Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Nov 16

Nov 16, 2023, 8:52 AM
News ID: 85292809
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Nov 16

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Thursday, November 16, 2023:


--Iran FM: US humanitarian aid in Gaza mere gesture

The Iranian foreign minister said that the United States has mostly made a symbolic gesture for sending humanitarian aid into Gaza and, in practice, nothing significant is happening.

Referring to the US military aid to Israel, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said as Americans are sending all kinds of weapons, including phosphorous and prohibited weapons to Tel Aviv through Cyprus, or directly from all their bases across the region and killing the oppressed people of Gaza, their humanitarian aid gestures are nothing more than a claim that they are providing humanitarian assistance, and in practice nothing significant is happening.

--Iran’s Chief Rabbi: Zionism like Daesh

Younes Hamami Lalehzar, the religious leader of Iranian Jews, said that Zionism is like Daesh as both are characterized by radical and extreme ideology and falsely present themselves as the main and only representative of their respective religion.
Iran’s chief rabbi told Nour News in a recent interview that Jews across the world oppose the Zionist regime in Israel which he claims has no connection to Judaism.

--Iran heartbroken by late defeat but likely to progress to last 16

Iran was devastated to concede a late goal in the 2-1 defeat against England in their Group C encounter at the U-17 World Cup but remains on course for a place in the knockout stage of the tournament in Indonesia.


--Abbas: Palestinians Facing War Against Their Existence 

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday the ongoing Israeli aggression and constant bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip is a barbaric war and genocide.

“We are facing together a barbaric war of aggression and an open war of genocide against our people in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank,” he said. “It is a war against the existence of the Palestinians, against the Palestinian national identity, the identity of the land and the identity of its inhabitants.” 

--Worldwide Pro-Palestine Rallies Continue

Thousands of kilometers away from the Gaza Strip, which is undergoing what many observers call a “genocide”, people in southern India’s Kerala state are flocking to public spaces to join protests and candlelight vigils in solidarity with the Palestinians.

--Iran Urges UN to Do More to Get Aid to Gaza

Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian called on the United Nations Wednesday to do more to get desperately needed aid into war-battered Gaza.

“The amount of humanitarian aid sent to Gaza is very small and almost zero, and it is necessary for the United Nations to take immediate and serious action in this regard,” Amir-Abdollahian said in a meeting in Geneva with UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths.


--Allameh Tabatabai formed strong intellectual base by adopting active, offensive approach: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has said that Allameh Sayyid Mohammad Hossein Tabatabai forged a stout intellectual base while adopting an active and offensive approach. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks during a meeting with organizers of the International Congress in Honor of Allameh Tabatabai on November 8 which was later published on November 15.

--Raisi writes to world leaders on ‘organized collective punishment’ of Gazans

Ebrahim Raisi, the President of Iran, has denounced the collective punishment of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, saying that it is being carried out in a planned fashion.

In a letter sent to world leaders on Tuesday, Raisi asserted that the Israeli regime has engaged in an “intensive and organized collective punishment” of the Gaza population, one that clearly violated all fundamental principles of international law.

--Iran FM addresses Gaza situation with UN relief chief

Iran’s foreign minister has voiced his deep concern over the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza during a meeting in Geneva on Wednesday with UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs Martin Griffiths.

Hossein Amir Abdollahian demanded an immediate cessation of Israeli attacks and abhorred attempts to displace the people of Gaza.


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