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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Jan 2

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Sunday, January 2, 2021:

*** IRAN DAILY

-- Leader: General Soleimani represents ‘secret of victory’

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran’s legendary anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani represents the “secret of endurance and victory”, adding his danger to the enemies in his martyrdom is greater than in his life.

-- Iran’s economic diplomacy aims for national, regional prosperity

President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi set good-neighborliness and greater cooperation with regional nations as the focal point of his government’s economic diplomacy. He unveiled the approach during his campaign for presidency in 2021, which was warmly welcomed. Soon after taking office, the new Iranian president issued directives, demanding the Foreign Ministry, as the lead entity in charge, and other related organizations and individuals involved in foreign economic policy to draw up plans and set in motion this region-oriented process.

-- Iran dismisses US claim about satellite launch, says scientific advancement is its inalienable right

Advancement in science and research, including in aerospace field, is an inalienable right of the Iranian nation, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday after the United States expressed concern over the country’s recent launch of a satellite carrier.
Iran’s Defense Ministry on Thursday announced that the country’s domestically-built satellite carrier rocket, Simorgh (Phoenix), launched three research devices in a space research mission.

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei: Gen. Soleimani Is ‘Secret of Victory in Our Region’

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said here Saturday Iran’s legendary anti-terror commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani represents the “secret of endurance and victory”, adding his danger to the enemies in his martyrdom is greater than in his life.

-- Million-Man March in Iraq for Anti-Terror Icons

Iraqis held a million-man march on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of the U.S. assassination top anti-terror commander, with participants and resistance groups pledging to stand firm in demanding the full withdrawal of all American-led forces from their country.

-- Two Years on: The Planted Seed Is Sprouting

Two years on from the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the events that have transpired in West Asia signify a retardation for the American strategy in the region. America bet on weakening the resistance front through eliminating its figurehead that thwarted America’s plans through his efficacy, strategic thinking, solid relationships, and long-term experience on the battlefield. However, America’s shrinking in the region is directly a result of a strengthened resistance front, that has become more stable and effective in the new regional phase post-assassination, signifying the spread of the real principles and values Soleimani planted the seeds of.

*** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Leader Hails Success of General Soleimani’s Legacy

On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis gathered in Baghdad to commemorate the anti-terror heroes, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), who were martyred on January 3, 2020.

-- A further $3.1bn of U.S. taxpayers’ money goes to Israeli military

Israel has clinched a deal with the United States to receive 12 CH-53K helicopters from the American arms manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp and two American Boeing Co KC-46 refueling planes. A statement by the Israeli ministry of military affairs also says the deal includes an option to receive an additional six helicopters.

-- Iran begins swapping Turkmenistan’s gas to Azerbaijan

The agreement between Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan on a natural gas swap deal for up to two billion cubic meters of Turkmen gas has taken effect as of January 1, 2022, ILNA reported.

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