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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Dec 29

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday, December 29, 2021:


-- Enemy cannot afford to test Iran’s might: Senior commander

A senior Iranian military commander on Tuesday advised the enemy not to test the might of Iran’s Armed Forces, saying it will not be able to bear the costs of an all-out confrontation with the Islamic Republic.
Major General Gholam-Ali Rashid, the commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya Central Headquarters, warned of a well-calculated response at the right time and place should enemies make the slightest mistake.

-- ‘Good deal’ possible if other parties show good faith: Amir-Abdollahian

Iranian negotiator: ‘Effective’ sanctions removal key to Vienna talks success EU’s Mora: Iran, US should take ‘difficult political decisions’

Iran on Tuesday expressed optimism about the prospects for a “good deal” a day after talks on the revival of the 2015 nuclear accord recommenced in the Austrian capital Vienna.
Negotiators from Iran and the P4+1, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, resumed the eighth round with a focus on the removal of US sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

-- The clock of sanctions no longer ticking

War is divided into various categories of military, soft, cold, cultural … in international relations. Cognitive warfare, as it is called by thinkers of international relations, is a subcategory of psychological warfare which targets beliefs, attitudes and behaviors of the elites and ordinary people.


-- Vienna Talks Get Down to Removing Sanctions

Iran and Russia sounded upbeat about talks on removing sanctions on Tuesday, with Tehran saying an accord was possible if other parties showed “good faith” and a Russian negotiator reporting “indisputable progress.”

-- Government: President Raisi to Visit Russia Soon

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will pay an official state visit to Russia in 2022 upon an invitation by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Government spokesman Ali Bahadori-Jahromi said on Tuesday.
The state visit will probably take place in the early days of the new year, he told reporters here.
Earlier Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “Russian-Iranian contacts at the highest level are being prepared.”

-- WHO: Omicron Can Overwhelm Healthcare Systems

The WHO warned Tuesday that the Omicron coronavirus variant could lead to overwhelmed healthcare systems even though early studies suggest it leads to milder disease, as China and Germany brought back tough restrictions to stamp out new infection surges.


-- A Saudi ‘Tragic Note for Yemenis’ on Christmas

The value of Iran’s non-oil trade rose 38 percent during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-December 21), as compared to the same period of time in the past year, the acting head of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) announced.

-- Will $778 billion make America safer?

Following the chaotic U.S.-led withdrawal from Afghanistan in the summer after a 20-year military occupation, many had expected President Joe Biden to reduce military spending. Instead, Washington has done the opposite, which will come as a blow to Americans who argued there are greater problems to invest in at home.

-- New chapter has opened in Tehran-Baku ties: ambassador

A new chapter has been opened in relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan, Tehran’s ambassador to Baku says, noting that the recent tension between the two countries that followed border clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia was “unintentional and artificial”


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