Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 8-9-2020

Iran News Daily


India’s External Affairs Minister Due in Tehran

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will make a stopover in Iran this week as part of his key Moscow visit. During the Iran stopover, he could meet his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, details of which are still being decided. Javad Zarif had visited India earlier this year to be part Raisina Dialogue.


Swiss FM Hails Fruitful Talks in Tehran

Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis described his meeting with Iranian counterpart as ‘fruitful’.In a Monday tweet, Cassis wrote, “Peace, economic development and human rights – fruitful discussion with my counterpart, @JZarif.”


Tehran Denies Transfer of Russian Military Equipment to Armenia

The Iranian embassy in the Republic of Azerbaijan denied the report of some media outlets about the transfer of Russian military equipment through Iran to Armenia.


Iran’s National Information Network Not Based on Censorship

An Iranian official has assured the domestic and foreign digital platforms that they are allowed to provide services in the Iranian National Information Network without restrictions as long as they abide by the Islamic Republic’s regulations and do not pose a threat to the country.


Returning to Normal Trade Global Priority

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a Twitter message hailed his bilateral talks with Swiss counterpart in Tehran, saying returning to normal trade is a global priority.


U.S., European States Support Drug Smugglers

Judiciary Chief stated that Iran has some classified information that shows the US government as well as some European countries support drug smugglers.


Gov’t Attempting to Prevent Hardships in Country’s Strategic Fields

After receiving the report of the Central Bank on the measures taken to provide the currency needed for the raw materials for drug production, the President said, “Despite all the various bottlenecks and pressures that exist in the current situation, the government is trying to prevent hardships in the country’s strategic areas”.


PMO Offers 80% Discount to Ro-Ro Vessels in Northern

The Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran has offered an 80% discount for the ro-ro (roll on/roll off) vessels in the northern Iranian ports.


New Channel Created for Iran’s Export to Central Asia

Deputy Foreign Minister for the Economic Diplomacy Affairs Gholamreza Ansari said that a new channel has been created for the export of Iranian goods to Central Asia through Afghanistan.


Iran-Brazil Parliamentary Friendship Group Formed

The Iranian ambassador to Brazil announced the resumption of the official activities of the friendship group between the two countries in the Brazilian parliament.


Tehran Times


Raisi: U.S., Europe backing drug traffickers

Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi has said the U.S. and European countries are supporting drug traffickers.


850,000 Iranians lose jobs amid coronavirus

Some 850,000 people have lost their jobs since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Iran until August 1, Masoud Babaei, an official with the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare, said on Monday.


Majidi storms presser at Venice with criticism of sanctions on Iran

Director Majid Majidi lodged stern criticisms of the U.S. sanctions on Iran during a press conference for his latest drama “Sun Children” on child labor in Iran at the 77th Venice Film Festival on Sunday.


Lavrov lands in Syria for talks with Assad

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Damascus on Monday for talks with President Bashar al-Assad and Syria’s foreign minister, the RIA news agency reported.


Nearly 300 Rohingya refugees land in Indonesia’s Aceh after 6 months at sea

Almost 300 Rohingya refugees believed to have been at sea for six months landed in Indonesia’s Aceh province in the early hours of Monday, Indonesian authorities have confirmed.


History has shown Iranians do not give in to bullying: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that history has shown that the Iranians do not give in to bullying of a power.
Rouhani made the remarks during a meeting with Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis.


Iran’s response to any move by Mossad in region will include UAE, says aide to parliament speaker

In a clear warning to the United Arab Emirates, Hussein Amir-Abdollahian, the special aide to the speaker of the Iranian
Parliament on international affairs, said Iran’s response to any provocative move by the Israeli intelligence services
would include the UAE.


UK considers extending Iran arms embargo as ‘tool’

UK’s Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace said that the arms embargo against Iran can be used as a tool to contain the country in the region.


Iran, Brazil to cement parliamentary cooperation

Iranian envoy to Brasilia Hossein Gharibi congratulated the 100th anniversary of Brazil’s independence, and said that Tehran-Brasilia parliamentary friendship group resumed activities at the country’s National Congress.