million tons of crude steel during the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-November 21), showing 84 percent growth from 2.294 million tons in the same period of time in the preceding year, according to Iran Steel Association.

Majlis to recognize al-Quds as Palestinian capital
The Iranian parliament on Sunday voted in favor of a double-urgency bill that recognizes al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the permanent capital of the state of Palestine.

Tough resolutions, epic statements inadequate for saving al-Quds: Maleki
Political analyst Sadegh Maleki told Jerusalem al-Quds will not be liberated merely by issuing resolutions and making harsh statements in absence of any practical measures against Trump’s decision.

Tehran traffic schemes: Does anyone think twice about air pollution?
Tehran Municipality has resumed talks over the past few days concentrating on altering traffic schemes to ease congestion and abating air pollutions.

A mountain village built on rooftops
Sar-e Aqa Seyyed is a village in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiyari province, western Iran.

France’s Le Drian expected in Iran in weeks
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has announced that French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will travel to Iran in early 2018.

Military chief: Iran’s security owed to ‘strategic deterrence’
Major General Mohammad Baqeri, chief of the Iranian armed forces, said on Sunday that Iran’s security comes from “strategic deterrence” which is “dynamic”.

Yemenis using own weapons: Iranian MP
MP Hossein Naqavi Hosseini has said that Iran has not provided Yemen with missiles, adding that Yemenis use their own weapons against Saudi Arabia.

Tehran dismisses Bahraini FM’s remarks as ‘too petty’
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Saturday condemned the Bahraini foreign minister’s “petty” remarks against the Islamic Republic, saying Iran is the cradle of ancient and glorious history and civilization.

Judiciary: No decision yet on Nazanin Zaghari, Kamal Foroughi
Iran’s Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Eje’i announced on Sunday that no decision has yet been made to swap the two Iranian-British inmates, Nazanin Zaghari and Kamal Foroughi, convicted in the country for espionage charges, with Iranian prisoners jailed in Britain.