Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 6-8-2020

Iran News Daily

 

Iran Pioneer in Democracy in Region

President Hassan Rouhani, stating that Iran is the leading democracy in the region, said that as long as we respect the ballot box and the votes of the people, no one will harm us.

 

Gov’t Approves $1.6b in New Foreign Investment Projects

Iran has approved 32 new projects with direct investment from foreign nationals as authorities say the value of foreign direct investment (FDI) schemes approved over the past four month has tripled compared to the similar period last year.

 

Coronavirus Kills 185 More Iranians

Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Wednesday that some 185 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 17,802.

 

Iran, Afghanistan Ink MoU in Transit Field

The Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Department General revealed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afghanistan’s private sector in the field of transit via Chabahar Port.

 

China, Russia Likely To Veto U.S. Bid on Iran

China and Russia are likely to veto an American effort to extend a United Nations arms embargo against Iran before it expires in October, U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft said.

 

Leader Pardons, Commutes Sentences of 2,135 Prisoners

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon or commute the sentences of as many as 2,135 prisoners.

 

 

Iran Sympathizes With Lebanon Over Deadly Blast

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message expressed sympathy with Lebanese people over the deadly blast which claimed the lives of scores of people.

 

Iran Condemns U.S. Oil Deal With Syrian Kurdish Group

Sokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyed Abbas Mousavi has condemned an oil agreement between the US and a Syrian Kurdish group.

 

Tehran, Beijing Cooperation, No Threatening Any Country

Spokesman for the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Parliament Abolfazl Amoei said that other countries do not need to be worried regarding Iran-China agreement since it has no threat for any country.

 

Housing Construction Activities Down 18%

Housing construction activities and services across Iran decreased by 18 percent in the fourth Iranian calendar month of Tir (June 21-July 21), IRNA reported, citing Iran Chamber of Cooperatives (ICC).As reported, the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the construction sector fell to 52.78 percent in the mentioned month.

 

Aluminum Ingot Output Rise 49% in 4 Months

Production of the aluminum ingot in Iran rose 49 percent during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-July 21) compared to the same period of time in the past year.

 

 

Tehran Times

 

432 idle industrial units revived in 4.5 months

Iran’s Deputy Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister Mohsen Salehinia announced that 432 idle industrial units have been revived throughout the country since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20), IRIB reported.

 

Iranians express grief over tragic Beirut explosion

Top Iranian officials including President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, Supreme National Security Council secretary Ali Shamkhani have separately expressed deep
grief over the tragic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

 

Ghadir naqqali festival announced winners

Winners of the fourth edition of the Ghadir Naqqali and Pardekhani Festival were honored during a ceremony
at the courtyard of Namayesh Radio in Tehran.

 

Ayatollah Khamenei pardons, commutes sentences of 2,135 prisoners

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has pardoned or reduced the prison sentences of 2,135 prisoners convicted by various courts.

 

Iran sending field hospital and medicine to Lebanon

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that Iran is sending field hospital and medicine to Lebanon after two huge explosions in Beirut on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Iran’s Judiciary head urges intl. action against U.S. sanctions on Lebanon after massive blast

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi has called on the international community to take action to help lift U.S. sanctions
against Lebanon to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in the wake of a recent massive explosion that ravaged the
country’s capital Beirut.

 

Iranians express grief over tragic Beirut explosion

Top Iranian officials including President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Parliament
Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, Supreme National Security Council secretary Ali Shamkhani have separately expressed
deep grief over the tragic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

 

Inside the efforts to exploit Beirut tragedy

While Hezbollah and its allies in the Lebanese government are badly affected by the Beirut massive explosion, some Saudiand U.S.-affiliated media outlets spread rumors about Hezbollah’s alleged role in the explosion.

 

Iranian parliament preparing plan to stop NPT Additional Protocol

The head of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee announced on Wednesday that the parliament
has put on its agenda a double-urgency plan to stop implementation of the Additional Protocol to the NPT in Iran by the International Atomic Energy Agency.