Dec 18, 2023, 8:15 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Dec 18

Dec 18, 2023, 8:15 AM
News ID: 85324909
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Dec 18

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Monday, December 18, 2023:


-- Raisi, FM offer condolences to Kuwait over Emir’s death

President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian of Iran have extended their condolences to Kuwait on the passing of Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.
In a message on Saturday, Raisi offered his condolences to the new Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Mishal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah and the country’s government as well as its Muslim nation

– UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in southeast Iran

The members of the UN Security Council have strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a police station in Rask County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, calling for the prosecution of the perpetrators and sponsors of such “cowardly” acts of terror.
“The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the cowardly terrorist attack on the Rask police station in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran,” read a statement released on Saturday.

--  Tehran Auction wraps up with over $123m in sales

The 18th edition of Tehran Auction, a prominent event showcasing contemporary Iranian art, concluded on December 15 with an online sale totaling $123,552,000.
This edition of Tehran Auction marked a departure from its traditional format, combining the contemporary and modern art auctions into a single online event.


-- Iran Says Reserves Right to Respond to UK, U.S. Sanctions

Iran says it reserves the right to take an action to respond in kind to the “unacceptable” approach taken by the United States and Britain after they announced a raft of new sanctions targeting the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and representatives of the Palestinian resistance groups in Tehran.
Britain on Thursday said it had adopted fresh sanctions against head of the IRGC’s Quds Force Brigadier General Esmail Qa’ani, five IRGC forces, Khaled Qadoumi, representative of Hamas in Iran; Nasser Abu Sharif, representative of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Iran and the Palestinian branch of the Quds Force.

-- OPEC: Iran’s Crude Oil Production Exceeds 3 Million bpd

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has reported that the Iran’s crude production volume in November 2023 reached 3.128 million barrels of oil per day (bpd), showing a hike of 7,000 barrels compared to a month earlier.
Iran produced 3.121 million bpd of crude oil in October, the report said.
The Islamic Republic’s average crude output for the third quarter of 2023 stood at 3.003 million bpd indicating a 35,000 bpd increase compared to the figure for the second quarter of the year, the report said.

-- Official: FTA With EUEA to Spur Iran’s Profitability

Vice Chairman of Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of Commerce Kambiz Mirkarimi has said that the profitability of industries in Iran will improve upon the conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
Mirkarimi pointed to the salient advantages of signing the much-awaited free trade agreement between Iran and the EAEU’s member states and added, “Since the member states of the union have a high population, inking the agreement will be a very suitable incentive to spur exports to these countries.”


-- Army Chief accuses enemies of being behind terrorist attack in southeast Iran

The chief commander of the Iranian Army, Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, accused enemies of orchestrating the terrorist attack that took place in southeast Iran, saying their “dirty hands” are clearly seen in the bloody attack.

Stating that enemies’ involvement is evident, he added that his forces would provide full support to the Iranian Police, expressing confidence that the perpetrators would be identified and brought to justice.

--  Iran’s Barkhordari claims gold at Wuxi 2023 Grand Slam

Mehran Barkhordari of Iran won a gold medal at the Wuxi 2023 World Taekwondo Grand Slam Champions Series on Sunday.

In the -80kg final it was a repeat of the final from the previous Grand Slam with Mehran Barkhordari facing Uzbekistan’s Jasurbek Jaysunov.

-- Iran-Russia trade up 18% in 8 months on year

The value of trade between Iran and Russia rose 18 percent during the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-Novemebr 21), as compared to the same period of time in the past year, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) announced.

Mohammad Rezvani-Far said that 3.748 million tons of products worth $1.756 billion were traded between the two neighbors in the mentioned eight-month period.


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