Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 30-4-2020

Tehran Times

 

Iranian scientist contracts coronavirus in U.S. jail

An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the United States has contracted the novel coronavirus, according to his family and attorneys.

 

Bank loans to economic sectors up 26% in a year

Iranian banking system has paid 9.749 quadrillion rials (over $232 billion) of facilities to domestic economic sectors in the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 19), registering a 26-percent rise from its preceding year, IRNA reported.

 

Coronavirus: grave of Parthian warrior accidentally unearthed in Iran

An ancient tomb chamber has recently been discovered in a graveyard near Sari, northern Iran, as an excavator was digging down quite deep to entomb
a coronavirus victim, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

 

Iranian windmills one step closer to UNESCO status

Iran is further moving towards inscribing its ancient windmills on the UNESCO World Heritage list as the country has recently completed their documentation as a preliminary stage.

 

Precipitation brings Hamoun wetland back to life

After two decades of dryness, enough ranis have finally come to bring Hamoun wetland back to life in southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, reviving agriculture in the region as well.

 

Rouhani: It is Persian Gulf not New York Gulf

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the United States must know that the waterway in the region is the Persian Gulf and not the New York or
Washington Gulf.

 

All littoral states tasked to preserve Persian Gulf heritage: ambassador

Mohammad Ali Hosseini, the Iranian ambassador to Pakistan, has said that all countries bordering the Persian Gulf are responsible to preserve the historical heritage of this strategic waterway.

 

Pakistan PM condemns U.S. sanctions on Iran

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday condemned the United States’ sanctions on Iran when the world is fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Zarif discusses Afghan developments with Abdullah, Ghani

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held separate phone conversations with Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah to discuss the latest developments in Afghanistan.

 

Warren: It ‘makes no sense’ that U.S. seeks to extend arms embargo on Iran

Former Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has dismissed an argument by the Trump administration that the U.S. is a party to the JCPOA and is seeking to extend arms embargo against Iran, saying such an argument by the Trump administration, which has abandoned the nuclear deal with Iran, “makes no sense” Under the JCPOA, the arms embargo against Iran expires in October.