IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday, December 31, 2018, and picked headlines from 15 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
The recent developments in Syria, particularly the US withdrawal and Syrian Army’s victory in taking control of Kurdish-held regions north of the country caught the attention of most papers on Monday.
Another hot topic for Iranian newspapers was a meeting between Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani and Palestinian Islamic Jihad Secretary-General Ziad al-Nakhaleh, in which the Iranian official renewed Iran’s commitment to assisting Palestinians in their battle to liberate their territories.
The above issues, as well as many more, are highlighted in the following headlines and top stories:
1- Russia’s UN Ambassador: No Ground for Placing New Restrictions on Iran at UN Security Council
2- Pentagon: US Forces Still Fighting ISIS Remnants in Syria
1- Would Dismissal of Adel al-Jubeir Prepare Ground for Iran-Saudi Talks?
1- World Bank Forecasts Difficult Year for Iranian Economy
2- Trump Announces Breakthrough in Talks to End US-China Trade War
1- Passing Benjamin Netanyahu: Israeli Politicians Get Ready for Tough Election
2- Iran and US Withdrawal from Syria
1- Iran, Syria Sign MoU on Strategic Cooperation
2- Syria, Iraq Agree to Pound ISIS Positions in Each Other’s Soil
3- Knowledge-Based Products Play Big Role in Expanding Export
1- Zarif Talks about Possibility of Choosing Two Other Female Ambassadors
2- Trump is Hammering World Economy: US Economist
1- Shamkhani: Iran to Stand by [Anti-Israel] Resistance Axis Till Complete Victory
2- Challenges Facing Trump in White House
1- Syria Enters 2019 With Liberation of Northern Regions
* Kurds Pass Control of Strategic Tishrin Dam to Government
1- PIJ Chief Tells SNSC Secretary: Palestinian People More Determined to Keep Up Fighting Until Complete Victory
2- Non-Oil Export Passes $33 Billion in Nine Months: Iranian Customs
3- Bahraini Human Rights Activists Call for Cancellation of Death Sentence for 33 Political Prisoners
4- New Details of Khashoggi’s Murder Tape and Reason Behind his Death
1- War, Escape and Fire in French Streets/ Police Arrests 57 Yellow Vests
2- Guardian: Bashar al-Assad Starts New Year With Victory [Kurds in Northern Syria]
1- SPV Will Meet Iran’s Humanitarian Demands in First Step
2- SNSC Chief to PIJ Chief: Nations in Region Would Prevent Deal of Century
1- Based on Decree of Leader of Islamic Revolution: [Ayatollah Sadeq] Amoli [Larijani] Replaces [Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi] Shahroudi
1- Origins of Ankara-Damascus Problems
2- Iran to Become Self-Sufficient in Petrol Production/ Petrol Production Capacity Reaches 105 Million Litres Per Day
1- Without Iran, Afghanistan Won’t Reach Peace: Analyst
1- Iran Syria’s Priority for Reconstruction Projects: Syrian Ambassador Conveys Message of Bashar al-Assad