Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 23-1-2020

Iran Daily


Rouhani says Iran never seeks nukes, urges E3 to honor nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday Iran will never seek nuclear weapons with or without a nuclear deal, calling on major European powers to refrain from repeating the US blunder of violating the 2015 nuclear accord.


China virus deaths rise to 17, heightening global alarm

Deaths from China’s new flu-like virus rose to 17 on Wednesday, heightening global fears of contagion from an infection suspected to have come from animals.


Trump trial opens with fiery clashes over witnesses

Republicans and Democrats battled over summoning high-level White House witnesses Tuesday in a marathon first day of arguments in US President Donald Trump’s trial for abuse of power.


Saudi Arabia open to talks with Iran: Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said Wednesday the Arab kingdom was open to talks with Iran in the wake of heightened tensions in the Middle East.


Parliament speaker, AEOI chief slam E3 move against Iran

Iran’s Parliament speaker and the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) chief on Wednesday deplored a recent decision by the three European parties – E3 – to the 2015 nuclear deal to trigger the dispute mechanism in the Iran nuclear deal.


Iran raps S. Korea over Persian Gulf misnomer, military dispatch

Tehran denounced Seoul on Tuesday for misnaming the Persian Gulf and dispatching a military mission to the body of waters south of Iran under pressure from the United States.


Iran’s VP felicitates appointment of new Russian prime minister

Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri, in a message to Russia’s new Prime Minister Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin, congratulated him on his appointment as premier.


Minister says foreign investment in Iran increases by 32%

Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance said that in the first nine months of the current Iranian year (March 21-December 21, 2019), the amount of foreign investment increased by 32 percent compared to the same period last year.


Tehran Times


Inflation rate slides 1.4%: SCI

The Statistical Center of Iran (SCI) announced that the inflation rate in the twelve-month period ended on January 20, which marks the end of the tenth Iranian calendar month of Dey, stood at
38.6 percent.


Tehran slams Seoul for miscalling Persian Gulf

Tehran has strongly criticized Seoul for misnaming the Persian Gulf and dispatching a military mission to the waters south of Iran under a pressure by the United States.


Lebanon announces formation of new government

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab has announced the formation of the country’s new government, saying his cabinet will try to meet the demands of protesters.


Iraqi president meets Trump in Davos, discuss foreign troops cut

Iraqi President Barham Salih met U.S. President Donald Trump in Davos on Wednesday and discussed reducing foreign troops in the country, the Iraqi presidency said, after Washington spurned an Iraqi request earlier this month to pull out its troops, Reuters reported.


Trump impeachment: U.S. Senate approves trial rules

After more than 12 hours of debate and several failed Democratic bids for amendments calling for documents and witnesses, the US Senate approved a resolution along party lines outlining the rules that will govern the impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump.


Expert Islamic unity meeting held in Tehran

An expert meeting of Islamic denominations in the Islamic Republic was held in Tehran on Wednesday.


By triggering dispute mechanism, Europe proves its incapability: Salehi

Ali Akbar  Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, has said that the Europeans’ action in triggering the dispute mechanism in the 2015 nuclear deal proves their “incapability” and “indiscretion”.


Europe’s submission has whetted Trump’s appetite, Zarif says

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that the Europeans’ submissive policies toward the JCPOA have only whetted U.S. President Donald Trump’s appetite.


Qatari emir’s talks in Tehran mainly focused on Persian Gulf security: Vaezi

Presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi said on Wednesday that the recent meetings between senior Iranian officials and the emir of Qatari in Tehran was mainly focusing on reinvigoration of security in the Persian Gulf.


More American troops ‘treated’ after Iran attack on U.S. base, Pentagon admits

The U.S. military says there were more troops in the U.S. airbase in Iraq when it came under attack by Iran in retaliation for the U.S. assassination of Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani.


‘U.S. wants to make anyone dealing with Iran pay the price’

Press TV journalist Marzieh Hashemi and stem cell scientist Dr. Masoud Soleimani, both Iranian citizens who experienced illegal detention by the U.S. government, have offered their assessments of why they think they were subjected to such unfair treatment by Washington.