Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 19-8-2020

Iran News Daily


Recent UNSC Meeting, Political, Historical Victory for Iran

President Hassan Rouhani says a recent meeting of the United Nations Security Council that led to resounding failure of the United States in its effort to extend an arms embargo on the Islamic Republic marked a great political achievement and a historical victory for the Iranian nation.


Iran Urges Muslim Parliaments To Act against UAE-Israel Deal

Majis Speaker has urged the legislatures of Islamic countries to do all in their power to block a “shameful” normalization deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), saying Muslim parliamentarians must join forces to foil a “political assassination” of the Palestinian people.


Iran Capable of Building Strategic Weapons

The Iranian defense minister said his ministry has gained the necessary expertise and infrastructure to build strategic weapon systems in line with boosting the country’s defense power.


U.S. Bid for Snapback Mechanism Against Iran Unlawful

Russia’s ambassador to Tehran voiced his country’s opposition to the US’ illegal push to trigger a snapback mechanism that invokes sanctions against Tehran under the 2015 nuclear deal, saying Washington is no more a party to the JCPOA.


Israel Seeking to Expand Secret Economic Ties With UAE

A report shows Israelis are seeking to further expand their once secret but massive ties with the UAE.


Government Devises Economic Roadmap

President Hassan Rouhani said his administration has prepared a roadmap to economy for the one remaining year of his tenure.


U.S. Is Not a Superpower Anymore

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the recent U.S. miscalculation showed that the era of this country as a superpower is over.


Iran Marks 30th Anniversary of Return of War Prisoners

Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi has held a videoconference with the Foreign Ministry’s former prisoners of war (POW) on the 30th anniversary of the return of the first group of Iranian prisoners of war to the country.


Diplomat Reaffirms Iran’s Support for Syria In Talks With Assad

Ali-Asghar Khaji, a senior assistant to Iran’s Foreign Minister in special political affairs, has met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.


Ayatollah Taskhiri Passes Away

Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri, member of Iran’s Expediency Council and senior advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution passed away on Tuesday.


Tehran Times


Iran, Russia ink MOU on mining cooperation

Iran Mining Engineering Organization (IMEO) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Russian Export Center (REC) for expanding cooperation in engineering and mining areas, IRNA reported on Tuesday.


Coronavirus costs Iran’s tourism $2.8b so far, minister says

Iran’s travel sector has suffered a loss of 12 trillion rials (some $2.85 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Monday.


UK’s lead role in 1953 Iran coup d’etat exposed

A recently discovered transcript of an interview with a British intelligence officer who played a leading role in the 1953 coup that restored powers to the shah of Iran claims that Britain was the driving force behind the overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh.


Ayatollah Taskhiri passes away

Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri, 76, passed away on Tuesday.


Zarif’s assistant says UAE-Israel agreement not beneficial to the region

Ali-Asghar Khaji, the Iranian foreign minister’s special assistant for political affairs, has said that an agreement between
the United Arab Emirates and the Zionist regime to normalize ties will not be beneficial to the regional countries.


Hillary Clinton says next U.S. administration should try to rejoin nuclear deal

Former U.S. state secretary and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said that the next administration of the United States should try to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal – JCPOA – which the Trump administration quit in 2018.


Iraqi PM: We do not play the role of postman between Iran and U.S.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has said that Iraq does not play the role of postman between Iran and the United States.


Foreign Ministry rebuffs U.S. media reports on Taliban bounties

Spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry denied on Tuesday reports in U.S. media on the bounties Iran allegedly
paid to the Taliban to kill American and coalition troops in Afghanistan.


UK should officially apologize to Iranians for 1953 coup: diplomat

Iran’s Ambassador to London has said that the United Kingdom should offer a formal apology to the Iranian people for 1953
coup that overthrew the government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq.


Russia rejected U.S. anti-Iran text after 19 months of negotiation: State Department

Russia “refused to negotiate” an anti-Iran text proposed by the U.S. ahead of Washington’s embarrassment at the UN
Security Council over extension of an arms embargo on Tehran, says a State Department official.