Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 18-12-2019

Iran Daily


Rouhani ahead of Asia tour: US sanctions unsustainable as world favors ties with Iran

Prior to his momentous trip to Asia, President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that the United States’ “cruel and unlawful” sanctions against Iran will not be sustainable as world nations seek to foster friendly relations with the Islamic Republic.


Strikes, protests as French unions seek momentum to halt pension reform

French trade unions crippled transport, shut schools and brought demonstrators into the streets on Tuesday in a redoubled effort to force President Emmanuel Macron to ditch a planned pension reform by Christmas.


Ex-Pakistan leader Musharraf sentenced to death in treason case

A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced the country’s former president Gen. Pervez Musharraf to death in a treason case related to the state of emergency he imposed in 2007 while in power, officials said.


Heavy downpours deluge cities in southwestern Iran

Heavy rains inundated streets of cities across Iran’s southwestern Province of Khuzestan, forcing closures of schools, universities and government offices.


Senior Iran, China security officials discuss counterterrorism

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani and Chinese Minister of State Security Chen Wenqing held talks on a range of issues, including ways to combat terrorism in the Middle East.


Iran nuclear official, French envoy discuss JCPOA

Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi and French Ambassador to Tehran Philippe Thiebaud exchanged views on a host of issues, including the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).


Tehran Times


‘Boosting domestic production a must, even after sanctions’

Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Reza Rahmani said developing the country’s domestic  production must be seriously pursued whether the country is under sanctions or not, Shata reported.


Regional security meeting to kick off in Tehran today

Iran and six more key countries are set to hold the second session of Regional Security Dialogue in Tehran today.


New leaks: Trump’s Palestine deal seeks shared al-Quds, Saudi role

A Lebanese TV network has published what it reported to be a draft of U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial deal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which
envisages the establishment of a “new Palestine,” with occupied Jerusalem al-Quds remaining under mostly Israeli control and Saudi Arabia replacing Jordan as the
custodian of the al-Aqsa Mosque.


Malaysia to host major summit of Muslim leaders

Malaysia will this week host a summit of Muslim leaders billed as a forum to look at the Islamic world’s problems, but it will be closely watched for Middle East power plays and their stance on China’s Uighur minority.


Iranian top researchers, technologists honored

Twenty-three top researchers and technologists were honored at the 20th Exhibition of Research and Technological Achievements which opened in Tehran on Tuesday, ISNA news agency reported.


Countries seek to have close ties with Iran: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that despite pressure by America countries around the world are seeking to establish close relationship with Iran.


Spread of terrorism is biggest challenge to Afghanistan: Shamkhani

Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), said on Tuesday that spread of terrorism is the biggest challenge to Afghanistan.


Private sector playing pivotal role in countering economic war: Jahangiri

Es’haq Jahangiri, the first vice-president, said on Tuesday that the private sector has been assisting the government in confronting the U.S. economic war against Iran.


MP sees no way for talks unless U.S. returns to JCPOA

There  is no possibility for resumption of talks between Tehran and Washington unless the U.S. returns to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), MP Seyed Hossein NaqaviHossein said on Tuesday.