Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 22-1-2020

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Rouhani: US sanctions on free nations amount to crime against humanity

President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday described “the illegal US sanctions” against Iran and American pressure on Venezuela as a “crime against humanity”, during a meeting with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza in Tehran.


China says will continue to open up

Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday the world’s second-largest economy will continue to reform as it seeks to provide greater market access for global investors.


Russia raps US for its ‘wrong’ info on Iran’s enrichment rights

Russia accused the United States of misleading the international community on Iran’s right to enrich uranium, describing as “mythmaking” a claim by Washington that a UN Security Council resolution has banned any enrichment in Iran.


Iran basks in ‘miracle’ of $32b in non-oil exports

Iran has exported $32 billion of non-oil goods so far in the current Persian calendar year (starting March 21, 2019), shoring up its economy which is under severe pressure from unprecedented US sanctions.


President urges Iran envoys to bolster ties with other nations

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a meeting with the Islamic Republic’s new ambassadors to 13 foreign countries, reiterated Tehran’s policy to boost cooperation with other nations and called on the diplomats to cement bilateral ties with those states in their tenures.


Iran aviation body issues 2nd report on Ukrainian airliner tragedy

Iran’s civil aviation agency released its second preliminary investigative report on the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran earlier this month.


Iran has proven its power to counter any threats: Minister

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami highlighted the country’s recent moves to thwart US plots and said the Islamic Republic has proven its power to counter foreign and domestic threats at any level.



Tehran Times



TPO to establish specialized export terminals for certain products

Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) of Iran is tasked to establish specialized export terminals in certain provinces to facilitate the exports of some commodities, IRIB reported, quoting a
senior official.


Iran’s new ambassadors to 13 countries meet president

President Hassan Rouhani met on Tuesday with new ambassadors of Iran to Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belarus, Armenia, Serbia, South Africa, Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Mauritania and Croatia.


Russia warns EU of devastating consequences if Iran refered to UN

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said that referring Iran’s case to the UN Security Council by Europe will have devastating consequences.


Ex-inspector tells UN how OPCW whitewashed findings on Douma chemical attack

A former inspector with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) — tasked with investigating a suspected “chemical attack” on Syria’s Douma in 2018 — says the final
report that the watchdog issued on the incident ran contrary to the findings of its own fact-finding mission.Ian Henderson, who was a member of the OPCW team on Douma, made the comments in a recorded address to the UN Security Council during a session on Monday about the alleged chemical attack that occurred in April 2018, at a time when the Syrian army was about to win a battle against the foreign-backed militants then holed up in Douma.


Baghdad to send delegates to Russia, China, Ukraine to buy latest air defense systems: Iraqi MP

An Iraqi lawmaker says the Baghdad government is planning to send delegations to Russia, China and Ukraine to discuss the procurement of modern air defense missile systems to protect its territory from any possible act of aggression.


Komjan wetland brought back to life

Komjan wetland with an estimated area of 4,000 hectares is located 120 kilometers northeast of Shiraz, southern Fars province.


Iranian, Omani foreign ministers hold talks in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Omani counterpart Yusef bin Alawi, held talks over key regional and international issues in Tehran on Tuesday.


‘Iran gave strong warning to British ambassador’

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Monday that Iran had given a strong warning to British Ambassador Rob Macaire, who was arrested briefly by police for attending an unauthorized demonstration in central Tehran on January 11.


Rouhani: Trump just implementing Israeli policies

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States’ “illegal sanctions” against Iran and its plots against Venezuela are “crime against humanity”.


Trump quits nuclear deal because it had Obama’s name on it: U.S. senator

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump quit the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, just because it had President Barack Obama’s name on it.


Venezuelan FM calls U.S. assassination of Gen. Soleimani ‘treacherous’

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Tuesday that the United States’ assassination of Iranian Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani was “treacherous” act.


Remains of 167 war time martyrs back home

Remains of 167 Iranians martyred in Iraq’s war against Iran in 1980s- been brought back to the country through the southwestern borders, a military official announced on Tuesday.