Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 11-12-2019

Iran Daily


Iran’s eight-month non-oil exports hit $27b

Iran’s customs office announced on Tuesday that the country’s non-oil exports had a 16 percent increase in terms of weight in the past eight months compared with the corresponding period last year, showing a steady rise in resistance against the US economic sanctions.


Two Algerian ex-PMs get heavy jail terms in graft trial

An Algerian court sentenced two former prime ministers to long prison terms Tuesday in the first of a string of high-profile corruption trials launched after former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests in April.


Russia, Ukraine leaders agree to exchange prisoners in first talks

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine agreed on Tuesday to exchange all remaining prisoners from the conflict in east Ukraine by the end of the year, but left thorny questions about the region’s status for future talks.


As Suu Kyi looks on, Gambia details mass rapes, killings in Myanmar

Gambia’s legal team described mass rapes, the burning of families in their homes and killing of dozens of Muslim Rohingya children with knives as it set out its genocide case against Myanmar at the UN’s International Court of Justice on Tuesday.


Iran dismisses EU foreign policy chief’s human rights allegations

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson slammed as biased and wrong a statement issued by the new High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, that alleges violations of human rights during the recent unrest in Iran.


Iran, Pakistan keen on boosting naval cooperation: Rear admiral

Iran’s Navy commander said the Islamic Republic and Pakistan, the two neighboring countries that share both land and sea borders, seek to enhance naval cooperation.


Tehran Times


Iran exports $27b of non-oil products in 8 months

Iran exported $27 billion of non-oil commodities during the eightmonth period from March 21 to November 23, IRIB reported on Tuesday citing the data released by Islamic Republic of Iran
Customs Administration (IRICA).


Foreign tour operators, travel marketers astonished by safe, modern Iran

International tour operators and travel marketers, who have recently made a familiarization tour across Iran, are astonished by seeing a country that is far more safe and modern than that they previously thought.


Qatari emir turns down Saudi invitation to join PGCC summit in Riyadh

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has turned down an invitation by Saudi Arabia to attend the annual meeting of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) in Riyadh.


U.S. Democrats to impeach Trump on abuse of power, obstruction of Congress probe

Democrats announced formal charges against President Donald Trump Tuesday that accuse him of abusing power and obstructing Congress, making him only the third U.S. president in history to face impeachment.


Greece says Libya-Turkish deal invalid, in bad faith

Greece has lodged objections to the United Nations over an accord between Libya and Turkey mapping out maritime boundaries as a violation of international law, a Greek government
spokesman said Tuesday.


Para shooters train for World Shooting

Iranian shooters are training for the 2019 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Al Ain, Dubai.


Mousavi: EU adopting instrumental approach toward human rights

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday that the European Union is making a political and instrumental use of human rights, noting such an approach is intended to isolate sovereign states.

Rouhani may visit Japan on December 19: Reuters

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may visit Japan on Dec. 19 for talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Reuters reported on Tuesday.


‘Iran spares no effort in helping Iraqis’

Mohammad Mehdi Boroumandi, deputy chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Monday that Iran spares no effort in helping the Iraqi people.


EU chief urges united stance to preserve nuclear deal

Josep Borrell, the new EU foreign policy chief, said on Monday that the signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, should adopt a united stance to preserve the deal.


Deputy FM: Europeans will not activate JCPOA trigger mechanism for now

Iran’s deputy foreign minister for political affairs says despite their recent threat to activate the trigger mechanism envisaged in the nuclear accord with Iran, the European signatories to the deal will not do so for the time being.