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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 19-12-2018

Iran Daily

 

Iran finds new oil, gas reserves, searches for more
Iran is currently scouring 60 percent of its total area for new oil and gas reserves, including in places which were deemed until recently the least likely to have hydrocarbon-bearing formations.

Zarif blasts Netanyahu over ‘offensive missiles’ rhetoric
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday blasted the Israeli prime minister for openly boasting of the regime’s “offensive missiles,” saying Benjamin Netanyahu was in no position to voice “concerns” about Iran’s defensive missile program.

Iran, Russia, Turkey agree on Syria constitutional body, call for talks
The foreign ministers of Iran, Russia and Turkey said on Tuesday that a new Syrian Constitutional Committee should convene early next year, kicking off a viable political peace process.

China will ‘never seek hegemony,’ Xi says in reform speech
China will never pursue hegemony, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday as the Communist Party marked 40 years of its historic “reform and opening up” policy amid a stern challenge from the United States.

Violence against journalists hits unprecedented levels: RSF
The murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi in a year when more than half of all journalists killed were targeted deliberately reflects a hatred of the media in many areas of society, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday.

President Rouhani due in Ankara today
The Iranian president is scheduled to leave Tehran for Ankara today to meet with his Turkish counterpart and attend the fifth round of Iran-Turkey high council of strategic cooperation.

Kuwait’s emir says keen on cooperation with Iran
Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah in a meeting with Iran’s new ambassador underlined his country’s interest in promoting cooperation with Tehran.

Three students die of burn injuries in SE Iran
Three students died of burn injuries after suffering above 90-percent burn in a fire incident at a private pre-primary and primary girls’ school in the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan on Tuesday.

Qassemi: Iran in talks with Pakistan to release border guards

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said talks with the Pakistani side is underway to release Iranian border guards abducted by the terrorists based in Pakistan.

Zaghari requests conditional release

Lawyer of Nazanin Zaghari, an Iranian-British citizen who has been sentenced to five years in prison and is currently serving her jail term, said her client has asked Tehran prosecutor’s office for conditional release.

 

Tehran Times

 

Spy services of neighbors have targeted Iranian security: Alavi
Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Tuesday that spy services of certain neighboring countries along with extra-regional countries are taking actions against security of Iran and provide “logistical support” for terrorist groups.

Tehran hosting high-level meeting on disaster information management
A high-level expert consultation meeting on disaster informa- tion management kicked off in Tehran on Tuesday, Mehr news agency reported.

Yemen’s Hudaydah calm as rival parties begin to observe truce
Fighting has subsided in Yemen’s Hudaydah, hours after a United Nations (UN)-brokered ceasefire between warring sides took effect in the flashpoint port city.

Iranian missiles: Hypocrisy and paradox
It is hard to know why Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, claimed, in a statement on December 5, that Iran’s testing of a medium-range missile on December 1 demonstrated that Iran’s missile-related activities “go beyond what can be justified for national defence”.

Giant puppets celebrate Intl. Storytelling Festival in Tehran
Giant puppets perform during a parade organized in downtown Tehran on December 17, 2018 to celebrate the opening of the 21st International Storytelling Festival.

Zarif censures Netanyahu for warmongering
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday censured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for openly boasting the regime’s “offensive missiles” after threatening Iran with annihilation with nuclear bombs.

Iran, Russia, Turkey agree on Syria constitutional body
The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey said on Tuesday that a new Syrian Constitutional Committee should convene early next year, kicking off a viable political peace process.

Spy services of neighbors have targeted Iranian security: Alavi
Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Tuesday that spy services of certain neighboring countries along with extra-regional countries are taking actions against security of Iran and provide “logistical support” for terrorist groups.

Rouhani due in Turkey to chair high council of strategic cooperation with Erdogan
President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to travel to Ankara on Wednes- day afternoon for talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Harvard-educated woman helping lead Iran’s sanctions fight
In Iran’s hierarchical political system, it is rare to see an outsider granted a senior position. That is why the Islamic republic’s newest weapon in its battle with U.S. president Donald Trump is so unusual.

Iran says Saudi coalition against Yemen had ‘unwarranted illusion’
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has said that the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen had a kind of ‘unwarranted illusion’.