Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 12-8-2020

Iran News Daily


PGCC Letter to UN Document Forgery, Blatant Fraud

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand named PGCC Secretary-General’s letter to the UN as document forgery and a blatant fraud


Five Spies Arrested At Gov’t Bodies

Five spies have been apprehended at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense and Logistics of the Armed Forces and the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).


Iran’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 330,000

Health Ministry spokeswoman says 331,189 patients have contracted the novel coronavirus so far, including 2,345 new cases identified in the past 24 hours.In a press briefing on Tuesday, Sima-Sadat Lari said the virus has killed 184 patients since Monday noon, increasing the overall death toll to 18,800.


Gov’t Set to Supply Oil at Energy Bourse

President Hassan Rouhani said that the Iranian government has a plan to supply oil in the energy bourse so that the traders can trade oil in the domestic market.


MTN States Iran Exit Not Immediate

MTN Group and MTN Irancell sketched-out details on the company’s planned exit from the Middle East, explaining it aimed to offload operations in Iran in the next three- to five-years.


Runoff Majlis Election to Be Held on September 11

Following a delay after the outbreak of the coronavirus, Iran is going to hold the runoff election for the parliamentary seats on September 11, the government’s spokesman said.


Tehran Warns Against Any Foreign Interference In Lebanon Politics

The government spokesman has called on other countries not to interfere in efforts to determine the destiny of Lebanon amid unrest and political crisis in the Arab state.


Armed Forces Treating COVID-19 Patients in Iran

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said at least 20,000 people infected with the novel coronavirus have been admitted to military hospitals across the country so far


Iran, UN to Draw Up Natl. Tourism Promotion Plan with EU Funding

The Iranian Ministry of Tourism, Cultural Heritage, and Handicrafts will continue its cooperation with world bodies to draw up a national Iranian tourism promotion program with EU funding


Saudi Arabia Abusing Old Regulatory Gap in IAEA

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said that Saudi Arabia continues to refuse to accept IAEA inspections, despite currently pursuing a comprehensive nuclear program


Iran, Eurasia Conduct $2.6b Trade in 9 Months

Trade between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) amounted to $2.6 billion in three quarters since October 27, 2019 – the date when the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between Iran and EAEU was signed.


Tehran Times


Putin says Russia is ‘first’ to develop coronavirus vaccine

Russia President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia had become the first country to approve a vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the coronavirus and that one of his daughters has been inoculated.


Car manufacturing rises over 20% in 4 months on year

Car manufacturing in Iran rose 20.3 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, according to an official with Industry, Mining, and Trade Ministry.


Coronavirus-crippled tourism industry needs national support to rebound: official

The domestic tourism industry crippled by the coronavirus pandemic needs national support to make a rebound, deputy tourism minister Vali Teymouri has said.


Iranian scientific journals among highly cited worldwide

Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry (JNSC) affiliated to Islamic Azad University was ranked forty-fifth among 103 top nanotechnology journals in Journal Citation Reports 2020 published by Clarivate Analytics.


Trump had four years for successful diplomacy with Iran: government

Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had four years of time to start a successful diplomacy with Iran by adopting a right and legal path.


Chinese diplomat says extending arms embargo on Iran lacks legal basis

A Chinese diplomat at the United Nations, speaking on condition of anonymity, has told Reuters that the United States’ attempt to extend arms embargo on Iran lacks legal basis and will undermine efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.


Tehran advises PGCC not to obey U.S.

Presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi said on Tuesday that the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council should not obey
the United States whose presence in the region has brought nothing except instability.


Source denies rumor of Iran-U.S. talks

An informed source in Iran denied rumors that the Islamic Republic and the U.S. have started a series of negotiations with the help of a mediator.