Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 13-6-2020

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Iran Slams U.S. for Trying To Obstruct IAEA Reports’ Mechanisms, Procedures

Iran has criticized the United States and some other countries for seeking to underine the mechanisms and procedures of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s reports on Tehran’s nuclear activities.


Iran Economic Growth Stood At Minus 7% Last Year

The Statistical Center of Iran in its latest report announced the economic growth of the country in the last Iranian calendar year which ended on March 20.


Tehran Urges OIC To Push for Referendum In Palestine

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs has taken part in an extraordinary ministerial meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Executive Committee on Israeli threats to annex parts of the occupied Palestinian territories.


Turkey to Build Gas Pipeline to Supply Nakhchivan

Turkey’s state gas grid operator Botaş has opened a tender for a gas pipeline to supply Azerbaijan’s exclave of Nakhchivan. The new supply route would sideline Iranian gas sales to Azerbaijan and comes as Ankara is trying to repair its relationship with the United States.


U.S. Vows to Reduce Iraq Troop Presence

The United States said Thursday it would reduce troops in Iraq in the coming months as friction between the two countries eased under a new US-friendly premier in Baghdad.


U.S. Has No Right to Abuse UN, IAEA to Vilify Iran

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message referred to U.S.’ attempts to escalate tensions with Iran, saying it has no right to abuse UN and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to vilify Iran.


Sanctions Failed To Weaken Iranian Nation’s Will

President Hassan Rouhani says sanctions imposed on Iran by Western countries, especially the United States, have failed to weaken the Iranian nation’s will and this has been proven through incessant inauguration of development projects under the toughest sanctions.


Kazakh Speaker Calls for Boosting Ties With Iran

Chairman of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurlan Nigmatulin in a message underlined the role of parliaments in developing relations between Iran and Kazakhstan.


Afghanistan to Send Delegation To Iran to Prevent Illegal Traffic

The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the dispatch of a delegation from Kabul to Tehran to investigate the recent incidents for Afghan citizens and prevention of illegal traffic.


Iran, Canada Emphasize Finalization of Ukrainian Plane Case

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand and his Canadian counterpart in a telephone talk late on Thursday stressed the need for accelerating research on the case of the crashed Ukrainian plane and its finalization in a fair and transparent manner.


HR Advocates Do Not Let Opponents Breathe

The head of Iran’s Judiciary said that human rights claimants do not allow their protesters and opponents to breathe.


Zarif Urges End of Apartheid Israel’s Tyranny Over Western Halls of Power

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif referred to American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) green light to lawmakers to criticize Israeli annexation, saying it’s time to end apartheid Israel’s tyranny over Western halls of power.“If there were ever any question of WHO dictates US—& Western—policy in the Mid East, this headline screams it loud & clear,” Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday.


FM Pursuing U.S. Crime of Assassinating Martyr Soleimani

Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand said on Thursday that Foreign Ministry is pursuing the US crime in assassination of Lt. Gen. Qasem Soleimani.

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Tehran: U.S. regime to soon kneel in front of Iranian nation

Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has censured the U.S. regime for relying on “knee on neck” approach to its people and other countries, saying Washington will soon kneel in front of the Iranian nation.


Discovery of bizarre tomb offers clues to ancient life in Isfahan

The discovery of the second  giant jar-tomb in the sole historical hill of Isfahan has shed new light on ancient human life in the central Iranian city.


‘Go back to your bunker’: Seattle mayor hits back at Trump

Seattle’s mayor has told U.S. President Donald Trump to “go back to your bunker”, escalating a spat after the president threatened to intervene over a police-free autonomous zone protesters have set up in the western United States city.


Meet Iranian man weaving reed mats for decades

Iranian crafter Hassan Heidari, nicknamed Abu-Abdollah, is weaving flattened reeds to make a traditional mattress in a village near the southwestern city of Ahvaz on June 12, 2020.


Zarif to visit Ankara, Moscow

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif plans to visit Ankara and Moscow on June 14 and 15.


Iran to pursue assassination of Gen. Soleimani in intl. bodies

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand has said that Iran will pursue assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani by the United States in international bodies.


China slams U.S. threats to reimpose arms ban on Iran, says it will violate UN resolution

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has slammed the United States’ threats to reimpose an arms embargo on Iran, saying it violates the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.


Iranian diplomat meets Iraqi FM

Iraj Masjedi, the Iranian ambassador to Iraq, met with Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein on Thursday.


Tehran, Moscow enjoy growing ties, Zarif says

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that TehranMoscow ties are growing, calling for expansion of relations.


Rouhani, Putin and Erdogan to discuss Syria via videoconference

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, plan to hold a videoconference on Syria within the framework of the Astana format.


Iran asks French experts to read black boxes of Ukrainian plane

Iranian investigators have asked France’s BEA air accident agency to read black boxes of a Ukrainian plane which was mistakenly shot down in January near Tehran.