Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 22-12-2019

Iran Daily


ICC to probe ‘war crimes’ in Palestinian territories

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said Friday she wanted to open a full investigation into “war crimes” in the Palestinian territories, sparking a furious reaction from Israel and condemnation from the United States.


PM Mahathir: Muslim nations pondering gold, barter against sanctions

Iran, Malaysia, Turkey and Qatar are considering trading among themselves in gold and via barter trade as a hedge against any future economic sanctions on them, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Saturday.


India protests rage on as death toll rises to 21

Thousands of people joined fresh rallies against a contentious anti-Muslim law in India on Saturday, with 21 killed so far in this month’s unrest.


Iran, Japan to continue consultations: Deputy FM

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi described recent talks between Tehran and Tokyo as “heavy and intensive” and said consultations will continue.


Indian FM due in Iran today

India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is scheduled to arrive in Tehran today for a two-day visit.


Air quality unhealthy in six major Iranian cities

Head of Air Pollution Monitoring Group of Iran’s Department of the Environment Shahram Sepehrnia said on Saturday that air pollution in the country’s six cities has exceeded the maximum level.


Tehran Times


Copper cathode output to rise 100,000 tons in 3 months

Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Reza Rahmani inaugurated a plant and a processing unit in Sungun Copper Complex in East AzarbaijanProvince on Saturday, Shata reported.


Iran elected member of IFSW’s UN Commission

Iran has been elected as a member of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) UN Commission, IRNA reported, quoting Hassan Mousavi Chelak, the head of the Iranian association of social workers.


Muslim nations consider gold dinar to beat sanctions

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Iran, Malaysia, Turkey and Qatar are considering using the gold dinar and barter trade as a way of protecting themselves against any future economic sanctions.


World Wrestling Clubs Cup held in Iran

The 2019 World Wrestling Clubs Cup was held in Bojnurd, in North Khorasan Province in northeastern Iran.


Judiciary chief bans arresting suspects to gather evidence

Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi said on Saturday that it is banned to arrest suspects in order to gather evidence.


Implementing JCPOA ‘only correct, effective’ way to solve Iran nuclear issue: China envoy

China’s permanent representative to the United Nations says the implementation of a nuclear deal signed between Iran and major world powers in 2015 is the “only correct and effective” way to handle the current circumstances.


Doors are open to Japanese companies to invest in Iran: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underscored on Saturday that his country considers no restriction for the Japanese staterun or private sectors to invest in Iran’s large economic projects.


Iran equips choppers with modern night vision system

The commander of theArmy Airborne announced on Saturday that Iran’s military helicopters have  been equipped with night vision system, noting few countries enjoy such technology.


Iran, Japan to continue close consultations on key issues: Araqchi

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi announced on Saturday that Tehran and Tokyo are resolved to continue their consultations over key international and regional issues
more closely than ever.


Iran has continued to progress despite sanctions: Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday that Iran has continued to progress and develop despite sanctions.


Civil Defense Organization warns of plots by enemies to access infrastructure data

Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization on Saturday warned engineering-technical institutions to be vigilant in the face of plots by the enemies to access infrastructure date, vowing that his organization will do its best to thwart such hostile acts.


Iran’s destroyers to be armed with vertical launch missiles

Marine Industries Organization chief Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari has said that the Iranian Navy’s destroyers will be armed with cruise missiles able to be launched vertically.