Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 25-12-2019

Iran Daily


Iran’s non-oil exports in eight months hit $27b: Official

Iran has posted an “astonishing” record of $27 billion in non-oil exports in an eight-month period during the current Iranian calendar year (starting March 21), said the head of Trade Promotion Organization on Tuesday.


Putin: Russia leading world in hypersonic weapons

President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia has got a strong edge in designing new weapons and that it has become the only country in the world to deploy hypersonic weapons.


Global outrage over Saudi exoneration in Khashoggi murder case

A Saudi court ruling over the grisly killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi drew international outrage, including from a number of states, the United Nations, several rights groups and even some American lawmakers.


Zarif meets Omani officials, Ansarullah spokesman in Muscat

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with Omani officials and the spokesman of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement during a visit to Muscat.


Iran won’t forget true friends in hard times: Mousavi

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi highlighted the country’s strategic relations with Russia and China, saying the Islamic Republic will never forget true friends who sided with it in hard times.


IRGC arrests several people over Mahshahr riots

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said its intelligence arm has arrested several armed instigators of the violent riots that hit Mahshahr city in the southwestern province of Khuzestan last month.


IRGC rejects rumors about top commander’s killing

Spokesman for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) General Ramezan Sharif dismissed recent rumors that Commander of IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh had been killed in an Israeli missile attack on Syria.

Tehran Times


Iran, India to expand transit co-op through Chabahar port

Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami and Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar met on Monday
in Tehran to discuss expansion of transport and transit cooperation between the two countries, especially through Chabahar port.


Tehran rejects Reuters’ claim on unrest death toll

An official at Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has denied a claim by Reuters that said thedeath toll of the recent Iran unrest was  1,500 people.


‘Antithesis of justice’: Khashoggi verdict roundly condemned

A Saudi court ruling over the state-sponsored killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi has drawn outrage across the political spectrum, including from a number of states, the United Nations, several rights groups and even some American lawmakers.


Vocalist Shahram Nazeri to record videos to promote tamboura

Vocalist Shahram Nazeri plans to record three music videos to promote tamboura, a string instrument native to Kermanshah that is the homeland of the world-renowned artist.


Expediency Council still evaluating FATF-related bills: secretary

The secretary of the Guardian Council announced on Tuesday that Palermo and CFT bills are still under assessment in the council.


Zarif, Ansarullah official hold talks in Oman

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Tuesday that his country will stay with the friendly nation of Oman Sultanate.


Fattah says has no intention to contest the 2021 presidential election

Parviz Fattah, the head of Mostazafan Foundation, on Tuesday rejected speculation that he may contest the presidential election in 2021.


Jahangiri says U.S. policies to collapse Iranian economy have failed

Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Tuesday that the United States’ policies against Iran to collapse its economy have failed.


Nuclear deal is in trouble: British diplomat

Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Russia Laurie Bristow, who is leaving his post, has said that the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, “is in trouble”.