Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 12-3-2019

Iran Daily

Trade ties in focus as Rouhani begins first Iraq visit

President Hassan Rouhani made his first official visit to Iraq, a trip aimed at solidifying strategic ties and bolster trade despite US efforts to keep the two neighbors apart.

After Ethiopia crash horror, some nations ground Boeing 737 planes

Aviation authorities in China, Indonesia and Ethiopia ordered airlines to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes Monday after one crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board.

Defiant judges, clerics pile pressure on Algeria’s Bouteflika

More than 1,000 judges said Monday they would refuse to oversee Algeria’s election if President Abdelaziz Bouteflika contests it, and clerics defied any state role in their work, in a double rebuff to an ailing leader fighting for his political survival. Bouteflika, who returned to Algeria on Sunday after medical treatment in Switzerland, has watched one long-time ally after another join mass demonstrations calling on him to step down, Reuters reported.

Leader awards General Soleimani with Iran’s highest military order

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei awarded Iran’s highest military order, the Order of Zulfaqar, to IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani.

New Judiciary chief vows to transform legal system

Iran’s new chief justice, Hojjatoleslam Ebrahim Raeisi, pledged a legal transformation to address the country’s changing priorities in the “second phase” of the Islamic Revolution.

Iran raps deadly Saudi attack on Yemeni civilians

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned the Saudi-led coalition for a recent attack that killed at least 21 Yemeni women and children, describing it as a “savage” attack.

President’s Syria visit likely: Envoy

Iran’s Ambassador to Syria Javad Torkabadi said President Hassan Rouhani may make an official visit to Damascus in the near future to hold talks with senior officials of the Arab country.

Tehran Times

‘One Belt One Road a proper ground for Iran-China all-out relations’

Iranian Finance and Eco-nomic Affairs Minister Farhad Dejpasand stressed that One Belt One Road Initiative lays the ground for the expansion of all-out relations between Iran and China.

Raeisi vows no tolerance for breach of law

Hojjatoleslam Ebrahim Raeisi, Iran’s new judiciary chief, said on Monday that no one at any position can violate law.

Fresh U.S.-led air raids kill dozens of civilians in Syria

Dozens of civilians, including women and children, have been killed after the U.S.-led coalition purportedly fighting theterrorist Takfiri Daesh groupcar-ried out a series of aerial assaults in Syria’s troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

What is not said about BREXIT!

The apparent confrontation be-tween the government and the British Parliament over how to leave the EU continues.

Battle lines drawn for India elections; Modi and Gandhi main challengers

Battle lines are drawn and countdown has virtually begun for the big-gest electoral showdown on the earth – the elections for India’s parliament – scheduled in April.

After Ethiopia crash horror, some nations ground Boeing 737 MAX 8s

China and Indonesia grounded their fleets of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 aircraft on Monday as wit-nesses recalled the terrifying spectacle of smoke and debris trailing from an Ethiopian Airlines plane before it crashed killing 157 people.

Tehran museum features decades of archaeological discoveries

Photo depicts centuries-old metal figurines in an exhibition at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran, March 11, 2019.

In bright daylight

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran made an official three-day visit to Iraq on Monday.

Rouhani’s trip to Iraq garners international media attention

President Hassan Rouhani’s 3-day trip to Iraq, which began on Monday, has drawn international media attention, with many outlets describing it an act of defiance of U.S. sanctions.

Iran strongly resisting against sanctions: MP

Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Chairman Hes-hmatollah Falahatpisheh said on Mon-day that Iran is strongly standing against sanctions imposed by the Donald Trump administration.

US afraid of close Iran-Iraq ties: analyst

Seyyed Reza Ghazvini Ghora-bi, an analyst, has said that the U.S. seeks to reduce interaction between Iran and Iraq, and that Wash-ington is afraid of the close ties between Tehran and Baghdad.

Iran-Iraq ties role model for regional co-op: diplomat

Iraj Masjedi, the Iranian ambassador to Baghdad, has said that Iran-Iraq relations can serve as a role model for cooperation between countries in the Middle East region.