Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 26-12-2019

Iran Daily


Rouhani: US plot to allege Iran reluctance to talk foiled

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran has foiled a US plot to indicate that his country is reluctant to hold talks, stressing that Tehran has no problem for negotiation with anybody.


Pope calls for peace, defends migrants in Christmas message

Pope Francis urged the world to let the light of Christmas pierce the “darkness in human hearts” that leads to religious persecution, social injustice, armed conflicts and fear of migrants.


Iran, China, Russia to hold joint navy drills on Dec. 27

Armed forces of Iran, Russia and China will launch a joint naval exercise in northern part of the Indian Ocean and Sea of Oman on Friday, an Iranian military spokesman said on Wednesday.


China seeks closer regional ties out of trade uncertainty with US

China made overtures on trade to Japan and South Korea and offered support for an infrastructure initiative as it hosted the leaders of its two neighbors this week amid strained relations with the United States.


Leader, Iranian officials offer congratulations to Christians on Christmas

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and several top officials have offered congratulations to Christians within the country and all over the world on the birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ (PBUH).


Abducted Iranian border guards to return from Pakistan: Commander

Commander of Iran’s Border Police said three Iranian border guards abducted by terrorists back in October 2018 are going to be released from Pakistan and return home.

Tehran Times


Minerals, mining industry exports to reach $10b by Mar.2020

Iranian mining sector is expected to export up to $10 billion of minerals and mining industry products by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 19, 2020), IRNA reported on Wednesday, quoting an industry official as saying.


Iran’s civilization, history deserve to be seen, Italian tourism expert says

A senior Italian tourism expert who has recently embarked on some tours across Iran believes that a gap exists between reality in Iran and the media image of the country worldwide, emphasizing that the country’s civilization and history deserve to be seen.


Iraq parliament approves new electoral law

In a move to stem public anger and drawn-out street protests, Iraq’s parliament has approved a new electoral law, which enables the electorate to choose individual candidates instead of picking from party lists.


UK arms sales to Saudi-led coalition up by almost 50 percent: Oxfam

A UK-based charity has revealed that Britain’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies in their aggression on Yemen have seen an almost 50-percent rise over the past five years.


Solution must be found to circumvent dollar in foreign trade: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran has proven that it does not refute negotiations, a reference to 12 years of nuclear negotiations with the West which finally produced the JCPOA, the official name for the 2015 nuclear agreement.


MPs ask Expediency Council to approve FATF

In a letter to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a number of MPs have pushed for the approval of the FATF by the Expediency Council.


Vaezi blasts the West’s double-standard approach towards human rights

Mahmoud Vaezi, President Rouhani’s chief of staff, on Wednesday lashed out at the West for its double-standard approach towards the human rights issue.


Continuation of economic ties can be achievement of Rouhani’s visit to Japan: MP

Mohammad Javad Jamali, the deputy chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has said that continuation of economic ties with Japan can be an achievement of President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Tokyo.