Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 13-8-2020

Iran News Daily


No Direct, Indirect Talks With U.S. Underway

The informed source, who did not want to be named, told ILNA news agency that there are no direct or indirect negotiations with the United States.


Majlis Gives “Thumbs Down” to President’s Pick for Industry Ministry

Pesident Hassan Rouhani yesterday faced the first backlash from Majlis when it did not give vote of confidence to his pick as the new minister of industry, mine and trade.


COVID-19 Kills 188 More Iranians

Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Wednesday that some 188 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 18,988.


Iran Defense Power Not Threat to PG Littoral States

Addressing some certain Persian Gulf littoral states, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran’s defense and weapons power is in the interest of the entire region and not a threat to these countries.


U.S. Proposes Watered-Down Resolution on Iran Arms Embargo

The United States has reportedly proposed a simplified draft resolution to extend an arms embargo on Iran in an apparent bid to garner support in the United Nations Security Council.


Iran Air to Resume Flights to Vienna as of Aug 15

The Airlines of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran Air) announced on Wednesday that its flight to Vienna will resume from Tehran on August 15.


U.S. Has No Right to Invoke “Snapback” Mechanism

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that the US proposed resolution for extension of arms embargo on Iran will not receive vote as the United States has no right to invoke “Snapback” mechanism.


U.S. Presence in Region Source of Insecurity, Instability

A senior Iranian official says the U.S. presence in the region is illegitimate and a source of insecurity and instability.


Armed Forces Ready to Protect People Against Any Threat

A high-ranking Army general expressed the armed forces’ readiness to protect people against any threat, at any level.


Police Ready for Cooperation With ECO Counterparts

Islamic Republic of Iran’s Police is ready for any collaboration with police forces of ECO member-states in line with fighting transnational crimes, drug trafficking and development of police diplomacy.


Regional States Should Strengthen Cooperation in Combating COVID19

Minister of Health Saeed Namaki held talks with WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Ahmed Al-Mandhari on the expansion of regional cooperation in the fight against coronavirus via videoconference.


U.S. Urged to Cancel All Sanctions on Iran

Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the UN Security Council’s resolution No. 2231, the U.S. must cancel all the sanctions it imposed on Iran, after its withdrawal from the 2015-nuclear deal.


Tehran Times


Qatar: PGCC not reflecting members’ position on Iran

Mutlaq bin Majed al-Qahtani, a senior Qatari Foreign Ministry official, has said that the latest anti-Iran stance of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council does not reflect the position of member states.


Iran, Russia to launch cargo shipping line in September

Iran and Russia are going to launch a permanent container shipping line in the Caspian Sea by September to expand
mutual trade, a member of Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of Commerce said.


Iraq slams Turkish drone strike, cancels defense minister’s visit, summons envoy

Iraq has vehemently denounced Turkey’s recent drone strike that killed two Iraqi border guards and a companion in the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.


Mobile medical, patient transport systems inaugurated

Deputy Chief of the Iranian Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari (R) inaugurated mobile medical and patient
transport systems as well as alcohol and antiseptics production units at the Army’s medical sciences university in Tehran on


Parliament rejects nominee for industry minister

Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday did not endorse Hossein Modares Khiabani nominated as minister of industry, mine and trade by the government.


The world will degenerate into ‘might makes right’ if U.S. is allowed to ignore law, Zarif warns

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned that if the United States is allowed to ignore international law “the world will slide backwards toward a ‘might makes right’ standard”.


Rouhani hopeful about U.S. failure in its new anti-Iran bid

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Tehran is very hopeful that the United States will again face a defeat in
its attempts at the UN Security Council to extend arms embargo on Iran.


Zarif: U.S. not in position to trigger UN sanctions snapback

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that the United States is not in a position to trigger
the snapback mechanism which returns all the UN sanctions on Iran.


Ravanchi confident UN will reject new U.S. draft on arms embargo

Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, has expressed confidence that the UN Security Council will
reject draft of a new resolution prepared by United States on extending arms embargo against Iran.


Russia calls U.S. attempt to extend arms embargo on Iran ‘unjustifiable’

Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, has said that the United States’ attempt to revise the provisions of the UN Security Council’s 2231 resolution to extend arms embargo
on Iran is “counterproductive” and “unjustifiable”.