Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 25-6-2020

Iran News Daily

 

President Repeats Demand for U.S. to Apologize Before Any Talks

President Hassan Rouhani has repeated a previous demand that the United States should apologize, return to the 2015 nuclear agreement and compensate Iran for economic losses, before Tehran negotiates over outstanding issues.

Iran Buys Goods in Exchange For Exporting Energy to Iraq

U.S sanctions on Iran are worse than Oil-for-Food program, a spokesman of the Iranian Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Products Exporters’ Union told.

 

Iran’s Relationship With UAE Improving

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military advisor to the Leader, has said Iran’s relationship with the UAE has improved and the Islamic Republic is ready for dialogue with Saudi Arabia.

 

Record-High Number of Daily COVID-19 Deaths Reported

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says 133 patients have died of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, increasing the overall death toll to 9,996.

 

Zarif: Pompeo So Desperate to Mislead World on Iran

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has ridiculed his U.S. counterpart for his erroneous estimates of the Iranian Air Force’s reach in Europe and Asia when the UN arms embargo against Tehran expires, saying this shows Mike Pompeo is desperately attempting to mislead the world about Iran.

 

Russia Holds Massive Military Parade in Moscow

Russia has held a massive military parade in Moscow to celebrate its annual Victory Day, on the eve of a national referendum on extending President Vladimir Putin’s time in office.

 

Unfounded Spy Data No Grounds for IAEA’s Demand

The Iranian parliament says unsubstantiated spy data cannot be a basis for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s demands to access Iranian sites.

 

Iran Incessantly Monitoring Enemies’ Movements

The unknown soldiers of Imam Zaman [May God Hasten His Reappearance] are thoroughly monitoring the malicious movements of criminal imperialist, usurper regime of Israel and sworn enemies of the country incessantly.

 

U.S. Unilateralism Poses Serious Threat to Int’l Peace, Security

Majlis Speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf called the unilateral behavior of the U.S. a serious threat to international peace and security and stressed the need for regional and international cooperation to counter the irrational actions of the White House.

 

Israeli Regime Facing Collapse From Within

Majlis Speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf said that the Israeli regime is declining while pointing to the need for continuing resistance against the occupation.

 

Iran to Cut Dependence on Hormuz Strait for Oil Exports

The Iranian president says Iran is building a major pipeline to transferring oil from west of the Persian Gulf to its east, cutting dependence on Hormuz Strait for oil exports.

 

Iran, UN Express Concern Over U.S. Caesar Sanctions on Syria

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen and Ali-Asghar Khaji, a senior assistant to Iranian Foreign Minister in special political affairs, have discussed the latest developments in Syria.

 

Tehran, Oslo Discuss Developing Bilateral Ties

New Iranian Ambassador to Norway Alireza Yousefi in a meeting with King Harald V of Norway reviewed promoting bilateral ties between Tehran and Oslo.

 

 

Tehran Times

 

Industry, mining, trade projects worth over $5.4b inaugurated in 2 months

Some 196 industrial, mining and trade projects worth 230 trillion rials (about $5.48b) went operational throughout the country since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20) up to June 16.

 

IAEA vulnerable to members with political motives: former French diplomat

Iran has reacted strongly to the adoption of a resolution by the IAEA Board of Governors, saying it was drafted by the European trio (France, Germany and Britain) under a pressure from the United States and Israel.

 

Rouhani says Iran not waiting for U.S. presidential elections

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the International Atomic Energy Agency should maintain its independence and advised the Europeans not to give in to the United States’ pressure.

 

UN lauds Iran’s fight against drug trafficking

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has praised Iran’s efforts to fight against narcotics trafficking, IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

 

Protesters try to pull down ex-U.S. president’s statue in DC

Protesters tried to pull down a statue of former U.S. President Andrew Jackson near the White House before being dispersed by police.

 

Hamas leadership meets Russia’s deputy foreign minister in Doha

A high-level delegation from the Hamas Movement led by its political chief IsmailHaneyya met on Tuesday in the Qatari capital, Doha, with  Mikhail Bogdanov, deputy foreign minister of the Russian Federation, and Nur Kholov, the Russian ambassador to the country.

 

Staying cool in waterfalls

A man jumps from a waterfall to both escape the summer heat and have fun in Haviq district, northern Gilan province, June 22, 2020.

 

‘EU’s Borrell to spare no efforts to preserve nuclear deal’

European External Action Service spokesman Peter Stano has said that European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell will spare no efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.

 

Iran, China agree to deepen strategic ties, Zarif says

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced on Wednesday that he held talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi through a videoconference, saying they agreed to deepen their strategic ties.