Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 21-5-2020

Iran News Daily

 

Iran Warns U.S. Against Disruption of Legal Trade

Foreign Minister has warned the United States against any disruption of legal trade, saying that Washington is not allowed to interfere with the Iranian tankers en route to Venezuela.

 

Tehran Rejects Claims of Harming Afghan Citizens at Border

A senior Iranian official has expressed congratulations on the reconciliation deal in Afghanistan and, at the same time, rejected Afghan media reports suggesting Iranian border guards were involved in a recent tragic border incident.

 

U.S. Sanctions On Shanghai-Based Company Illegal

China on Wednesday condemned the sanctions imposed by the US on a Shanghai-based company, calling it “illegal,” local media reported.

 

Vessels in Persian Gulf Urged to Stay 100 Meters Away From U.S. Warships

The U.S. Navy has warned vessels in the Persian Gulf to stay 100 meters away from American warships or risk “lawful defensive measures,” in a move that appears to be aimed squarely at Iran.

 

UAE’s Etihad Airways Makes First Known Flight to Israel

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s state-owned Etihad Airways has made a first known flight to the Israeli-occupied territories with the alleged goal of delivering aid to Palestinians as Arab regimes and Tel Aviv scale up their attempts to normalize relations.

 

Whispers of Zionist Regime’s Death Can Be Heard

hief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri issued a message on the occasion of the upcoming International Quds Day, pointing to failures of Israeli-American plots for the region.

 

Iran Ready to Create Barter Mechanism With Kazakhstan

President Hassan Rouhani has expressed country’s readiness to establish a barter system for trades with Kazakhstan.

 

IRGC Forces Kill 2 Terrorists

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) forces attacked a team of terrorists in Iran’s western province of Kurdistan, killing two of them and injuring a number of others.

 

Only Palestinians Should Decide for Palestine

Only Palestinians through a national referendum can and should decide for Palestine, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a message ahead of the International Quds Day.

 

Iran Not to Tolerate Any Nuisance at High Seas

Iran’s Minister of Defense and Logistics of the Armed Froces said on Wednesday that Iran will not tolerate any nuisance at high Seas for its oil tankers and will respond strongly and decisively.On the sidelines of the cabinet meeting, Brigadier-General Amir Hatami said that the Islamic Republic of Iran will react strongly against any nuisance for the Iranian oil tankers.

 

Zarif, NGOs Weigh Plans to Help Afghans in Iran

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and representatives of non-governmental charities have discussed the ways to address the problems that Afghan citizens residing in Iran are facing.

 

U.S. Cannot Extend Iran’s Arms Embargo

member of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in a verbal notice said that the United States cannot extend Iran’s arms embargo under the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

 

Resistance Most Effective Way to Counter Zionist Regime’s Plots

Advisor to Speaker of Parliament for International Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Tuesday that Iran believes that resistance and withstanding Zionist aggression is the most effective factor and deterrence against Israeli atrocities in the region.

Tehran Times

 

Population growth drops to less than 1% for first time

The country’s population growth rate has decreased to less than one percent for the first time over the past four decades, Seyed Hamed Barakati, deputy health minister for family and school population has said.

 

Iran says its navy will regularly operate in Persian Gulf

An Iranian military official has said that the Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Persian Gulf.

 

‘Non-oil exports booming as pandemic subsides’

Governor of Central Bank of  Iran (CBI) Abdolnaser Hemmati said the country’s non-oil exports are improving following a downtrend of the coronavirus cases in the country, IRNA reported.

 

Theater owners call on Rouhani to lift coronavirus restrictions

The Association of Iranian Theater  Owners has asked President Hassan Rouhani to lift the coronavirus restriction on cinemas, calling for reopening of the theaters across the country based on the health protocols during the pandemic.

 

Aweinspiring, ancient and lonely: Zahhak Castle

Sightseers pay a visit to the ruined Zahhak Castle which is perched on a hillside near Hashtroud, northwest Iran, on May 19, 2020.

 

Quds will never be forgotten, Rouhani says

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Quds will never be forgotten and it will be liberated from the tyrants.

 

General Soleimani’s name is symbol of Quds: Hezbollah official

Hashim Safi Al Din, the head of the Hezbollah Executive Council, has said that Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani’s military career was on the path to liberate
Quds from the Israeli occupation.

 

France reaffirms support for nuclear deal

France’s permanent mission in Vienna has reaffirmed Paris’ support for the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA.

 

Iran urges Europe to support Palestinians

As Israel is planning to annex parts of the West Bank, Iran’s Foreign Ministry has issued a series of tweets urging Europe to “listen to the global conscience” and support the Palestinians.

 

Senior MP underscores IRGC aerospace force’s plans to orbit satellites in 36,000-km altitude

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force is seriously pursuing plans to send satellites into the 36,000- km orbit in the future, a senior legislator
said.

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