Highlights of Ettela’at newspaper on August 15

Ettelaat Highlights-post

A special look at the headlines Ettela’at newspaper covered on August 15.

 “The culture of self-sacrifice forced the enemy to put the idea of aggression [against Iran] out of its mind,” Major General Ghasem Soleimani told a gathering on Sacred Defense, Martyrs and War Veterans in Kerman. The commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps further said that a society in which the culture of self-sacrifice prevails is always victorious and can hold its head up high.

 A speech by Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has brought Kerman’s Economic and Cultural Festival to an end.

 Switzerland has lifted its sanctions against Iran. The Swiss government has said that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action opens a new chapter in political and economic ties with Iran.

 A truck bomb attack by IS terrorists in Baghdad’s Sadr City has left 76 people dead and 200 others injured. It came as a second stage of an operation to wrest control of Ramadi from IS militants got underway.

 India has asked Iran to cooperate with it in promoting peace. The appeal came at a meeting between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In another development, India is to pay its $1.4 billion oil debt to Iran. Ettela’at: Forty-five Iranian oil and gas projects will be unveiled in London later this year. A senior Oil Ministry official has said that Iran seeks to raise its crude output to 5.7 million barrels in the post-sanctions era.

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