Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 14-12-2019

Iran Daily


Saudi Arabia seeks to ease tensions with Iran

Saudi Arabia is quietly trying to mend fences with Iran and other regional rivals as officials in the kingdom have grown more worried about the risks conflict poses to its oil-dependent economy.


Iraq’s top Shia cleric calls for gun controls

Iraq’s top Shia Muslim cleric on Friday condemned recent killings of anti-government protesters and urged full state control over the use of weapons in the country following one particular deadly attack by masked gunmen in Baghdad.


Johnson vows to get Brexit done after big election win

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson proclaimed a political “earthquake” Friday after his thumping election victory cleared Britain’s way to finally leave the European Union after years of damaging deadlock over Brexit.


New sanctions to ban humanitarian trade with Iran: US Treasury

The US Treasury Department has stressed that Washington’s newly announced sanctions targeting Iran’s air and maritime transport industries will lead to the restriction of trade related to humanitarian goods.



Iran, Qatar Navy commanders meet in Doha

Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi in a meeting with his Qatari counterpart invited the Arab country’s navy to attend an upcoming maritime exercise of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) as observer.


US drops charges against two more scientists after Iran prisoner swap

US authorities have dropped charges against two researchers accused of attempting to export chemicals to Iran in violation of trade sanctions. The decision follows a prisoner swap in which the United States freed a third researcher who was charged alongside them – and imprisoned.


Iran censures German FM’s ‘irresponsible, interventionist’ remarks over riots

Iran condemned German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass’s remarks concerning the recent riots in the Islamic Republic following a decision to increase gasoline prices as “irresponsible and interventionist.


Tehran Times


Diplomat says BBC Persian is a partner in economic terrorism

Iran’s Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad said in a tweet on Thursday that the BBC Persian is a partner in economic terrorism against Iran.


German FM’s anti-Iran remarks irresponsible, unfair: spokesman

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi on Thursday censured German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass’s remarks about the recent protests in Iran, calling his statements unfair and irresponsible which are aimed at misleading public opinion about Belin’s indifference towards economic terrorism against Tehran.


General: Friendship is Iran’s message to neighbors

Brigadier General Ghadir Nezami, head of the international and diplomatic affairs of the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, said on Thursday that “friendship” and “brotherhood” are
Iran’s message to neighboring countries.


Abdelmadjid Tebboune elected Algerian president

Former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune  was elected Algeria’s new president after a vote the authorities hope will end months of turmoil, but demonstrators who toppled his predecessor Abdelaziz Bouteflika vowed that their movement would not stop.


After election victory, Boris Johnson promises January 31 Brexit

After his sweeping election win, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain would leave the European Union on January 31.


Beiranvand selling Portugal match worn shirt to raise cash for charity

Iran national football team goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand has auctioned off his World Cup match-worn shirt to raise funds for earthquake victims.


Iran calls for equitable geographical representation in CCPCJ

Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, has called for equitable geographical representation in the coming formal meetings of the United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.


Kuwait calls for lift of sanctions on Iran

Mansour Al-Otaibi, Kuwait’s ambassador to the UN, has called for removal of sanctions on Iran.


Mousavi to Macron: Iran is an independent nation, we don’t need advice

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday that his country will not tolerate any interference in its internal affairs, rejecting the French presidents’ call for an immediate release of two detainees who are in Iran’s custody for security reasons.