Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 17-12-2019

Iran Daily


US sanctions amount to silent warfare, terrorism: Iran

The Iranian government spokesman on Monday denounced the United States sanctions against the Islamic Republic as “silent warfare” and a genocidal campaign of “terror”, following the US treasury secretary’s remarks which had described the Iran embargoes as some alternative for war.


Lebanon talks on new PM delayed again after violent weekend

The Lebanese president on Monday postponed talks on naming a new prime minister after security forces used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons against hundreds of protesters over the weekend.


Rouhani to make first state visit to Japan
President Hassan Rouhani will visit Japan later this week on his first trip as head of state in two decades during his Asian tour.
India protests rage over ‘anti-Muslim’ law

Fresh protests rocked India on Monday as anger grew over new citizenship legislation slammed as anti-Muslim, after six people died in the northeast and up to 200 were injured in New Delhi.


Russia hasn’t stopped cooperation in Fordo: Iran

Tehran said Russia has not retreated from cooperating with Iran at Fordo’s enrichment facility, rejecting claims that a recent halt in the Russian contribution has been prompted by US sanctions.


Qatar trusts in regional solution to Persian Gulf rifts: FM

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahaman Al Thani said Doha believes in regionally devised solutions to a rift between Iran and Persian Gulf Arab states.



Tehran Times


Amending constitution possible if Article 59 fails to solve problems

The spokesman for the Guardian Council said on Sunday that reviewing and amending the constitution is possible provided that the constitution itself, including its Article 59, could not help the country get rid of a probable problem.


EU chief diplomat: Iran has not violated JCPOA

Josep Borrell, the new EU foreign policy chief, has said Iran is moving within the framework of the JCPOA and has not violated it, IRNA reported on Monday. Borrell also said the 2015 nuclear
deal has benefits for Europe and efforts must be made to preserve it.


Iraq Abdul-Mahdi warns U.S. about weakening of the Iraqi government

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in a telephone conversation with the U.S. Secretary of Defense warned of weakening of the Iraqi government.


Protests in Hudaydah to condemn continued violations of ceasefire

Many districts of Al-Hudaydah province organized mass tribal stands to denounce the continuation of the violations of the ceasefire and their disavowal from the implementation of the Sweden Agreement and the continuation of the siege on the city of Duraihmi for more than a year.


Maritime culture, history on show at “Human and Sea” exhibit

An exhibition titled “Human and Sea” opened on Monday at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran, showcasing human interaction with the sea during the country’s history.


Iranian, Japanese officials’ visits show strength of relations: Araghchi

Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi said on Monday that visits to Tehran and Tokyo by the officials from Iran and Japan show the strength of relations between the two countries.


Deputy foreign minister says Iran’s dealings with INSTEX entering its final stage

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Monday that transactions within INSTEX barter mechanism is entering its final phase.


Impeachment motion against oil minister withdrawn: lawmaker

The Iranian parliament has withdrawn a motion to impeach Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh a month after he was accused of ignoring the will of the lawmakers before announcing a controversial fuel price hike.