Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 15-7-2020

Iran News Daily


CIA Spy Executed, Another Agent of U.S. On Death Row

Judiciary spokesman says the Judiciary has executed a former employee of the Defense Ministry convicted of spying for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and that another agent of American and Israeli spy services is now on death row.



Iran Drops India From Chabahar Railway Project

Iran is now going to start the construction of a rail line from its Chabahar port to Zahedan on its own, saying that India had delayed the project’s funding and other works even as the agreement between the two governments was signed four years ago.


Leader’s Statements; Roadmap for Synergy, Cooperation Among Branches

President Hassan Rouhani admired Leader’s wise statements that outlined the roadmap for the three branches’ cooperation and synergy, stressing the need for cooperation, empathy, and efforts of the three branches of government to solve economic problems and improve people’s living conditions.


UN Report on Lt. Gen Soliemani Arouses U.S. Wrath

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the UN rapporteur report which described the assassination of Lieutenant General Soleiman as ‘unlawful’ move by the U.S. has provoked America’s wrath.


EU Vows to Do Everything Possible to Preserve JCPOA

The European Union (EU) has pledged “to do everything possible” to preserve the landmark nuclear deal signed between Iran and originally six major world powers in 2015.


President Felicitates on Bastille Day

President Hassan Rouhani called for efforts to exploit the political and economic potential for closer ties and “deeper friendship” with France.


Iran Working Towards Restoration Of Peace in Yemen

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has discussed the latest developments in the region and in Yemen with Hisham Sharaf Abdullah, the foreign minister of the Yemeni National Salvation Government.


Tehran Stresses Peaceful Settlement of Azeri-Armenian Dispute Over Karabakh

Foreign Ministry spokesman says the country’s position on the Karabakh region has not changed and still wants both sides to use peaceful means to resolve their dispute.


Iran Urges (P)GCC Chief to Stop Blame Game, Focus on Ending Yemen War

Foreign ministry spokesman has denounced “unfounded” anti-Iran accusations levelled by the Secretary General of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council about Yemen.


Boosting Defense Diplomacy a Top Priority

Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said bolstering the defense diplomacy and increasing amicable military ties with friendly countries are high on his ministry’s agenda, according to an Iranian Parliament member.


Tehran Times


Development projects worth over $12b inaugurated in 15 weeks

Some 190 infrastructure and development projects worth over 520 trillion rials (about $12.38 billion) have been inaugurated in 15 provinces of Iran during 15 weeks since the start of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20), IRNA reported on Tuesday.


Zarif: China offered own draft for partnership based on Iran’s

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says China presented its draft for partnership with Iran back in the Iranian month of Esfand (February 20 to March 19) based on Iran’s draft.


Art, cultural activities in Tehran shut down again over rise in coronavirus infections

The activities of all art and cultural centers across Tehran have been shut down for one week due to a sharp rise in the number of coronavirus infections and deaths, the Coronavirus Control Operations Headquarters announced on Tuesday.


Newly unearthed workshops may push back history of Isfahan by millennia

Archaeologists have unearthed the ruins of two workshops, estimated to date from the Parthian era (247 BC – 224 CE), in
Isfahan in a significant discovery that may push back the history of the central Iranian city in time by millennia.


COVID-19 responsible for one-fifth of daily deaths in Iran

One fifth of the daily deaths in the country are related to coronavirus, which is alarming and worrisome, deputy minister
of health has said.


Global support for JCPOA

In separate statements the European Union, China, Russia, and Austria have expressed strong support for the 2015
nuclear deal which Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday called the last decade’s “greatest diplomatic


Iran advises PGCC to focus on the need to stop attacks on Yemenis

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has urged the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) to focus
on stopping the Saudi-led coalition’s attacks on Yemenis instead of leveling accusations against Iran.

IRGC Quds Force chief: Warship incident is a response Global support for JCPOA to U.S. crimes conducted by American elements

Commander of Iran’s IRGC Quds Force General Esmail Ghaani said on Tuesday that elements of the United States were behind a warship incident in response to the country’s crimes.


Zarif: Continued Yemeni blockade is ‘unacceptable’

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that the continuation of blockade on Yemen and seizure of the ships carrying food and fuel to Yemen while the country is being hit with the coronavirus pandemic is “unacceptable”.


U.S. has discredited, isolated itself by quitting nuclear deal, Iran says

Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday that the United States has discredited and isolated itself by quitting the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA.


Zarif calls nuclear deal last decade’s greatest diplomatic achievement

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, is the last decade’s greatest diplomatic achievement.