Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 16-8-2020

Iran News Daily


IRGC Slams UAE-Israel Normalization

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has condemned a recent deal aimed at normalization of relations between the Israeli regime and the United Arab Emirates, saying it is a betrayal to the Islamic Umma.


U.S. Gets Humiliating Response At UN Over Iran Arms Ban

Iran has hailed the UN Security Council’s rejection of unilateralism following the US failure to get the world body to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.


COVID-19 Kills 161 More Iranians

Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday that some 161 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 19,492.


President Warns UAE Not To Let Israel Into Region

President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at the United Arab Emirate for the grave mistake of striking a deal with Israel on normalization of ties, warning the UAE about the consequences of allowing the Zionist regime to gain a foothold in the region.


Tehran Censures IAEA’s Silence on Covert Saudi Nuclear Activities

Iran’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations office in Geneva has censured the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for keeping silent on the covert nuclear activities of Saudi Arabia and Israel’s nuclear weapons, warning that such dual attitude would question the agency’s claim of impartiality and professional credit.


Israel Shivering With Fear for Its Existence

Israel suffers from the military and psychological defeat of the 33-day war of 2006, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says, drawing attention to the occupying regime’s fear for its existence.


Vaezi Describes UAE-Israel Agreement a Strategic Mistake

Head of Presidential Staff has rejected the agreement to normalize political and diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and the Zionist Regime of Israel as a strategic mistake.Mahmoud Vaezi described the agreement as a treacherous, divisive, and strategic mistake against the Palestinian cause, the Arabs, and, most importantly, the Muslim world, and warned the UAE of the consequences.


Judiciary Chief Calls For Establishing Int’l Islamic Tribunal

Judiciary Chief called for a human rights declaration among Islamic countries, saying: “If this declaration is final, it must have an executive guarantee, and human rights violators must be brought to justice.”


U.S. Urged to Learn From Failures

Ireign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi wrote in a tweet on Saturday that the U.S. regime should learn a lesson from its failures or it will be more isolated


Iran to Export Remdesivir

Iran’s head of Food and Drug Administration Mohamad-Reza Shanesaz said that Remdesivir will be exported after the country’s needs have been met.


Border Crossing Between Iran, Afghanistan Reopened

The Milak border crossing between Iran and Afghanistan in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan was reopened following the signing of a border agreement between the two neighbors, the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) said.The mentioned border crossing was closed and reopened several times in the past few weeks.

Tehran Times


NIOC to offer $476m worth of oil in IRENEX via salaf bonds

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) plans to offer 20 trillion rials (about $476.1 million) worth of heavy crude oil in Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX) through standard parallel salaf contracts (some kind of Islamic contract) on Sunday, the
exchange’s managing director told IRNA.


Iran ranks first for top universities among Islamic countries

Iran ranks first in terms of he number of universities in the region and among Islamic countries, according to Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2020, ISNA reported.


Iranian composer Loris Tjeknavorian wins Books for Peace Awards 2020

The 82-year-old Iranian composer Loris Tjeknavorian has been selected as the winner of the Books for Peace Awards 2020.


UN Security Council rejects U.S. resolution amid Iranian glee and concern

The UN Security Council on Friday rejected a U.S.-drafted resolution to extend arms embargo on Iran as most members abstained from voting.


Coronavirus: Isfahan historical sites to keep hosting online concerts if health rules observed

Isfahan tourism department backs online concerts being held at historical sites of the central Iranian province if regulations both for the health of musicians and maintenance of the centuries-old sites are taken into account.


Rouhani warns UAE: Lest deal with Tel Aviv open a way for Israeli presence in the region

President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday condemned an agreement between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Zionist
regime of Israel to normalize ties, warning Abu Dhabi that the agreement must never prepare the ground for the presence of the Zionist regime in the Persian Gulf region.


U.S. suffers defeat at UN Security Council

The United States’ efforts to extend an arms embargo on the Islamic Republic of Iran ended in a humiliating defeat at the UN
Security Council, as 13 out of 15 members of the Council did not support its anti-Iran resolution.


Compensation for Ukrainian plane will be based on intl. regulations: ambassador

Iran’s ambassador to Ukraine has said that compensation for the Ukrainian plane which was downed mistakenly near Tehran in January 2020 will be based on international regulations.