Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 12-7-2020

Iran News Daily


Assassination of Gen. Soleimani Clear Example Of U.S. State Terrorism

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations has dismissed the US assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq as a flagrant example of the United States’ state terrorism.


Iran Oil Industry Not to Give Up

Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh said the message sent by today’s contract between the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and a local oil company for developing Yaran Joint Oilfield is Iran will not give up under the US sanctions.Speaking to reporters following a ceremony to sign the deal on Saturday, Zangeneh said: “The message of the agreement is that we stand up firm and do not give up.”


Coronavirus Kills 188 More Iranians

Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday that some 188 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 12,635


Gov’t Orders Ban on Public Gatherings Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases

The Iranian president has ordered a ban on all public gatherings in a bid to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.



Iran Rejects Any Effort To Destabilize Pakistan

Iran’s Ambassador to Pakistan Mohammad Ali Hosseini said on Friday that the friendly and brotherly relations between two countries implied that Iran interpreted the security of Pakistan as its own security and strongly condemned and rejected any effort to destabilise this country.


Russian Exports to Iran Continue to Grow

According to the latest figures released by Russia’s Federal Customs Service (FTS) it exported $692 million worth of goods to Iran from January to May, which indicates a 31 percent growth in comparison with the same period last year.


President Congratulates Mongolian Counterpart on National Day

President Hassan Rouhani, in a message on Saturday congratulated his Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga on National Day.



Zam Discloses More Details of Activities Against Iran

Ruhollah Zam, the head of an anti-Iran website and Telegram channel who was arrested in 2019, provided more details of his activities against the Islamic Republic, including cooperation with French intelligence agencies.


IRGC Improves Accuracy of Homegrown Rocket

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force has turned a 122mm homegrown rocket into a guided weapon by increasing its accuracy, a commander said.


Smuggled Iranian Antiquities to Return Home from Austria

Ancient artefacts belonging to Iran have been handed over to the Iranian representative in Austria via legal formalities.


Commander Highlights U.S. Footprints in Anti-Iran Threats

Iranian Border Guards Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Ali Goudarzi said on Saturday that Iran is facing with complicated threats posed by the US and foreign saboteurs just like Iraqi-imposed war.Goudarzi said that the main mission of border guards is discovering the roots of contraband and fighting cross-border smuggling of fuel and weapons.


Iran, Pakistan Discuss Developing Bilateral Ties

Iranian Ambassador to China Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh in a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Naghmana Hashmi reviewed expansion of mutual cooperation.“Deeply honored to meet today once again H.E. Ms. Hashmi, Ambassador of #Pakistan to China,”


Commander Stresses Importance of Non-Oil Exports in Sanction Era

The Commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Construction Headquarters stressed non-oil exports as one of the measures that can increase the country’s resilience to sanctions.


Tehran Times


Envoy calls hype against partnership agreement with China ‘farcical’

The Iranian Ambassador to China, Mohammad Keshavarz-Zadeh, said on Saturday that the hype created against a
long-term partnership agreement between Iran and China is “farcical”.


Russia, China veto Western-backed UNSC resolution on Syria aid

Russia and China have for the second time this week blocked a Western-sponsored UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution
to extend aid deliveries across the border from Turkey into northwest Syria amid concerns that the move violates the wartorn country’s sovereignty.


Coronavirus halves road accident casualties in Iran

Traffic-related accidents and mortalities have decreased by 50 percent over the first three months of the current Iranian
calendar year (March 21-June 20) compared to the same period last year due to the outbreak of coronavirus which has slashed travels across the country.


Pentagon claims IranSyria defense deal won’t stop its efforts to fight ISIS

The U.S. military has claimed that it will continue to fight Daesh (ISIS) terrorist group despite the new Iran-Syria defense deal which aims to counter increasing challenges and threats, including the threat of the terrorist groups which were initially
supported by the U.S. and its allies at the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011 in order to oust Syrian President Bashar al Assad.


Abandoned craft of Sofrehbafi revived in ChaharmahalBakhtiari

Sofreh-bafi (traditional spread weaving), a handicraft field that was obsolete, has been revived in Lordegan, western Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province.


Parliament prepares plan to stop Additional Protocol in Iran

The Iranian parliament has prepared a plan to stop the voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol to the NPT in
Iran by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Tasnim reported on Saturday.


Hook says U.S. concerned about ‘energized’ Iran-Venezuela ties

Washington’s Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Friday that the United States is concerned about growing
relations between Iran and Venezuela.