Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 29-12-2019

Iran Daily


Germany calls for European firewall against US sanctions

German politicians have called on Europe to adopt protective measures against US sanctions after Washington managed to halt completion of a new submarine gas pipeline linking Russia directly to Germany.


OPCW official ordered ditching report against Syria chemical attack claims: WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has leaked new documents regarding a probe by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) into an alleged chemical attack in Syria, showing that a senior OPCW official ordered the removal of a “dissenting” report.


UN condemns Myanmar’s rights abuses against Rohingya

The UN General Assembly approved a resolution Friday strongly denouncing human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention.


Security in Indian Ocean guarantees global economic interests: Cmdr.

The deputy commander of Iranian Navy underlined the significance of the ongoing Iran-Russia-China naval drills, saying establishment of security in the Indian Ocean guarantees economic interests at the world level.


At least 90 people killed in Mogadishu blast

At least 90 people were killed and dozens were wounded when a bomb-laden vehicle exploded at a bustling checkpoint in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, an international organization working in the country said, in one of the most deadly recent attacks.


Iran willing to enhance health cooperation with Pakistan: Official

An Iranian government official has expressed Tehran’s readiness to further cooperation with Pakistan in health sector.


Minister: Defense industry relying on Iranian scientists

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami lauded his country’s significant advances in the field of defense industries, saying that long strides have been taken just by reliance on compatriot scientists and experts.


Zarif to visit US next month for UN talks

Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif will go to New York in January 2020 for a UN meeting.


Tehran Times


Over $9.4b paid for development projects in 9 months

Head of Iran’s Budget and Planning Organization (BPO) said the government has paid 395 trillion rials (over $9.4 billion) for financing development projects across the country in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-December 22).


Ongoing Iran-China-Russia wargame not the last one: commander

The deputy Army commander for coordination affairs announced on Saturday that it will not be the last time that Iran, China and Russia will hold a joint military exercise.


Japanese protest plan to send Maritime Force to Middle East

Japanese protest in front of the prime minister’s office in Tokyo on Dec. 27, against the government’s plan to send Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel to the Middle East, Kyodo News reported on Saturday.


Libyan official: Turkish troops unwanted, destabilizing

Turkey’s willingness to dispatch troops to Libya is “unacceptable” and such a move would constitute unwanted meddling in the affairs of a friendly country, the speaker of the north African country’s parliament said Saturday.


Funeral procession for pilot of crashed fighter jet

A funeral procession was held for Colonel Mohammad Reza Rahmani, the pilot of a crashed fighter jet, in Tabriz on Saturday.


Iran against creating buffer zone in Syria: Velayati

Ali Akbar Velayati, a top advisor to  the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Saturday that Iran is against creating a buffer zone in Syria or any other country in
the region by foreigners.


Hormuz peace plan still on table: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a post on his Twitter account on Friday, highlighted the importance of a trilateral naval drill involving Iran, Russia and China in the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean, saying Tehran’s Hormuz Peace Endeavor (HOPE) is still on the table.


Iranian FM to attend UN Security Council meeting in New York

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to leave Tehran for Now York on January 9 to attend a meeting of the United Nations Security Council.


‘Marine Security Belt’ drill in the eyes of world media

The trilateral joint naval exercise of Iran with two major world powers have received mixed reactions from international media in recent days.