Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 23-12-2019

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Iran, India laud ‘unbreakable’ ties, to speed up Chabahar development

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday hailed as “unbreakable” relations with New Delhi during his meeting with India’s visiting top diplomat Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Tehran.


North Korean leader holds party meeting to bolster military

North Korea said Sunday leader Kim Jong-un has convened a key ruling party meeting to decide on steps to bolster the country’s military capability.


Erdogan says Turkey will increase military support to Libya if necessary

Turkey will increase its military support to the internationally recognized government of Libya if necessary and will evaluate ground, air and marine options, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, after the two signed a military cooperation accord last month.


Afghan president wins second term in early vote count

Afghanistan’s election commission said President Ashraf Ghani has won a second term, earning 50.64% of a preliminary vote count announced Sunday, but his opponents can still challenge the results.


Iran says will further reduce JCPOA pledges if demands unmet

Iran’s Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) said if the European countries fail to meet their obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal, Tehran will go ahead with the fifth step in cutting down on its commitments to the agreement the United States ditched May last year.


Religious minority MPs blast UN rights resolution against Iran

Religious minority lawmakers at the Iranian Parliament condemned a UN human rights resolution against Tehran, calling it a conspiracy hatched by the United States, Israel, and their allies.


Magnitude-5.0 temblor jolts southwestern Iran

A magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck Saland region in Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan on Sunday.


Trump phones Abe to discuss meeting with Iran president: Report

US President Donald Trump made a phone call to Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to discuss a recent trip by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to the East Asian country, a Japanese government source told the Kyodo News Agency.


Iran rejects ‘conditional release’ of Iranian-British woman

The lawyer of an Iranian-British woman convicted on spying charges in Iran said on Sunday that Tehran Prosecutor’s Office has rejected her conditional release, according to IRNA.


Tehran Times


Palermo, CFT bills still on evaluation table: Expediency Council

The two FATF-related bills of Palermo and CFT have not yet received green light, the Expediency Council announced in a statement on Saturday, saying the bills are under accurate assessment.


Anti-Iran human rights resolution politically-tainted: minority MPs

The lawmakers, who represent religious minorities in the Majlis, censured on Sunday an anti-Iran resolution by the United Nations General Assembly, calling the move a “politically-motivated” stance.


Ghani wins slim majority of presidential vote in preliminary results

Afghanistan’s incumbent President Ashraf Ghani won a slim majority of votes in a Sept. 28 election, delayed preliminary results showed on Sunday, after a poll that
plunged the country into political crisis and was marred by allegations of fraud.


Israel fears ICC could hunt its top leaders for war crimes

A recent decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a full investigation into war crimes in Palestinian territories has raised alarm among current and former Israeli officials and military personnel, who may face global arrest warrants as a result of the probe.


Judiciary chief highlights importance of reviving public rights

Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi said on Sunday that public rights must be revived in urban management.


Iran seeks to keep all channels open with Japan: Araghchi

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has said that Iran is aiming to strengthen its relationship with Japan, and keep all channels open the NHK said in a
report on its website on Saturday.


Abe briefs Trump over meeting with Rouhani: Kyodo

In a phone conversation on Saturday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe briefed U.S. President Donald Trump about his meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.


Senior diplomat underlines enhanced all-out ties between Iran, Russia

Former Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanayee stressed that relations between the two countries have flourished in all areas in recent years.