Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 9-12-2019

Iran Daily


Fire at New Delhi factory kills dozens

A fire believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit engulfed a building in India’s capital on Sunday where handbags and other items were made by workers, killing at least 43 people.


Rouhani presents budget of ‘resistance’ in face of US sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday submitted Iran’s “budget of resistance” to the Parliament, a national budget plan to withstand US sanctions targeting the country’s vital oil sector, backed by a $5 billion Russian investment.


PM Johnson pledges transformative Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was nervous about his narrowing lead in opinion polls ahead of Thursday’s election but pledged to deliver a “transformative” Brexit that will allow lower immigration.


EU: Preserving Iran nuclear deal collective responsibility

European Union’s new foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has described preserving the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the official name for the Iran nuclear deal, as a “collective responsibility.


Araqchi: Georgia’s transit advantages good potential for further cooperation

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi described Georgia’s advantages in transit of energy and goods as a good potential for expansion of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.


US ‘cruel’ sanctions on Iran affecting rare disease patients: Official

The head of Iran’s Organ Transplant Management Center said the “cruel” sanctions imposed by the US against the Islamic Republic have negatively affected patients with rare diseases.


US jailers had told inmates I was a terrorist: Iranian scientist

Iranian stem cell scientist Dr. Masoud Soleimani, who returned home on Saturday after being released from a US prison, said his jail wardens had told other prisoners that he was a terrorist with a mission to carry out bombings in the United States.


Iran border guards seize 500kg of opium

Iranian border guards in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan managed to smash a major drug ring, capturing 500 kilograms of opium, commander of the provincial border police announced on Sunday.


Tehran Times


Prominent figures register for parliamentary polls

Saturday marked the seventh and last day that parliamentary hopefuls were able to enroll for the upcoming elections.


Kish to host Symposium of ECO Tourism Investment Opportunities

Iran’s southern Kish Island will host the Symposium of ECO Tourism Investment Opportunities on December 11-12.


Evidences prove Saudi involvement in delivering arms to terrorists in Syria

Another evidence has surfaced to reveal he involvement of the Saudi regime in buying and delivering weapons to the terrorist organizations in Syria.


No trains and no compromise as France faces a winter of discontent

With hardline unions threatening indefinite strikes over pension reforms, there is apprehension at the political perils facing Emmanuel Macron.


Pensacola shooting: FBI investigators search for attack motive

A Saudi airman accused of killing three people after opening fire in a Navy classroom appeared to have posted criticism of U.S. wars and quoted former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on social media hours before the shooting spree.


Press conference n the fourth anniversary of Zaria massacre

A press conference was held on Sunday in the memory of those who were killed in the Zaria massacre in which the protestors were demanding the release of Sheikh Zakzaky, the leader of the
Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).


Zarif says it is essential to cement Tehran-Muscat ties

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that it is essential for Tehran and Muscat to deepen economic ties.


Officials are arranging for Rouhani to visit Tokyo around December 20: Japan Times

In a report published by The Japan Times on Sunday, it is said that Japanese and Iranian officials are arranging for President Hassan Rouhani to visit Tokyo around December 20.


New EU chief diplomat: We have collective responsibility to preserve nuclear deal

Josep Borrell, the new EU foreign policy chief, has attached great importance to preserving the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, saying “collective responsibility” is needed to stop the deal from breaking apart.


IAEA’s Grossi reiterates he seeks to establish constructive relations with Iran

Rafael Grossi, the new director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has reiterated his aim to establish “constructive relationship” with Iran.


Reformist candidate vows to do her best for a strong Majlis

The secretary-general of the  women’s rights protection society said on Saturday that she and other reformist candidates will do their best to form a strong and effective Majlis.


Israeli FM threatens to target Tehran with ‘hundreds of Tomahawk missiles’

Hawkish Israeli foreign minister Israel Katz has threatened a military operation against Iran with the help of the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.