Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 21-12-2019

Iran Daily


Rouhani urges Japan to help rein in US

President Hassan Rouhani on Friday called on Japan to help confront the United States’ bid to wreck the multinational deal on Iran’s nuclear program, as he met Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo in Tokyo.


UK lawmakers OK Johnson’s Brexit bill, pave way to exit EU

British lawmakers gave preliminary approval Friday to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill, clearing the way for the UK to leave the European Union next month.


Trump seeks rapid exoneration in Senate after impeachment

US President Donald Trump pressed his Republican allies Thursday to exert rigid control of his Senate trial and ensure a swift exoneration, a day after he was impeached in a historic rebuke by the House of Representatives.


Muslim world should fight US economic terrorism: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blasted the US for using sanctions and economic threats to impose its own will on other countries, saying Muslim nations should join hands to confront America’s “economic terrorism” by enhancing their banking ties and replacing the dollar in their transactions.


Iran slams Pompeo’s ‘propaganda show’

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi condemned recent remarks by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo against the Islamic Republic as a “propaganda show”, saying he does not fit for his office, according to Tasnim News Agency.


US sanctions aimed at collective punishment of Iranians: Envoy

The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations lambasted US sanctions against ordinary people as well as different sectors of the Iranian economy, including oil and banking, saying such restrictive measures were negatively affecting the daily lives of the general public.


Tehran Times


Malaysia accepts Iran’s cryptocurrency proposal

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has accepted Iran’s proposal on using cryptocurrency as an alternative to the United States’ dollar.


IRISL, RAI ink co-op MOU on transit of goods

Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and Iran’s Railways (known as RAI) signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation for transit of commodities, IRNA reported.


Lebanese president asks Hassan Diab to form government

Lebanese President Michel Aoun tasked former Education Minister Hassan Diab with forming the country’s next government after Hezbollah and its allies nominated him during long-awaited talks with members of parliament.


Iraq’s Sistani says early election only way out of crisis

Iraq’s top Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, said Friday that an early election was the only way out of the current unrest gripping the country and a new government should be formed soon.


Rouhani says Muslim world should get rid of dollar domination

President Hassan Rouhani suggested on Thursday that the Muslim world should take measures to put an end to domination of the U.S. dollar and financial regime.


High profile Rouhani-Abe meeting

President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday that he hopes Japan and other countries in the world will work hard to help preserve the 2015 nuclear agreement, officially known as the JCPOA.


India calls on JCPOA parties not to ignore Iran’s economic interests

The Indian deputy national security adviser said on Wednesday that Iran is entitled to benefit from the economic dividends of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), calling the JCPOA signatories not to ignore Tehran’s rights stipulated in the pact.