Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 3-5-2020

Tehran Times


Annual manufacturing of home appliances rises

Iranian Industry, Mining, and Trade Ministry data indicates that domestic manufacturing of home appliances in the country experienced a meaningful rise for various products in the previousIranian calendar year (ended on March 19).


Travel ads start in Iran as coronavirus lockdown eased

Travel advertising has been resumed in Iran mainly for destinations that have no traces of the coronavirus.


Huge sculpture in Sanandaj represents Iranian Kurds’ resistance during war

A 15-meter high iron sculpture representing Iranian Kurdish people’s resistance during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war has been set up in the western Iranian city of Sanandaj.


General: Iran ready to share coronavirus fight experience with friendly states

The Iranian armed forces are ready to share the experience in dealing with the novel coronavirus with friendly countries across the region, Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri has said.


130 British MPs call for sanctions on Israel over West Bank annexation

A number of British politicians have called for sanctions against Israel if it goes ahead with its plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, emphasizing that the move is illegal under international law.


Weaving factories resume activity in western Iran

Weaving factories in Boroujerd, a city in Lorestan Province in west of Iran, which had stopped activity due to the coronavirus pandemic and also lack of working capital, returned to the production cycle on Saturday.


World’s top arms seller worried about Iran, Zarif says

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the U.S. as the biggest “military spender” and “arms seller”, which has also been starting, instigating and benefiting from wars around the globe, is worried about Iran.


Chomsky: Maintaining sanctions on Iran amid coronavirus is ‘sheer sadism’

Renowned American scholar Noam Chomsky has said it is “sheer sadism” that that the United States maintains sanctions on Iran during the coronavirus  pandemic.


Supreme economic council meets

President Hassan Rouhani, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani and Judiciary Chief Hojjatoleslam Ebrahim Raeisi held a session of the Supreme Council of Economic Coordination on Saturday.


Without Hezbollah, ISIS would have reached Europe, Shamkhani tells Germany

Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), has reacted to Germany for designating Lebanon’s Hezbollah as a terrorist group, saying ISIS failed to reach Europe because it was defeated by Resistance groups such as Hezbollah.


Health minister: Leader provided ‘strongest’, ‘most scientific’ support in corona fight

Health Minister Saeed Namaki has said that Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei provided the “strongest” and “most scientific” support in the
campaign to counter the outbreak of the coronavirus, also called Covid-19.


U.S. plan to say still a party to nuclear deal ‘a joke’: Iran’s envoy to UN

Iran’s ambassador to the UN says U.S. officials’ calls for an extension of an arms embargo on Tehran lack legal standing in international law, noting that the  request will be “certainly” turned down at the Security Council.


Blacklisting of Hezbollah by Germany is to satisfy U.S., Israel: ex-diplomat

Alireza Sheikh-Attar, a former Iranian ambassador to Germany, has said that Germany’s action in blacklisting Lebanon’s Hezbollah was to satisfy the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel.


Zarif discusses U.S. sanctions with Cuban FM

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has discussed the “illegal” and “unilateral” sanctions of the United States with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla.