Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 29-12-2018

Iran Daily

Iraq seeks further energy ties with Iran: President
Iraqi President Barham Ahmed Salih called for further expansion of cooperation with Iran in all areas, particularly electricity and water, noting that stronger ties will contribute to peace and stability in the region.

Syrian Army enters Manbij in new alliance with Kurds
Syrian troops deployed in support of Kurdish forces in a strategic northern city on Friday, in a shift of alliances hastened by last week’s announcement of a US military withdrawal.

Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he’ll seal border
President Donald Trump threatened Friday to seal off the US-Mexico border “entirely” if Congress does not approve billions of dollars in funding for a wall.

Saudi king orders major reshuffle to improve image
Saudi Arabia’s king put a veteran former finance minister in charge of foreign affairs on Thursday, aiming to improve the kingdom’s image after the crisis caused by the killing of a journalist and greater scrutiny of the Yemen war.

Iran: Trump secret visit disrespect to Iraq sovereignty
“It was the vigilant nations of the region – not the greedy US and its staunch support of terrorism – which managed to uproot terrorist groups created, equipped and financed by the US and the Zionists,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Moscow: Syria summit to be held in Russia in 2019
The leaders of the Astana trio (Russia, Turkey and Iran) will meet in Russia at the beginning of 2019, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told reporters on Friday.

Minister: Turkey expects US to extend Iran sanctions waiver
Turkey expects the US to extend its sanctions waiver on importing Iranian oil, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said.

 

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Iran, Iraq ink MOU on energy cooperation
Iran and Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation in energy sector, IRNA reported on Thursday.

Trump’s sneaky visit to Iraq disrespect for national sovereignty: Tehran
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Friday lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for his unannounced and secret trip Iraq, describing it as an undiplomatic move that demonstrated disrespect for Iraq’s national sovereignty.

Trump’s Iraq visit unites Iraqi MPs against presence of U.S. forces
The United States President Donald Trump’s unannounced visit to Iraq has sparked a wave of condemnations from the country’s political and military leaders, with some of them demanding the expulsion of American forces.

Innovative and cheap warfare against the Zionists is working
Zionist military commanders have lately acknowledged the security problems it faces in the West Bank and in particular Gaza Strip.

Symbol of religious unity: In blessed memory of Jesus Christ
In the name of Allah who states “Certainly, you will find the most violent of people in enmity for those who believe (to be) the Jews and those who are polytheists, and you will certainly find the nearest in friendship to those who believe (to be) those who say: we are Christians; this is because there are priests and monks among them and because they do not behave proudly” Q5:82.

Iranian military advisers have left Iraq, ambassador insists
Iraj Masjedi, the Iranian ambassador to Baghdad, repeated on Friday that all Iranian military advisers left Iraq after Daesh was defeated.

Ex-diplomat calls U.S. military presence in Syria a failure
Hossein Sheikholeslam, a former Iranian ambassador to Damascus, has said the U.S. military presence in Syria was a failure and called Washington’s move in removing forces from Syria a “wise” act.

U.S. does not dare to consider military option against Iran: IRGC chief
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Thursday that Iran has reached a degree of power that the U.S. does not dare to consider military option against it.

Pentagon admits Iran’s key role in restoring calm to Afghanistan
The Pentagon has acknowledged Iran’s key role in restoring peace and stability to the war-torn Afghanistan, backtracking on Washington’s earlier claims that Tehran supports the local Taliban militant group.

Ex-diplomat calls U.S. military presence in Syria a failure
Hossein Sheikholeslam, a former Iranian ambassador to Damascus, has said the U.S. military presence in Syria was a failure and called Washington’s move in removing forces from Syria a “wise” act.
U.S. does not dare to consider military option against Iran: IRGC chief
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Thursday that Iran has reached a degree of power that the U.S. does not dare to consider military option against it.
Pentagon admits Iran’s key role in restoring calm to Afghanistan
The Pentagon has acknowledged Iran’s key role in restoring peace and stability to the war-torn Afghanistan, backtracking on Washington’s earlier claims that Tehran supports the local Taliban militant group.