Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 20-8-2020

Iran News Daily


Any Aggression on Iran to Be Responded With “Rain of Fire”

Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami praised the country’s defense prowess, noting that the forces are ready for a strong response to any form of military aggression


U.S. Not Allowed to Use ‘Snapback’ Mechanism Against Iran

President Hassan Rouhani says the United States is not legally authorized to trigger the so-called “snapback” mechanism to reinstate UN sanctions against Iran.


Big Ammunition Smuggling Gang Dismantled

Iran’s Intelligence forces have identified and dismantled a big arms and ammunition smuggling band in Alborz Province.


Seoul Preparing To Unblock Part of Iran Money

Head of Iran-South Korea Chamber of Commerce Hossein Tanhaei says South Koreans are interested in restoring ties with Iran after Iran warned them of taking legal action and currently Koreans are seriously pursuing the issue of unblocking Iran’s frozen money in South Korean banks.


Iran Defense Industry Strongly Supports National Security

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said on Wednesday that the defense industry is strongly supporting the armed forces to defend the independence and territorial integrity of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


U.S. Complaint Against Iran to UNSC Fails

Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations called the U.S. attempt to file a new complaint against Iran to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) a failed policy.


Russia Again Urges U.S. to Consider Early Summit on Iran

Russia calls on the United States to consider the need to hold an online summit on Iran as soon as possible, since many contradictions have accumulated on this issue, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said.


Iran Ready to Help Afghan Peace Process

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Hanif Atmar in a phone conversation reviewed peace talks, the importance of intra-Afghan talks without foreign intervention, calling for achievements of the peace talks over the last 18 years to be saved.


Chance of Success Scant For Putin-Proposed Summit

The spokesperson for the Iranian government says a seven-way online summit of the UN Security Council permanent members, Germany and Iran, proposed by the president of Russia, is unlikely to produce results as the U.S. government lacks any sincere intention.


People Should Feel Resistance Against Enemy Been Effective

President Hassan Rouhani said that people should feel that their resistance against enemies has been effective in success of the Establishment.


Iran Predicted to Export $3b Goods To Afghanistan by Yearend

Chairman of Iran-Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce said that it is predicted that Islamic Republic of Iran would export $3 billion worth of products to neighboring Afghanistan by the yearend (March 20, 2021).


Tehran Times


Production of sponge iron increases 12% in 4 months yr/yr

Production of sponge iron in Iran increased 12 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 previous year.


Iran to unveil two new missiles on Thursday

Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Wednesday that Iran’s defense industry is advancing, noting that the defense industry is a pioneering and driving force for other industries.


Japanese environmental drawing contest honors paintings by Iranian children

Paintings by Iranian children Melika Amjadian and Nasim Zamani have been honored in the international section of
the 20th JQA International Environmental Children’s Drawing Contest in Japan.


Tens of projects to promote tourism, handicrafts in central Iran

A total of 95 tourism-related projects are scheduled to be inaugurated across central Iranian provinces of Yazd and Isfahan on the occasion of the Government Week (August 24-30).


E3 faces dilemma over snapback of UN sanctions on Iran

As the U.S. push to reinstate all UN sanctions on Iran reaches a critical point, analysts tell the Tehran Times that the U.S. move to snap back UN sanctions on Iran will likely face strong opposition from the international community.


Takht-Ravanchi says U.S. complaint against Iran will fail

Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, has said that the United States’ move to file a complaint against Iran at the UN Security Council will fail, calling it a “defeated policy”.


Rouhani: Country being run by non-oil export

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the Iranian economy is being managed by non-oil exports, which he said
is “unprecedented” in the past several decades.


Vaezi says tankers seized by U.S. do not belong to Iran

Presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi said on Wednesday that the tankers seized by the United States and the cargo
they were carrying did not belong to Iran.


Iran expresses readiness to help Afghanistan peace process

In a telephone conversation with his Afghan counterpart on Wednesday morning, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
expressed Iran’s readiness to help peace negotiations in Afghanistan.