Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 17-12-2018

Iran Daily

Qatar FM: US sanctions against Iran ‘not the way forward’

Qatar foreign minister said his country is not supporting the US unilateral sanctions against Iran and called on Washington to return to the historic 2015 Iran nuclear deal it abandoned in May.

Iran’s eight-month agro exports up
Iran has considerably increased exports of agricultural products in the eight months from March 21-November 22, announced a senior trade official.

North Korea slams US sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk
North Korea on Sunday condemned the US administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear-armed country, warning of a return to “exchanges of fire” and that disarming Pyongyang could be blocked forever.

Air strikes, clashes hit Yemen’s Hodeida despite cease-fire
Clashes shook Yemen’s flashpoint city of Hodeida Sunday after airstrikes and deadly fighting on the outskirts overnight despite a UN-brokered cease-fire between Houthis and Saudi-backed forces.

UN calls for ‘credible’ probe into Khashoggi murder
UN chief Antonio Guterres called Sunday for a “credible” probe into journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul.

Iran says ready for joint anti-terror operation after deadly attack in Pakistan
Iran says it is fully ready for joint anti-terror operations with neighboring Pakistan after terrorists killed six Pakistani troops in an ambush near their joint border on Friday.

Defense minister: Enemies lose hope in threatening Iran
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the enemies have become frustrated with the futility of threatening Iran with military action.

APDIM to open office in Tehran
The office of the Asian and Pacific Center for Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) will officially open in Tehran on December 19.

Rouhani congratulates Kazakhstan Independence Day

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani in a message on Sunday congratulated the 27th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence.

Conference on Peace and Security in West Asia opens in Tehran
A conference concerning security and peace in West Asia opened in Tehran today.

Qatar FM: US sanctions against Iran ‘not the way forward’
You can imagine our situation in Qatar. We are between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Both of them are rivals. Also Iran and the US and the US has a very strong relationship with Qatar and this puts us under uncomfortable situation.


Tehran Times

Forex market to stabilize: fin. min.
Iranian Finance Minister Farhad Dejpasand announced that domestic foreign currency exchange market is moving toward balance, real rates and stability, IRIB news reported on Sunday.

Iran lauds global awareness to Yemen disaster

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has praised global awareness about the calamities of the Saudi-led war on Yemen, expressing hope that it would help end the war in the country.

Hudaydah cease-fire starts Tuesday
Clashes shook Yemen’s flashpoint city of Hudaydah Sunday after airstrikes and deadly fighting on the outskirts overnight, residents said, despite a UN-brokered ceasefire between pro-government forces and rebels.

Theorizing religion in international relations not only feasible but essential: Prof.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, professor of politics and religious studies at Northwestern University, says “religion was never excluded from international affairs, but has assumed different forms and occupied difference spaces in different regimes of governance, some of which are described as secular.”

Hamas marks anniversary with parade of new missiles
Tens of thousands of Palestinians have attended a huge rally in the besieged Gaza Strip to mark the 31st anniversary of the establishment of the Hamas resistance movement.

Volunteers build houses for the underprivileged
Volunteers have built 19 houses for the underprivileged, orphaned children as well as people with disabilities in the Persian Gulf island of Hormuz, southern province of Hormozgan.

Iran can’t abandon boosting military power ‘even for a second’
Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Sunday that Iran cannot abandon boosting its military capabilities “even for a second” in view of threats against the country.

Zarif: Blame Saudi Arabia and US for regional instability
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rejected the label of the world’s top sponsor of terrorism ascribed to Iran by Saudi Arabia and the U.S.

Some overlook Trump’s possible downfall: senior analyst
A senior political analyst believes that some in Iran are mistaken to disregard the strong possibility of the U.S. president’s impeachment, while Trump is facing serious problems within America.

UK university tells Iranian student: Go home and get tuition fees in cash
Iranian university students in the UK are facing suspension from their courses because of U.S. President Donald Trump’s newly reimposed sanctions on the country.

Rouhani felicitates Kazakhstan on Independence Day
President Hassan Rouhani sent a message to his Kazakh counterpart to offer congratulations to him and the people of the country on that Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan, expressing hope that ties between the two countries further deepen.