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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 12-1-2019

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Iraq to proceed with oil exploration with Iran
Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer al-Ghadhban said Iraq and Iran were jointly exploring two oilfields shared by the two countries, despite US efforts to isolate Iran from global oil markets.

South Korea to resume Iran oil imports soon

South Korean oil buyers are expected to restart Iranian oil imports in late January or early February, the head of South Korea’s SK Innovation, which owns South Korea’s biggest oil refiner SK Energy, said.

Syria withdrawal has begun

The US-led coalition in Syria has begun withdrawing its troops, a spokesman said Friday, less than a month after US President Donald Trump made his shock announcement.

Trump threatens to declare national emergency over border wall fight

President Donald Trump again threatened to declare a national emergency along the border with Mexico as he sought funding for a wall he says will keep out dangerous immigrants – his latest jab in a fight with Democrats in Congress that has now shut down parts of the government for a record-tying 21 days.

Iran to send satellites into orbit soon

Iran will put two satellites into orbit in coming weeks using domestically made missiles, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday.
“In the coming weeks, we will put two satellites into space using our Iranian-made missiles,” Rouhani said without giving further details about the satellites.

Trump threatens to declare national emergency over border wall fight

President Donald Trump again threatened to declare a national emergency along the border with Mexico as he sought funding for a wall he says will keep out dangerous immigrants – his latest jab in a fight with Democrats in Congress that has now shut down parts of the government for a record-tying 21 days.

Mogherini: Europe working on tools to reassure legitimate business with Iran

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that European Union is working on tools that will reassure economic actors pursuing legitimate business with Iran.

Zarif says wherever US goes, chaos follows

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted to recent claims by his American counterpart in Egypt, saying that wherever US interferes, chaos follows.

Iran holds military drills in Isfahan

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) launched the final day of its massive military drills in the central province of Isfahan on Friday, targeting various positions with domestically made missiles and smart bombs.

Tehran Times

Rouhani promises space rocket launches in weeks
President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that domestically-manufactured rockets will carry two new satellites into orbit in the coming weeks.

Iran, Iraq stress expansion of energy ties
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and his Iraqi counterpart Thamir Ghadhban met on Thursday to discuss expansion of bilateral ties in energy sector.

US: Syria withdrawal has begun; Russia doubtful

The United States says it has begun the process of withdrawing from Syria but Russia cast doubt on the claim on Friday, saying it thinks Washington wants to stay in the country.

Jaberi Ansari discusses Syria with Russian military, diplomatic officials

Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior advisor to the Iranian foreign minister for political affairs, held meetings with a number of Russian officials in Moscow on Thursday, discussing the latest developments surrounding Syria.

The first attack of the 2019 anti-aggressor drones

As UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths continues Track II efforts to lay the foundation for peace-building in Yemen, the Yemeni army and popular committees report the attack on the cease-fire by the invader. Fighting broke out in Al-Hudaydah and other fronts in Yemen a day after the ceasefire agreement, and the Yemeni army and popular committees repelled successive raids of mercenaries and invaders.

A clear signal for the German chancellor

It’s a difficult time for the Chancellor of Germany! She had to pass the power inside the Christian Democrat Party to her rival, Kramp-Karenbauer. In a conference, Karenbauer rejected claims that she was the “mini Merkel”.

Iran holds aerial drill, tests Qassed smart bombs

Iran held a massive aerial drill in central province of Isfahan on Friday, targeting various positions with domestically made missiles and smart bombs.

Iran urges Netherlands to protect diplomats’ security after attack by Al-Ahvaziya group

Iran’s ambassador to The Hague has called on high-ranking Dutch officials to preserve the security of Iranian diplomats and Tehran’s embassy in the European country after Iran’s embassy building came under attack on Wednesday.

Iranian defense minister attends Maduro inauguration

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami attended the inauguration ceremony for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Thursday.

Aboutorabi Fard urges monetary policy changes

Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi Fard, the interim Friday prayer leader of Tehran, said that the monetary policies should be reformed to curb the inflation.

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