Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 12-9-2020

Iran News Daily


Tehran Urges London To Settle Debt Over Undelivered Tanks

The Iranian Defense Ministry urges the United Kingdom to take “practical and expeditious” steps to settle a staggering 40-year-plus debt to Tehran over tanks that London had been supposed to deliver to the country.


New Development Projects Inaugurated in Iran FTZs

President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday opened 58 development projects in northwest, south, center and east of the country.


Iran Test Fires Advanced Missiles in Combat Drills

Iran test fires advanced missiles with different ranges during its annual military drill, designated Zolfaghar 99. The coast-to-sea, coast-to-air and sea-to-sea missiles, dubbed Shalamcheh, Nasr, Ghader and Dehlavieh were fired from the coastline, naval warships, helicopters and mobile launchers hitting mock enemy positions and target drones with high precision.



Iran’s Trade With India, Japan, Faces Significant Drop

New data released by Iran’s major trading partners show a significant drop in Iranian imports, as well as the nations’ exports to Iran.The Indian Ministry of Finance shared data Wednesday showing a 23-fold drop in India’s imports from Iran in the first seven months of 2020.


Yemen Launches Drone, Missile Attacks Against Saudi Capital

Yemeni armed forces have launched missile and drones strikes against a strategic target in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, as they step up their campaign of retaliation against the aggressor kingdom.


Armenia and Iran Discuss Bilateral Agenda

At the initiative of the Armenian side, a phone conversation was held between the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Iran Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Mohammad Javad Zarif.


Iran Scolds Arab Quartet Committee’s ‘Groundless’ Allegations

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Saeed Khatibzadeh has dismissed as hackneyed and groundless the allegations raised in a statement by the self-proclaimed Arab Quartet Committee.


MP Criticizes French Magazine’s Sacrilege of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)

Chairman of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament Mojtaba Zolnouri slammed insulting Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and other prophets, saying such a measure on the pretext of freedom of speech hurt Muslims’ feelings.


Implementation of Resistance Economy Policies Thwarts U.S. Plans

The First Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Eshaq Jahangiri said that if it were not for the policies of the resistance economy, the Americans would achieve their goals in confronting Iran.


Tehran, Baghdad to Form Joint Committee for Arba’een Ritual

The Iranian and Iraqi health ministers stressed the need to establish a joint committee to hold the glorious mourning ceremony in Arbaʽeen.


Tehran Times


Projects worth over $3.5b inaugurated in free zones

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated 58 development projects with a total investment of about 150 trillion rials (over $3.5 billion) in the country’s free trade zones and special economic zones through video conference on Thursday, IRNA reported.


Iran advises Arab League to counter main source of threat in the region

Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Thursday that the Arab League should focus on countering the main source of threat in the region instead of issuing “heinous” and “hollow” statements.


Iran launches intl. poetry award on Imam Hussein (AS)

The Iran Cultural Center in Pretoria and the Islamic Center of Johannesburg have jointly launched an international poetry award to honor two poems composed in Persian and English on Imam Hussein and his uprising.


E3 rejects U.S. attempt to trigger snapback sanctions against Iran

The European troika (the United Kingdom, Germany and France) has rejected the United States’ attempt to trigger snapback
mechanism and restore all the UN sanctions against Iran.


Tehraners protest French magazine for resurfaced insult toward Muslims

People of all walks of life gathered in Tehran’s Imam Hussein Square on Thursday to protest the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s reprinting of insulting cartoons of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as well as desecration of the Quran in Sweden.


Run-off parliamentary elections held in eight provinces

Voters in eight provinces cast ballot for the second round of parliamentary elections.


Iran calls Microsoft’s claims about cyberattacks ‘farcical’

Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has rejected claims by Microsoft about Iran’s cyberattacks around the United States’ presidential elections, calling them “farcical”.


Iran slams Canadian suits over downed Ukrainian plane as politically-motivated

Tehran has reacted to reports of Canadian lawsuits delivered to Iran over the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian
passenger plane by the Iranian military in January.