Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 20-1-2020

Iran Daily


Iran warns of ramifications for IAEA over European trigger action

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Sunday warned of repercussions for the UN’s nuclear watchdog if European nations that launched a dispute mechanism against the Islamic Republic act “unfairly.


Police fire tear gas to disperse Hong Kong protest

Police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse thousands of Hong Kong protesters who briefly barricaded roads and spray-painted buildings.


Iran seeks to examine downed plane’s black boxes itself

Iran is trying to analyze the black boxes of a Ukrainian airliner that was downed accidentally this month, the Civil Aviation Organization said Sunday.


Persian Gulf airlines continue to fly over Iraq, Iran: Report

Persian Gulf airlines, including Qatar Airways and Emirates, continue to fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries after a recent military standoff between Iran and the US which led to the downing of a Ukrainian airliner near Tehran, Press TV reported.


Iran says Zafar satellites ready for launch

Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said Sunday that two newly built satellites have passed prelaunch tests and will be transported to the nation’s space center for launch.


Iran’s geography lesson to Macron: The gulf located south of Iran is called ‘Persian Gulf’

Tehran blasted French President Emmanuel Macron for using a fictitious name for the Persian Gulf, saying the mistake is as wrong as France’s military presence in those waters.


Swiss trade channel for Iran to be discussed in Davos

A Swiss-facilitated humanitarian trade channel for Iran will be the subject of talks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Swiss public television SRF said.



Tehran Times


Domestic production saves Iran over €1.2b since Mar. 2019

Iran’s deputy industry, mining and trade minister for industry affairs says domestic production has saved the country over €1.2 billion since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar
year (March 21, 2019), IRIB reported.


200 MPs call for a decision on British ambassador

200 parliamentarians out of the 290-seat parliament issued a statement on Sunday calling for a decision about British Ambassador Rob Macaire, who was arrested briefly by police during
an authorized demonstration in central Tehran on January 11.


Top Persian Gulf airlines continue using Iranian airspace

Qatar Airways, Emirates and several other Persian Gulf airlines have been continuing to use Iranian airspace despite propaganda over security issues in the region.


Thousands of women protest against Trump across the U.S.

Thousands gathered in cities across the country Saturday as part of the nationwide Women’s March rallies focused on issues such as climate change, pay equity, reproductive rights and immigration.


Jordan parliament passes draft law to ban gas imports from Israel

Jordan’s parliament on Sunday approved a draft law to ban imports of Israeli gas to the country just days after they started under a multibillion-dollar deal struck in 2016 which is opposed by much of the population.


Frozen waterfall attracts ice climbers

An ice climber challenges a frozen waterfall, which is situated adjacent to the prehistoric rock carvings of Ganjnameh, a can’t-miss destination in Hamedan, west-central Iran, January 17, 2020.


Iran warns to reconsider cooperation with IAEA if E3 acts unfairly

Iran may reconsider its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) if the three European countries signatory to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) continue their unfair approach towards Tehran’s rights, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned on Sunday.


‘Politicization of Ukrainian plane incident will be of no help’

Abdolreza Faraji-Rad, Iran’s former ambassador to Norway, has said that politicization of the Ukrainian plane crash will be of no help, warning it will just add to complications.


‘Europe must take a separate path from U.S.’

Mohsen Pakayeen, Iran’s former ambassador to Azerbaijan, has said that Europe must take a separate path from the United States.


UNHCR official lauds Iran’s services to refugees

The UNHCR representative in Iran, Ivo Freijsen, said on Saturday that Tehran’s extensive services to asylum seekers and refugees are admirable.