Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 22-8-2020

Iran News Daily


Iran Summons Emirati Envoy to Condemn UAE Killing of Its Fishermen

The chargé d’affaires of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry over the UAE coast guard’s move to shoot at a number of Iranian fishing boats and the seizure of one of them in the Persian Gulf on August 17, 2020.


Tehran Shows Off ‘Soleimani’ Ballistic Missile With Range of 1,400km

Defence Ministry has unveiled a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, named after the late IRGC commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, with a range of 1,400 kilometres.


IAEA Chief to Visit Tehran

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi is planning to visit Iran for the first time.


E3 Not to Support U.S. Action on Trigger Mechanism

The Three European member states of the UN Security Council have issued a statement saying that they do not support US action to use the snapback mechanism against Iran.


Iran Planning to Launch 5 New Satellites By March 2021

Minister of communication and information technology has unveiled plans for the launch of five new homegrown satellites by the end of the current Iranian year.


UAE Trespassing Red Lines of Regional Security

Senior Advisor of the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is violating red lines of security in the region.


S. Korea Must Be Accountable for Halting Drug Imports to Iran

First Vice President Es’hagh Jahangiri said on Thursday that South Korea must be held accountable for its negative response to drug imports to Iran


U.S. Bid to Reinstate Iran Sanctions to Discredit UNSC

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the UN Security Council must counter the United States’ “unlawful” bid to reinstate the UN’s anti-Iran sanctions.


New Missiles Symbol of Defense, Invasion Deterrence Doctrine

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in a statement on Thursday called the unveiling of the missiles of “Martyr Haj Qasem Soleimani” and “Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis” as a symbol of Iran’s determination to follow up its defense doctrine of deterrence and perseverance in the path of the two martyred commanders of the Islamic Resistance.


90% of Iran Army Needs, Locally Met

We are mature in the defense industry,” said Defense Minister Brigadier General Hatami, adding “Iran provides more than 770 defense items, counting for up to 90% of the needs of the armed forces.”


Tehran Times


E3 foreign ministers do not support triggering snapback mechanism

In a joint statement on Thursday the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom, whose countries are signatory to the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPO), issued a joint statement saying they cannot support the United States’
action in triggering the snapback mechanism to return all the UN sanctions on Iran.


Surface-to-surface missile with 1,400km range named after General Soleimani unveiled

Iran on Thursday unveiled a number of new homegrown missiles, including long-range ballistic and cruise missiles,
as the Islamic Republic marked the National Defense Industry Day.


Ex-diplomats: Trump isolating U.S. not Iran

Gerard Araud, a former French ambassador to the United States, has said that the Western allies of Washington have
rejected legitimacy of snapback mechanism which says a lot about the international status of the U.S.


China: U.S. is ineligible to invoke snapback mechanism

The Chinese mission to the United Nations said in a tweet on Friday that the United States is not a participant to the 2015 nuclear deal and therefore it is “ineligible” to invoke the snapback mechanism to return all the UN sanctions on Iran.


U.S. not a participant to nuclear deal and cannot trigger snapback: EU’s Borrell

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has said that the United States cannot be considered to be a participant to the
2015 nuclear deal and cannot trigger the snapback mechanism to restore UN sanctions on Iran.


U.S. illegal demand will never be realized, Iran says

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Friday that the United States will never realize its “illegal
demand” from the UN Security Council to activate the snapback mechanism.


IAEA chief mulling over visit to Iran: NHK

NHK has learned that the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, is planning to visit Iran for the first time.