Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 24-8-2020

Iran News Daily


Iran Is Russia’s Strategic Partner

The Russian Defense Min. Sergey Shoygu referred to the join strategical, regional and international goals and interests between Tehran and Moscow, underlining the developing mutual defense cooperation between the two sides.


Leader: Economy Should Not Be Linked to Foreign Developments

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stating that the country’s economy should not be linked to foreign developments in any way because this is a strategic mistake, underlined that economic planning for the country should not wait for the lifting of sanctions or the result of the elections of a certain country.


Results of Analysis of Downed Ukrainian Plane Black Box Announced

Iran’s aviation organization has announced the results of the examination of the flight recorder of the Ukrainian passenger plane that went down shortly after takeoff near the Iranian capital Tehran in early 2020.


Venezuela and Iran Sign Trade Agreements

With the first shipment of fruit to Iran, the commercial agreements signed between Venezuela and the Persian nation are finalized, the embassy of that Middle-East country here announced.


U.S. Hands Over Base to Iraqi Troops Amid Calls for Withdrawal

U.S. troops and their allies have withdrawn from the Taji base north of Iraq’s capital Baghdad and handed it over to Iraqi security forces.


Grossi Trip to Tehran, Has Nothing to Do With Snapback

Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to international organizations based in Vienna stated that the visit of the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency has nothing to do with the U.S. move to use the snapback mechanism.


Promoting Economic Resilience Axis of All Gov’t Efforts

President Hassan Rouhani said that promoting economic resilience and implementing resistive economy policies have been the axis of all activities and efforts of the government.


S. Korea Offers Medical Equipment for Clearing Debt to Iran

Hossein Tanhayi, head of the Iran-South Korea chamber of commerce said on Sunday that South Korea has made an offer to clear part of its $7.5-billion debt to Iran via selling medical equipment to the country.


U.S. Dealt With “Unprecedented” Blow at UNSC

Presidential Office chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi said the U.S. was dealt with “unprecedented” blow at the United Nations Security Council when it got one yes vote out of 15 member states.Last June, the White House announced that it would present a resolution to the UNSC to extend Iran’s arms embargo, which was roundly turned down on August 15. Only the US and Dominican Republic gave a yes to the draft resolution.



Iran Signs 15-y Deal for Power Purchase From Biogas Plant

Two departments from Iran’s Ministry of Energy have signed a contract for guaranteed purchase of electricity from the country’s largest biogas plant located south of the capital Tehran.


Tehran Times


Incentive packages help energy ministry pass summer without blackouts

Managing electricity consumption by various sectors including households, agriculture, and industry, and reducing the consumption of fossil fuels used by the power plants has become one of the major issues of the governments
in many developing countries and Iran is no exception.


All foreign nationals in Iran receive free COVID-19 treatment

All foreign nationals infected with coronavirus receive medical treatment free of charge in Iran, deputy director for
infectious diseases management department of the Ministry of Health has stated.


Muharram rituals being held under health protocols

People across the country hold mourning rituals during the month of Muharram to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his loyal companions. The rituals are held observing healthcare protocols and social distancing rules due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Iranian, Russian defense ministers highlight importance of military ties

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami and Sergey Shoigu, the Russian defense minister, who met in Moscow on Sunday
attached great importance to expansion of military cooperation.


Ayatollah Khamenei says economy should not be linked to foreign developments

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that the country’s economy should not be linked to the foreign developments, because that would be a “strategic mistake”.


Kadhimi tells Trump that Iraq won’t let U.S. take any action against Iran from Iraqi soil: source

An Iraqi source has said that Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has candidly told U.S. President Donald Trump
that his country will not let the United States to take any actions against Iran or any other neighboring country from the Iraqi soil.


Unprecedented standoff in UN Security Council highly dangerous: ElBaradei

Mohamed ElBaradei, a former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has said that the unprecedented standoff  between the United States and the rest of the world at the UN Security Council is “highly dangerous”.


Lavrov: U.S. move to return UN sanctions on Iran ‘will produce no result’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that the United States’ attempt to trigger snapback mechanism and
restore all sanctions on Iran might trigger a serious scandal at the UN Security Council and eventually undermine its authority.