Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 1-1-2019

Iran Daily

Rouhani congratulates world leaders, Iranian Christians on New Year
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani sent separate congratulatory messages to world leaders and Iranian Christians on the occasion of the New Year 2019.

Iran says holds talks with Taliban in Tehran
Iran said Monday that the Afghan Taliban have visited Tehran for a second round of peace talks in just a few days aimed at bringing an end to 17 years of conflict.

Leader: Arrogant powers can never stop Iran support for Palestine
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Monday Iran will never back away from supporting Palestine despite the heavy pressure from the world’s arrogant powers.

Iraq sentenced 616 foreigners for Daesh links in 2018
Iraq sentenced more than 600 foreigners in 2018 for belonging to the Daesh terror group, the Judiciary said on Monday.

Bangladesh PM rejects complaints of rigging after landslide win
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday rejected opposition complaints of vote rigging and said people had gone to the polls enthusiastically in a largely peacefully general election that her ruling alliance swept with a landslide.

Iran rejects reports of EU conditions for establishing SPV
Iran’s Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Bahram Qassemi dismissed as “substantially false” reports that the European Union has set conditions for establishing a special payment channel that is supposed to secure its trade commitments under the 2015 nuclear with Tehran.

Iran arrests 11 over stealing $400m earmarked for imports
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said on Monday it has arrested 11 “economic disruptors” who misappropriated some $400 million earmarked for essential goods and smuggled the money out of the country.

Baqeri warns enemies of consequences of their actions in Persian Gulf
Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri warned Iran’s regional enemies of consequences of their actions in the Persian Gulf.

Tehran Times

Iran, Syria explore facilitation of bilateral banking transactions
In a meeting between Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati and Syrian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samer al-Khalil in Tehran on Monday, the two sides investigated the ways to facilitate banking transactions between Iran and Syria, CBI website published.

Iran held talks with Taliban in Tehran on Sunday
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced on Monday that Iranian diplomats held a meeting with a Taliban delegation in Tehran on Sunday, December 30.

Assad has decisively won war in Syria’
Leading British daily the Guardian says 2018 has endedon a note of triumph for the Syrian governmentamid the U.S.decision to withdraw troopsand arace among Arab states to restore ties with Damascus.

The lesson Iraqis gave the U.S. president;will Trump learn the lesson?
U.S. President Donald Trump’s unexpected visit to Iraq on Wednesday came with a decisive response from the entire country, an answer that Trump should learn from in setting up his policy towards Iraq.

Brexit: A global laughing stock
Brexit has long been a foggy point in the security, political, social, and economic equations in Britain and the United Europe.

Iraqi PM sheds light on Trump visitafter criticism
Iraq’sPrime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has given explanationson a sneak trip by U.S. President Donald Trump to a military base near Baghdad last week, which angered Iraqis.

Operation Karbala-4 was not a military deception: General Soleimani
General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC Quds Force, said on Monday that Operation Karbala-4 in late December 1986 during Iraq’s war against Iran was a main operation and not a “military deception”.

Palestinian govt. in Tel Aviv will be realized: Leader
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Monday that the Palestinian people will achieve “final victory” over Israel in the not-too-distant future.

IRGC plans to develop speed boats with stealth technology
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps announced on Monday that it plans to upgrade its speed boats in the Persian Gulf with radar-evading stealth technology and new missile launchers.

Iran plans to develop solar-powered airship in the next 10 years
Iran’s Space Transportation Research Center has presented a design project for an airship that is planned to be developed within the next 10 years.