Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 15-6-2020

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Tehran Refutes Claim About PKK Presence In Iran

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force dismissed the groundless claim made by Turkish officials that the PKK terrorists are on Iranian soil near the common border.


Iran to Become Regional Hub For Renewable Energies

Deputy Energy Minister on Renewable Energies Affairs says the U.S. sanctions have currently affected the economic, banking and forex sectors of the country as the country‘s medicine is under sanctions and it means renewable energies are also under sanctions.


Iran-India Trade to Become Normal So Soon

There is no particular problem in trade with India now and bilateral relations will return to normal soon, Vice president of India-Iran Chamber of Commerce Parham Rezaei told ILNA.


Zarif Denies Saudi Oil Facilities Hit by Iranian-Made Missiles

Iran’s foreign minister has dismissed as baseless the UN Secretariat’s claim that the missiles which hit the installations of the Saudi Aramco company were of Iranian origin.


U.S.-Indicted Dealmaker for Venezuela’s Maduro Detained

A Colombian businessman indicted by U.S. authorities as the chief money launder for Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Venezuela has been detained in the African island archipelago of Cape Verde.


Gov’t Pushing to Mitigate Economic Repercussions of COVID-19

President Hassan Rouhani has highlighted his administration’s efforts to deal with the economic consequences of the coronavirus outbreak, pointing to schemes to protect the livelihood of people and prevent price hikes.


Veteran Iranian Actor Keshavarz Passes Away at 90

Veteran Iranian cinema and theater actor Mohammad Ali Keshavars passed way yesterday at 92.


Austria Eager to Boost Parliamentary Ties with Iran

The president of the National Council of Austria expressed the European country’s willingness to broaden parliamentary relations with Iran.


Iran Records Highest COVID-19 Daily Death Toll in Two Months

Health Ministry spokeswoman says 107 people have died of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the highest number of daily fatalities in two months.


Iran Unveils Capsule Hotel

The pilot model of capsule hotels was unveiled in the presence of Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Munesan.


Suspects Nabbed in Iran for Arson

Iran’s Police chief said a number of suspects have been arrested in connection with recent acts of arson.Asked by reporters about a recent wave of suspicious fires in various parts of Iran, Police Commander Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari said on Sunday that the law enforcement and other organizations in charge have taken action to handle the issue.


Tehran Times


Iran first country in region enjoying 100% voluntary blood donation

While blood donation in 70 countries still depends on replacement or paid donors, Iran is the first country in the region which has enjoyed voluntary blood donation by 100 percent since 2007.


ICCIMA head calls on govt. to promote private sector’s place in economy

Head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) called on the government to reconsider the value of the country’s private sector, saying that the private sector’s place in economy should be determined based on their contribution to the growth and the revenue they generate.


Zarif rejects claims of Iran’s role in Saudi oil attacks as unfounded

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rejected claims that Iran was behind attacks on Saudi oil installations in November 2019 as “unfounded”.


Coronavirus may move travel into ‘the realm of luxury’ in Iran

The coronavirus pandemic may turn tours and travels in Iran into luxury items as observing health protocols will rise the cost of travel in the country, Mohammad Ali Vaqefi, the vice president of the Iranian Tour Operators Association, has warned.


PMU chairman praises Gen. Soleimani

Falih al-Fayyadh, chairman of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and a former Iraqi National Security Council advisor, has praised Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.


Saudi Arabia considers cancelling hajj for first time in modern history

Saudi Arabia is considering cancelling the hajj pilgrimage season for the first time since the kingdom was founded in 1932, after cases of coronavirus in the country topped 100,000.


Actor Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz dies at 90

The legendary actor Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz, famous for his roles in Ali Hatami’s hits such as “Mother” and “Hezardastan”, has died. He was 90.


Army chief highlights utility of drones in asymmetric warfare

Iranian Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi described unmanned aerial vehicles as a strong point in the Army, saying they play a strategic role
in asymmetric warfare.


Iran to be the focus of attention at IAEA board session: Russia

Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, has said that Iran is expected to be the focus of attention in virtual session of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors.


MPs preparing bill to confront U.S. hostile acts, economic sanctions

The Iranian legislators are preparing a bill to fight against the U.S. enmity and economic embargos against the country, an MP said on Sunday.