Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 31-12-2019

Iran Daily


Rouhani: Era of pressure to be over soon

President Hassan Rouhani said Monday the era of pressure against the Iranian nation will sooner or later be over as the Islamic Republic’s enemies have realized that they cannot bend Iranians to their will.


Kim calls for measures to protect N. Korea’s security

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for his military and diplomats to prepare unspecified “offensive measures” to protect the country’s security and sovereignty, the North’s state media said on Monday, before his end-of-year deadline for the US to make major concessions to salvage a fragile nuclear diplomacy.


US draws heavy fire over strikes in Iraq

The United States’ latest military aggression against Iraq’s popular Hashd al-Sha’abi forces that left dozens of casualties continues to draw widespread condemnation from officials and groups across the region.


Russia: Iran nuclear deal in danger of ‘falling apart’ due to US, EU policies

Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers is in danger of “falling apart” without the compliance of the United States and the European Union, Russia’s foreign minister warned Monday after meeting with his Iranian counterpart in Moscow.


Iranians commemorate 2009 rallies against foreign-backed unrest

Millions of Iranians from various social strata flocked to the streets across the country to mark the tenth anniversary of mass rallies held on December 30, 2009 to renew allegiance to the Islamic Establishment.


Iranian commander says more joint drills on agenda

After conclusion of a joint naval maneuver of Iran, Russia, and China, a ranking Iranian commander said the Islamic Republic will continue to stage joint military exercises with other countries in the coming years.


Tehran Times


U.S. strikes PMU bases to facilitate ISIL entrance to Iraq

In order to facilitate entrance of ISIL terrorists to Iraq, the U.S. launched attacks on positions of Kata’ib Hezbollah in Iraq and Syria.


Assyrian MP condemns Dutch politician’s insult to Islam’s prophet

Representative of the Iranian Assyrians at the Parliament on Monday strongly condemned a Dutch politician for publishing a blasphemous cartoon of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).


Iran calls U.S. attacks on Iraqi forces ‘clear example of terrorism’

Iran on Monday denounced U.S. airstrikes against Iraqi forces as a “clear example of terrorism”.


Taliban reject reports of planned ceasefire in Afghanistan amid U.S. talks

The Taliban have rejected reports that the militant group has agreed to observe a brief ceasefire in Afghanistan amid ongoing peace talks with the United States.


Navy chief visits Chinese, Russian destroyers participating in joint drills

The Iranian Navy commander on Monday visited the Russian and Chinese destroyers that had participated in the Maritime Security Belt drills with Iran in the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean.


Zarif says Iran, Russia seeking regional peace

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that unlike the United States, Iran and Russia are seeking peace and stability in the Middle East region.


Iraq’s Barham Salih meets Iranian diplomat: report

Iraqi President Barham Salih met with Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi on Monday, Ain Al-Iraq News Agency reported, according to ISNA.


‘FATFA blacklisting can have serious consequences’

Diako Hosseini, director of the World Studies Program at the presidential Centre for Strategic Studies, has said that being blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force will have serious consequences.


No letup to increase deterrence power: defense minister

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami on Monday underlined Armed Forces’ full readiness to give a strong response to enemies, noting his forces are resolved to do their best to bolster the country’s deterrence and missile power.