Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 8-7-2020

Iran News Daily


Gen. Soleimani’s Assassination Violation of Int’l Law

The U.S. drone strike in Iraq that assassinated Lt. Gen. Soleimani and nine other people represented a violation of international law, said the UN human rights investigator on Monday.


Iran Records Highest Daily Death Toll From COVID-19

Iran has recorded its highest number of deaths from COVID-19 within a 24-hour period, Health Ministry figures showed on Tuesday.


Tehran Urges UN To Help Find Diplomats Abducted in Lebanon

Iran has called on the United Nations to help set up a fact-finding committee to shed light on the fate of four Iranian diplomats kidnapped in Lebanon about 40 years ago.


Gov’t Adopts Measures to Improve Capital market, Currency Fluctuations

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the Government adopted measures to improve capital market and currency fluctuations.


Iran’s Nuclear Activities Unstoppable

Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei reacted to the recent incident in Natanz nuclear facility, highlighting that nothing can stop Iran’s nuclear program.


Iran Raps Assassination of Iraqi Expert Hisham al-Hashemi

Iran’s Embassy in Baghdad condemned the assassination of leading Iraqi researcher, Hisham al-Hashimi.


VP Urges Boost to Iran’s Non-Oil Exports

First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has described a surge in the export of non-oil products as a top priority in the administration’s economic policy, calling on all governmental and private sectors to contribute to the promotion of non-oil exports.


Saving JCPOA Is Possible

Foreign Minister stated that it will be possible to save JCPOA if European parties fulfill their obligations.Speaking at the Mediterranean Dialogue (MED 2020) held via video conferencing on Monday, Mohammad Javad Zarif said: “If the European parties start implementing what they have agreed to, it is possible to save JCPOA.”“What we have done is not against JCPOA, but within the framework of this agreement,” he said.


Iran, Belarus to Hold 15th Meeting of Joint Commission

An Iranian official has unveiled plans for holding the 15th meeting of Iran-Belarus Joint Commission in the near future.


Russia, China to Oppose Extension of Iran Arms Embargo

A member of Expediency Council Hojjatoleslam Gholamreza Mesbahi Moghadam said that Moscow and Beijing will voice their opposition to the extension of Iran arms embargo at UN Security Council.He noted that such an extension would be contrary to Resolution 2231 and that China and Russia would voice their opposition


West Bank Annexation Aims at Palestine’s Destruction

The Director-General of West Asian Department of Iran’s Foreign Ministry has said that the Zionist Regime’s plan of West bank annexation had been aimed at forcing the Palestinians to leave their houses as well as destroying their land.


Tehran Times


ID-19 rings alarm bells in Iran as daily deaths surge to 200

The number of daily COVID-19 mortalities in the country hit a new record high of 200 on Tuesday and the total number of deaths reached 11,931, as officials warn of an alarming situation in the days ahead.


Centuries-old Yazd Jameh Mosque back to former glory

The 12th-century Jameh Mosque of Yazd (Masjid-e Jameh) has undergone a new round of restoration, a local tourism official has said.


“Glory of the Shia” on Musa al-Sadr published in Tehran

“Glory of the Shia”, a book containing interviews with a number of close followers of the Lebanese-Iranian philosopher and Shia religious leader Musa al-Sadr has been published in Tehran.


Hamas, Hezbollah declare united front against Israeli land grab bid

The Palestinian and Lebanese resistance movements, Hamas and Hezbollah, have censured Israel’s plan to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank as an act of “aggression against the Palestinian people,” calling for a united front against the U.S.-backed land grab bid.


Through research sheds new light on 21 ancient sites across central Iranian plateau

An aerial photo shows the ruins of a millennia-old human settlement, which along with 20 others, has recently been identified during what is called the ‘most extensive’ systematic field research so far conducted in the central Iranian plateau, July 6, 2020.


Iranian govt. says has not signed any agreement to lease land or port to China

Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday that Iran has not signed an agreement to lease land or port to China, noting there is nothing secretive in the 25- year cooperation plan with China.


Next U.S. administration must compensate for harms inflicted on Iran: Zarif

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that the next U.S. administration must compensate for the harms Washington has inflicted on Iran.


Hamas praises Ayatollah Khamenei’s message

Ismail Rezvan, a leader of the Hamas resistance movement, has praised Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s message to Hamas political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh.


Russia criticizes U.S. State Department tweet about arms restrictions on Iran

Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s permanent representative to the Viennabased international organizations, on Tuesday criticized a  tweet by the U.S. State Department about arms restrictions on Iran.


China terms JCPOA as pillar of peace in West Asia

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian has said the Iran nuclear agreement, also known as the Joint  Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is an important pillar for the international nuclear non-proliferation regime and peace and stability in West Asia.