Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on November 2

The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Thursday, November 2, 2023.


--Leader: Final victory is Palestinians’ and won’t be far

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that “the final victory belongs to Palestinians” in their fight against Israel and that such a triumph will not be too “far off”.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks during a meeting with students from across the country, ahead of the National Student Day and the National Day of Fighting Against Global Arrogance, which Iranians celebrate on November 4, Press TV reported.
He also called upon Muslim states to press for an end to the ongoing Israeli atrocities against the besieged Gaza Strip, impose sanctions on the Tel Aviv regime, and stop oil and goods exports to the occupied territories.

--Bolivia cuts Israeli ties as Chile, Colombia recall envoys

Bolivia said on Tuesday it had broken diplomatic ties with Israel because of its “crimes against humanity” in the Gaza Strip, while neighbors Colombia and Chile recalled their ambassadors to Israel for consultations.
Bolivian officials cited the number of Palestinian casualties in Gaza that have resulted from the over-three-week war between Israel and Hamas.
Bolivia decided to break diplomatic relations with “Israel in repudiation and condemnation of the aggressive and disproportionate Israeli military offensive taking place in the Gaza Strip,” Freddy Mamani, Bolivia’s deputy foreign minister, said at a news conference.

--Magnificent northern railway: A Journey through Iranian history and heritage

Iran’s northern railway is an enchanting and unparalleled route, showcasing a diverse blend of history and heritage. It spans over 1,000 kilometers, forming an integral part of the trans-Iranian railway and earning its esteemed status as a global heritage site. The launch of the first provincial department of Trans-Iranian Railway’s World Heritage Site in Mazandaran Province promises to begin a modern chapter of exploration and experience.


--Iran, Turkey Warn of War Spillover in West Asia

ANKARA (Dispatches) -- Turkey and Iran on Wednesday called for a regional conference aimed at averting the spread of the Israel-Hamas war. Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan met counterpart Hussein Amir-Abdollahian a day after Iran’s top diplomat met Hamas leaders in Qatar.
Iran has warned that resistance groups could attack the occupying regime of Israel in light of its war on Hamas.

--Iran, Iraq Stress Using National Currencies for Bilateral Trade

TEHRAN – Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Abbas Aliabadi and Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani have emphasized using the national currencies of ‘rials’ and ‘dinar’ for bilateral trade exchanges.
During their meeting in Baghdad, the two sides discussed bilateral ties and explored avenues for using the national currencies in bilateral trade exchanges and financial transactions.

--Iranian Fighters Bag Three Bronze Medals in Asian Boxing Championships

TEHRAN – Iranian athletes won three bronze medals at the ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships underway in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Ashkan Hashemi (60 kg), Amir-Muhammad Rostampour (63 kg), and Abbas Garshasbi (+80 kg) each won bronze medals in the sporting event.


--Resistance might opt for more surprise actions if war on Gaza continues: Iran FM

TEHRAN – If Israel’s relentless attacks on Gaza continue, resistance forces in the region might alter the situation by making the decision to take more surprise actions, according to Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian. “If the Zionist regime’s war crimes and genocidal attacks against civilians in Gaza do not come to an end, the region will move towards making a big and decisive decision,” Amir Abdollahian said on Wednesday during a press conference with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara

--Iran wants Israeli rulers tried as war criminals

TEHRAN- The vice president for legal affairs on Wednesday urged active Iranian NGOs to collect signatures so that Israeli rulers can be put on trial as “war criminals”. “The signatures can be submitted to the International Court of Justice (ICJ),” said Mohammad Dehghan on the sidelines of the cabinet session on December 1. Referring to the Zionist regime’s war crimes against the oppressed Gazans, Dehghan also said: “Israel has committed all the crimes mentioned in the ICJ. But the court has failed to condemn the leaders of the Zionist regime.”

--Iran’s Oladghobad named AFC Futsal Player of the Year

TEHRAN – Iran futsal player Moslem Oladghobad was named as the AFC Futsal Player of the Year. He was confirmed as the AFC Futsal Player of the Year after guiding his nation to the Final of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Kuwait 2022, where he was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

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