Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 30-5-2020

Iran News Daily


Iran Never to Show Passivity Against Enemies

Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami hailed Iran’s considerable progress in the defense sector, underlining that the Islamic Republic will never show passivity against enemies’ threats.


Qalibaf Elected as New Majlis Speaker

Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, a former mayor of Tehran and President Hassan Rouhani’s main rival in the 2017 presidential elections, was elected as new Speaker of Iran Parliament.In the first open session of the new Parliament.


Iran Promises Good Nuclear News

Iran says its nuclear progress will not be hindered by recent US sanctions against two of its nuclear scientists.


Highest One-Day COVID-19 Cases Recorded in Iran

Iran’s Health Ministry spokesman has confirmed 2,819 new cases of COVID-19 infections, the highest number of increase in more than a month.


U.S. Threatens to Sanction Tankers Carrying Fuel to Venezuela

The U.S. has threatened to impose sanctions against two tankers carrying Iranian gasoline to fuel-starved Venezuela, a Wall Street Journal report says.


President Congratulates Azerbaijan On Republic Day

President Hassan Rouhani felicitated his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev the occasion of Azerbaijan’s national holiday, the Republic Day.


Gov’t Unveils Four Mega Projects to Boost Digital Economy

Iran’s president has unveiled four new infrastructural projects, launched by the information and communications technology ministry, to boost the country’s digital economy.


Iran Slams Unilateral Sanctions on Syria

A senior Iranian diplomat denounced the illegal and inhumane sanctions that have been unilaterally imposed on Syria, calling for efforts to help the Syrian people amid the coronavirus outbreak.


Iran to Tighten Persian Gulf Security Belt

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the Islamic Republic will boost its security measures in the strategic waters of the Persian Gulf, especially the Strait of Hormuz, with the help of its domestically-built vessels and equipment.


Leader Appoints Larijani as His Advisor, EC Member

The leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khmenei has appointed the former Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larjiani as his advisor and a member of the Expediency Council.


French FM’s Comments on Adelkhah to Further Complicate Her Case

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has reacted to meddlesome remarks made by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian about Iranian prisoner Fariba Adelkhah.In a statement, Seyed Abbas Mousavi said only Iranian courts have jurisdiction over Iranian nationals.

U.S. Urged to Show Respect for Iranian Nation

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said on Thu. that the United States must show respect for the Iranian nation instead of further humiliating itself.



Tehran Times


Over $7.3b allocated for development projects

Head of Iran’s Planning and Budget Organization (PBO) has announced an over 310 trillion rials (about $7.38 billion) budget allocation for development projects across the country in the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 20), IRNA reported.


Iran grants loans to 21 film projects hit by COVID-19 lockdown losses

The Cinema Organization of Iran announced on Thursday that it has allocated a loan of 3 billion rials (over $71,000) to each of 21 film projects hit by the coronavirus shutdown.


Tehran to Washington: We shatter your max pressure with our max resistance

Tehran says it shatters the United States’ maximum pressure campaign with maximum resistance and relying on domestic capabilities.


Mustafa Prize convenes experts to discuss coronavirus

Prominent Muslim scientists and health experts from over ten countries worldwide met virtually on Thursday within the framework of the 7th Science and Technology Exchange Program
(STEP) to address scientific and technological collaboration in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.


Angel of Kindness statue unveiled to honor medical staf

A statue dubbed “Angel of Kindness” was unveiled at Tehran’s Shohada-ye Tajrish hospital on Thursday in honor of medical staff who are at the forefront of the battle against the coronavirus. The statue memorializes the commitment, dedication and compassion that is demonstrated each and every day by the country’s health sector.


IRGC ready to transfer technology to automotive industry: commander

Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, has said that the IRGC is prepared to transfer defense technology to automotive industry.


EU, Russia condemn U.S. for ending nuclear waivers

Both the European Union and Russia have condemned the United States’ move to end sanction waivers for countries remaining in the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA.


Ending nuclear waivers pulls final plug in violating resolution 2231: Iran envoy

Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, has said that ending sanction waivers for countries remaining in the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, by the United States pulls final plug in violating the resolution 2231.


Iran’s IRGC gets 112 missile-launching speed boats

The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Navy on Thursday received 112 missile-launching speed boats designed and built by Iranian experts.


Ali Larijani named Leader advisor

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appointed Ali Larijani, the former parliament speaker, as his advisor and also a member of the Expediency Council.


It was ‘strategic mistake’ to allow U.S. enter the region, Iran’s defense chief says

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Friday that neighbors made a “strategic mistake” by allowing the United States to enter the region.


Brutal killing of African-American is demonstration of ‘systematic racism’: Iran

Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has said that brutal killing of an African-American man in the United States is a harrowing demonstration of “systematic racism” exercised by the current rulers of the White House.


Ghalibaf says Iran-Turkey cooperation needed to establish peace and security

Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, newly-elected speaker of the Iranian parliament, said on Friday that cooperation between Iran and Turkey is important to establish and promote long-lasting
peace and security in the region.