Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 20-6-2020

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Iran Pushing on With Economic Plans Despite Coronavirus

President Hassan Rouhani says the outbreak of coronavirus has not brought economic activities in the country to a halt, describing the inauguration of new projects as a testimony to Iran’s unfaltering progress.


Iran Navy Successfully Test-Fires New-Generation Cruise Missiles

Iran’s naval forces have successfully tested new-generation cruise missiles — designed and developed by experts at home — during military drills in the Sea of Oman and the northern Indian Ocean.During the maneuvers on Thursday, the long-range and short-range missiles were successfully fired from the coast and from decks of ships, hitting the designated targets with high accuracy.



Iran Has Over $62b In Net Foreign Assets

Iran says net foreign assets have increased by over 27% year on year to top $62 billion.The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) says net foreign assets held by the bank and other Iranian non-bank financial institutions have surged by nearly a third over the year ending March 19.


Iran to Take Appropriate Action in Response to IAEA Resolution

In response to the adoption of the proposed resolution of the three European countries in the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Friday, Iran Ambassador stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran completely rejects the resolution of the Board of Governors, adding that It will take appropriate and necessary reaction to it.


Venezuela to Take U.S. Sanctions Case to Int’l Criminal Court

The Venezuelan government has vowed to take the United States to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in response to new unilateral sanctions imposed by Washington on the Latin American country.

Iran Welcomes Election Of New UNSC Members

Iranian Foreign Ministry in a message welcomed election of new members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), saying Iran is ready to work with them.


Tehran Unwavering in Its Support for Damascus

First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri reaffirms the Islamic Republic’s outright support for Syria and the regional resistance front in the face of foreign-backed scheming and violence.


Tehran Backs UNHRC Session Against Racism in U.S.

Seyed Abbas Mousavi, Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson, said that Tehran supports holding a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council to address the racism in the United States.


Zarif Warns IAEA Against Adopting Resolution for Intrusive Nuclear Inspections

Iran has warned the International Atomic Energy Agency against any push for intrusive inspections of two nuclear sites in the country, saying adopting a new resolution would ruin any possible agreeable solution in the future.


Tehran, Islamabad Stress Expansion of Economic Cooperation

Iranian and Pakistani officials explored on Thursday the avenues of broadening mutual economic ties amid the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.


Afghanistan Mulls Cooperation With Iran on Border Security

The presidential palace of Afghanistan played host to a meeting to weigh plans for closer cooperation with Iran in ensuring security along the common border and combatting smugglers and traffickers.The meeting, chaired by Vice President of Afghanistan Amrullah Saleh, was held at the Arg, the presidential palace in Kabul.


Iran Condemns U.S. Sanctions on Syria

Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the new U.S. sanctions against Syria, pledging that Tehran will maintain and boost economic ties with Damascus.


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Iran has ‘nothing to hide’, Zarif tells Europeans

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday reacted to a draft resolution submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors by the Europeans, saying that Tehran has “nothing to hide”.


Development projects worth over $2.8b inaugurated in 2 provinces

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, on Thursday, inaugurated several development projects worth 120.5 trillion rials (about $2.86 billion) in the northern Mazandaran Province and western Ilam Province via video conference.


Afghan scholar Najib Mayel Heravi granted Iranian citizenship

The distinguished Afghan expert on manuscripts, Najib Mayel Heravi, has been granted Iranian citizenship, Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has announced.


Iraq demands Turkey to ‘stop bombardment, withdraw forces’ from north

Baghdad on Thursday demanded Ankara immediately halt its assault in northern Iraq, where Turkish special forces and helicopters have been targeting Kurdish rebel hideouts.


Iran to use its financial resources in Iraq to import basic goods: CBI governor

Governor of Central Bank of Iran  (CBI) Abdolnaser Hemmati says Iran and Iraq are going to implement an agreement in the coming weeks based on which Iran is going to use its energy export revenues in Iraq for supplying basic goods, IRNA reported.


Navy tests new homegrown cruise missile in Sea of Oman

Iran’s Navy successfully test-fired new homegrown cruise missiles on Thursday during a military exercise in the Sea of Oman and the northern parts of the Indian Ocean.


End of European multilateralism

Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran’s ambassador to the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency, said on Friday that Iran will take appropriate action in response
to a move taken by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors in adopting an anti-Iran resolution.


It is high time to hold U.S. accountable for human rights violations: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry said a statement on Thursday suggesting that it is high time for the world to hold the United States’ administration accountable for violating human rights.


Iran on Nord Stream 2: U.S. bully now biting EU allies with sanctions

Iran has slammed a U.S. plan to slap more sanctions on a pipeline designed to deliver Russian natural gas to Germany, calling on European Union countries not to succumb to Washington’s bullying and stand against its “aggressive law-breaking.”