Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 30-12-2019

Iran Daily


Navy chief: Era of US inroads in region over

Iran’s navy commander said on Sunday that the era of inroads by the Americans in the region has ended and they have to gradually leave the region.


US threatens ‘action’ if North Korea tests missiles

The United States expressed disappointment over a North Korea warning of a gift in case of Washington’s failure to meet its demands, threatening ‘appropriate action’ against Pyongyang.


Kuwait’s foreign policy based on respecting nations’ sovereignty: Official

Kuwait says its foreign policy is based on respecting the sovereignty of other countries after Iran summoned its envoy to protest a meeting between the Arab country’s officials and a representative of an anti-Iran terrorist group, according to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).


Ukraine, pro-Russia forces free captives in all-for-all prisoner swap

Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine started a full prisoner swap on Sunday, driving all remaining detainees in the five-year conflict to a handover point and starting to unload them.


Iran raps French ‘interference’ in espionage case

Tehran rebuked France’s interference in the case of an Iranian national who is being held for spying, after Paris summoned Iran’s ambassador in protest.


Syrian crisis over, era of reconstruction has begun: Speaker

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani highlighted military victories of Syrian government forces against terror groups, saying Syria’s crisis has drawn to a close, ushering in an era of reconstruction.


Iran to host int’l conference on HOPE initiative

Tehran will host an international conference in January on Iran’s regional peace initiative known as the ‘Hormuz Peace Endeavor (HOPE).


Zarif heads to Moscow for talks with top officials

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday left Tehran for Moscow to hold talks with senior Russian officials, IRNA reported.


Tehran Times


Railway fleet receives 243 new domestically-made wagons, locomotives

In a ceremony on Sunday some 243 new domestically-made locomotives and wagons were added to the railway fleet of Iran, IRNA reported.


Iranian researchers design nanofilters for diesel cars

As part of a national plan, Iranian researchers have managed to develop a new generation of nanofilters capable of absorbing diesel soot, IRNA news agency reported on Saturday.


Iraqi President Salih returns to Baghdad

The Iraqi president Barham Salih returned to Baghdad after spending two days in Sulaymaniyah.


Syria repels militant drone attack on army air base in Hama

Syrian air defense forces have reportedly managed to foil an attack by foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants against an air base in the country’s west-central province of Hama.


U.S. mass killings hit new high in 2019

The first one occurred 19 days into the new year when a man used an ax to kill four family members, including his infant daughter. Five months later, 12 people were killed in a workplace shooting in Virginia. Twenty-two more died at a Walmart in El Paso in August.


National festival of toys underway in Tehran

The fifth national festival of toys opened at the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran on Saturday.


Tehran says French remarks on case of Iranian national is example of interference

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Sunday that the French Foreign Ministry’s statement about Iranian national Fariba Adelkhah is a “meddlesome action”.


Iran-China-Russia naval wargame ends in Indian Ocean

A join naval wargame by Iran, China and Russia ended on Sunday in a region in north of the Indian Ocean.


Navies of Iran, Russia, China exercise anti-piracy, marine firefighting operations

Military forces from Iran, Russia and China exercised tactics to fight piracy and extinguish vessel fires in joint naval drills in international waters south of Iran.


Iran-Russia-China naval exercise shows that isolating Tehran isn’t possible

In a powerful example of how the world is increasingly becoming multipolar and that Iran, despite U.S. pressure, cannot be isolated, Iran, China and Russia are holding joint naval drills in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman. It will be recalled that ever since the U.S. pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal last year, it has deployed a so-called maximum pressure strategy against the Islamic Republic that has involved slapping of sanctions, including secondary sanctions, against Tehran.


Tehran summons Kuwait envoy to protest anti-Iran meeting

Iran’s Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Kuwait’s charge d’affaires to Tehran to strongly protest a recent meeting of the Arab country’s officials with a representative of an anti-Iran terrorist group.


The Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism laments terrorist attacks on birthday of Jesus Christ

The fact that hundreds of innocent people have been killed or injured in Afghanistan, Yemen, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Somalia on the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (the messenger of kindness) are the best proof that terrorism under any title or ideology is merely an instrument for advancing the interests of hegemonic system and that nothing can stop it from misusing sacred things for committing crimes.