Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 28-5-2020

Iran News Daily


Iran Trade With Friendly Nations None of U.S. Business

resident Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran’s trade with friendly nations is none of the U.S. business and that the US sanctions are not compatible with International Trade Law.


New Majlis Opens With Leader’s Message

Iran’s newly-elected lawmakers have held the first session of the Parliament on Wednesday with a message from Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.The inaugural session of the 11th Iranian Parliament after victory of the Islamic Revolution was attended by President Hassan Rouhani, Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, and Secretary of the Guardian Council Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati.


Sanctions Hindering Move Towards Sustainable Development

The Seventh Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development has been held as a virtual meeting chaired by the UN undersecretary general and the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).The meeting held on May 20, 2020 was themed “accelerating action for and delivery of the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific.”


Third Iranian Fuel Cargo Reaches Venezuelan Waters

The third cargo of an Iranian tanker flotilla carrying fuel for gasoline-thirsty Venezuela on Tuesday reached the nation’s exclusive economic zone as the previous two were discharging at state run PDVSA’s ports, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.


Qatar Optimist About Expansion of Joint LNG Field With Iran

Saad al-Kaabi, Qatari energy minister and chief executive of Qatar Petroleum, announced that his country intends to expand the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, i.e. its North Field (known in Iran as South Pars) gas field, and expects investment opportunities overseas, despite a slump in global energy demand and the collapse of oil prices.


Gov’t Ready for Close Coop With New Majli

President Hassan Rouhani says the government is ready for close cooperation with the new Parliament within the frameworks of the Islamic Republic’s constitution.


Envoy Denies Receiving Tons of Gold From Venezuela

As Iran’s third oil tanker sails into the Venezuelan waters to deliver its much-needed gasoline cargo, the Iranian envoy to the South American country dismisses the claims that Tehran has received nine tons of gold from Caracas in exchange for the fuel.


Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake Hits East Tehran

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale hit Damavand County in the east of the Iranian capital of Tehran on Wednesday noon.The earthquake occurred at 13:41 p.m. local time on Wednesday at a depth of 10 kilometers in an area between Damavand and Rudehen.


FM Censures U.S. Police Brutality Against Black Men

In a tweet on Wednesday, Iran’s foreign ministry once again criticized the brutality of the American Police against the black US residents, after an African-American man died on May 25 when U.S. cop knelt on his neck.


Tehran, Kabul Discuss Border Accident in Harirud

Iranian delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand in a meeting with Afghan diplomats discussed issues related to recent border accident.



Tehran Times


200 industrial, mining, trade projects to be implemented by Mar. 2021

Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Ministry plans to inaugurate 200 major industrial, mining and trade projects across the country by the Iranian calendar year of 1400 (begins on March 20, 2021), IRNA reported.


Birthday of Iranian-Turkmen poet Makhtum-Qoli Faraghi celebrated

The 287th birth anniversary of the Iranian-Turkmen poet Makhtum-Qoli Faraghi (Magtymguly Pyragy, 1733-1790) was celebrated in a seminar aired on the IRIB channel of Golestan Province on Wednesday.


Third Iranian tanker reaches Venezuelan waters

The third cargo of an Iranian tanker flotilla carrying fuel for Venezuela on Tuesday reached the nation’s exclusive economic zone as the previous two were discharging at state run PDVSA’s ports, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.


Iran plans to equip environmental defenders with high-tech facilities

Iran plans to provide a budget to equip the environmental defenders with technological advances, Jamshid Mohabbat Khani, commander of the protection unit of the Department of Environment (DOE) has announced.


Kang stepped village added to national heritage list

The stepped village of Kang in the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi has been inscribed on the national heritage list.


Lifebot medical robot unveiled

A medical robot, dubbed ‘Keyvan Lifebot’ was unveiled at Tehran’s Shahid Hasheminejad hospital on Wednesday.


New Iranian Parliament opens

The new Iranian Parliament (Majlis), the 11th of its kind since the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, was opened on Wednesday.


Iran, Afghanistan in agreement on migrant border incident, Foreign Ministry official says

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand said on Wednesday that Iran and Afghanistan are in agreement on that incident which led to tragic deaths of a number of Afghan migrants in border area.


U.S. sanctions have lost efficiency: diplomat

Iranian Ambassador to Venezuela Hojat Soltani has said that the United States’ unilateral sanctions have lost their efficiency.


Tehran dismisses claims of torturing, detaining illegal nationals at Afghanistan borders

The Director-General of Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs of the Ministry of Interior Mehdi Mahmoudi on Wed. categorically turned down the claim of torturing and detaining illegal nationals at borders of Khorasan Razavi province with Afghanistan, saying such incidents have nothing to do with the border guards of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


It is time to stand against U.S. warmongering, Iran says

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has said that it is the time to stand against the United States’ violence and warmongering.


Tehran urges lifting of ‘inhumane’ sanctions on Syrians

Ali-Asghar Khaji, the Iranian foreign minister’s special assistant for political affairs, on Wednesday called the sanctions against the Syrian people “inhumane” and said it is necessary to remove the bans as soon as possible.