Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 24-12-2019

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Iran, India need to keep up ties in defiance of US sanctions: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that Iran and India should continue cooperation as the United States targets other nations with sanctions.


US cannot subject Iran to ‘nonsensical’ demands: Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described US demands from Iran as rude and nonsensical, adding Washington cannot treat a country with a “millennia-old civilization” the way it is trying to do.


US approach to sanctions ‘pathological, reckless addiction’: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Washington’s hostile policy of imposing sanctions is indicative of a “reckless addiction” that the White House has toward not only Iran but also other world nations.


Saudi royal aides cleared in Khashoggi murder, five sentenced to death

A Saudi court sentenced five people to death for the gruesome murder of government critic Jamal Khashoggi, a killing that strained relations with key allies, but exonerated two top officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.


Iran opens secondary circuit of Arak heavy water reactor

Iran unveiled a redevelopment of part of its Arak heavy water reactor, switching on a secondary circuit at the reactor as it is working on modernization of the plant.


European Parliament’s anti-Iran resolution based on twisted facts: Foreign Ministry

Iran’s Foreign Ministry denounced a resolution passed by the European Parliament, which accuses Tehran of mishandling the recent fuel price protests, arguing that the legislature’s account has been based on a set of twisted facts and unfounded documentation.


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Iran’s crude steel output up over 5% in 11 months yr/yr: WSA

Iran’s crude steel production during the first eleven months of 2019 has risen 5.3 percent from that of the same period of time in 2018, World Steel Association (WSA) announced in its recent report.


Secondary circuit of Arak heavy water reactor opens

In a ceremony on Monday, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) started the first stage of installing equipment at the Arak heavy water reactor, including the secondary circuit.


Patrushev: U.S. involved in harboring ISIL to Afghanistan

Secretary of Russian National Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said that there are between 2,500 to 4,000 ISIL (ISIS) terrorists in Afghanistan and that the U.S. is involved in harboring ISIS fighters to Afghanistan.


Saudi court releases MBS aides in Khashoggi murder trial

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor says two top figures, including Saud al-Qahtani, a top aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), who were investigated in the killing of Saudi dissident  journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last year, had been exonerated and released.


Police, protesters clash at Paris’ Gare de Lyon as pension reform strike continues

French riot police and protesters clashed inside the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris on Monday amid ongoing strikes against the government’s plans to overhaul the country’s pension system.


Iran honors fallen Christian  soldiers on Christmas Eve

On December 22, on Christmas Eve, a ceremony was held to remember the Armenian Christian soldiers who were martyred during Iraq’s war against Iran in the 1980s.


Iran calls for multilateral cooperation to disable U.S. sanctions

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) said on Monday that independent nations should embark on enhancing multilateral cooperation to foil the U.S. plots in imposing sanctions and fueling terrorism.


‘European Parliament’s anti-Iran allegations unconstructive, distortion of realities’

The Foreign Ministry on Monday responded to the European Parliament’s allegations of human rights violations inIran, saying the accusations as baseless,
hasty and unconstructive.


No way but ending maximum pressure on Iran, Rouhani says of U.S. sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the White House has no way out of standoff with Iran except putting an end to its policy of “maximum pressure” on the Islamic Republic.


No tolerance to any security threat: Judiciary chief

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Ra’eisi said the Islamic Republic will not tolerate any move which threatens its security despite showing Islamic compassion towards  minor crimes.