Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 27-12-2017

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Iranian banks, Russia’s Eximbank sign finance deal
Four Iranian banks signed an ‘unlimited finance deal’ with Russia’s Eximbank in Moscow on Tuesday.

Iran: UN snub shows US influence waning
A senior Iranian official hailed a recent UN resolution on Beit-ul-Moqaddas, saying its approval showed a decline in US influence on the international stage.

Liberia votes as soccer star, VP vying for presidency
Liberians went to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa’s first female head of state.

Germany: Brexit deal could be template for EU ties to Ukraine, Turkey
An EU agreement with Britain on relations after Brexit could serve as a model for ties with other countries that want to be as close as possible to the bloc but are not yet ready to join, such as Ukraine and Turkey, Germany’s foreign minister said.

Clashes in Peru as thousands protest ex-president Fujimori pardon
Peruvian police fired tear gas and clashed with protesters marching against the pardon of ailing ex-president Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses.

Followers of divine religions enjoy legal freedom in Iran
At present, the followers of divine religions enjoy complete freedom in Iran within the framework of the country’s Constitution, said the Armenian archbishop in Tehran.

Why Iran abstained from voting on Myanmar resolution?
The office of the Permanent representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to New York explained the reason for Iran’s abstention from voting on the resolution against Myanmar.

Minister: Iran will never stop boosting defense power
Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the Islamic Republic will boost its military prowess with full strength and without any halt.

Over 1,500 aftershocks registered following Kermanshah quake
Over 1,500 aftershocks have been registered following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake which hit a town in western province of Kermanshah on November 12, a local official said.

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Russia’s Eximbank inks unlimited finance deal with Iran
Eximbank of Russia signed a deal on Tuesday with four Iranian banks in order to provide them with unlimited funds to implement projects in Iran.

Velayati: UN resolution exposed U.S. isolation
Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has hailed a recent UN resolution on alQuds (Jerusalem), saying its approval demonstrated Washington’s isolation in the international community.

Russia establishing permanent presence at its Syrian bases
Russia has started establishing a permanent military presence at naval and air bases in Syria, the defense minister said on Tuesday as parliament ratified a deal with Damascus to cement Russian presence in the country, the RIA news agency reported.

From political deadlock in Germany to security crisis in Europe
While the outcome of the two Christian Democrats and Social Democrats’ negotiations for a major coalition in Berlin is still unclear, the leader of the German Liberal Democratic Party, in controversial statements, has again essentially questioned the presence of Angela Merkel at the top of the country’s governing equations.

Tehran, the city that we love*
Unsteady earth and grey sky is making many people living in Tehran to spend heavy days.

On the occasion of 2003 Bam earthquake
Fourteen years after a deadly quake hit the city of Bam in the southeastern province of Kerman once again deep-seated fear of devastating quakes has gripped people all over the country.

Iran infiltrated ISIS: Rezaee
Mohsen Rezaee, secretary of the Expediency Council, on Tuesday lauded Iran’s intelligence service, saying when ISIS-related documents are released, the world would come to realize that Iranian
intelligence forces had infiltrated the terrorist group prior to its collapse.

Lavrov: Anti-JCPOA moves send wrong signal to North Korea
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned on Tuesday that U.S. measures against the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – the official name for the nuclear agreement between Iran and great powers – is sending a destructive message to North Korea which is caught in a fierce nuclear dispute
with the United States.

French FM to visit Iran on January 6
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is going to visit Iran on January 6 to discuss regional matters with Iranian officials.

Interior Ministry rules out link between HAARP, Iran earthquakes
Deputy Interior Minister for Security and Law Enforcement Mohammad Hossein Zolfaqari has ruled out a link between repeated earthquakes in Iran and the HAARP project, saying the claim lacks scientific basis.

Iran key player in establishing regional security: Pakistani MP
A member of the Pakistani Senate’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs strongly believes that Iran is a key player in establishing regional security and fighting terrorism.