Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 28-6-2020

Iran News Daily


IRGC to Receive Surprise Systems Soon

The chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the force is to receive “surprise systems” in the near future, stressing that a U.S. bid to extend an arms embargo on Iran would have no effect on the country’s defense capabilities.


Leader Calls for All-Out Campaign Against Corruption, Corrupt People

Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Leader says the only way to tackle corruption is to deal with corrupt elements.


Reopening Borders Can Help Balance Forex Market

Central Bank should maintain a strong presence in foreign exchange supply for meeting people’s essential needs, President Rouhani asked on the Governor of the Central Bank of Iran.


Coronavirus Kills 125 More Iranians

Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday that some 125 more Iranians have died of coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total death toll to 10,364.


Iran Seizes World’s Largest Amount of Narcotics Despite Sanctions

Iran’s permanent representative to Vienna-based international organizations has hailed the country’s battle against drug trafficking, saying the Islamic Republic managed to confiscate the world’s largest amount of narcotics over the past years despite illegal US sanctions.


Flight 752 Black Box To Be Decrypted In France in July

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced in its Twitter account on Friday that the black box of Flight 752, the passenger plane that was mistakenly downed near Tehran in January 2020, will be decrypted in next month in France.


UCO Bank Eyes Non-Oil Imports From Iran

With India no longer importing oil from Iran, UCO Bank is looking at other avenues to keep the rupee payment mechanism with Iran alive.


Iranian Convict Swapped For Tajik Felon in Dushanbe

Iran has swapped a Tajik convict for an Iranian one in Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe, in a rare exchange.


Sale of Gov’t Surplus Properties and Shares; Major Economic Polic

President Hassan Rouhani at the session of the government’s economic board on Saturday has stressed transparent timing for the issuance of securities to boost production and capital market and said that the sale of surplus properties and shares of state-owned companies is the major economic policy of his government.


IRGC Ground Force Unveils New Military Achievements

In a ceremony on Saturday, attended by the IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami, IRGC Ground Force unveiled four new homegrown military products, including a reconnaissance drone with a service ceiling of 12,000 feet.


Martyrs Beheshti, Motahari, Imam Musa Sadr, Three Prominent Scholars

Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Abbas Salehi said on Saturday that Martyrs Beheshti, Motahari and Imam Musa Sadr are the three eminent contemporary scholars.


Iran Welcomes Pakistan PM’s Stance to Strengthen Islamic Unity

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Pakistan welcomed recent statement of Prime Minister Imran Khan to strengthen unity among Muslim world.


Iran, Russia Discuss Latest Developments in Syria

Iranian Ambassador to Moscow held a phone conversation with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister regarding the Syrian crisis and providing humanitarian aid to the country.


Tehran Times


Do not assume U.S. still aspires to be a world leader, Merkel says

The rest of the world can no longer take it for granted that the US still aspires to be a global leader and needs to readjust its priorities accordingly, Angela Merkel
has warned.


Iran’s annual agricultural output expected to hit 128m tons by Mar. 2021

Iran’s agricultural production  is expected to reach 128 million tons in the current Iranian calendar year (March 2020-March 2021), according to the Acting
Head of Agriculture Ministry’s Economic Affairs Department Shahrokh Shajari.


Arms embargo not to affect Iran’s defense power: IRGC chief

Chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Hossein Salami said on Saturday that arms embargo will not affect Iran’s defense power.


UNESCO-registered Yazd to develop children’s tourism

The historical oasis city of Yazd, which is a UNESCO World Heritage in central Iran, is aimed to develop needed infrastructure and prerequisites for becoming a top destination for children’s tourism as well.


In historic first, the House of Representatives passes D.C. statehood bill

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a bill approving D.C. statehood on Friday, the first time a chamber of Congress has ever passed such legislation.


Life story of martyr Beheshti under spotlight in Qaderi’s new play

Dramatist Nasrollah Qaderi plans to write a play about the life story of Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Beheshti, Iran’s Judicial Council chief who was assassinated in a terrorist operation on June 28, 1981.


2,350 Iranians recovered from COVID-19 donate plasma

So far, 2,350 patients who have recovered from coronavirus have referred to blood transfusion centers for plasma donation, Bashir Haji Beigi, spokesman for the Blood Transfusion Organization, has stated.


Mes Sungun claim Iran Futsal Super League title

Mes Sungun defeated Giti Pasand Isfahan in Tabriz’s Poursharifi Hall to win Iran Futsal Super League title for the third time in a row.


Ayatollah Khamenei urges relentless fight on corruption

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that the campaign against economic corruption is at its height and it must continue without connivance.


Trump admin has no way but revising wrong policies: Vaezi

Iranian Presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi has said that the Donald Trump administration has no way but revising wrong policies and making up for past mistakes, especially economic and medical terrorism against Iran.


IRGC unveils new military gear

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) unveiled four new homegrown military products, including a reconnaissance drone with a service ceiling of 12,000 feet.