Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 18-5-2020

Iran News Daily


U.S. Spreading Division, Violence Instead of Fighting COVID-19

The spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry has lashed out at the United States for pressing ahead with its acts of sabotage while the world is in need of a united fight against the deadly coronavirus outbreak, saying Washington is continues to encourage division and violence across the globe.


Tehran Ready for Strategic Partnership With Baghdad

Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has voiced Iran’s willingness to forge a strategic partnership with neighboring Iraq and turn bilateral ties into a “successful model for cooperation.”Hatami made the comments on Sunday during a video call with his Iraqi counterpart, Lieutenant General Juma Anad Saadoun Khattab, who was recently appointed to the post by new Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.Hatamai underlined the need for defense cooperation between Baghdad and Tehran to restore security and stability in the region.


51 More Iranians Die Because of Coronavirus

Head of Iranian Health Ministry’s Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Sunday that some 51 more Iranians died because of coronavirus over the past 24 hours and 94,464 people out of a total of 120,198 infected with the coronavirus have survived and recovered, but, unfortunately, the total number of deaths reached 6,988.


Afghan President, Rival Close in on Power-Sharing Deal

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, his rival in a disputed presidential election, are close to completing a power-sharing deal to end a political stalemate that has hampered progress towards peace, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.


MP: Nothing Left of JCPOA

Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission says that Iran was the only side adhering to its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).


Iran Outshining Europe, U.S. in Coronavirus Fight

Despite facing tough foreign sanctions, the Islamic Republic is outperforming Europe and the US in handling the fight against the novel coronavirus, Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki said.


Tehran Trade With Caracas Has Nothing To Do With Anyone Else

Government spokesman Ali Rabiei says the country’s trade ties with Venezuela have nothing to do with any other country.


Iran Reiterates Support to al-Assad

Iranian Parliament Speaker’s Special Aide for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reiterated on Sunday the Islamic Republic’s support to Bashar al-Assad as the legitimate leader of Syria.Amir-Abdollahian posted a photo of a meeting between al-Assad and martyred Iranian anti-terror commander, Major General Qassem Soleimani, and wrote, “Dr. Bashar Assad is the legitimate president of Syria and the great leader of fighting Takfiri terrorism in the Arab World.”


Afghanistan Lauds COVID-19 Medical Care for Nationals in Iran

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan has expressed gratitude to the Islamic Republic for providing humanitarian support and medical services for the Afghan nationals residing in Iran amid the outbreak of coronavirus epidemic, says an Iranian official.


Military Secrets Must Not Be Revealed to Enemies

Deputy Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that no country reveals its defense secrets and Iran must not divulge any military information to the enemies.


Iran Underlines Military, Defense Cooperation With Iraq

Iran’s military attaché in Iraq called for broadening of military-defense collaboration with Baghdad in a meeting with Iraqi Defense Minister Jom’eh Enad late on Saturday.



Tehran Times


Iran, Russia reject consensus on Assad resignation

Rumors about an Iran-Russia consensus for the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al Assad is a “big lie” pushed by the U.S.-Israeli media outlets, says a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian Parliament speaker.


Chambers of commerce provide over $38m for battling coronavirus

Head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) says the country’schambers of commerce have provided  1.63 trillion rials (about $38.8 million) to help containing the coronavirus, IRNA reported.


Tourism ministry issues guideline to curb pandemic as travels seen to rise

Iran’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts has issued a guideline comprising health protocols to lessen coronavirus pandemic as many families are expected to start domestic travels during the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holidays (May 24 and 25).


Military to help battle locusts in Iran

The Iranian agriculture ministry has called on military to help fight locusts that have invaded the south of the country, threatening to destroy crops.


Monthly aluminum ingot output rises 47%

Production of aluminum ingot in Iran was increased 47 percent during the first Iranian calendar month Farvardin (March 20-April 19), IRNA reported, citing the data released by Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).


Iran’s fuel shipment to Venezuela guaranteed by its missile power

Iran is shipping tons of gasoline to Venezuela in defiance of U.S. sanctions on both countries in a symbolic move guaranteed by Tehran’s missile prowess.


AFC Instagram account reflects on Footshal in Iran

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Instagram account has posted the pictures of Footshal in northern Iran.


Hatami says Iran, Iraq should become ‘strategic partners’

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Sunday that Tehran and Baghdad should become “strategic partners”.


Ayatollah Khamenei to deliver speech on Quds Day

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will deliver a speech on Friday on the occasion of Quds Day.


Columbia University professor urges removal of Iran sanctions

Robert Jervis, a professor of Columbia University, has slammed the United States’ sanctions on Iran, urging their removal in the coronavirus pandemic.


Nuclear deal has just been implemented by Iran: top MP

Mojtaba Zolnour, the head of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has said that the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, has just been implemented by Iran.


Zarif welcomes political agreement between Ghani and Abdullah

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday welcomed political agreement between Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah.


Pakistan Navy chief extends condolences over death of Iranian sailors

Pakistan’s Navy Commander Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has sent a message of condolence to his Iranian counterpart Hossein Khanzadi offering condolences over the death of 19 Iranian sailors in a friendly fire in Iran’s southern waters on May 10.