Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 4-7-2020

Iran News Daily


Iran Making Progress In Energy Sector

President Hassan Rouhani has highlighted Iran’s major advances in the water treatment and electricity industries, saying the administration takes pride in launching new projects under the pressure of the U.S. sanctions and the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.


Natanz Complex Not Affected by Incident, Enrichment Continues

Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Thursday that there were no casualties in Shahid Ahmadi Rowshan Natanz Complex as a result of the incident occurred this morning, and the normal process of enrichment continues far from the site of the incident.


Iran Envoy Urges Lifting of Sanctions Amid Pandemic

Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi has underlined the need for lifting unilateral sanctions which are weakening the capacity of targeted countries to effectively respond to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).


India-Funded Chabahar Port to Be Integrated With Free Zone

India’s first-ever port investment overseas at Chabahar in Iran is gaining momentum with the Persian Gulf nation approving the integration of the port with the Free Zone operating in the area and the opening of a branch by an Afghanistan bank soon.


Iran to Consider Potential Requests for Goods Supply From Venezuela

Iran will consider possible requests for goods supply from Venezuela if Caracas officially submits them, despite opposition from the United States and sanctions imposed by it on both countries, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said in an interview.



Rouhani Calls for Expansion Of Bilateral Ties With Belarus

President Hassan Rouhani on the occasion of the National Day of Belarus in a message to President Lukashenko called for developing mutual relations.


President CallsOn Media to Change National Life-Style

President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday in a meeting of the heads of specialized committees of the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus, called on the Iranian media to change the lifestyles of Iranian society amid coronavirus outbreak.


U.S. Seeking to ExtendIran’s Arms Embargo at UNSC

Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) for Political Affairs said that United States is seeking to extend Iran’s arms embargo at the UN Security Council by using its influence over other countries.


Escalation of Anti-Iran Sanctions Signals Failed Economic Terrorism

Parliament Speaker’s Special Aide for International Affairs called escalation of U.S. sanctions against Iran as the failed economic terrorism saying that the Islamic Republic of Iran would definitely find the way out of the newly imposed sanctions powerfully, depending on the internal capabilities.


Persian Gulf Has Long Been Scene of U.S. Crimes

Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a tweet on the 32nd anniversary of deliberate shooting down of an Iranian passenger flight that the US has been committing crimes against humanity for a long time in the Persian Gulf.


Iran, Iraq Stress Security, Defense Cooperation

Iran’s military attaché in Baghdad Mostafa Moradian and the Chairman of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi parliament, Mohammed Redha Al-Haidar, in a meeting in here on Friday, reviewed avenues of expanding security and defense cooperation.



Tehran Times


Natanz incident causing no work stoppage, slowdown at facility

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says an incident hitting the Natanz nuclear facility Thursday has caused no stoppage or slowdown of enrichment, because the affected shed was actually under construction and not part of the enrichment process yet.


Iran-EAEU trade exceeds $2.4b since preferential trade agreement

The value of trade between Iran and the members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) reached $2.418 billion since the implementation of the preferential trade agreement on October 27, 2019, the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) announced.


Biden pulls together 600 of lawyers as a bulwark against election trickery

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said that his party has assembled a group of 600 lawyers and thousands of other people to prepare for possible “chicanery” ahead of November’s election.


Health Ministry to promote Iranian lifestyle based on traditional medicine

The Ministry of Health’s department of Iranian traditional medicine has signed a memorandum of understanding with five executive bodies for the development of a culture of cultivation and consumption of medicinal plants, IRNA reported on Friday.


UNWTO meeting: Iran outlines measures to help tourism recover from COVID-19

Iran took part in a virtual seminar of the United Nations World Tourism Organization on Wednesday, outlining measures the country
has taken so far to prop up the travel industry since the outbreak of the coronavirus.


Actor Sirus Gorjestani dies at 76

Actor Sirus Gorjestani, who is most famous for his roles in the comic series and movies such as “The Suspect Ran Away” and “Sperm Whale 2”, died from a heart attack in a Tehran hospital on Thursday. He was 76.


Iran won’t surrender to bullying: Kharrazi

Kamal Kharrazi, chairman of Iran’s Strategic Council. on Foreign Relations, has said that Iran will not surrender to bullying and will continue its path more determinedly.


Iranian ambassador urges intl. community to respect 2231 resolution

Iran’s Ambassador to Pakistan Mohammad Ali Hosseini has urged the international community, especially signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal known as the JCPOA, to respect the 2231 resolution of the UN Security Council which endorses the agreement.


Russia warns an extension of arms embargo on Iran will jeopardize nuclear deal

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warned on Thursday that an extension of arms embargo on Iran will jeopardize efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.


Defense chief says Iran’s armed forces will respond to any ‘desperate’ move

Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Friday that Iran’s armed forces will respond to any “desperate” move by enemies.